What is Movie News After Dark? Like a giddy schoolgirl come home to tell her diary the news of the day, it’s excited to share with you all that has happened while you were paying attention to other, more important things.
We begin with the news of the night: Marion Cotillard has confirmed that she’s not Talia Al Ghul in The Dark Knight Rises, her long rumored role. She will instead play Miranda Tate, a ecologically minded businesswoman who “is fascinated by Wayne Enterprises. They go through difficulties, and she wants to help provide the world clean energies. She’s a good guy.” Or a good lady. Which is it, Ms. Cotillard?! If that is your real name!
The folks at the AARP want you to know that this summer is a summer of movies for old people, made with a bunch of old people, all of whom get discounts at movie theaters.
BAD’s Devin Faraci explores The Dictator‘s Canned Press Conference and wonders aloud whether or not Sacha Baron Cohen can even do improv anymore. It stands to reason that he’s all schtick these days. That, or the folks at Paramount are crazy about controlling the message around this movie. It could be a bit of both.
Coming Soon is reporting that make-up effects legend Rick Baker will design Angelina Jolie’s Maleficent make-up, turning her into the evil fairy from the tale of Sleeping Beauty.
IndieWire has a wonderful first person account of How to Take on Programming Hot Docs Without Breaking It, from Charlotte Cook, the new director of programming at Hot Docs, one of the finest documentary film festivals around.
The folks at Mondo have released a pretty new poster by Tom Whalen for Pixar’s Toy Story. It’s adorable how the blocks in the playroom spell “Mondo.” It goes on sale sometime tomorrow.
Man Made gives us 6 Movie Vacations Any Film Lover Should Take. Although picking Disneyland feels a little too easy for such a subject. None of these, however, even touch upon the wanton brilliance of these 5 Geek Fantasies You Won’t Believe You Can Buy from Cracked. Someday I will live out that secret agent fantasy…
Germain at /Film has uncovered some Breaking Bad viral marketing via Paul Scheer’s Breaking Gifs project, all of which will lead up to the return of Breaking Bad. One can only hope that it’s poster related and full of good stuff, as Scheer’s Lost project was.
Joss Whedon has thanked his fans with a hilarious open letter. That man is a true winner, folks. How can you not be happy for someone who is having that much fun making the rest of us so happy?
In the future, DVDs and Blu-rays will now be saddled with two unskippable anti-piracy warnings. The problem with this strategy, some are want to point out, is that pirates don’t care about warnings. In fact, I’d be willing to bet that most pirates won’t ever see these warnings. Although an ICE spokesperson said that these warnings aren’t designed to deter pirates, but to educate (and annoy) everyone else. Sounds awesome.
We close tonight with 9 and a half minutes of cinema’s greatest slaps, courtesy of Supercutter Jeff Smith: