J.J. Abrams, why must you taunt us so? First comes that spectacular, but all too short, "Super 8" teaser trailer which debuted during the Super Bowl, and now there's news of a full trailer, but with no specific details!
MTV News caught up with Abrams at Vanity Fair's post-Oscar bash on Sunday (February 27) and the producer/writer took a page from his own "Lost" playbook by keeping things shrouded in mystery.
"There will be a trailer out pretty soon," Abrams promised, quickly adding that he doesn't "know anything" when it comes to whether or not the trailer would reveal what exactly is going on with Kyle Chandler, Elle Fanning, and some other concerned-looking citizens.
If there's a franchise in the Pixar family that's spawned more characters -- and, subsequently, more collectors items -- than "Cars," we'd be hard-pressed to find one.
But when MTV News caught up with Pixar's John Lasseter on the red carpet of the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (February 27), the director of this summer's long-awaited "Cars 2" revealed fans can expect even more from the sequel, as well as a future spin-off.
Lasseter, who served as executive producer on the Oscar-winning "Toy Story 3" and director of the original "Cars," said of the upcoming sequel, "I love the world we've created. It's so big and every vehicle you could possibly see is a character."
If you're looking to know what you can expect during the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (February 27), look no further.
Deadline has posted posted what they claim is an annotated rundown of the Oscars broadcast, which they have dubbed a possible "snorefest."
There's no doubt that if this is the real deal, a few tweaks will be made before the big show, but if you don't want to know most of what's expected to go down with James Franco, Anne Hathaway and a few of their closest friends, go ahead and avert your eyes. Curious Oscar viewers with no cares about spoilers, you may proceed.
"The King's Speech" is likely to dominate the 83rd Annual Academy Awards on Sunday (February 27), but if zombies, aliens, vampires and dream hijackers are more your speed, just hang tight until June.
The Academy of Science Fiction, Horror and Fantasy Films have announced the nominations for the 37th Annual Saturn Awards, which honor excellence in all things gruesome, awesome and everything in between for both movies and television.
Christopher Nolan's "Inception" leads the pack in the film categories with nine nominations (one more than its outstanding Oscar nom total), including Best Science Fiction Film, Best Writing and Best Director for Nolan. He'll square off against directors Darren Aronofsky ("Black Swan"), Clint Eastwood ("Hereafter"), Matt Reeves ("Let Me In"), Martin Scorsese ("Shutter Island") and David Yates ("Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1").
"Inception" will also vie for Best Special Effects, Best Writing (Nolan), Best Music (Hans Zimmer), Best Actress (Ellen Page) and Best Actor (Leonardo DiCaprio, who competes against himself for his work in "Shutter Island.")
Is Cameron Diaz the new Billy Bob Thornton? From the looks of things in the just-released red band trailer for the upcoming comedy "Bad Teacher," Diaz has taken a cue from Thornton's seriously dark comedy classic "Bad Santa" by putting a foul-mouthed adult around impressionable youth.
"Bad Teacher," due in theaters on June 24, is about a disgruntled teacher/arguable sociopath named Elizabeth (Diaz) who, while not smoking "medicinal" marijuana in the parking lot, passing off the advances of the school's gym teacher (Jason Segel) and grading papers ("Are you f***ing kidding me?" she writes on a student's exam), sets her sights on finding a man to take care of her.
Enter Justin Timberlake, who plays Scott, the new sub Diaz intends on nabbing for herself. After discovering Scott has a penchant for, er, top heavy females, Elizabeth aims to win a bonus for having the highest-scoring class in order to pay for breast implants. The ridiculously unsafe for work trailer is past the jump!
Poor James Franco. Even with his first-ever Academy Award nomination and the best seat in the house at the Kodak Theater on Sunday (February 27), the guy knows he's going home a loser.
But it's not his co-hosting the Oscars with Anne Hathaway that weighs heavy on his mind. In fact, as he put it earlier this month, "If I host the worst Oscar show in the history of the Oscars, like, why do I care?" Rather, it's his belief that he's going to lose the Best Actor Oscar to "The King's Speech" leading man Colin Firth.
Franco and Hathaway spoke with The Hollywood Reporter about the fast-approaching show, and the "127 Hours" star put on his most gracious loser face. "Nobody is shy about saying Colin Firth is going to win," Franco said. "I’ve accepted that. By hosting, it makes it easier to go to the events and not feel like a total schmo."
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but we've got to imagine winning an Oscar is a close second. In which case, Nick Park, the creator of the "Wallace and Gromit" films, can now officially consider himself one of the most flattered guys out there: Park, as well as the fellow Oscar-magnet folks at Pixar and some other former animated Oscar nominees and winners, took some loving potshots from "The Simpsons" during a new episode that aired this past Sunday (February 20).
Just days before the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, the writers at "The Simpsons" (perhaps still slightly ticked from their Best Animated Film snub in 2008 for "The Simpsons Movie") skewered the awards ceremony and some of its most celebrated films and stars with a little help from guest voices like Ricky Gervais (who was the butt of some Golden-Globes-hosting-gone-awry jokes), Russell Brand and Best Actress winner Halle Berry.
There's just five days to go until the 83rd Annual Academy Awards, so you'd better start hedging your bets now. And, no, not on whether Annette Bening will pull a Best Actress upset over Natalie Portman, but if Banksy will pull one over on the Oscar producers during the telecast.
It was reported earlier this month that the controversial street artist, who is nominated for Best Documentary for his whip smart, is-it-real-or-not-docu-comedy "Exit Through The Gift Shop," was causing a bit of anxiety for Oscar producers. So much so that Academy president Tom Sherak had allegedly met with "Exit" producer Jaimie D’Cruz to make sure that if the film did win, someone other than Banksy would appear on stage to collect the award.
Sherak and executive director Bruce Davis reportedly feared that Banksy -- who never reveals his face and often hides under a monkey mask -- would take the class right out of the joint if he were to make the Oscar stage his own piece of performance art in his simian get-up. As Davis explained it to Entertainment Weekly, "The fun but disquieting scenario is that if the film wins and five guys in monkey masks come to the stage all saying, ‘I’m Banksy,’ who the hell do we give it to?”
It seems like Davis and Sherak are sticking to their guns, at least according to the UK's Metro. They've reported that Banksy (who may or may not have left his mark on Los Angeles recently with paintings of Charlie Brown smoking a cigarette and pouring a can of gasoline), has had his request to the Academy chiefs to attend in disguise declined.
If anyone knows how to advise the drifter-genius that is James Franco, it's Judd Apatow. After all, he helped paved the actor's career with the brilliant and tragically short-lived "Freaks and Geeks."
So it makes sense that in the latest Funny or Die installment Franco hits up his old mentor, who hosted the Producers Guild Awards in Los Angeles last month, for a little guidance on his next project.
In the clip, which hit the web today, Franco Skypes with Apatow to ask him for pointers on his upcoming Oscar-hosting gig: "Is there, like, a class I could take?"
After he tells the current Yale student, "I'd have to look through the syllabus and see, but I doubt it," Apatow continues to try and help the clearly under-prepared Franco with a joke brainstorming session.
Last year Mary Elizabeth Winstead played Ramona Flowers, the object of Michael Cera's affection as he fought off her league of evil exes in "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World."
Now, Winstead will stand by her man once again, only this time her man happens to be the 16th President of the United States and instead of fighting video game battles, he'll be killing off vampires.
Heat Vision reports the news that Winstead, who was previously reported as a contender for "Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter," has officially landed the role of First Lady Mary Todd. Winstead's casting comes just days after an earlier report that actress Robin McLeavy had landed the part -- but it's Winstead who will be standing side-by-side with Honest Abe.