FDA is about to lay the smack down! by idontknowmuch

The Dark Knight movie poster

TMZ is reporting that the FDA is investigating at least two doctors who prescribed medications to Heath Ledger. Right after his death, the NYPD subpoenaed several documents to try and determine if the prescribed medications he had were prescribed in a medically-correct prescribable fashion. That is if they were prescribed rightly prescribably. If you remember correctly, there were varying reports on pill bottles being strewn about Heath’s apartment and pills being found around his body.

Unfortunately, we know that those reports shouldn’t have varied at all. This guy got some doctors to prescribe him a shit load of medication and he decided to take “legal doses” of each one, at the same time. I get scared when I take a multi-vitamin and an ibuprofen in the morning after a long night of binge drinking. Heath decided to rid his demons by reading each bottle, taking the exact dosage of each, and really expected that nothing bad would happen to him? Its unfortunate because I respect him as an actor and he had a young girl that will never fully know her father now. Jack Nicholson reportedly told Heath about the kind of demons he had to deal with when he played the part back in the 90’s. And judging by how spot-on Heath played the character in the much darker “The Dark Knight”, I’d say the reason he couldn’t sleep had something to do with that role.

They filmed parts of the movie here in Chicago and on several occasions, people reported Heath riding his skateboard with full costume and makeup on, flying down the streets of the Loop and scaring the shit out of people. Could you imagine what that would look like to some sweet administrative assistant on her way to lunch? Needless to say I can’t wait to see the movie. You can view a trailer that features the first six minutes of the movie HERE.

The Dark Knight by idontknowmuch

A bunch of other sites have already posted this video this morning and it’ll probably be taken down soon, so watch the preview. The movie looks just as fantastic as “Batman Begins” and thats because Christopher Nolan is a genius (for anyone who wants proof, see “Memento”). And there are going to be people lining up to see this movie in July because its one of Heath Ledger’s last films and probably his most anticipated.

I also found it amusing to learn how pissed off Jack Nicholson was about Nolan not asking him to reprise his role as the Joker. This isn’t “Geriatric Batman”, Jack. I don’t want to discredit you or your talents in any way, but come on. This is much different than “Something’s Gotta Give”. Although you were a bad ass in “The Departed”. Come to think of it, maybe they should have given you the chance.

That said, Heath Ledger fucking nailed the part. Every trailer I’ve seen, shit every picture I’ve seen, represents exactly how The Joker should be played. Creepy as hell with a couple screws loose. And it helps that he looks like someone tried to carve him from ear to ear. Batman movies should be dark as hell and I’m glad that Nolan and his team have saved the franchise from Clooney, Schwarzenegger, and Carrey.

Oh and one more thing: This is the movie that Tom “I’m Fucking Nuts” Cruise wouldn’t let his wifey poo be a part of. Not that she was really good in “Batman Begins”, but she is more attractive than Maggie Gyllenhaal.

Six Degress: Maggie’s brother Jake was Heath’s love in “Brokeback”. Coincidence? I think not.

UPDATE: The bank that is featured in the trailer is at Van Buren and Canal in Chicago. I drove by a couple months ago and then had spotlights that lit up the side of the building and lettering that said “Gotham Bank” on it. At the end of the scene, they actually pull out onto Van Buren going the wrong way. I know. I’m a nerd.