What is Movie News After Dark? It’s the definitive voice heard late at night. Well, it depends upon what room of the house you’re in, but it’s pretty unmistakable. It’s loud, it talks about movies and TV shows and it does not appreciate it when you just feign interest.
We begin this evening with a shot of Ken Watanabe in the forthcoming Japanese remake of Clint Eastwood’s Unforgiven. See, they remake our stuff, too. Although I’m sure this will be much better than the American version of Ringu.
Ever wonder what all the fuss over box office reporting is? Along with being able to advertise their film as “the #1 movie in America,” studios use this often misrepresented set of numbers in an effort to gain further attention for their films. So say a recent essay by Edward Jay Epstein at the Columbia Journalism Review, in which he explains What journalists miss about the movie business. It’s a good read.
On Buzzfeed, Matt Buchanan outlines 13 Indispensable Special Effects Breakthroughs by Industrial Light & Magic, further illustrating the value of the $4b dollar purchase of LucasFilm and its companies by Disney. ILM is indeed a great get, as it’s still the premiere effects house in the world.
The Disney Channel is developing a Boy Meets World follow-up series called Girl Meets World. Squee! It would bring back Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel are said to be in the courting process to come back as the mom and dad to the titular girl. No confirmations yet, but one can hope.
Have you ever wondered what all of the IMDB Top 250 would look like if played together in a sub-3 minute mash-up? Well, here’s your chance:
The Battlestar Galactica prequel Blood & Chrome, which chronicles the first Cylon war days of a young William Adama, is set to premiere online first over on Machinima. Yes, first online, then on SyFy as a two-hour movie event. Go, the Internet!