Movie News After Dark: Who Will Guard The Galaxy? How Will Movies Make Money Without Piracy? Pizza!

Guardians of the Galaxy

What is Movie News After Dark? According to everything that has happened in tonight’s entry already, it appears to be quite inquisitive. All of your questions and more will be answered.

Tonight’s lead story is also tonight’s leading non-story about leading men. Who will be the leader of Guardians of the Galaxy, the next big Marvel Studios project that supposedly has James Gunn in the directors chair. Deadline offers up a list of guys who you’ve seen on the big screen recently, courtesy of Tammy’s brother Joey’s cousin Suzie who knows a guy, but not that well. So there’s that.

Mel Brooks. Period. – Here is some news you can use: Mel Brooks has a new comedy collection out, including a great look back at his long, wonderful career in the world of making people laugh. He’s simply one of the greatest there ever was or will be. And he’s very good on the Nerdist Podcast while the hosts do their best to not die of pure bliss on the spot. Because that’s what would happen to me.

They’re Back! – In the news story of the month, the cast of Boy Meets World is back for more in the new pilot, Girl Meets World. According to TV Line, both Danielle Fishel and Ben Savage will return. Also according to TV Line, the Internet has a serious shortage on flattering pictures of Danielle Fishel.

Cowabunga, Indeed – The newly released Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Blu-ray box set is obviously doing something right, as this wonderful user of Reddit points out. Pizza discs!

‘I Pretty Much Wanted to Die’ – Grantland has published a really great excerpt from The Revolution Was Televised, TV critic Alan Sepinwall’s engrossing new book about the great dramatic revolution that has occurred on our TV screens in the past two decades. This one is about Lost, and the unprecedented way it was made.

Without Piracy, We’re Doomed? – In this week’s strangest bit of studious work — this includes last night’s study on the fact that female porn stars are happier than female non-porn stars — a new study says that the shutdown of MegaUpload may have hurt smaller movies, but hurt bigger movies, and may or may not have had any significant impact on the box office below. It’s studies like these — fueling both sides of the argument simultaneously — that are the reason why we can’t have nice things.

Killing Them Loudly – The Brad Pitt led crime thriller Killing Them Softly is in theaters Nov. 30, and with it comes a lot of opportunities for a great sound engineer. Plenty of shots, sounds of the street and yes, the final unglorified grunts of being “whacked.” The New York Times profiles the sound work of sound mixer Leslie Shatz.

Seinfeld of Thrones – The following is a parody video that presents Game of Thrones as if it were Seinfeld. I miss Game of Thrones. I’m more-or-less over Seinfeld, until the next time I’m channel surfing…

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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