A while back Donnie Wahlberg told me he watched the first "Human Centipede" and "faced" his own fears about a psychopath who mutilates humans and makes them into, you guessed it, human centipedes. Witness his words of encouragement for yourself...
Inspired by Donnie's courage (and because Movies Blog editor Josh Wigler forced me to), I decided to "face the fear" and watch the new trailer for "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)," which premiered online last night. I did this for all of you. Behold my real time reactions past the jump!
On Thursday night, "The Office" fans finally learned who would be heading up the Scranton branch of Dunder Mifflin. James Spader's creepy, kooky Robert California would act as CEO and Ed Helms' bumbling, well-meaning Andy is now the new Michael Scott.
Fans learned that after Robert staged a coup and pushed out Kathy Bates' Jo Bennett out as CEO, he then hired Andy to helm Scranton. But, he hasn't gone far. While Andy sits in Michael's old office, Robert does all his work from the conference room. In addition to the shifting power within the department, Jim and Pam are also expecting and the planking trend hit town.
Kristen Stewart fans take note: there's another Jack Kerouac project in the works. Stewart and crew are taking the author's novel "On The Road" to the big screen, while Kate Bosworth and a less tween-friendly cast are going deep into the Kerouac catalogue for their film, an adaptation of his story, "Big Sur."
Expected to be released next year, the film revolves around the author's time spent at his cabin in Big Sur before his death. In addition to Bosworth, it also stars Josh Lucas, Anthony Edwards and Balthazar Getty, to name a few.
When MTV News caught up with Kate at her NYC premiere for "Straw Dogs," she explained why she was so drawn to the project.
"Well I mean I love Kerouac," she said. "'Big Sur' is fascinating. It's quite different from his other material. It's a beast that book and the film felt like a beast to tackle."
It's a good time to be Alexander Skarsgard. He stars on a hit HBO series, "True Blood," where he plays a sexy vampire and makes women -- scratch that, make it everyone -- swoon. On top of that, he's got a bustling film career: last week, his super dark thriller "Straw Dogs" opened in theaters, he's currently filming "What Maisie Knew" in NYC and he's also poised to try his hand at the big blockbuster action genre in "Battleship."
When the "Battleship" trailer dropped a while back, it was a bit kitschy and kind of ridiculous, which some of us around MTV News really loved. After all, what else is to be expected of a film based on a board game? People, a board game!
That being said, when we talked to the dashing Alex at the New York premiere for "Straw Dogs," he hadn't seen the trailer, but had a lot of really gushing things to say about shooting the flick, which also stars a whole army (navy?) of stars like Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Taylor Kitsch and Brooklyn Decker.
FROM MTV MOVIES: Kate Bosworth, Alexander Skarsgård and James Marsden have teamed up for a new millennium re-imagining of the classic 1971 Dustin Hoffman thriller, "Straw Dogs." The violent, dark film revolves around a young couple (Bosworth, Marsden) who move back to her Southern hometown and find themselves pretty unwanted by the locals, including Bosworth's ex, played by "True Blood" vamp Skarsgård.
"I had not seen the original film when I was offered the role; I had read the script first," Bosworth told MTV News at the premiere on Thursday. "I knew the original was a real cult classic. I read it and it was really intriguing, and then I watched the film, and I was pretty blown away; big shoes to fill. I thought, 'Oh my god, this is going to be quite an intense one,' but I love a challenge."
Marsden was thrilled by the chance to tackle a character that was very new to him, even if it had been done before.
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We sure hope that Matt Damon's character in "We Bought A Zoo" played a lot of Dino Park Tycoon. If he intends on running a zoo, he might be able to use that knowledge. Then again he does proudly proclaim in the just-released trailer that "the sellers say you don't even need any special knowledge to own a zoo, what you need is a lot of heart."
Well, this film certainly seems to have a lot of it. The Christmas release, from director Cameron Crowe, boasts an all-star cast, led by Damon with assists from the likes of Thomas Haden Church and Scarlett Johansson. And while we're unsure how much a zoo actually costs, Damon, a widowed dad with two kids, and his motley crew seem pretty intent that they can make it work with the funds that he's got.
Matt Damon might be trying to fight off some deadly illness in "Contagion," but he won't be fighting off bad guys any longer as the key actor in the "Bourne" franchise.
So that means as Jeremy Renner picks up where Damon left off in "The Bourne Legacy," fans of the blockbusters are assured from the Oscar winner himself that he won't have any part in those films. But other Bourne flicks, well, that's another story.
Jonah Hill was on hand on Sunday night to attend the 2011 Video Music Awards where a lot of crazy stuff went down. Like what? Well Lady Gaga was a man named Jo Calderone who tried to kiss Britney Spears, Beyonce announced she was preggers with Jay-Z's baby and we finally saw a trailer for the highly-anticipated "Hunger Games."
But before the party even kicked off, Hill walked the red carpet and chatted with MTV News about finally getting "21 Jump Street" into theaters next year. And, despite everything we know, he still refused to admit that the original "21 Jump Street" star, Johnny Depp, is in it.
Oh, Peter Bishop! What will the world be like without you in it! Well, "Fringe" fans will certainly get a taste of it when the show kicks off its new season on September 23. But Joshua Jackson is hoping that his character's season-ending disappearing act doesn't last too long, or he might be out of a job.
"Right now we have this massive, cool cliffhanger," he recalled to MTV News at Comic-Con. "At the end of the season is that this character, my character, not only dies [but] like when we want to 'X' somebody out on 'Fringe,' you’ve got to erase them from all of time. [So he] not only dies, he had never existed."
FROM MTV MOVIES: In 1987, Patrick Swayze famously declared, "Nobody puts Baby in a corner." Now it seems a new generation of moviegoers will get the chance to fall in love with Baby and her coming-of-age story all over again.
"High School Musical" director Kenny Ortega has announced that he will direct a remake of the classic film, which starred Swayze and Jennifer Grey. No cast has been announced, but in a statement to EW.com, Ortega said, "The opportunity to direct 'Dirty Dancing' is like returning home for me. ... Patrick Swayze set the bar for men dancing in the movies as Gene Kelly and Fred Astaire did before him. I believe everywhere you look there is evidence that the talent is out there and I can't wait to begin the process of discovering the next breakout triple-threats."
Ortega certainly has the résumé to tackle such a project. He was once attached to the "Footloose" remake before passing on that project. He was behind the "HSM" flicks, helmed "Michael Jackson's This Is It" and back in the day directed movies like "Newsies" and "Hocus Pocus."
Read the full story at MTV Movies, and check out our open letter to Kenny Ortega!