Movie News After Dark: Hopkins as Hitchcock, Skyfall, Arrested Development, An IKEA TV, Mondo Avengers and a State Home for Manic Pixie Dreamgirls

What is Movie News After Dark? A lot of nightly movie news columns are about life, this one is like a slice of cake.

We begin tonight with the master himself, Alfred Hitchcock. More appropriately, we begin with Anthony Hopkins as Alfred Hitchcock in Sacha Gervasi’s Hitchcock, the story of the making of Psycho. He’s got a bit of the look, in so much as he had the Nixon look. But as we know, even if he looks like Don Rickles playing Alfred Hitchcock, he’s likely to bring the thunda.

The folks at have an interesting set visit piece from the next James Bond film, presenting 10 Big Questions About Skyfall and How the Cast and Creators Answered Them. Lucky for us, they did that second part. Otherwise the article would just be a bunch of questions.

The folks behind a new site called DigiTitles sent some unsolicited mail over to me this morning, talking about their very cool website and all the reasons why I should check it out. Instead of reading the email, I visited the link and was pleasantly surprised. It’s a website that collects behind the scenes videos. The DVD extras junkie inside me went nuts.

What is Your Favorite Stunt Sequence of All-Time? The one in Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol is pretty solid, as recent films go. How about the mall sequence in Blues Brothers? Or the chariot scene in Ben-Hur? I must know.

Check out this little vignette spot from The Raven featuring Alice Eve being buried alive. Who in their right mind would bury Alice Eve alive? She’s such a lovely creature:

 With its new deal with Netflix and subsequent rebirth, Arrested Development will debut 10 episodes at once, then maybe possibly hopefully go for a movie. Okay, so they didn’t expressly say that last part, but it’s being inferred. Either way, it’s all coming back.

There’s been a lot of chatter about Lena Dunham’s new show Girls today, the best of which came in an actual article by Roth Cornet at HitFix, Girls just want to change the needle on a tired media record. No matter what you think of the show, you should draw those thoughts from actually seeing it. That’s what I say.

Over at, Katie Calautti explores The Five-Year Engagement and Examining the History of Tribeca Opening Night Films, including that one time Shrek Forever After opened the festival. It was a dark time.

In addition to affordable, simplistic and frustrating to assemble furniture, IKEA will now sell TVs and sound systems that are built into their affordable, simplistic and frustrating to assemble furniture.

The folks at Mondo have unveiled two new posters to begin their Avengers series. One is for Black Widow, by Olly Moss. The other is a Tom Whalen joint for Hawkeye. Both are cool. Both will be sold-out sometime tomorrow.

We close with a video from the folks at Natural Disastronauts. It’s the logical progression of the “manic pixie dreamgirl” meme that was coined by The AV Club’s Nathan Rabin some time back (see: Elizabethtown). Now there will need to be a State Home for Manic Pixie Dreamgirls:

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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. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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