What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly column dedicated to what’s happening.

We begin this evening’s rather slim pickings with a shot from Dredd, which is one of a number of images from Dredd that hit the web over the last few days. I will say this: Lena Headey looks pretty fierce as Ma-Ma.

1. A study of color in movie posters – Breaks down the distribution of color in movie posters between 1914 and 2012. It’s a pain-staking look at the colors we’ve responded to over the years and how cooler tones (blues, greens, purples) have come into style more since the 1980s.

2. Awesome Batman art – GeekTyrant has collected a number of pieces of Batman art that are very cool. Alongside some Alex Ross pieces, there was this one from Ruiz Burgos which I found particularly striking:

3. A Unique Achievement in Myth-making – Speaking of the Dark Knight, Charlie Jane at io9 has a great read about Nolan’s Batman trilogy and how we can view it as one massive story, rather than three separate parts.

4. Michelangelo Antonioni: revolutionary – The Guardian’s John Patterson urges you to seek out the acquired taste of Antonioni’s work. He has inspired  a number of other filmmakers you may have heard of before.

5. Making noise in Hollywood – The LA Times has a great piece on Foley artist Gary Hecker, who recently worked on Oliver Stone’s Savages. It’s all part of their excellent series “Working Hollywood.”

6. Despicable Me minions are getting their own film – Yes.

7. Coping with negative Dark Knight Rises reviews – To close this evening, I’d like to extend an olive branch to everyone who was unhappy with my rotten review of The Dark Knight Rises. Even though I know you’ll eventually get over it, I know you’re filled with all kinds of feelings. So we’re all lucky that John LaRue has created this handy chart:


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