Movie News After Dark: Turbo Snails, Weeds, Comic-Con, Breaking Bad and Community Megamixin’

What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly column about things that you’ll probably enjoy. It likes to think that it knows you well enough to pick only the best ingredients.

We begin this evening with a look at Dreamworks’ Turbo, which may not be entirely new but it’s new to me so deal with it. The story follows a Ryan Reynolds voiced snail who dreams of being a racer. The folks over at /Film have a few new looks at advertising art for this, as well as Blue Sky Animation’s Epic, which is about people who ride birds or something.

Entertainment Weekly has confirmed that Showtime is ending Weeds after season eight. It will be sad to see Nancy Botwin and her brood (along with her various instances of nude expressionism) go by the wayside, but few viewers will argue. On one hand, eight seasons is a good run for a show that ran out of steam somewhere in the range of season five. For other examples, see House.

/Film’s Russ Fischer is tracking Early Comic Con Movie Attendance. This year’s big ins include Iron Man 3, Django Unchained, Man of Steel and The Hobbit, with Star Trek 2 already confirmed as sitting this one out. Although if Star Trek 2 continues to get pushed back, it might be a big get for Comic-Con 2015.

Hey guess what: another Breaking Bad poster for your enjoyment. It’s from BreakingGifs and artist Jessica Deahl. It’s quite good:

Pajiba’s Kathy Benjamin takes an in-depth look back at How The Catholic Church Controlled Hollywood, at least for a time. As someone who was raised Catholic, this doesn’t surprise me. They were trying to tell me what to do back in the day, as well. Apparently I like smut more than Hollywood, as it turns out.

“Producing partners Christopher Nolan and Emma Thomas are coming on board to executive produce Oscar-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister’s untitled directorial debut which Alcon entertainment.” This came in via press release today. That’s great, if not completely unexpected, news.

In honor of the Los Angeles Kings winning their first Stanley Cup in the 46 year existence of their franchise, THR has published a list of The Best and Worst Hockey Movies. Of course Miracle is among the best. THR isn’t run by complete morons.

ScreenRant’s Kofi Outlaw is the latest in the long line of fans to offer up suggestions to Warner Bros. about the road toward a Justice League movie. With his article, 5 Tips for Building the DC Movie Universe, he finds some sound logic.

Coming Soon has a great number of pictures from the Licensing Expo 2012, in which studios and entertainment companies try to get manufacturers to buy their brands and use them for the forces of money. The good news is that it’s yielded pictures of Man of Steel’s many costumes.

Movie theater junkfood: is it a menace to society? Well, LA Times, riddle me this: is it trying to do so while drinking its juice in the hood? I thought not.

Indiewire has collected The Best Film Writing About Prometheus, none of which came from Film School Rejects. Clearly it should come with some kind of disclaimer. Still, if you have to go elsewhere to get some content, they have collected several worthy links.

We close tonight by reminding you that Community isn’t currently on the air. Sorry, we didn’t mean to bring up any underlying anger. Watch this ‘Shut Up, Leonard’ megamix and feel a bit better:

Neil Miller is the Founder and Publisher of Film School Rejects. For almost a decade, he has been talking movies on television, the radio, and the Internet. As of yet, no one has stopped him.

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