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Sunday, 28 December 2008

R.I.P. Catwoman...


...Eartha Kitt, best known for her roll as Catwoman on the 60's Batman series past away at the age of 81. For all the info click here.

Here is a video of her in her younger years...singing with a cat (foreshadowing??)

Thursday, 11 December 2008

Heath up for a Golden Globe


the nominees for the Golden Globes have been announced and Heath Ledger is in the Best Supporting Actor category.
You can view them all, here.

A little Bat-history...


Here is a great article from "Comic Book Resources" that really maps out where the Dark knight has come from, and where his future lies.
You can read it the whole article here.

"The birth of the Batman and his meteoric rise to success in the 1940s helped put DC Comics at the top of the American comics industry. The Caped Crusader appeared in regularly published titles and had been the subject of two successful movie serials. And while editorial changes made to soften the darker aspects of the stories, the Dark Knight remained the star of the superhero genre."

Wednesday, 10 December 2008

Tuesday, 9 December 2008

Dark Knight sound track back in the running!

(from www.superherohype.com)

Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard are back in contention for an Oscar nomination, reports Variety.

The Music Branch Executive Committee of the Academy has reversed its Nov. 10 decision declaring their score for The Dark Knight ineligible for the 2008 Academy Awards.

The score was disqualified due to five names being listed as composers on the music cue sheet.

After reviewing information submitted by the affected parties, the committee concluded that two, Zimmer and Howard, were responsible for the score's authorship.

Monday, 8 December 2008

A little late for remembrance day.....but

Ledger Wins Australian Film Institute's Best Actor


The late Heath Ledger was awarded one of his country's most prestigious film awards on Saturday for his role as The Joker in The Dark Knight, reports Reuters.

Ledger, 28, who died of an accidental overdose of painkillers and other medicines in his New York apartment 11 months ago, was posthumously awarded the AFI (Australian Film Institute) international award for best actor.

Guests at a packed awards ceremony in Melbourne's Princess Theater rose to their feet clapping, but with some in tears, to pay tribute to the actor who was nominated for an Oscar for his role in 2005's Brokeback Mountain.

read more here...

Thursday, 4 December 2008

It's official!!!


(taken from www.superherohype.com)

Warner Bros. will re-release The Dark Knight on January 23 in a nationwide launch, guaranteeing that it will become the fourth film to take in more than $1 billion in worldwide box office, reports Variety.

The film has earned $530.3 million domestically and $465.9 million internationally, leaving it less than $4 million short of the billion-dollar milestone. Only Titanic, The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King and Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest have topped that mark.

The Dark Knight also is the second-highest domestic grosser of all time, trailing only Titanic.

The re-release will come six weeks after the DVD and Blu-ray Disc launch of The Dark Knight, set for Tuesday.

Dan Fellman, president of Warner's domestic distribution, made the announcement Thursday. "We wanted to provide one more opportunity for moviegoers to experience it on the bigscreen as it was meant to be seen," he added.

THE DARK KNIGHT

Monday, 1 December 2008

George Miller Officially Off Justice League




Dark Horizons reports that filmmaker George Miller appeared on Sydney-based morning talk show "Sunrise" on Monday and confirmed he's no longer involved with the Justice League movie in any capacity.

Miller indicated that if the project does get going again, he expects that it'll be recast as "the studios seem to want bigger stars in their superhero movies now."

Miller added that he'd like to work with Mel Gibson again and while the actor doesn't want to do the "Mad Max" script he wrote, he hasn't given up on that possibility just yet.

Thursday, 27 November 2008

Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Arkham Asylum V-Game

I am by no means a gamer. But this looks freaking great! They should make a fan film outta this!! Check it.


Sunday, 23 November 2008

Sunday, 16 November 2008

Ashes to Ashes

Check out this great fan-film trailer. It's fro a couple french film makers. Really good I think. Bit of the '70s Batman in it....with the loooonnnggg ears. GREAT!
Here's a link to their MySpace page.



Ashes to Ashes - Extrait n°2

Batman Motion Comic



WB was releasing a motion comic based on "Mad Love" in July... i think. I never got to see that one yet. BUT, I found this one one YouTube.
Enjoy, I did.

Saturday, 15 November 2008

Watchmen

I just starting reading The Watchmen...again. I'm looking forward to the Zak Snyder movie very much. However, like any serious fanboy, I'm torn. Yes, I'm excited to see the characters come to life on the big screen, but I'm also cautious. Will Zak f**ked this up!?!?! Will it live up to the hype?? Will why wife ever understand why I like comics???
Anyway, here's the latest trailer....looks great so far.

Friday, 14 November 2008

Disqualification for The Dark Knight

Variety reports that the score for The Dark Knight has been disqualified by the executive committee of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences music branch from being considered for an Oscar.

Formal letters to that effect are expected to go out this week to composers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, who collaborated on the music.

Their previous collaboration, on Batman Begins, was similarly disqualified in 2005.

According to the trade, the big issue was the fact that five names were listed as composers on the music cue sheet, the official studio document that specifies every piece of music (along with its duration and copyright owner) in the film.

Zimmer previously said that listing multiple names on the cue sheet was a way of financially rewarding parts of the music team who helped make the overall work successful.

Zimmer, Howard and the other three individuals -- music editor Alex Gibson, ambient music designer Mel Wesson and composer Lorne Balfe -- reportedly signed an affidavit stating that the score was primarily the work of Zimmer and Howard.

That apparently wasn't enough for the majority of the committee, which was also supplied with documentation indicating that more than 60%, but less than 70%, of the score was credited to Zimmer and Howard.

Saturday, 8 November 2008

Robin, Nightwing, Birds of Prey get the axe!?!?!?


DC Comics is getting rid of 3 Batman related titles next year. Robin, Nightwing, and Birds of Prey will have their last issues shipped February 2009. This, combined with the BATMAN R.I.P story line, leads me to believe that DC has something big up their sleeve for 2009 and Gotham City.
More Here.

Thursday, 6 November 2008

New DC figures

DC has a new set of action figures. These look really great!!! I don't know if they are availible in Canada yet. But I'm sure the will have web orders soon.
Check in out.

Monday, 20 October 2008

The Dark Knight is the Big Winner at the SCREAM Awards!!!!




The Dark Knight took home 12 awards at the Spike TV's Scream 2008 and Christian Bale took home Best Superhero....duh! Comic guru Stan Lee was quoted as saying "I don't see any end in sight."
Click here for more story.

Friday, 17 October 2008

Teenage Head singer dies at 52



First Neal Hefti dies....now Frankie Venom!OK, they weren't exactly in the same circles, but I thought they were great.
RIP
more here....

Is this the end of BATMAN?!?!?!?!?!?!


WTF?!?!?!?
I guess they are really doing it.
I never thought this would happen, but check out this article. Is this the end of Batman?
or just a ploy?
you decide.......

Wednesday, 15 October 2008

Neal Hefti, Composer of TV's Batman Theme, Dies at 85

it's a sad day in Gotham.
The composer that found fame with the dynamic duo has passed away at the rip ol' age of 85. Let's have a moment of Bat-silence for him.
Read more here.

Sunday, 12 October 2008

No plans for Batman 3......yet....

I took this off www.postchronicle.com

THE DARK KNIGHT screenwriter DAVID GOYER is baffled by reports he's working on a second sequel to 2005's BATMAN BEGINS - because he hasn't even discussed the possibility with director CHRISTOPHER NOLAN.

Goyer was rumoured to have reteamed with Nolan to pen a script for another installment of the superhero franchise following the huge box office success of this summer's (08) The Dark Knight.
The film has grossed $988 million (GBP534 million) worldwide since its July (08) release.

But Goyer insists there are no plans for another Batman movie just yet, telling MTV, "It's all B.S. (bulls**t). All of it." He adds, "Chris and I haven't even talked about it. He quite understandably is taking a long, long vacation and wants to purge himself.

"We have mused here and there (but) I mean Chris is pretty much a one-movie-at-a-time kind of guy. I wish I could tell you more. There really isn’t anything to tell."

Want to buy the Batmobile??


The Keaton Batmobile is up for sale. I would bid on it but I already have one.....HA!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

The Bat-computer......sorta


Just in time for the lucrative gift giving season.....More pics here

New Strongbow 8 pack


I'm in heaven!!!! Strongbow is now package in a case of 8. One for everyday of the week....twice on Sundays!!!

The Booze Brother??


Like any good foodie, I love wine. So I thought I would be adventurous and try a bottle of Dan Aykroyd Cabernet Merlot. To my surprise it's very good. Full bodied and great with the pizza a choose to enjoy it with. The label also suggests serving it with grilled meats, hearty pasta or chocolate.
I recommend it!!!
Give it a try. It has a great finish.

Dan Aykroyd Winery

4037 Cherry Ave.
Vineland, ON L0R 2C0
Canada

Phone (905) 562-8463
Alternate Phone 905-562-5685
Fax (905) 562-6344

Friday, 3 October 2008

Daredevil reboot?


Well I guess you could see it coming.
Marvel has re-done The Hulk and Punisher franchises, why not Daredevil!
It gives me a warm feeling inside when movie execs realise that the movies they produced suck!
Ah, the circle of life.
read more here...

Thursday, 2 October 2008

The Boy Wonder!!!...I wonder what they were thinking?

So you may have heard about the CW's plan for a new series called "The Graysons". The producers of "Smallville" have come up with a plan to do a series about Dick Grayson before he became Robin, Batman's faithful ward. But my question is....who cares about him before he was Robin? I mean really! We all wanted to see Bruce Waynes life prior to him dawning the cape and cowl, but really.....Dick Grayson??? Apart from the 48 hours prior to his parents death, I can't see what else the public would be interested in.
But who am I to say.......
Check here for more details.

Saturday, 27 September 2008

Build your own Tumbler...this guy did!


These guys are crazy! but in the "i-wish-i could-do-that" why!!!
Check out their site for more great vehicles and characters, etc. Lucky for us they have why too much time on their hands! HA!

Talk Show Idol 2..........I didin't know there was a 1

here's my buddy Mike, on Talk Show Idol...vote now and vote often!

Monday, 22 September 2008

Chow to Direct and Star in Green Hornet!




Here's the press release that says it all.

New Batman title form Denny O'neil




Here's some great news from Comic Book Resources....
DC and Batman "legend" Denny O'Neil will be writing a Batman title for the first time in 28 years!!! Holy back from the Abyss Batman!!!!
OK...he hasn't been in an abyss...he's been busy doing... stuff

In the CBR article he says;
“It’s nice to revisit, however briefly, characters who were so much a part of my life for so long,” said O’Neil, who was associated with the Batverse as either a writer or editor or group editor for much of the seventies, eighties and well into the nineties, and is widely credited with returning Batman to his Dark Knight roots.

Sunday, 21 September 2008

BATMAN Lego trailer

Some cool vechicle shots...
I'm glad I have all the lego sets so I can pay with them.....I mean my son can play with them...umm yeah...yes.

Friday, 19 September 2008

Katie Holmes makes Broadway debut amid pickets



I think it's great that people are so up in arms about the whole Scientology thing. that is sucks in people, lets face it, it's a CULT...and big elitist cult.

Katie Holmes (Batman Begins) appeared on Broadway for the first time this week.
Read more here.

Sunday, 14 September 2008

KITT is back




Lets all watch for the "HOFF" cameos

Heath Ledger's Bar Opens up


Five Leaves Left
Heath Ledger's Bar Opens


You're not one to buy the hype.

So when a tiny corner bar and restaurant on the outskirts of Williamsburg is being talked about like the next great Brooklyn hipster enclave—partly due to the fact that at one point it was Heath Ledger's pet project—you approach with caution.

Allow us, then, to take you on a tour of what to expect when you're out in Brooklyn and want to stop by Five Leaves—opening Wednesday—for a beer and a bite.

First, the designer is the man behind such barroom favorites as Moto, Smith and Mills and Tailor, so you'll notice the same attention to detail, handcrafted look and hint of cool about the place. The end effect is a bar that Thomas Edison might have built for his buddies. The handmade light fixtures are steel and wire concoctions that seem right out of a lab, and the bathroom door is a massive, '20s-era boiler room door. Even the walls are covered in what the owners call "steel wallpaper" (trust us, it's cozier than it sounds).

It's all meant to be a super casual California- and Australia-tinged cafe, coffeehouse and oyster bar, with greenmarket snacks like Sliced Radishes on Toast with Evans Farmhouse Butter.

And starting with tonight's friends and family opening party, you'll probably see a few famous faces amongst the Billyburg faithful.

OK, maybe you'll buy a little hype.

Five Leaves, 18 Bedford Ave (at Lorimer and Nassau), Brooklyn

Bitchy Heroes


In a London not too dissimilar to our own, Electroclash (superhero power: controlling machines with her voice) and She-Force (the third strongest woman in the world, albeit incredibly needy) are standing outside a superhero convention. “Stop sulking,” She-Force urges Electroclash. “Meeting the fans is part of our job.” “Violence is our job,” Electroclash replies scornfully, drawing on a fag. “Equipping is our job. Hanging out with a bunch of sweaty knuckle. . . ” but her abusive lips switch quickly to a charming smile as two geeks from the Brentwood Powerfan Society open the door with lascivious glee. “Here’s your appearance money,” leers one. “Do you want to count it? Like a prostitute?”
continue here...

Friday, 12 September 2008

Holy F****, Batman


oops....talk about a typo.

'Batman and Robin' drops F-bomb, Frank Miller calls it 'terrible and glorious'

DC Comics has pulled back tens of thousands of copies of "All-Star Batman and Robin" No. 10 due to a printing error that put two R-rated words into word balloons in the story. Which words? Well, one begins with "F" and the other begins with "C" -- and, yes, it's that C word.


more here...

No birds for Hoffman

Philip Seymour Hoffman denies playing 'Penguin' in next 'Batman' sequel
Hollywood actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has denied claims that he will be playing the villainous penguin in 'Dark Knight' sequel.

The rumours began of him playing the role began when actor Michael Caine told reporters at the Toronto film festival that Hoffman will be seen portraying the role of 'Penguin' and Johnny Depp as the 'Riddler' in the sequel.

However, Philip denied the claims.

"No one has talked to me about it - never, It happened, like, five years ago, too. It's a rumour back then and it's still a rumour," the New York Daily News quoted the actor, as telling MTV.

BATMAN vs. Oscar


Can Batman compete for Oscar?



By DAVID GERMAIN

Associated Press

Thursday, September 11, 2008




The last time a movie topped a half-billion dollars at the domestic box office, it sailed away with most of the Oscars.

That was "Titanic" 11 years back. This time, it's "The Dark Knight," a critically acclaimed film but a genre picture that will be a tougher sell to Academy Award voters except for the performance delivered by Heath Ledger.

As Hollywood enters the prestige season, when studios unveil most of their awards contenders, Ledger seems a solid bet for an acting nomination as the maniacal bad guy the Joker. The role has been classified as one of the best villains in Hollywood history, a remarkable turn by the actor who died in January of an accidental prescription drug overdose.

While "The Dark Knight" also should score well in technical categories, its Oscar prospects are slim for other key awards, among them an acting honor for Christian Bale, reprising his "Batman Begins" lead role with an exceptional delivery as the comic-book superhero.

read more here...

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

Monday, 8 September 2008

WTF?????

This is just crazy talk. We all know that Bale, Freeman, Cain have 3 picture deals!!!! Nolan just needs a break, that's all....right?!?!?!?
Personally, I don't want them to replace Ledger.....just move on.

Batman sequel may never be made
London, Sept 7 (ANI): While the Batman movie The Dark Knight was a box office hit, a much expected sequel to it may never be made.

Friday, 5 September 2008

Batman has the wheels!!!!



It's official! Warner Brothers' summer smash hit “The Dark Knight” has now become only the second film in history to top the half-billion dollar mark in US cinemas. Starring sexy Christian Bale, who cruises Gotham City in a racy Lamborghini
Batman's new bike makes Dodge's Tomahawk concept bike look wimpy.
Murcielago LP640 Coupe, the legend of Batman and his awesome automobiles has now been re-written for good.
more...

Thursday, 4 September 2008

Murder at Wayne Manor



Batman: Murder at Wayne Manor is an interactive mystery novel by crime novelist and comic writer Duane Swierczynski, with artwork by David Lapham. Murder at Wayne Manor allows the reader to follow the evidence to come up with the solution of “whodunit.” You solve the mystery by using reproductions of the evidence found throughout the story.



Click here for more info.

Wednesday, 3 September 2008

New Batman Movie Rumors Circulate!

So this informed source claims to have read an outline of follow-up to The Dark Knight, which also sets up a fourth Bat-movie. It just needs the Nolan brothers and David S. Goyer to sit down and write a proper script. Since the source in question is spelling-impaired, I’m sure it’s a real Hollywood insider.

The major villain of Batman 3, according to this source? Talia Al-Ghul, taking revenge for her father’s apparent death at the hands of Batman.

Replica Tumbler


Batman's Tumbler Replica Won't Fly On Rooftops, Ram Through Barricades or Take a Direct RPG RoundThis US$499 Tumbler from The Dark Knight is confusing. On the one hand, it's US$499, but on the other hand, it's a 1:6 replica of what Batman's been driving in the last two movies, PLUS it's even big enough for you to fit your 12-inch action figures in.

Read more here.

Wednesday, 27 August 2008

30 essentials



DC Comics is proud to present 30 Essential Graphic Novels!

Here are the best-selling titles that you must read – whether you are just beginning to discover graphic novels or you are an established fan looking to expand your collection.

Will Christopher Nolan Do a Third Batman?

While the internet is going crazy with casting rumours that aren't true for Christopher Nolan's possible third Batman movie, the director himself is on vacation as The Dark Knight approaches $500 million domestically.

The Hollywood Reporter has published an interesting article about the film's marketing and the deaths of both Heath Ledger and Conway Wickliffe before the film's release.

Oh those crazy Brits!!! Good on ya!!!

A custom car company has built a replica Batmobile and has orders for similar cars from around the world.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/7576730.stm

Friday, 15 August 2008

Iron Man Deleted Scene





Iron Man DVD, hitting stores on September 30th.

I didn't get a chance to see this one in the theatre...rats!!!! But, I will be picking this one up on DVD for sure. I've heard some great things.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Back to School

So...
After nearly an 18 year absence, I'm back at school. I'm taking a course called Teaching Excellence Foundations. You see, I just a job as an instructor at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Yeah for me!

Sunday, 10 August 2008

The Spirit...



So, the Spirit is coming out. Frank Miller and his green screens are making another appearance. Don't get me wrong I thought Sin City was a great flick....but I think people want to see "real" movies. Not ones entirely made from CGI etc. I believe that's one of the reason for the success of some movies (i.e. The Dark Knight and Batman Begins) People get more from a stunt done with real vehicles and real men rather than a computer generate one.
Just a thought

SPAMalot!!!!


I got to see Monty Python's SPAMalot this weekend. The touring company came through Calgary for 10 shows. What a fun show. I'm sure that the original Broadway show was spectacular!!!! but surely some scarifies had to be made for the touring show. Having said that....what fun!!!! Lots of jokes for the die-hard python fan (like me) and some great singing and spectacle. I'm happy to report that the Calgary sun of the show was sold out!!!
Check out the official site. It's still playing on Broadway, too!!!

Wednesday, 6 August 2008

Justice League


Justice League to Start Filming Next Year?
Source: Herald Sun
August 5, 2008



In an article at the Herald Sun in which director George Miller praises Megan Gale's screen test for Wonder Woman in the Justice League live-action movie, the following bit was dropped as well:

Initially slated to be filmed Down Under, Miller conceded production had been moved offshore, with a plan to resume filming next year.

There has been a lot of scuttlebutt about this movie. I don't think the film makers know what they are messing with. If they f**** this up there will be tremendous backlash from the comic/fanboy community.

The Dark Knight Reaches $400M in Record 18 Days



Source: Media by Numbers

August 5, 2008


Warner Bros. Pictures' juggernaut The Dark Knight added yet another record on Monday as it passed up the $400 million in just 18 days. The previous record was held by Shrek 2, which needed 43 days to reach the mark, followed by Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, which took 45 days.

The Dark Knight earned $6.28 million in 4,266 theaters on Monday, pushing the Christopher Nolan-directed Batman Begins follow-up to $400,038,494. The movie has climbed up to the 8th spot on the all-time domestic blockbuster list and will surpass Spider-Man ($403.7 million) on Tuesday for the 7th spot.

Internationally, the film has already earned $202.5 million while it has yet to open in some major markets. The worldwide total so far is $602.5 million.

Monday, 28 July 2008

Has Everyone Forgot about the X-files!?!?!?


Fox's The X-Files: I Want to Believe bombed out of the gate, as the new movie only took in $4 million from 3,185 theatres its first day.
What happened???
A decade or more ago there were fans and conventions galore. Why didn't any of them go out to see the movie? The FOX network was saved because of the X-Files series, and it still runs in syndication all over North America.So why did it have such a poor opening???
Is it because of the incredibly poor ad campaign??? Come on!! I only saw one commercial for this movie before it opened...and I mean ONE TIME ONLY!!!! Was there an internet campaign??? If so I didn't see it!
I know there are still fans "out there."

A little Bat-Humour

Saturday, 26 July 2008

THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD Trailer Debuts

The new animated Batman series -- THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD -- has a new teaser trailer and you can check it out.

Wednesday, 23 July 2008

The Dark Knight Soars!!!

Warner Bros. Pictures' The Dark Knight broke another record on Tuesday becoming the fastest ever to cross the $200 million mark in five days! The previous record of eight days was held by three films - Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest, Spider-Man 2 and Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith.

Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins follow-up added $20.87 million on Tuesday to push its massive total to $203.8 million. That puts it at #84 already on the all-time domestic blockbuster list after just five days.

Right now, the only number we have for international markets is $41.3 million but that will start going up significantly as the movie is opening in many countries Thursday and Friday as well as into August.

So let's recap - widest release (4,366 theaters), biggest opening weekend ($158.4M), biggest July opener ($158.4M), biggest PG-13 rated opening ($158.4M), biggest single day ($67.2M), biggest opening day ($67.2M), biggest Friday ($67.2M), biggest Sunday ($43.6M) and fastest to $200M in five days ($203.8M).

Messing with a Good Thing!


MTV Remaking The Rocky Horror Picture Show
Source: Variety
July 23, 2008


MTV is developing a remake of 1975 cult classic The Rocky Horror Picture Show, reports Variety.

Lou Adler, executive producer of the original film, is partnering with BermanBraun and Fox Television Studios on the new rendition.

The new version will use the original screenplay by Jim Sharman and Richard O'Brien but may also include music not featured in the original.

The director and casting decisions have yet to be announced. The original starred Tim Curry, Susan Sarandon, Barry Bostwick and Meatloaf.

Saturday, 19 July 2008

Let's break some records!!!!!

Dark Knight Sets New Opening Day Record!
Source: Box Office Mojo July 19, 2008


Box Office Mojo is reporting that Christopher Nolan's The Dark Knight has set a new opening day record with $66.4 million in a record 4,366 theaters (including 94 IMAX theaters) nationwide.

With brisk advance sales and early sell-outs reported all week from Fandango, it looks like the latest installment in Warner Bros' Batman franchise has delivered an opening day gross bigger than the previous five movies were able to make in their opening weekends alone. Even though Dark Knight opened with roughly $7 million more than Spider-Man 3 grossed in its opening day last year, to claim the opening weekend record (currently $151.1 million) for The Dark Knight might be somewhat premature, since Spider-Man 3 opened in May with school in session,(in your face Spiderboy) while theoretically, The Dark Knight could be more frontloaded with so much more interest and demand in seeing it opening day. Then again, word-of-mouth has generally been as positive as the reviews with 93% of Superhero Hype readers rating the movie with a 9 out of 10 or above and many have expressed a desire to see the movie a second or third time, even opening weekend. Stay tuned for the final weekend box office estimates tomorrow afternoon.

Friday, 18 July 2008

Watchmen

Attached to The Dark Knight is the first trailer for The Watchmen.
Looking good in 2009.



The Dark Knight Sets New Midnight Record!

News

The Dark Knight Sets New Midnight Record!
Source: Variety
July 18, 2008



Record #2? Check!

The Dark Knight grossed the most ever for midnight shows, earning a massive $18.5 million from 3,040 theatres. The number did not include the 3:00 a.m. and 6 a.m. showings.

The Batman Begins follow-up broke the previous midnight record set by 20th Century Fox's Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith which grossed $16.9 million from 3,663 theatres. "Sith" went on to make $50 million in its first day, which was a Thursday. The highest single day opening record is currently held by Sony's Spider-Man 3, which made $59.8 million.

This morning, The Dark Knight expanded into a record 4,366 theatres.

The Dark Knight......


...it came, I saw, it kicked ass.

The best Batman film ever made.
This one set the bar very high. Great performances from Heath (that's all we've been hearing about) but don't miss Aaron Eckhart as Two-Face and Gary Oldman as Lt. Gordon.
What I want to know is this.....did anyone get the subtle Joker humour when the convoy was transferring Dent...what they had to go around??????

Thursday, 17 July 2008

The Dark Knight Has Already Set One Record



Straight from SuperHeroHype

The Dark Knight Has Already Set One Record
Source: The Hollywood Reporter July 17, 2008


It's opening in the most North American theaters ever! From The Hollywood Reporter:

The film's more than 4,366 domestic playdates is a record, surpassing the 4,362 theaters for May 2007's bow of "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End." Double- and triple-screening at many venues means "Dark Knight" will play on 9,200 screens in the U.S. and Canada.

Its engagements include 94 Imax venues -- Nolan shot long segments using Imax-format cameras -- and most of those giant-screen auditoriums were sold out by midweek. A Warners exec estimated that Imax presales totaled $3.5 million, with advance ticketing for other venues adding considerably to that total.

Check out the link above for more on the film's opening weekend which begins tonight (Friday) at midnight.

Friday, 11 July 2008

The Joker Has the Last Laugh!

News

The Joker Has the Last Laugh!
Source: Superhero Hype!
July 10, 2008


Fans who have been following the incredible viral marketing for The Dark Knight just got rewarded BIG time. That is, if you responded quick enough. The Joker sent out the following tonight...

http://www.whysoserious.com/kickingandscreening HA HA HA HA HA ha HA HA ha HA HA ha HA HA HA ha HA HA HA ha HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ha ha ha HA HA ha HA HA HA ha ha ha HA HA ha HA HA HA ha ha HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ha HA HA ha HA ha ha HA HA HA HA HA HA ha HA HA ha ha ha HA HA HA HA HA HA ha ha HA HA HA ha HA HA HA HA ha ha HA ha HA ha HA HA HA HA HA ha ha ha HA HA HA HA ha HA HA HA ha HA HA HA HA ha HA ha

Which leads to a page where the fans got to print out tickets to a screening in IMAX of the film on Tuesday, July 15th. And those bastards in EDMONTON got tickets...none in CALGARY!!! What gives?!?!? Everything is now sold out!

But that's not the only thing that has happened tonight. The Joker has defaced ALL of the viral marketing sites which you can view via WhySoSerious.com. Even the official website got defaced!

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

Straight from SuperHeroHype

Straight from SuperHeroHype......


The Dark Knight to Pack theatres Just Before the Dawn
Source: Fandango
July 9, 2008


Need we say more?

With more than a week to go before the highly-anticipated release of "The Dark Knight," Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, reports that many of its pre-opening Thursday midnight shows on July 17 are already sold out in cities across the country, from New York to Boise, Idaho. theatres continue to add 3:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. pre-opening show times to meet the ticketing demand.

"'The Dark Knight' may be responsible for a lot of bleary eyes at work next Friday morning," says Rick Butler, Chief Operating Officer for Fandango. "We're seeing a record number of late-night show times selling out in advance, while theatres are adding new performances every day."

More than 1,500 late-night show times of the movie have been scheduled for the film's pre-opening on Thursday night (Friday morning), July 17-18, at Fandango.com/TheDarkKnight. An online survey of more than 3,000 "The Dark Knight" fans on Fandango.com over the holiday weekend offered the following information on the late-night surge:

* 37% of respondents plan to see the film at least once during one of the late night performances on Thursday night.
* 38% say that they intend to take off a few hours or the entire day from work on Friday as a result of seeing the movie the night before.
* 60% of these moviegoers are male.
* 71% are under the age of 35.
* 39% plan to see the film in IMAX(R).
* 92% expect that the Academy will recognize Heath Ledger's performance as The Joker with a posthumous Oscar(R) nomination next year.

For Fandango, "The Dark Knight" is poised to be the year's top advance ticket-seller in wide release, out pacing "Iron Man," "Indiana Jones 4" and "Sex and the City" at the same point in those films' sales cycles.

Dark Knight Tribute...sort of...


In honour of THE DARK KNIGHT opening in less than 9 days...I give you, ME as Two-Face...a couple years ago.

Saturday, 5 July 2008

Cover story


Entertainment Weekly has a great article about The Dark Knight this week. With only 12 days to go, you can bet every other entertainment mag has stuff about TDK, too.

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