What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly collection of movie news and links that is quickly finding out that even though SXSW isn’t over, there is such a thing as an early SXSW hangover. A pre-hangover hangover, perhaps?

We begin this evening with the coolest image of the day. Easily the coolest image of the day, from The Happytime Murders, a noir murder mystery set in a world where puppets are second class citizens. Henson Studios is putting the thing together, and there’s no end to my own personal excitement.

Paramount has shifted release dates for several films today. Jonathan Liebsman’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles will release Christmas Day 2013. World War Z has been pushed back to June 21, 2013. And Tom Cruise’s One Shot gets moved up — get it, because he’s way short to play Jack Reacher — to December 21, 2012.

The boys from Broken Lizard say that a script for Super Troopers 2 is done. It’s just waiting for Fox to do something with it. And they won’t. Because they hate you.

MSN’s HitList hit-maker James Rocchi has a great chat with Cabin in the Woods director Drew Goddard.

Den of Geek’s James Clayton makes a very strong case for Why Lovecraft deserves a big-money blockbuster.

Movies.com chats with The Descendants actress Shailene Woodley about why awards are nice but unnecessary.

Todd Gilchrist lends his unending talents to HitFix for coverage of Changing the Channel: The New Golden Age of TV, a SXSW panel that featured the likes of Richard Linklater, Morgan Spurlock and Timothy Levitch talking about the future of TV online.

Popular Mechanics explores James Cameron’s deep-ocean quest. Why go down under the sea? They asked. Because I can, motherfuckers. Responded the director. (Not really, but that’s what he said on the inside).

The rest of this evening’s entry will be audio/visual stimuli. Up first, a look at Seth McFarlane’s Ted. It’s about a teddy bear who pees on a Collider.com logo. I wonder what his go-to karaoke song is…

From artist Kirk Dunne, a reminder that Chang is Coming. Community returns this week.

Artist Dave Williams, whose art we’ve featured a number of times before, has released the final poster in his Marvel series, featuring The Avengers. It’s quite good and completely sold out at this point. So there’s that.

We close tonight with a group of television actors and their PSA about new rules for spoilers. I approve. Also, man does Julie Benz have a surprise in store for her when she catches up on Dexter


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