Movie News After Dark: Thor, De Niro, The Old West and Terminator’s Manners

Back home from my trip to Vegas, I will now begin auctioning off the ownership of Film School Rejects to pay for the incredible debt brought on by my unexpected gambling addiction and legal fees incurred by an incident that I’m not at liberty to talk about yet. My recommendation to all of you: when Charlie Sheen calls and says “lets go on a bender,” you should politely find a way to say no. Alas, here is your weekend ending, week starting edition of News After Dark.

A few new Thor posters were released late last week. If you haven’t seen these yet, please do not try to adjust your screens — the entire poster is tinted red. That is normal. The second poster, however, has a slightly less abrasive color scheme. Both can be viewed below, as well as enlarged with the click of your mouse.

Brian K. Vaughan has changed talent agencies. Boring. What’s not boring is that he’s working on some new material, including a script that may soon become his directorial debut. Also, he’s still got his hands in Runaways for Marvel. Short of hearing that Y: The Last Man is back on and not involving D.J. Caruso, that’s the best possible Brian K. Vaughan news possible.

Robert De Niro isn’t messing around, my friend. According to this quote from a press conference for his upcoming flick Limitless, he’s working with Al, Joe and Marty again very soon:

It’s a movie based on a book called I Heard You Paint Houses. It’s about a guy who is – and I believe the book – says he’s now passed away, but he confessed that he killed Hoffa and also Joe Gallo over here on Hester Street. And so I’m going to play that character, Joe Pesci’s gonna be in it and Al Pacino is going to be in it and Marty’s going to direct it.

Sharing movies is a wonderful thing, especially when you can pass it along to the next generation. With that in mind, it’s great to see that HitFix’s Drew McWeeney has brought back Film Nerd 2.0, an ongoing journal of his work as a father, educating his two sons on the ways of the film nerd. It’s adorable.

No one really asked him — well to be fair, CBM did — but Hitman director Xavier Gens has some strong ideas about a Daredevil reboot. Rule #1: No Ben Affleck. Rule #2: Sam Worthington? I give up.

Alec Baldwin and Julianne Hough have joined Adam Shankman’s Tom Cruise-led film Rock of Ages. A recent Google Images search for “Julianne Hough” has informed me that this is excellent news.

L.A. Times TV critic Robert Lloyd has an interesting take on Netflix, Hulu and the like and their goal to make everything available all the time. The question is: do you yearn for solid plastic cases lining your walls like trophies of your cinematic passions, or would you just rather watch 30 movies a week on Netflix?

Sticking with the L.A. Times, Geoff Boucher has an interesting piece linking together the return of the old west, not just to Hollywood, but to pop culture in general. It’s not like it ever really left, but the aura surrounding a man on a horse with a big hat and a six-shooter seems to be brighter than ever.

What if The Terminator was a 1950s PSA about good manners? We close tonight with the definitive answer, courtesy of this video by the sensational group OneMinuteGalactica:

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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