What is Movie News After Dark? It happens thrice times per week. It’s awesome. You can read it. Right now.
We begin this evening’s marketing-heavy edition of Movie News After Dark with the absurdity of the day. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, the first in a new trilogy from Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson, now has seventeen character posters that can be ogled. It’s a little much, even for what may turn out to be the biggest film of the year. Above you’ll see Dwalin, a badass dwarf. Just after the jump, Gandalf and his fall collection.
Over at Badass Digest, Film Crit Hulk is back with another splendid essay in which he takes on Plot Holes and Movie Logic. As always, those sensitive to capitalization are warned. Those with brains are encouraged.
The lovely and talented Joanna Robinson at Pajiba has 41 Spoilerific Reasons Why I Loved That Beautiful Disaster Cloud Atlas. It’s nice to see that we’re admitting that Cloud Atlas is both “beautiful” and “a disaster,” as that description completely embodies the experience. Set to images, I like Joanna’s assessment. I don’t have 41 reasons why, but I like it nonetheless.
Over at HuffPo, Marc Ruxin talks about Why Sundance and Its Filmmakers Resemble Silicon Valley and Its Entrepreneurs, exploring the community of innovators that have been built around America’s most prized film festival. It’s a great read.
At Saturday Night at the Movies, Thom Ernst presents Five Reasons Skyfall Might Earn Bond an Oscar After 47 Years of not getting one. Every single point on this list only further complicates my relationship with Skyfall. I want it, badly. It is trying to avoid me, desperately. I shall rectify said situation next week, no matter the cost.
The folks at Fake Criterions just finished up their Faked From The Dead project, a month-long celebration of important horror films as seen through the eyes of artist who make fake Criterion Collection box covers. My personal favorite? How nice of you to ask. Here it be:
Speaking of posters, there are three new one-sheets coming for Sam Raimi’s Oz: The Great and Powerful. The first can be seen below, courtesy of Yahoo. Looks pretty… wicked…
And finally, we close with something from the Conan O’Brien Show. As you know, Disney bought LucasFilm and has since announced that Star Wars will continue. Like Twilight before there was Twilight, it cannot be killed by conventional weapons (or time). With that in mind, Conan’s crew have envisions what it might be like if early-90s Kevin Smith were to direct the next film in A Galaxy Far, Far Away…