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 shit late at night, what do you expect?

It’s the end of a very long week and I’m more than a bit loopy, so lets do this…

Todd Phillips has released via his Facebook page the first image from The Hangover 2. Zach Galifianakis has no hair, that monkey is sporting a sweet ‘Stones jacket and

Earlier this evening, the Broadcast Film Critics Association announced their annual awards, known to most as the Critics Choice Awards. The best picture award went to The Social Network, but the night seems to be won by Inception, which too home six awards. Also a big winner: Christian Bale for his role in The Fighter. He can smell that Oscah…

Check out this fan-created poster for Duncan Jones’ upcoming sci-fi thriller Source Code. As if you needed another reason to come visit us here in Austin, this movie will open SXSW:

As anyone who follows this site might know, I’ve got a thing for lists. Lately I’ve been thoroughly entertained by the lists of Pajiba, a site whose name makes no sense, but whose game is always strong. Today’s offering: Seven Spiteful Sirens of the Silver Screen. Hooray, alliteration!

J.J. Abrams has been asked to film Star Trek 2 in 3D, says SlashObvious. Of course they have. But lets explore the important questions that must be answered before Abrams can beatbox in his office while they re-load the post-conversion machines: (a) have they even asked him to direct, and (b) when is the script going to be done? Until we have those answers, Star Trek 2 is still nothing more than the glimmer of hope that cuddles me to sleep at night when my lady friend isn’t around.

A new behind the scenes featurette for Universal’s Paul shows the building of (what appears to be) a grand Comic-Con reenactment. Nice:

Caesar: Rise of the Apes, the Rupert Wyatt directed, James Franco-centric prequel to Planet of the Apes has been pushed back to a Thanksgiving release. It was originally scheduled to drop in mid-summer. I was just beginning to wonder if that movie was still happening.

David E. Kelley is convinced that someone is going to let him make that Wonder Womantelevision show. The rest of the world remains unmoved by the notion, either way.

Designer Sean Hartter has decided that if the world needs anything, it’s to see classic titans of the screen posterized as characters from the modern era. Superhero characters, that is. It’s that little detail that makes it all worthwhile, like this Max Von Sydow-led Watchmen project. When does that come out?

Hobbit people and other buyers of Peter Jackson’s infinite home video wares, prepare yourselves (and your wallets) for another round of “Gotcha, Suckers!” courtesy of Warner Home Video. The Lord of the Rings extended editions may hit Blu-ray later this year. And just after you bought the non-extended versions just months ago. (In all fairness, I told you so.)

The opening credits for Roger Ebert Presents: At the Movies are online. It’s subtle and soft, but elegant. It’s no thrill-ride, but it does intensify my underlying urge to watch and see if Christie Lemire can pronounce Ignatiy Vishnevetsky’s name.

Comedy classic Airplane! will be returning to theaters for a two-showtime engagement thanks to AMC. Surely they can’t be serious — a Saturday at noon and a Tuesday night? I’m not even going to make the joke. That’s terrible.

Paul Greengrass may be looking to go back to his Bloody Sunday roots and make another movie about a very famous murder. He’s currently circling Memphis, a film that tells the story leading up to the assassination of Martin Luther King. This feels perfect for a February 2012 release.

A real-life Pac-Man television show might come into existence before the world ends in 2012. Or should we say that a real-life Pac-Man show would bring about the end of the world? Meh. It can’t be any worse for our world’s karma than Dancing with the Stars.

The first poster for Jason Eisener’s hotly anticipated neo-grindhouse flick Hobo with a Shotgun is here. And it’s looking quite angry and shotgun holdy. I like.

Holy rusted metal, Batman! Archaeologists have discovered what they believe to be a cooper-alloy sword guard from the Queen Anne’s Revenge, otherwise known as the ship of the pirate Blackbeard. Quick, get that sword handle to Ian McShane!

We close tonight on what will probably be the Town Called Panic of this upcoming year’s Fantastic Fest (it’s not confirmed to play, but try watching this trailer and explaining to me why it won’t happen — you can’t do it). Two words say it all: erotic claymation (NSFW, I think.)


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