What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that has no problem closing out another fine week of coverage. Why? Because it’s got a hot and heavy weekend planned with its new girlfriend, Siri. It even used her to book a quality hotel, make restaurant reservations and order adult party props. You know, just in case she’s into that sort of thing.
We open this fine, crisp Friday evening with a shot of Ecto-1, the vehicle driven by everyone’s favorite guys to call if you is, in fact, afraid of some ghosts. It was captured by our friends at Primer Magazine at the Arclight in Los Angeles in celebration of Ghostbusters returning to theaters. It’s one of four original production cars used in the films, fully restored to its former glory. And glorious, it is.
Earlier today, Walt Disney’s marketing team sent out a memo touting the fact that the trailer for The Avengers has become the most viewed and downloaded trailer in the history of iTunes trailers. It was downloaded over 10 million times in the first 24 hours that it was up. Needless to say, it’s a movie to which people are looking forward.
While a bit spoilery if you’re a few episodes behind on Community, this article by Adam Quigley over at /Film has some sharp insight in it. It’s all about Community‘s ability to play and dance along the line between reality and fiction, and do so with seismic humor.
Rest easy, friends. There will be a Starship Troopers animated movie.
A fan artist over at /Film has created what might be the funniest thing you’ll have seen all week: a Dr. Seuss themed poster for A Good Day to Die Hard. Brilliant.
“I don’t know who would give me the keys to that car. But I’d love to see that franchise revived for television in the way that it was in the 1990s: very thoughtful, smartly written stories that transcend the science fiction audience.” That’s Seth MacFarlane (Family Guy) talking about his desire to reboot Star Trek on TV. Take that as you will, just don’t hurt yourselves.
Anyone who has followed and enjoyed the collected works of Steve Martin might enjoy Movieline’s list of 9 milestones in the evolution of Steve Martin. Lets just say that the guy’s had a few moments.
Over at Badass Digest, Devin Faraci talks at length about the gritting up of cartoon properties in this modern world. Oh, the humanity. It’s worth a read simply for the references to Strawberry Shortcake losing a uterus. That fan film has to be out there somewhere.
For your final pre-bedtime snack, please enjoy The Thing (original) cast watching The Thing (prequel). This comes courtesy of FSR reader extraordinaire Kevin Johnson.
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