One of the more interesting flicks here at the 2011 Sundance Film Festival is the Don Cheadle/Brendan Gleeson starrer "The Guard," a British cop flick that finds Cheadle's FBI agent heading to Ireland to team up with Gleeson's local constable. Both men are Sundance staples, including Gleeson's recent and brilliant "In Bruges," so you can be sure you'll be hearing about this film soon.
The two men's instant chemistry was on full display when MTV's Josh Horowitz met up with the pair for a fun, and sometimes wacky, interview. Get a taste of it below and then click here to check out our ever-growing list of Sundance interviews.
For the past four years that I've been attending Sundance, only one thing has been slightly less noticeable than the celebrity hordes...and that's the swag suites that pop up around town to cater to those hordes. Some of my MTV colleagues have covered them in the past, but I've always been curious to see what goes on inside the heavily guarded rooms. So with that in mind, myself and my fellow producer Daniela dropped by a gifting suite run by a company called Talent Resources.
This is what we saw...
This particular suite was one large room with scores of companies situated in different areas, anxiously waiting (and hoping) for a real actual celebrity to drop by to get their picture taken with their products. In this case, there was a fully stocked bar with booze supplied by the likes of Yuengling and sample Overstock.com martinis. Read More...
For what it was, 2008's "Death Race" was more or less a mindlessly entertaining jaunt that essentially followed its original Roger Corman-produced forefather. The story follows a wicked prison warden who forces his prisoners to race in a no-holds-barred, slightly-dystopian driving competition... to the death.
Well, now they're going back to the well with "Death Race 2," a home video release that stars Luke Goss in place of the predecessor's Jason Statham. The film comes out on DVD and Blu-ray on January 18, and we've been given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the film's action and driving stunts. Check it out below.
Although it's called "Death Race 2," the film is technically a prequel to the 2008 film, exploring the origins of the first "Frankenstein" car driver Carl "Luke" Lucas (Goss), who fans will recall died in the opening moments of '08's "Death Race." Read More...
There are a lot of amazing things about Christopher Nolan's "Inception," one of which is undoubtedly the many insane sets throughout the film. One of the most striking is a towering Japanese fortress that appears at the beginning of the movie, setting the stage for a topsy-turvy ride through the imagination.
With the DVD and Blu-ray out this week, we wanted to give you a taste of the very interesting behind-the-scenes featurettes. To that end, we have a clip of Nolan's crew discussing the designing of the castle and how it was conceived. Check it out below.
Are you pumped for "Inception" on Blu-ray and DVD? Tell us why in the comments!
Last year we premiered the trailer for the aptly-titled "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus," and it wound up being one of the highest-viewed videos we've ever run. Since then we've seen "Mega Piranha" and "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid." Those were pretty good, but they just couldn't match the intense craziness of "Mega Shark." Well, now we're going back to the basics...
Asylum Home Entertainment has given us the exclusive trailer premiere for "Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus," and if you thought a shark taking a bite out of the Golden Gate Bridge was crazy, wait until you get a load of what two mutant creatures can do. Yup, that's a giant croc below ravaging a convention center. And, yup, that's Jaleel White, a.k.a. Steve Urkel all grown up, battling him in the trailer. So click on the video to watch and let us know what you think in the comments. And don't forget to mark your calendar for the DVD's release on December 21: Click here to Netflix it and here to buy it.
We've seen the film and heard about all the techno-gizmos that went into the making of "Avatar." But stripping away all the technology, and even the story...just what gave James Cameron the inspiration for creating the lush world of Pandora, and all its wondrous creations? As it turns out, growing up in rural Canada did more for "Avatar" than just about anything else, sparking a curiosity and discovery factor in the budding artist.
You can hear Cameron delve into that topic in the video clip below, which is from the bonus features of the new Extended Collector's Edition, which hits Blu-ray and DVD today. Check it out.
An action-hero ensemble like the one featured in "The Expendables" -- Sylvester Stallone, Bruce Willis, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Jason Statham, Jet Li, Dolph Lundgren and more, all in the same movie -- comes around once in a blue moon.
So it's safe to say that fans of the genre are probably looking forward to November 23 when the DVD and Blu-ray hits store shelves. To whet your appetite until then, we've got an exclusive clip from the high-def bonus features. In the video, we see how a gun-toting Sly Stallone organizes a complex fight scene. For fans of the iconic action hero, it's an interesting dissection of what goes through his mind when setting up intense hand-to-hand combat.
What do you think of the clip? Will you be buying "The Expendables" when it hits DVD?
You'd think we Americans would get all the fun when it comes to cool Disney theme parks, but this time it's Paris and Hong Kong that are getting the new "Toy Story Land" added to their respective Disneylands. The zany locale features oversized elements to make visitors feel they're the as small as toys, and highlights all of the main characters from the "Toy Story" franchise.
Get a taste of what's in store for our foreign friends in the video below, which is taken from the "Toy Story 3" DVD and Blu-ray that hits stores next Tuesday.
Are you pumped for "Toy Story 3" on DVD and Blu-ray? And will you be traveling to Paris or Hong Kong to visit "Toy Story Land"? Tell us in the comments!
December will be a pretty sweet month for "Star Wars" aficionados, with both "Family Guy" and "Robot Chicken" rolling out third installments of their respective parodies. On the "Family Guy" front, Seth MacFarlane & Co. will be taking on "Return of the Jedi" on December 21, with "Robot Chicken" taking fans to a galaxy far, far away a week earlier on December 12.
Fans of both shows have surely noticed some level of crossover, thanks mostly to "Chicken" co-creator Seth Green who also doubles as the voice of Chris Griffin on the hit Fox series. But according to Green, "Family Guy" and "Robot Chicken" are careful to avoid any doubling of jokes when it come to George Lucas' empire.
"We're covering all the same topics without overlapping each other," Green told us at the New York Comic Con. "We're telling jokes about the same stuff but we're not telling the same jokes." Read More...
Quick, how many of you know that George Lucas donned blue make-up for a quick cameo in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"? Well he did, and now the legendary filmmaker is bringing back his character, Pantoran Chairman Papanoida, for this Friday's 9 pm ET/PT episode of Cartoon Network's "The Clone Wars."
In the episode, Papanoida's family is kidnapped and held for ransom, leading Ahsoka Tano to team up with Senator Riyo Chuchi to aid the new chairman in recovering his loved ones. Lucasfilm describes the episode as a journey deep into the "dark underbelly" of the Coruscant crime scene, so it should provide its fair share of action. With that in mind, we've got a sneak peek at one of George's scenes, so check it out below.