What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly news column that doesn’t always have something to say. But when it does, the geeks of the world listen.
We begin this evening with some great DREDD concept art found by the folks at Comic Book Movie, picked up via Germain Lussier’s ever-excellent Superhero Bits column. The excitement I have for this, one of Fantastic Fest’s big name films, has gone through the roof as more reactions come in, including that of our own Nathan Adams at TIFF.
1. You’re Next isn’t exactly next – Collider got the scoop on the release date of one of Fantastic Fest’s big winners last year, the thriller You’re Next. It will be out… August 23, 2013. Which isn’t this year. At all.
2. The Obscure Song from 1974 that connects Looper and Smashed - Jordan Hoffman takes to Badass Digest to connect the dots on two of this month’s most interesting releases.
3. Oogieloves writer defends Oogieloves – This is a thing that has happened. There’s a movie called Oogieloves, you see. And people have made fun of it for not making a lot of money despite its very wide release. And… well, that pretty much brings you up to speed.
4. Karen Gillan is a full-on geek – Rolling Stone has a great interview with Doctor Who’s outgoing companion, the lovely and brilliant Karen Gillan. Read it.
5. Grow Up, Tony Philips – Wise-beyond-her-years filmmaker Emily Hagins, whose My Sucky Teen Romance recently hit DVD and Blu-ray shelves, is working on her next project. You can get in on the Kickstarter. You should do it, because I can assure you that it’s not a scam. She’s a real person who makes real movies.
6. Movie Memories with Chaz – Roger Ebert’s wife Chaz has started a blog about her movie memories. It’s a fascinating look behind the curtain at the woman who has been at the side of one of America’s foremost voices on film for a long time.
7. The Psychotic Cabin in the Woods monsters you didn’t see – io9 has a wonderful Blu-ray clip that shows off some of the crazy monster action that didn’t happen in theaters. Spoilers, I believe. Also, hey, Cabin in the Woods will be on Blu-ray very soon.
8. Skyfall. Skyfall, Poster – MGM has released a new domestic poster for Skyfall, the upcoming James Bond adventure. It’s shooting into a big gaping hole of white space. Plenty of white space.
9. Mondo Looper – Martin Ansin has designed a killer poster for Looper that Mondo will sell to me during Fantastic Fest. Don’t worry though, if you’re there, I’m sure they’ll have more than one. You can get one, too.
10. Untitled Fantastic Fest Bumper – It’s time again for the Fantastic Fest Bumper contest. This one is from noted filmmaker BenDavid. Grabinski. It’s funny.