The Dark Knight, Die Hard, Dr. Horrible, Akira, There’s Something About Mary, A Fish Called Wanda, Beastie Boys – July 13-19: Thirty Twenty Ten

Yes, it’s been a decade since the release of the finest superhero film of all-time, Christopher Nolan’s The Dark Knight. But before you start feeling old, it’s also been thirty years since we were introduced to John McClane, and for many English speakers, the entire medium of anime with the release of Akria. Don’t forget the anniversaries of Sifl and Olly, Beastie Boys’ biggest album, the Farrley Brothers greatest movie, and Dr. Horrible’s Sing-A-Long Blog, Mamma Mia, and more, on of our most packed shows yet. Grab a snack and buckle in for this week’s Thirty Twenty Ten, your auditory journey back to the week that was 30, 20, and 10 years ago.

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5 thoughts on “The Dark Knight, Die Hard, Dr. Horrible, Akira, There’s Something About Mary, A Fish Called Wanda, Beastie Boys – July 13-19: Thirty Twenty Ten

  1. One funny thing I found out today was Skyscraper is falling on Die Hard’s anniversary…Fucking Rock trying to be the next willis…lol.

  2. I will forever love The Dark Knight.

    TMI: Sexual assault. The week before the Dark Knight came out (which I was excited for and actually took part in the huge viral marketing for it), I was raped. I couldn’t handle it and tried to stifle it my feelings. I was going through a lot of anger, a lot of sadness, a lot of fear. And I went to see the midnight showing of the dark knight and I remember being so overwhelmed and so happy and so consoled by the movie. It helped me so much with my anger and my fear. The movie just hit me in so many ways.

    I remember crying when I heard Two Face screaming: “It’s not about what I want, it’s about what’s FAIR!” And knowing what the Fake Batman meant when he said Batman “was a symbol so we won’t be afraid of scum like you”.

    The ending just made me so hopeful and I remember that was the only time I ever cheered in a theatre. I saw it 15 times in the theatre. Whenever I felt angry or scared, I’d go see it. And it helped me so much and I see the movie as a turning point in my life. I had a horrible thing happen to me but I decided to endure.

    I also love how much everyone freaked the fuck out when Gordon wasn’t dead. The theatre that night was the best and I’ll never forget it.

  3. Note on Lee Evans who played the guy on crutches in There’s Something About Mary – I think this came up before when you guys discussed Mouse Hunt, but this guy was (before his semi-retirement)) a household name and comedy megastar in the UK. He could fill stadiums when he toured with his physical comedy routine.

    As far as I remember, he’s a very humble family man kind of guy who despised his experience of working in Hollywood and eventually turned his back on his movie career to return to the UK after appearing in a handful of major films (Something About Mary, Mouse Hunt and The Fifth Element in which he played the bellboy of the space hotel).

  4. One fun fact about W. Earl Brown, the guy who played Cameron Diaz’s brother in There’s Something About Mary – he was also Dan Dority: Ian McShane’s scary henchman in Deadwood. Blew my mind when I found that out.

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