With news of delays, reshoot, and rewriters, "World War Z," Marc Forster's adaptation of Max Brooks' zombie novel, became the troubled production everyone loved to talk about.
Most recently, the movie, which is now set for release next summer, reportedly brought on "Cabin in the Woods" director Drew Goddard to rewrite the script. Goddard had previously downplayed his role in the production, and when MTV News spoke with him for the Blu-ray release of "Cabin," he clarified his involvement.
"A lot got blown out of proportion about that," Goddard said. "This happens a lot where studios ask you to come and look at movies, and then you give your opinion on them. That's really what happens, and then you throw out some ideas for ways to make the movie better, but that happens on tons of movies."
If one movie is never enough for you and you're looking for a flick to get you in the mood for this week's new release, Double Feature Friday is here to help. Every week we break down the new releases and pair them with older movies that you should catch before heading out to the theater. Or just skip the new movie and check out the classic we recommend.
"21 Jump Street" & "Point Break"
If there's any group that's more difficult to infiltrate than high school students, it's definitely surfers. Just as Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum have to blend in while trying to make the big bust in "21 Jump Street," Keanu Reeves has to convince Patrick Swayze that he's a bona fide surfer dude. There are two possible scenarios when it comes to the Katherine Bigelow masterpiece of 90s action: either you haven't seen it and suck or you have seen it and need to watch it again. Regardless of what situation you're in, "Point Break" and two meatball subs would be the perfect pregame for "21 Jump Street."
Two of Saturday Night Live's more musical cast members have teamed up as father and son for a new movie and a not safe for worktrailer.
"That's My Boy" stars Adam Sandler as the proud pop of current cast member Adam Samberg. When dad finds out that he owes thousands of dollars in back taxes, he turns to his well-to-do son to get the money. But Samberg's character isn't too keen to help out since his father wasn't exactly the most attentive.
As the two grow closer in the days before the son's wedding, people around them begin to see a stronger family resemblance, meaning that they're hanging out together in strip clubs, piercing ears and throwing up on wedding dresses.
The year ahead of Taylor Kitsch would be considered a big one for any actor. With "John Carter" and "Battleship," he's leading the charge on two big-budget adventure movies, but then he'll also work with one of the most revered directors of all time, Oliver Stone, for "Savages."
But before all of that, he'll be taking your questions as a part of "MTV First: John Carter." On Thursday, March 1, Kitsch will sit down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz to present a never-before-seen clip from "John Carter" on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET.
Immediately after, their conversation will continue on MTV.com, where Kitsch will take questions from you. All you have to do is send in your questions via Twitter, using @MTVNews and the hashtag #MTVFirst or #AskKitsch.
You can't expect a man who made a career out of uncomfortable interviews, like Sacha Baron Cohen has, to behave himself on the DVD special features, and he doesn't.
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes look from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of "Hugo," Baron Cohen and his director, Martin Scorsese, discuss the work that went into creating the character of the Station Inspector for the Academy Award-nominated movie. If they're both to be believed, it wasn't a pleasant experience for anyone involved.
If you prescribe to the philosophy that a hero is only as good as his villain, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" may have been causing you some concern. Sure, the ninja fight on the side of the vertical rock face looks great, but which of the film's villains can realistically contend with the mass of muscle that is Dwayne Johnson's Roadblock? Certainly, he won't engage Zartan in fisticuffs while he looks like Jonathan Pryce.
But thankfully, Johnson took the time during Toy Fair to speak with MTV News and clear the air about who he'll battle in "G.I. Joe: Retaliation."
Johnson admitted that Roadblock will fight Firefly, a pairing that makes sense given the casting of Ray Stevenson, but the ultimate foe may come as a surprise. "There are a couple [physical adversaries]. There is Firefly, who's played by Ray Stevenson. Of course, there's Cobra," Johnson said.
Everything that we've seen from G.I. Joe: Retaliation" so far screams of a director that clearly loves the franchise, so it shouldn't come as a surprise to any of us that Jon Chu is just that.
The man loves "G.I. Joe," so when MTV News caught up with him at Toy Fair, we just had to ask which Joe was his favorite. Naturally, two of "Retaliation"'s main badasses are at the top for Chu.
"I loved Snake Eyes, of course, and I love Road Block. Those two to me were the coolest duo out there," Chu said. "To me, it was Roadblock and Snake Eyes together that was the kickass team."
Nine films are nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year, begging the question: who deserved a tenth spot on that list? "Oscars 2012: 10 Spot" answers that question, as the MTV Movies team highlights some of 2011's greatest films and argues why they deserved a nod as the tenth Best Picture nominee.
"The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" specifically points out what's wrong with the Best Picture race this year. Of the films in the conversation, David Fincher's adaptation of Stieg Larsson's best-selling novel did deserve a nomination for the Oscar top prize in 2011, but in almost any other year, I think the snub would have been justified.
That is because "Dragon Tattoo" has one thing that all of the Best Picture nominees, with the exception of "Tree of Life," severely lack: an edge.
Deciding which romantic movie to watch on the day of romance can be enough to ruin the entire day. There's no need to sweat over a simple movie to watch together, so we took the time to list the movies you both can enjoy for different reasons.
Here are the Valentine's Day movies everyone can fall in love with.
For her: This all-time classic, at its heart, is a love story. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman star in one of the most beloved love affairs in the history of film and shared one of the most memorable goodbyes ever. It's sure to dampen an eye or two.
For him: If any day of the year requires a positive male role model, it's Valentine's Day. Bogart will show you the ropes on how to woo women, smoke, and drink whiskey. We can't recommend the last two, but there's more than enough manliness to keep you interested if romance is not your thing.
Did "Buried" not have enough movement for you? Was "24" too all over the place? In this Goldilocks scenario, "Brake" might be just right.
In the upcoming thriller, Stephen Dorff plays Jeremy, a recent secret service recruit who wakes up locked in a Plexiglass box in the back of a car. Without any clue as to why he's stuck in the box, Jeremy desperately tries to escape as a timer in front of him continues to count down.
We have an exclusive clip from "Brake," so check it out above.