What is Movie News After Dark? It’s the ever-changing late night addiction that you just can’t seem to quit, no matter how hard you try. Tonight it features pieces that will make you think, art that will blow your mind, and a minimum amount of talking about Transformers 3 and Doctor Who. That stuff will be back tomorrow, don’t you worry.
In the very near future, Stargate Universe will go off the air. And for the first time in 15-years, there are no more planned Stargate projects in the works. It will create a big whole for the fans who have made the sci-fi property one of the most popular since Star Trek. With that in mind, io9 has dispatched a list of 10 lessons about life after cancellation that Stargate can learn from the likes of Trek and Firefly.
Peter Hall over at Hollywood.com has launched a new column called ‘For Your Consideration,’ in which he gives film fans something not related to film to obsess over. This week his topic is Portal 2, a game I’ve not yet played, but might begin playing soon, as I’ve heard nothing but good things.
Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin are all in talks to join Gangster Squad, a crime drama with Zombieland‘s Ruben Fleischer at the helm. Penn will play the baddie, while Brolin and Gosling will try to bring him down. Not a bad start, if you ask me.
You may not know this, but I love me some TED Talks. I could watch these things for hours, which is why I don’t get enough actual work done. So here’s something work related that will also feed my TED Talks addiction. OnlineDegree.net has a list of 8 great TED Talks for Movie Buffs. It’s a generic list, but the TED Talks are worth a look.
First Lindsay Lohan was in, then she was out, now she’s back in again. Now, this is not an episode of ‘Locked Up Lindsay’ on Court TV. This is her involvement with Gotti: Three Generations, the mobster biopic starring John Travolta. As it turns out, she will be playing John Gotti’s son John Jr.’s wife Kim, not his daughter Victoria. I feel like I’m recapping something out of that Kardashians show, but trashier.
According to a press release that got sent to me by carrier pigeon, the film Lumpy has signed on Justin Long, Teeth‘s Jess Weixler, Tucker & Dale‘s Tyler Labine and Addison Timlin (Californication). It tells the story of Lumpy (Labine), an outgoing best man in the wedding of Scott (Long) and Kristin (Weixler), whose untimely death leads his friends down a very strange and unexpected comedic rabbit hole.
Dish Network has made it clear that they will keep open about 600 Blockbuster stores, at least for the time being. In all likelihood, those will be done soon, too. It’s the evolution things, clearly, but that doesn’t make it any less sad.
First Showing recently (if we still consider last month to be “recently”) published an editorial entitled Why Documentaries Can and Should Be Considered Cool. While it does come with that “straight for the middle” tone the site has become famous for, it is a fairly solid read. And I like where they’re going — documentaries are the bees knees, kids. You should watch more.
Speaking of fascinations I’ve stumbled upon lately, here’s a Daily Green article by our own Matt Patches about the 7 most green-friendly comic books. That guy can write about anything and I’m going to read it. Except Ashley Tisdale.
Apparently Emma Watson is leaving her studies at Brown for a number of reasons, one of which is the fact that her Ivy League douche classmates kept yelling “three points for Griffindor” every time she’d answer a question wrong aloud in class. True story, perhaps.
As if Austin needed more film-related things to do, The Criterion Collection opened its vault up for Richard Linklater in celebration of the opening of Austin’s new arthouse theater, Violet Crown Cinema. They have put together a special sneak preview event that will feature eight Criterion films, including The 400 Blows.
The cutely named site AudioPerv (found via /Film) has published The Beastie Boys’ full video Fight for Your Right: Revisited, while MTV unleashed last night the music video version of their new song, “Make Some Noise.” The music video is below, but the full-length explicit video is more than worth a look, as well.
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