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Movie News After Dark: Brave, Community, Twilight Domestic Abuse, Frank Miller and a Tribute to Saul Bass

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a thing about movies that happens every week night, just before you go to bed. It brings you dangerous ideas, fascinating movie news and all that in between copious helpings of shenanigans.

We begin tonight with one of three beautiful new images from Pixar’s upcoming film Brave. As with all Pixar projects, Brave looks absolutely gorgeous and in a point of interest to many, stars their first leading lady hero, Merida, voiced by Kelly MacDonald. Personally, I’m looking forward to it. Then again, I’ve been pot committed to Pixar for a while.

In a terribly sad bit of news, NBC has pulled Community from its midseason schedule. This doesn’t mean that it’s been cancelled, but it’s definitely not a good thing for Community fans (also known as “anyone has ever watched Community“). We should have known that it was too good to last.

Our friends at Movieline asked Twilight star Ashley Greene about the domestic abuse in Edward and Bella’s Breaking Dawn sexual interlude. Having not read that particular book, I’m a little confused. So, vampires have super pelvis-breaking thrusting power? This is the second dumbest thing about these movies. I think we are all aware of the first.

Brad Pitt is considering quitting acting in three years. Five years from now, he’s secretly planning his comeback. Six years from now he’ll be accepting his “comeback” Oscar. Or so his publicity team has planned.

I found this fancy little piece of art on the Tumblr blog funny place to wear pearls, which sounds a little naughty when you think about it. Anyway, the art combines two of the great British things happening at the moment, Doctor Who and Sherlock, combining two things that Steven Moffat is in charge of. That guy is brilliant, as is this little poster:

Doctor Who Meets Sherlock

Over the weekend, comic legend Frank Miller made comments about Occupy Wall Street. In true rich old white guy protecting his rich old white balls fashion, Miller showed a bit of disapproval and made very few good points (although the iPad bit made me giggle). Such a brouhaha has broken out over his comments that Devin Faraci wrote about it in his latest, and perhaps most reasonable Devin’s Advocate.

Again with the folks over at Movieline, who have crafted an Interactive Drive location map for those of you who would like to throw on your best driving jacket, put on your leather gloves and drive your Toyota Priuses around those places where Ryan Gosling once did the same.

Here’s one for all the Walking Dead fans out there. Hollywood.com has a relatively interesting interview with producer Gale Ann Hurd. Relative, of course, to the level of interesting produced by the actual show. Seriously, are they going to spend an entire season looking for that little girl? If she doesn’t come back with a truck full of AK-47s, having aged 15 years and become totally hot, I’m going to be very disappointed.

According to this Netflix Watch Instantly round-up over at FlickChart, the great Michael Moore directed, John Candy starred film Canadian Bacon expires on Netflix Instant tomorrow, November 15. Just in case you needed something to watch this evening.

If this story about the Atlas Shrugged DVD was written in The Onion, no one would question it as another great work of journalistic parody. But no, this is real. The studio recalled the DVD to change a word over an idealistic disagreement they had with… themselves.

We close tonight with a tribute to the great Saul Bass, courtesy of the great folks at Art of the Title:

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.

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