What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that never got to go to Motherboy, as it’s not human and does not, as it turns out, have a mother. It will have to take to watching old episodes of Arrested Development to fuel its disfunction. Or perhaps it can watch some new episodes…
Tonight’s top story, Arrested Development is coming back. And we have Netflix to thank for it. The DVD rental service turned confused corporate buffoon turned hero to all in the kingdom of nerddom has inked a deal, along with 20th Century Fox, to bring back AD for 10 episodes that will stream exclusively to Netflix subscribers in early 2013. And there’s still a rumor about a movie, but lets not get ahead of ourselves.
Editor’s Note: There’s also more news this evening, so keep reading…
The folks over at Amazon.com have published their Black Friday Week deals, including some hot deals on movies. Because who doesn’t need Pulp Fiction on Blu-ray for $3.99? No one doesn’t need that.
The Mary Sue, an awesomely designed site if I’ve ever seen one, tells us all about the women of Conan the Barbarian just in time for the DVD/Blu-ray release of the Jason Momoa led actioner. Apparently there’s more to them than the flesh we covet. Who knew?
JoBlo has debuted the first poster for The Expendables 2, motherfuckahs! (That’s the only possible way for such a sentence to end. I don’t make the rules.)
Our own Robert Levin writes for the far more prestigious Atlantic about the global warming message at the heart of Happy Feet 2. There’s also singing and dancing penguins, some of whom sound like a Rasta Robin Williams.
For your classic, artistic enjoyment, I would submit Empire’s look at the Unseen Saul Bass, a collection of the artist’s early works ranging from The Man with the Golden Arm to storyboards for Spartacus and so on. He was a genius. You like those fancy minimalist posters? Check out Bass’ piece for The Magnificent Seven:
Over at Collider, you will find — buried beneath a mountain of ads that may actually singe the soul of your chosen web browser — the first photos from the set of The Great Gatsby, in which Tobey Maguire, Leo DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan are looking quite dapper.
This week marks the official release of Twilight: Breaking Dawn – Part 1, the second to last Twilight movie and, according to every single review I’ve read, the rise of the absolutely batshit crazy moments of the series. That’s something I need to see for myself, so I may find an (of-age) female and go see it this weekend. Or I may sit at home and watch this Twilight: Jizz in My Pants parody video. All I have in life is options: