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  • Would Super Villains Do a Better Job Running the Country Than Obama?

    09/26/2012 6:09:50 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 43 replies
    The Freehold ^ | September 26, 2012 | Jonathan David Baird
    By any honest measurement Barack Hussein Obama has been a dismal failure as a President. Few if any Presidents have been given as much power in their first term as Obama and done so little. In fact for two years he had an unassailable super majority in congress and still his administration has been unable to do something as simple as craft a budget much less control runaway unemployment, a crippling deficit, and the terrorist overthrow of the middle east. While contemplating how anyone could do much worse than Obama, it came to me: Obama is such a failure that...
  • Aurora Massacre: In Defense of Christopher Nolan and 'The Dark Knight'

    07/28/2012 1:19:19 PM PDT · by Bratch · 27 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 28, 2012 | John Nolte
    In the wake of the awful massacre in Aurora, Colorado, we're reading al lot of criticism directed at Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight," the second feature in the director's trilogy and the one with the memorable "Joker" character that apparently inspired the alleged movie theatre shooter. The problem with much of this criticism, however, is that it portrays the movie as the exact opposite of what it really is. [...] If I had to choose the most inexpressibly moving and inspiring moment of humanity of any film released over the least five years, it would be the sequence in "The...
  • Why Batman's "The Dark Knight Rises" Is An Instant Conservative Classic

    07/27/2012 9:41:43 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/27/2012 | Jerry Boyer
    The third film in the Batman series is a direct polemical assault on the French Revolution and its political heirs, which includes Occupy Wall Street and perhaps Barack Obama. I would say that it is the exact opposite of so many revolutionary-wannabe films from Fight Club to V for Vendetta (which has provided the tell-tale Guy Fawkes masks to the Occupy movement), except that in order to be opposite, they must in some sense be comparable and DKR is far superior to the others artistically, commercially and philosophically. The crazed theater shooter, if he turns out to be as much...
  • Noonan: The Dark Night Rises- Everybody knows the culture is poisonous...

    07/27/2012 9:07:00 AM PDT · by Dysart · 17 replies
    WSJ ^ | 7-27-12 | Peggy Noonan
    BREAK Did "The Dark Knight Rises" cause the Aurora shootings? No, of course not. One movie doesn't have that kind of power, and we don't even know if the shooter had seen it. But a million violent movies have the cumulative power to desensitize and destabilize, to make things worse, and that's what we've been seeing the past quarter century or so, the million movies. Each ups the ante in terms of carnage. About 15 years ago, a TV interviewer noted my concern at the damage I thought was being done by the highly violent, highly sexualized nature of our...
  • 3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents

    07/24/2012 8:13:29 AM PDT · by EBH · 16 replies
    Yahoo/AP ^ | 7/24/2012
    At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film. A Maine man was arrested when he told authorities that he was on his way to shoot a former employer a day after watching "The Dark Knight Rises," Maine state police said Monday. Timothy Courtois of Biddeford, Maine, had been stopped for speeding, and a police search of his car found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns,...
  • 3 arrested in separate 'Dark Knight' incidents

    07/24/2012 4:03:37 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    AP via San Francisco Chronicle ^ | 01:54 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2012
    At least 3 men accused of making threats during or after watching the new Batman movie have been arrested in separate incidents, underscoring moviegoers' anxieties and heightened security in the wake of a deadly mass shooting at a Colorado theater showing the film. … Timothy Courtois of Biddeford, Maine, had been stopped for speeding, and a police search of his car found an AK-47 assault weapon, four handguns, ammunition and news clippings about the mass shooting that left 12 people dead early Friday, authorities said. … Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies were called to a cinema complex in Norwalk after...
  • Murderous profile? What, no right-wing, Bible-thumper?

    07/23/2012 5:22:54 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 5 replies
    The mainstream media met our level of expectation last week by immediately – and wrongly – identifying the shooter in Aurora, Colo., as a member of the Tea Party. Congratulations to ABC for living down to what we have come to expect of the MSM – bash first, ask questions later. But wasn’t the presumed shooter more right than left? Wasn’t he one of those religious fanatics? After all, his parents attend church...
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Takes in $162 Million over weekend (Despite mass shooting at Colorado)

    07/23/2012 4:20:30 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    ABC News ^ | 07/23/2012 | By SHEILA MARIKAR and LAUREN EFFRON
    Despite the mass shooting at a Colorado movie theater during a midnight screening of "The Dark Knight Rises," the film took in about $162 million in North America over the weekend. Warner Bros. announced it would hold off reporting the film's opening grosses until Monday, but the information was leaked to several media outlets Sunday. "Out of respect for the victims and their families," the studio said in a statement to ABC News. "Warner Bros. Pictures will not be reporting box office numbers for 'The Dark Knight Rises' throughout the weekend. Box office numbers will be released on Monday." James...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Massacre suspect James Holmes' gun-range application drew red flag

    07/22/2012 11:35:51 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 107 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 7/22/12 | Jana Winter
    BYERS, Colo. – Less than a month before carrying out the midnight movie massacre that left 12 dead, suspected shooter James Holmes applied for membership at a private gun range, unnerving the club’s owner whose calls to Holmes’ apartment reached a “creepy, weird” Batman-inspired voicemail message. “His answering machine message was incoherent, just bizarre, really bizarre -- slurring words, but he didn’t sound drunk, just strange -- I could make out “James” somewhere in it,” Glenn Rotkovich, of the Lead Valley Range, in Byers, Colo., told
  • Reports: ‘Dark Knight Rises’ Earns $160M

    07/22/2012 1:01:19 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 34 replies
    AP) ^ | July 22, 2012 10:37 AM
    “The Dark Knight Rises” is on track to earn $160 million after a shooting that left 12 dead and 58 wounded at a midnight screening of the Batman sequel in Colorado. Hollywood studios joined “Dark Knight Rises” distributor Warner Bros. in publicly withholding their box-office numbers for the weekend. Box-office tracking service Rentrak also did not report figures this weekend. An opening of $160 million would give the 2-D “Dark Knight Rises” the third-highest opening ever after the 3-D films “The Avengers” with $207.4 million and “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2” with $169.2 million
  • Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after ..

    07/22/2012 9:03:15 AM PDT · by Salgak · 58 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 22 July 2012 | Beth Stebner
    The headline: Buried, burned, and blown up: Bomb disposal crews explode chemicals in undisclosed location after officials found 'mind-boggling' stash of ammunition in killer's lair
  • 'Dark Knight Rises' Review: Nolan Slaps Obama With a Masterpiece

    07/21/2012 6:39:37 PM PDT · by Bratch · 121 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | July 21, 2012 | John Nolte
    From a purely cinematic standpoint, director/co-writer Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" is a genuine masterpiece. Actually, it's a triumph. Surpassing the extraordinary hype and expectations surrounding the conclusion to his epic trilogy seemed impossible, and yet somehow Nolan achieved just that. The fact that I'm even debating whether or not "Rises" surpasses its perfect predecessor speaks volumes. Without giving anything away -- without telling you if it's tragic or happy or bitter or sweet -- let me just say that the final few minutes of "Rises" represent one of the most intensely satisfying movie moments of my life. And...
  • The Dark Knight "Rises" - Pinnacle Point of American Idolatry

    07/20/2012 12:11:19 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 33 replies
    Vanity
    The Dark Knight has been set to RISE for quite some time now...and his cult of personality has been growing to astronomical, record breaking proportions. Well the "Risen" Jesus is coming back "like a thief in the night" yet nobody is staying awake in anticipation but will for a masked actor who sounds like he OD'ed on Prozac and needs his tonsils removed. Our sense of reality is so distorted thanks to these movies and now the ensuing violence is just downright disturbing. A bunch of people in Tennessee are in uproar over a mosque being opened. Yet a white...
  • Our attitude to violence is beyond a joke as new Batman film, The Dark Knight, shows

    07/20/2012 9:01:52 AM PDT · by I still care · 36 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 26 Jul 2008 | Jenny McCartney
    If I were 10 years old, would I be badgering my parents to take me to see the new Batman film, The Dark Knight? You bet I would. It's the latest and biggest release in the superhero genre, which children instantly understand as a direct appeal to their special interests. It's also touched with the alluring suggestion of forbidden fruit: the maniacal, deranged face of The Joker, grippingly played by the late Heath Ledger, leers from posters all over town. If I were the parent who relented and took a 10-year-old child to see The Dark Knight, would I be...
  • Aurora, Colorado Movie Theater Shooting: 12 Dead(James Holmes,24)

    07/20/2012 7:04:57 AM PDT · by barmag25 · 88 replies
    ABC NEWS ^ | 7/20/12 | CLAYTON SANDELL (@Clayton_Sandell) and KEVIN DOLAK
    A lone gunman burst into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., at a midnight showing of the latest Batman film, "The Dark Knight Rises," and opened fire, killing at least 12 people and injuring at least 50, police said. James Holmes, 24, of North Aurora, was apprehended at the scene clad in a bullet-proof vest and riot helmet. Witnesses said Holmes crashed into the movie theater from an emergency exit door at the front of the auditorium, setting off a smoke bomb and then shooting off dozens of rounds from multiple firearms, police told ABC News.
  • Aurora 'Dark Knight' Shooting Suspect Identified: James Holmes

    07/20/2012 7:04:40 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 326 replies
    The young man who is in custody after allegedly gunning down 12 people in a mass shooting spree overnight in Aurora, Colorado has been identified as local resident James Holmes, according to federal authorities.
  • Police: 14 dead in Colorado theater shooting

    07/20/2012 6:58:43 AM PDT · by Robert Drobot · 56 replies
    Associated Press ^ | A.D. 20 July 2012 | THOMAS PEIPERT
    AURORA, Colo. (AP) — A gunman wearing a gas mask opened fire early Friday at a suburban Denver theater at the opening of the Batman movie "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 14 people and injuring at least 50 others, authorities said. The gunman, who is in custody, stood at the front of the theater and fired into the crowd about 12:30 a.m. MDT at a multiplex theater in a mall in Aurora. "Witnesses tell us he released some sort of canister. They heard a hissing sound and some gas emerged and the gunman opened fire," Aurora Police Chief Dan Oates...
  • Tenn. mosque not ready to open for Ramadan’s start (Batman shooter car had TN tags...)

    07/20/2012 6:21:20 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 40 replies
    Morning Sun ^ | 7/19/12 | AP
    Tennessee Muslims who won a court battle to occupy their new mosque learned Thursday they won’t be able to begin worshipping there for the start of Ramadan because it needs about two weeks more of construction work.
  • FNC- Aurora, CO - massive theater attack-multiple deaths,injuries @ BatMan movie

    07/20/2012 3:26:41 AM PDT · by STARWISE · 52 replies
    FNC ^ | 7-20-12
    Fox News front page: BREAKING NEWS: Shooting at Colorado Movie Theater, AP Reports
  • Police respond to shooting at Colorado mall; hospital preparing for several victims possible

    07/20/2012 3:26:11 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 6 replies
    AP via Yahoo News ^ | 7/20/2012 | AP
    AURORA, Colo. - Police say there has been a shooting at a movie theatre near Denver, and a hospital spokeswoman says there may be several victims. Aurora, Colo. police say they are responding to a shooting at a movie theatre at a local mall. Police spokeswoman Cassidee Carlson says "the scene is still very active and we have little information for release at this time."
  • 20 Hurt in Colo. Shooting at Dark Knight Movie

    07/20/2012 3:29:02 AM PDT · by prisoner6 · 119 replies
    NEWSER.com, various ^ | 07/20/2012 | Mary Papenfuss,
    20 Hurt in Colo. Shooting at Dark Knight Movie BOMB SQUAD ON THE SCENE IN AURORA By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff A least 20 people were injured early this morning in a shooting and a possible explosion at a movie theater in Colorado, NBC is reporting. The violence occurred at a Century 16 theater in an Aurora mall following a midnight showing of the new Batman film, The Dark Knight Rises. One suspect is in custody, and a police bomb squad is on the scene. Three local hospitals were alerted to prepare for a "mass casualty" incident involving at least...
  • "The Dark Knight Rises" Teaser Trailer Now Online

    07/18/2011 3:19:07 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7-18-11 | pcottraux
    The first trailer for The Dark Knight Rises is now online. It premiered this weekend before Harry Potter. You can watch it at the link. Looks awesome! Doesn't show much, but it is a teaser...we don't get to see Anne Hathaway as Catwoman but it does show Tom Hardy as Bane. Only one year to go!
  • Netflix’s Deep Integration With Facebook Under Way

    03/17/2011 4:09:42 PM PDT · by Slyscribe · 6 replies
    IBD's Capital Hill ^ | 3/17/2011 | Patrick Seitz
    Here’s an analogy that President “Bracket” Obama can understand: Imposing a no-fly zone at this stage is a little like keeping LeBron James and Dwayne Wade on the bench almost the entire game and then, down 20 points and with a minute left, putting them on the floor. They might change the score — but not the final outcome.
  • 'The Dark Knight Rises,' aka Batman 3, will not include Riddler as villain

    10/27/2010 6:55:43 PM PDT · by max americana · 36 replies
    ny daily news ^ | oct 27, 2010 | By Soraya Roberts
    The riddle is over -- sort of. Christopher Nolan has revealed that his third Batman installment will be titled "The Dark Knight Rises" and that its villain will not be who everyone is expecting. "It won't be the Riddler," the director told Los Angeles Times' Hero Complex. Nolan also confirmed that the film will be in high-definition and use IMAX cameras as opposed to 3D. The fan boy section of the L.A. Times suggested Harvey Dent could return from the dead -- "The Dark Knight’s" title reportedly referred to his fall from grace. "Rises" may suggest Harvey will re-emerge from...
  • "New Moon" snaps "Dark Knight" box-office record with $72.7 million opening day

    11/21/2009 10:19:57 AM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 30 replies · 951+ views
    EW ^ | 20 NOVEMBER 2009 | ADAM VARY
    The Twilight Saga: New Moon grossed $72.7 million on Friday, according to estimates from Summit Entertainment, shattering The Dark Knight’s previous opening-day record of $62.2 million. (The figure includes the $26.3 million New Moon banked from midnight screenings, also a box office record.) The astronomic figure puts Bella, Edward, and Jacob on a clear path to the biggest opening weekend ever, all the more impressive considering New Moon is opening in 342 fewer theaters than The Dark Knight did last year.
  • ‘The Dark Knight’: Year One

    07/17/2009 11:20:12 AM PDT · by Bratch · 14 replies · 603+ views
    Big Hollywood ^ | Jul 17th 2009 | Matt Patterson
    What is the difference between art and entertainment? There is, obviously, some overlap: Not all art entertains (though some does); not all entertainment is art (though some is). At bottom, it seems, the difference is one of intent - the artist seeks to connect us with larger meanings, larger truths about the world, about ourselves. The primary focus of art is therefore to illuminate, with any entertainment had in the process merely a bonus. The goal of the entertainer, on the other hand, is perhaps less sublime, though no less worthy - to distract, to tickle, to stimulate the fancy....
  • Ledger's poignant Oscar deepens sense of loss

    02/22/2009 8:02:11 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 34 replies · 1,350+ views
    The Times of India ^ | February 22, 2009
    HOLLYWOOD: Heath Ledger's posthumous Oscar underscored the tragedy of the actor's death, which in the words of director Christopher Nolan "ripped a hole in the future of cinema." By the time of his death in 2008 at the age of 28 after accidentally taking a lethal combination of prescription drugs, Ledger had already earned comparisons with Marlon Brando following his heart-wrenching Oscar-nominated performance in Ang Lee's gay cowboy romance "Brokeback Mountain." Yet it was as Batman's cackling arch-enemy the Joker in "The Dark Knight," his final film role, that Ledger received an Academy Award, becoming the first actor to win...
  • "The Dark Knight" (J.Bowman-Best Review Yet)

    08/19/2008 9:13:20 AM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 46 replies · 300+ views
    http://www.spectator.org ^ | 8/19/2008 | James Bowman
    Again and again we see Mr. Ledger's Joker pulling off the most fantastically conceived acts of evil which, in real life, would require a virtual army of assistants, many of whom would have to be almost as clever as he is. Yet the movie shows us not even one. We do see the Joker lording it over some fellow criminals on a couple of occasions -- not the best way to gain their cooperation, one might have thought. And, in the bank robbery with which the film opens, he casually murders all his assistants, which is even less likely to...
  • Gushing for Gotham (The Dark Knight Movie review)

    08/11/2008 9:26:32 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 24 replies · 171+ views
    I wasn’t going to comment on Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight, which I saw over the weekend, but the level of cooing and gushing among reviewers has been so extraordinary a note of dissent seems in order. Having been led to expect a work of profound genius and “one of the year’s most haunting cinematic experiences,” I was puzzled to find a serviceable popcorn movie, albeit one with pretensions and a serious lack of focus. There are, of course, some great set pieces, most notably one involving cables, improbable physics and a somersaulting truck. And the scene with Heath Ledger’s...
  • Dark (K)night (a review of Batman)

    08/02/2008 2:38:15 PM PDT · by Lorianne · 21 replies · 242+ views
    http://www.kunstler.com/index.html ^ | August 4, 2008 | James Howard Kunstler
    The most striking thing about the new Batman movie, now smashing the all-time box office records, is its emphasis on sado-masochism as the animating element in American culture these days. It must appeal to the many angry people in our land who want to hurt others, even while they themselves feel deserving of the grossest punishments. In other words, the picture reflects the extreme depravity of the current American sensibility. Seeing it all laid out there must be very validating to the emotionally confused audience, and hence pleasurable, in all its painfulness. The rich symbolism in this spectacle represents the...
  • Christian Bale Talks “Batman 3″ Sequel to The Dark Knight

    07/26/2008 3:34:54 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 44 replies · 185+ views
    Can you imagine if The Dark Knight was the last Batman film for actor Christian Bale? Clearly no person plays more into the monumental equation of a trilogy starring him than director Christopher Nolan. Bale recently spoke with EW about a second sequel to Batman Begins, or as the odd interviewer incorrectly called it, Batman “film number six”(I counted seven, Peter counted eight with the Adam West film)… Interviewer: So do you think there will be a part 3 of Batman? Christian Bale: Um, look, let’s wait and see… Interviewer: Or, I guess it’d be part 6. Christian Bale: No,...
  • Conservatism and the Dark Knight

    07/25/2008 10:00:37 PM PDT · by IwaCornDogs · 34 replies · 338+ views
    RushLimbaugh ^ | 7/24/2008 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here is Brian in Battle Creek, Michigan. Brian, thank you for waiting and welcome to the EIB Network. CALLER: Yeah, thank you. RUSH: Go right ahead, sir. CALLER: Megadittos. RUSH: Thank you very much. CALLER: I've got two here. First, I had to go to your website to find a phone number and now I finally understand when you say the Messi-uh, what you actually are getting at with the uhs that he says. RUSH: Right. The Messi-uh. CALLER: Very clever. The other thing is I was wondering if you had a chance to see the new...
  • Bush Haters Will Not Like Batman

    07/25/2008 6:03:25 PM PDT · by PurpleMountains · 13 replies · 187+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 7/25/08 | Purple Mountains
    At least one reviewer has noticed the symbolism that compares Batman to President Bush in the new Batman movie, "The Dark Knight". As one who has greatly admired the understanding and foresight that President Bush has shown in comprehending the threat to free societies everywhere presented by Islamofascism and its record of murderous terrorism, and also admired the courage he has shown in the face of unbelievable threats, obstruction and vitriolics from the left-wing cowards and ostriches who can't and won't understand this threat, I am greatly encouraged that President Bush's great character and steadfastness is being recognized in a...
  • What Bush and Batman Have in Common

    07/25/2008 10:55:56 AM PDT · by Bratch · 35 replies · 4,713+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 25, 2008 | ANDREW KLAVAN
    A cry for help goes out from a city beleaguered by violence and fear: A beam of light flashed into the night sky, the dark symbol of a bat projected onto the surface of the racing clouds . . . Oh, wait a minute. That's not a bat, actually. In fact, when you trace the outline with your finger, it looks kind of like . . . a "W." There seems to me no question that the Batman film "The Dark Knight," currently breaking every box office record in history, is at some level a paean of praise to the...
  • The Dark Knight has no use for FISA

    07/23/2008 9:06:31 AM PDT · by thinkingIsPresuppositional · 18 replies · 302+ views
    Modern Conservative ^ | July 22, 2008 | Sharon McGovern
    The Dark Knight has no use for FISA By Sharon McGovern This is not a review, though I submit The Dark Knight kicks a** so very hard. Instead, this will be a brief look at themes employed in TDK; a sequel to Batman is a NeoCon. If you haven’t already contributed to the movie’s astonishing opening weekend take, you might want to decide right now if you want to read something that gives away a number of its plot points. The Dark Knight begins with “the bat man” having become a fixture in Gotham. He inspires resentment for the toll...
  • Purdue Professor Wary Of 'Dark Knight's' Impact On Kids

    07/22/2008 11:51:19 AM PDT · by Abathar · 100 replies · 248+ views
    The Indy Channel ^ | July 22, 2008 | Staff
    WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. -- He may be known to many children as a comic book friend, but a Purdue University professor warns the new "Dark Knight" Batman is a much more violent reincarnation of the classic character. Glenn Sparks, a professor of communication, studies the effects of scary movies, particularly on children. "The danger with a film like this is its history in the Batman comic book series and cartoons. People think of this hero as fun and entertaining, so parents may even take very young children to see what they believe is a family film. Instead, they may be...
  • Batman actor Christian Bale arrested over assault allegation

    07/22/2008 6:39:17 AM PDT · by monkapotamus · 81 replies · 178+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 22 Jul 2008 | Chris Irvine
    By Chris Irvine Last Updated: 2:12PM BST 22 Jul 2008 Bale, 34, attended a police station after it was reported his mother and sister had reported him to police. The alleged incident was believed to have taken place on Sunday night at Park Lane's Dorchester Hotel where Bale is staying. His mother Jenny, 61, and sister Sharon, 40, are said to have gone to a police station in Hampshire to make the allegation, which was subsequently referred to the Metropolitan Police. A Met Police spokesman said: "A 34-year-old man attended a London Police Station on Tuesday by appointment and was...
  • My Review of "The Dark Knight"

    07/21/2008 8:49:13 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 60 replies · 411+ views
    7-21-08 | pcottraux
    The Dark Knight Review There has never been a movie quite like “The Dark Knight,” Christopher Nolan’s much-anticipated sequel to his reboot of the Batman franchise, “Batman Begins.” While that first film was certainly a great picture, this movie may forever change the genre. It is nothing like the hoards of generic comic book movies that come out this time of year. And unlike so many typical comic book films, it actually produces something for everybody. Spectacular action sequences? Check. A gripping storyline? Check. Heartbreaking romance? Check. Oscar-worthy acting by an A-list cast? Check. Gorgeous visuals and cinematography? Check. Bottom...
  • Is "The Dark Knight" for kids?

    07/21/2008 4:15:19 PM PDT · by netmilsmom · 73 replies · 122+ views
    Yahoo ^ | Dave Rogers
    It's not a comic book movie. That's the first thing you should know when your kids ask to see "The Dark Knight," this summer's biggest blockbuster. The film is vastly more true to Frank Miller's famous alternative view of The Batman than to the zap-pow camp of Adam West's TV portrayal and sanitized DC comics that filled our childhood. So how do you answer? Should your children see "The Dark Knight?" We turned first to our resident film fanatic and visual designer, Chuck Kim, the first of the Yahoo! Kids team to see the box office smash. "I would not...
  • Dad jailed after leaving toddler in car while seeing 'The Dark Knight'

    07/21/2008 4:27:26 PM PDT · by LibWhacker · 26 replies · 1,335+ views
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 7/21/08 | Ana Breton
    A 23-year-old father was booked into jail under suspicion of second-degree child abuse after leaving his son in his car while he watched the midnight showing of "The Dark Knight." David Farnham of Salt Lake City left his 2-year-old son inside his car in the parking lot of the Century 16 Theaters at 125 E. 3300 South on Saturday night. An onlooker walking by the car at 1:22 a.m. on Sunday saw the baby inside the vehicle crying and sweating profusely, said detective Gary Keller with the South Salt Lake City Police Department. Farnham rolled the windows up in the...
  • The Dark Knight - Overrated?

    07/21/2008 10:11:59 AM PDT · by Cpl. Dwayne Hicks · 93 replies · 720+ views
    07/21/08 | Hicks
    Ok, after all the hype and reviews, I went to see Dark Knight yesterday. I go to the movies to be entertained and, like Ghoshbusters, I'm probably the only person out there who wasn't as entertained as all the hype suggested. The movie was too long and too intense. Too much needless violence. The movie should have ended when Two-Faced was revealed (and the coin flip thing grew old pretty quickly) but instead it went on for another 30 or 40 minutes. Bottom line, the Jason Bourne flicks still out do this one. Share your thoughts if you've seen the...
  • Batman breaks Spider-Man record at box office

    07/21/2008 6:22:11 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 93 replies · 1,084+ views
    Reuters ^ | Sun Jul 20, 2008 11:07pm EDT | By Dean Goodman
    KAPOW! The new Batman movie "The Dark Knight" smashed the weekend record set by "Spider-Man 3" last year, selling an estimated $155.3 million worth of tickets during its first three days of release across the United States and Canada, distributor Warner Bros. Pictures said on Sunday. The hotly anticipated film, co-starring late actor Heath Ledger as the anarchic Joker, surpassed the $151.1 million haul for "Spider-Man 3" during its first weekend in May 2007.
  • The Christology of the Dark Knight

    07/20/2008 11:05:18 AM PDT · by pharmamom · 31 replies · 242+ views
    WhenWeAreQueen ^ | July 20, 2008 | pharmamom
    I think St. Paul would have approved of Batman: The Dark Knight. The story is chock-full of christology and soteriology. That is, Batman represents salvation by faith and grace, succeeding in redeeming Gotham where the law failed. The Queen Consort saw it as good versus evil and therefore representative of all religions, but I disagreed vehemently (in a rare moment of self-control, though, I didn’t escalate the argument). Christianity is alone in having not just a way in which man is saved, nor in having a generic messiah who effects our salvation, but in ascribing our redemption to a particular...
  • 'Dark Knight' Nabs Biggest Debut Ever

    07/20/2008 3:15:21 PM PDT · by Borges · 89 replies · 169+ views
    EW ^ | 7/20/08 | Joshua Rich
    Holy blockbuster, Batman! The Dark Knight grossed a behemoth $155.3 million from Friday through Sunday, according to early estimates, to score the biggest three-day opening in box-office history, while leading the way on a weekend for the record books. The second Batman movie from star Christian Bale and director Christopher Nolan finished at No. 1 (as anticipated, duh!), and, assuming the early estimates hold, it set new standards in just about every category imaginable. It scored the biggest three-day opening weekend of all time (beating Spider-Man 3's $151.1 mil bow). It achieved the best opening day and single day in...
  • Believe the Hype - The Dark Knight is That Good!

    07/18/2008 5:43:47 PM PDT · by Bodhi1 · 47 replies · 236+ views
    All American Blogger ^ | 7-18-08 | Duane Lester
    (Don't worry. There are no spoilers in this review.)I sat down scared that I had hyped this movie too much, that there was no way that it could be as good as I thought it was going to be. I was right. It was better. The movie takes place after Batman has been operating for a while, and Harvey Dent, along with Jim Gordon have been cleaning up the streets. Things are going the law's way for once. Then comes The Joker.
  • Anyone see Dark Knight today?

    07/18/2008 7:39:26 PM PDT · by Globalist Goon · 13 replies · 521+ views
    FR Reviews? The critics seem to like it.
  • The Dark Knight Review

    06/27/2008 7:50:22 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 87 replies · 249+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | 2008 | Rolling Stone
    Heads up: a thunderbolt is about to rip into the blanket of bland we call summer movies. The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's absolute stunner of a follow-up to 2005's Batman Begins, is a potent provocation decked out as a comic-book movie. Feverish action? Check. Dazzling spectacle? Check. Devilish fun? Check. But Nolan is just warming up. There's something raw and elemental at work in this artfully imagined universe. Striking out from his Batman origin story, Nolan cuts through to a deeper dimension. Huh? Wha? How can a conflicted guy in a bat suit and a villain with a cracked,...
  • "The Dark Knight:" Third Trailer!

    05/05/2008 6:53:09 PM PDT · by pcottraux · 38 replies · 64+ views
    (Click "Download Now" if the page seems confusing). http://www.whysoserious.com/happytrails You can also see the new trailer on the official website, which has finally been updated. http://thedarkknight.warnerbros.com/ This trailer is awe-inspiring; even moreso than the last one (which I also thought was spectacular).
  • Don't send in the clowns

    01/16/2008 9:10:53 AM PST · by 7thson · 8 replies · 125+ views
    Yahoo!News ^ | (Reporting by Michael Holden; Editing by Steve Addison)
    LONDON (Reuters) - Bad news for Coco and Blinko -- children don't like clowns and even older kids are scared of them. The news that will no doubt have clowns shedding tears was revealed in a poll of youngsters by researchers from the University of Sheffield who were examining how to improve the decor of hospital children's wards. The study, reported in the Nursing Standard magazine, found all the 250 patients aged between four and 16 they quizzed disliked the use of clowns, with even the older ones finding them scary. "As adults we make assumptions about what works for...
  • Teaser Poster For "The Dark Knight" (And Other Goodies)

    12/04/2007 4:23:24 PM PST · by pcottraux · 55 replies · 72+ views
    whysoserious.com ^ | 12-04 | pcottraux
    Sweet poster, IMO. Clever way of conveying both Batman and the Joker in one image.Also, the big story going around is that last night, the much anticipated 6-minute IMAX prologue for the "Batman Begins" sequel premiered in New York, with a personal introduction by Chris Nolan.Here's an article from MTV.com, but I'm going to give you a big spoiler warning; don't click unless you don't mind a few spoilers.But here are some good excerpts:'Dark Knight' Opening Scenes Reveal 'Radical' New Joker"NEW YORK — If the opening frames of "The Dark Knight" are any indication, Batman will have his hands full...