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By KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 1, 2000
DC Comics is working on a bit of urban renewal as the new century brings a new look to two fabled comic-book cities: Metropolis and Gotham City. Superman's Metropolis has gotten a futuristic makeover: "It's the city of tomorrow as it always should have been, considering the Man of Tomorrow lives there," says Mike Carlin, executive editor of DC Comics. Batman's Gotham City, meanwhile, has been rebuilt in the wake of a devastating earthquake and a yearlong abandonment by the federal government.
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By TIM SWIFT | September 30, 2008
(Warner Bros. Interactive) For Microsoft Windows, PlayStations 2 and 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. One to two players. Rated E for players 10 and older for cartoon violence. Retail price $49.99. *** game This summer's box-office champ, The Dark Knight, was unleashed with all the merchandising force befitting its mega-blockbuster status. But amid all the Batman action figures and lunchboxes there was one notable omission - a video game. We're still waiting, but for now, Lego Batman: The Videogame will have to suffice.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | June 20, 1997
Maybe it took a villain named Mr. Freeze to produce a Batman with any warmth. Cool! After three previous movies and two previous Batmans, it was enough already with the brooding and the posturing. In "Batman & Robin," George Clooney finally gives us a Caped Crusader who is winsome and eminently likable.And not just likable, either. This guy has a bedside manner that even Clooney's TV alter-ego, Dr. Ross on "ER," should envy. He actually gives Alfred the butler a hug and kiss. This guy you could root for. You could, that is, if you even once believed he was in the slightest danger.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | July 17, 2008
The Dark Knight is a handsome, accomplished piece of work, but it drove me from absorption to excruciation within 20 minutes, and then it went on for two hours more. It's the standard-bearer for the school of comic-book movies that confuses pompousness with seriousness and popular mechanics for drama. It's scaled to be an urban epic about the deterioration of hope and possibility in Batman's hometown, Gotham City (standing in for all Western cities), but there isn't a single stirring or inspired moment in it. It's all about the responses of citizens, lawmen and criminals to the emergence of the Caped Crusader in Batman Begins.
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By TIM SWIFT | September 30, 2008
(Warner Bros. Interactive) For Microsoft Windows, PlayStations 2 and 3, PlayStation Portable, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii and Xbox 360. One to two players. Rated E for players 10 and older for cartoon violence. Retail price $49.99. *** game This summer's box-office champ, The Dark Knight, was unleashed with all the merchandising force befitting its mega-blockbuster status. But amid all the Batman action figures and lunchboxes there was one notable omission - a video game. We're still waiting, but for now, Lego Batman: The Videogame will have to suffice.
SPORTS
May 19, 2000
Baseball Brewers: Re-assigned OFSteve Truitt and OFArmando Villero to extended spring training. Indians: Placed P Ricardo Rincon on 15-day DL , retroactive to May17, with irritation in left elbow. Signed P Scott Sanders. Recalled P Jim Brower from Triple-A Buffalo. Recalled P Mark Watson from Buffalo. Mets: Activated P Bobby Jones from 15-day DL . Optioned P Bill Pulsipher to Triple-A Norfolk. Rangers: Recalled P Dan Kolb from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned P Doug Davis to Oklahoma City.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 15, 2005
Asledgehammer-subtle reworking of Batman's "origin" story, Batman Begins is industrial strength, from the props to the sound. It'll clear the wax out of your ears, but it won't deliver anything piquant to your brain. At a solemn 140 minutes, it tests your tailbone more often than it tickles your funny bone. Director Christopher Nolan, the accomplished yet sober-sided young director who caused an (undeserved) sensation with his jigsaw-puzzle cult thriller Memento (2001), adopts a new motto for his pre-sold blockbuster: "We will leave no viewer behind."
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By Steven Stark | July 2, 1992
WITH "Batman Returns" on its way to grossing $100 million faster than any film in history, and Bat merchandise engulfing the nation, this is clearly the season of the Caped Crusader. To be sure, we went through much the same thing in the summer of '89, when the first Batman movie became the sixth-largest grossing film in history.In an odd way, this reincarnation of Batman has become the pop culture symbol of the Bush years -- a figure for the '90s in much the same way Rambo symbolized the '80s or James Bond the '60s.
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,Sun movie critic | July 17, 2008
The Dark Knight is a handsome, accomplished piece of work, but it drove me from absorption to excruciation within 20 minutes, and then it went on for two hours more. It's the standard-bearer for the school of comic-book movies that confuses pompousness with seriousness and popular mechanics for drama. It's scaled to be an urban epic about the deterioration of hope and possibility in Batman's hometown, Gotham City (standing in for all Western cities), but there isn't a single stirring or inspired moment in it. It's all about the responses of citizens, lawmen and criminals to the emergence of the Caped Crusader in Batman Begins.
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By Jordan Bartel, b | July 12, 2011
As we wait (im)patiently for Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight Rises" to finish filming already so we can all drool all over it, a teaser poster for the film has made its way on the internets. Looks cool, no? And sort of "Inception"-y. And looks like something rough is happening in Gotham City, but the destruction is beautiful enough to form the Batman logo. Debris does that sometimes.  Out July 20, 2012, "DKR" (we expect that to catch on) will feature new cast additions Anne Hathaway (Selina Kyle)
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By Michael Sragow and Michael Sragow,SUN MOVIE CRITIC | June 15, 2005
Asledgehammer-subtle reworking of Batman's "origin" story, Batman Begins is industrial strength, from the props to the sound. It'll clear the wax out of your ears, but it won't deliver anything piquant to your brain. At a solemn 140 minutes, it tests your tailbone more often than it tickles your funny bone. Director Christopher Nolan, the accomplished yet sober-sided young director who caused an (undeserved) sensation with his jigsaw-puzzle cult thriller Memento (2001), adopts a new motto for his pre-sold blockbuster: "We will leave no viewer behind."
SPORTS
May 19, 2000
Baseball Brewers: Re-assigned OFSteve Truitt and OFArmando Villero to extended spring training. Indians: Placed P Ricardo Rincon on 15-day DL , retroactive to May17, with irritation in left elbow. Signed P Scott Sanders. Recalled P Jim Brower from Triple-A Buffalo. Recalled P Mark Watson from Buffalo. Mets: Activated P Bobby Jones from 15-day DL . Optioned P Bill Pulsipher to Triple-A Norfolk. Rangers: Recalled P Dan Kolb from Triple-A Oklahoma City. Optioned P Doug Davis to Oklahoma City.
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By KNIGHT-RIDDER/TRIBUNE | January 1, 2000
DC Comics is working on a bit of urban renewal as the new century brings a new look to two fabled comic-book cities: Metropolis and Gotham City. Superman's Metropolis has gotten a futuristic makeover: "It's the city of tomorrow as it always should have been, considering the Man of Tomorrow lives there," says Mike Carlin, executive editor of DC Comics. Batman's Gotham City, meanwhile, has been rebuilt in the wake of a devastating earthquake and a yearlong abandonment by the federal government.
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By Michael Ollove and Michael Ollove,SUN STAFF | June 20, 1997
Maybe it took a villain named Mr. Freeze to produce a Batman with any warmth. Cool! After three previous movies and two previous Batmans, it was enough already with the brooding and the posturing. In "Batman & Robin," George Clooney finally gives us a Caped Crusader who is winsome and eminently likable.And not just likable, either. This guy has a bedside manner that even Clooney's TV alter-ego, Dr. Ross on "ER," should envy. He actually gives Alfred the butler a hug and kiss. This guy you could root for. You could, that is, if you even once believed he was in the slightest danger.
NEWS
By Steven Stark | July 2, 1992
WITH "Batman Returns" on its way to grossing $100 million faster than any film in history, and Bat merchandise engulfing the nation, this is clearly the season of the Caped Crusader. To be sure, we went through much the same thing in the summer of '89, when the first Batman movie became the sixth-largest grossing film in history.In an odd way, this reincarnation of Batman has become the pop culture symbol of the Bush years -- a figure for the '90s in much the same way Rambo symbolized the '80s or James Bond the '60s.
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By Los Angeles Times | March 9, 2009
Series Dancing with the Stars: : Belinda Carlisle, David Alan Grier, Shawn Johnson, Lil' Kim, Gilles Marini, Ty Murray, Steve-O, Denise Richards, Lawrence Taylor, Chuck Wicks and Steve Wozniak partner with dance professionals in a new season of this unscripted competition series. (8 p.m., WMAR-Channel 2) How I Met Your Mother: : Ted's college girlfriend (Laura Prepon) moves to New York. (8:30 p.m., WJZ-Channel 13) Medium: : When an earthquake follows an apocalyptic dream, Allison (Patricia Arquette)
BUSINESS
By Shanon D. Murray and Shanon D. Murray,SUN STAFF | October 29, 1998
The owners of Adventure World said yesterday that they will invest $27 million to transform the Largo park into a Six Flags theme park before it reopens in the spring.Oklahoma-based Premier Parks Inc., which has owned Adventure World since 1991, bought the Six Flags chain for $950 million in April."Obviously our acquisition presented us with this great opportunity," said Kieran Burke, Premier's chief executive."The motivation is clearly to create a major regional destination park," he said.
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