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(Denver Post)   Christian Bale makes an unannounced visit to the victims of the Colorado shooting at an Aurora hospital   (denverpost.com) divider line 175
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2012-07-25 09:54:01 AM  
Thank you, Mr. Bale, for being a decent human being to your fans. Too many big-name actors become absolute tools.

stoli n coke: if Hathaway went, some of the wounded fanboys may spooge themselves into lethal dehydration.


I'd have to agree... and a few fangirls, too.

/Wifey thinks Hathaway's hot as hell.
//I agree.
 
2012-07-25 09:58:08 AM  
I know Bale is an actor who plays a hero, but I can't help but think that playing the role of Batman has had an influence on him, in a good way.

Seeing the latest The Dark Knight Rises (I am of the opinion that this is his greatest work as an actor) I get the feeling he came to visit these victims not for publicity for the film, but really because he wanted to do be there for the victims. Show support. Bale may be a flawed human being, but there is a hero in him dying to get out.
 
2012-07-25 10:11:38 AM  

unicron702: At work just now, swear to God

Me: Oh, that's cool, Christian Bale visited the shooting victims". Co-worker: "He hasn't been a movie in a long time, like True Romance." Me: "Uh...dude, that's Christian Slater. Why in the hell would Christian Slater visit the hospital? Look kids, the guy from Heathers is here to brighten your day!"


If given the choice between Slater and Bale, I am choosing Slater in a heartbeat.
 
2012-07-25 10:20:30 AM  

nmiguy: I know Bale is an actor who plays a hero, but I can't help but think that playing the role of Batman has had an influence on him, in a good way.

Seeing the latest The Dark Knight Rises (I am of the opinion that this is his greatest work as an actor) I get the feeling he came to visit these victims not for publicity for the film, but really because he wanted to do be there for the victims. Show support. Bale may be a flawed human being, but there is a hero in him dying to get out.


I completely agree. I couldn't have said it better my self. This guy's the bee's knees. Hopefully he'll keep away from doing anymore violent movies. I think he's seen the light.
 
2012-07-25 10:41:05 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: What you are missing is that my illness is partially chud21's fault. Him, daRog, basemetal, vortexdweller, lantawa. they all warped my fragile mind.
I swear to god, I was a good person once, and they broke me.

\My shame is evident in my inability to make that comment in normal sized font.



ONE OF US!
 
2012-07-25 10:47:41 AM  

olapbill: Uchiha_Cycliste: stoli n coke: Vangor: Uchiha_Cycliste: Vangor: Great on him. Question, however: would providing them tickets to see the film be a good or bad move?

show the movie in the hospital? Prevent them from possibly experiencing the trauma of being back in the theater make it optional. Provide a safe, protected environment for them to watch it if they want to

Listen, I don't want a sincere answer to this question no matter how good your idea or stoli n cokes is; I want to assume indecision.

I know you're going for snark, but yes, giving them tickets or arranging a showing would be a good move. Hell, they already paid to see it.


Oh... they saw a show and they they sure got more than they bargained for.

So ya, Thought ya
Might like to go to the show?
To feel the warm thrill of confusion, that space cadet glow.


Tell me, is something eluding you sunshine?

\The Wall was the greatest show I've EVER seen. (HP pavillion last year)
\\Also, I guess I was almost surprised, and happy that they didn't cop out and not use the line "are there any queers in the theater tonight.
 
2012-07-25 11:11:47 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: \The Wall was the greatest show I've EVER seen. (HP pavillion last year)
\\Also, I guess I was almost surprised, and happy that they didn't cop out and not use the line "are there any queers in the theater tonight."


Aside from being rhetorical, that question would have been completely unnecessary.
 
2012-07-25 11:44:41 AM  

Optimus Primate: If given the choice between Slater and Bale, I am choosing Slater in a heartbeat.


What's he gonna say, "Sorry, doctor, fark'em if they can't take a joke?"
 
2012-07-25 11:48:19 AM  

jakomo002: I doubt the studio would have wanted ANYTHING to do with this. They'll want to distance themselves as much as possible from the incident, because of the possible PR backlash it might cause. Movie studios are really, really sensitive to losing money.

I'd imagine this was all Bale and that the studios were all "Omigod please don't.". Good on ya, bro.


I'm guessing that once the Warner Bros. suits found out Bale was in Denver visiting victims and the shooting site, there was a lot a pissed off people and cursing going on.

Good.
 
2012-07-25 11:48:59 AM  

brigid_fitch: stoli n coke: Vangor: Uchiha_Cycliste: Vangor: Great on him. Question, however: would providing them tickets to see the film be a good or bad move?

show the movie in the hospital? Prevent them from possibly experiencing the trauma of being back in the theater make it optional. Provide a safe, protected environment for them to watch it if they want to

Listen, I don't want a sincere answer to this question no matter how good your idea or stoli n cokes is; I want to assume indecision.

I know you're going for snark, but yes, giving them tickets or arranging a showing would be a good move. Hell, they already paid to see it.

I think a good move would be to rent a local theater to screen the trilogy for them. Just pay the money and stay out of the way. Or maybe do an Alamo Drafthouse-like Q&A afterwards with more of the cast. That would be awesome on so many levels.


It's a good idea, but there is the question of how many of the hospital patients are in any way mobile. It may be weeks or even months before all of the affected would be able to leave the hospital because of the severity of injury or susceptibility to infection.
 
2012-07-25 11:50:16 AM  

daRog: Uchiha_Cycliste: \The Wall was the greatest show I've EVER seen. (HP pavillion last year)
\\Also, I guess I was almost surprised, and happy that they didn't cop out and not use the line "are there any queers in the theater tonight."

Aside from being rhetorical, that question would have been completely unnecessary.


How dare you accuse the bay area of being home to... oh, I'll just see myself out now.
 
2012-07-25 12:04:49 PM  

galactus5000: wookiee cookie: that's nothing i saw christian bale several times on the same day filming along the venice strip recently and i'll probably be in the background of that movie walking my dog and i dint even have to go and get shot like some attention whore

That's nothing - I saw Christian Bale, several times on the same day, filming along the Venice Strip recently and I'll probably be in the background of that movie, walking my dog; and I didn't even have to go and get shot like some attention whore.

I was going to FTFY, but you had so many glaring errors that I decided to be a nice guy and rewrite the entire thing. You are welcome.


Tx! but that's nothing: i once corrected blog posts by gary busey AND joyce dewitt
 
2012-07-25 01:51:50 PM  

Inaditch: That's not Christian Bale. That's his secret twin brother.


Exactly what I was thinking. I bet his bro gets laid all the time making appearances as his famous twin.
 
2012-07-25 03:00:12 PM  

poonesfarm: If I were in the hospital when he came in I'd pretend like I was just coming out of unconsciousness and ask him "why didn't you just kill me?" and even though it was Tom Hardy's line he wouldn't miss a beat and in a perfect Bane voice say "your punishment must be more severe" because he's such a great actor and then we'd have a little moment and I'd pull out the screenplay I had been working on while recovering and he'd look it over and say "yes, I'd love to play the lead in this. May I show it to some friends of mine? I think Chris Nolan would definitely be excited about directing it" and then the morphine would start to wear off and I'd realize I had been talking to the vital signs monitor all along and because it was sort of an Inception-ey moment I'd be all BWAHHHHM.


Thanks for the best laugh I've had all day. It all made sense and was epic. +2 Internets for you!
 
2012-07-25 04:00:52 PM  

Optimus Primate: If given the choice between Slater and Bale, I am choosing Slater in a heartbeat.


They could get together. Bale could do Batman and Slater could do The Joker in the Jack Nicholson voice that he can't avoid doing.
 
2012-07-25 04:41:15 PM  

Wolf892: Inaditch: That's not Christian Bale. That's his secret twin brother.

Exactly what I was thinking. I bet his bro gets laid all the time making appearances as his famous twin.


I think he was referencing "The Prestige".
 
2012-07-25 04:50:09 PM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: WhoIsWillo: Ohhhhh, goooood for you.

Seriously, good on you, Mr. Bale. That's a classy move, and to do it lo-key is probably for the best.

/Would be nice of the rest of the cast would join him too.

well, a dozen of em got to meet heath ledger.


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2012-07-25 04:55:05 PM  

ourbigdumbmouth: nmiguy: I know Bale is an actor who plays a hero, but I can't help but think that playing the role of Batman has had an influence on him, in a good way.

Seeing the latest The Dark Knight Rises (I am of the opinion that this is his greatest work as an actor) I get the feeling he came to visit these victims not for publicity for the film, but really because he wanted to do be there for the victims. Show support. Bale may be a flawed human being, but there is a hero in him dying to get out.

I completely agree. I couldn't have said it better my self. This guy's the bee's knees. Hopefully he'll keep away from doing anymore violent movies. I think he's seen the light.


I'd like to see him do a comedy. Not American Psycho-like comedy, but something more mainstream.
 
2012-07-25 08:18:06 PM  

GungFu: Classy.

Anyone else wonder if he was talking to them in his normal Brit voice or Bruce Wayne American accent, or the Throaty Batman Grunty voice?


Maybe throw a curveball and use the Boston accent from The Fighter.

/seriously, classy move
 
2012-07-25 09:18:20 PM  

BalugaJoe: Movie studio PR department on overdrive.


WB is denying any involvement.
 
2012-07-25 10:03:32 PM  
blog.zap2it.com

"A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended."
 
2012-07-26 12:53:57 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: brigid_fitch: stoli n coke: Vangor: Uchiha_Cycliste: Vangor: Great on him. Question, however: would providing them tickets to see the film be a good or bad move?

show the movie in the hospital? Prevent them from possibly experiencing the trauma of being back in the theater make it optional. Provide a safe, protected environment for them to watch it if they want to

Listen, I don't want a sincere answer to this question no matter how good your idea or stoli n cokes is; I want to assume indecision.

I know you're going for snark, but yes, giving them tickets or arranging a showing would be a good move. Hell, they already paid to see it.

I think a good move would be to rent a local theater to screen the trilogy for them. Just pay the money and stay out of the way. Or maybe do an Alamo Drafthouse-like Q&A afterwards with more of the cast. That would be awesome on so many levels.

It's a good idea, but there is the question of how many of the hospital patients are in any way mobile. It may be weeks or even months before all of the affected would be able to leave the hospital because of the severity of injury or susceptibility to infection.


To be perfectly honest. I highly doubt ANY of the victims will want to be in a dark theater for years, if not for forever.
 
2012-07-26 01:13:58 AM  

Uchiha_Cycliste: well, a dozen of em got to meet heath ledger.


That's one to tell the grandkids about...

well done
 
2012-07-26 01:43:33 AM  

Hobodeluxe: [blog.zap2it.com image 640x480]

"A hero can be anyone. Even a man doing something as simple and reassuring as putting a coat around a little boy's shoulders to let him know that the world hadn't ended."


THIS! Brought a tear.
 
2012-07-26 02:11:56 AM  

phimuskapsi: Uchiha_Cycliste: brigid_fitch: stoli n coke: Vangor: Uchiha_Cycliste: Vangor: Great on him. Question, however: would providing them tickets to see the film be a good or bad move?

show the movie in the hospital? Prevent them from possibly experiencing the trauma of being back in the theater make it optional. Provide a safe, protected environment for them to watch it if they want to

Listen, I don't want a sincere answer to this question no matter how good your idea or stoli n cokes is; I want to assume indecision.

I know you're going for snark, but yes, giving them tickets or arranging a showing would be a good move. Hell, they already paid to see it.

I think a good move would be to rent a local theater to screen the trilogy for them. Just pay the money and stay out of the way. Or maybe do an Alamo Drafthouse-like Q&A afterwards with more of the cast. That would be awesome on so many levels.

It's a good idea, but there is the question of how many of the hospital patients are in any way mobile. It may be weeks or even months before all of the affected would be able to leave the hospital because of the severity of injury or susceptibility to infection.

To be perfectly honest. I highly doubt ANY of the victims will want to be in a dark theater for years, if not for forever.


I agree, hence I think it's much better to have a TDKR showing at the hospital and not a theater .
I'll bet at least a half-dozen of those poor (un)lucky hospital souls are going to have some serious shell-shock when next they go to see a movie.
 
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