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2008-08-10 00:00:17

By Camila Batmanghelidjh The indifference to human suffering in the caped crusader's latest foray is more shocking than the graphic violence that has excited its early critics. For young people used to images of cruelty, the film's lack of moral context is more dangerous by far The knife is shoved inside the victim's mouth and pulled from one side of the face to the other, the blade ripping a smile across the cheeks. The victim is petrified, frozen in terror, paralysed into...

2008-08-10 00:00:16

The dark protector of Gotham city's sky is back to rid the streets of crime! The latest blockbusting movie to hit the cinemas is the sequel to Batman Begins, The Dark Knight. Our secret superhero Bruce Wayne vowed to keep the city safe after seeing his parents taken away at an early age. Billionaire Bruce leads a double life, shy by day and batty by night Batman faces one of his greatest challenges yet as he confronts an old rival the Joker. He's ready for action and can't wait to...

2008-08-05 06:00:29

By Bruce Dancis, The Sacramento Bee, Calif. Aug. 5--"The Dark Knight" is on a mission of "Titanic" proportions. But does Christopher Nolan's second Batman film, the biggest box office hit of 2008 so far, have a chance of matching the $600 million taken in domestically by James Cameron's 1997 romantic drama? Probably not, conclude movie business experts contacted by The Bee, though they all agree the film's success in just 17 days in theaters is nothing short of phenomenal. "I was...

2008-08-02 15:00:15

By WARD, Nick Nick Ward takes a peek into the darkness at the movies this week. -------------------- The Dark Knight Starring Christian Bale, Heath Ledger. Directed by Christopher Nolan. M. State Cinema. * * * * 1/2 Three years ago, Batman Begins revived a character who had been condemned to cartoonish excess in a series of awful films in the '80s and '90s. Its success meant a sequel was a given - and The Dark Knight more than lives up to expectations. Bruce Wayne is still a...

2008-08-02 00:00:19

First of all I would like to mention that my friend and I were so hyped about this film we went all the way to Birmingham to see it in IMAX. (It's like a HD version of the cinema.) We live in Exeter. But I think it was totally worth it. The film begins with...well, I really don't want to say, as it's all just brilliant and I don't want to ruin it, but I will say that the story will amaze you. This film contains everything a blockbuster needs: a hero, a demented villain, a hi-tech car,...

2008-07-29 21:00:16

By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS THREE RIVERS, Michigan - Three Rivers police have arrested a man who they say tried to steal posters and other items related to the new Batman movie from a cinema lobby while dressed up as the Joker. Detective Mike Mohney said Monday he expects 20-year-old Spencer Taylor to be charged with larceny and malicious destruction of property. Taylor is scheduled to be arraigned Aug. 5 in St. Joseph County District Court. There is no telephone listing under his name...

2008-07-28 18:00:27

By Rodger Mullen, The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. Jul. 28--I was torn. On one hand, the little boy looked so cute in his Batman mask and cape, waiting at the movie theater for a showing of "The Dark Knight." He's the kind of boy who makes you say, "awwww ... " On the other hand -- what was he, about 5 years old? What was a child so young doing at a movie so violent? And he wasn't the only one at the matinee showing I attended on the opening weekend of the blockbuster movie. The...

2008-07-27 15:00:21

`Dark Knight' star Christian Bale, in London, denied assault allegations Tuesday reportedly made by his mother and sister, hours after the Wales-born actor was arrested, questioned by London police and released on bail. The 34-year-old actor, who plays Batman, was not charged. British media reported that Bale's mother and sister told police he assaulted them at the Dorchester Hotel in London on Sunday. (c) 2008 Columbia Daily Tribune. Provided by ProQuest Information and Learning. All...

2008-07-26 00:00:27

With a record-breaking opening weekend in America tucked under its utility bat-belt, Christopher Nolan's dark, brooding sequel swoops on to these shores amid a storm of hype and feverish anticipation. No film could live up to such expectations, but The Dark Knight soars tantalisingly close, probing the inner demons of Gotham's favourite crime-fighter as he duels with his most famous adversary. The death of Heath Ledger from an accidental overdose of prescription medication casts a long...

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2008-07-25 21:00:00

By Jesse B. Gill Not only is "The Dark Knight" the best film of 2008 thus far, it's the best film I've ever seen. I'm one of those guys who has been watching the Internet for any little bit of news surrounding this movie. I had the release date checked on my calendar and I was counting down the days like a kid counts down for Christmas. I've read the reviews. Just about everyone has raved about this movie. I had friends tell me, "Now, don't let your expectations ruin the movie." Going in,...


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cruet
  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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