Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

Newspaper article The Florida Times Union

A.M. Stir

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Byline: DIANA MIDDLETON

AT THE MOVIES

SHEDDING A LITTLE LIGHT ON 'DARK KNIGHT'

A few thoughts I had as I watched The Dark Knight Wednesday at the IMAX Theater at the World Golf Village.

- Iron Man was more fun, but Dark Knight is far more satisfying.

- Wow! Rachel Dawes sure has aged during the past three years. (Just kidding, Maggie. You know I love you. I've got the restraining order to prove it.)

- Other than a few panoramic shots of Hong Kong and Chicago . . . oops . . . Gotham, the Imax format doesn't really do much for this movie.

- Sitting in the middle of a row of 35 seats, how rude would it be for me to go to the bathroom right now? I mean, I really got to go.

- Have you heard Heath Ledger is in this movie? No, really.

- If these two clowns sitting next to me don't stop talking, I'm totally going to go all Joker on their derrieres.

Jeff Reece/The Times-Union

SMELLY CAT

'GARFIELD': A WEB SITE'S LIVE ACTION VISION

It's pretty unanimous throughout the newsroom (or at least with the folks sitting near me) that Garfield is among the lamest comics out there.

But thanks to one Web site, I changed my mind.

At LasagnaCat.com, live actors perform a smattering of (actual) Garfield strips, and the results are ridiculous. My personal favorite involves a haunted hamburger that tries to spook the "catankerous" kitty. Believe me, it's very impressive to capture the magic of a ghost-inhabited moo sandwich.

LOL - NOT

SPEAKING OF COMICS . . .

For some reason, many readers write me to complain about the Times-Union's comics. "Bring back Ziggy," they say. Or "Cancel the Family Circus already."

This is to say, once and for all, that I have no control over the comics. But I will share some other opinions I hear about the more detested comics.

- Andy Capp: "Oh great, an alcoholic husband and a fat woman who can't cook. …

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