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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...

2008-07-20 03:00:02

By FIONA YOUNG THE new Batman movie has shattered US box office records. Warner Brothers say the The Dark Knight has set a 24-hour record after raking in pounds 33.2million on its opening day. The till receipts outstrip the previous record of pounds 30million set last year by Spider-Man 3. The film is also set to break Spidey's opening weekend record of pounds 75.5m. Critics say the death of Heath Ledger and the buzz about his frenzied turn as Batman villain The Joker fuelled...

2008-07-19 21:00:19

By Josh Grossberg RELATED LINKS: * 'Dark Knight' sets box office record * What our critics think * More special 'Batman' coverage Video: 8-minute 'Dark Knight' trailer It's a movie she had been waiting months - even years - to see. Mona Childs parked her car in the crowded lot at the Rolling Hills Plaza in Torrance on Friday, raced past other patrons and ran straight to the box office of the plaza's theater. And then she ordered two tickets to see "Mamma Mia." While...

2008-07-19 21:00:19

By Jessica Vosgerchian The midnight premiere of "The Dark Knight," the latest in the Batman film saga starring the late Heath Ledger as the arch villain Joker, appeared much like Halloween in July on Thursday night. At theaters across the Buffalo area, people in capes and face paint stood in line to see the film that was second only to "Star Wars Episode III: Revenge of the Sith" for advanced ticket sales on Fandango.com. Thirty-two showings were held in the Buffalo area between 12:01...

2008-07-19 12:00:31

By Michael Farrell, Gloucester Daily Times, Mass. Jul. 19--The late Australian actor Heath Ledger, who moviegoers and critics alike said stole the show in his portrayal of the Joker in the latest Batman movie, was a noted insomniac. Yesterday morning, at a time that suited Gloucester's own insomniacs, denizens of the night turned out in droves at Gloucester Cinema for the earliest premiere of "The Dark Knight" in Cape Ann -- just minutes after midnight. "I'm surprised this many people...

2008-07-19 09:00:27

By Rachel Johnson, Aiken Standard, S.C. Jul. 19--The most highly anticipated movie of the summer has arrived. "The Dark Knight" swept into Aiken on Friday, leaving residents in a frenzy to get tickets and see what all of the hype is about. The movie packs it all, according to movie goers, from edge-of-your-seat anticipation to the performance of a lifetime. The 152-minute thriller featuring the late Heath Ledger as the Joker even left many in awe as they described his performance. As...

2008-07-19 03:00:25

By Matthew Price, The Oklahoman Jul. 19--NORMAN -- Believe the hype, according to fans attending midnight screenings of "The Dark Knight" in Norman and across the metro. "Going to see Batman" was shoe-polished on a truck in the parking lot of the Hollywood 14, and following the film, viewers were glad they had gone. Filmgoers were awed by director Christopher Nolan's epic vision. "The most adult comic book movie I've ever seen," said Douglas Hurst, 31, of Norman. "It makes you think...

2008-07-19 03:00:25

By David Hiltbrand and Dan Lieberman, The Philadelphia Inquirer Jul. 19--The Bat signal has been burning brightly in the night sky. At 56 area theaters, fans, many in costume, eagerly queued up yesterday morning at 12:01 to be the first to see The Dark Knight, the explosive new Batman movie. The Dark Knight set a new mark for midnight ticket sales with $18.5 million, surpassing the $16.5 million of 2005's Star Wars: Episode III -- Revenge of the Sith, a record that was believed to be...

2008-07-19 00:00:27

By Iain Blair When the new Batman movie "The Dark Knight" began screenings last month before its debut today, some moviegoers saw Heath Ledger as an instant Oscar candidate as the deranged villain, The Joker. But Oscar watchers and veteran critics say the joke might be on fans creating mostly Internet-based buzz because an Academy Award for the Australian actor, who died of an accidental drug overdose in January, would be a rare event. Only one actor has won an Oscar after death, Peter...

2008-07-18 21:00:21

By Jesse B. Gill Photo gallery: Fans camp out to see "The Dark Knight" REDLANDS - In weather that hovered near the three-digit mark for most of the day on Thursday, Sean Arnold wore a black neoprene wetsuit covered with a black rubber chest pieces and leggings, a heavy black cape and a rubber mask that covered his entire head. For the afternoon, Arnold was Batman. Arnold, 24, wasn't the only Batman fan who waited in the sun in front of Krikorian Premiere Theatres on Thursday. A line...


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