What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a thing that happens nightly, bringing you news from the world of film, television and pop culture. Mostly film. Thus, the name.
We begin tonight with a shot of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling in Ruben Fleischer’s Gangster Squad? Quick show of hands: who among you is not excited about this movie? Those with their hands in the air can kindly leave the room, while the rest of us do more news.
If you’ve seen Battleship, you’ll undoubtedly find this funny. Vulture has compiled a list of every line of dialogue Rihanna says in Battleship, only one or two of which are more than a single sentence long.
AMC has announced that Breaking Bad’s fifth and final season will premiere on July 15. This makes me happy in ways that only a few of you could possibly understand. And by few, I mean those of you who have hugged a baby Koala. That’s how this makes me feel.
Based on my newfound love affair with roller derby, I must urge you to donate to the Kickstarter campaign of Skater 26, a movie about roller derby. Also, the trailer looks great. See for yourself:
AV Club’s Todd VanDerWerff has written an excellent piece about Why Dan Harmon’s firing from Community is just the latest shot in an increasingly familiar showrunner-vs.-network battle. The title pretty much says it all, now go read the article.
Speaking of television showrunners, Damon Lindelof was featured by The Verge. He talks about Lost and the reaction to the show’s ending, as well as the island nightmare’s lasting legacy. I find him fascinating.
Continuing this evening’s television-heavy theme, Dustin at Pajiba lists off the 5 most promising new shows on the 2012-2013 network TV schedule. The only one of these I’m willing to take a chance on is The Mindy Project, because Mindy Kaling is hilarious.
Complex has an interview with the chaps at Mondo about a super secret upcoming superhero-themed release. Here’s hoping that it’s Batman related and not Spider-man, but my best guess is Spider-man, based on their existing work with Marvel. Please be Batman.
This is just great. Found via Facebook. This makes Facebook useful, for today, at least:
Why is John Waters hitchhiking through Kansas? Because why not, that’s why.
24 Frames has some great new information about Pixar’s Dia de los Muertos movie, courtesy of director Lee Unkrich (Toy Story 3).
A 21-year old girl knocked the teeth out of a child’s mouth when he wouldn’t stop talking in a movie theater. In fairness to the slapper, the little bastard was asking for it.
HitFix’s Kris Tapley presents a list of Rick Baker’s top ten contributions to the movies, including numerous innovations, milestones and well, he also did the make-up effects for Men in Black III, which wasn’t so bad.
Movies.com’s Peter Hall has launched a new column chronicling the intersection between movies and television, using his first entry to talk about something I mentioned in my most recent Blog of Thrones update: that Neil Marshall will be directing the next Game of Thrones episode (which also happens to be the bloodiest episode yet promised by the epic series.)
Not only did privatized space travel take one giant leap today with the launch of Space X, they also took the ashes of Star Trek actor James Doohan into outer space. Well done, Mr. Scott.
Badass Digest is hosting a filmmaking competition in which you can win prizes.
We close tonight with a trailer for Inside Jaws, a fan made documentary. This was found via the folks at First Showing.