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30 Jul 2008 // 3:43 AM

Pop 20: Super hero formula evolving

In only 10 days, the Batman defeated the Joker, delivered a one-two punch to Harvey Dent and amassed more than $300 million at the box office. But

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(Maria Avila/San Jose Mercury News/MCT) FORKS, Wash.—“We think Bella’s bedroom is up there,” Mike Gurling says, pointing to a second-story window. “

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When bad is good: Heath Ledger’s Joker is the latest villain we love to hate

Oh, Hannibal, you big, lovable teddy bear, you. Come give us a hug! Yes, we Americans do love our movie villains. And the nastier the

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Batmassive: The Meaning of $300 Million

It only took 10 days. Less than two weeks. It remains a stunning accomplishment. It took Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Man’s Chest 16 days to

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22 Jul 2008 // 9:59 PM

Anglo-Saxon Attitudes

An acid-tongued humor, playing towards a number of stuffy British stereotypes.

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22 Jul 2008 // 2:50 AM

How far can ‘Dark Knight’s’ box-office numbers go?

LOS ANGELES - The latest film in the “Batman” series, “The Dark Knight,” posted record box-office receipts over the weekend, but talk of repeat business

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Christian ‘Batman’ Bale is a serious man for a serious role

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The role of Batman in “The Dark Knight” suits Christian Bale better than when he played the comic book hero in “

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‘Dark Knight’ Is Epic Entertainment

Duality is the nature of man. We all have good and evil inside us. Which side we choose to embrace earmarks our very existence, putting

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‘Dark Knight’ role as The Joker may not be a fair legacy for Heath Ledger

“The Dark Knight” is likely to make Heath Ledger a bigger star than he ever was in life. The ingredients are there: the iconic role,

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16 Jul 2008 // 11:53 PM

The Dark Knight

Batman's dilemma in The Dark Knight is how to use his bad press, whether he will embrace it or continue to fight it.

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With ‘The Dark Knight,’ superhero movies take a flying leap toward maturity

Even before shooting had wrapped on “The Dark Knight” last year, the movie already seemed destined to become the defining film of the 2008 summer season.

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Resident evil: Every comic book hero needs a memorable villain

Being bad may never have been this good before. The early consensus is Heath Ledger is nearly perfect as the Joker in “The Dark Knight,”

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14 Jul 2008 // 9:57 PM

Baskervilles: Twilight

Sugar-coated power pop from a great highbrow pop band.

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14 Jul 2008 // 8:05 AM

It’s a visual style. It’s a movie genre. And nearly 70 years after it first appeared, film noir is not only still with us,

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14 Jul 2008 // 3:13 AM

Look out, Spider-Man. There is every reason to believe - from advance ticket sales to buzz - that Batman is about to do to you

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BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. - The Joker (Heath Ledger) strolls into a posh fund-raiser for District Attorney Harvey Dent (Aaron Eckhart) in the latest Batman big-screen

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Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson

While Gonzo makes a familiar case, that Thompson frequently lost himself in celebrity, it also argues for his legacy, not cynicism but optimism.

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These ‘Children’ Deserve a More Factual Format

While it may seem sacrilegious to say it, stories of heroic human efforts during the tenuous dangers of wartime appear to be an international dime

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9 Jun 2008 // 2:56 AM

NEW YORK - Whether it’s cocktail hour in Manhattan or Mumbai, is there anyone in the developed world who doesn’t know who likes

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Grand Theft Auto IV

The insane brilliance on display is exemplified in the microcosm of the in-game television.

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Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

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"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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