Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly dose of awesome movie news, with a side of other stuff you’ll probably want to read in between all the movie news.

We begin tonight with an image of Edgar Wright and Simon Pegg pondering The World’s End, the supposed third film in their “Three Flavors Cornetto Trilogy” that began with Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. It’s about damned time, as they say. From Scott Pilgrim to Star Trek, the pair have done plenty of great things apart, but now we’ll hopefully see them wrap this thing up. Unless Marvel calls Edgar about that Ant-Man movie…

Cinema Blend presents their list of The Top 10 Lines of Dialogue in 2011 Movies. Their title is awkward, SEO-bending kind of stuff, but the list is pretty good. That said, “Why Cookie Rocket?” should’ve been much higher.

In a spot-on piece, The LA Times’ Nicole Sperling cites the Academy’s overlooking of 2011′s darker performances, the likes of Tilda Swinton in We Need to Talk About Kevin, Michael Fassbender in Shame, Patton Oswalt in Young Adult pretty much everyone in Drive.

Next Tuesday night in Austin, Mondo will hold a screening of Nicolas Winding Refn’s Drive for the angry mob at the Alamo Drafthouse. According to a tweet from Mondo manager Justin Ishmael, there will also be a poster. If it’s anything like this poster from James White, it will be a highly sought collectible:

Drive by James White

Movie lovers in the Washington D.C. area will be interested in this interview The Alamo Drafthouse published with Joseph Edwards and Anthony Coco of Cojeaux Cinemas, the investors who will bring the Alamo brand to the area surrounding the nation’s capital. Will it be as widely read as the transcript of President Obama’s State of the Union address? No, but it should be.

“It’s actually such a beautiful, romantic story set in this incredible, epic setting, this kind of bleak world. But the light, the flowering in the grey areas is this romance that just blossoms; it’s very unlikely, but I’m very proud of it.” That’s Teresa Palmer on Warm Bodies, the upcoming zombie romance from The Wackness director Jonathan Levine.

Ron Livingston and Lili Taylor have joined James Wan’s next film. That’s the guy from Office Space and the director of Saw getting together for a film called The Conjuring. Please wake your neighbors.

Erik Davis at Movies.com takes time away from Sundance movie watching to explore something we’ve all been interested in for some time: Why Does Kirsten Dunst Like Making Out with People Upside Down?

We close this evening with a Filmmaker Magazine interview from Sundance with new indie film producer Ira Glass, best known as the host of This American Life. The man brings his usual storytelling brilliance and verve to an interview about how his friend Mike Birbiglia convinced him to produce Sleepwalk with Me, which premiered at this year’s festival. He was really, really stunned:


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