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2008-07-22 00:00:28

By Geoffrey Macnab First Night THE DARK KNIGHT ODEON, LEICESTER SQUARE LONDON **** THE DARK Knight is a film for troubled times. The anarchy that The Joker (Heath Ledger) unleashes on Gotham City seems like a magnified version of what Western society is experiencing as economies contract and the threat of terrorism remains ever- present. This is a summer tent-pole movie that plays to the masochistic instincts of cinemagoers fretting over their own futures. All the signs are that...

2008-07-21 15:00:41

By EMILY BURNHAM; OF THE NEWS STAFF BANGOR - For a few nights each summer, Ray Harrington, the special events coordinator at Bangor Mall Cinemas 10, has the best job ever: handing out toys to ridiculously enthusiastic movie fans who will do just about anything to score free loot. "OK, are you guys ready for this movie? Is Batman totally awesome?" Harrington asked the crowd filling one of four sold-out theaters at the complex showing "The Dark Knight" just before midnight Friday. Screams...

2008-07-21 06:00:30

By Ashley Goodwin, The Times West Virginian, Fairmont Jul. 21--One of the most anticipated movies of the summer was "The Dark Knight." What exactly did viewers think of the summer's block buster? Laura Wilson responded, "'The Dark Knight' was a great movie because it was action-packed, extremely well written, had an amazing plot line that didn't become boring or drawn out, and the acting was phenomenal." Thomas Stout replied, "The movie was great! A lot better than the last Batman....

2008-07-21 06:00:30

By Michael Long When we last see the Joker, he has, of course, succumbed to the Batman - physically, if not spiritually. Strung upside down, dangling from a cable off the facade of a high-rise building, the Joker squeals with delight. Even as a SWAT team closes in, guns drawn, ready to cart him off to an insane asylum, this feverish purveyor of anarchy knows he will live to fight another day and cackles maniacally. Christopher Nolan, the British filmmaker who directed The Dark Knight,...

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2008-07-21 06:00:00

When Aaron Spychalski, 19, and Larry Brown, 18, emerged from Franklin Park 16 Cinema de Lux after yesterday's 10 a.m. screening of The Dark Knight their heads were reeling. It might have been the sleep deprivation -- they'd gotten home from work at 2 a.m. that morning and stayed awake until the 10 a.m showing out of sheer excitement about the movie -- or it might have been the fact that The Dark Knight, Mr. Spychalski said, "was so great that it gave me goosebumps." The Batman sequel The...

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

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 12:00:12

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,...

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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 Glenn Whipp It was a busy night for "The Dark Knight" on Thursday as the highly anticipated Batman sequel broke box-office records with its midnight showings. "The Dark Knight" grossed $18.5million when the curtain raised at theaters, breaking the previous midnight record held by "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith" since May 2005. The $18.5million does not take into account audiences at subsequent showings at 3 a.m. and 6 a.m., which, in many theaters, were packed as well....