What is Movie News After Dark? Like any great franchise that’s been in your heart for many years (or just over one year), it keeps coming back whether you want it to or not. Always with more big questions. Not always with more answers. Maybe we can get Damon Lindelof to write this, too. It could use a good rewrite now and again.
We begin this evening with a look at Michel Gondry’s Mood Indigo, a film that brings Gondry back to the world of the surreal. It’s got a delightful could car in which Romain Duris and Audrey Tautou ride. Adorable.
Film.com editor Laremy Legel stops over at /Film to wax spoilerific about The 15 Big Ideas in Prometheus, which is a nice diversion from the giant pile of opinions trying to answer the unanswered questions or point out the stupidity of the Prometheus crew, many of which seem quite unnecessary (Save for our articles, naturally.)
The folks at /Film are also keeping a close eye on the buzz around Pixar’s Brave, citing a number of early reviews that have the young ginger princess of castle Pixar potentially solidifying her place among Disney’s long line of great Princesses.
io9’s Meredith Woerner explores What Your Favorite Alien Movie Says About You. This should get an update with Prometheus, because placing that among the top of the heap would say quite a bit about a person.
Here’s a not at all family friendly poster for a movie called Frankenstein Created Bikers. That’s exactly everything I know about this movie:
Are you sitting down? You may want to be for this next bit. The not-at-all anticipated Dirty Dancing reboot has been delayed at least a year. Seriously, calm down.
Speaking of delays. io9’s Charlie Jane Anders answers a question that’s surely burning holes in your soul: What does it mean when a movie gets massively delayed?
And… back to Prometheus. MNAD regular Joanna Robinson presents a list of 34 Spoileriffic Reasons Why I Loved Prometheus, taking a firm stand in the court of public opinion alongside the likes of Alex Billington. Then again, even her over-the-moon is tempered with reason. How does she do it?!
Director and accomplished animator Shane Acker, whose work in short films led him to a visually stunning directorial debut, 9, produced by Tim Burton and Timur Bekmambetov, is teaming up with another big name in the world of entertainment: Valve. Acker and the creators of Portal and Half-Life will make Deep, a moderately budgeted dystopian sci-fi animated film that will at the very least have a video game tie in. It could also be fun.
One of my personal favorite television shows — with no disrespect to Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones — is Sons of Anarchy, the rough and tumble Sopranos on Hogs show about biker gangs of California. As its fifth season approaches, the Kurt Sutter led show has signed the likes of Ashley Tisdale and Dexter star Billy Brown. Former Disney sweetheart Tisdale will play an escort, while Brown will play the right-hand man of Harold Perrineau (LOST), the season’s major villain.
We close tonight with Orson Welles on the Art of Acting. “There’s a villain in each of us.” And no, I don’t need a good reason.