December 10, 2012 |
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- In what appeared to be an eerie allusion to the Joker in a Batman movie, James E. Holmes, the young man charged in the Colorado movie theater shooting, sent a notebook to his psychiatrist with burned money stuffed inside it. The new detail about the notebook was revealed Monday in a hearing that will address many issues, including whether the prosecution violated a gag order. Holmes, 24, faces 166 charges in the attack that killed 12 and wounded at least 58 during the premiere of “The Dark Knight Rises” in Aurora.
December 10, 2012 |
CENTENNIAL, Colo. -- The handling of a key piece of evidence in the Aurora movie massacre fell under scrutiny on Monday as defense attorneys raised the question of whether law enforcement officers were careless when they confiscated a notebook that might have detailed suspect James E. Holmes' plans in advance. An intriguing, even eerie, fact emerged about the notebook tied to the man who is accused of opening fire on a crowded theater showing a Batman movie: The notebook has been stuffed with money that had been burned.
October 18, 2012 |
DC Comics' superheroes can finally team up on the big screen following yesterday's legal victory for Warner Bros. in its long-running fight over the rights to Superman. The studio is expected to accelerate development of a planned "Justice League" movie that would join Superman, Wonder Woman, Batman and other characters, according to a knowledgeable person not authorized to discuss the matter publicly. Warner hopes to shoot the film next year and release it in the summer of 2015.
August 28, 2012 |
The web crawler beat out the Caped Crusader on their first day going head-to-head in China. Sony Pictures' "The Amazing Spider-Man" grossed $5.46 million after it started playing in theaters Monday, while Warner Bros.' "The Dark Knight Rises" took in $4.45 million. "Spider-Man" played in slightly more theaters -- 2,515 compared to 2,400 for the Batman movie -- and benefited from surcharges for 3-D tickets, making the two movies' performances very close. The two movies opened on the same day, a gambit by state-owned distributor China Film Group to limit the grosses of American movies and boost the share of box office generated by local productions.
August 21, 2012 |
The city of Aurora is seeking suggestions to a question that has no easy answer. What should be done with the movie theater that was the site of one of the worst mass shootings in the nation's history? It has been one month since a gunman burst into the Colorado movie theater screening of the latest Batman movie, killing 12 people and wounding 58 others. The Century 16 movieplex in Aurora, a Denver suburb, has remained closed since the July 20 massacre. On Monday, city officials posted an online survey asking for public opinions about the fate of the site. “It is our hope that the entire community will participate and benefit from the citywide healing process,” officials wrote.
August 7, 2012 |
A lawyer says there could be a simple explanation for why an Ohio man allegedly armed himself to the teeth for a Saturday night screening of "The Dark Knight Rises": He wanted the protection. Scott A. Smith, 37, of North Ridgeville allegedly packed a bag with a loaded 9-millimeter Glock, extra ammunition clips and four knives for his trip to the movie theater, according to Cleveland.com. A search of Smith's home following his arrest turned up additional weapons, according to another report on Cleveland.com.