What is Movie News After Dark? It’s a nightly movie news column that’s not usually quite this sexy. You might want to send the kids to bed early…
It’s not every night that we begin with the objectification of a woman who poses in slim garb on magazines that don’t ever sell any swimsuits, but when said dames are Anne Vayalitsyna, the new addition to A Good Day to Die Hard, there’s now two ways about it. The babe goes up top.
Blastr has a list of 14 sci-fi movie boycotts and the issues that enraged fans to curse the names of otherwise lovable franchises.
Also in the world of sci-fi lists, The Playlist presents 5 Things You Might Not Know About Ridley Scott’s Alien. To be fair, I knew about the seven-foot tall Nigerian graphic design student. So it’s really a list of 4. I demand they change their headline! That’s how the internet is supposed to work, is it not?
According to writer David Goyer, there was once a time that Warner Bros. wanted Leonardo DiCaprio as The Riddler in The Dark Knight Rises. Also: “More than a third of the film, 1 hour, was shot in IMAX.” Yes, I growl in my Batman voice.
A gentleman named John ‘Houzer’ Smith was Tweeting at a number of highborn film bloggers about a poster he did for Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained. I was not one of the chosen in the onslaught of Tweets, but somehow it ended up on my desk all the same. And it’s quite cool. So cool that I’ve chosen to make it tonight’s poster of the night:
“Hello, my name is Inigo Montoya. You killed my father. Prepare to die.” This is among the list of Topless Robot’s 10 Most Quotable Movies for Geeks (that aren’t Star Wars). Finally we’ve come to a point where we can safely exclude Star Wars from things. Also: “This… is my boomstick!”
The staff at Vulture has come up with a new party game: Is Michael Fassbender Famous? Not quite so famous as his manhood, but after Prometheus I’m sure he’ll have a bit of a profile, yes.
Speaking of Prometheus, it’s directed by Ridley Scott. Here’s Ser Ridley on tape recorders, courtesy of Bloody Disgusting: ”Look at this technology. Jesus Christ. 40 years ago when Kirk said ‘Beam me up, Scotty’ we used to think that was fucking ridiculous, remember? Seriously, that’s been 40 years and then when he says the ‘disintegration’ of his matter into the ‘reintegration’ of his matter in the next space, that right there is light speed. So they touched on light speed. I’ve talked to NASA about this and they’ve said that’s light speed. So ‘Can you do it?’ They said ‘Yeah. Have you got seven glasses of water?’ I go ‘Not the seven glasses of water trick, please.’ There were all scientists in the room and he started to explain to me the relativity and the speed of light. ‘Can you do it?’ ‘Yeah.’ He said the only barrier is ‘us.’ He said, I can mathematically explain how, but we haven’t gotten there with that.”
Not satisfied with Star Wars and all the Pixar movies getting 3D re-releases? Didn’t get enough 3D destruction in the Titanic re-release? Well, it’s time you got your fill with an Independence Day 3D re-release.
And finally tonight, Finding Nemo is coming to Blu-ray on December 4, 2012, one day before my birthday. If there ever was a true bit of poetic timing for all those in my life who’d like to get me gifts (I’m looking at you, Disney Home Video), this would be it: