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By John Beifuss Scripps Howard News Service Nobody thought to call Adam West's Batman a "Dark Knight." The screen Batman of the 1960s was pop, not noir; the Joker he battled was not an "agent of chaos" but an icon of camp.
By Jeff Vice Deseret News ENCOUNTERS AT THE END OF THE WORLD -- *** 1/2 -- Documentary feature about Antarctica research and wildlife; rated G (violence, mild vulgarity) In "Encounters at the End of the World," eccentric German filmmaker Werner Herzog keeps his promise not to make "another penguin movie." Of course, that doesn't mean that his latest, a documentary feature about Antarctic life and research, is completely penguin- free.
Werner Herzog, the mainstream cinema's greatest mystic, ponders life, humanity, ice and penguins in "Encounters at the End of the World," a mesmerizing South Pole documentary that promises more than it delivers.
By Kandace McCoy, Mt. Vernon Register-News, Ill. Jul. 16--MT. VERNON -- With daycamp winding down to just under two weeks, campers have been enjoying Water Week at Mt. Vernon Veterans Park.
By Dane Stickney, Omaha World-Herald, Neb. Jul. 13--Batman may be the star of the show, but the villains often steal the scenes. Most of the buzz surrounding the new Batman flick, "The Dark Knight," which opens Friday, has focused on Heath Ledger. The late actor plays an especially creepy Joker.
People are talking about "The Dark Knight," but they're not talking about Batman.
Have camera, will travel. In pursuit of a compelling story, Werner Herzog will go anywhere.
For movie fans everywhere there is no film more highly anticipated this summer than "The Dark Knight." For this most recent big-budget installment of the hugely popular Batman franchise, ReelzChannel(R), the only cable/satellite network dedicated to "Everything About Movies, 24/7(TM)," will become "Everything About 'The Dark Knight,' 24/7" as it devotes its original programs across the network July 11-20 to showcase one of the most successful movie franchises ever.
By Gary Bogue, Contra Costa Times, Walnut Creek, Calif. Jun.
A seal has been caught on camera trying to have sex with a penguin. This seems to be the first known example of a sexual escapade between a mammal and another kind of vertebrate such as a bird, reptile or fish, "although some mammals are known to have attempted sexual relief with inanimate - including dead things - objects," said researcher Nico de Bruyn, a mammal ecologist at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. One summer morning, scientists observing...
At 30 inches (75 centimeters), the flightless Great Auk (Pinguinus impennis) was the largest of the auks. It was hunted for food, as well as for down for mattresses, from at least the 8th century. It is classified as the only species in the genus Pinguinus. It was also known as "garefowl", from the Old Norse geirfugl, or "penguin". Before hunted to extinction, the Great Auk could be found in great numbers on islands off eastern Canada, Greenland, Iceland, Norway, Ireland and Great Britain....
The Emperor Penguin (Aptenodytes forsteri) is the largest of all penguins and is the only penguin that breeds at the height of winter in Antarctica. Emperor Penguins eat mainly crustaceans (such as krill) but will also occasionally indulge in small fish and squid. In the wild, Emperor Penguins typically live for 20 years, but some records indicate a maximum lifespan of around 40 years. (The Emperor Penguin should not be confused with the King Penguin or the Royal Penguin.) Behaviors...
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