As someone whose college moviegoing experiences are defined by "Lord of the Rings," watching Peter Jackson in action at the Sundance Film Festival earlier this morning was a bit of a thrill. The man has traded Middle-earth for Park City this week to support "West of Memphis," the powerful documentary he produced about the conviction, imprisonment and eventual release of the West Memphis Three — and, of course, to kick off our annual Sundance celebrity photo booth series!
Jackson (alongside "Memphis" director Amy Berg) swung by MTV News' headquarters at the Puma Social Club to discuss the documentary and the impact he hopes it will have after its Sundance premiere this evening. Bonus points for a nice "Hobbit" update, too! Stay tuned for all of that and more very soon.
There are few good reasons to be at Newark airport at 4AM on a Thursday morning. One of those good reasons: flying out to the Sundance Film Festival, which kicked off in earnest this week. The MTV Movies team is on the ground in Park City, Utah, to talk to your favorite stars and get the inside scoop on what's sure to be some of the hottest indie projects of the coming months.
The 2012 Golden Globe Awards wasn't quite as controversial or lewd as Ricky Gervais' memorable turn as host at last year's show — indeed, this time around, the British comedian's jokes were missing some of that signature sting — but the results were no less interesting for cinephiles keeping a watchful eye on the road towards Oscar.
As many expected, "The Artist" and "The Descendants" were the big winners of the evening, with Best Motion Picture wins for both films as well as Best Actor awards for Jean Dujardin and George Clooney. But there were surprises in the mix as well, including what's surely a universally approved victory for "Hugo" director Martin Scorsese, a screenplay nod for Woody Allen's "Midnight in Paris" and a Best Actress - Comedy award for Michelle Williams.
Head on over to MTV News for our full list of this year's Golden Globes winners.
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If you thought Ricky Gervais was inappropriate at the Golden Globes last year, just wait — the British comedian is back for another round of offending the Hollywood elite this year, and we've got a feeling he's looking to up the ante.
The Golden Globes are tonight, and it's not just the Gervais gags that we're tuning in for. We also want to see which movies are honored at one the film industry's biggest nights of the year, of course! Will "The Artist" continue its not-so-silent domination of the awards season circuit? With two nominations to his name, can Ryan Gosling walk away with a Globe this year? We'll find out the answers to those questions and more before the night's over, so tune into our Golden Globes live blog to share in on what will surely be one of the most exciting Hollywood events of 2012!
Whether you're a Stark bannerman or a Lannister loyalist, winter is coming... in early spring, in fact!
"Game of Thrones," the HBO adaptation of George R.R. Martin's epic "A Song of Ice and Fire" novel series, is returning for its second season on April 1, 2012, according to Variety. We've long known that "Thrones" would bow season two during the spring months, but now we've got a concrete date. I think it's safe to say that despite the season premiere airing on April Fool's Day, no one who tunes in to watch will walk away feeling like a chump. (In fact, you might feel like a chump if you miss the premiere, so mark it on your calendars now!)
The MTV Movie Brawl 2012 is officially on!
After the initial play-in and wild card rounds, 16 films have been selected to compete in a series of head-to-head single elimination matches in our March Madness-style bracket. In the end, only one of these flicks can be crowned the can't-miss movie of the year, and the choice is entirely up to YOU.
After first-round voting closed on Sunday afternoon, the MTV Movies selection team locked itself in a room with a lot of food, a limited amount of oxygen, and one all-important goal: seed this bracket.
To that end, we weighed a number of criteria to select each film's ranking. We noted first-round voting totals, overall buzz, potential box-office performance and a slew of other benchmarks. The choices were tough. Some arguments were heated. But ultimately we walked away with a 16-team bracket we're proud to offer up for the inaugural MTV Movie Brawl.
But hey, don't agree with us? Show us we got it wrong by voting for your favorite can't-miss flick of the year. After all, YOU are in charge! Just click the bracket above and START BRAWLING!!!
Watch our MTV Movie Brawl 2012 analysis!
If you're ever feeling down about yourself, thinking that you just can't get anything right, everything you do leads to some disaster, and every disaster leads to an even worse catastrophe… well, just look on the bright side. At least you're not Todd Margaret.
David Cross is the co-creator and star of "The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret," the IFC comedy series that returns for its second season on Friday (January 6) at 10:30 PM ET. Cross plays the titular Todd, a bumbling American sent to England with the impossible task of selling Thunder Muscle, a toxic energy drink that's hazardous for your health, especially in the hands of terrorists (which, at the moment, it is).
David Cross talks "Todd Margaret," premiering January 6!
Todd goes through faux pas after faux pas as he butchers English culture, insults the disabled community, and causes great bodily harm to himself and others in an effort not just to avoid the wrath of his foul-mouthed boss Brent Wilts (played by Cross' old "Arrested Development" co-star Will Arnett), but also to win the heart of Alice (Sharon Horgan), a local café owner with a passion for gastronomy. Todd's increasingly poor decisions also owe thanks to the mischievous Dave (Blake Harrison), his partner in Thunder Muscle-selling crime who may or may not have a darker agenda of his own.
If you ever wondered what a Steven Soderbergh stripper movie might look like (and come on, I know I'm not the only one out there who's wondered about that) well, wonder no more.
The Academy Award-winning director's upcoming film about hot dudes who take their clothes off for money — "Magic Mike," perhaps better known as the "Channing Tatum and other shirtless Hollywood hunks" movie — has released its first still, showing stars Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Matthew McConaughey showing off their, ah, patriotism on stage.
Our friends over at Hollywood Crush are very understandably drooling over the new photo, so head over there for more on the movie.
The "Prometheus" trailer didn't exactly clear up the question of whether or not this is an "Alien" prequel — no direct sightings of the Xenomorph, no, but the Space Jockey is very clearly involved and the "Alien"-esque arrival of the "Prometheus" logo practically oozes acid for blood.
That continued confusion won't be going away anytime soon according to screenwriter Damon Lindelof, who discussed the "Prometheus" trailer's powerful sense of mystery in a new interview with The Los Angeles Times.
Say what you will about the guy, but it looks like nothing is "impossible" for Tom Cruise.
The actor's latest entry to the "Mission" franchise — the Brad Bird directed "Ghost Protocol" — made the impossible happen by topping the holiday weekend box office with a healthy $46.2 million haul, bringing the film's total to $78.6 million after 11 days in theaters.