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Movie News After Dark: Occupy The Dark Knight, Brett Ratner Steps Down and Ryan Gosling’s Sexy Silence

The Dark Knight Occupies Wall Street

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s not the nightly news column you want right now, but it’s the one you need. Because you need a nightly news column that will be strong in the face of adversity, cover the things you care about, and publish videos of Ryan Gosling being sexy without words.

We begin tonight with a shot from the set of The Dark Knight Rises, something we’ve refrained from covering too much. However, I found this particular photo — one of a batch from Mail Online — that shows a tender moment between our hero, as played by Christian Bale, and his new foe Bane, as played by Tom Hardy. Just a little hug as Chris Nolan’s production occupies Occupy Wall Street in New York.

Speaking of Occupying things and the ongoing financial crisis, Nerve presents a list of what five big-budget Hollywood films can teach you about the current financial crisis. Gordon Gekko has never been so relevant.

In tonight’s biggest piece of news, Brett Ratner has stepped down as producer of the Oscars telecast after making a comment about rehearsal being “for fags.” This presents a difficult situation for all of the background performers for the musical numbers, who were hoping that rehearsals would be cut short for this year’s event. Sadly, they will now have to work hard and put on a good, non-bigot-driven show.

The Uncool has debuted the new theatrical poster for Cameron Crowe’s We Bought a Zoo. It’s a dandy, especially for a poster from a studio marketing department. Good on ya, Fox:

We Bought a Zoo poster

Speaking of posters. Over at /Film, they’ve put together a gallery of thirteen hilarious trends in movie posters, including my personal favorite: “legs wide spread.”

In addition to having their films on Hulu for your streaming pleasure, The Criterion Collection is now on iTunes for your purchasing pleasure. So if you feel the need to own any of Criterion’s many classics and have the ability to transfer them to your iPad for traveling, here’s your chance.

Are you a fan of Doctor Who? I am. But you knew that already. If you’re anything like me, then you’ll also be excited to know that The Doctor Who Encyclopedia is now offered as an iOS app for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. The Doctor has an App. Apps are cool.

Vanity Fair has a great portrait of David Fincher, including a revealing look at what he would have said if The Social Network had won Best Picture last year instead of The King’s Speech. It’s a good read.

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Museum of Modern Art will be honoring legendary designer Saul Bass, one of my personal favorites of all-time ever. If you head to this website and buy a ticket to “Saul Bass: A Life in Film & Design,” you will make me very jealous.

Hey girl, why don’t we get comfy tonight and not talk to each other. Won’t that be sexy. I know I’m not Ryan Gosling, but…

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.

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