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Show TrackerAfter three weeks of Olympic fever and strained relations within the "Chuck" community, the show returned with another one of its best episodes yet. I'm sure the folks who are concerned that the show is keeping Chuck and Sarah apart......
The Hero ComplexThe "Dark Knight" director speaks for the first time about his Superman plans -- and about the third Batman film's villain. "It won't be," he says with a wink, "Mr. Freeze."...
"The question you're always asked is, 'Is opera still relevant?' " says handsome young tenor on the rise Joseph Kaiser. Despite his amiable temperament, he seems peeved by the frequently posed query. And why not? Singers like Kaiser and star baritone...
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Special to The Times++++++++++++++++++++ || || ++++++++++++++++++++ To a screenwriter, time can feel like either a bullet train speeding toward deadlines or a long ride through a barren expanse of desert. When the western remake "3:10 to Yuma" chugs into theaters in two...
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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE BRITISH filmmaker Christopher Nolan has the mien of a passionate literature professor (passionate, that is, in the British sense of the term) and, last December, he spoke about the young actor Heath Ledger as if he were the most fascinating manuscript...
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A special effects technician has been killed in a crash during production of the latest Batman film, Warner Bros. said Tuesday. Christian Bale plays Batman in "The Dark Knight." The studio said the man, who was not identified, died when a truck carrying...
Holy, People's Choice Awards, Batman! "The Dark Knight" soared away with every trophy it was nominated for Wednesday at the 35th annual fan-favorite CBS ceremony. The caped crusader flick won five awards, including favorite cast, superhero, action movie...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterTHE trailers for "The Dark Knight" have shown quite a bit of Heath Ledger's scabbier, surlier reinvention of the Joker (think of Malcolm McDowell's thug from "A Clockwork Orange" but with kelp-colored hair, scars and a hyena laugh), but the producers have...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterHis face is a triptych of granite-like features. When the camera focuses on Ron Perlman, it captures, with clarity, the sum of his distinguished parts -- the lantern jaw, the deep-set eyes and the high, square forehead. Perlman is 6 feet 2, which...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterIT'S THE Cannes of Capes, the World's Fair for Fanboys, the ultimate Bazaar of the Bizarre. Comic-Con International gets underway today at the San Diego Convention Center and 125,000 fans will attend this frothy celebration -- and hard sell -- of pop...
Associated PressOHKAY OWINGEH, N.M. -- Aspiring screenwriters David and Kevin Linke don't have to go to Hollywood to try to break into the business. It came to them. "Here, if you want to get on a movie set, you can," said David, 20, fresh off four days' work as an...
The Associated PressThis time out, there's no vat of chemicals to explain how Batman's greatest enemy came to be the twisted sociopath known as the Joker. Heath Ledger's Joker springs full-blown in this summer's "The Dark Knight," the sequel to 2005's "Batman Begins" that...
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