Tagged With the dark knight

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Video: Even if you didn't see Suicide Squad and somehow escaped the reviews of it and, like, also didn't hear the horror stories about Jared Leto's Joker, you'd already know that it would never have topped Heath Ledger's Joker in The Dark Knight anyway. Not only is Ledger's Joker an iconic performance, his character was also the most perfect antagonist there's ever been for Batman (or maybe, for any superhero). Lessons from the Screenplay analyses what an antagonist should be and shows how The Dark Knight's Joker nails it perfectly.

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It's been done before, but hey, scientific propositions need repeated testing, don't they? Movieclips Trailers analysed the Christopher Nolan Batman trilogy and compared Batman's gear to current market prices to come up with the definitive price it would take to be the dark knight. The final tally? $US79,237,480.98. Not too expensive for a billionaire, right?

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Could The Dark Knight have saved his beloved Rachel Dawes if he were using Apple Maps to find his way? Would Harvey Dent still have that nonsense all up his face if Siri guided the Bat Pod through the streets of Gotham? Wonder no more, internet, for YouTube has the answer.

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As countless Birdman rallies have shown, building a powerless flying contraption, even for a single person, is not an easy engineering task. Not that it's ever been a concern for fictional superhero Bruce Wayne / Batman, who glides from tall buildings using nothing but his cape. But could he... really? A group from the Physics and Astronomy department at the University of Leicester in the UK decided to do the maths, using Batman Begins as a guide.

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Starting with Shrek Forever After, three AMC theatres in New York will begin selling $US20 adult movie tickets on their IMAX screens. Even for a loose-moneyed film buff like me, that's just too much.

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In the 12 months since Blu-ray emerged victorious over HD DVD in the battle for high-definition format supremacy, BD-Live has gone from having huge potential as a key sales and marketing feature to becoming a footnote on the spine of a handful of Blu-ray movies. And despite the fact that some studios like Disney are actively pursuing the technology, its implementation still feels like a random collection of ideas that lacks cohesion and focus. And sadly, it doesn't really look like things are going to change any time soon.