What is Movie News After Dark? It’s your hero. It knows what movie and entertainment news you need, and it delivers in the nick of time. That is, if the nick of time is late at night. If your nick of time happens at any other time, you’re out of luck.

We begin tonight’s very art-heavy edition of News After Dark with a piece of a piece of art by Scott Reifsnyder, a tribute to Pixar’s The Incredibles. That’s just an impressively fun movie about heroes.

Tonight in actual movie news, the effects-heavy production of Carl Erik Rinsch’s 47 Ronin has pushed back its release to 2013, citing a “tense, combative shoot” that may need some extra time to become a real movie. It’s the one where Keanu Reeves stars as a cast-out samurai in a 3D western epic. Sounds… rad.

Commenting at CinemaCon, producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura has said that the Chris Pine led Jack Ryan movie should start shooting soon. More specifically, he said: “I think we’re going to go this September. It looks pretty good right now. Not guaranteed but hopefully…”

Falling right in line with our own series of Movies to See Before the World Ends, the folks at io9 have curated a list of Movies Where the World Actually Gets Destroyed In The End. Whoa, spoiler alert.

I also found this inappropriate gem in io9. It’s a TARDIS Dildo. I hope my mom doesn’t read this column.

Buzzfeed has a list of Things You Might Have Seen If Darth Vader Was a Good Father. Bonding moments.

Today’s must-read article is Noel Murray’s AV Club essay Our “white people problems” problem, in which he tells us all about why it’s time to use “white” as a pejorative. Don’t worry, you can go look up pejorative in the dictionary first.

The folks at FlickChart present several excellent reasons why you should watch and rank short films. I agree. Watch more Short Films. I sure do wish there was a website with a daily column dedicated to short films

The following Fake Criterion is for Abed, A Film By Abed Nadir. It’s everything I’ve always wanted:

Mondo released the full slate of their Avengers posters today, including a Captain America poster from Phantom City Creative that will end up on my wall, even if I have to kill one of you to get one. I’m sorry, but I like my wall far more than I like any other person. Sorry again, mom.

We close tonight with a music video/short film from Quentin Dupieux, the man behind such films as Rubber and Wrong. In which he performs music as Mr. Oizo and gets William Fichtner to play chess with a puppet. All of that is awesome, friends.

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