Ben Affleck in Argo

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly thing that collects things about movies, television and other things. Lots of things in store for you tonight, including some more Dark Knight Rises things…

We begin tonight with an image of Ben Affleck as a real life former CIA agent from the early 1980s in Argo. In a way that can only be from the 1980s, he also looks like a Die Hard villain. So much mulleted intensity.

Today’s top story is from Hero Complex, who has published a revealing piece about Anne Hathaway as Catwoman in The Dark Knight Rises. It’s potentially a bit spoilery, depending on your definition, but it’s also another reminder of the grim Gotham Christopher Nolan seems hell bent on blowing up block by block.

“At some point I would love to play Einstein. I would love to play him at some place, some how. Or Teddy Roosevelt because he’s so fascinating, a really interesting guy. He shot every animal he saw!” Robin Williams apparently doesn’t remember Night at the Museum.

The folks at Mondo have released their last two movie posters of 2011, a year that saw them rise even further into the pantheon of nerd art dealing. I remember the days when you could actually buy a Mondo poster without having to be a hacker. Now all we can do is ogle posters like Tom Whalen’s Two-Gun Mickey poster:

Tom Whalen's Two-Gun Mickey Poster

The yearly tradition birthed by internet-driven entitlement, the most pirated films of 2011 list is out. Topping the list were Fast Five, The Hangover Part II and Thor. At least pirates had taste this year.

Movieline keeps the hits coming this week with their Shirtless Evolution of Sylvester Stallone feature. Man, that guy does not like shirts. Also, if I were that old and that ripped, I’d never wear a shirt. Not ever.

Roger Ebert explains why movie revenue is down.

Our friends over at Smells Like Screen Spirit, a site you should visit and read regularly, presents an interesting list of the best narrative films of 2011, including plenty of films you should put on your catch-up lists

At HitFix, Kris Tapley chronicles the critical praise for Drive, much of which has made it one of the most talked about movies of the year. It’s pretty damn good. All the truly legit film critics that know what’s up ranked it as their #1 film of the year.

We close this evening with a collection of all the teasers for series two of BBC’s Sherlock. There’s a level of anticipation I have for this series of this show that rivals any childhood Christmas morn. Bring it on, Mr. Moffat:

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