Ever wondered why The Dark Knight's Joker was so very brilliant?
This analysis is good. So good.
Video: The Dark Knight is very probably the best superhero movie of all time. That has a lot to do with Joker being the best villain and Christopher Nolan being a fantastic director, but it also has to do with... Michael Mann? Here's a video from Glass Distortion that shows scenes from The Dark Knight next to scenes from Mann films such as Heat, The Insider, Collateral and LA Takedown. You can easily spot the influence.
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.
San Diego Comic-Con is getting nearer, and day by day we're getting to see more of the exclusive goodies that will be available at the convention. Sometimes, they delight us. In this case, they scare the living bejeezus out of us.
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?
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.
After releasing The Dark Knight and Inception as iPhone apps, Warner Bros is breaking even more new ground by releasing The Dark Knight on Facebook.
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.