As if the Germans haven't provided enough villains, along comes "The Human Centipede," which has earned the honor of most controversial film of the year. The film follows a mad German doctor who kidnaps three people -- including two attractive American girls, natch -- for a horrific experiment in which he will sew his victims together, ass to mouth, linking their digestive systems to create a "human centipede." Grossed out yet? Everyone else is.
The film -- which already has its sequel greenlit -- was picked up by IFC Films and will see a limited theatrical release beginning April 30. Check out our exclusive clip from the flick below, featuring the doc explaining what's in store to his unwilling participants.
There are a few things I hope are written about me when I pass on. One of those -- the naming of my child Wilford Brimley Cocoon Jacks -- has yet to happen, but number two on the list is ready to be crossed from my bucket list. Over the past month, my colleague Matt Harper and I have been diligently re-creating the "Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" movie trailer using nothing but Legos. It's been a strange trip since I first laid eyes on a two-inch Ben Kingsley Lego figure at Toy Fair earlier this year, and I immediately knew it was my destiny to animate him.
I think it turned out pretty well, nearly two minutes of stop-motion goodness. So watch below as we bring you pint-sized versions of Jake Gyllenhaal, Ben Kingsley, Gemma Arterton and Alfred Molina rocking out summer blockbuster-style. And if you enjoy, please retweet it, link it, and generally pass it around. You'll validate my life's work.
Last May I went gaga over a little film called "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus," which featured scenes like a great white shark taking a bite out of the Golden Gate Bridge. We premiered the trailer here on MTV.com and it quickly became one of our highest trafficked of all time. I like to think I can spot quality stuff.
Well now we've got another treat for you from the folks at The Asylum, and it's just as fun as their previous opus. It's called "Mega Piranha" and it stars '80s pop star Tiffany trying to stop a horde of mutant killer fish. The scenes are just as hilariously campy as "Mega Shark" (one fish takes down a helicopter and yes, that's a guy drop kicking a piranha in the picture below) so I think you'll enjoy. Check it out here (or click here for glorious high-def) and then catch it on SyFy this Saturday at 9/8c.
George Clooney is nothing if not eclectic in his picking of roles, and such is the case with "The Men Who Stare at Goats," the bizarrely fascinating film that finds Clooney as a psychic warfare soldier in a special operations squad. The DVD and Blu-ray are out this week and we've snagged one of the special features: a deleted scene which features none other than recent Oscar-winner Jeff Bridges teaching Aikido to Clooney and a gaggle of fellow soldiers.
Check it out below, and for more on "The Men Who Stare at Goats," click here.
Sandra Bullock may have taken home an Oscar for her award-winning performance in "The Blind Side," but she wasn't the only castmember to turn heads. Newcomer Quinton Aaron tore hearts as the wandering football player who was taken under Bullock's wing.
"The Blind Side" is now out on DVD, and we've got an exclusive from the bonus features that shows Quinton returning home to his neighborhood and meeting his old theatre coach and cousin. Check it out below.
When I heard about the sad passing of Robert Culp earlier this evening, I immediately thought of his friend William Katt, who of course co-starred with the acting legend on the 1980s action show "Greatest American Hero." I happen to have email corresponded with William on occasion, so I asked for his reaction to the news and he very graciously sent me the following statement, along with the last photo he took with Robert (with Connie Sellecca at the 2008 San Diego Comic-Con).
"Robert Culp was the grit and the gravity that kept 'The Greatest American Hero' honest. He was the reason the show worked! A tough guy with a heart of gold and a line delivery like no other. He was a teacher, a mentor and a good friend and I'll miss him. Wm katt"
Stay tuned to the MTV Movies Blog for more on the passing of Robert Culp.
Like many children of the 80s, I first encountered Robert Culp as the surly FBI handler in "Greatest American Hero." But in the years since then, I experienced more of the actor's wide body of work and he quickly became one of my favorite actors. I watched him in shows like "I Spy" and in films like "P.T. 109," and it was wildly entertaining to see him dish out his trademark barbs.
So it was with great enthusiasm that I booked an interview with the legend at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2008. I've dealt with the biggest stars around, from Anthony Hopkins to Leonardo DiCaprio, so I'm over the whole nervousness thing, but I'll admit I was scared s--tless going into my interview with Robert. Even in his late-70s, he was as snarky as ever and I didn't know what to expect. Thankfully he was very nice, but boy, was he able to throw out sarcasm like a master. I found that out firsthand when I called "Greatest American Hero" a superhero show, and he was lighting quick to jump on me for that.
Being a longtime fan, I loved being on the personal end of a Culp stinger and it was easily one of the highlights of my career. You can watch that moment in the video below, and be sure to stay tuned to the MTV Movies Blog for more on the passing of Robert Culp. He was an amazing figure and I'm very, very sorry to see him go.
Wes Anderson's high-comedy "Fantastic Mr. Fox" comes to DVD today, and we're ringing in the occassion with an exclusive clip from the bonus features. In the video, Anderson stands with frequent collaborator Bill Murray and a member of the crew, and gives us a firsthand view at the amazingly complex nature of crafting a stop-motion picture.
Check it out below.
We've been posting a lot about the upcoming "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter" theme park that's opening up at Universal Studios in Orlando, but there hasn't been a lot to show you so far. Until now...
Universal Studios has released the first in-depth look at "Harry Potter And The Forbidden Journey," an attraction which leads you into the Hogwarts castle and through the school. What we see is a whole lot of state-of-the-art green screen technology being used as they port Harry and his schoolmates into an elaborate, huge spectacle of a ride. All three leads are shown (Daniel Radcliffe, Rupert Grint and Emma Watson), and they look like they're very much being put to work as Universal constructs what's sure to be a memorable experience. Check out the video below, and then stay tuned to the MTV Movies Blog for a lot more on "The Wizarding World of Harry Potter."
See the supple-faced chick down below? Well look again, because that ain't no chick. To wit, it's erstwhile "Batman Begins" star Cillian Murphy, who stars in "Peacock," a psychological thriller about a man whose feminine side is exposed to the town...except they think it's his wife, Emma. Through the rest of the film, Murphy struggles to keep his secret from his neighbors, being both man and woman in this solo relationship.
"Juno" star Ellen Page co-stars as a single mother who discover his secret, with Susan Sarandon, Bill Pullman and Josh Lucas rounding out the cast. "Peacock" hits DVD April 20, and you can get a first look in our exclusive trailer down below (click here for HD).