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10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew

10 Things About The Dark Knight You Never Knew
The Dark Knight is one of the greatest comic book movies of all time, ranked among the popcorn cinema elite in fan polls as one of the best movies ever. The penultimate chapter of Christopher Nolan's Dark Knight trilogy saw Christian Bale's Batman go up against the Joker, portrayed with haunting villainy by the late Heath Ledger, who won a posthumous Oscar for the role. Ledger's commitment to the character is the stuff of legend. But there were plenty of other cool facts behind the scenes, as well.

Katie Holmes skipped the sequel to make a terrible comedy.

Memento filmmaker Christopher Nolan rescued the World's Greatest Detective from the train wreck of glossy camp that was Joel Schumacher's Batman and Robin with 2005's Batman Begins, a serious minded reboot adored by fans and critics. Katie Holmes co-starred as Bruce Wayne love interest Rachel Dawes, but the Dawson's Creek
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Jon Hamm Hosts Star-Studded Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy Black Tie Ball

Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) hosted its fifth annual Brooklyn Black Tie Ball and After Party last Thursday.

Jon Hamm Attends Brooklyn Black Tie Ball

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The event was hosted by Jon Hamm, and featured a musical performance by Norah Jones.

Guests included host of CNBC’s Mad Money Jim Cramer, Mayor of New York City Bill De Blasio, NBA star Mike Dunleavy, star of Vogue’s feature documentary The First Monday in May Sylvana Durrett, actress Ana Gasteyer (People of Earth, The Good Wife, Saturday Night Live), Deputy Mayor for Housing and Economic Development Alicia Glen, President of Brooklyn Bridge Park Corporation Eric Landau, actress Michelle Monaghan (The Path, Mission: Impossible series), actor Matthew Rhys (The Americans) and actress Keri Russell (The Americans), NYC Commissioner of Parks and Recreation Mitchell Silver, Founder and CEO of Rag & Bone Marcus Wainwright, and Executive Director of the Brooklyn Bridge
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‘Blind’ Review: Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore Star In A Hackneyed Romance That Isn’t Worth Seeing

‘Blind’ Review: Alec Baldwin and Demi Moore Star In A Hackneyed Romance That Isn’t Worth Seeing
Nobody is more virile than a blind man in a bad movie. From Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel Frank Slade in “Scent of a Woman” to Virgil Adamson in “At First Sight,” these characters are cartoons of masculinity, using their dicks like antennae as they help guide the sighted people in their lives towards some kind of personal growth. While blind women are often rendered as pretty, pitiable things in desperate need of assistance (a trope that Charlie Chaplin inadvertently helped cement in “City Lights,” and that Lars von Trier very deliberately weaponized in “Dancer in the Dark”), their male counterparts are seen as horny, feral animals who compensate for their sightlessness with bat-like sonar and a bloodhound’s sense of smell.

And so we end up with movies like Michael Mailer’s divertingly banal “Blind,” in which Alec Baldwin plays a vision-impaired (but hyper-sexual) writer who can tell from halfway
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Poland Reaches Detente With Jim Cramer After Apology For Polish Army Crack

The Polish Embassy and CNBC’s Jim Cramer have kissed and made up after the Mad Money host tweeted a my-bad message for a recent colorful crack. We acknowledge and appreciate your apology https://t.co/l5XFWckAKJ — Embassy of Poland Us (@PolishEmbassyUS) May 24, 2017 The Polish Embassy to the United States gave Cramer a refresher course in WWII this week after learning that, on May 11, he had remarked: "Macy's is like the Polish Army in WWII — it tried to field…
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What Are the ‘Fang’ Stocks? A Short Explainer

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What Are the ‘Fang’ Stocks? A Short Explainer
CNBC’s Jim Cramer is known for his voluble stock advocacy, but the “Mad Money” host also made a key contribution to contemporary Wall Street lexicon, as he’s the one who coined “Fang” as a term for the stocks of Facebook, Amazon, Netflix and Google parent Alphabet. And those Fang stocks had quite a bite in 2015, when they averaged a robust 83 percent increase — during a year when the S&P 500 actually finished down less than 1 percent. Netflix, which jumped 134 percent in 2015, was the top performing stock in the entire S&P 500. The four Fang companies couldn’t...
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‘Jackie’ Screenwriter Noah Oppenheim Finds The Human Side Of History: Awards Spotlight

‘Jackie’ Screenwriter Noah Oppenheim Finds The Human Side Of History: Awards Spotlight
Everyone has to forge their own path to Hollywood’s highest honors, but “Jackie” screenwriter Noah Oppenheim charted a particularly eccentric course. A Harvard grad, he got his start in media by co-creating “Mad Money with Jim Cramer” and producing “Hardball with Chris Matthews.” After a stint supervising the 7am hour of “The Today Show,” Oppenheim ditched television for books, co-authoring a series of secular devotional readers designed to “arouse curiosity” and “refresh knowledge.” And then he pivoted again, adapting screenplays for mega-budget Ya movies like “Allegiant” and “The Maze Runner.”

With that resumé, a piercing and deeply felt story of an American icon at the height of her grief isn’t the obvious next step. Then again, maybe a fraught, complex, and ineffably humanizing portrait of Jackie Kennedy in the immediate aftermath of her husband’s assassination — a portrait designed to liberate the former First Lady from the petrified
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Coming Distractions: Going In Style wants to be the Last Vegas of geriatric bank robbery

Hey, anybody want an “old guys rob banks” movie that’s sort of like Last Vegas meets The Crew, The Bucket List, About Schmidt, Mad Money, and Dirty Grandpa? Plus, to sweeten the deal, it’s directed by Zach Braff, the auteur behind Wish I Was Here? That sound good to anyone? If so, Warner Bros. has a brand new trailer for a comedy called Going In Style, scheduled for release in the U.S. and U.K on April 7, 2017. The two-and-a-half-minute promo is actually something of a minor miracle, since there’s not one nanosecond of it that feels remotely spontaneous. It’s fashioned entirely from recycled material, right down to the use of “Highway To Hell” by AC/DC on the soundtrack.

Michael Caine plays Joe, a man who finds himself unfairly denied his pension and decides to retaliate by robbing a bank to get it ...
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My American Dream: How Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Went from Crime Reporter to Financial Whiz

My American Dream: How Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Went from Crime Reporter to Financial Whiz
When he was growing up, Jim Cramer says he would hear other kids talk about something that he didn't have: money.

"I would always hear about people getting an allowance, and I said, 'Why don't I have one?' " Cramer, 61, tells People in this week's issue. "My father said, 'For what?' I was like, 'I get the picture. I'll go to work.' "

It was this self-reliance and drive – not to mention a killer skill selling ice cream and soda at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium – that set Cramer on a path to his financial empire and TV career, as host of CNBC's Mad Money.
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My American Dream: How Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Went from Crime Reporter to Financial Whiz

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My American Dream: How Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Went from Crime Reporter to Financial Whiz
When he was growing up, Jim Cramer says he would hear other kids talk about something that he didn't have: money. "I would always hear about people getting an allowance, and I said, 'Why don't I have one?' " Cramer, 61, tells People in this week's issue. "My father said, 'For what?' I was like, 'I get the picture. I'll go to work.' " It was this self-reliance and drive - not to mention a killer skill selling ice cream and soda at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium - that set Cramer on a path to his financial empire and TV career,
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My American Dream: How Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Went from Crime Reporter to Financial Whiz

  • PEOPLE.com
My American Dream: How Mad Money Host Jim Cramer Went from Crime Reporter to Financial Whiz
When he was growing up, Jim Cramer says he would hear other kids talk about something that he didn't have: money. "I would always hear about people getting an allowance, and I said, 'Why don't I have one?' " Cramer, 61, tells People in this week's issue. "My father said, 'For what?' I was like, 'I get the picture. I'll go to work.' " It was this self-reliance and drive - not to mention a killer skill selling ice cream and soda at Philadelphia's Veterans Stadium - that set Cramer on a path to his financial empire and TV career,
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Thelma & Louise, Pt 2: The Venetian Blindside

25th Anniversary Five-Part Mini Series Event 

When we left our heroines in Pt 1 of our 25th anniversary lookback at Thelma & Louise, they were fleeing the scene of their (first) crime but Louise needed a cup of coffee and to collect herself. Anne Marie & Margaret, our own superheroine duo in Los Angeles were grappling with the surprise killing of a would be rapist. Was it rage and pride that motivated Louise to shoot after she had already saved Thelma? It certainly provoked audiences but was there any other way to play the film's themes?

Louise is trying to plot their next move when we return to them, just before they jump back in their '66 Thunderbird - Editor

Pt 2 by Nick Davis

Now's not the time to panic. If we panic now, we're done for."

24:50 You could say this is the moment where Thelma and Louise shifts from a movie
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Money Monster – Review

Money Monster has all the ingredients of a timely thriller: an explosive hostage situation, a critique of our current economic system, and major movie stars in the form of George Clooney and Julia Roberts. However, what unfolds onscreen is a simplistic and obvious expose about the manipulative power of both Wall Street and the media that by now is so familiar that its cynical perspective is unlikely to upset or provoke anyone. Perhaps a decade or two ago Money Monster would have been a compelling film experience but in this day and age it’s just picking obvious targets.

Money Monster stars Julia Roberts as Patty Fenn, a TV producer who spends the entire film in a control room full of consoles, monitors and engineers. Down on the studio floor Clooney plays Lee Gates, the hyperactive host of a show called Money Monster (based not-so-loosely on Jim Cramer’s CNN
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See George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster Stun at the Cannes Photo Call for Money Monster

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See George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster Stun at the Cannes Photo Call for Money Monster
Ooh, la la! George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster enchanted the Cannes Film Festival crowd Thursday when they posed for photos prior to a press conference to promote their latest thriller, Money Monster, which is screening out of competition at the prestigious event. Clooney, 55, opted for an all-black ensemble as he stood alongside Foster, 53, who was all smiles in a white dress and strappy heels. Roberts, meanwhile, exuded European chic in a pinstripe jumpsuit and black heels. The trio were joined by costar Jack O'Connell, who plays an unhinged investor who hijacks the financial show hosted by Clooney's character.
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See George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster Stun at the Cannes Photo Call for Money Monster

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See George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster Stun at the Cannes Photo Call for Money Monster
Ooh, la la! George Clooney, Julia Roberts and Jodie Foster enchanted the Cannes Film Festival crowd Thursday when they posed for photos prior to a press conference to promote their latest thriller, Money Monster, which is screening out of competition at the prestigious event. Clooney, 55, opted for an all-black ensemble as he stood alongside Foster, 53, who was all smiles in a white dress and strappy heels. Roberts, meanwhile, exuded European chic in a pinstripe jumpsuit and black heels. The trio were joined by costar Jack O'Connell, who plays an unhinged investor who hijacks the financial show hosted by Clooney's character.
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Money Monster review - George Clooney goes Leslie Nielsen in popcorn hostage thriller

The Jodie Foster-directed satire about the financial meltdown isn’t especially original, but it’s arguably more honest than Oscar favourite The Big Short

A miasma of pure silliness settles on this movie directed by Jodie Foster, showing here in Cannes out of competition; it deserves a genre of its own: screwball action. Julia Roberts plays a harassed TV producer who has to keep in line her waning star: Lee Gates, played by George Clooney, the ego-crazed, silver-fox presenter of a TV show called Money Monster, giving stock picks and spurious shock-jock-type commentary on the market, celebrating unfettered capitalism by breaking into embarrassingly geriatric hip-hop moves with backing dancers. (He reportedly bears a certain resemblance to a real-life pundit: Jim Cramer, presenter of a programme called Mad Money, on CNBC.)

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Cannes Film Review: ‘Money Monster’

Cannes Film Review: ‘Money Monster’
When you break apart the essential elements of “Money Monster,” Jodie Foster’s taut yet sporadically odd hostage drama, few of them seem to completely work. As an indictment of Wall Street chicanery, it’s largely toothless; as a pure thriller, it only quickens the pulse once or twice; as a conspiracy saga, its central mystery falls flat.

Yet somehow the film hangs together surprisingly well, thanks to on-point performances from George Clooney and Julia Roberts, a sprinkle of obtuse humor and Foster’s streamlined direction, which takes style notes from the likes of “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Inside Man” in the service of a far more lightweight confection. It may not linger long in the memory after credits roll, and what multiplex audiences make of the film is anyone’s guess, but in a landscape short on no-frills grown-up entertainment, it’s worth the modest time investment.

The film
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This Rotten Week: Predicting Money Monster and The Darkness Reviews

After the high of Cappy returning to the screen, we take a bit of a break this time around with two smaller affairs on the docket. Get ready for The Darkness and Money Monster. Just remember, I'm not reviewing these movies, but rather predicting where they'll end up on the Tomatometer. Let's take a look at This Rotten Week has to offer. Rotten Watch Prediction 67% Who hasn’t watched Mad Money with Jim Cramer and wanted to commit some kind of act of violence? I’m not advocating it of course, but dude’s style just isn’t conducive to remaining calm with a little light, afternoon stock market talk. It’s loud, brash and generally worthless advice. So in this film they flip that up a bit by taking dude hostage and exposing the onion-like layers of the big ...
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Watch: George Clooney and Julia Roberts Face an Unhinged Investor in This Exclusive Money Monster Clip

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Watch: George Clooney and Julia Roberts Face an Unhinged Investor in This Exclusive Money Monster Clip
As Julia Roberts' character puts it: "This isn't good." In this tense exclusive clip from the upcoming film Money Monster, an unhinged investor who lost everything menacingly paces around the studio of a financial show modeled after CNBC's Mad Money while it's live on the air. As the man (Unbroken's Jack O'Connell) faces off against host Lee Gates (George Clooney), the man smashes something against a wall, then nervously jumps around the stage. "This isn't good, Lee," producer Patty Fenn (Roberts) says to Gates through a headset from the control room into his earpiece. Clooney, meanwhile, covertly eyes a
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Watch: George Clooney and Julia Roberts Face an Unhinged Investor in This Exclusive Money Monster Clip

  • PEOPLE.com
Watch: George Clooney and Julia Roberts Face an Unhinged Investor in This Exclusive Money Monster Clip
As Julia Roberts' character puts it: "This isn't good." In this tense exclusive clip from the upcoming film Money Monster, an unhinged investor who lost everything menacingly paces around the studio of a financial show modeled after CNBC's Mad Money while it's live on the air. As the man (Unbroken's Jack O'Connell) faces off against host Lee Gates (George Clooney), the man smashes something against a wall, then nervously jumps around the stage. "This isn't good, Lee," producer Patty Fenn (Roberts) says to Gates through a headset from the control room into his earpiece. Clooney, meanwhile, covertly eyes a
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[Tribeca Review] Betting on Zero

A documentary reminiscent of The Big Short on a smaller and less-successful scale, director Ted Braun’s Betting on Zero has a narrow focus and an unlikely hero: New York-based hedge fund manager Bill Ackman of Persing Square Capital. Moving beyond the CNBC hype and witty banter of Slate’s Money (a favorite podcast and my first intro to Ackman), the film evangelizes Ackman’s position and, in a certain context, can be seen as another prong in his attack on global nutritional multi-level marketing firm Herbalife. This, of course, is only a danger if you ignore the evidence presented by the film and your own gut instinct. If it looks too good to be true, it probably is — even if it’s listed on the NYSE.

It also doesn’t help that Herbalife is presented in roughly the same light as Scientology and the mysterious cult at the center
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