Movie News After Dark: Ghostbusters are Back, Samuel L. Jackson is Unchained, ‘Dark Knight’ Action Fails, and Thor is a Feminist

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a collection of news that fell through the cracks, will make you crack up, or that’s addicted to crack. How can movie news be addicted to a controlled substance? It’s unclear, but it’s a harsh world out there when the sun goes down.

We begin tonight with the vague news that Ghostbusters (the original) will be hitting theaters again in October. No, not a version of Ghostbusters III that’s been secretly filming for the past year amidst empty press releases. The original flick will play. But when? Where? The movie’s Facebook page is short on answers, and when I checked with Columbia/Sony, so were they.

As if it wasn’t going to happen, Samuel L. Jackson is now officially on the books for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. As such, we should all fear saying “what” again.


Here’s a fascinating editorial that asserts that Thor is truly a feminist movie. And, no, it’s not just because Thor has long, luxurious hair.

Have you ever wondered what Star Wars characters would be like if they were born on Earth and lived in our wondrous society? Neither have I. But someone did, and they made this chart:

Quint and the good folks of Aint It Cool have this concept test for David Fincher’s The Goon (not to be confused with Goon, the hockey movie). Fincher’s comic book adaptation has struggled to get momentum, but this video is pretty damned cool. Someone give that man a check.

How can a poster look brilliant and terrible at the same time? I was curious until I saw the new poster for Blood Runs Cold over at Bloody Disgusting. It somehow manages quality and a sheer lack of it simultaneously. The killer also looks like he’s ready for his hatchet to emit some sort of gas.

Every movie site ever is going apey over this systematic break down of the convoy action sequence in The Dark Knight. And rightfully so. Jim Emerson did his homework and creates a compelling case for how many basic rules Christopher Nolan broke. Maybe the whole things looks fantastic to you, but if it doesn’t, here’s why.

The Bitter Script Reader contrasts and contrasts Entourage and Curb Your Enthusiasm to mine them both for script-writing lessons. Guess what. There are more than a few, and almost none of them have to do with making your characters Jewish.

We close tonight with a bootleg video we can actually get behind. io9 has uncovered a recording of an audience watching Halloween in 1978, and their shrieks are a wonder to behold. Feed off their fear:

A veteran of writing about movies for nearly a decade, Scott Beggs has been the Managing Editor of Film School Rejects since 2009. Despite speculation, he is not actually Walter Mathau's grandson. See? He can't even spell his name right.

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