Movie News After Dark: Halloween Costumes, Jason Bateman for Teens, Community and How Ghostbusters Should Have Ended

What is Movie News After Dark? As per usual, it’s a nightly movie news column that finds a way to get a little silly on Monday nights. It’s mostly weekend hangover related, but also a product of its own environment. On weekend, it plays a clown in a traveling circus. It lives a diverse life like that.

We begin tonight with an image of the Monolith from 2001: A Space Odyssey. As you know, Halloween is coming up and we’re all looking for good costume ideas. Over at io9, the nerds from the future have it listed as one of their 20 zero-effort, high-concept Halloween costumes guaranteed to alienate your friends. For those of us who dislike both effort and friends.

Until this morning — and thanks to Laughing Squid — I was completely unaware of the existence of a book called The Art of Pixar by Amid Amidi, which features visual development art and color scripts from every Pixar animated film to date. But now, goddamnit, I want it.

Over at, Jette Kernion explores Crowdfunding 101: What It Is and How Should You Use It, talking about services like KickStarter and their role in the future of independent film. It’s a very good read, even if you’re not looking to self-finance a movie about your three cats and their lurid late night activities.

This video about teen intimacy starring Jason Bateman and Ted Danson really exists. I found it via our own Allison Loring. It must be real.

Found via a new favorite destination of mine called Nerds Ruin Everything, here’s how nerds have ruined the best movie of the year by taking a nice but of symbolism and turning it into a video game joke:

According to their recent earnings report, Netflix is bleeding out its user base. Perhaps this has something to do with their spontaneously combusting business model and their flip-floppy public strategies. Or maybe they should just stop raising prices. Either way, people are leaving and they’ve got some work to do.

Cinema Blend has a great little interview with Elizabeth Olsen, by far the most talented member of her family. Look for her on Oscar night.

Community is planning a musical Christmas themed episode. This makes every cell in my body smile. If it doesn’t do the same for you, you should probably go have some tests run. Because cancer is likely killing the cells in your body.

Roger Ebert celebrates the films of Buster Keaton. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

We close tonight’s slightly more brief than normal edition of News After Dark with how Ghostbusters should have ended. It’s not as funny as it thinks it is, but I like the animation.

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.

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