Benedict Cumberbatch in Star Trek 2

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly gathering of links that was almost known as Oscar News After Dark, but then its creators remembered that they only really care about he Oscars for about one week per year, so it would have been a waste. With that in mind, welcome to the final edition of News After Dark in that one week of the year when we care about the Oscars.

We begin tonight with an image tweeted by writer Roberto Orci, who may or may not being issuing a controlled leak situation for Paramount from the set of Star Trek 2. Said producer Damon Lindelof of the pic, which depicts a yet unknown character played by Benedict Cumberbatch being subdued by Zach Quinto’s Spock, “The weird thing about that Trek photo is we weren’t even shooting. Quinto just really hates Cumberbatch.”

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Speaking of the Oscars, the folks over at Den of Geek wonder, Was the 1970s the best decade for Oscar Best Picture? A Clockwork Orange, The Godfather, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Rocky. Yeah, those were pretty good movies.

First Showing presents its annual list of the 19 best movies that you didn’t see in 2011. Wait… Who even remembers 2011? That was so long ago.

Legit nerds will want to buy this limited-edition The Walking Dead Vannen watch. It will come in handy over the course of the next 10 episodes as the gang continue to do absolutely nothing interesting and probably spend time scouring the woods looking for anything but action.

Twitter pal Ryan Gallagher turned us on to Adventures in Design, a new podcast covering the world of art and design. You know, like movie posters. We’re big of those around here. To drop a nerd cred bomb on you, here’s an example of one classic that’s hanging in Reject HQ at this very moment. It’s an original Tim Doyle:

Tim Doyle's The Wizard

Off the top of his head, Martin Scorsese listed 85 films you need to see to know anything about film. He’s always been my favorite muppet. Now he can be your favorite tuition-free film studies professor. It’s a brilliant list.

The Art of Manliness presents a list of unsung manly movie quotes for every occasion. Note to the websites of the world: leading with a quote from Miracle will always get you linked in News After Dark.

The audacious country known as France held their own awards this week, the whatever annual César Awards, in which they loved up on The Artist just as the Academy will here in America in less than 48 hours.

Are IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes still our best reference tools? Movies.com’s Christopher Campbell takes A Sad Look at Crowd-Sourced Film Sites. Quick, someone tell him that IMDb is run by 15 year olds in Kansas. Todd Phillips said so.

Terrence Malick is making a movie about sexual obsession and the Austin, TX music scene, two things that seem to go hand-in-hand. Because hipster girls are cute, that’s why. Also, the movie has Gosling.

We close tonight with a video called Oscar Party Drinking Game. It begins lobbing easy ones at a simple premise. When someone thanks God, take a drink. When the host changes their outfit, take a shot. And so on. Then it gets a little strange. And then it gets really strange. It’s a bit disjointed and all sorts of ADD, but we can’t help but give them points for the effort. And the desire to take the joke way too far.


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