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A British man says he is placing a Batmobile replica up for auction after spending a year modifying a Lincoln Continental to look like the famed TV show car. Mark Perkins of Ascot, England, said he modified the 1973 Lincoln so it looked as close as possible to the vehicle used by the title character in the 1960s U.S.
The Dark Knight won five People's Choice Awards, including the prizes for favorite movie and favorite action movie, in Los Angeles Wednesday night. The film also took the prizes for favorite cast, favorite on-screen match-up for Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, and favorite superhero. Thank you very, very much, Bale said after he and the cast took the stage and were greeted with a standing ovation.
The African-American Film Critics Association says The Dark Knight is its movie of the year thanks, in part, to the late Australian actor Heath Ledger. The critics group announced Friday the newest movie about the comic book hero Batman beat out all other 2008 contenders abetted by Ledger's best supporting actor award-winning performance, Ledger, the Los Angeles Times reported. Ledger plays Batman's nemesis, the Joker, in the action-drama.
Hollywood actor Eddie Murphy has signed on to play the Riddler and U.K.
The Hollywood team behind the upcoming fourth Terminator movie Terminator Salvation is already planning a fifth installment of the franchise. Variety.com said Halcyon Co.
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...
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.
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.
**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.
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