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2008-07-21 03:00:29

By Mark Jefferies THE new Batman movie has smashed box office records by taking pounds 77.7million in its first weekend. And The Dark Knight has outdone another superhero in the process, eclipsing Spider-Man 3's previous best figure. Experts now expect the movie - starring Christian Bale as Batman and the late Heath Ledger - to shoot past the pounds 100million mark by the end of the week. Distributors Warner Bros were thrilled with the opening of the Batman Begins sequel in the US....

2008-07-21 00:00:23

By Cindy Koh The Dark Knight does not disappoint, be it in its whole or its parts. The storyline and acting are engaging, the visual effects is pleasing, to say the least, viewers cannot ask for much more. One of the breakthrough technologies of this movie is that six sequences are filmed with Imax cameras, including the opening six minutes. The movie producers say that this marks the first time ever that a major feature film has been even partially shot using the cameras, marking a...

2008-07-20 18:00:22

NEW YORK (AP)- As Chris Finegan watched Heath Ledger's stunning portrayal of the Joker on Friday in "The Dark Knight," he couldn't help but think of another actor who wasn't on the screen: James Dean, who also died prematurely and tragically, nearly 53 years ago. "Heath Ledger is going to have the same impact on our culture as James Dean did," said Finegan, one of many fans across the country who were both awed and saddened by Ledger's performance. "He went out with a hell of a bang," said...

2008-07-20 18:00:22

By MARC BAKER CESAR Romero's Joker was as camp as Christmas in the 1960s and Jack Nicholson's was a blast in the 1990s. But holy card trick! Heath Ledger's is simply knockout. Alot's been rumoured about The Dark Knight - but let me tell you, bat fans, you're in for the ride of your life. The plot is taut, smart and gripping - even though the film is 21/ 2 hours long. It starts with a bank raid by a posse of clowns. We then see Batman wrapping up some unfinished business with...

2008-07-20 18:00:22

WE'VE got a fantastic Batman gaming giveaway for our readers today! You can get your hands on a fantastic limited edition Xbox 360 designed exclusively for the release of the new Batman film. The Dark Knight is the most anticipated film of the summer and Christian Bale is back in the role of Batman to raise the stakes in his war on crime. Gotham soon finds itself prey to a reign of chaos unleashed by the criminal mastermind the Joker. In cinemas on July 24, The Dark Knight is...

2008-07-20 12:00:30

By The Fresno Bee, Calif. Jul. 20--We filled the seats, that we did, to send Heath Ledger off in style. By Thursday, a day before "The Dark Knight" opened on a massive 9,200 screens across the country, studio analysts were saying that 90% of the weekend's available tickets already had been sold. Gone are those days when folks brought camp chairs and ice chests to line up the night before a blockbuster movie. Now the deft among us secure their seats with a click and a credit card. All...

2008-07-20 12:00:12

Batman's joust with the Joker has set another box office record. Stoked by fan fever over the manic performance of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, "The Dark Knight" set a one-day box office record with $66.4 million on opening day, Warner Bros. head of distribution Dan Fellman said Saturday from Los Angeles. The movie's Friday haul surpassed the previous record of $59.8 million set last year by "Spider-Man 3.""The Dark Knight" might break the opening-weekend record of $151.1 million,...

2008-07-20 09:00:28

By Cole Moreton Ka-pow! Batman is smashing Hollywood box-office records this weekend with his new film, 'The Dark Knight'. But the real star is the psychotic Joker, played by Heath Ledger in his last role before his death from a drugs overdose. The baddies often outclass the Bat, says Cole Moreton. But is this nasty Joker the best villain of the lot? The Joker Heath Ledger, 'The Dark Knight' (2008) "This town deserves a better class of criminal," says the manic murderer, and boy, has...

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2008-07-20 09:00:00

Batman's joust with the Joker has set another box office record. Stoked by fan fever over the manic performance of the late Heath Ledger as the Joker, "The Dark Knight" set a one-day box office record with $66.4 million on opening day, Warner Bros. head of distribution Dan Fellman said Saturday. The movie's Friday haul surpassed the previous record of $59.8 million set last year by "Spider-Man 3.""The Dark Knight" might break the opening-weekend record of $151.1 million, also held by...

2008-07-20 03:00:28

By Jerry Berrios HOLLYWOOD - Andrew Doss is out of a job because of Batman. The 21-year-old got fired from an acting gig because he refused to take off his Joker makeup and wanted to skip Friday rehearsals to see the newest Batman movie, "The Dark Knight." "Look at my face," the Hollywood resident said, pointing to his white makeup, black-outlined eyes and red mouth. "Do I not have that much dedication?" Doss, who was waiting to see the film a second time at 6:50 a.m., was one of...


Word of the Day
siliqua
  • A Roman unit of weight, 1⁄1728 of a pound.
  • A weight of four grains used in weighing gold and precious stones; a carat.
  • In anatomy, a formation suggesting a husk or pod.
  • The lowest unit in the Roman coinage, the twenty-fourth part of a solidus.
  • A coin of base silver of the Gothic and Lombard kings of Italy.
'Siliqua' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a pod.'
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