What is Movie News After Dark? At all times, it is an attempt to run down 8 or so stories that you should be reading today. Or should have read today, and should be reading tonight. Sometimes it’s helpful. Sometimes it’s silly. But it always is.

We begin tonight with a shot from Disney’s potentially very cool 2D animated shot Paper Man. Classy, simple and with little bits of color (look closely, it’s there) and some really great buzz from the animation community are fueling the fire around this one, which will play alongside Wreck-It-Ralph in November.

1. Edgar Wright has shot some Ant-Man – A test reel, to be exact. Nerds are losing their minds. (And for good reason.)

2. The 10 Best Futurama episodes – io9 celebrates the re-return of Futurama with a look back at the best of the spaced out show’s six previous seasons. Including my own personal favorite episode, “The Late Philip J. Fry.” The card. I cried.

3. Blade Runner as a pulp novel cover – brilliant.

4. Game of Thrones gets a few new directors – Due to Alan Taylor taking off for Asgard and Thor 2, the third season of Game of Thrones has a few new directors, culled together from the likes of Breaking Bad and The Newsroom. Also directing will be showrunners Benioff and Weiss.

5. 6 Healthcare lessons from movies – Movieline celebrates Obamacare with a list.

6. A Geek’s Guide to Budgeting Hobbies – Because we all need to learn a little bit of restraint, I’m sure.

7. Girls on Film celebrates Nora Ephron – I’ve said it before, that Monika Bartyzel knows her own gender. And in this case she writes a very sweet piece about the lovely Nora Ephron.

8. Marvel Cinematic Universe: Phase One – Avengers Assembled – The Blu-ray set that is titled to the nines (while including ten discs, mind you) has a trailer. Because big ass Blu-ray releases should have a trailer:


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