What is Movie News After Dark? It’s the most talented, most handsomest, often silliest movie news column on the planet. Movie news columns from other parts of the galaxy might be able to compete, but they are yet undiscovered, so they can suck it.
He’s On a Horse – Sometimes memes are fun. In this case, mashing the Old Spice guy together with Samuel Jackson’s head house slave character in Django Unchained is a simple, wonderful choice.
How Django Unchained connects with Pulp Fiction – My good amigo Peter Hall over at Movies.com goes deep to find the connection between Quentin Tarantino’s newest film, set in the South in the 1800s, and his most famous film, set sometime later.
One Chastain to Rule Them – Today’s award for Best Title of a Box Office Recap Article goes to AV Club editor Scott Tobias, who notes that it wasn’t Arnold Schwarzenegger, but Jessica Chastain who topped the box office. With Mama at 1 and Zero Dark Thirty at 2, she has her name atop the marquee of the top two. Arnold finished 10th in his return.
Early Casting Choices for 2012 Films – The folks over at Pajiba have compiled a great “what could have been” list of 2012 casting choices, including Paul Bettany in Les Miserables, Jeremy Renner instead of Joaquin Phoenix in The Master, and bearded Brad Pitt in the lead of Argo, among others.
Damian Lewis is still on Homeland – Because, obviously.
The Empire Responds to The White House – The Obama Administration, recently sworn in for a second term, has denied the public’s request to begin work on a Death Star. Now The Empire has made its statement. Game on.
My name is Sidney Poitier – The Bahamas-born actor was an original Nigerian checking account scammer. Thankfully, President Roosevelt didn’t take the bait and Poitier became an awesome actor instead.
Tim Heidecker, sometimes funny – Have you seen Tim Heidecker’s online show “On Cinema, At the Cinema?” It appears to be the greatest lampoon of what has gone wrong with the current state of film criticism. The highlights of its first season are below. In related news, Tim Heidecker has his moments: