What is Movie News After Dark? This is a question that I am almost never asked, but I will answer it for you anyway. Movie News After Dark is FSR’s newest late-night secretion, a column dedicated to all of the news stories that slip past our daytime editorial staff and make it into my curiously chubby RSS ‘flagged’ box. It will (but is not guaranteed to) include relevant movie news, links to insightful commentary and other film-related shenanigans. I may also throw in a link to something TV-related here or there. It will also serve as my place of record for being both charming and sharp-witted, but most likely I will be neither of the two. I write this shit late at night, what do you expect?

Giant-sized Lego versions of the Millenium Falcon can only mean one thing. Alright, so it might mean more than one thing. But in this case it’s indicative of the fact that a new Star Wars miniland is being added to LegoLand, California. Over 2,00 hand-built models. Awesome.

Jon Favreau has admitted that he is currently cutting a teaser spot for Cowboys and Aliens that will run during the Super Bowl. In other news, Pepsi will also have a commercial during the Super Bowl.

UGO has compiled still shots from Anchorman. I’m not sure why they did it, but they certainly got the title right on this particular feature.

One of the foremost sites on the world of Blu-ray, High-Def Digest, has a great piece on the state of Blu-ray at CES 2011. On a related note, screenwriter John August is giving up the format.

A poster for the Sundance 2010 Audience Award winner Happythankyoumoreplease, from first time filmmaker Josh Radnor (known for playing Ted Mosby on How I Met Your Mother) is charming and only slightly pretentious. I still love the hell out of this movie. See my review here, and the poster below:

The Social Network is currently the movie with the most Academy friends, says MovieLine’s Oscar Index.

Judd Apatow may very well direct a Pee-Wee Herman movie, but it won’t be dark and gritty. Why did we ever think that would happen, again?

This trailer for Battle: Los Angeles is fantastic. Pray that the movie is half as good as this, and we shall have ourselves an awesome March release:

Did you know that Tom Hanks has another son? Okay, so you might have. But did you also know that his son, Chet Haze, is also an up-and-coming MC from the mean streets of the neighborhood where Hanks and wife Rita Wilson live. If this isn’t the real-life personification of Malibu’s Most Wanted, I don’t know what is.

For all intents and purposes, 2011 is off to a rather clunky start. But never fear, as Vulture has released a very diverse and interesting list of 100 Things to Look Forward To in 2011.

Harry Potter mini-bad guy Tom Felton is moving past the shadowiness of Draco Malfoy and on to a character who will likely do battle with uprising monkeys in Caesar: Rise of the Apes, Fox’s prequel to Planet of the Apes. He’s described it as “one of my favorite scripts I’ve read.” And he’s already read the script for the last Potter film, so that’s saying something. He joins an already stellar cast that includes Andy Serkis, James Franco, Freida Pinto and John Lithgow.

Bill and Ted have been in some tight spots before with their tubular phone booth, but nothing could prepare them to meet a sea of angry, extermination-happy Daleks. This print, which is available for purchase on Etsy, may be the most delightful pop-culture mash-up I’ve seen since that Calvin and Hobbes Fight Club trailer. Thanks to io9 for the find.

Speaking of the Calvin and Hobbes Fight Club trailer:

Movieline has added some critical and editorial beef to their already impressive staff, signing on former NYT chief critic Elvis Mitchell (who was supposed to be on Roger Ebert’s show until last week), former MSNBC correspondent Alonso Duralde and former Rotten Tomatoes editor (comma friend of the site, slash delightful human being) Jen Yamato. As if that site wasn’t already on my must-read list, here’s a little more juice in the tank.

The creators of the television series Dynasty think it’s a good idea to prep a film adaptation. “Because why not,” is their official answer, considering the fact that every other popular TV show from the 80s is being mined for box office moneys in the aughts. (Note: that’s not exactly what they said, but it’s what we think they would have said.)

The Playlist chronicles the long and winding road to The Green Hornet with an impressive amount of detail.

You are right, dear reader, tonight’s column can only end one way… With the teaser trailer for Hustler Video’s Simpsons porn parody. I feel like Lee Roy Myers has really outdone himself with this one:


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