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?
Tonight’s big lead is Ryan Reynolds about to slip on the ring of the Green Lantern. It’s one of a pair of new images from the film, neither of which show off any effects — just Reynolds and Blake Lively, doing Earthly things. They were released coupled with the announcement that the cast would travel to San Francisco’s WonderCon to show off a big dose of footage.
This Battle: Los Angeles plot infographic needs a little typography work, and its goal appears to be to show the derivative nature of the film. However, it also makes me more interested in the film. Who wouldn’t want to see the combination of those films?
Lara Croft really is coming back. GK Films has acquired the rights and they’re looking for a home for the project. At some point, there will be casting. With all of the *ahem* talent required for such a role, we’ve already begun plans for some dream casting. Our commitment to researching such matters is unparalleled, I assure you.
A new leaked list of trailer release dates has hit the web, including word that trailers for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 and Super 8 may be coming to theaters this weekend with Red Riding Hood and Battle: Los Angeles. The bad news: according to this report, no full Captain America trailer until Thor is released in May.
/Film explores (via a quote) why so many movie trailers debut on Apple.com. It’s not something I’ve ever pondered, or been asked, but the story behind it is rather interesting. Also: thank the sun, the moon and the stars for the era of HD trailers.
William Shatner woke up the crew of the space shuttle Discovery yesterday, marking the start of the shuttle’s final day in space. Said the crew in response: “It could have used a little Nimoy, but thanks all the same.” (That last part isn’t true.)
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