I took my team to see The Dark Knight today to celebrate the good work they've done. I might have chosen a better reward.
The movie is exceptionally well done. It is also relentless. Everyone is smeared. Everyone is corrupt (or corruptible). Except, frustratingly, Batman. What I would have given for him to end the movie early by listening to the Joker: "Hit me!" It would have been soooo easy.
Anyway, I only blog it here because I know many of you will want to see it. I don't suggest that you not see it, but … Read more
This is the show where we KILL the Batman. And by kill, we mean praise...maybe obsess. We scored a few free tickets to attend an exclusive Dark Knight IMAX screening and after getting stood up by three contest winners, we finally get in touch with Cesar Marty, who came to enjoy the movie with us. And man...did we enjoy it. So much so that we spend the first half of today's show gushing over its superiority over all other superhero flicks. Don't worry, we keep Wilson "The Spoiler" Tang on a short leash. The … Read more
We have a winner! After poring over a ton of submissions, Natali chooses a winner to attend a non-date with her tonight to see an exclusive screening of The Dark Knight on the IMAX screen. Here's the haiku that took the prize, courtesy of Kin::What do I want more? Natali or the Dark Knight? Movie first, then her...
Scallyyyyyy! Congratulations Kin, we've sent you an e-mail with instructions on how to pick up your tickets.
Our favorite guest ghost Rana Sobhany joins us again and brings her friend Alex Cone, who dishes the dirt on the Apple … Read more
What could possibly be better than seeing The Dark Knight, the highly anticipated sequel to Batman Begins?
How about a non-date with the host of CNET's Loaded, Natali Del Conte!!! The guys at The 404 have scored a single "golden ticket" to an exclusive IMAX screening of The Dark Knight tomorrow night (that's Tuesday, July 15, 2008) at 8:30 p.m.
We aren't going to make a secret of it: Of all the superhero films out this year, we're most excited about The Dark Knight. Sure, Iron Man was excellent, but after the first outing of the re-imagined man of bats we have high hopes for Christopher Nolan's new movie.
As luck would have it, we just happened (ahem) to be at the British Grand Prix practice session Friday, and we nearly soiled ourselves when we saw the new Bat bike there. It had been casually parked up against the Panasonic Toyota F1 trailer--we can only assume that … Read more
On some distant birthday past, I received a salt and pepper shaker set. Not an ordinary set, what with tubular glass canisters tapering up to a functional stainless steel screw top. No, these were teeth. Top ridge for the salt, separate bottom for the pepper.
As confusing as I found the gift to be, there was something pretty cool about it. I mean everybody uses salt and pepper right? Why not make a cool delivery device for them? For some reason or another, I had a vague knowledge that people collected shaker sets and I imagined that I could build … Read more
Randall Bennett is out today playing his copy of Grand Theft Auto IV. It's for "work purposes." He promises. Meanwhile, Phil Ryan joins Jeff Bakalar and Wilson G. Tang to talk about the New York Times' interesting GTA IV review. Also, Hans Reiser gets convicted of murder, Free Tibet flags made in China, overweight discrimination, iTunes is 5 years old, and The Dark Knight leaked trailer online. All that and more on this jailbait free edition of the 404.
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Iron Man may be getting all the press these days, but Batman will always be No. 1 in our pantheon of superheroes. (With Mr. Furious coming in a close second.) So even though we're reasonably sure that this Batman MP3 player won't displace the iPod anytime soon, we still wouldn't mind adding it to our collection. Described by Gizmodo as "shaped like a 2.75-inch black bat shuriken," it has 1GB of memory and comes with headphones made to resemble "bat suit hood ear-shaped bat ears." Perfect for late-night viewings in the Bat Cave.… Read more
Sure, iPhone users, you can watch YouTube and find directions to a party via Google Maps. But does your phone beep and blink when Police Commissioner Gordon or Police Chief O'Hara call? Yeah, didn't think so.
True, Gotham City Police probably won't be dialing you up even if you get the new bright red Batman-inspired desk phone. But at least you'll be ready if they do.
The $112 phone--which lights up when calls come in and has a blank faceplate instead of a traditional rotary dial--is the latest addition to RedHotPhone.com's line of phones honoring the Caped Crusader. … Read more