What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that’s coming off of a really great weekend. Live-blogging the Oscars with no pants on is the best decision it has made in a long time. Well, since last February, at the very least.
Because last week was such a serious week — what with the Oscars and all — we begin this week with abject silliness and two gritty dudes Baking Bread. This would make an excellent spin-off of Breaking Bad, but only if the bread was baked with some sort of intoxicant that allowed Jesse and Walter to dive deep into the dangerous world of narcotic baked goods. Quick, someone fuel up the RV and the Easy Bake Oven!
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Speaking of serious Oscar shit, Mashable runs down 14 memes and gifs from Oscar night 2012, including Robert Downey Jr. doing what can only be described as Tebowing (this is a football thing, for our less-inclined readers) before taking the stage. Also, everything Melissa McCarthy is funny.
Peter over at /Film made a great catch on the recently leaked set photos from Star Trek 2. There’s not only a shot in which Zach Quinto’s Spock pinches the neck of Benedict Cumberbatch, it will also be shot in IMAX. How much of Star Trek 2 will be shot in IMAX is yet to be said, but that’s cool, either way.
Hero Complex has a preview of Marvel’s John Carter comic book for your inspection. If it’s anything like the movie version of John Carter, it will be “Full of Action.” At least that’s what the commercial during last night’s Oscar broadcast told me. The quote came from one of the must trusted names in the industry, so it has to be true.
Fans of Waiting to Exhale are about to be devastated. It is one of almost 1,000 movies that will disappear from Netflix now that Starz is leaving the service. Which begs the question: if you’re such a big fan of Waiting to Exhale, why don’t you own it on DVD?
“Truthfully, none of us, the guys at SPC included, wanted to change the title from the original. But once we knew we were going to expand the film into a sequel – possibly a trilogy it opened our eyes up to maybe the need for an all encompassing title that could work for all three films.” That’s The Raid director Gareth Evans talking about the title change on his movie, which will now be known as The Raid: Redemption. There was also some legal issues, as he explains in his recent blog post. In related news, here’s a beautiful poster for The Raid: Who Cares What It’s Called It’s Going to Be Awesome!
/Film has a fun gallery of rejected Star Wars merchandising ideas.
Garth Franklin at Dark Horizons, a veteran film blogger, gentleman and scholar, is a little late to the party with his Best Films of 2011 list, but he beat the Oscars by a few hours. And as long as you beat The Academy to the punch and you include Drive on your list, you’re good in my book.
According to showrunner Kurt Sutter’s Twitter feed, a Sons of Anarchy video game may be in the works. Oh how I long to bring my less than notable gaming skills to the streets of Charming. First thing I’d do: smash Clay’s stupid face in.
Pajiba has a list of the 10 lowest grossing Best Picture winners of all-time, with results adjusted for inflation. Their findings show that yes, The Hurt Locker is still the low man on the list, with The Artist coming in a close second. The Hurt Locker‘s take is the only one that makes me sad, however.
In honor of the upcoming documentary Corman’s World and pretty much everything he’s done to date, Cracked has a profile on Roger Corman called 6 Ways the Creator of Sharktopus Invented Modern Cinema. I did not realize that Martin Scorsese was once Corman’s editor. Nice.
A new poster for the upcoming fourth season of Mad Men has been revealed. As The AV Club points out, it’s time to begin overanalyzing Mad Men‘s marketing materials. Because that’s what the internet does best. That and cat videos.
Speaking of amazing TV shows, here’s the season two trailer for Game of Thrones. It’s potentially spoilery for those who have not yet seen season one all the way through, so consider yourself warned. For everyone else, it may cause joyous spasms. You’ve also been warned.
We close tonight with a trailer for every Academy Award winning movie ever.