by Susana Polo | 5:05 pm, January 3rd, 2013
It’s October 28th already, and you don’t have a Halloween costume. But worry not, because we’ve got your back.
What's with the name?
by Susana Polo | 5:05 pm, January 3rd, 2013
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, November 17th, 2012
We were shocked and devastated earlier this year when we heard the news of a gunman entering a theater showing The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado and opening fire. Twelve people were killed, 58 injured, and countless affected. That’s why it’s so hard to comprehend someone trying to copy the behavior of the shooter. Crisis was averted yesterday when police arrested a 20-year-old man after receiving a tip from his mother. She believed he was planning an attack on a theater full of people sitting down to watch the last film in the Twilight series this week and it turns out she was right.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 10:17 am, July 31st, 2012
In a hearing in Centennial, Colorado yesterday morning, friends and family of victims as well as survivors of the Aurora shooting gathered to be present as James Holmes was charged with twenty-four counts of murder (one count of “murder” and one count of “murder in extreme indifference” for each of the twelve victims) and one-hundred-sixteen counts of attempted murder for the fifty-eight other people in the theater that night. The Hollywood Reporter talked to Don Lader, who said that the Batman shirts worn by some of the survivors were at least in part a sign that Holmes’ actions did not have power over them. Lader has gone back to watch The Dark Knight Rises twice, once with his wife, who was also in the Aurora theater, and once with the son of another survivor who the Laders have befriended since their ordeal.
There’s something in what Lader said, about the rumors that Holmes was interested in the Joker (still too unsubstantiated for me, but interesting insofar as it’s clear that a lot of people really want the connection to be there, whether it’s because they’d like to blame comics or movies, or just because they’d like a simple, knowable answer to the question “why would someone do this?”), and about the resolution to still act as a, well, a fan of Batman normally would, that reminded me of something that comic writer Gail Simone said recently on her Tumblr, after finding out that some of the fans she’d connected with at a con were at the theater in Aurora, and that one of their friends died saving the life of another.READ MORE
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 5:01 pm, July 30th, 2012
by Alanna Bennett | 5:00 pm, July 27th, 2012
Another day, another heart-warming response from the Dark Knight Rises team in the wake of the Aurora shooting. This time it’s legendary film composer Hans Zimmer, who scored the trilogy, who has composed a song for those affected by the tragedy:
“‘Aurora’ is dedicated to those who lost their lives and were affected by the tragedy in Aurora, Colorado. I recorded this song in London in the days following the tragedy as a heartfelt tribute to the victims and their families. 100% of the proceeds will be donated to Aurora Victim Relief organization.”
by Kellie Foxx-Gonzalez | 1:17 pm, July 25th, 2012
In a moment of immense pain for the community of Aurora, Colorado following the devastating shooting that occurred during the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises, Christian Bale paid an unannounced visit to the survivors currently recovering in the hospital, in addition to attending a memorial service in honor of the 12 lives tragically lost. We’d like to take a moment to not only honor the victims, survivors, and all those impacted by this horrific turn of events, but also to commend Christian Bale for being an upstanding human being and paying his respects to the affected fans of his craft without making it a press event.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:02 pm, July 24th, 2012
Google celebrates what would have been Amelia Earhart’s 115th birthday with their beautiful Google doodle.READ MORE
by Jill Pantozzi | 5:00 pm, July 23rd, 2012
by Jill Pantozzi | 12:55 pm, July 21st, 2012
Those of us here at The Mary Sue are fortunate enough to work in a field where the news is cheerful most of the time. We mourn those in the genre world who have passed, get emotional about injustices that relate to our purview but we never thought we’d have to report on the events which took place in Aurora, Colorado yesterday. A lot of the news is getting sensationalized and while we want The Mary Sue to remain a place you come to escape from the seriousness of every day life, we also know this is a story that is important to many people. We’ve collected the latest developments on the story, including a statement from The Dark Knight Rises director, Christopher Nolan. EDIT: We’ve now updated the story to include actor Christian Bale’s statement.READ MORE
by Susana Polo | 9:40 am, July 20th, 2012
On a morning when the most we could have expected to wake up to was the news that The Dark Knight Rises had smashed midnight screening records just as its predecessor The Dark Knight had done, we are instead waking up to something very different. Our hearts go out to the families and friends of the victims of a horrific shooting in Aurora, Colorado, a neighboring city of Denver, where a man named James Holmes killed at least twelve and injured fifty people in the wee hours of the morning as their screening of The Dark Knight Rises began.READ MORE