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Talk, Talk, Talk: December 2008

Just like the end of an inspiring speech that may or may not succeed in making its point, these final four weeks before 2009 tend to define or defeat the entire awards season purpose.

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Talk, Talk, Talk: November 2008

Like the sainted sigh of relief that comes after another shriek-filled All Hallow's Eve, November usually means the start of the 'nominate me' process for the proposed prestige pictures of 2008.

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8 Sep 2008 // 10:00 PM

I’m Not There, and Neither Are You

The Bob Dylan film, I’m Not There, shows that the main puzzle behind pop music’s most enigmatic personality resides right here, within us all.

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20 Aug 2008 // 4:32 AM

Growing up in a Catholic household taught me to have a healthy appreciation of rules. No meat on Fridays, go to confession at least before

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How to play at being a villain: Bardem, Ledger reignite media interest in craft of acting

The verdict is nearly unanimous: As the Joker in “The Dark Knight,” Heath Ledger gives a great performance. But what exactly does that mean? As

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8 Aug 2008 // 2:48 AM

It’s the yearning. In an American culture drenched in sexually charged ads, movies, music and books, the “Twilight” series of romance novels by Stephenie

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1 Aug 2008 // 4:50 AM

For the uninitiated, there’s a phenomenon out there called the “Twilight” series, which has grabbed a lot of teen and adult fans by the

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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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Double Take: 'Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid' (1969)

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"The two Steves at Double Take are often mistaken for Paul Newman and Robert Redford; so it's appropriate that they shoot it out over Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.

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