Tonight on Movie News After Dark, Community is dead, the documentary is better, AMC is making sci-fi shows now and filmmakers are having their films taken away for no good reason. Everything is a mess, but we’ll sort it out together.
- How NBC’s Community Died – Over at Pajiba, Steven Lloyd Wilson writes passionately about finally cutting the cord with fan favorite Community. Personally, I’ve been avoiding this latest season of the once-beloved show. I don’t like watching friends die.
- How Documentary Became the Most Exciting Kind of Filmmaking – David Edelstein takes to Vulture to explain why documentaries are better than fictional films, at least from a filmmaking point of few. A few salient points, but don’t expect me to jump ship and go all-doc anytime soon. Not when there is a new Star Trek movie coming out.
- Ending with The Rapture – Exiting his post as AV Club Film Editor, Scott Tobias has written his last edition of his long-running, excellent article series “New Cult Canon.” This one deals exuberantly with Michael Tolkin’s The Rapture. Best wishes to Tobias as he moves on and to incoming editor A.A. Dowd. As a longtime AV Club reader, I’m excited to see what happens next.
- Making the poster for Simon Killer – Artist Brandon Schaefer walks us through his process in creating the poster for an indie film that has garnered a decent amount of praise of late, Antonio Campos’ Simon Killer. It’s a great look behind the scenes at the poster creation process.
- AMC goes sci-fi – Despite the fact that we told you Oblivion is terrible, I’m not completely unsold on director Joseph Kosinski. He’ll find his footing. Perhaps with this new TV project, Ballistic City, in which he’s teaming with Pacific Rim scribe Travis Beacham. AMC + Sci-Fi + These Two Guys = slightly above-average excitement for yours truly and fellow sci-fi fans everywhere.
- Early reactions from CinemaCon – As always, /Film’s Peter Sciretta is doing a wonderful job bringing reactions from CinemaCon to the masses. In his latest entry, he talks about Disney screening Monsters University and 18-minutes of action from The Lone Ranger. He seems unimpressed with one of the two, but I’ll let you read for yourself to find out.
- The Strange and Sad Saga of How Mark Rappaport Lost His Movies – IndieWire’s Eric Kohn dives into a strange, tragic tale of a filmmaker whose films were literally confiscated by one of his biggest supporters. Of course, there’s always more to the story…