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Thursday, July 31, 2008
Everyone enjoying Dark Knight? Let me tell you this: it is not in fact the case that anyone can excel as a villain if you slap paint on him and give him a lot of bwah-ha-ha lines. That boy, it turns out, was one of greatest acting talents to come to the movies in a long time, and we'll miss him.

Meanwhile, though I'm not a comic-book fan, I have long had a weak spot for this Batman cover: