Christian Bale in ‘The Dark Knight Rises’/Photo © 2012 Warner Bros.
You’d think it would be easy to tell Shakespeare quotes from the musings of your friendly neighborhood Batman, but on the page it’s pretty darn tough. Take this Sporcle quiz to learn how badly your high school English teachers let you down — or is it you who’ve let them down? Weep they cannot, but their hearts bleed.
Did you know that there’s a Noir Con? It’s in Philadelphia the weekend of November 8, and registration is open. Guests include Lawrence Block, Otto Penzler, and Robert Olen Butler. What exactly happens at a Noir Con? I’m not exactly sure, but I bet chain-smoking is involved, and you can assume everyone you meet is traveling under a false name.
Magic Mike is getting surprisingly good reviews, if you consider blurbs like “the ‘Citizen Kane’ of stripper movies” to be good (and I do). But how much of heartthrobs Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, and Matthew McConaughey will you really get to see? A devoted cinema enthusiast over at The Frisky has collected animated (sort of NSFW) GIFs of all the most scintillating moments (warning, thar be butts. If you’re not allowed to watch rated R movies at work, then you better bookmark this one for later).
A Minnesota town just got its historic movie theater back, thanks to a local man who bought it for one dollar and then lovingly restored it over the last decade. Tours of the building are already happening, and according to the article, it will be used for community and private events when it’s all finished.