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?

“I am in the process of writing the next two Avatar films now. We are planning to shoot them together and post them together, and we will probably release them not quite back to back, but about a year apart. Christmas ’14 and ’15 is the current plan.” That’s James Cameron — the actual director — on his next few Avatar films. Sounds reasonable enough.

Famed Editor Walter Murch wrote Roger Ebert to explain why 3D doesn’t work and never will. Ebert makes a bold claim, saying that the case is closed on 3D. Me thinks Hollywood will keep it open, however.

I will forever be tasked with taking time out of this column to report the news of actor Paddy Considine. The guy’s got it all, if you ask me. His next film, The Leaning, doesn’t even sound that interesting: “[a] young woman haunted by a childhood trauma who in adult life struggles to form meaningful relationships. Every time she gets close to somebody she feels this presence.”

Here’s a video of Susan Sarandon playing ping-pong at a Sundance party, courtesy of Jeff Wells:

Which of these three does not belong in Garry Marshall’s New Year’s Eve? Jon Bon Jovi, Seth Meyers or Inglorious Bastards star Til Schweiger? If you guessed Sergeant Hugo Stiglitz, you’d be correct. Alas, all three have been cast in the aggressively annoying follow-up to Valentine’s Day.

What is Sony Trying to Say About Mac Users in The Social Network, asks Movieline. Probably nothing, but it beats talking about Kevin Smith any longer.

Speaking of Kevin Smith — here’s the 26-minute video of his post-screening shenanigans last night at Sundance, in which he bought his own movie from himself, laid out plans to self-distribute and had a very public, graphic tongue-heavy threesome with the testicular sacks of Harvey Weinstein and Wayne Gretzky’s dad (it’s not the first time, mind you). You can also read (gasp!) the transcript from his two-hour tweet-a-thon in defense of his actions here.

Tony Soprano is still getting plenty of work. James Gandolfini has joined Sopranos creator David Chase’s next project, Twylight Zones. The flick is said to be about a New Jersey Rock’n’Roll band an the musical renaissance of the 1960s. Gandolfini will play someone’s father. He will likely be oppressive.

Ghost House Pictures co-producer (and partner to Sam Raimi) Rob Tapert said this week that an Evil Dead remake is far from dead. In fact, he and Raimi are “looking at a script this month.” I don’t know how to feel about this — haven’t we come to a point in our society where we are no longer affected by tree rape?

The 92nd set of posters for Zack Snyder’s Sucker Punch have been revealed. We get it, your movie is stylish. Our walls are already filled with Watchmen posters, so you can’t expect us to buy these. Oh look, here’s one now:

D.J. Caruso admits what we’ve been dreading for a while: the Y: The Last Man adaptation is really, really dead.

Have you folks seen the latest trailer for Skateland? It looks very broody and vintage. But it also includes Ashley Greene, who I believe to be the rare combination of (a) being nice on the eyes and (b) being an actress of quality. She’s almost worth sitting through those Twilight movies. Almost.

One of my favorite non-FSR destinations for things that entertain, Pajiba, has posted a lovely little exposé on Loathsome Actors in Lovable Roles. 10-points for leading with Jeremy Piven’s James ‘Droz’ Andrews in an all-time favorite of mine, PCU. Please feel free to add to their list in the comment area below.

Sex columnist and overall man of interest Dan Savage will put together a pilot for MTV. It’s a doc-show that will follow him as he takes his often rough (pun very well intended) sexual advice to college campuses. Between this, Jersey Shore and Skins, we’re pretty sure MTV is headed for a very fruitful career in porn.

From Sundance: Here are 5 things you should know about Elizabeth Olsen, the seemingly adorable third Olsen sister.

James Franco shall do porn! Look out, ladies. He’s been attached, at least in the chatty way so far, to Inferno: A Linda Lovelace Story, a biopic being put together by Howl directors Rob Epstein and Jeffrey Friedmen. He would star opposite Kate Hudson, who seems less likely to take her clothes off than Lindsay Lohan, who was previously attached. Franco however, is a crafty actor. I expect some full nudity from him. Ladies.

And because I always finish strong… Judging by the comments we get from readers, I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that many of you know of director Lucky McKee. The guy has a bit of a following in the world of somewhat low-budget horror. In his latest film The Woman — currently playing Sundance — a family captures a feral woman and tries to civilize her through torture and rape (a tactic that usually works, clearly). Below you will find an account of one audience member’s reaction (he was kicked out for causing a ruckus after being strongly offended by the film’s content).


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