What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that has been working really hard lately at its other job. So if it gets a little loopy this evening, please cut it some slack.
We begin tonight with Keanu Reeves and Chloe Moretz reenacting a scene from Taxi Driver. It’s part of a photo spread in Harper’s Bazaar celebrating the work of Martin Scorsese. Something about this is a little creepy.
Thanks to the ease of buying comics on my iPad through the convenient-as-all-hell DC Comics app, I’ve been reading a lot of the DC new 52 over the last few days. Which led me to trying to get some insight from some comics experts. In trying to filter through to the best stuff, I’ve consulted with this UnderWire article that rates the new 52: the best and worst of the DC reboots.
If you are in Austin this weekend, you should check out the Austin Humane Society Film Festival, a series of films supporting the Austin Humane Society as they help the families affected by the Bastrop wildfires put their lives back together. It’s also at the Alamo Drafthouse, so you can do a good thing, see good films and get drunk in the process. Bonus.
Fast Five writer Chris Morgan and short film uberstar Dan Trachtenberg will team up to make a movie called Crime of the Century. That’s about all we know about the plot. That said, hooray for Mr. Trachtenberg, whose work we’ve featured on the site. Pretty soon he’ll be way too cool to come on Reject Radio and chat with us.
The hit CW show Supernatural, perhaps one of the best ‘monster of the week’ style shows around and easily the best reason why the CW should continue to exist, is coming to Netflix Instant. Supernatural is a show you should watch, on Netflix or otherwise.
Hulu is no longer for sale. Techcrunch explains why Hulu’s owners couldn’t find a buyer.
Badass Serbian motherf*&ker and actor Rade Sherbedgia will play the villain in Taken 2 opposite Liam Neeson. He will “play Murad, the father of a kidnapper slain by Bryan Mills (Neeson) in the first film. Murad is described as a vengeful man who gives orders and doesn’t take them. When Murad takes Mills and his wife hostage, their daughter is enlisted to help save them.” Payback’s a bitch, Liam Neeson.
In what could be either an inspired moment of wishlisting or a rumor filled with complete crap, Fox might be looking at the likes of Ben Foster and Aaron Paul to play the son of John McClane. Paul Dano and Milo Ventimiglia are also on the list. So we’ll see.
In honor of the ridiculous lawsuit by someone who thought Drive should have been more like Fast Five, Movies.com’s talented Monika Bartyzel offers up 10 frivolous lawsuits that make more sense than attacking Drive. It gets bonus points for the inclusion of a Megan Fox movie.
And finally, here’s a delightful new thing with Muppets in it. Sweet dreams, dear reader.