In tonight’s edition of Movie News After Dark, Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay share tools, Captain America starts the march toward more Avengers movies, Steve Jobs gets a tree and YouTube takes a step back in time. Also, The Simpsons…
- Nolan and Bay bet on IMAX – As Kevin Jagernauth at The Playlist explains, there’s something about IMAX that still makes it feel special, rising above the general theatrical experience in a way that 3D has not. It’s why directors like Christopher Nolan and Michael Bay are putting their next films, Interstellar and Transformers 4 respectively, into IMAX in a big way. My bet is that one of these two will shoot a full IMAX movie one of these days.
- Baymageddon! – Speaking of Michael Bay, the Alamo Drafthouse is having a multi-city celebration of all things Awesome this coming Sunday, including a special sneak of Pain & Gain. If you can go, go.
- Captain America sets up The Avengers 2 – As was the case with Marvel Phase One, the individual movies that lead to another Avengers film will not just be stand-alone tales. There will be some setup, some allegiances and some little nuggets for fans. That Marvel, they’ve got a plan.
- A tree for Steve – MG Siegler blogged about a tree on the Pixar campus dedicated to Steve Jobs. A lovely gesture.
- YouTube needs tracking – YouTube is celebrating the 57th birthday of commercial video tape recording by giving certain videos that ability to go into “tape mode.” It brings static and fuzz and all kinds of nostalgia.
- 20 essential documentaries – Vulture thinks they’ve come up with the 20 essential documentaries for the current century. I’m seeing a Man on Wire, but I’m not seeing a King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters. As I mentioned, they think they have them all.
- Breaking Simpsons – I’m just going to leave this right here…