What is Movie News After Dark? It should be said up front that it had no prior knowledge of the woman in the image above prior to researching a story. Seriously, you guys…
We begin this evening with an image of Sunny Leone, an actress of adult films who is about to make her Bollywood debut. It’s an example of another cross-over path from porn star to actual movie star, in so much as we’d consider Bollywood movies to be real movies (I’ve seen them, they are.) Leading with this story has nothing to do with my desire to lead with that picture.
1. Crazy 4 Cult goes East – Matt Patches at Hollywood.com has an excellent preview of the cult movie loving art show, which is opening an exhibition in New York later this week.
2. A soccer film festival? – In the spirit of the Olympics, here’s a story about a film festival dedicated to films about soccer. Somehow it does not appear as if Bend it like Beckham is in the line-up. Balderdash, I say!
3. The Evolution of the Bat Symbol – This is neat. Here’s the evolution of Batman’s symbol throughout the years:
4. Cloud Atlas through time – The new official site for the Wachowski-led film Cloud Atlas charts its characters through time. It’s one of the neater official film websites I’ve seen in a while.
5. Why Jimmy Fallon would be the perfect Oscar host – CinemaBlend makes the case for Fallon, who couldn’t possibly be any worse than James Franco and not remotely as misunderstood by the current generation of interneters as Billy Crystal. So yes, right in the middle, AMPAS. Do it.
6. Rashida Jones: “I’m the town slut” – This Salon interview with the Celeste and Jesse Forever star is a very fun read.
7. The Best of His Nonsensical Monologues – Brian Salisbury takes to the pages of Hollywood.com to count down the most entertaining, if not exactly understandable rants of one Will Ferrell.
8. Five Lessons of Total Recall‘s box office disappointment – Something, something, remakes.
9. Batman: Dark Knightfall – Watch this surprisingly good, completely badass stop-motion short that finishes Christopher Nolan’s trilogy in a slightly different way.