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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.
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.
GONE are the days when Batman was a just a camp comic character in tights. Now, the superhero is brooding, shadowy and even political - and he's now darker than ever.
By Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune Jul. 25--This summer, in terrific films and craven ones, violence threatens the populace. Why should this season be any different? Think of the Joker, fomenting terrorism and nerve-racking pathology in "The Dark Knight" (terrific).
By Anthony Quinn FILM OF THE WEEK THE DARK KNIGHT (12A) Christopher Nolan (152 mins) *** STARRING Christian Bale, Heath Ledger, Maggie Gyllenhaal Those suffering from a fear of heights should have a care on entering the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, for its opening shot looms with a precipitous shock that could make you queasy.
By Donna Freydkin Holy ka-ching, Batman! The Dark Knight is still flying high. Since opening at midnight Thursday, the Batman Begins sequel has become: *The fastest movie to reach $200 million. It took five days; Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man's Chest and Spider-Man 3 did it in eight.
By JASON SILVERSTEIN "The Dark Knight" is the first Batman film not to feature our hero's name in the title, which can be viewed as a symbolic gesture.
Batman star Christian Bale was arrested Tuesday over allegations of assaulting his mother and sister, police and British media said.
By Lindsay McIntosh ON MONDAY, Christian Bale was a superhero. Through hoards of cheering fans, he swaggered up the red carpet to the European premiere of the new Batman movie, The Dark Knight, in which he plays the brooding, crime-fighting protagonist.
BATMAN topped Spider-Man as the king of superheroes, box office figures showed. The Dark Knight took a US box office record of EUR158.3m (pounds 79.2m) in its opening weekend, beating the previous best of EUR151.1m(pounds 75.6m) set by Spider-Man 3 in May last year.
- Stoppage; cessation (of labor).
- A standing still or idling (of mills, factories, etc.).