Movie News After Dark: Battlestar Muppets, Halle Berry Seduction, Four Lions and Animated Oscars

What is Movie News After Dark? This is a question that I am almost never asked, but I will answer it for you anyway. Movie News After Dark is FSR’s newest late-night secretion, a column dedicated to all of the news stories that slip past our daytime editorial staff and make it into my curiously chubby RSS ‘flagged’ box. It will (but is not guaranteed to) include relevant movie news, links to insightful commentary and other film-related shenanigans. I may also throw in a link to something TV-related here or there. It will also serve as my place of record for being both charming and sharp-witted, but most likely I will be neither of the two. I write this stuff late at night, what do you expect?

Battlestar Galactica puppets exist.

Julia Roberts has been confirmed as the Evil Queen in Relativity’s The Brothers Grimm: Snow White. The race continues.

John Gholson over at Cinematical has a great breakdown between Thor and Captain America. Not that they are competing, but it’s fun to play along anyway.

Kevin Smith wants his hockey film, Hit Somebody, to be an all-star movie of sorts. On his list of starters: Ben Affleck and Matt Damon. I can get behind that, so long as it’s for another quickie parody somehow related to a third Good Will Hunting film. That’s the only way.

“Am I nostalgic for film? … I mean, it’s had a good run, hasn’t it? You know, I’m not nostalgic for a technology. I’m nostalgic for the kind of films that used to be made that aren’t being made now.” For cinematographer Roger Deakins, who gave that quote to /Film, it isn’t the tech that he’ll miss, it’s the films. If you’re going to be a purist about one or the other, that’s a damn good way to break it down.

Halle Berry, under the direction of Paul Verhoeven, will be looking to seduce 19-year olds and entangle them in webs of drama. It will be like that movie she did with Bruce Willis (that no one remembers), only sexier. I’m for it.

Comedy gem and FSR favorite Four Lions will drop on DVD and Blu-ray March 8, thanks to Drafthouse Films. And look, we made the cover art:

Justin Bieber’s big 3D debut is releasing early. OMG (that’s internet speak for “oh my god,” teen girl like). The only problem that I see for the Biebernation is that tickets will go for $30 to see Justin Bieber: Never Say Never a few days early. The run is already sold out. OMG, indeed.

Diane Keaton and Ed Harris have The Look of Love. It’s one of those two old people finding each other after years of being apart sort of things. The problem I have is that I can’t poke too much fun at this one, as Harris and Keaton are two damn-fine actors. I’ll see it. At least it’s not written by Nicholas Sparks.

Thora Birch, Daryl Hannah and Tom Sizemore have joined the cast of Snuff, the Fabien Martorell directed adaptation of Chuck Palahniuk’s great 2008 novel. It’s a hell of a story, and Hanna makes an interesting choice to play an aging porn queen who goes for the grand finale of getting nailed by 600 guys in one day. Sizemore, interestingly enough, will play Mr. 600. In a strange way, I think it’s a wonderful bit of casting.

The Mayor of Detroit won’t erect a statue of Robocop anywhere in the city. Clearly he’s prepared to lose Detroit’s ever-powerful geek vote in the next election.

We close tonight not with a video, but with a nicely crafted infographic about the history of animated films on Oscar night:

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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