What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a “a sleazy, slimy, adolescent, over-sexed, over-paid, blowhole!” Or at least that’s how it all works out in the version written by Aaron Sorkin. If the man decides to write it, we’ll take it.
We begin this evening with an image of Christian Bale looking rather dour as Bruce Wayne in The Dark Knight Rises, a film the Los Angeles Times says should open in the area of $200 million dollars. The fact that it’s tracking for big numbers comes as a surprise to no one. Chris Nolan’s final Batfilm has been the movie of the year from day one. So smile, Mr. Wayne, it’ll all be over soon.
1. Nora Ephron’s legacy – Our own Cole Abaius stopped by American Public Radio to talk about Nora Ephron and the state of the romantic comedy today. The guy’s pretty well spoken.
2. The Best Road Trip Movies You Probably Haven’t See – None of them involve Tom Green, none of them have a problem distinguishing between Boston and Austin, yet all of the movies listed by Jordan Hoffman at /Film are worthy of your cinema-loving gaze.
3. What other actors should make movies based on their weird first jobs? – Not everyone was a stripper back in the day, but Grantland has a few usable ideas for the likes of Brad Pitt, Jon Hamm and Hugh Jackman. Yes, that Hugh Jackman party clown bit is too good to be true.
4. Resident Evil: Retribution Quad poster – This one almost makes this look like a movie that isn’t still trying to maintain box office results based on the curvature of Milla Jovovich’s leather-clad body. Almost…
5. Magic Mike reviewed by strippers – The website Tits and Sass (oh, Internet!) has a review of Magic Mike from a pair of clothing-removal industry experts. They called it “a visual delight.” I yearn to see that quote and publication name on a poster.
6. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes are getting divorced – This has nothing to do with anything. Actually, we’d like to apologize for including it. The world of writing about movies on The Internet was just that boring this evening. (Also, Katie, call me…)
7. Stephen Moyer joins West Memphis Three movie – How Mr. Moyer will work in his not patented phrasing of “Sookeh” in Atom Egoyan’s Devil’s Knot, only time will tell.
8. A Supercut in Sorkinese – Here’s a video full of dialogue from the collected works of Aaron Sorkin. They are Sorkinisms. What else are you going to do when you write brilliant dialogue? Recycle it… I mean, seriously. Who else would reuse “the definition of a proportional response…”? No one.