What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news round-up that digs and digs and keeps on diggin’ until it finds the most interesting things from around the web. Tonight it’s pretty proud of its ability to find things that it thinks you’ll like. Do enjoy.
Long after it was one of the most buzzed-about movies of the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, even after packing promotional screenings at SXSW months later, Eli Craig’s horror comedy Tucker & Dale vs. Evil had no distributor. Whatever the reason, no one wanted to bring these two bumbling hillbillies to the dance. Well now that’s all history, as Magnolia Pictures has acquired it. According to their press release, they will release it into theaters on September 30, with a VOD release on August 26. Personally, I can’t wait to see it again.
One of the things we rarely ever talk about on this site, despite our chosen name, is actual film school. To that effect, here’s an interesting essay by Tahir Jetter called To Film School, or Not to Film School? That should fill our quota for a while.
Hero Complex has an interesting interview with Mark D. White and Jane Dryden, contributors to the new book “Green Lantern and Philosophy: No Evil Shall Escape This Book,” an analysis of the philosophy behind the guy with the all-powerful green jewelry. In related news, here’s a pretty slick new clip from the Green Lantern film hitting theaters next week. One thought: these are the best weapons the mind of Hal Jordan (Ryan Reynolds) can come up with? So human:
Having seen X-Men: First Class with the understanding that the production was very rushed, there were some very clear problems. Some of the effects were less than impressive. All-in-all, I liked it. But seeing some of the early concept art by Jerad S. Marantz, it could have been a little bit cooler. It could have done with a bit of darkness, as this suggests.
A new poster for J.J. Abrams’ Super 8 was released into the wild today, and for a moment everyone thought that Drew Struzan, the man behind much of the great art of Steven Spielberg’s movies, had put together a last minute bit of marketing brilliance. It turned out to be fan-made, but it’s still pretty rad. Check it out for yourself:
The folks over at Slate have used the power of RottenTomatoes to create what they call the Hollywood Career-o-Matic. It tracks the career Tomato Meter ratings for any actor or filmmaker. It’s fun to play with.
To celebrate all the action their promising for the final Harry Potter movie, Warner Bros. has released a series of “action posters” featuring a bunch of kids and wands. Get excited, Muggles.
Yesterday we explored the Alamo Drafthouse’s new anti-texting PSA after it was featured by CNN’s Anderson Cooper. Today Gizmodo has delivered a Guide to Texting in Movies without Being a Dick. While at first this sounds like a terrible angle, as you should never text during movies, they make some good points.
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