Movie News After Dark: Epic Space Jockeys, Netflix for Neckties, Thor 2 and an Animated Dark Knight Rises

Noomi Rapace in Prometheus

What is Movie News After Dark? It is all about movie news, it happens nightly, and you should never, ever go to bed without it. Should you happen to do so, we’re most likely going to send someone out to teach you a lesson. And you don’t want to learn any hard lessons now, do you? We didn’t think so.

We begin tonight with an image that is sweeping the internet. With a little lightening, this new image of Noomi Rapace in Prometheus reveals a pair of Space Jockeys in the background. It’s hard to tell from this angle, but they look rather large and intimidating. It goes along with a quote writer/producer Damon Lindelof gave to Hero Complex: “The movie is definitely epic in its scope. One of the filmmakers that we ended up talking about to a fair degree of redundancy was David Lean, who directed ‘Lawrence of Arabia.’ We wanted to make the movie feel big by having the characters be small in big spaces. That connected to the larger themes we were talking about — that we’re all just these little gnats crawling around on our little planet.”

Did you watch the Golden Globes last night? If so, you may want to share with us your opinion on whether or not Ricky Gervais was too tame, as 24 Frames suggests in their analysis. He did really give it to Johnny Depp, either way. Also, there were Beaver jokes with Jodie Foster.

“It’s the most romantic film in the history of time. It’s a supernatural romance.” That’s Mad Men teacher/sexual object Abigail Spencer talking about Joss Whedon’s forthcoming film that will be shooting next month. Yes, that’s three films complete all in the time that he’s been working on The Avengers. As a man who has had more than a few projects get cancelled before their time, he has clearly taken the adage “strike while the iron is hot” to heart.

Fans of The League and neckties can rejoice together, as “Netflix for neckties” appears to be a real thing.

Tonight’s edition brings us two notable works of art. First, a new poster for Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter. It’s very, very bad poster work:

Abe Lincoln: Crappy Poster

On the other end of the spectrum is our friend Hector Pahaut, who has released his own version of a poster for Oscar contender The Help. It’s got color, verve and plenty of metaphor. Much better than the folks over at 20th Century Fox, to say the least:

Hector Pahaut's The Help Poster

Upon winning a Golden Globe for his performance in Luther, all press wanted to know from star Idris Elba was “will you be back for Thor 2?!” He will be back, he confirmed. Idris Elba is back for Thor 2. Now calm down and go watch Luther.

Denizens of suburban Washington, DC, prepare yourselves. The Alamo Drafthouse is moving into One Loudoun in Ashburn, VA. This means plenty of beer, special events and exhibitional brilliance the likes of which you can’t even imagine are headed your way. Seriously, start building up a tolerance for fried pickles now. It’s the only way you’ll survive.

Over at, Matt Christensen writes thoroughly in his attempt to explain 11 memorable movie deaths. Ever wonder what would happen to Hans Gruber’s body as he hit the ground? It’s far more gruesome than you’d think.

Ever wonder how Hollywood keeps its fight scenes realistic without having its actors actually beat each other to a pulp? The Cage Doctors has a video explaining it all. Or most of it.’s Eric D. Snider, a favorite read of yours truly, ponders why people Redbox the Movies they do. The likes of Just Go With It, No Strings Attached and I Am Number Four graced Redbox’s top ten rentals of 2011. Personally, I blame the government’s underfunding of the public schools system.

The Wackness and You’re Next producer Keith Calder uses his personal blog to muse about Killer Elite and the responsibility of producers when it comes to material “based on a true story.” It’s a fascinating read, one that shines a bit of light onto the inner-workings of the minds that produce the films we spend hour upon hour talking about.

It’s Monday, which means simply that the internet has given us the gift of yet another trailer mash-up of The Dark Knight Rises. This time it’s the audio of the TDKR trailer over video from Batman: The Animated Series. It’s eery how close they get it:

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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