What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column in a hurry. It’s late for a very big date. With you, dear reader. It’s always been you.
Our top story tonight, The Amazing Spider-Man and a new look at the film’s villain, The Lizard. He’s looking quite menacing now that he’s got his full CGI on. Thanks to Entertainment Weekly, we now cannot quite look through the blinds of our window out of fear. Thanks, EW, you are useful as always.
“…the wild and poetic story of a woman’s erotic journey from birth to the age of 50 as told by the main character, the self-diagnosed nymphomaniac, Joe. On a cold winter’s evening the old, charming bachelor, Seligman, finds Joe beaten up in an alleyway. He brings her home to his flat where he tends to her wounds while asking her about her life. He listens intently as Joe over the next 8 chapters recounts the lushly branched-out and multi faceted story of her life, rich in associations and interjecting incidents.” That’s the official synopsis for Lars von Trier’s Nymphomanic, which sounds far less sexy than originally expected.
Just as I chastised them in a recent column for resting on their laurels, the folks at Warner Bros. have kicked the marketing for The Dark Knight Rises into high gear this week, releasing a bunch of images (chronicled by Jack in an article earlier today) and two TV spots. The following is my own personal favorite, as it features Batman’s new feline friend:
“We’ve got Sofia Vergara, who is a star in her own right, Jessica Alba, Michelle Rodriguez and Zoe Saldana. And guess what? I get to kiss all of ‘em.” This is what Danny Trejo said of the Machete sequel. Good on ya, you badass mothertrucker.
NBC may have thought themselves smooth about the handling of letting go Dan Harmon from Community, up until a talking points memo about Harmon’s firing was leaked out onto the internet. It’s all pretty standard stuff, which doesn’t make it any less sad.
The folks at Art of the Title are featuring Saul Bass’ Anatomy of a Murder titles in the most recent entry in their long-running series of amazing work exposing the artistry behind the openings of some of cinema’s great films. It’s more than worth your time.
Peter Martin at Twitch has written an interesting piece on Barry Sonnenfeld and the Value of a Journeyman. Over at Thompson on Hollywood, Bill Desowitz is Tripping Out on the Cartoon Reality of Men in Black 3. In other news, Men in Black 3 was pretty entertaining.
With the imminent release of Moonrise Kingdom, easily one of the best films of Wes Anderson’s career, Slate wants you to celebrate the Anderson-tropes by playing Wes Anderson Bingo. I think you should play, as well.
We close tonight with a Song of Fire and Ice and ham sandwiches in the shower, a sing-a-long version of the Game of Thrones opening theme. It’s a bit silly. And by a bit, we’re talking full r-word silly. But it gets a few laughs.