Somehow, despite my failings as a WordPress user, I have been allowed to return to you tonight with a collection of links that went around the Internet today.
Above you might notice an image with a bunch of snakes, an alligator, and some lights. Neat, huh? Well that just so happens to be our first look inside the Ark that Darren Aronofsky is building for Russell Crowe’s Noah. Aronofsky’s cinematographer, Matthew Libatique tweeted the image earlier, but appears to have deleted since.
Here’s the full look (via The Film Stage, who I think had it re-posted first):
Last night the folks at Fantastic Fest gave out some awards, you can find all of the winners here.
Today is pretty huge, home video wise. With the Bond Blu-rays getting a massive box set re-release, Criterion releasing The Game and Eating Raoul, and a little film called The Avengers finally hitting shelves, it’ll be easy to rack up some serious debt. The new DC animated adaptation of The Dark Knight Returns is actually pretty entertaining, whether you’re a fan of the comics, the various animated series, or just a casual fan of the Batman character. They’re splitting the adaptation into two films so you’ll need to wait a bit to see the stuff with Joker and Superman. If the first film is anything to go buy, the second will be as dark and twisted as you might hope.
While you’re at it, you should definitely add things like The Lone Wolf And Cub Blu-ray collection to your wish list which is finally hitting stores today from Animeigo. It’s not as pristine a transfer as something that you’d get from Criterion or Kino or Disney, but it’s watchable, and is a step up from the previous DVD releases.
If you’re on the fence as to whether you should pick up the Avengers on Blu-ray, check out the latest “honest trailer” from the Screen Junkies (via io9 and Vulture)
If you disagree with that trailer and think Iron Man is more than a second tier hero, you’ll want to try and pick up one of these prints (via OMG Posters)
If you’re looking to sample any of today’s new releases before you own them on glorious Blu-ray, Klown and Gerhard Richter Painting are now available on Netflix Watch Instantly.
While you have your Netflix queue open, add JJ Abrams’ Alias, which hit Watch Instantly today as well. My wife and I marathoner the show a few years back, in-between seasons of Lost, and really dug it. It gets a little silly towards the end of its run, but those first few are enjoyable.
Earlier today we got some new Cloud Atlas poster art, to highlight the upcoming IMAX release (via The Playlist):
While we’re looking at poster art, here are a couple others that came through my various feeds.
From OMG Posters, a new poster for the documentary The American Scream:
And the essential Film On Paper blog rescued this German Escape From New York from obscurity:
Ben Suarez has some designed some really slick Disney Icons
If Disney is your thing, you should definitely head over to Threadless to see their new series on Disney Villains:
Over on Arthouse Cowboy, Moisés Chiullan has an early screenshot from the upcoming Blu-ray for Disney’s Cinderella.
Thanks for reading, I think I’m starting to get the hang of this thing. Also, thanks to all of the FSR staff for not writing about that picture of Noah’s Ark.
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