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Heath Ledger dying so young is like..

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To continue the Dark Knight theme, I think that Heath Ledger passing away so young would have been like Jack Nicholson dying after making One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, which is such a breathtaking demonstration of acting ability. By this point in Nicholson's career he'd already received several major award nominations, as had Ledger, and each of these two movies (looked liked it) pushed each actor to their respective limits. Nicholson then went on to win several major awards, including the Oscar for Best Actor for his role in 'Cuckoo's Nest. Of course my comparison is not without its irony - Nicholson went on to play the Joker in Tim Burton's original Batman movie in 1989. Food for though.

Reasons to see The Dark Knight

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In case you haven't seen it already, I present some reasons to see The Dark Knight aka Batman 2:

  • (at the time of writing) The Dark Knight is the highest rated movie on IMDB with a score of 9.5 average out of over 90,000 votes, beating The Godfather.
  • It was Heath Ledger's last movie and he was a great actor who's work we should respect and watch.
  • The reports I read way back when indicated he got so completely into his character that he had terrible problems pulling himself out of it afterwards.
  • Christopher Nolan directed and co-wrote it, and he did the last Batman Begins movie, The Prestige, Insomnia and Momento.
  • It has Christian Bale as Batman, who I've thought has been an awesome actor ever since making Empire of the Sun back in 1987 as a child. He also was in Equilibrium (yes, I liked it), The Machinist, The Prestige, and others.
  • It's not only a good comic-book flick but also a fantastic detective story. Yes, there's a real story in it.
  • There's an IMAX version with several scenes filmed specially to take advantage of the larger screen.
  • Because I said so? :)

Why noone cares about the XFiles 2 movie

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In an interest to keep my mind off other matters.. An interesting rant against the XFiles 2 movie that opens this week. My take:

  • If you haven't seen The Dark Knight, go see it.
  • If you have seen The Dark Knight, go see it again.
  • If you've already seen it twice, got see Hellboy 2.
  • The show itself was so over-done by the end it was like the Griswald family christmas turkey.
  • Did I mention going to see The Dark Knight? Good. Do it.
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