Movie News After Dark: Omar’s Playlist Comin’ Yo, and Other Gnome-Related Madness

Omar Little

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly news round-up that is fully prepared for the apocalypse. It watches enough movies to know what’s up.

Our night begins with the iPod playlist of Omar Little. More to the point, it’s a playlist that actor Michael K. Williams designed for his character on The Wire. In order to maintain a character’s temperament, Williams often creates playlists that help keep him in the zone. Vulture has his playlist for Omar, which you can also get on Spotify. If you be comin’, that is.

1. The Telluride 5 – The folks at IndieWire have picked the five best films of the recent Telluride Film Festival. They didn’t do it in traditional Internet-speak list format, so it’s not easy to pick them all out. Just know that Jacques Audiard’s latest is awesome and Noah Baumbach’s new one with the funny name is a must-see.

2. It’s Elementary, Sherlock Gnomes – The filmmaking team behind the surprisingly tolerable Gnomeo and Juliet is coming back for a sequel that will investigate the disappearance of garden gnomes across England. If it’s anything like the first movie, I’ll be avoiding admitting to friends how much I enjoyed it sometime after its release.

3. Number 6 enrolls at Greendale – Battlestar Galactica star Tricia Helfer has signed on to make a cameo in the upcoming season of Community, where she’ll meet Abed in a storyline involving Inspector Spacetime. She’ll play a superfan, something with which I’m sure she’s got some experience.

4. The Internet Asks, RottenTomatoes Answers – RottenTomatoes editor-in-chief Matt Atchity took to Reddit earlier today for one of the site’s now-famous Ask Me Anything forums. It’s an interesting look behind the curtain of a site that is much talked about.

5. How much money does Walter White really have? – Those who have seen the most recent episode of Breaking Bad may be asking such a question, based on a particular scene. I won’t spoil it — also, don’t click that link if you haven’t seen the episode — but the calculations made by Tom Cook are staggering, to say the least.

6. Paddy Considine for World’s End – The Hot Fuzz player will join Simon Pegg, Nick Frost and Edgar Wright for The World’s End, because that’s how the natural order of things works.

7. Mads Brügger gets FilmDrunk – Vince at FilmDrunk, perhaps the most underrated of all movie bloggers (by people who take this stuff too seriously) has a great interview with crazyperson filmmaker Mads Brügger, whose doc The Ambassador is a thing you should’ve seen already. Seriously, get on that.

8. The Avengers and Shakespeare – To director Joss Whedon, there isn’t much of a difference. He talks to EW about heading to Toronto with his undistributed film, but still manages to get asked about that one movie he directed that made a helicarrier full of money.

9. Should you give NBC’s Revolution a chance? – My short answer: No. I watched the pilot, it wasn’t good. Dustin over at Pajiba has a much more tuned up long-form answer that expresses much of the same sentiment, but more eloquently. Maybe you should read his version.

10. Welcome to Mondo Jurassic Park – Mondo has released a killer Jurassic Park print from artist Kevin Tong, as well as a very cool Looney Tunes poster from Tom Whalen. Tong’s JP is below, with plenty of detailed shots on their blog. Both prints go on sale tomorrow at a random time.

Jurassic Park by Kevin Tong

11. An apocalypse supercut – Because… well, just because.

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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