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2008-12-12 14:00:03

A man in Britain who dresses up as fictional comic book hero Batman and helps the needy says charities are important holiday news, not his real identity. The unidentified man who has been working in his superhero costume at charitable sites in the British city of Sheffield said charity work should remain the focus of any attention he garners, The Daily Telegraph said Friday. I don't want to reveal my identity because it's more important to highlight the charities, the mysterious man said in...

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2008-12-06 19:55:00

Warner Bros. is lobbying for an Oscar for Heath Ledger's performance as the Joker in The Dark Knight, the Los Angeles Times reports. The studio has to navigate between honoring the Australian actor's work and seeming to exploit his untimely death last January, the newspaper said. Ledger, 28, died from a lethal combination of prescription drugs in his Manhattan loft. The movie, starring Christian Bale as Batman, opened after Ledger died and was a hit with both critics and audiences. Many...

2008-11-27 21:46:18

The executive editor of D.C. Comics says the Caped Crusader is not dead, despite the title of its latest issue, Batman, R.I.P.: Conclusion. He's not dead, though he'll definitely be gone for a while, Dan DiDio told the New York Daily News. Batman and (alter ego) Bruce Wayne have been here long before me and they'll be around long after me. The Daily News pointed out this is not the first time a superhero has appeared to meet his end. D.C. Comics killed off Superman in 1992, but later brought...

2008-10-28 00:00:12

**1/2  (130m | PG-13) Taking a cue from the wildly successful "Spider-Man" movies, director Christopher Nolan ("Memento") delves deeply into Bruce Wayne's psyche in this fresh reboot for the fallen "Batman" franchise. Returning to the dark roots of the character, half the picture takes place on a spiritual journey before the stoic young billionaire (played with portentous, anguished magnetism by Christian Bale) even dons the now-bulletproof Batsuit (fashioned from experimental...

2008-10-19 15:00:10

Hollywood producer George Lucas made a surprise appearance at the "Scream 2008" awards event in Los Angeles, Spike TV says. The network said the "Star Wars" creator showed up at the third annual "Scream" awards event at the Greek Theatre Saturday to accept the Comic-Con Icon Award for his career body of work. Other movie industry stars honored included actor Anthony Hopkins, who given the Legend Award, and filmmakers Tim Burton and Wes Craven, who earned Scream Immortal and Scream...

2008-10-19 03:00:12

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Legendary filmmaker George Lucas made a rare appearance at Spike TV's "SCREAM 2008," the first and only event honoring the best in fantasy, sci-fi, comics and horror, at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20060322/NYW096LOGO ) The third annual "SCREAM" event featured appearances by the industry's biggest stars including Kate Beckinsale, Kristen Bell, Rosario Dawson, the cast of "Dexter," Jon Favreau, the cast...

2008-10-14 18:00:15

Midway Games Inc. (NYSE: MWY) is expecting Mortal Kombat(R) vs. DC Universe to be on store shelves and available for purchase throughout North America on November 16th, 2008, and Europe on November 21st, 2008. On those days, gamers and comic book fans can enter their favorite retail outlet and purchase the highly-anticipated pairing of some of the iconic characters from the DC Universe, like Batman, Superman, Wonder Woman and The Joker, battling against video game icons Scorpion, Sub-Zero,...

2008-10-13 09:00:30

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Fandango, the nation's leading moviegoer destination, has announced the results of an October survey of nearly 3,000 filmgoers, who ranked their top Halloween costume inspirations from movies released in 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20061016/LAM046LOGO-b) "The Joker", as immortalized by the late Heath Ledger in "The Dark Knight", took the top spot for the most popular men's costume inspired by a 2008 movie, with Christian Bale's...

2008-10-06 09:00:30

By Marc Horne Pfeiffer and Berry just not up to scratch, says feisty Garbage frontwoman Shirley Manson IT'S a Hollywood cat fight. Scottish rocker-turned-actress Shirley Manson has sent the fur flying in Tinseltown by claiming that she is the ideal person to play Batman's feisty feline adversary. The Garbage frontwoman has put herself forward for the role of Catwoman in the latest big-screen version of the superhero saga. But the acting rookie raised eyebrows after she sunk her...

2008-10-01 21:00:15

By Gieson Cacho Although his name is on the marquee, Batman has never been the reason we watch the films. When it comes to the Caped Crusader, it's the villains who are the real stars. I can tell you who played the Jokers (Heath Ledger, Jack Nicholson), the Riddler (Jim Carrey) and Catwoman (Michelle Pfeiffer). But when it comes the actors who fought crime, I couldn't care less. That's because the villains are always more compelling, and the actors who play them seem to have more fun....


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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