Jon Favreau directed a partially live-action ad for Bungie's follow-up to the "Halo" series, "Destiny." It's really cool, and we haven't even mentioned the cameo from Giancarlo "Gus Fring" Esposito.
Also, lots and lots of "Return of the Jedi" stuff in today's Dailies!
FROM MTV GEEK
There are only a handful of ways to experience the world of "Star Wars" for yourself, but most of them are pretty lame. You could buy a replica lightsaber, but it won't actually work. You could go to Disney World, but that Darth Vader is someone's nephew and will probably break into dance before long.
But for the 30th anniversary of the folks over at LEGO gave MTV Geek a chance to get close to an X-Wing that's as big of as the real thing... but you know, made out of LEGOs.
Fun fact: The entire thing took more than 5.3 million individual bricks to build and weighs (internal steel skeleton included) 46,000 pounds.
Head over to MTV Geek for more photos!
With the release Elijah Wood's first-person horror film "Maniac" only a month away, a new trailer for the project has premiered. It sets the mood of the story without giving too much of the plot away, and teases the type of scares the movie will deliver.
"Maniac" follows Wood as the "withdrawn owner of a mannequin store" whose urge to kill increases when he meets a young artist named Anna, played by Nora Arnezeder. The remake of the 1980 film of the same name already premiered at Cannes in 2012 and made the rounds in Europe earlier this year. It's earned generally positive reviews, and will be given a limited release in the US on June 21 and will also be released via VOD.
To commemorate the 30th anniversary of "Star Wars: Episode VI — Return of the Jedi" (May 25th), we are celebrating all things Ewok. For those readers new to the "Star Wars" universe, the Ewoks are tiny tree-dwelling creatures who assist in the film's climactic battle between the good guys (the Rebel Alliance) and bad guys (the Empire) — on the good side, of course.
As a part of our celebration, the folks at Next Movie put together a handy infographic that can function as your quick guide to Ewoks.
Check it out after the jump!
By Tara Fowler
This weekend sees the sixth (sixth!) installment of the "Fast & Furious" franchise hit theaters (and it's not the last — a seventh is set for next summer). The action series received a blast of adrenaline in the form of Dwayne Johnson with 2011's "Fast Five," and "Fast & Furious 6" promises to be just as, well, fast and furious thanks to the big guy's return (and that's saying something, since there are quite a few "big guys" — sorry Vin Diesel!). Here are seven things you may or may not have known about Johnson and his 18-inch biceps below:
Sometimes it takes an enormous drug deal to bring a family together.That's the premise of "We're The Millers," a new comedy starring Jason Sudeikis and Jennifer Aniston as the patriarch and matriarch of a fake family assembled to smuggle a large amount of marijuana back into the United States.
The first NSFW red band trailer for the "We're the Millers" just dropped, and it already looks like one of the more promising comedies scheduled to hit theaters this summer. Sudeikis and Aniston are likely looking to repeat their suggest from "Horrible Bosses," and the raunchy trailer looks like it should please audiences craving some R-rated fun.
Take a look at the full NSFW red band trailer after the jump!
A few months after it first tore things up at Sundance, the first trailer for Joseph Gordon-Levitt's directorial debut, "Don Jon" has debuted.
Also, get your first look at the Cannes performance everyone is talking about in today's Dailies!
A new book, "The Making of Star Wars: Return of the Jedi" by J.W. Rinzler, is hitting shelves just in time for the 30th anniversary of "Episode VI," and in the lead-up to the book's release, the Huffington Post has posted a fascinating excerpt.
The passage comes from a transcript taken from a 1981 story meeting held by George Lucas, Lawrence Kasdan, director Richard Marquand and producer Howard Kazanjian. During the conversation, Lucas fills in the backstory of Darth Vader in order to help the rest of the team craft an appropriate ending for the fallen Jedi.
The last time Ryan Gosling and director Nicolas Winding Refn went to Cannes together, they brought "Drive," the movie that won the director's prize at the festival and found a avid fan base in the states—and one person who was expecting a "Fast and Furious" rip-off.
They returned this year with the similarly stylish and violent "Only God Forgives." The trailers and clips have had "Drive" fans eager to see what would come next from the star and director duo, but the early reviews out of Cannes aren't as kind as they were for their last effort. While, "Only God Forgives" certainly has its fans, this may not be the movie that "Drive" fans were hoping for.
Read what the critics are saying after the jump!
The unfortunate souls that didn't make it into Hall H for the big unveiling of Guillermo del Toro's monsters-versus-robots battle royale, "Pacific Rim," missed out on an explanation of a key detail that is sure to give the movie a lot of its emotional heft.
Trailers for "Pacific Rim" show two suited pilots at the controls of the skyscraper-tall jaegers that battle the invading kaiju, which caused some people to ask why there needed to be more than one and even some accusations of cheap plot devices. In reality, the two-person team exists because of the enormity of the machine they're controlling.
As a new featurette (via IGN) explains, the neural bridge made to pilot the jaeger reveals the entire content of one person's brain to the other, in order to completely synchronize the two. We see in some footage that early experiments with one pilot ended badly, thus the two-pilot system was born.
"Pacific Rim" opens in theaters on July 12.