A Dark Knight Ahead

July 11, 2008 at 8:48 am (Movies)

YEA! One week to go until the release of The Dark Knight, Christopher Nolan’s already critically acclaimed installment in the newer, more realistic Batman series. The Joker takes a few swings at Batman in this installment, however he’s also taking a few at Fandango. According to them, a large amount of midnight screenings of the film are selling out rampantly across the US. I’m looking at Fandango now, and it’s went from 4 showings that Friday, to a midnight showing which I haven’t heard of in a while at 12:01 Friday morning, now at that and showings that Friday 12:30, 1:00, 1:30, 3:45, 4:15, 5:00, 5:30, 7:00, 7:30, 8:01, 10:10, 10:45, 11:30. At first I didn’t think it was gonna sell THAT well. It looks as if this is gonna be a huge movie. I’m planning on seeing it the 18th at like a noon showing, at first I thought it would be pretty sparse, not too many people in there. Now I’m realizing I better get there early. This movie is going to be huge, and something tells me the fans are gonna like it. Here are some statistics for you-

 

  • 37% of Respondents say they plan to see the movie AT LEAST ONCE during the midnight showings.
  • 38% of Respondents say they plan to take a few days or the entire day off from work Friday.
  • 60% of them are male. (Please introduce me to the other females that wanna go see Batman early)
  • 71% are under 35
  • 39% plan to see it in IMAX (I personally just can’t handle IMAX, it’s too much for me)
  • 92% of people believe the Academy will honor Heath Ledger with a post humous Oscar Nomination.
Based on 14 Reviews at RT, The Dark Knight still has 100%. Listen to a quote from TIME’s review-
With little humor to break the tension, The Dark Knight is beyond dark. It’s as black — and teeming and toxic — as the mind of the Joker. Batman Begins, the 2005 film that launched Nolan’s series, was a mere five-finger exercise. This is the full symphony. 
But the Joker — this guy is nuts. He does deals with the Mob, then crosses them up. He makes a point with his pencil by ramming it into a gangster’s head. “This town,” he says, “deserves a better class of criminals.” So do action movies, and here he is, vowing to bring down Batman and Dent, just for the mad fun of it.

The mayhem and torture wreaked here, by saint or scum, are so vivid and persistent that it’s a wonder, and a puzzle, whyThe Dark Knight snagged a PG-13 rating. (Don’t take your 9-year-old son unless you think he’d enjoy seeing a kid just like him tremble in fear while a gun is held to his head by a previously sympathetic character.) 
The chill will linger, though. The Dark Knight is bound to haunt you long after you’ve told yourself, Aah, it’s only a comic-book movie.
I’m actually starting to become a little afraid of the movie, might have to watch some Extreme Makeover Home Edition when I get back to balance it out.  If you’re at the Friday showing and you see a guy with Joker face paint on, that could be me. 

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My Name is Earl and The Office Boxarts

July 11, 2008 at 8:48 am (DVD, Television)

The most recent season of My Name is Earl, along with a complete collection of The Office Seasons 1-4 have made their way onto DVDActive. In the most recent season of My Name is Earl, Earl goes to jail, goes into a coma, and gets married, then alone again. In The Office…. Micheal is just Micheal…. I’ll let a quote help you out here- Below are the boxarts for the two. I am very satisfied with both collections’ artworks.

Michael: Every year, my sweet, sweet grandmother sends me a check on my birthday for fifty dollars. And lately, she has been sending me, like nine or ten checks a year…uh, as Nana starts to [points to his head]…but, I knew I should be saving it for something, I just didn’t know what I should be saving it for. And then I had an awakening: “Michael, buy a motorcycle.” So I put the money in my shoe and then I forgot about it until now.”

 

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