Hell on Wheels

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s preparing for it’s Thanksgiving day off. Lots of movies in its future. So it’s going to make this quick. But don’t worry baby, it isn’t about how long it lasts. It’s about the motion of the ocean.

We begin tonight with something very near and dear to my heart: shows that I like. Sure, it’s about television and not movies, but this column, while accused of being many things, has never been accursed of being consistent. Anyway, Vulture is reporting that Hell on Wheels has seen a ratings dip. We need to curb this, people. It’s a damn good show. So watch it and ensure that it doesn’t get cancelled. Seriously. Common is on that show.

Planet Pulp, perveyors of fine pulpy art things, has unleashed one of the single coolest pieces ofLost art I’ve seen to date, from artist Jayson Weidel. I very badly want a print. What’s that? You want to see it? Well, I’m glad you asked:

Planet Pulp: Lost

Over at Indiewire, Christopher Campbell wants to know what you think are the best Thanksgiving movies of all-time. Personally, my favorite is the Jodie Foster directed Home for the Holidays, the one where a coked-out Robert Downey Jr. plays the gay brother. It’s fantastic. There’s also Planes, Trains and Automobiles. Naturally.

In his most recent Snide Remarks column, Eric D. Snider writes a rejected Breaking Dawn – Part I script that could very well be better than the actual movie. Like the film, it does get a little crazy at the end.

Hollywood.com editor and former FSR writer Matt Patches has a present for you: Statler and Waldorf review the movies of Holiday 2011. The one about The Artist is particularly chuckle-worthy.

The Internet has been all aflutter over this new GI Joe fan film, Operation: Red Retrieval. And yes, it’s as good as you might expect from something that has gained this much attention. See for yourself below (via You Bent My Wookie).

Over at Pajiba, the wickedly talented Joanna Robinson writes about Jon Hamm and 11 other men who are both good lucking and funny, a deadly combination if there ever was one. I feel their pain.

“Right now I’m just in the thinking-about-it stages,” is what Aaron Sorkin had to say about writing the Steve Jobs biopic. You know he’s going to do it. He has to. It’s too perfect.

We close tonight with Muppets. This week is all about The Muppets and it’s impossible for us to ignore the brilliance they’ve delivered from day one to their latest incarnation. To truly enjoy them, we need only watch this “Movin’ Right Along” travel montage from The Muppet Movie, complete with one of the great cameos in Muppets history, which, oddly enough, was another puppet. (Hat tip to Loquaciousmuse)


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