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Movie News After Dark: Harold & Kumar, Empire Records, Edgar Wright and the Con of Wrath

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news and editorial column that doesn’t ask much of you, just your affection. That’s right, it’s completely free — all you need to do is tune in. That’s not a bad deal, friends.

We begin with another shot from A Very Harold & Kumar 3D Christmas. Because why the hell not. Warner Bros. released a bunch of promotional photos for the ‘stravaganza, due out November 4, expanding a universe in which Neil Patrick Harris is still alive, Paula Garces is still gorgeous and Patton Oswalt is Santa Claus. Oh yes, this is happening.

While the rest of the world was focused on other things — occupations, Breaking Bad and New York Comic-Con, to name a few — a quiet revolution was happening in the world of film. Ultraviolet launched, bringing more of “the Cloud” to the world of cinema. Now TIME’s Steven James Snyder asks: will the Cloud Doom Cinema? That seems a little alarmest, but it does raise questions for distributors and exhibitors. Personally, I’ll still go see things on the big screen. Call me old fashioned.

Director Edgar Wright has a long and beautiful relationship with the New Beverly Cinema in LA, a relationship he’s used on several occasions to program fun mini-festivals. And now he’s doing it again. Only this time, he needs your help. If you can find Films Edgar Wright has never seen, you might be able to assist him in programming his next event.

Over at io9, the staff of nerds have listed 10 great stand-alone episodes that totally represent their respective shows. In my professional opinion, they’ve nailed it with selections for both Doctor Who and Fringe.

The official Drive Facebook page has published about 42 fan made Drive posters, some of which will really rock your world. My personal favorite is this Grindhouse-era inspired quad. Does anyone else want this on their real life wall?

Last night marked my own personal entrance into the world of Terra Nova, leaving me surprised that it wasn’t half bad. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t be watching Stephen Lang as a badass and it’s by no means the most criminal act committed against television with Jason O’Mara in the lead. Also, it’s got dinosaurs. And according to Hero Complex, Terra Nova is going to get a lot more actiony later in the season. I’m for it.

At Badass Digest, Sam Strange remembers Empire Records, still one of my all-time favorite movies for no good reason whatsoever. Or maybe it’s because his name isn’t fucking Warren.

A small bit of hullabaloo broke out amongst critics and intellectuals on Twitter this afternoon over an article at NYT in which John Lasseter defends Cars 2, the worst reviewed Pixar film ever. It’s hard to see why he even feels the need to respond. The Cars franchise is what it is and it’s funding more ambitious work. If anyone has earned a pass, it’s Pixar.

Tonight in silly lists, there’s a piece at Awesomenator that isn’t exactly new, but it sure is a good read. It chronicles 10 epic movie crew fails, a list that will leave boom operators cringing, First ADs reaching for the bottle and editors smashing heads to desks.

Here’s an interesting piece over at the Times about Greg Nicotero and The Walking Dead turning Atlanta into the Zombie Capital of the World. Long live the silicon flesh and those whose hands apply it.

In closing, here’s a trailer for The Con of Wrath, a doc about the most infamous Star Trek convention in history. If you thought you’d seen fandom reach extreme levels, you ain’t seen nothin’ yet.

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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