Movie News After Dark: Ending Game of Thrones, Growing Damon Lindelof and Requiem for Breaking Bad

Game of Thrones

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.

Please enjoy this analysis of Wes Anderson’s film color pallette by Beth Matthews. The man loves him some yellow.

In light of his success playing a young Tommy Lee Jones in Men in Black 3, ScreenRant has decided that there are at least 11 Great Tommy Lee Jones Roles Josh Brolin Could’ve Played. I say we start remaking them now, beginning with Batman Forever.

In honor of Father’s Day, a holiday I had completely forgotten about until just now, Jordan Hoffman takes to the pages of /Film to present a list of The Best Movies About Fatherhood You Probably Haven’t Seen.

Here’s a very cool poster for Inception:

Inception Fan Poster

Be aware: a second trailer for The Hobbit is finished and coming soon.

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

Party Down is the greatest nerd TV series you never saw. And it was on Netflix for like forever, people. What gives?

Now that The Lone Ranger is back in budget limbo,’s Christopher Campbell explains What a Potential $250 Million Bust Means For Future Films. Possible positive side effect: restraint. Possible negative side effect: more gosh darn remakes and sequels.

If you like thinking about movies and things, you should give a read to this essay from critic Shawn Levy, in which he talks about the ways that Wes Anderson and Ridley Scott have extended their careers in different ways. Sometimes going back to the well isn’t such a bad thing, nor is evolving as a storyteller.

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.

The NY Times has an interesting look at How Pixar Developed the Character of Merida for their latest film, Brave.

For those who read movie blogs on the regular, seeing Badass Digest’s Devin Faraci aggravated about something will come as no surprise. This time, his wrath toward HBO for disappearing George Bush’s spiked head from Game of Thrones seems appropriately placed. I mean, who cares?

Tonight’s closing video takes the music of Clint Mansell and places it over a chronological recap of seasons one through four of Breaking Bad. Spoilers and awesomeness abound, obviously. (via /Film)

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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