Detroit police officer Loren Courts’ son gifted Batman-themed car, fulfilling father’s wish
DETROIT — Community members here purchased a Chevrolet Malibu — complete with a Batman symbol on the hood — for the 15-year-old son of the late Loren Courts. Courts was a five-year veteran of the Detroit Police Department, a husband, a father of two, and the son of a recently retired Detroit police officer. In a Facebook post this week, Detroit Police Department officials announced his son, Darian Courts, was gifted the vehicle Monday, July 25. The post read: “Loren Courts had been saving up to buy his son a car before his tragic death. Courts’ son will get his first car!”Accompanying photos show the teenager accepting the gift from members of the community and getting behind the steering wheel of the Malibu.mlive.com
Community pulls together to support Officer Courts’ family
A day of tributes for Detroit police Officer Loren Courts as his family, friends, and the city say their final goodbye. Courts was killed in the line of duty less than two weeks ago, and during the funeral service Monday, an end of watch call conveyed one last dispatch to him.
Judge gives Wisconsin GOP leader chance to avoid contempt
A judge on Thursday said the investigator hired by Wisconsin Assembly Speaker Robin Vos to look into the 2020 election appears to have “gone rogue” and “run amok" in refusing to comply with the state's open records law. Dane County Circuit Judge Valerie Bailey-Rihn gave Vos “one last chance” to seek records requested from investigator Michael Gableman before she fines Vos for contempt.news.yahoo.com
AMC posts narrower-than-expected loss, but CEO warns theater chain 'isn't out of the woods yet'
The AMC Burbank 16 and the Batman bronze statue in Downtown Burbank. Shares of AMC Entertainment rose 4% after the company posted a narrower-than-expected loss during the second quarter. Analysts had expected the company to lose 91 cents per share, according to data from Refinitiv. The movie theater chain reported revenue of $444.7 million, higher than the $382.1 million analysts had expected. "AMC's journey through this pandemic is not finished, and we are not yet out of the woods," CEO Adam Aron said in a statement Monday.cnbc.com
Movie theaters in Los Angeles could reopen as soon as Saturday, Gov. Newsom says
If enough Californians get vaccinated, Los Angeles movie theaters could be in the clear to reopen at a limited capacity as early as Saturday, according to Gov. As of Wednesday, Los Angeles County had just 6.9 new cases per 100,000 residents and Newsom said California should hit the vaccine milestone on Friday. "Southern California, L.A., will be a big beneficiary of this new metric," Newsom said during a his daily press conference Wednesday. However, given the quick turnaround it is unlikely that any theaters will be able to reopen this weekend. New York City makes up nearly 24% of all of New York state's total box office and Los Angeles accounts for around 30% of California's.cnbc.com
‘Pennyworth’ season 2 | How to watch, live stream, TV channel, time
It’s also available to watch on Philo or through Amazon Prime. If you missed season one, Pennyworth follows the life of Alfred Pennyworth, Batman’s butler. Where can I watch Pennyworth if I don’t have cable? You can also watch Epix movies and TV shows through Amazon Prime. You’ll get a 30-day free trial for both Amazon Prime and Epix.mlive.com
Michigan boy with rare condition gets ride in Batmobile wearing Robin costume
BLOOMFIELD HILLS, MI – A Michigan 7-year-old dressed as Robin met Batman and rode in the Batmobile on Tuesday in a surprise arranged by his physical therapist, FOX 2 Detroit reports. Batman is an inspiration to Danny Goodman, of Bloomfield Hills, who was born with femoral hypoplasia-unusual facies syndrome, said his parents, Rachel and Lawrence Goodman. Danny’s favorite superheroes, like Batman and Robin, “help him look forward to the next day, like, ‘I can get through this. I’m strong and brave.’” Lawrence Goodman said. Danny’s physical therapist asked Barber to give the boy a look at the Cape Crusader’s original silver screen ride.mlive.com
Two U.S. movie theater chains ban masks at screenings of 'Joker'
DENVER (Reuters) - The Landmark Theaters chain will ban costumes and masks for moviegoers during screenings of the film Joker, it said on Thursday, following concerns expressed by families involved in a 2012 mass shooting during a Batman film in Colorado. Landmark joins the nations largest movie chain, Kansas-based AMC Theatres, which has banned masks in theatres since the Colorado massacre that killed a dozen and wounded scores, and re-affirmed that ban. AMC, which runs more than 650 cinemas, reminded customers this week that while it allowed costumes, it did not allow masks. The new film depicts the mental breakdown of the Joker character, the nemesis of Batman in various movie, television and comic book adaptations, that leads to violence. Joaquin Phoenix poses at the premiere of "Joker" at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) in Toronto, Ontario, Canada September 9, 2019.feeds.reuters.com
Two US movie theater chains ban masks at screenings of 'Joker'
The Landmark Theaters chain will ban costumes and masks for moviegoers during screenings of the film "Joker" it said on Thursday, following concerns expressed by families involved in a 2012 mass shooting during a Batman film in Colorado. "But no masks, painted faces or costumes will be permitted into our theaters," it said in a statement to Reuters. AMC, which runs more than 650 cinemas, reminded customers this week that while it allowed costumes, it did not allow masks. In response, Warner Bros. issued a statement of sympathy for the victims and their families, Entertainment Weekly said. "While there are no credible threats in the Los Angeles area, the department will maintain high visibility around movie theaters when it opens."cnbc.com
Landmark Theaters bans costumes at screening of upcoming 'Joker' movie
DENVER (Reuters) - The Landmark Theaters chain said on Thursday it will ban moviegoers from wearing costumes or masks during screenings of the film Joker following concerns by families involved in a 2012 mass shooting during a Batman film in Colorado. FILE PHOTO: A person dressed as the Joker from Batman attends the 2018 New York Comic Con in Manhattan, New York, U.S., October 4, 2018. The film depicts the mental breakdown of the Joker character, the nemesis of Batman in various movie, television and comic book adaptations, that leads to violence. Some moviegoers in the packed Aurora theater for the midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises were wearing costumes at that screening. The mass shooting at the Century 16 Theater multiplex owned by Cinemark USA Inc, left 12 people dead and 70 others wounded.feeds.reuters.com
Warner Bros. says "Joker" is not an endorsement of violence
Aurora, Colorado Warner Bros. issued a statement Tuesday commenting on the controversy surrounding the film "Joker," years after a mass shooting during a "Batman" movie in Colorado in 2012. In a letter, they asked the film's studio Warner Bros. to "actively lobby for gun reform." In a statement, Warner Bros. acknowledged the issue. At the same time, Warner Bros. believes that one of the functions of storytelling is to provoke difficult conversations around complex issues. Make no mistake: neither the fictional character Joker, nor the film, is an endorsement of real-world violence of any kind.cbsnews.com
FBI warns law enforcement of possible violence at theaters showing "Joker" film
Aurora, Colorado The FBI has issued an extraordinary warning to law enforcement about possible violence at theaters showing the upcoming movie "Joker." This comes years after a mass shooting during a "Batman" movie in Colorado in 2012. Extremists social media posts about the "Joker" movie prompted the unusual national alert. CBS News has learned authorities are concerned about the film's plot inspiring someone to commit a mass shooting. CBS News asked Coon if she's concerned that a movie like "Joker" could trigger someone else to mimic what happened in Aurora.cbsnews.com
'Joker' wins Best Film at the Venice Film Festival
Warner Bros. Pictures via CNNVENICE, Italy (CNN) - Let's put a smile on that face: A "Batman" prequel scored big Saturday at the 2019 Venice International Film Festival. Todd Phillips' "Joker" took home the festival's big prize, the Golden Lion for Best Film. The movie, which stars Joaquin Phoenix and is slated to hit theaters on October 4, explores the origins of the Joker, Batman's archenemy. Phillips also thanked Phoenix, who joined him on stage. The 76th Venice Film Festival, the world's oldest film festival, was held August 28 through September 7.
Vanessa Kirby addresses Catwoman rumors
British actress Vanessa Kirby says she'd be down to play Catwoman in the new "Batman" movie. British actress Vanessa Kirby says she'd be down to play Catwoman in the new "Batman" movie. Kirby discussed the idea at the world premiere for her new film, "Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & Shaw," in Los Angeles. "I don't know anything about it," she told "Entertainment Tonight," adding, yes, she's interested in the role in "The Batman." Kirby even entertained the idea of getting in Catwoman shape immediately.
On this day: September 9
1997: Actor Burgess Meredith, best known for his roles as boxing trainer Mickey Goldmill in the first three "Rocky" movies and as The Penguin in the 1960s "Batman" TV series, dies from complications of Alzheimer's disease and melanoma at age 89 in Malibu, California. Some of Meredith's other memorable roles came in the movies "The Day of the Locust," "Grumpy Old Men" and "Foul Play" and in four episodes of the TV series "The Twilight Zone," including the famous "Time Enough at Last" episode (pictured). Hide Caption
On this day: July 20
2012: Gunman James Eagan Holmes opens fire in an Aurora, Colorado, movie theater during a midnight showing of the Batman sequel "The Dark Knight Rises," killing 12 and wounding 70 others. Holmes was arrested outside the theater minutes later. In the summer of 2015, Holmes was convicted on 24 counts of murder and 140 counts of attempted murder and sentenced to 12 consecutive life sentences plus 3,318 years without parole. Hide Caption
Man who posed as Batman for children remembered
A man who brought joy and inspiration to thousands of sick children is being remembered as a real-life caped crusader. Lenny Robinson, 51, spent 14 years as a Batman impersonator visiting Maryland hospitals. He died Sunday after being hit by a car when his customized Batmobile broke down. Don Dahler shows the huge impact Robinson had on so many children.cbsnews.com
Ben Affleck gives Sen. Leahy shoutout for Batman cameo
The actor, director and activist used his star power to press Congress for more foreign aid for the Democratic Republic of Congo. He also gave a Hollywood hat-tip at a Senate hearing Thursday, calling out Sen. Patrick Leahy for his cameo in Batman. The Vermont senator is known for being a Batman fanatic. Gayle King reports.cbsnews.com
Christopher Nolan talks about his inspiration, Batman, and family
Christopher Nolan talks about his inspiration, Batman, and family Award-winning writer, producer and director Christopher Nolan is the man behind "Momento", "The Dark Night Rises" and "Inception." His latest film is being called one of the best space films of all time. Nolan joins "CBSN" with more on what inspired him to create the latest movie.cbsnews.com
Batman to Birdman: Michael Keaton on his career and comeback role
Batman to Birdman: Michael Keaton on his career and comeback role Actor Michael Keaton sits down with Charlie Rose to discuss his Oscar-buzzworthy film "Birdman" and taking home the Hollywood Film Award for career achievement.cbsnews.com
Preview: Michael Keaton says he's never left
Preview: Michael Keaton says he's never left For the past 25 years actor Michael Keaton ("Beetlejuice," "Batman" and the new "Birdman") has made Montana's Big Sky Country his home. But, he tells correspondent Lee Cowan, he hasn’t exactly been hiding from Hollywood, in this preview of a profile to be broadcast on "Sunday Morning."cbsnews.com