If you're heading out to see "A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas" this weekend, you can expect to be highly entertained by its stars, John Cho, Kal Penn and, of course, Neil Patrick Harris. You should also keep an eye out for the scene-stealing supporting players like Jake Johnson and Tom Lennon.
MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with Lennon recently during the film's press day and in addition to being consistently hilarious, he was very helpful in explaining one of the film's big mysteries: how they managed to get the 2-year-old actresses in the film to appear as though they are high as a kite.
“There was a baby whisperer on set, which was the only way we really did anything because when I first read the script I was like, ‘Oh [my character] has a baby with him the whole time,’ and I thought, 'Oh that’s great, babies are super easy,'" said Lennon. "I’ve had a baby, they don’t do anything. Well, they cry once in a while but then they mostly kind of sleep and go, ‘Waaaaa’ and look at you."
FROM MTV MOVIES: Can you stand it, "Twilight" fans? There are only a few hours until the premiere of an exclusive clip from "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1," followed by a lengthy Q&A with stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner as part of "MTV First: Breaking Dawn" tonight at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV and MTV.com.
For those dying to know more about the clip Stewart, Pattinson and Lautner will be introducing, we have a special sneak peek for you right here, right now. The clip opens with Bella's mom entering the room in which Alice and Rosalie are helping Bella get ready for her wedding day.
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Welcome to Scene Stealer, a new feature here on Movies Blog where we salute the lesser-known actors who kill it so consistently with each and every scene they're in, they leave you wanting more. These are talented men and women who've already earned your respect, familiar faces you're always happy to see pop up in a movie or TV show -- you just might not know them as marquee names... yet.
Our inaugural Scene Stealer is Jake Johnson, who returns to primetime tonight in all-new episodes of "The New Girl." Johnson can also be seen booting NPH from heaven as Jesus in "A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas," hitting theaters this weekend.
Find out everything you need to know about Jake and his scene-stealing after the jump!
Despite the fact that we know little-to-nothing about Sam Raimi's sure-to-be-excellent "Oz: The Great And Powerful," aside from its intriguing A-list cast and basic premise of course, we're pretty sure it's going to be one of our favorite movies of 2013. Raimi just seems like the perfect person to take us back to Oz, and since he has the likes James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams and Zach Braff with him for the ride, it just seems like a slam dunk.
Anyway, the only problem with the film so far is that none of the parties involved will tell us anything about it! When MTV News happened upon the lovely yet reserved Ms. Williams at the Hollywood Awards Gala recently however, we did get a few good descriptors about what life has been like on set and working with Mr. Sam Raimi.
Today is a great day for Blu-Ray collectors! The "Jurassic Park" trilogy is now available in all its dino-tastic, awesome old school special effects glory. It's hard to believe that the original "Jurassic Park" came out almost 20 years ago, I remember the trauma/delight of that moviegoing experience like it was yesterday...
To celebrate this excellent event, MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with a few of the film's key players: Ariana Richards (aka Lex) and the multiple award-winning FX masterminds Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant. Check out the video below to see what they had to say about their favorite scenes and what the experience meant to them.
"I love revisiting the kitchen scene because it was so intense and I always found it one of the most frightening scenes to watch," Richards said of the scene that sticks out the most in her memory. "There was a moment in there where I needed to save my brother from being killed by one of these things and Steven [Spielberg] came over to me and said, 'Ariana, just scare us. Just let loose.' And I did, and I didn't know I could do it, but he brought things out of me that I didn't know I had."
In case you missed it, the red band trailer for "A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas" debuted over at IGN yesterday. And in watching the two minutes and twenty seconds of very explicit, drug-fueled action, never was there a more appropriate movie to garner the red band label.
As is custom with the adventures of Harold and Kumar, there are drugs, sex, violence and my personal favorite, Neil Patrick Harris. MTV News was lucky enough to get a few moments on the phone with Harold himself, John Cho, to discuss the magic of the trailer and what more we can expect from the full length film.
Read on after the jump to find out what Cho had to say about infant drug use, NPH and the film's boob count.
If you like superheroes as much as we do, it's safe to assume that you also feel that there can never be too many movies made that feature folks with super powers. We have a while to wait for more action from more familiar heroes like "The Avengers" and "X-Men," but Fox is helping to fill our superhero void with their new movie "Chronicle," which is about three normal teenage boys who develop extra special abilities after being exposed to a mysterious substance in the woods.
We are happy to say that we have an exclusive look at the first trailer of the film, which was written by Max Landis (son of John Landis) and directed by Josh Trank ("Big Fan"). The cast includes Michael B. Jordan, Alex Russell and Dane DeHaan. Take a look, and click on for a detailed description!
Anyone who follows us here at Movies Blog and MTV News, for that matter, is well aware that we're just a little excited about "Dark Shadows," Tim Burton and Johnny Depp's next collaboration. In addition to our gushing over all the released photos, Depp weighed in on the subject himself, calling his Barnabas Collins a "classic monster character," and the film's composer Danny Elfman promised a "fun" and "wild" film.
Today we have more warm fuzzy words about the film via co-star Chloe Moretz, who we ran into at Spike's Scream Awards, where she talked about her experience making the film and why the film is so special.
“It was pretty amazing. I mean working with Tim Burton has always been a dream for me, so to actually get on set and work with Tim, and be in it with Johnny Depp, and Helena Bonham Carter and Michelle Pfeiffer, it was a dream come true because they are all my idols," she said. "To work people like that that know how to do it, and how to get it. It was really special I learned a lot.”
FROM MTV MOVIES: Much like the unforgivable and unpredictable nature of the American Old West, the plight of Johnny Depp and Gore Verbinski's big-screen adaptation of "The Lone Ranger" has been quite a bumpy ride.
The film got the green light earlier this year, with Depp settled into the role of Tonto and Armie Hammer selected to play the Ranger. Then in August, Disney put a halt on the production with claims that the budget was too big. Just this week, negotiations ended on a happy note, with the production back in full swing and a tentative start date scheduled for early next year.
MTV News caught up with Depp as he promoted "The Rum Diary," which opens October 28, to find out why "Ranger" is so important to him and why the budget became such a big issue for the studio bigwigs.
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There's something about the subject of gangsters that never gets old. Particularly the Hollywood variety, as depicted in films like "The Departed," "Get Shorty," "Snatch," "Donnie Brasco," HBO's "The Sopranos," and of course "The Godfather." They're all so cool, slick, watchable. It's that iconic allure that had us excited for Ruben Fleischer's next flick, "Gangster Squad," the moment it was announced.
The film is based on the L.A. Times' seven-part series, "Tales From The Gangster Squad," by writer Paul Lieberman, which revolved around the LAPD's war on infamous mobster Mickey Cohen. Heavy-hitter Sean Penn will play Cohen, and Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling will play two of the cops who try to bring him down, and always likable Emma Stone is in the mix as a sassy "siren" caught in a love triangle with Gosling's character and one of the gangsters.