Posted tagged ‘Batman’

Gunman Opens Fire in Aurora, Colorado Theater

July 20, 2012

An armed gunman attacked an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater early this morning, throwing tear gas before opening fire on the audience and killing 12 and wounding more than 40. The movie theater was showing the new Batman movie, “The Dark Knight Rises.”

The suspect has been identified as James Holmes, 24.

In a heartbreaking twist, one of the victims in Colorado is Jessica Ghawi (known on Twitter as @JessicaRedfield) who narrowly escaped the mass shooting at a Toronto Mall just last month. She documented her Eaton Center shooting thoughts on her blog.


Manu Ginobili is “Batman”

November 1, 2009

You’ve got to check out this video of Manu Ginobili of the San Antonio Spurs as he takes matters into his own hands!

Star Trek is Back…But is it Better Than Ever?

May 7, 2009

I’m not a Trekkie, and I may never see this movie, but there sure is a lot of hype and it has drawn my interest.

Let me know what you expect from this movie? Are you upset that another Star Trek movie was made? Are you excited to see the latest installment?

From Entertainment Weekly:

Sci-fi origin stories, at least those that are launched decades after the stories themselves, tend to be disappointing. They’re usually more work than play. The acquiring of superpowers, and/or Defining Personality Traits, has a certain built-in roteness, whether the subject is Luke Skywalker, Batman, or Wolverine; since we know where we’re going, the getting there can be an elaborate filling in of blanks. But in Star Trek, the clever and infectious reboot of the amazingly enduring sci-fi classic, director J.J. Abrams crafts an origin story that avoids any hint of the origin doldrums. That’s because he rewires us back into the original Star Trek’s primal appeal.

Abrams revives the slightly tongue-in-cheek reverence that even those of us who aren’t Trekkies still feel for Kirk, Spock, and their human/Vulcan, emotion/logic cornball yin-yang. The ’60s series had its brain-warping concepts, plus all those ”special” effects (that tacky tilt-a-cam whenever the Enterprise got hit). It was tin-pot Isaac Asimov, yet the 40-year-old cosmic joke of Star Trek is that the delectable, overemphatic ham passion of William Shatner (those staccato pauses!), counterpoised with the poker-faced minimalist charm of Leonard Nimoy, created a kind of map of the spirit for geeks everywhere. Abrams follows that map to pop bliss.

Heath Ledger Wins Golden Globe For Best Supporting Actor

January 11, 2009

Nearly one year after his death, the late Heath Ledger has won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor for his role of the Joker in the Batman blockbuster “The Dark Knight.”

Unbelievable portrayal of The Joker in this film. He’s a talent who will be missed!

From the Associated Press:

Ledger, who died last January of an accidental drug overdose, was honored posthumously Sunday as best supporting actor at the 66th annual Golden Globe Awards.

“It’s always beautiful to think of him and remember him,” co-star Aaron Eckhart said on the red carpet before the show.

The crowd rose to its feet as Ledger was named, the first standing ovation of the night inside the glitzy Beverly Hilton ballroom. “Dark Knight” director Christopher Nolan, who accepted the trophy on behalf of Ledger, said the award came with an “awful mixture of sadness but incredible pride” and said that Ledger’s untimely death represented “a hole ripped in the history of cinema.”

“He will be eternally missed, but he will never be forgotten,” Nolan said.

Ledger has long been considered a likely supporting actor Oscar nominee, but his Golden Globes victory increases the likelihood of an Oscar win for Ledger, who’s also been lauded for his “Dark Knight” role from several film critics associations, including the Los Angeles Film Critics Association and the Boston Society of Film Critics. He also won Critics’ Choice and People’s Choice awards for the role, and is nominated for a Screen Actors Guild award.

Balloting for the Oscars closes Monday.

“I’m really happy to see that ‘The Dark Knight’ is making a last-minute run at recognition,” director and Cecil B. Demille Award winner Steven Spielberg said backstage. “I was really happy to see Heath win tonight. I’m looking forward to some more momentum. I think that balances everything out.”

Tropic Thunder Knocks Off the Dark Knight

August 18, 2008

After four weeks on top, the newest installment of the Batman saga, The Dark Knight, has been knocked from its number one spot a top the box office by Ben Stiller’s Tropic Thunder.

From the Associated Press:

It took four of Hollywood’s biggest stars to take down Batman. The DreamWorks-Paramount comedy “Tropic Thunder” with Ben Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black and Tom Cruise debuted at No. 1 with $26 million, bumping “The Dark Knight” to second place after four weekends on top, according to studio estimates Sunday.

The Warner Bros. Batman flick pulled in $16.8 million to raise its total to $471.5 million. “The Dark Knight” passed the original “Star Wars” ($461 million) and now stands as No. 2 on the all-time domestic charts, behind only “Titanic” ($600.8 million).

Taking inflation into account, “The Dark Knight” trails both movies in actual tickets sold, however. “The Dark Knight” would need to gross about $900 million to match the number of admissions for “Titanic” and about $1.2 billion to equal “Star Wars.”

“The Dark Knight” managed to fend off another “Star Wars” movie this weekend. The animated tale “Star Wars: The Clone Wars,” also released by Warner Bros., opened at No. 3 with $15.5 million.

Families made up two-thirds of the audience for “Clone Wars,” Fellman said. “Star Wars” creator George Lucas, who has an executive producer credit on “Clone Wars,” intended the movie as an introduction to his “Clone Wars” TV show debuting this fall on the Cartoon Network.

I’ve yet to see the film but have heard great reviews from those who went to see it this weekend. As a Star Wars fan, I would love to watch the “Clone Wars”, but have not been interested in the least bit following the commercials. Dark Knight is on my wish list of movies to see but am fairly certain that I will not have the opportunity until it is released on DVD. Please let me hear your thoughts on any/all of these films.