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  • Police looking for beer thief dressed as Batman and Captain America

    08/25/2016 9:07:17 AM PDT · by Morgana · 21 replies
    wivb.com ^ | August 24, 2016 | Evan Anstey, News 4 Digital Producer
    SALAMANCA, N.Y. (WIVB) — A man dressed up as a superhero, or a combination of them, instead played the villain on Tuesday, Salamanca Police say. Police are looking for a man who they say dressed up in a Batman suit and Captain America mask before stealing beer from a Center St. store. The man, described as white and his twenties, allegedly took two 18-packs of Budweiser beer, left the store and headed north to the Center Street Bridge. **video on link**
  • Spotted: Batmobile on Istanbul's Bosphorus Bridge

    05/06/2016 11:28:13 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 17 replies
    Emirates 24/7 ^ | Friday, May 06, 2016
    Cross-continental journey first-ever and longest-ever real world ride for the Batmobile The world-famous, iconic Batmobile was recently spotted in Istanbul, travelling cross-continental for the first time via the newest Bosphorus Bridge. The feat was backed by Turkish Airlines, which brought the Batmobile to its base country to celebrate the release of Warner Bros. PicturesÂ’ highly anticipated action adventure movie, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. The Batmobile travelled from Europe to Asia by crossing the Bosphorus Strait via the new Yavuz Sultan Selim Bridge which officially opens to the public this summer. This marked the longest-ever ride for the...
  • US orders diplomatic, military families out of south Turkey

    03/29/2016 8:35:08 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 28 replies
    AP ^ | Mar 29, 11:23 AM EDT | By MATTHEW LEE and LOLITA C. BALDOR
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- The State Department and Pentagon ordered the families of U.S. diplomats and military personnel Tuesday to leave posts in southern Turkey due to security fears. The two agencies said dependents of American staffers at the U.S. consulate in Adana, the Incirlik air base and two other locations must leave. The so-called "ordered departure" notice means the relocation costs will be covered by the government. In a statement, the military's European Command said the step "allows for the deliberate, safe return of family members from these areas due to continued security concerns in the region."
  • Batman V Superman’ $170M Opening Is All-Time High For Warner Bros. & Pre-Summer

    03/26/2016 1:46:25 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | March 26, 2016 8:27am | by Anthony D'Alessandro
    After a spell of big-budget disasters last year from Jupiter Ascending to Pan, cash is finally raining on the Warner Bros. lot in Burbank, CA as Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice is set to post the biggest pre-summer opening day ($82M, beating Furious 7‘s $67.4M) and weekend ($170M, outstripping The Hunger Games’ $152.5M). Heck, BvS is poised to be Warner Bros. best opening of all-time, beating Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2 ($169.2M), and even The Dark Knight Rises ($160.9M) and The Dark Knight ($158.4M). In 4,242 theaters, BvS is the widest pre-May release and new record-holder...
  • ‘Batman v Superman’ Review: Even Wonder Woman Can’t Save This Unholy Mess

    03/23/2016 7:51:47 AM PDT · by C19fan · 76 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | March 23, 2016 | Jen Yamato
    Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, the superhero face-off Warner Bros. hopes will help it give Disney a run for its spandexed riches, plays off a bazillion-dollar idea: Pit the most iconic DC Comics hero of all time against the other most iconic DC Comics hero of all time, thereby resetting the superhero game through the ultimate clash of titans. Instead, Zack Snyder’s would be game-changer sets the big business of spandexed spectacle back a step, because—shocker!—watching Batman and Superman rage at each other like little boys makes for a pretty tedious two and a half hours. When you walk...
  • The Trouble With Superman

    03/20/2016 3:48:47 PM PDT · by Bratch · 69 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | February 7, 2016 | ASHER ELBEIN
    Superman should be invincible. Since his car-smashing debut in 1938, he’s starred in at least one regular monthly comic, three blockbuster films, and four television shows. His crest is recognized across the globe, his supporting cast is legendary, and anybody even vaguely familiar with comics can recount the broad strokes of his origin. [...] And yet, for a character who gains his power from the light of the sun, Superman is curiously eclipsed by other heroes. According to numbers provided by Diamond Distributors, the long-running Superman comic sold only 55,000 copies a month in 2015, down from around 70,000 in 2010—a mediocre...
  • President Obama Cited Batman: The Dark Knight In White House Strategy Meetings

    03/16/2016 10:09:36 AM PDT · by Bratch · 17 replies
    ComicBook.com ^ | March 15, 2016 | Matthew Mueller
    It doesn't matter how high up the ranks you've travelled, or how much you've achieved, you can always learn something from Batman. In a recent interview with President Barack Obama (via The Atlantic), it is revealed that during White House strategy meetings with his advisors, President Obama would recall a scene in Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight, in regards to Isis, and how that faction has grown. “There’s a scene in the beginning in which the gang leaders of Gotham are meeting,” the president would say. “These are men who had the city divided up. They were thugs, but there was a kind of...
  • Heartbreaking battle; Superheroes attend young boys funeral

    01/16/2016 9:00:53 AM PST · by Morgana · 2 replies
    wowktv.com ^ | January 16, 2016 | Hillary Hall, Reporter
    After more than a year battling an aggressive type of brain cancer, 6-year-old Nate Sansom passed away at his home in Chapmanville, WV on Monday January 11th. "Nate was a strong kid, he always had a smile on his face even throughout this whole journey. He never let it get him down," said Aaron Fry, Nate's uncle. The Heroes4Higher crew out of Huntington, WV spent quite a bit of time with Nate throughout his journey and were saddened but honored to be apart of his funeral services. They carried the boys custom made casket created by Trey Ganem Designs out...
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice - Official Trailer 2 [HD]

    12/03/2015 6:37:26 AM PST · by C19fan · 16 replies
    YouTubr ^ | December 2, 2015 | Staff
    Published on Dec 2, 2015 Zack Snyder's BATMAN V SUPERMAN: DAWN OF JUSTICE is in theaters March 25, 2016.
  • Thug Beats Patriot With Baseball Bat, But Then Trump Pulls Up In His Limo…

    10/11/2015 7:27:43 AM PDT · by WhiskeyX · 32 replies
    The Minority Report ^ | Oct 9, 2015 | Andrew Spalding
    Twenty-four years ago, Donald Trump came upon a man being beaten by a thug. Being the brave man that he is, Trump knew he had to step in to save the day… He owns a plane and a helicopter, is the head of a multi-billion dollar empire, plans to take on illegal immigration all on his own, has taken on 16 other politicians and risen to the top of the GOP polls, and even has his own alter-ego of sorts — The Donald. At times, it seems like Donald Trump is a superhero.
  • Scott Snyder Makes The Case Against Bruce Wayne, Philanthropist, In Batman #44

    09/09/2015 4:30:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 15 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | September 9, 2015 | Rich Johnston
    It would not be the first time that it has been pointed out that, with all his billions, if he really wanted t make a difference on the streets of Gotham, Bruce Wayne would pack in all the Batman lark, invest in the city, its social services, its infrastructure and rid Gotham of its systemic issues. In today’s Batman #44, Scott Snyder and Jock paint a different picture. We begin with a dead teenager. But how did he get there? And I don’t just mean in the middle of an empty field outside Gotham… First, there is the corruption. And the interest...
  • Batman’ Actress Yvonne Craig Passes Away–Cancer Claims Original ‘Batgirl’ As Its Latest Victim

    08/19/2015 2:28:15 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    Inquisitir ^ | August 19, 2015
    Yvonne Craig, the actress most well known for bringing to life the role of Batgirl in the 1960s Batman series, has passed away due to complications from cancer. Craig was 78-years-old.
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down in Maryland

    08/18/2015 12:12:42 AM PDT · by VeniVidiVici · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | 8/17.2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Batmobile pulled into a gas station Sunday night and, as usual, the children who spotted it gawked. Lenny B. Robinson was used to that. The Maryland man, better known as the Route 29 Batman, had for years dressed as the Caped Crusader and driven his custom-made car to deliver moments of happiness and distraction to hundreds of sick children at area hospitals. His costume stored in the Batmobile but his alter ego never entirely switched off, Robinson gave the kids at the gas station some superhero paraphernalia before driving off. Minutes later, Robinson pulled over with engine trouble on...
  • Bat Trump Is The Hero America Needs

    08/17/2015 1:34:35 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 16 replies
    The 2016 presidential election is coming up fast, and we need a hero we can count on. Enter: Bat Trump. America is his Gotham City, and he’ll do whatever it takes to make it great again.
  • Route 29 Batman is killed after his Batmobile breaks down along a Md. highway

    08/17/2015 8:05:56 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 26 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | August 17, 2015 | Michael S. Rosenwald and John Woodrow Cox
    The Route 29 Batman, whose roadside encounter with Montgomery County police three years ago made him a viral sensation around the world, has died. Lenny B. Robinson, the 51-year-old Maryland man who drove a black Lamborghini and dressed as Batman to visit sick children in hospitals, was struck by a car on Interstate 70 Sunday night near Hagerstown, Md., after his Batmobile broke down. He was coming home from a car show in West Virginia. Robinson had just stopped at a gas station, where he met a family whose children were interested in his custom-made car, state police in Hagerstown...
  • Donald Trump: ‘I Am Batman’ - The Movie (well, the 6 second video)

    08/17/2015 7:34:04 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies
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  • Donald Trump: ‘I Am Batman’

    08/17/2015 6:25:47 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 56 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 08/17/2015 | Alex Griswold
    Donald Trump revealed Sunday what so many have suspected: that he is the masked vigilante Batman who terrorizes the criminals of Gotham by night. Trump made the revelation during a helicopter ride at the Iowa State Fair. “Mr. Trump?” a little boy asked. “Yes?” Trump said. “Are you Batman?” he asked. “I am Batman,” Trump responded.
  • IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN [Full text of Trump's Immigration plan]

    08/16/2015 3:45:58 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 132 replies
    IMMIGRATION REFORM THAT WILL MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN The three core principles of Donald J. Trump’s immigration plan When politicians talk about “immigration reform” they mean: amnesty, cheap labor and open borders. The Schumer-Rubio immigration bill was nothing more than a giveaway to the corporate patrons who run both parties. Real immigration reform puts the needs of working people first – not wealthy globetrotting donors. We are the only country in the world whose immigration system puts the needs of other nations ahead of our own. That must change. Here are the three core principles of real immigration reform: 1....
  • 'I am Batman,' Trump tells boy on helicopter ride

    08/16/2015 3:48:55 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 141 replies
    cnn ^ | August 16 2015 | CNN
    Des Moines, Iowa (CNN)A helicopter landed here just after noon on Saturday, causing a short but violent windstorm. Large trees shivered; small ones bent nearly sideways. Dust swirled up from the parking lot, stinging the eyes of the onlookers. The pilot cut the engines. A man got out of the helicopter. He wore white shoes and white khakis with sharp creases and a red baseball cap that said MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN. He strolled across the searing asphalt and stood at the edge of a field, where nearly 100 people waited to find out what he would do or say...
  • Michael Keaton Says He'd Play Batman Again — Under One Condition

    10/11/2014 2:22:02 PM PDT · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 54 replies
    YAHOO NEWS ^ | 11 OCTOBER 2014 | Gwynne Watkins
    In his new film Birdman, Michael Keaton plays an aging actor living in the shadow of a past superhero role. It would be easy to see this as Keaton’s swan song to Batman, a character he re-invented for the big screen in Tim Burton’s Batman and Batman Returns. But Keaton says that’s not the case. In fact, he’d be willing to play Batman again – under one condition. “If it was Tim Burton directing? In a heartbeat,” Keaton tells Entertainment Weekly in a new cover story.
  • Thomas Friedman Would Rather Understand ISIS through Batman than the Koran

    10/09/2014 9:43:11 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    FrontPage Mag ^ | 10/09/2014 | Daniel Greenfield
    Holy Mustache, Batman! How can you tell when Thomas Friedman has given up and stopped bothering? Is there even a way to tell when a man who tried to turn global flattening into a thing has just given up?Friedman just wrote an article half of which consists of Batman quotes. The rest is his usual mix of random drivel, references to Fukuyama and staged wisdom. ItÂ’s why Orit Perlov, an Israeli expert on Arab social networks, keeps telling me that since I canÂ’t visit the Islamic State, which is known as ISIS, and interview its leaders, the next best...
  • Superhero fans slam 'sexist' Batman, Superman shirts

    10/02/2014 4:58:51 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | October 2, 2014 | Victoria Taylor
    Holy sexism, Batman! A series of superhero T-shirts are being blasted for sending female fans the wrong message. One of them, a grey top being sold in Walmart’s junior’s section, says “Training to be Batman’s wife” in bold, pink letters.
  • The new Batmobile from 'Batman v. Superman' has been fully revealed

    09/10/2014 11:19:05 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    The Verge ^ | September 10, 2014 | Jacob Kastrenakes
    Zack Snyder gave us a gritty, black-and-white glimpse of the new Batmobile back in May, and now, thanks to some people on Instagram who happen to be near the shoot, we're now starting to get a good look at the entire vehicle. The new photos show Batman v. Superman's Batmobile parked against the side of the road — where it's clearly a lot bigger than the average car.
  • BATMAN REANIMATED – BATMAN: MASK OF THE PHANTASM

    08/08/2014 11:58:15 PM PDT · by Bratch · 4 replies
    Nerdist ^ | August 8, 2014 | Kyle Anderson
    Season One of Batman: The Animated Series had come off better than anyone at Warner Bros. Animation could have hoped. After 60 episodes had aired between September of 1992 and May of 1993, there was a brief respite before the series would return in September of 1993. Season Two, in sharp contrast, would only be ten episodes in length and would be split five in September and five in May of 1994. That left a huge gap between new animated Dark Knight adventures. On the small screen, that is; in December of 1993, a feature film adaptation of TAS was released theatrically and would...
  • Wonder Woman Gal Gadot Slams Hamas 'Cowards' Who Hide Behind Women And Children

    07/28/2014 6:54:10 AM PDT · by Bratch · 30 replies
    Breitbart California ^ | July 27, 2014 | Christian Toto
    Gal Gadot, soon to play the iconic heroine Wonder Woman in the upcoming Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, is showing heroism on behalf of her fellow Israelis. The brunette stunner sent out an unapologetic prayer for Israel over the weekend via Facebook. Her social media message didn't end there. She then savaged Hamas for what she called horrific and cowardly behavior.
  • Liberal Analyst: Obama is Batman

    07/04/2014 1:33:05 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 7/4/14 | Aurelius
    Clay Bennett, is well known for being one of the worst of his kind: a cartoonishly bad political analyst and a bad political cartoonist. The only reason you may not have heard of him is because he’s not quite bad enough to be on MSNBC yet. On Monday, he made another resounding statement to his ineptness in understanding the American political system. On June 30, Mr. Bennett decided to unveil how he envisions President Obama: as a billionaire, crime-fighting playboy. That's right, I kid you not, Mr. Bennett thinks the President is the equivalent of Batman, the caped crusader, and...
  • Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa 'will play Aquaman in Batman V Superman

    06/16/2014 9:57:55 AM PDT · by C19fan · 33 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | June 16, 2014 | Hiedi Parker
    After months of speculation it looks as if Batman V Superman: Dawn Of Justice has found its Aquaman. On Monday HitFix reported former Game Of Thrones star Jason Momoa will be slipping on a green and orange bodysuit to play the aquatic superhero that, when not battling villains, goes by Arthur Curry. '[Director] Zack Snyder has already finalized his design for the character so shooting can take place soon,' the site claimed.
  • Lorenzo Semple Jr., Creator of TV's 'Batman,' Dies at 91

    03/29/2014 8:48:58 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 21 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 28, 2014 | Mike Barnes
    Lorenzo Semple Jr., the creator of the campily classic Batman TV series who went on to craft such big-screen paranoid thrillers as The Parallax View and Three Days of the Condor -- though he would be replaced on both films -- has died. He turned 91 on Thursday... Semple’s résumé also includes the Steve McQueen-Dustin Hoffman escape tale Papillon (1973); Paul Newman’s Harper sequel The Drowning Pool (1975); Dino De Laurentiis’ King Kong (1976) starring Jessica Lange; and the rogue James Bond movie Never Say Never Again (1983)...
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "The Scarlet Pimpernel" (1934)

    02/09/2014 11:20:06 AM PST · by ReformationFan · 43 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1934 | Harold Young
  • Batman TV Show Is Coming to DVD

    01/16/2014 11:27:13 AM PST · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    TVGuide ^ | January 16, 2014
    The original Batman TV series from the 1960s, starring Adam West as the Caped Crusader, is finally going to be available to own. ... The series, which ran from 1966 to 1968 on ABC, featured guest stars including Milton Berle, Vincent Price, Liberace and Zsa Zsa Gabor, as well as Lee Meriwether and Eartha Kitt as Catwoman.
  • Singaporean Man Batman bin Suparman Jailed for Stealing Brother's Bank Card, Authorities Say

    11/11/2013 2:19:07 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 18 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | MONDAY, NOVEMBER 11, 2013
    The man with the unusual superhero-like name has his own fan club on Facebook — and a penchant for getting in trouble.A Singaporean man with an unusual superhero-like name turned out to be a villain who consumed drugs and stole from his brother. Batman bin Suparman, which means Batman son of Suparman in the Malay language, was jailed on Monday for two years and nine months for various offenses, including stealing his brother's automated teller machine card to make withdrawals, media reported.
  • Video of the Day: ATL Bat Dad on the Today Show

    09/25/2013 8:24:07 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 8 replies
    AtlantaMagazine.com ^ | 25SEP2013 | Rebecca Burns
    Holy viral phenom! Has Roswell's caped crusader jumped the shark? In less than a month, Roswell dad-of-four Blake Wilson earned cult status thanks to Vine videos in which he wears a Bat Man mask while handing down parental edicts ("tables are for glasses, not asses") and making safety PSAs. Now that Wilson's gone from BuzzFeed listicle to fawning HuffPo feature to a guest on the Today show, one has to wonder: will this Honda Odyssey-driving suburban patriarch be the latest Atlantan to snag a reality series, or is this the end of a meteoric fifteen minutes?
  • BatDad Compilation

    09/24/2013 9:04:38 PM PDT · by Jack Hydrazine · 14 replies
    GoogTube ^ | 19SEP2013 | BatDad Vine
    When I'm not fighting crime I drive a Honda Odyssey. It gets better gas mileage.
  • DC Comics asks for naked Harley Quinn suicide drawings for talent contest

    09/07/2013 11:41:56 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 9 replies
    zap2it ^ | September 7, 2013
    In a rather appalling move, DC Comics is holding a talent search for artists that requires the entrants to draw DC character Harley Quinn in various suicidal tableaus, one of which is also naked. Here are the panel submission requirements: PANEL 1 Harley is on top of a building, holding a large DETACHED cellphone tower in her hands as lightning is striking just about everywhere except her tower. She is looking at us like she cannot believe what she is doing. Beside herself. Not happy. PANEL 2 Harley is sitting in an alligator pond, on a little island with a...
  • Ben Affleck As Batman? Thousands Sign Removal Petition

    08/23/2013 8:15:58 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 43 replies
    cbs detroit ^ | August 23, 2013 10:29 AM
    He’s tall, dark and — well, he’s definitely tall and has dark hair and once played the real-life role of Jennifer Lopez’s man candy. But is Ben Affleck man enough to play “Batman?” Controversy erupted across social media networks when Warner Bros. announced Thursday the 41-year-old Affleck will star in the newest version of the Dark Knight, a movie that promises to bring Batman and Superman together.
  • Ben Affleck Cast as Batman in Man of Steel Sequel!

    08/22/2013 6:37:19 PM PDT · by Nachum · 90 replies
    SuperHero Hype ^ | 8/22/13 | Silas Lesnick
    It's official! Ben Affleck has been cast as Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zack Snyder's still untitled Batman/Superman sequel to this past summer's Man of Steel. The announcement was made today by Greg Silverman, President, Creative Development and Worldwide Production, and Sue Kroll, President, Worldwide Marketing and International Distribution, Warner Bros. Pictures. The studio has slated the film to open worldwide on July 17, 2015. Last month’s surprise announcement of the new movie featuring both Superman and Batman created a wave of excitement and immediately fueled discussion and debate—among fans as well as in the media—about who would put on the cape...
  • BATMAN & ROBIN as Gay Couple, Secret Sex Lives of Superheroes in New Novel

    08/06/2013 6:14:16 PM PDT · by Bratch · 36 replies
    Newsarama ^ | August 5, 2013 | Vaneta Rogers
    Any male character that runs around in spandex with his "Boy Wonder" is going to be the target of a few speculative comments related to his sexuality. But a new novel has taken the speculation a step further, "outing" Batman and Robin as a gay couple. Released in English this July in the U.K., Erotic Lives of the Superheroes has been getting attention from British tabloids because in the novel, Batman is outed as a gay man. The story shows that Batman and Robin are an aging, bickering gay couple whose sex life has gone flat, and the dullness spurs...
  • It’s Official: Warner Bros. Announce Batman-Superman Movie

    07/20/2013 3:31:30 PM PDT · by Bratch · 60 replies
    Bleeding Cool ^ | July 20, 2013 | Brendon Connelly
    <p>Warner Bros. ended their panel with a big surprise, or two. After Tom Cruise and company had shuffled away, out came Zack Snyder to take the chairman’s lectern.</p>
  • Batman vs. The Penguin (with Patton Oswalt)

    04/21/2013 7:01:45 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    CollegeHumor ^ | April 15, 2013 | CH Staff
    Guns don't kill people. Batman does.
  • 'Batman' Villain Malachi Throne Dies at 84

    03/16/2013 7:36:00 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 15 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | March 15, 2013 | Mike Barnes
    Malachi Throne, the veteran TV actor who played Robert Wagner's boss on It Takes a Thief and the enigmatic evildoer False-Face on Batman, died Wednesday in Los Angeles of lung cancer. He was 84.
  • ‘Batman’ delivers wanted man to Bradford police station

    03/04/2013 2:34:18 PM PST · by GrandJediMasterYoda · 2 replies
    thetimes.co.uk ^ | 3/4/12 | Russell Jenkins
    ‘Batman’ delivers wanted man to Bradford police station by Russell Jenkins Last updated at 1:34PM, March 4 2013 Bradford appears to have its own caped crusader after a man dressed as Batman handed over a wanted man to police officers. The mystery man walked into Trafalgar House police station in the West Yorkshire city with the suspect in tow in the early hours of Monday, February 25.
  • Batmobile sells for $4.6 million

    01/20/2013 6:08:51 AM PST · by big truck · 20 replies
    Barrett-Jackson ^ | 01.20.13 | Big Truck
    Another piece of my childhood sold to the highest bidder. Sigh...
  • TV’s Original Batmobile To Be Auctioned Off

    12/03/2012 7:26:09 AM PST · by bgill · 47 replies
    The Deadline Team ^ | Dec. 1, 2012 | The Deadline Team
    The car used in the 1966-68 Batman TV series will be auctioned off in January. Customizer George Barris bought the 1955 Lincoln Futura Concept car for $1 from the Ford Motor Co. Barris was given $15,000 and 15 days to gadgetize the handmade two-seater.
  • Did Obama Blame the Movie for the Colorado Shooting?

    10/11/2012 4:29:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 11, 2012 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Ladies and gentlemen, just a brief question here. Do you remember when the latest Batman movie came out? What was it, The Dark Knight Rises? In Colorado, a guy shows up and shoots up the theater, and there were people that died in that massacre, right? Did Obama and the media blame the film? Did they blame the filmmaker? I mean, if there was a connection to the film, you could make a great case that this wacko was affected by the movie. I wonder what woulda happened if Obama woulda said in the aftermath of that...
  • Batman: Mask of the Phantasm – The Best Dark Knight Movie No One Saw

    10/04/2012 12:56:48 AM PDT · by Bratch · 12 replies
    WhatCulture! ^ | October 4, 2012 | Brendan Agnew
    The Dark Knight was not the first great Batman movie.Neither was Batman Begins – in fact, years before Warner Bros. brought Christopher Nolan in to revive their marquee franchise, another group of talented film-makers delivered what is still, to many, the definitive on-screen version of the character.And if you’re a fan of the character and haven’t seen Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, you should be ashamed of yourself.Right now seems an ideal time to bring this topic up, as Batman: The Animated Series just celebrated its 20th anniversary (completely unmarked – for SHAME Warner Bros.) on the 5th of this...
  • ‘Batman: The Dark Knight Returns, Part 1&#8242; Review

    09/22/2012 9:33:11 AM PDT · by Bratch · 13 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | September 22, 2012 | Kofi Outlaw
    The Batman that many people know (and love) today was spawned not in the 1930s, when the Caped Crusader first appeared in comic books – but rather in the 1980s, under the revisionary design of writer/artist Frank Miller, creator of Sin City and 300. Miller’s seminal Batman story arcs - Batman: Year One and The Dark Knight Returns – have directly influenced every iteration of the superhero thereafter, including Chris Nolan’s Batman Begins and The Dark Knight Rises (respectively). In short, it was Miller who put the “dark” into The Dark Knight.DC Universe has already paid homage to Miller’s work with a Batman: Year One animated film, but with The Dark Knight Returns,...
  • James holms, research, the problem with going native.

    08/02/2012 9:00:32 AM PDT · by Rage cat · 18 replies
    There is no inherent thing in a person that prevents them from carrying out acts of killing, or mass destruction. The thing that restrains a person is their upbringing. The morality and ethics that they are taught when they are growing up. That fact becomes all the more important when they enter a field of study where they are dealing with the very perception of reality that those morals are based on. There has been a long standing problem in research. That is the tendency for the researcher to go native. A researcher has to study the interaction from an...
  • Does ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Contradict ‘The Dark Knight’?

    08/01/2012 12:02:35 PM PDT · by Bratch · 29 replies
    Screen Rant ^ | July 26,2012 | Kofi Outlaw
    While writing my review of The Dark Knight Rises, I found myself doing a lot of self-reflection in regards to why I felt less enthused by Christopher Nolan’s Batman trilogy finale than I did about the previous installment, The Dark Knight. The performances in The Dark Knight Rises were excellent; it was a more visually sophisticated film, and the action set pieces were bigger and more frequent than ever before. The epic conclusion to the film left a lump in many throats, and by all accounts the movie should’ve been the most rousing and exciting chapter in the trilogy (no...
  • Andrew Klavan: Batman Battles The Politics Of Resentment

    07/30/2012 11:44:31 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | Andrew Klavan
    Murder is the opposite of art: destructive, impoverishing, nihilistic. To discuss the act of a killer as if it had some relevance to a work of culture is to usher the age-old enemy of mankind into one of his citadels. So I will pass over the massacre in an Aurora, Colo., theater in a silence respectful toward its victims. But the film that was playing in that theater—"The Dark Knight Rises"—deserves to be loudly celebrated as a masterful and stunningly honest work of Western popular culture.
  • Unbearable cost of the dark night rises

    07/30/2012 11:26:55 AM PDT · by John David Powell · 14 replies
    Digital Journal ^ | July 29, 2012 | John David Powell
    Their faces still haunt us from our paper and cyber pages, even as the days turn into weeks since that awful night at the movies. Most of us probably do not know their names; we probably could not pick them out of a list. Even those of us who have written about them may only remember a name or two. And we only know who they were – no, who they are – from the stories told by relatives and friends. For some reason, and it may just be me, but for some reason I can tell almost by looking...