Movie News After Dark: Scary Rooney Mara, Al Pacino, Criterion Games and Drive Starring Han Solo

What is Movie News After Dark? Usually it’s a nightly movie news column that finds a way to be verbose. Tonight, not so much. But it’s still going to do the news.

We begin tonight with a look at Rooney Mara’s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo meeting with what we can only assume is her parole officer. Those familiar with the original film or the books know how that relationship turns out. It makes my skin crawl — Rooney Mara is exactly the right amount of creepy.

In a recent interview leading up to its big Blu-ray release, Al Pacino thanks rappers for keeping Scarface relevant. Between rappers and undersex fraternity brothers at colleges all over, Scarface will never die. More to the point, Pacino said: “The hip-hop people and the rappers got together and they made a video and they talked about the movie. I don’t think anybody’s ever talked about it as articulately and clearly. I understood it better having heard them talk about it.” Yes, awesome.

As you know, it would be inappropriate for me not to celebrate the return of Doctor Who. To do this, I will enlist the help of our friends at Screenrant, who list 10 reasons why Doctor Who’s life is better than yours. Not to make you too jealous, but you know you can’t pull off a fez like that.

Over at io9, they have assembled a very comprehensive gallery of fan made superhero movie posters that should be real. There’s some really great stuff in there, and I’ve taken the bullet by choosing only two of the best. But if you’d like to go back through them for yourself, I won’t stop you.

If Criterion were to ever branch out, my suggestion would be to begin building Criterion television sets. That’s just because I secretly like TV a lot. But if they went into video games, that would be nice, too. has found a look at what it would look like if video games got the Criterion treatment.

One of the things that fascinated me is the experience of being a movie blogger. You know, because I’ve been a movie blogger for a while now. Which makes this article about blogging by Jamie Neish, a contributor to the UK site Hey U Guys, interesting. You may find it interesting, as well.

io9 has a great article that exposes 10 myths about television that fans and viewers believe. That one about Fox is a big one. And for the most part, that network gets a bad rap. People in Nielson households who don’t watch Joss Whedon progams, that’s who should be blamed.

Generally I don’t link to reviews on other sites, because I believe we are the bestest at writing movie reviews, but this review of The Caller by Drew McWeeney is one of the most adept shreddings I’ve seen a film get in a long time. That guy is good with mixing anger and the English language.

We close this night, and this week, with one of the better mash-ups we’ve seen in a while. It takes the audio from the Drive trailer and cuts it in with some footage from the Star Wars trilogy, in which Ryan Gosling gives voice to a young Harrison Ford. Not to get all 90s on you guys, but that’s just too sexy.

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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