What is Movie News After Dark? It’s messing with the bull, and ain’t scared of the horns.
We begin tonight with a look at Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. He tweeted the picture himself, which is the hip new way to get first looks at new films out into the world. Which sucks, because now I have to follow him on Twitter and sift through what Hugh Jackman ate for breakfast just to see what he looks like with a convict beard. My life is so hard, you guys.
When I began as a film critic, the word “genre” suggested a type of film that had highly developed traditions, possibilities and richness. Now it suggests a marketing decision.
The above quote is an incredible bit from Roger Ebert, found via a great piece by Jonathan Poritsky at The Candler Blog. It’s all part of a larger discussion about The Raid, genre film, the mind of a film critic and the greatest question of them all: what makes a film “good?” It’s easily tonight’s must read/must discuss article of the day/night.
Zap2It’s lovely Jenna Busch provides a quick and dirty guide to some of the new characters in Game of Thrones, which returns this week. Remember: I’m going to be starting up my new Monday morning blog, Blog of Thrones right here on Film School Rejects. It’s going to be somewhat epic. And there will be discussion!
Ever a supporter of a very underrated and gone-too-soon show, Alison Willmore tells us all about Why HBO’s Luck is Still Worth Seeking Out. Item number one for the defense: It’s a really good show, despite all the horse death.
“The other thing they wanted to do was make [Tetsuo and Kaneda] brothers. I was like, ‘The point is that Tetsuo can’t comprehend how someone who isn’t his brother could love him so much — and that’s where his wrath and his rage come from. Do you not see that? Why have you made them brothers? What the f*ck are you doing?'” That’s nerd defender Toby Kebbell talks about Akira, the adaptation Warner Bros. is looking to make. He was on the short-list to play Tetsuo. Keyword being was…
Over at HuffPo, the very talented Mike Ryan explores Official Movie Twitter Accounts and What Happens When They Die? My only question is this: do they also kill off the studio interns responsible for these Twitter accounts? Lets make that into a movie. Then start a Twitter account for it. Then leave it to die. It could be fun.
Werner Herzog is considering making a stylized documentary about volcanoes. He will expose ze soul of ze volcano, pulsing with red hot fire deep into the Earth’s fragile crust. Or something along those lines. Either way, it will look wonderful. Hopefully it will be in IMAX 3D.
We close tonight with the latest joint from Tenacious D, the band formed by the Lords of Rock known as Jack Black and Kyle Gass. It’s also known as the only thing left in Jack Black’s repertoire that hasn’t become really god-damn annoying. Rock on, brothers. Rock on.
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