Mike Russell helps us explore variations on a single theme: You can’t fight helplesness with uselessness. It’s a theme you can see very clearly in the various responses to the Aurora theater shootings, and a theme addressed in the film those people were there to see: The Dark Knight Rises. I’m not gonna lie: It’s kind of an angry show. It’s an examination of punditry, the mirrored echo-chamber that is the collision between old media and new, but also an examination of Christopher Nolan’s finale to the Batman trilogy he created, and provides a very clear look at the ambition Nolan tackled his story with. Did he pull off yet another magician’s trick? Is it the punch in the gut “The Dark Knight” was? Lotta questions in today’s show. Some of the answers are easy. Some, not so much. Talk to you Monday.