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Joker's wild

Joker_2 Here's a first glimpse of what Heath Ledger will look like as The Joker in next summer's The Dark Knight, director Christopher Nolan's follow-up to his excellent Batman Begins. Judging by the creep-out factor of the photo, it's safe to assume Nolan is preserving the mature, camp-free tone of the first movie.

Viewing log

Tuesday May 29

Knocked Up (2007): In which writer-director Judd Apatow proves The 40 Year-Old Virgin was no fluke.

Paris, Je T'aime (2006)

Monday May 28

Whose Life Is It Anyway? (1981): Reminds you what a vibrant and engaging actor Richard Dreyfuss was in his prime. Didactic and manipulative but still thoroughly engaging, marred only by what could be the most pretentious dream sequence ever put on film.

Friday May 25

Crazy Love (2007): Truth really is stranger than fiction.

Thursday May 24

Idol The Fallen Idol (1948): Further proof, as if any more were needed, that Carol Reed deserves a spot alongside Hitchcock, Ford and Wilder as one of the all-time great directors.

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Juan

I LOVE the way Joker looks in this film! That is incredibly creepy. I can't wait to see what Ledger brings to the performance. I haven't been this hyped for a film in YEARS.

Chris

It isn't too early to deliver a truck-load worth of Best Supporting Actress awards to Leslie Mann this very second. Uh-uh.

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