Peter Travers hearts ‘The Dark Knight’

Mamaroneck resident and Rolling Stone film critic Peter Travers got first crack at reviewing the new Batman flick, “The Dark Knight,” and, in a nutshell, he likey. A lot.

055304h1.jpgHis just-published review compares Christian Bale’s bman to Al Pacino in “Godfather 2,” and Heath Ledger’s role as the Joker to “the anarchy of the Sex Pistols and A Clockwork Orange.” As if I wasn’t excited enough to see this movie!

If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, here, take a gander.

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The movie comes out July 18. And now that Rolling stone’s glowing review is out, the only question mark that still remains is whether Bale will follow in Cruise, Clooney, and Penn’s footsteps and make the celebrity pilgrimage to the Pelham Picture House to promote it. Come on, Christian, time to repay a little of that Travers kharmic goodwill.

“The Dark Knight : Review” [Rolling Stone]

Bryce Dallas Howard joins the Connor family for “Terminator 4”

Despite her less-than-auspicious previous roles in summer blockbusters (see “Lady in the Water” and “Spider Man 3”), Armonk native Bryce Dallas Howard looks like she’ll be cast in the next film in the “Terminator” saga. She’ll be playing Kate Connor, wife of hero John Connor (who’ll be played by Chrisitan Bale).


The movie, currently in production in New Mexico and being directed by McG, is going to be called “Terminator Salvation: The Future Begins.”

“Bryce Dallas Howard eyes ‘Terminator'” [The Hollywood Reporter]

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