Movie News After Dark: Darren Aronofsky’s Mustache, James Bond, Cabin in the Woods and More Pretension

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We begin this evening with something strange, a shot of Johnny Depp in full Tonto make-up on the set of The Lone Ranger, meeting with leaders of the Navajo nation. I wonder if they have any problem with the fact that Johnny Depp is exactly 0% Navajo. Nope: “We are honored the movie The Lone Ranger is being filmed here on the Navajo Nation. The Navajo Nation has beautiful landscape and we are glad it is being shared through filmmaking.” 

The folks at Fox have released the opening credits sequence for next week’s Fringe, which will see the Fringe team catapulted forward in time to 2036, where they will do battle with a nation of Observers. It will guest star Lost alum Henry Ian Cusick. It’s quite possibly the most highly anticipated thing happening to me next week. The new opening is trippy. The show is brilliant. What’s your excuse for not watching it?

There will be no shaky cam in The Bourne Legacy. Tony Gilroy is a hero.

Earlier today HitFix’s Drew McWeeney published a link to his latest story over at Popcorn Fiction, a website devoted to publishing awesome pulp stories from names you know. I’m not exactly familiar with this Scott Beggs person, but his writing feels oddly familiar. What’s that you say? I posted that link before? Too bad. Click on it again.

Over on Pinterest, the folks at FlickChart have assembled the art of The Godfather, including some wicked posters. Pinterest is fun.

MSNBC’s GadgetBox has published an exposé on the 10 nerdiest bathrooms, including a bar in New York with a Tardis bathroom. I must go to there. has acquired the rights to sell the James Bond novels to your Kindle. Who knew that they also made books about that guy, eh?

“I haven’t seen ‘Dark Knight Rises.’ [Christopher] Nolan’s tone is very specific and is pretty awesome and we’re very different. I think that while we have, particularly in ‘Avengers,’ very serious moments and [it] is as dark and serious as the moments in any of our films, there’s a sense of humor that goes along with it that Joss is an expert at and that we believe very strongly that Jon Favreau really helped define in the ‘Iron Man’ films, that allows, we believe, the audience to get even deeper into the story.” That’s Marvel’s Kevin Feige trying to explain how The Avengers and The Dark Knight Rises are very similar, despite the fact that he’s only seen one of those movies. He’d make a crap film critic. Luckily he’s got a pretty good day job.

Paramount may be very interested in letting Darren Aronofsky’s mustache make an Unforgiven-like movie about George Washington. Maybe he can combine it with both the Noah film and the Judy Garland biopic that he’s planning and make it a decade-bending musical. Hilarious side note: The guys behind the script are Adam Cooper and Bill Collage, whose credits include Accepted and Tower Heist.

The folks at Battleship Pretension are back with another great episode of their video podcast — perhaps one of the only movie-related video podcasts worth watching, if you ask me — and they’re discussing The Raid: Redemption and ultraviolencewith a girl! I couldn’t believe it, either.

Bonus item! We’d usually close with the video, but this one risks laying down some Cabin in the Woods spoilers. It’s nothing quite like that, but if you don’t know anything about the movie, you probably shouldn’t scroll down and see this infographic about What’s Killing You based on Cabin in the Woods, courtesy of the folks at Crave.

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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. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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