What is Movie News After Dark? Tonight it’s the column I’m filling in on as Neil Miller journeys to the mystical, frozen land of Chicago. It’s also a list of links to movie or entertainment related things that I either found interesting, noteworthy, or that involved super famous young girls from the Disney channel.
Tonight we begin by getting a glimpse at the second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones. WinterisComing.net has a whole host of pictures from the second season that have reminded me of how much I like the show and reinforced the three reasons why I’m looking forward to new episodes so much: boobs, blood, and Brienne. Hopefully we’ll be getting a lot of each.
Mike Ryan over at Moviefone has written a running diary of what it was like seeing The Phantom Menace 3D at midnight last night. This is a useful service because who in their right mind would ever be willing to go see The Phantom Menace at midnight? I mean, in 2012. Now we can all stop wondering if it was worth the effort. It wasn’t
io9 is usually a good source for fun lists, and today was no exception. Behold, their list of the ten science fiction bars that they would most like to visit. I could definitely see myself getting loaded on whiskey and annoying the patrons in each of these bars by filling the juke box up with Tom Waits. That’s how I roll.
Good news, people who like to be tortured by inane nonsense! The guy in charge of Lionsgate, the company that now owns the rights to the Twilight franchise, has told the L.A. Times that he’s rrrreally hoping that they can make more Twilight stuff; even if it means making a TV show or begging Stephenie Meyer to write another book. Get ready for a few more years of teenage girls telling the rest of the Internet that they just don’t “get it.”
Neil usually likes to break up the middle of this column with some images, so I did some poking around and stumbled across these fan made concept images for an imaginary sequel to The Incredibles that Movies.com posted. They’re fun, but the fact that I had to write the word “imaginary” before sequel kind of bums me out.
The AV Club staff have revealed which fictional characters they have dirty, shameful crushes on. I have to say, they did a great job of coming up with fake people who I would totally boink. I was a little disappointed that nobody mentioned my number one pick, the Chicken Lady from The Kids in the Hall, though.
What? I like sluts.
E! Online has a pretty big scoop about Adam Sandler’s upcoming movie monster cartoon Hotel Transylvania. It turns out Miley Cyrus is out as the voice of Dracula’s daughter and fellow Disney Channel alum Selena Gomez is in. I don’t know how you feel, but my years of watching Disney shows for creepy, inappropriate reasons leads me to believe that this is a serious upgrade.
Lists, they’re the bread and butter of the Internet, and /Film has posted one of the better ones I’ve seen in a while. This time they’re looking at the Best WWII movies that you’ve never seen. If they’re half as good at predicting what I’ll like as they are at predicting what I haven’t seen, then I’m super excited to check some of these out. My queues have been updated.
Variety says that Disney’s upcoming entry into the Snow White War, The Order of the Seven, has cast its lead. But the more I hear about this movie the less it seems like it has anything to do with Snow White and the more it just sounds like it’s just about a girl teaming up with seven warriors. I gotta say, I’m okay with that. And I’m super-okay with the fact that this movie now stars Saoirse Ronan.
An essay on Movies.com asks the question of whether or not this will be the last good year for comic book movies, and if after this we will experience the downfall. I’m not so sure myself, but I could definitely stand to take a break from spandex and origin stories. Me and Superman are totally dunzo.
Finally, as per tradition, we end the column with a video. This one is really good because it involves butts, and butts are funny. Check out Tom Hardy and McG dropping trou and getting shot in their asses with close range paintball fire. It’s funny because they’re famous.