I went to see The Dark Knight yesterday. It kicked my ass! It also kicked all the asses in Travelling Pants at the cineplex next door.
There's a million reviews online already, so I'll spare you mine. I liked everything about the movie, except for two disturbing things:
1. The Mayor of Gotham wears waaaaay too much eyeliner.
It's so hilarious that they cast the actor who played Batmanuel as the Mayor. For those of you who are not familiar with the comedy powerhouse once known as The Tick, Batmanuel was the live-action TV version of Die Fledermaus . He was a Latino parody of Batman - a suave superhero with an overinflated ego who's actually a big coward. He takes his phone off the hook or leaves town whenever he sees the bat signal. If you've never seen the Tick (either the cartoon, or the short-lived live action TV series), do yourself a favour and rent it. It's brilliant.
2. Maggie Gyllenhaal.
I really can't stand this woman, but I have to admit, I'm happy for her. Really! I mean, she's a terrible, fugly actress, and yet somehow she's convinced all of Hollywood that she's a hot, sexy, amazing thespian. Nice work, Maggie! Please go back to doing crappy indie movies so I won't accidentally run into you on a 40-foot screen ever again.
Here's the "sexiest" photo I could find of her.
I think it's an ad for Nair.