What is Movie News After Dark? It doesn’t have time to explain it to you, yo. We just gotta get out of here, Mr. White!
We begin this evening with the first image from the upcoming fifth and final season of Breaking Bad, courtesy of AMC. And guess what? It’s a shot of Walt (Bryan Cranston) and Jesse (Aaron Paul) standing in a field looking less than pleased with their surroundings. Even though it’s a shot we’ve seen a million times in four seasons, it never ceases to be interesting.
This interview with Brave director Mark Andrews, as conducted by /Film’s Germain Lussier, is a great read. He too was disappointed with what happened to John Carter.
Vulture ruminates on five consequences of the sinking of Battleship, including one that ought to be true: “From now on, only members of the Billionaire Boys Club will getshoot-for-the-moon budgets.” Only serious mothereffing filmmakers should get to play with big dollars, that’s the lesson here. The same should go for 3D.
Over at Pajiba, Cindy Davis delivers a massive list of 108 Reasons We Still Miss Lost, all of which somehow have merit. My personal favorite (and something that I caught upon my first viewing, a fact of which I’m quite proud): 72. Dharmashark!
Melissa McCarthy and Sandra Bullock will be buddy cops in a movie directed by Paul Feig. There’s seriously nothing wrong with that.
Mary Elizabeth Winstead, star of Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter (remember this thing? It’s still happening…) is on the cover of the upcoming issue of Complex. The cover (seen below) is nice, as is Matt Barone’s interview with the lovely dame. More like Mary Elizabeth Winstead: Heart Slayer. Or Sex Bob-omb… (I agree, that’s enough.)
“…there is still one event that makes it worthwhile to trek out to the theater; a ritual that represents for me a near-ideal cinematic experience… The midnight show.” This is a money quote from a fantastic essay about How to Enjoy Going to the Movies Again by Alexander Huls over at The New York Times.
Gary Oldman joins Robocop, and will play the scientist who creates Robocop. His character Norton is “the scientist who creates Robocop and finds himself torn between the ideals of the machine trying to rediscover its humanity and the callous needs of a corporation.”
An ALF movie. This is the last thing we need. Have we learned nothing from Battleship? Dear Hollywood, please see the link to the Vulture story at the top of this article.
There’s a new Tumblr blog out there called Movie Simpsons, chronicling the classic film homage shots from the epic run of The Simpsons. Some of these are obvious (and blatantly called out in the show), while others are a bit more subtle. It’s in its infancy, so lets hope it keeps going. Lord knows there’s plenty of material.
A fine thinker named Adam Bertocci, whose long-form essays we’ve linked to in the past, is Overthinking Ghostbusters. A lot.
This new Mondo poster for The Iron Giant, from artist Laurent Duriex, is gorgeous:
It completely makes up for the steaming pile of ass that is this Rocky III poster by Jay Shaw. This will also likely sell out:
We close tonight with a video found via the folks at Wired. It’s a mod for Grand Theft Auto IV that allows you to play as R2-D2. It’s all quiet and easy until the little robot begins f’ing up a bunch of mother-f’ers.