Movie News After Dark: Alien Biker Jemaine, Portlandia, Film Studies Ryan Gosling and The Lion King Rises

Jemaine in Men in Black 3

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column born exactly one year ago today. And it’s very happy to still be around and well on its way to taking over the planet. It is convinced that it will have a very productive 2012 in that area, especially once humanity’s reign of terror ends later this year. In the mean time, it would like to thank you all for reading. Now enough of that mushy stuff, lets do the news.

We begin this evening with an image of biker Jemaine Clement in Men in Black III. He’s playing an alien biker who turns out to be the villain in this time-traveling storyline…. And we wonder why that movie has had so many production problems? Either way, I’ll watch Jemaine Clement eat soap if I have to, as that guy is quite funny.

Vulture has a delightful interview with Portlandia stars Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein, whose series is coming back very soon. Their conversation runs that gamut of awkward sex, having a bigger wig budget and Werner Herzog. If you’re not in love with this show yet, you clearly haven’t seen it.

Anytime a production loses Joel Schumacher in favor of Brad Anderson, an angel gets its wings.

According to a completely unfounded and probably erroneous rumor, Bradley Cooper may be Lex Luthor in Man of Steel. Or he may not be Lex Luthor in Man of Steel. He probably won’t be. Calm down, internet.

Have you guys met Film Studies Ryan Gosling yet? He’s pretty funny. Don’t show him to Landon Palmer, though, as that dude would get all the jokes and thus, would likely wet himself. And we can’t afford to have any more accidents on the office furniture in Reject HQ.

Film Studies Ryan Gosling

Buried somewhere in this LA Times interview with Brad Pitt, the mult-hyphenate Moneyball star says that World War Z is being planned as a trilogy. What he doesn’t mention is that every movie with a budget of more than $10 million is planned as a trilogy. Especially over at Paramount, where Paranormal Activity 5, 6 and 7 are probably already shooting.

Pajiba’s lovely and talented Joanna Robinson asks the question of the day: What is Keeping (Canadian Actress) Rachel McAdams from Full-Blown America’s Sweetheart Status? Well, for one thing… Actually that’s a pretty good question.

Over on his blog, humorist Eric D. Snider presents 2011 film titles: a dramatic reading. It’s exactly what it claims to be, including a line in which a woman shouts “Courageous! Footloose! Limitless!” I’ve had many a woman cry out in similar fashion during a night of lovemaking. Or Scrabble. I can’t remember exactly.

Demi Moore has signed on to play Gloria Steinem in Lovelace, the upcoming biopic of Linda Lovelace starring Amanda Seyfried. That’s  really all you need to know.

Thanks to Pajiba, we now know that Something Borrowed made the unofficial list of YouTube’s 25 Most Popular Trailers of 2011. It’s further evidence that the masses don’t exactly have good taste. Or that YouTube is used primarily by 13-year old boys. Either way.

Inevitably, there is a mash-up trailer that puts the audio of The Dark Knight Rises to the visuals of The Lion King. And it’s quite good. Worthy enough of being our closing note in News After Dark’s first birthday celebration. Cheeseburgers for everyone!

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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