What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news round-up written (at least this evening) by an exhausted, cranky bastard. He is in need of a vacation, which means one of two weeks: he either needs to convince Todd Phillips to let him join The Wolf Pack or he needs to find an appropriately film-themed resort somewhere in the Middle East. As it turns out…

The image above image is a concept for a $1 billion dollar Star Trek resort in Jordan to be fashioned by Rubicon Group Holding and themed with the stylings of Gene Roddenberry’s 23rd century, as seen through the lens of J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek. I mention Abrams because the original story references it. It almost feels like developers are ignoring a few years of Star Trek lore there… Alas, it will be extravagant and if it’s got a Captain’s Chair in my suite, I’ll go there. When I can afford to travel to Jordan. I’ve got until 2014 to make it happen.

If you’ve ever read the work of Movie City News’ David Poland on a consistent basis, you’ll know that he deserves to be berated every once in a while (or all the time). And while I enjoy watching Todd Phillips’ movies, they pale in comparison to the joy I get reading and watching Todd Phillips’ interviews. In this session, he tells David Poland how he’s “out of control wrong all the time” about the box office.

Faretteville, Arkansas might not be the first place you think of when you think of food trucks, but it will soon be the place you’ll want to go. The Grillenium Falcon is exactly what you might think it is: a Star Wars themed food truck. Awesome.

Two people were injured in a minor explosion at the New Zealand production workshops for The Hobbit, reports The Sydney Morning Herald. Both workers are said to have suffered minor burns, but nothing serious. As they say, sometimes you have to burn a few nose-hairs if you want to deliver the glory and splendor of Middle Earth.

This is the first teaser poster for Twilight: Breaking Dawn. Not quite as sparkly as you’d think, but the marketing for this series has always been a little melodramatic, has it not? The 12-year old girl inside me is super excited.

Now that the real-life Osama Bin Laden is dead, Kathryn Bigelow’s project about his final days is kicking into high gear. She and Hurt Locker collaborator Mark Boal will be adding in details based on recent events. And more importantly, Columbia Pictures is throwing money at the project. We’ll see how that all works out.

Fresh off that really great movie he made that too few people saw, Happythankyoumoreplease, Josh Radnor is readying another quirky indie romance. The How I Met Your Mother star turned director will enlist both Elizabeth Olsen and The Visitor star Richard Jenkins in the story of a college admissions worker who revisits his liberal arts college and falls in love with a 19-year old.

Our Cannes 2011 coverage was spectacular. Wasn’t it? Simon really did a bang-up job, delivering reviews that allowed us to discover the best, worst and most interesting films that played. I also like this recap by MSN’s James Rocchi.

Is the rise in violent female leads empowerment or exploitation? Alison Wilmore explores over at The AV Club.

A little old lady writes a letter to Steven Spielberg in 1982 after seeing E.T., claiming that she cried so hard that she lost her contact lenses. It’s adorable, but seriously lady, it was 1982… contact lenses just weren’t that great back then.

The folks at HitFix learned at least ten things on the set of Green Lantern. If you’re looking to learn a few things about Ryan Reynolds workout routine and other things that might be of use to you going into one of the summer’s biggest films, it’s all pretty much in there.

We close tonight with one of the famed “supercuts” from one of my personal favorite holes in the internet wall, Film Drunk. The theme: “You Can’t Park Here.” Because you can’t. Now move along.


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