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#219: The Dark Knight / Top 5 Performances of the Year (So Far)

Biff! Bam! Pow! It's here. It's finally here. The podcast you've been waiting months to hear has arrived... Adam and Matty, wait for it, count down their Top 5 Performances of the Year (So Far) with some help from Steve Prokopy (aka Capone) of Ain't It Cool News. Oh, and the boys squeeze in a couple minutes discussing director Christopher Nolan's latest epic Batman saga, "The Dark Knight," starring Christian Bale, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, and the late Heath Ledger. Will a movie that couldn't possibly live up to its advanced billing do just that? Or will it leave Filmspotting's own Dynamic Duo asking, "Why so serious?"

Tune in next week for a special Spoiler Edition review of "The Dark Knight" with special guest Michael Phillips from the Chicago Tribune.

Also on the show: Listener Feedback, Massacre Theatre and music by Utah Carol.

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Congratulations to Re-cast "The Matrix" grand prize winner jdamer83 and runner-up wadetown! Re-cast "Reservoir Dogs" now for a shot at great prizes!

Filmspotting #219
:24-13:57 - Review: "The Dark Knight"
Music: Utah Carol, "Kimberly Smiles"
14:52-18:48 - Voicemails, Polls
18:49-26:51 - Feedback (Hellboy, Teach An Alien, Creatures)
Music: Utah Carol, "Sam's Ranch"
27:20-31:46 - New DVDs, Donations
31:47-35:26 - Massacre Theatre (Winner: Dan Krahn)
35:27-53:41 - Top 5 Female Performances
Music: Utah Carol, "The Northern Skies"
54:01-1:01:23 - Contests
1:01:24-1:14:45 - Top 5 Male Performances
1:14:45-1:17:22 - Close/Next Show/Outtake

- Check out Steve's interview with "The Fall" director Tarsem here.

- "Miss Pettigrew Lives For a Day" is actually out on DVD 8/19.

- Saleh Bakri is the actor who is so good in "The Band's Visit" (one of many).


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