What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that doesn’t mess around. If it tells you to leave town or else it will shoot you on the spot, then you’d better believe that it will shoot you on the spot. Lucky for you, it would never ask you to leave town. All it asks is that you come back and read on a nightly basis. Or else.
We open tonight with a bit of news for your boob tube. FX has set dates for the return of Justified and Archer, two favorite shows of mine. Both are coming back in January. They’ve also given the green light to an animated comedy called Unsupervised, which features the likes of Justin Long, Kristen Bell, Fred Armisen, Romany Malco, Kaitlin Olson and Alexa Vega. It’s about teens who are forced to navigate through life without parental supervision. Either way, did I mention that Justified is coming back? Walton Goggins, man…
Angela Watercutter at The UnderWire has written a really interesting and well-thought piece entitled TheTwilight Issue: Why Geeks Should Get Behind Breaking Dawn. She makes a few excellent points about the formula employed in bringing Twilight to the big screen and how well it serves its audience. Also, I’ve heard that it gets weird. And geeks love weird.
Speaking of movie geeks, there seems to be an entire culture on the internet that was born on a hatred for Joel Schumacher’s Batman films, Batman Forever and Batman and Robin. Which makes this Batman & Robin Fake Criterion entry by Doug Goodwin all the more entertaining. It comes complete with the nippled batsuit and a Director Approved sticker. It’s just too good.
Now that Community has been pulled from NBC’s midseason schedule, it’s uncertain as to whether we may ever see our friends at Greendale again after this week. If this makes you as sad as it makes me, you’ll find some comfort in Pajiba’s exploration of Community‘s Beetlejuice Easter Egg that was three years in the making. Only the good die young, as they say.
Roger Ebert asks: where do you like to sit in a movie theater? Then he goes on, in his usual way, to tell a compelling story about why he always sits where he always sits, in various theaters. This is something that reminds me of my friends who frequent the Alamo Drafthouse. We all know which seats are the best in the house.
Have you guys and gals heard of this new website Moviegr.am yet? It aggregates info from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes and Metacritic. It’s an aggregator aggregator. I dig the design. Needs to do something special, however, if it is to be useful.
We close tonight with the trailer for the Doctor Who 2011 Christmas special, The Doctor, The Widow and the Wardrobe. It looks like fun. And holiday spirity.
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