Screen Junkies » shooting http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Thu, 18 Dec 2014 23:29:09 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.3 Christian Bale Visits Theater Shooting Victims http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-visits-theater-shooting-victims/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/christian-bale-visits-theater-shooting-victims/#comments Wed, 25 Jul 2012 14:51:49 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249975 Classy move.

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As a past victim of ninja attacks, Christian Bale knows what it’s like to be attacked. He showed his compassionate side by taking time to visit the victims of the Aurora, Colorado theater shooting. What makes this gesture even greater is that he didn’t announce this plan to anyone. He didn’t tell a publicist. He didn’t tell members of the press. He and his wife just showed up at the hospital where those wounded are recovering. The news of his visit only got out when people at the hospital began posting details on Twitter and Facebook.

What a good guy. Hopefully he didn’t do any speaking in his Batman voice because, y’know, it’s a hospital. People are trying to sleep. (via WWTDD)

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Gunman At ‘Dark Knight Rises Screening Opens Fire, Leaving 12 Dead, 50 Wounded http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gunman-at-dark-knight-rises-screening-opens-fire-leaving-12-dead-50-wounded/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/movies/movie-news/gunman-at-dark-knight-rises-screening-opens-fire-leaving-12-dead-50-wounded/#comments Fri, 20 Jul 2012 16:27:51 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=249904 Not the 'Dark Knight' premiere story anyone wants to be reporting or reading.

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If we‘re not able to make a joke in our headline, it’s an omen that something bad has happened. And last night at an opening night screening of The Dark Knight Rises in the Denver suburb of Aurora, something bad definitely happened.

A gunman, 24 years old and in custody, opened fire at a midnight screening, his gunfire coinciding with a shootout scene in the film, wreaking havoc on the full theater of movie goers. He reportedly unleashed a can of gas (unknown as of now) and began shooting, leaving the packed room of people almost completely indefensible.

Every detail about this story is sickening and sad, from the three month-old baby that was shot to the fact that the gas was reportedly used so that no one would be able to escape the theater, and consequently the gunman’s wrath.

With so much excitement surrounding this film going into the weekend, this is a very, very shitty way to begin coverage of the year’s most anticipated movie, in addition to the obvious fact that a rampage of this scale is repulsive regardless of the context.

Obviously, this tragedy has significant ramifications for the film, but those can be addressed at some other time, with so many people still fighting for their lives.

Ugh.

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