What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly collection of movie and television news that throws caution to the wind, but never ever pees into the wind. That’s just not smart, friends.
We begin this evening and this week with artist Kinjamin’s depiction of the Community cast as the characters from Street Fighter. It was found via Twitter, as posted by the show’s executive producer Dan Harmon. Needless to say, it’s inspired. So inspired, perhaps, that it makes us hope that Harmon is writing this one down. How about a Street Fighter episode in season four? Hey NBC, how about a season four?
Tonight in incredible movie news, The Raid director Gareth Evans has an idea for a sequel. An idea that actually predates The Raid and is tied in directly to the Sundance smash’s events. I haven’t seen The Raid, but I want a sequel. That’s no different than saying that I’ve not seen the nude form of model Miranda Kerr. But if they wanted to clone her, I’d be okay with that. As a man.
Tonight in stories that relate to gorgeous nude forms, Boardwalk Empire isn’t bringing Paz de la Huerta back. Which is just fine, as her character hasn’t been relevant to the core emotional storylines of the show (ie. the stuff that happens around Nucky) since season one. We’ll always have season one, Ms. de la Huerta.
Tonight in news that relates to Eastern European kinkiness, the “sexually raw” Serbian drama Klip won big at the Rotterdam Film Festival this past week. If it’s anything like the sexually explicit films we’ve seen from Serbia in recent years, then it will be worth seeing then washing out your eyes with battery acid.
Tonight in other news that oozes sexuality in a way that only a Frenchman in between two slender legs can, Oscar-nominated actor Jean Dujardin is taking some heat over the temperature of the ads for his upcoming film Les Infideles, which I believe means The Infidels. Those damn French are so uptight.
Tonight in news related to the Super Bowl, Paste counts down the 5 best (and 4 worst) Super Bowl halftime performances, complete with Slash and the Black Eyed Peas narrowly defeating Janet Jackson’s breast for one of the titles.
Tonight in Oscar predictory news, Rango took Best Animated Film at The Annie Awards, an annual party thrown by the International Animated Film Society. The Simpsons won best animated television show.
Tonight in quotable quotes, “More than 60% of the 2 billion-plus hours of video streamed by Netflix subscribers during the fourth quarter of 2011 originated on the small screen.” That’s a jarring, but not exactly surprising statistic from a recent LA Times piece about Netflix and its users.
Tonight in great reads, James Rocchi writes about how Sundance got its edge back.
Tonight in things that will drive you into a murderous rage, George Lucas talks about adding a digital Yoda to The Phantom Menace. Speaking of which, who’s going to be dressing up for the midnight show on Thursday? Anyone? Bueller?
Tonight in great finds that relate to my obsession with movie art brought upon by my decoration of my new home office, someone has put together a collection of 25 Pixel Perfect Retro Posters by Eric Tan. If anyone has a beat on where I can score the Wall-E “Brighter Future” poster or the X-Men print, I’d be willing to give up at least one of my less usable internal organs.
Tonight in innovative thoughts that might turn out to be interesting, Chicago-based film blog F This Movie! held a Twitter-based film festival. It was basically a live-blogging extravaganza. Just don’t let Kevin Carr see this. That guy doesn’t need any more ways to fill up our Twitter feeds.
Tonight in closing videos, allow me to present a studio-sanctioned, but not entirely meritless featurette called “The Magic of Hugo.” It is quite magical, after all.