What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly column that brings together the best entertainment-related stories, Monday through Friday. It spends the weekends thinking about you, awaiting the moment when you’ll be reunited on Monday night. That moment is right now…
We begin tonight with a shot from Game of Thrones. Why? Because Game of Thrones is awesome. The other reason would be that Pajiba’s Brian Byrd has taken to analyzing the process that HBO will have to go through in Ending Game of Thrones. It’s a spoiler-free essay that talks about the logistical issues of bringing George R.R. Martin’s massive book series to the small screen. In a perfect world, the series would go on for about 10 seasons and span all of the books not yet written. As characters learn each week on GoT, intentions mean shit in the real world.
Over at Badass Digest, Film Crit Hulk presents The Damon Lindelof Intervention, in which he posits that even though he’s been picked on by nerds the world over, Damon Lindelof “is a supremely talented writer with all the promise in the world.” I support this thesis, and Lindelof. And I too hope that he continues to better himself as a writer.
Chris Dorr asks, Is UltraViolet The Future Hollywood Needs to Find? Only if that future includes completely revamping the UltraViolet service to make the task of downloading films far less cumbersome and annoying than it is now — then, yes. Someone at UltraViolet needs to jump onto iTunes and take some notes. I shouldn’t have to sign up for three different accounts and sign into tangential third part apps to be able to watch a movie on my iPad, people. /rant
Our super sci-fi nerd friend Peter Hall explains to Hollywood — who we doubt is listening, but should be — How to Not Ruin a Snow Crash Movie. If the powers that be mess up the adaptation of Neal Stephenson’s novel, we may see Pete at the front of the line for vengeance.
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