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?
The Social Network won all the majors — Best Picture, Director and Screenplay — at tonight’s overwhelmingly drab Golden Globe Awards. Ricky Gervais’ first-half commentary was the highlight, as was January Jones’ dress. Nice to see Sheldon from The Big Bang Theory win something, and Katey Sagal from Sons of Anarchy. Beyond that, it wasn’t an awesome evening.
You know what is awesome? Lego Angry Birds.
Darren Aronofsky didn’t win a Globe, but he might direct a Batman movie. At least that’s the rumor. Well, sort of. According to my detective skills (I’m very much like Batman in that regard), I can see that Aronofsky is working on a gritty comic version of the Dark Knight. And if that does well, they may make a movie out of it. Someday. Maybe. But probably not.
Rescue Me is finally coming to an end. The last episode will air Sept. 6, five days before the tenth anniversary of 9/11, an event that spawned the New York firefighter-centric show. It’s been a hell of a run for Tommy Gavin. I will have to write some sort of whiskey-infused retrospective.
Jennifer Love Hewitt is moving on to directing, a ghost story called Wait Till Helen Comes. Did you see her at the Golden Globes? She was looking very orange.
Everyone I talk to says that I Saw the Devil is off-the-charts good. Even Rob Hunter. Everyone who will gaze upon the following poster will also agree: there’s something intriguing about all that blood:
From Apes to Rapes: James Franco’s next character plans to sexually assault you, then kill you. Bonus points earned for playing a satanic serial killer.
This is the Canadian trailer for Scream 4 — yes, the Canadian trailer. Not international, not domestic, but Canadian. Between this and Paul Giamatti thanking America’s hat at the Globes tonight, Canada appears to be on the rise. Special note: I can’t be sure, but I think this trailer gives away the entire movie. Reasonable souls beware:
Remember that badass Mortal Kombat short that graced the web a few months back? It’s becoming a web series. Excellent.
Captain America is bursting into action. The Rocketeer vibe from this movie is becoming oppressive, in that “subtly hot girl from down the street wants to make out with you” kind of way. Go Joe Johnston, Go Joe Johnston, Go Joe Johnston Go!
Bob Saget is due to play a porn producer on Law and Order: LA. But in order to complete the circle of life, he must be making a porn film with a pair of blonde twins who fell from grace after being child stars. Them’s the rules, Mr. Tanner.
Aretha Franklin is reporting that she’d like to see Halle Berry play her in an upcoming biopic. Not sure I see it, but as you know: what Aretha wants, Aretha gets. R-e-s-p-e-c-t, motherfucker.
We end this evening not with a funny video, but with another trailer (where the hell is the rest of our news staff this weekend?) This one is for Gregg Araki’s Kaboom, a charming, hedonistic tale of the apocalypse. It looks charming and low-fi, but only because it’s not above making the obvious Mel Gibson joke: