Movie News After Dark: Green Lantern, Tomb Raider, Arrested Development and 100 Years of Effects

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.

Amazon has already posted a pre-order for The Lord of the Rings: Extended Editions Blu-ray releases. See, I told you to wait, didn’t I?

Damn that Devin Faraci for Tweeting about this site, This Is Not Porn. It’s not about porn, it’s candid shots of many famous people. Like this excellent shot of Jim Henson with Kermit.

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.

John Cusack will star in the political comedy Dictablanda, a film that sounds very much like that one movie he made, War Inc. Hopefully it’s not too close.

EW threw together a quick list of 10 Star Wars scenes that would rock your world in 3D. Okay, so the podrace sequence might actually be very cool in 3D. I will go no further than that.

This Arrested Development: The Movie poster makes me sad. Perhaps it has something to do with how true it rings:

/Film explores (via a quote) why so many movie trailers debut on 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.)

Martin Scorsese and uber-producer Scott Rudin are working on a Frank Sinatra biopic. Like that new Lara Croft movie, I can’t wait to dream cast this one.

And finally, here’s 100 years of movie visual effects in 5 minutes. Only the best for you, my faithful reader.

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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