What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news and editorial column that likes you. So much that it would get your named tattoo’d on its back, should you promise to read it every weeknight until the end of time. So lets make this happen, people. It’s got at least 200k names worth of back space.
We begin tonight with a shot of Rooney Mara as The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, as published by a French photography portfolio. It’s one of a group of images that show a black and white David Fincher, a snowy Daniel Craig and plenty of the tattoo’d girl herself. Are we still looking forward to this one? Oh yes, we are.
Even though we all know that Tupac is still alive, living on an island somewhere with Elvis and Jim Morrison, John Singleton is making a biopic about the slain rapper. He moves from prepping an N.W.A biopic to this, as New Line has decided this would be a more lucrative project. If they play it straight as Fox Searchlight did with Notorious, it should do just fine.
I can’t recall whether or not I’ve mentioned this yet, but if so, here’s your second warning. You should check out my friend Scott Neumyer’s column over at Movies.com called ‘Raising a Cinephile.’ It’s all about parenting and you know, raising a kid who can appreciate the finer things (read: movies) in life. His latest entry, The Magical Power of the Soundtrack, is particularly interesting, as it deals with one of my favorite cinematic sub-arts: score composition.
If you went to see Drive and instantly thought, “Oh man, I need one of those scorpion jackets. And driving gloves,” then I probably know you. Damn hipsters. Anyway, a new product is on the market that will take care of at least the jacket part. For the low low price of $160, you can dress like Ryan Gosling’s character in Drive. Hey, at least you’ll be the one guy who isn’t going to Halloween parties as Steve Jobs.
Instead of being a productive member of society, I watched 5 episodes of Breaking Bad today, including the breathtaking season four finale. Now I miss Breaking Bad again. It’s an emotional rollercoaster that I simply cannot take. But there’s always this little reminder:
According to director Paul Veerhoven, a decidedly crazy man, every sci-fi movie should get the 3D treatment. I get where the man is coming from on this one, as sci-fi and 3D could have a happy marriage. But no, we shouldn’t do that.
Over at Hero Complex, the filmmakers behind The Thing talk about mixing practical and CGI effects to create a new monster for a new era. Based on what I’ve heard about the film itself, they should have spent more time with the story. We’ll see, I guess. It’s all just conjecture until I catch the film on opening weekend.
This week seems to be the week of the Cloud. Earlier today, many users of Apple products began syncing things via the iCloud. In the movie world, the studio-backed Ultraviolet service launched, allowing you to be able to watch movies anywhere on any of your devices. Sort of. It’s basically like Digital Copy enhanced. I’m in favor of people being able to legally take their content with them.
Speaking of Apple things. The folks at /Film have pulled together a number of responses new iPhone 4s owners might get if they ask Siri questions related to 2001: A Space Odyssey or A Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. If you ask her about SkyNet, she’ll dodge the issue. To say the least, the girl’s got a good sense of humor.
In honor of Javier Bardem confirmed that he is going to be in Bond 23, Movieline has put together a list of 6 characters Bardem should channel in the next film, including some villainy delights. Please be the villain, please be the villain.
Samuel L. Jackson has joined Twitter. That’s all you need to know, motherf&*ker!
And now, a FedEx commercial with zombies (found via Geeks of Doom):