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Story | Jul 18, 2012 | 10:47 AMThe long-awaited “The Dark Knight Rises” -- the latest big-screen treatment of DC Comics' Batman -- will hit screens this week, and the early movie reviews are looking good. The movie builds on the 2008 hit "The Dark Knight," and maintains its dark, brooding tenor. Though the mayhem is not for everyone (were comic books?), I'm glad that the Caped Crusader has developed into a strong movie franchise in director Christopher Nolan's trilogy. The Superman movies never achieved this sort of complexity, and some other recent super-hero movies have turned into an amalgam of special effects. Here are some excerpts from movie reviews:
Blog | Sep 17, 2008 | 4:22 PM
Multimedia Editor Emeritus John Lindner has sent us this riddle for his Shallow Thought Wednesday. Not sure what cheating would involve, though: 'Heath Ledger showed up at my door in Joker drag. He's hungry. (I'm not making this up!) Where...
Story | Jul 17, 2008
Story | Sep 12, 2002
Hail, hail, the "Gang"'s finally here. That would be "Gangs of New York", Martin Scorsese's long-awaited latest, an epic tale of love and loyalties, played out among the rival immigrant groups of 19th-century New York City. Not since "Titanic" has a film...