What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly entertainment news column returning from the long weekend with but a few items, all of which are like to make you quite happy. In fairness, they make me happy. I can’t say much for the rest of you, but I’ve got a good feeling about it.
We begin this evening with another shot from The Dark Knight Rises. (I wonder if Catwoman still knows how deadly a kiss can be.) A number of websites have begun publishing tales of a visit they made to the set of Christopher Nolan’s latest last year. None of the individual accounts are worth your attention, but the folks at ScreenRant have made use of them, pulling out the best of the best for a Dark Knight Rises set visit round-up. Finally, something useful for the reader!
With summer in full swing, the folks at HitFix want to remind us of 15 unexpected summer movie hits, including the likes of 28 Days Later (great movie), Deep Throat (great dirty movie) and Napoleon Dynamite, which was pretty much okay.
The talented Emily Nussbaum writes an article in The New Yorker about Doctor Who, Community and the passionate fan.
Game of Thrones is not just something I’m watching at the moment, as you may well know. It’s becoming an obsession. Just as some dress up like little wizards or big-footed hobbits, I long to wear the armor of the Red Viper of Dorne (show viewers will meet him soon enough). With that in mind, I’m brought to tears of joy over the fact that HBO has confirmed that the Game of Thrones season two finale has been extended by about 10 minutes. Elsewhere in Westerosi fandom, Portland based artist “Harshness” has released several new Game of Thrones destination posters to go with the ones we’ve featured previously in this column. This time he’s brought Dragonstone, Qarth and Harrenhal to life. Guess what three posters will be on my wall soon?
But wait, there’s more of Thrones news. EW has released a list of characters we should expect to see in Game of Thrones season three. The list includes the likes of Mance Rayder, the King Beyond the Wall, and the Reed siblings. Also, who among the readers of the books doesn’t want to see Ser Beric Dondarrion and everything that happens to him?
The Independent‘s Tim Walker asks: Is Ridley Scott the most macho man in movies? After reading the cursing he’s doing in interviews and looking at his filmography, it’s hard to say no to a question like that.
/Film’s Russ Fischer explores what Bobcat Goldthwait will do to follow God Bless America. As much as I love that film and everything is has to say, lets hope that he really does get the cast of One Crazy Summer back together again.
io9 chronicles 10 TV episodes that changed television. This reminds me of the fact that I need to rewatch Battlestar Galactica for the 34th time.
Movies.com has a great account of John Lasseter on the Future of Animation.
We close tonight with a very special appearance by one of our own. As you know, News After Dark never hesitates to point you in the direction of the great work that some of our Rejects are doing in the real world. This time, Robert Fure shows up over at ABC.Comedy to talk about the ‘B’ in Apartment 23. If that positive review finally gets Krysten Ritter to start returning my calls, we will finally have to start paying that guy.