Movie News After Dark: Spider-Man, Jericho Returns, Lovelace Sizzles, Groucho Marx and Batman’s Oscar

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s your nightly dose of what’s hip and happening in the world of entertainment. It’s also the friend who brings top shelf beer to the party, rather than a six pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon. It’s not that hip.

In anticipation of a new trailer for The Amazing Spider-Man to be released this Thursday, iTunes has put up a few new images that show the hoodlum known as Peter Parker in action. He’s in a lab. He’s getting arrested. The kid is always in some sort of trouble. He probably could go more subtle with the outfit.

Remember when people on the Internet cared so much that they petitioned for and won a rebirth for the aggressively mediocre show Jericho? Well, those people should come back and celebrate now, as Netflix may bring Jericho back just as it’s doing for Arrested Development. Netflix: It’s For the Fans.

Mark Ruffalo has revealed his Marvel Contract length. Apparently he’s in for not one, not two, not three, but six pictures for Marvel. It’s unknown whether any of that will happen, or whether it will include a solo movie, but the end of The Avengers deserves your close attention, as I think they’re hinting where we’ll see him next. That’s all I’m saying. Just pay attention to the end.

Fans of 4-hour long, artful Asian films about upskirt films can rejoice knowing that Love Exposure is getting a Blu-ray release. Rob Hunter is thrilled, I’m sure.

Roger Ebert talks about his picks for greatest films of all-time. He includes Terrence Malick’s The Tree of Life, a film that wouldn’t make most yearly best lists. But hey, he’s Ebert. He can say what he wants. He doesn’t even have to get facts right in his reviews anymore.

The folks at Latino Review (interesting — there’s a name I haven’t typed in a while) have posted up the first poster for Lovelace featuring Amanda Seyfried as the titular adult film star. She absolutely sizzles. Perhaps more so than Ms. Lovelace herself. The reality of pornography (especially in the 1970s) is very dingy. This vision, is not quite that. But better.

Do you remember the time Groucho Marx did the Charleston on Hitler’s grave? I don’t either, but it makes for a hell of a story courtesy of Mental Floss.

With all the fever over The Dark Knight Rises and its latest trailer, Awards Daily’s Sasha Stone looks back at the Academy Award snub of The Dark Knight which may not have deserved to win in 2008, but surely deserved a nomination (especially over The Reader…). She wonders if The Dark Knight Rises, if it can “rise” (see what I did there) to the same level of quality or better, will receive the same treatment from the stiffs at AMPAS. They always be hatin’ on Christopher Nolan and his cerebral blockbusterin’.

Screen Rant looks back at Before They Were Movies: Early Attempts to Bring Superheroes to Life Onscreen. This includes, of course, Lou Ferrigno in The Incredible Hulk. Classic Ferrigs.

Once again, I present a well curated and reasoned list from the uber-talented Joanna Robinson at Pajiba, who brings you 10 Shows That Are Better When Viewed as One Long Lazy Marathon. For the record, I have completed marathons for 8 of her 10 picks. I’ve got my eye on you next, Downton Abbey. (10 points to anyone who can guess the other show I’ve never seen in the comment section? Points can be redeemed for pride.)

Fox Animation has picked up the rights to a children’s book called The Hero’s Guide to Saving Your Kingdom. They intend to make a movie out of it.

We close tonight with the trailer for Tron: Uprising, a new Disney XD animated show that revisits the world (and a bit of the soundtrack) of Tron: Legacy. Placed in context with the excellently handled Transformers Prime animated show, there’s hope that this will be a significant victory for TRON fans (i.e. better than the movie).

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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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