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?
The first image of Peter Dinklage in medieval flick Knights of Badassdom has been released, and can be seen as this evening’s header. It was released via the film’s Facebook page and as you might expect, it’s full-on Dinklage awesomeness. Looking forward to seeing more, I am.
Eddie Izzard will lend his voice to a character in Cars 2. Anything that Eddie Izzard does is usually worth a look, if you ask me. Nevermind the fact that it’s a Pixar flick.
Want to see how David Fincher made one actor, Armie Hammer, into two Winklevoss Twins. “I’m six-five, 220 pounds, and there are two of me… and I’m telling you to watch this damn video!” Okay, so I made that last part up. Either way, check it out:
Jay Roach, the director behind the likes of Austin Powers and Meet the Parents, will be taking on the 2008 presidential race. It’s based on a book by Mark Halperin and John Heilemann called Game Change. The only question still hanging in the air is whether or not there will be some sort of Sarah Palin cat-milking scene. It could happen.
A new survey shows that advertisers spend a lot of money advertising on Oscar night. It’s sort of like the Super Bowl, but with more Viagra ads, if you can imagine such a thing.
Director James Gunn, whose film Super is on my “need to see right effing now” list, has a list of his own: The 20 Academy Award Winning Actresses We Most Want to Have Sex With.
Just in time for your Valentine’s Day evening, Den of Geek unleashed a list of 15 movie sex and bedroom scenes that might just put you off sex and bedrooms altogether. Oh, The Crying Game.
The money-making truck that is Justin Bieber keeps on keepin’ on, with a reported director’s cut of Never Say Never on the way. For their hard work, Paramount will receive far more money that they deserve. Good for them.
Slate’s Josh Levin has an interesting essay about the current state of television criticism. I’d suggest reading it, if you’re into that inside baseball stuff like yours truly.
The Criterion Collection has announced its list of titles for May. And finally we can get that HD transfer of Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator. I kid — the Criterion Chaplin stuff is always top notch. And this one will have an awesome Olly Moss-designed cover. I’m in.
And finally, we close tonight by classing things up a bit. Director Jason Eisener has released via his blog a look at the camera test for his soon-to-be cult hit Hobo with a Shotgun. This movie is the reason that I get up in the morning — at least until I see it at SXSW.