So much mystery surrounding this "Prometheus" flick... how much "Alien" DNA will it really have? Which characters will live and which will die? Who will make an awesome cameo? So many questions and so many months to mull them over while we wait for the film's release on June 8.
In addition to the newly-released still of star Noomi Rapace all space-suited up and looking on in wonder, we had a little chat with actor Guy Pearce at the Golden Globes during which he confirmed that he is indeed in the film, if only for a hot second or two.
When asked about his experience on set, Pearce said it was everything we'd assume it would be, amazing and fantastic.
"I'm only [in the film] for a minute, but it was a real honor to work with Ridley [Scott], to see what was going on," he said. "I think Michael Fassbender, Noomi Rapace and Charlize Theron and everybody will do a really spectacular job."
There really is nothing more delightful than an encounter with Andy Serkis. He is just so darn humble and nice, not to mention spectacularly talented. Our latest run-in with the "Tintin" and "Rise Of The Planet of the Apes" actor was at the Golden Globes which Serkis was attending in support of "Tintin," which took home the trophy for Best Animated Film (How much did you love the fact that director Steven Spielberg gave Serkis a special shout-out in his acceptance speech, by the way?)
While we could have spent plenty of time talking with Serkis about his most recently celebrated characters (Captain Haddock and Caesar, respectively) we couldn't ignore the fact that he's currently flexing familiar precious muscles as Gollum for the filming of Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit," so we rolled the dice and asked Serkis for his thoughts on the infamous and evil Smaug.
While there is always a very party-like atmosphere surrounding the 2012 Golden Globes, celebrities sipping champagne and mingling during commercial breaks, the real festivities begin once the awards show ends and the after-parties begin.
MTV News was lucky enough to be invited to cover some of these events this year, the Weinstein and HBO parties in particular. As you might expect, they are very special invites to have. Watching people try to talk their way in is almost as entertaining as watching all the random celebrity interactions and good-natured schmoozing that occurs inside.
Due to its credibility and frequent number of award-nominated programs and performers, HBO's parties are A-list in every way -- from the venue, to the design, to the food, to the long list of high-caliber attendees. As is to be expected, the casts from the HBO shows were out in full force: Ryan Kwanten, Alexander Skarsgard, Joe Manganiello and Janina Gavankar from "True Blood," Golden Globe winner Peter Dinklage, Emilia Clarke and Lena Headey from "Game of Thrones," the boys of "Boardwalk Empire," and Globe winner Laura Dern from "Enlightened."
There were plenty more stars to behold in addition to those affiliated with HBO. A few of the fun folks we observed: "Mad Men" stars Jon Hamm and Elizabeth Moss chatting with Skarsgard; Clive Owen introducing himself to Tim Robbins; Nathan Fillion having an animated conversation/storytelling session with "Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus, "Modern Family" stars Eric Stonestreet, Ty Burrell and Julie Bowen, John Stamos and Globe winner Claire Danes; Globe host Ricky Gervais, P. Diddy and a very blonde Lindsay Lohan breezing in at the end with a small entourage in tow. From what we could tell, new friends were made and fun times were had by all.
For those of us who grew up during the "Little Mermaid," "Aladdin" and "Beauty and the Beast" era of Disney films, the re-releasing of these childhood classics hits on some very nostalgic nerves. At least for this writer, anyway. I have very specific childhood memories tied to all of those animated classics and am looking forward to seeing "Beauty and the Beast 3D" during its limited release (which began today).
Anyway, in thinking about the magic involved in this film - the first animated movie ever to be nominated for a Best Picture Oscar- I can't help but wonder about the talented voice actors who brought the characters to life. Where are they now? Click through to see what the actors who brought Belle, Beast and Mrs. Potts to life are up to now.
Although it didn't quite make the Sweet Sixteen in our big MTV Movie Brawl 2012, "Gangster Squad" is most definitely a film that we can't wait to see this year. The film is based on real-life events from the 1940s and 1950s when the LAPD tried to keep the east coast mafia from infiltrating Los Angeles. The very stellar actors involved are: Sean Penn, Ryan Gosling, Emma Stone, Josh Brolin, Nick Nolte and Anthony Mackie.
When MTV News caught up with Mackie recently during the press day for "Man On A Ledge," we asked him how much fun the cast had with all the old-fashioned gun play required for the film noir.
"You know what, we did some pretty awesome gun stuff. It's actually going to be a really good movie. It looks amazing, L.A. is a city that's made for noir films and [director] Ruben [Fleischer] put together an untouchable cast," Mackie said. "You have these amazing actors, Sean Penn did his thing, it's a fun movie to be a part of. The guns stuff you will not be disappointed. There's a lot of Tommy gun craziness, bullets flying, everything."
In talking about mainstream award shows and the predictability of their annual nominees lists, the Golden Globes are often the hardest to predict in that their nominees always include a few unexpected surprises. This year, no one was perhaps more pleasantly surprised at hearing the 2012 nominations than composer Abel Korzeniowski, who scored a Best Original Score nomination for his work on "W./E.," the Madonna-directed romantic drama that has yet to be released wide in theaters.
"It’s quite difficult when a movie is not really in theaters," Korzeniowski told MTV News recently of his disbelief in being nominated. "So far we’ve had only the qualifying run which was one theater in Los Angeles so almost no one had seen the film. It was even more surprising because we have no ads anywhere, not on the Internet, not in newspapers so I thought it wouldn’t be possible."
In short: "It's a big surprise."
Hold onto your hats people, this might be the most exciting Oscar-themed story you read this week: The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has released an image of this year's official poster for the 84th Academy Awards.
Because it's Christmas, the season of too many holiday-themed cookies, dinners, music (except for "Last Christmas," by Wham!, because that is the best Christmas song ever.), etc. what better way to spend some alone time at your computer away from those crazy and noisy relatives than with our excellent poll: Who Is The Best Onscreen Santa?
In compiling the candidates for this poll, I realized that there are way more awesome Santas in film than I thought. Therefore I had to be really picky and play favorites because, well, this is my poll. So without further ado, here are your five candidates...
Edmund Gwenn, "A Miracle On 34th Street"
From one of the most classic Christmas movies comes the most classic Santa on this list. Renowned character actor Edmund Gwenn's performance was so well-received that he won a Best Supporting Actor for it.
This writer's love for "Warrior" knows no bounds. (See exhibits A and B.) I firmly believe that if more people see it, they will jump on the bandwagon and agree that Nick Nolte deserves a Best Supporting Actor Oscar nomination.
Starting today (Dec. 20), "Warrior" is available on DVD/Blu-Ray combo and on Video on Demand and Digital Download. To celebrate the excellent release we bring you this exclusive commentary clip from the Blu-Ray featuring Maxmiliano Hernandez, who played trainer Colt Boyd in the film, and director/co-writer/producer Gavin O'Connor. Do yourselves a favor and see this film!
We've been having fun trying to dissect everything that's been teased or featured in the "Sherlock Holmes: A Game Of Shadows" promotional campaign, without getting too detailed or spoilery of course. From the look of things, it's clear that there is a lot going on with new characters and supervillains and such. Director Guy Ritchie told us that this movie is like the first one but on steroids, for example, and while one of those obviously amped up elements are the action sequences, there also seems to be a lot of Holmes dressing up and down in a variety of disguises.
When MTV News caught up with Robert Downey Jr. recently we asked him what he enjoyed most about all the costume changes and the pros and cons of men dressing in drag.