Movie News After Dark: Mad Max, The Hunger Games, John Carter, Crazy Movie Parties, Downton Abbey, The Dark Knight Rises and A SXSW Update

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What is Movie News After Dark? It’s difficult to explain, really. We do know what it isn’t: boring.

We begin this evening with one of two images from the scene of the crime where George Miller’s Mad Max: Fury Road could very well be shooting. We know this because some wicked Mad Max-esque vehicles have been spotted near where the production is said to begin shooting in April. It’s got Tom Hardy, it’s George Miller back in the saddle, and it’s okay by me.

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“After many months we have finally closed the scoring with Ramin Djawadi – whose scores for Game of Thrones, Prison Break and Iron Man are amongst my favorites in the last few years.” That’s Guillermo del Toro giving composer Ramin Djawadi the Pacific Rim job. See what I did there? I’m twelve.

Nobody is watching HBO’s Luck, starring Dustin Hoffman. Which is sad, as that show is quite good.

We’d like to extend a hearty welcome back to our new-old friends at Gordon and the Whale. Also, thanks for not asking for Kate Erbland back. We’re so glad that we didn’t have to murder all of you and your families just to keep her under our employ. Live long and prosper, but remember not to get handsy.

Did you guys see the new Avengers trailer today? I did, and I very nearly cried as Hulk made his big catch near the end. It gave me chills, I tell you. Others have taken a more scholarly approach, including the folks at HitFix, who present 10 new things we learned about The Avengers today.

It’s now being rumored by gossipy types that Ed Helms may lead the Vacation remake. It’s a casting move that would make plenty of sense. At least it would make more sense than say, remaking the Vacation movies.

“Fans can show their support for #HungerGames24 by visiting and tweeting a unique hashtag assigned to their closest city to unlock Advance Screening locations. Starting tomorrow, March 1, the top four cities with the most Twitter volume will be announced each day and fans will then be able to enter to win tickets to those locations.” Get some, Hunger gamers.

In the following video, CinemaBlend editor Katey Rich and editor Matt Patches video blog from the John Carter junket in Arizona. If you see someone wandering around in the background drunken through the desert, that might be me. Or Devin Faraci. It’s hard to say from a distance.

Nicolas Winding Refn’s next film, Only God Forgives may soon have distribution. The sooner the better, I always say.

Warner Bros. executive Kevin Tsujihara says that WB wants to lead the way to converting billions of DVDs to digital files. But Kevin, what am I going to do with all of these shelves I’ve purchased for my apartment? How will people be impressed by all of the money I’ve spent on home entertainment products? UGH!

Complex has a sizzling list of The 25 Craziest Parties in Movies. From what I hear, every single moment of reading this list is better than going and seeing Project X.

io9 has a wonderful interview with Michael Chabon about John Carter, a film he co-wrote after being a major fan of Edgar Rice Burroughs’ work for many years. Besides being an incredible writer, Chabon is also a massive geek.

Badass Digests resident green man, Film Crit Hulk, presents his Hulk vs. Downton Abbey – Series II. IF YOU LIKE READING INTELLIGENT WRITING IN ALL-CAPS, THIS IS A MUST-SEE FOR YOUR EVENING.

Reelizer has hipped us to the following fan poster for The Dark Knight Rises by Ben Whitesell. I want this on my wall.

The Dark Knight Rises by Ben Whitesell

We close tonight with news you can use, a video from the folks at SXSW that talks about their SXSW Go App, the SXSW Comedy Festival and various other things, all of which relate to the giant party which looms large in our near future. It’s hosted by Claudette Godfrey, one of my favorite people in the greater Austin area. Hi Claudette!

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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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