First Look: The Great Gatsby

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly thing about movies. No big deal.

We begin tonight with a new image from The Great Gatsby featuring Leo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, Tobey Maguire and Joel Edgerton looking quite dapper. One can only imagine how much more dapper this will all look when we see it for the first time in 3D. I like the word dapper.

Last year, The Golden Globes learned that finding a comedian with a bit of edge can be dangerous and good for your ratings. This year, the Independent Spirit Awards is following suit… Or, wait, cancel that. The Indie Spirits are going to be filled with stoner humor. Seth Rogen is hosting. He will undoubtedly laugh a lot, though.

In the world of theater there’s a new thing called ‘Tweet Seats’ where you can come and Tweet through a performance. It sounds like an awful idea, as Monkey See’s Beenish Ahmed hints. How long, then, until a movie theater begins installing rows for Tweeters? The sky is falling, friends.

George Lucas on Indiana Jones 5: “Actually, I told him I didn’t have it yet. I told him about the story, but I really haven’t found the MacGuffin yet. I mean, I know what it’s about, but I just have to find a MacGuffin that fits into the arena we’re working in.” Hopefully George’s MacGuffin isn’t a real MacGuffin and he actually doesn’t have any ideas and totally quits.

What if the system used to predict crime in Minority Report existed in real life? Would you believe that it already sort of does? You will once you check out this fancy new infographic, which can be seen by clicking below (the image is massive, so you’ll have to click to view it).

Minority Report in Real Life Infographic

Because we can never talk enough about the brilliance of Roger Corman, here’s a very great piece on Corman as Indy Hollywood’s Original Superhero over at The Big Picture.

Oh, joyous day! A sequel to Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs has its directors. Cody Cameron and Kris Pearn, who worked on the first film under Phil Lord and Chris Miller, are set to direct the sequel, which is said to be based on the book Pickles to Pittsburgh. As someone who unabashedly loved Cloudy, I can’t wait.

The folks behind Robot Chicken have put together a cast for their R-rated stop-motion film Hell & Back, a comedy about two friends who have to rescue their friend who has been dragged down to hell. It will star the vocal talents of Nick Swardson and TJ Miller.

Because you need more things to watch, Vulture offers up Ten Underappreciated Shows to Binge on Now That the TV Season is Over. Put Terriers at the top of your list, damnit!

The Broadcast Film Critics of America have announced the nominees for the 17th Critics Choice Awards, including a number of noms for the likes of Hugo, The Artist, Drive, The Descendants and Stephen Daldry’s heartbreaking 9/11 drama Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.

We close tonight with a stark reminder that the end of the year is coming to a close. We know that because we’ve now seen our first ‘Year in Movies’ mash-up, coming from Matt Shapiro, the same clever cat who brought us 2010: The Cinescape. His latest is called, you guessed it, 2011: The Cinescape.


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