Did you see that terrible bootleg of the first 5-minutes of The Dark Knight? Now you can watch it again in a far less terrible version?perfect to take up some time as you wait for the three-day weekend to start, whether you’re an office drone or a pantsless blogger who needs at least one more entry before he can get hammered (since I was drunk at about 11 this morning). Enjoy!
Oh, one more thing?if you’ve been following this Robin brouhaha, with some folks thinking he’d never work in a movie, and some folks like Jeph Loeb saying he could?I might point out that while nothing is impossible, adding Robin into a Batman movie and not having it be stupid is hard?plus, to make it work, you have to do the Batman-as-dad thing, which won’t work for the early Year One-ish Batman that these current movies are covering. So there, I guess.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.