Movie News After Dark: Katee Sackhoff, Cougar Town, Hunger Games and Hitchcock on Happiness

What is Movie News After Dark? After a whirlwind of SXSW action, it doesn’t even know anymore. Something about movie news. Interesting links, maybe. There may also be some fart jokes, but we’re trying to keep it classy. Hi, Mom! Also, tonight’s edition will prove how much this column’s author has been watching Cougar Town lately. Like Community‘s Abed Nadir, he would like to live in Cougar Town.

We begin tonight with a picture of Katee Sackhoff in Riddick 3 (ooh, la la — for the Battlestar Galactica babe, not another Riddick sequel). She will apparently play the baddie in the Vin Diesel-led film, some sort of alien bounty hunter who is more than meets the eye. Random thought: When are Katee Sackoff and Busy Philipps (Cougar Town reference #1) going to get together and do a sexy twins buddy cop movie? Strong female leads, people. Come on, Hollywood!

First, there’s a book called “Fifty Shades of Grey” that is Twilight fan fiction turned actual novel. It’s like porn, but for your mom. Ewww… Anyway, it’s being developed as a film by an anonymous, veteran producer, who will undoubtedly try to make truck loads of money off the Twilight name. Speaking of which, did you guys see that one episode of Cougar Town in which Courtney Cox talks about Twilight? Those guys can make anything funny.

Gerard Butler will not allow people to attack the White House in Olympus Has Fallen. First thought: awesome name for a movie about a terrorist attack on the White House.

In a chat with Jen Yamato over at Movieline, The Raid director Gareth Evans talks about the remake, the sequel and the sequels 4-on-1 car fight. Yes, a 4-on-1 car fight. “Iko’s going to be kicking people out through the windows, and it’s going to be nuts. What we’re doing now is we have to figure out how to shoot that without killing anyone.” I love it when directors live on the edge.

Speaking of my favorite movie of 2012 thus far, The Raid composer Joe Trapanese is doing score for Tron: Uprising, Disney XD’s animated spin-off to last year’s Tron: Legacy. As if we weren’t already anticipating that show. Almost as much as that time Jules was going to break up with Jeff on Cougar Town. You knew it was going to be a big deal.

Marvel has published an interview with concept illustrator Phil Saunders, who talks about the design of Iron Man’s Mark VII suit for The Avengers. As things that can be called “the new hotness” go, it’s quite awesome.

A Dr. Horrible sequel will shoot this summer. That’s all I personally want to know about it.

This Vulture article by Heather Havrilesky doesn’t exactly put the issue to rest, but it does present an interesting case for whether The Sopranos is better than The Shield. It also presents one helluva good read on the end of The Sopranos.

In a shocking move, Christopher Nolan has screened The Dark Knight Rises for the people who paid for the movie. We anxiously await Kevin Smith’s reaction.

And now, some audio visual fun before I return to watching Cougar Town.

First, a fiery poster for The Hunger Games, which is apparently pretty good according to James Rocchi. He called it the best American sci-fi film since The Matrix. That seems absurd, like calling 2 Broke Girls the best American primetime comedy show since Cougar Town.

There’s also a new poster for the upcoming theatrical release of Sound of My Voice, a very good social experiment proving what, exactly, it would take to get me to join a cult. Turns out that it was Brit Marling all along. And Cougar Town‘s Christa Miller. I’ve got a thing for being emotionally abused.

Have you guys seen the Japanese trailer for The Avengers? It’s good stuff:

But wait, there’s more. Like Cougar Town, Movie News After Dark is the gift that keeps on giving. How about a video of Alfred Hitchcock on happiness. That guy did not mess around.

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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