Views bulk operations is ready for some beta testers.
It is essentially the admin nodes page on steroids. It enables you to perform node operations as well as actions from a custom view.
If you want to quickly check it out, install it, then go to the views overview page. Select 'add' for the 'admin_content' view, configure it and save it. When you first go to the view, you will be prompted to enable actions and/or operations.
For the full effect, install the actions module as well.
If you have any problems using it, please submit a bug!