July 16th, 2008

Comics

Netflixin': Batman: Gotham Knight

M. and I caught Batman: Gotham Knight last night. Six stories, ostensibly set between the first (Christian Bale) movie and the new one. Comparisons to The Animatrix are inevitable, but I think this one is a much tighter story, more concise and clever. The animation style works really well, with only one real stand-out exception that I noted, and the whole thing has a flow to it. Highly recommended. (Bonus: Crispus Allen from Gotham Central!)

And anyone who's talked to me about Batman's rogue's gallery will know which of the shorts was my favorite.

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News

Happy Trinity (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trinity_%28nuclear_test%29) day, too.

"An accidental discovery has brought seismologists one step closer to being able to predict earthquakes."

Why all the talk of developing oil shale is just that, talk.

Neat. The man behind spreading the term "Hezbollah-style fist jab" apologizes. Also, the Explainer on how terrorists actually greet each other.

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The Ghostbusters return... but not to movies. (Yet.)

The AV Club interviews Maggie Gyllenhaal.