On this evening’s edition of Movie News After Dark, we take a closer look at Tom Cruise’s ride in Oblivion, get up close and personal with Silent Ben Affleck, see what Russ Meyer’s Star Wars universe might look like and get down and dirty with the Internet’s finest movie-related accomplishment: the Supercut.
- A closer look at the Bubble Ship – Having sat in this thing myself during SXSW, I can say that the design of the Bubble Ship from Oblivion — the weird hovercraft-like airship Tom Cruise uses to travel around future-Earth — is pretty slick. Hero Complex has some of the film’s concept designers talking about creating a futuristic yet practical vehicle to take Maverick back to the danger zone.
- Russ Meyer’s Star Wars – Fun fact of the day: Patton Oswalt commissioned artist Jamie Follis to create a line of Star Wars toys based on all the best characters, with one caveat: they had to appear as if they were created by Russ Meyer. The best part is the title: “Faster, Empire! Strike! Strike!”
- The problem with modern love stories on screen – Note sarcasmist William B. Goss has a wonderfully point-filled essay about the state of love on the big screen, as seen in recent releases such as The Host, Temptation and Safe Haven. Apparently this should not be left in the hands of Stephenie Meyer and Tyler Perry.
- A Silent Affleck – Deadspin’s Will Leitch takes a very specific kind of angle in reviewing Terrence Malick’s To The Wonder. Perhaps Silent Ben Affleck should become a thing.
- Is Fast and Furious Hollywood’s most homoerotic franchise? – I’m not sure I concur with all, or much for that matter, of David Neary at Next Projection’s piece about Fast and Furious. Mostly because I’m not entirely sure it isn’t overtly homophobic. But at the very least, it’s an in-depth dissection of a franchise that has really been defining the terms of bromance for over a decade now, so it’s worth letting it be a conversation starter.
- Epic movie supercuts – Mashable has raided FilmDrunk’s (and others) library of major movie Supercuts to create a list of ten. As if that’s all there is. That said, this one always gets me: