For those of us who first learned to love aliens via Steven Spielberg's classic movie "E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial," there are so many unforgettable scenes, sights and sounds that you'd be hard-pressed to pick just one favorite element. From the flying bicycles to the Reese's Pieces, to "Ouuuuch," to John Williams' sweeping supernatural score supporting it all.
If you need a refresher as to why the iconic, heartwarming film earned a lasting place in cinematic history it arrives on Blu-ray for the first time ever on October 9 in celebration of its 30th anniversary, but right now MTV News is happy to present you with the following exclusive clip from the bonus feature "The E.T. Journals," which shows Spielberg and Williams working on (and singing!) the score together during post-production.
Although Steven Spielberg's movie world is currently revolving around everything "Lincoln," the filmmaking legend always has his hands full with a variety of buzz-worthy projects, one of them being the much-discussed/hyped "Jurassic Park 4."
Thanks to a recent update from Spielberg's longtime producing partner Kathleen Kennedy, we can tell you that the film IS moving forward, we just don't know when we'll see it.
Any day is a good day for some "Arrested Development" news, particularly when it comes from Buster Bluth himself (aka Tony Hale). When MTV News caught up with him at HBO's star-studded Emmy bash recently, we had to ask him for an update on filming the series and all the fun the cast has been having together.
"It's so fun and it's just so surreal. We were shooting and looking around going, 'We haven't shot together in eight years' and all of the sudden we're back in the Penthouse, the whole thing is surreal," he said, adding that in addition to seeing the core cast members, he's especially excited to have Liza Minnelli back in the mix.
"Liza Minnelli coming back, what a gift. And she's so great, she's got all these stories and you just sit there going 'Keep talking,' he said. "What I can say is that it's awesome to have Eliza back, Henry Winkler back, Mae Whitman as Ann, the whole thing is just great. It's really a reunion and we're all looking at each other going, 'What the hell are we doing here?'"
When it comes to beards, mustaches, goatees, etc., as a woman, I can't say that I can ever fully wrap my head around the mystery, intrigue and artistry involved in growing facial hair. But because so many of the men around me are constantly obsessing over it, I understand that it's an important part of being a man and masculinity and stuff.
Case in point, a recent chat between MTV News' Josh Horowitz and facial hair-growing expert Jake Gyllenhaal during the "End of Watch" press day about how the actor manages to quickly change his look from role to role.
"Right now, I'm doing a play in New York City. This is for a part that I'm doing," Gyllenhaal said of the full beard he's currently sporting. When pressed further for his secrets to getting stubborn hairs to grow to their full potential, Gyllenhaal jokingly admitted that it requires patience and commitment.
A new trailer for "Wreck-It Ralph" debuted over at Yahoo! Movies today, and it really is a must-watch. It is similar to the first one in that it sets up the bad-guy-wanting-to-be-good premise, along with quick glimpses of secondary characters who will be very familiar to gamers everywhere. The best part about it is seeing more of the video game landscapes and hearing a few funny quips and exchanges between the major players, played by John C. Reilly, Sarah Silverman, Jack McBrayer, Jane Lynch, Adam Corolla, Alan Tudyk, Mindy Kaling, Horatio Sanz, etc.
We learn that Ralph and his game's "good guy" Fix-it Felix (McBrayer) are good friends and that when Ralph deserts his game he puts its existence in jeopardy - a threat that in this world is referred to as "pulling the plug," so his game's characters set out on a journey to bring Ralph back to his game.
Zachary Quinto is quite the busy bee these days, juggling multiple acting gigs, development work with his Before the Door production company and being a part of the jury for The Wrap's "ShortList" film festival. As such, he's a hard man to track down so once you do, you have to maximize the opportunity and poke for some updates on his most buzzworthy upcoming projects: the "Star Trek" sequel and "American Horror Story."
Speaking to the top secret "Trek 2," we asked Quinto to name his favorite day of filming.
"It's hard to narrow it down. That was a long shoot in a lot of great ways," he said. "There was a really intense action sequence that I got to participate in pretty primarily this time, and that was really different and exciting for me, so I look forward to watching that come together and seeing what J.J. [Abrams] does with it. But just the whole experience, I have such an affinity for J.J. and for that cast, we get along in a very unique and special way and I think we're a part of each others' journeys in a really unique way as well, so I look back on the whole thing with fondness, although I will say I'm grateful that it's over."
For those of you who follow the comings and goings of film festivals, there's a lot of buzz coming out of Venice and Toronto these days, thanks to the high profile competitions in those cities. But for those of you film enthusiasts who can't make the trek to Italy or Canada, you can satisfy your festival thirst via The Wrap's online event "The ShortList," a brand new festival that features 12 award-winning short films in competition for a prize of $60,000 in camera equipment for future projects.
The films featured in the "ShortList" competition come from some of the world's most renowned film festivals, like the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW, Venice Film Festival and the LA Film Festival. MTV News was lucky enough to get some inside scoop on the new event via a chat with one of the festival's jury members, actor/producer Zachary Quinto.
No matter how hard we try not to over-analyze it, this "RoboCop" reboot just keeps commanding our attention. And just when we think the multiple casting announcements will come to an end, we get a brand new one thrown at us.
According to Deadline, Michael Keaton is set to play the role of Raymond Sellars, the CEO of the corporation that commissions RoboCop. The Sellars role is a delightfully villainous one, especially in Keaton's hands, that was reportedly offered to and then turned down by "House" actor Hugh Laurie.
Is Hollywood ready for a gritty anti-animal poaching drama in the vein of Steven Soderbergh's Oscar-winner "Traffic"? Actors Tom Hardy, Leonardo DiCaprio and Tobey Maguire think so.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the idea for the film came from Hardy, who was inspired by friends who served as operatives in the Special Forces and later went on to become anti-poaching activists in South Africa and other nations.
The "Dark Knight Rises" star has reportedly teamed up with DiCaprio and Maguire to produce the animal trafficking film for Warner Bros., no word yet on whether the three actors will also star in the film, but we'd be even more interested in the project if so. DiCaprio and Maguire are childhood friends who we'll finally get to see onscreen together in next summer's literary epic "The Great Gatsby," and Hardy and DiCaprio became friends from their time together filming "Inception."
Remember last year when Gerald Butler, Sam Worthington and Matthew McConaughey signed up for that CG 3D Iraq War action movie, "Thunder Run"? It was initially billed as the "first-ever conventional war film made to utilize this revolutionary facial and motion capture technology and state of the art CG and 3D,” and according to Butler himself, it's as nutty as it sounds. But nutty-awesome, not actually nutty.
"It's a crazy project. I've read a few war movies. I've read a few action movies, and this may be the best war movie I ever read," Butler told MTV News recently when we caught up with him for his surfing drama "Chasing Mavericks".