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The Giant Lego Batcave

So, you really love Batman.  You also, as it happens, really love Lego.  What’s the result?

Well according to Carlyle Livingston II and Wayne Hussey, the answer is simple.  Construct a huge – and I mean huge - LEGO Batcave, complete with lighting effects.

For more, see the original post at Geekologie.

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The Dark Knight Rages

In the latest of amusing Batman spoofs, comes The Dark Knight Rages.

Personally, I just want to know where all these high-quality YouTube Batman costumes are coming from.  Someone out there must be making a killing.

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Batman Inspired Home Theater

Recession?  What recession.

It’s when you see things like this that it occurs to you that some people maybe have a little too much spare cash.

Elite Home Theater Seating have posted their Theater of the Month and it’s inspired by The Dark Knight Rises.  Although they didn’t build it, they did help design it. 

I dunno about you, but I think this is insane.

“For this months “Theater of the Month”, we bring you our newest concept, the Dark Knight Theater. Our goal was to fuse together the cozy elements of Wayne Manor, with the Art Deco styling of Gotham City.”

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Bale visits shooting victims

The Dark Knight Rises star Christian Bale – who plays Batman – has dropped in on some of the victims of the tragic shootings in Colorado last week.

According to Warner Bros, the visit was entirely Bale’s choice.  He was not acting on their behalf, and indeed, Bale personally contacted the hospital and asked to visit, and specifically requested the media not be notified.

Aurora Medical Center’s President Bill Voloch said, “The patients were really happy to meet Bale. They are obviously big fans of his movies.  It was good for the patients. We hope it was therapeutic for them, and all the staff really appreciated him coming.”

The Batman actor spent over two and a half hours at the Aurora medical facility.

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The Dark Knight Rises – Your Thoughts

We may not have an official review yet, and we’ve probably missed the boat on that one!

But instead, we’re interested on your thoughts and opinions.  Did it live up to its prequel?  Was it even better?  Or was it a messy shambles that wasted three hours of your life?

What did you think of The Dark Knight Rises?

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Featured Discussion: Is ‘The Dark Knight’ overrated?

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This  featured discussion is an experimental idea on Sci-Fi Heaven.  It’s intended to be like a forum thread rather than your traditional blog post.

It’s been a few weeks since The Dark Knight splashed onto our home screens in DVD and Blu-Ray glory, and so hopefully those of you who didn’t see the movie an unhealthy number of times in the cinemas now have had the chance to do so.

Now that the hype has settled, and the dust begins to form on top of what is widely considered to be a modern day masterpiece, there have been one or two voices in the distance crying out to be heard.  They proclaim The Dark Knight to be overrated: a over-hyped piece of cinema that’s simply too dark to be enjoyed.  Some say it’s just not that good.

So what’s it to be?  Is The Dark Knight truly a 21st Century wonder that will sit atop the favourite lists of film critics for decades to come, or is it simply much ado about nothing: a film made famous in no small part by the very tragic passing away of Heath Ledger.  Is that too cynical?

Discuss.

Has early pre-production begun on Batman 3?

dark-knight-rooftop According to GeeksOfDoom, the word coming out of Chicago is that they’ve begun hiring staff and crew with a view to commencing pre-production early next year.

Batman On Film has multiple sources — some who worked on both Batman Begins and The Dark Knight — saying that things are shaping up for pre-production to start in February 2009 in order to shoot the actual movie in the summer of 2009.

Should the rumour be true, we’d expect the third Batman movie to fall some time in summer 2010, probably early July. 

However, it goes without saying that this is entirely speculative at this point.  Some weeks you’re led to believe that Johnny Depp has been cast, the next is that Christian Bale hasn’t heard anything about a movie.  I estimate that by next week the rumour will be that the movie was shot back to back with The Dark Knight, in line for a December 25th 2008 release.

Depp, Farrell and Law Donate Earnings to Ledger’s Daughter

matilda_ledger12Johnny Depp, Colin Farrell and Jude Law, who completed the late Heath Ledger’s partially filmed role in the upcoming movie “The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus“, have all donated their salaries to Batman star’s daughter.

“They didn’t take money – it goes to Heath’s daughter,” confirmed The Imaginarium of Dr Parnassus director Terry Gilliam. “That’s extraordinary. And wonderful and when you’re part of that, you think, ‘Ah, this is maybe why I went into the movies in the beginning’.”

Ledger’s will, drawn up before the birth of his daughter, Matilda, does not include Matilda’s mother, and there had been concerns over the child’s future.