Heath Ledger: Articles

'Dark Knight' Movies Box Office Comparison + Colin Farrell Sci-Fi Remake Bombs

The Dark Knight Rises. 'The Dark Knight Rises' passes $600 million milestone at the worldwide box office Sept. 10 update: The Dark Knight Rises, Christopher Nolan's third and final Batman movie, is lagging far behind its predecessor, The Dark Knight, at the domestic box office. Outside North America, however, The […]

Marvel 'Avengers' Box Office: Ahead of 'The Dark Knight' & 'Star Wars'?

Marvel 'The Avengers' movie vs. 'The Dark Knight' June 29 update: Starring Scarlett Johansson (photo, as Black Widow), Chris Evans, Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo, Robert Downey Jr, Tom Hiddleston, and Jeremy Renner, Joss Whedon's The Avengers movie has officially surpassed Titanic's original box office take. Back in 1998, James Cameron's […]

'Brokeback Mountain' Analysis: Technical Brilliance, Iconic Character

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain As I sit here writing, I am finding it hard to gather my thoughts together. Most of this essay has already been outlined, and yet I'm still not sure if it fully expresses my feelings toward Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain. I realize that although […]

'Brokeback Mountain': Tragic Gay Cowboy Love Story Partially Succeeds

Heath Ledger, Jake Gyllenhaal, Brokeback Mountain Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is without a doubt a culturally significant motion picture. The same-sex romantic drama won numerous awards, it was discussed all over the media upon its release, and has been labeled “groundbreaking” by numerous film critics. Of course, the fact that […]

'Monster's Ball': Memorable Moments But Unsatisfactory Whole

Monster's Ball with Halle Berry: First (part-)black Best Actress Academy Award winner. In Monster's Ball – the title refers to the macabre partying held the night before the execution of a death-row inmate – first-time screenwriters Milo Addica and Will Rokos join forces with third-time feature-film director Marc Forster to […]