Movie News After Dark: Cool. Cool, Cool, Cool. For Your Consideration, Sundance and The Future of CGI

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What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that won’t hesitate to deliver all the best content of the day. Seriously, don’t tempt it. It will do it.

We begin tonight with a delightful piece of art from Megan Lara called Troy and Abed’s Dope Adventures. This Calvin and Hobbes esque homage to Community is most definitely cool. Cool, cool, cool.

Is Chuck Norris to blame for Expendables 2 getting a PG-13 rating? That’s the question being posed over at JoBlo by the ever-talented Niki Stephens. It’s based on an interview Norris did with Gazeta that was loosely translated into a story about how the otherwise wholesome actor roundhouse kicked his curse word-heavy script. Time and an MPAA review will tell.

Did you guys know that our own Rob Hunter was recently a guest on The Golden Briefcase? Well, now you know.

Tonight’s art project is from a series of For Your Consideration spoofs over at Vulture. For Best Jacket, the award goes to…

Drive wins Best Jacket

Sundance is right around the corner. We’ll be there in force, as we’re sending a crack staff of our best people. And seeing as you’ve probably already read our preview articles, you may feel like you’re caught up on what you need to know before Park City goes crazy this weekend. Our friends from around the web thing you need to know more. Here are a few great articles that will give you knowledge:

Cormac McCarthy has written a script, and the folks who produced The Road have picked it up. It’s called The Counsellor, about a respected lawyer who believes himself smart enough to try his hand in the business of drugs. As you can image, hilarity ensues, with a lack of punctuation.

The Staff at Hitfix bring you 15 Questions Keeping Hollywood Awake in 2012. Questions that don’t include cocaine and Red Bull binges, that is. The big question: How much goddamn coke will we be able to buy with that Dark Knight Rises money?!

UK theater chain Odeon Cinemas issued a handful of refunds to disgruntled patrons who were made that The Artist didn’t have any talking. There’s no snark for a story like that. Just let it sit.

The Academy has released the shortlist for the Best Foreign-Language Film award, narrowing it down to nine potential contenders. Among the list is Bullhead, a Fantastic Fest sensation picked up for distribution by Drafthouse Films. It’s so goddamn good, it might even get nominated. Then it will lose to A Separation. But it might get nominated!

We close tonight with Paul Scheer and Rob Huebel’s take on the future of CGI:

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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