Movie News After Dark: Rise of the Apes Mural, Sherlock Returns, Nolan Speaks and The Muppets Get Saw’d

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Mural

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a thing that chronicles the day in movie news. Or in many cases, a day’s worth of interesting articles that you should be reading. If you want a bunch of trade news reprinted with a lone, snarky comment, there are plenty of mediocre movie blogs out there who can deliver such things. We choose the higher road. Or the lower road, depending on our mood.

We begin this evening with a mural painted by Australian street artist Anthony Lister in Los Angeles. He’s painted a mural in honor of Rise of the Planet of the Apes, which just so happens to come out on DVD and Blu-ray this week. Go figure. The completely marketable timing aside, it’s quite cool. I’ve even included a time lapse video of Lister putting this work together just after the jump.

Watch the time lapse footage of Anthony Lister’s Rise of the Planet of the Apes mural:

In honor of the release of the very smart spy thriller Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Matt Patches of fame writes up a list that includes A Spy Movie for Every Type of Person. I question his list only in that he seems to suggest that there are only 9 types of people. What about the spy movie for the homeless meth addict who longs only to have his front teeth back? Come on Patches, you were better than that when you wrote for us.

Another Reject writing abroad, Mr. Brian Salisbury, chronicles The Many Faces of Sherlock Holmes over at He talks of Robert Downey and Basil Rathbone, even spending some time with Michael Caine and Benedict Cumberbatch. Like James Bond, this Brit lit hero has been played by a number of badasses.

Speaking of Benedict Cumberbatch, his version of Sherlock will return January 1st according to a report from Bleeding Cool. At least, that’s when it will return to the BBC. When it will come to BBC America is still up in the air. The last report I saw was sometime in May. There’s also a broody poster:

Sherlock Season 2 Poster

Over at Cinema Blend, Mack Rawden has assembled a list of 12 Things Troy Wouldn’t Do On Community If Actually a Jehovah’s Witness. If Troy were to follow his claimed religion, it would take a bit of the flare out of his character. This article also serves as a reminder that I miss Community right now.

In his own words over at The Huffington Post, director Ridley Scott talks about The Only Way to See a Film and extols on the virtues of the theatrical experience. He also praises, to a great extent, the Blu-ray format and its ability to deliver said experience in our living rooms. He also has a new movie coming out next year. Did you guys hear about that one?

“I tend not to be too emotional on the set, I find that doesn’t help me do my job,” said Christopher Nolan about making his final Batman movie. “But you definitely get a little lump in your throat thinking that, ‘OK, this is going to be the last time we’re going to be doing this.’ It’s been quite a journey. Hopefully, reflecting that journey — by all of us who made the films — in the three films together will make it so they have a real span to them, some real heft.” There’s more in that interview. You should read it.

If you buy Louis CK’s new comedy special, he might make a movie. And that needs to happen. So go buy his special for $5 over on his website.

We close tonight with a gruesome parody trailer that reminds us of the marketing done in advance of The Muppets. This one is called The Muppets: Saw, and it’s quite fun.

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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