FROM MTV.COM: Forget Christmas, Thanksgiving and Arbor Day — everybody knows that for true movie lovers, the most important holiday season of all kicks off this week. That's right, folks, it's time once again for the Sundance Film Festival — and you can bet the MTV Movies team will be in Park City, Utah, in full force, bringing you the latest from the snowy slopes and screening rooms.
But you'd never go to the supermarket without a shopping list, and you can't enter Robert Redford's movie paradise without an idea of what movies you need to target. With that in mind, here's a sneak peek at 10 films — and potential instant classics — we have in our crosshairs:
Continue reading 2010 Sundance Film Festival: The 10 Movies We're Eager To See
Our “10 in ‘10” series is continuing to roll out all week long, and one of our latest installments features “(500) Days of Summer” star Chloe Moretz – a 12-year-old girl with three films coming out this year, including the eagerly-anticipated remake of the vampire flick “Let the Right One In,” entitled “Let Me In.”
“It’s about a boy who lives in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Growing up, not many people like him, he’s not popular. He’s wimpy, kind of an outcast,” she said of the role played by Kodi Smit-McPhee (“The Road”) in the flick, which is due in theaters October 1st. “Then this girl moves in, she’s totally different… she’s a beast, [being a vampire] is a demon inside of her and she can’t stop it from coming out… when I turn into a vampire, it’s terrifying.” Read More...
"Up in the Air" is a masterpiece. "Avatar" is the rare film equally brilliant in the eyes of critics and audiences. "The Hurt Locker" reaches a raw emotional nerve unrivaled in the cinema. Yadda, yadda, yadda.
You can only heap on so much praise during awards season before your mind starts contemplating the polar opposites of 2009: the lazy, uninspired and just plain awful movies. Thankfully, the Razzies are here once again to pay tribute to the worst of the worst — and fans of "Twilight," "Transformers" and the Jonas Brothers seem unlikely to be amused. (Click the image at the top to check out our Razzie contenders flipbook gallery!) Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: Spider-Man is caught up in a whole new kind of web — this one with an extra "B" — which could signify that his über-successful superhero franchise is back on track.
Marc Webb, the 34-year-old music-video director who recently made his feature-film debut with "(500) Days of Summer," was officially announced Tuesday (January 19) as the new name behind one of Hollywood's biggest franchises. Webb takes over for Sam Raimi, who recently abandoned plans to return with stars Tobey Maguire and Kirsten Dunst for a fourth film about the web-slinger.
Continue reading 'Spider-Man' Reboot To Be Directed By Marc Webb
The upcoming “A-Team” movie is interesting because it's four stars enjoy different kinds of fame. You’ve got the respected veteran actor (Liam Neeson), the post-hype guy hoping to prove his recent blockbuster was no fluke (Bradley Cooper), the we-know-nothing-about-him-but-want-to-know-more up-and-comer (Sharlto Copley) and the non-actor whose fame was born outside of Hollywood, an “And introducing...” rookie whose career could take off (Quinton “Rampage” Jackson). Now, one of these guys might follow up the summer '10 TV adaptation by immediately re-teaming with director Joe Carnahan.
“There’s a thing I’m gonna do next called ‘The Grey, and I think there’s a very good chance that one of the members of this cast will do this film with me,” the “Smokin’ Aces” filmmaker revealed when we spoke to him recently about being one of our “10 to Watch in ‘10” selections. “We’ll be doing it soon.” Read More...
There are five months left until “The A-Team” hits theaters, and director Joe Carnahan has wrapped principal production. But for anyone out there who thinks Mr. T won’t be making a cameo in the flick, well, we pity the fool.
“There’s still a discussion about T,” the “Smokin’ Aces” filmmaker revealed to us recently during an interview for his “10 to Watch in 2010” profile. “We would love to get [Mr. T] in this film somewhere. He’s such a personality.”
Growing up, my friends and I always loved Mr. T because he was an energetic, larger-than-life, and somewhat off-the-wall character. Those same traits are why fans still love the strongman at age 57 –- and the reason why he has steadfastly refused to do an “A-Team” cameo ever since breaking the news with us nearly 3 years ago. Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: Few shows are as diverse, unpredictable and flat-out fun as the Golden Globes. And as we pack up our cameras, BlackBerrys and notepads and head over to the world-famous Beverly Hilton, the MTV News team can't wait to hit the red carpet for the 67th annual ceremony.
Be sure to keep one eye on your set and the other on your computer monitor on Sunday, as we'll be bringing you the latest stories from the awards show (and the parties). But before you do, take a look at the top showdowns we're most excited to see resolved — and how the results could impact Oscar.
Continue reading Golden Globes Races To Watch: Meryl Vs. Meryl And More
FROM MTV.COM: From substance-abusing superstars to untimely bathroom breaks to sincere moments of Hollywood appreciation, there is nothing quite like the Golden Globes. Now, as the Hollywood Foreign Press Association prepares for its 67th annual ceremony on Sunday, it is time once again for the liquor to flow, the stars to mingle and the fans to be entertained.
Below is a list of our favorite Golden Globes moments of all time. Stay tuned to MTV News for our full coverage this weekend — and who knows? Maybe we'll be reporting on a new, unexpected moment that could only happen at the Globes.
Continue reading Golden Globes' Most Unpredictable Moments: From Tutus To Tears
Recently, we spoke with red-hot “Taken” filmmaker Pierre Morel about his high-profile plans to take over the “Dune” franchise. A die-hard Frank Herbert fan, Morel insisted he was going to be "very respectful" to the original novel. Now, we present the second part of our interview, in which the energetic director reveals specific plans for what how he intends to translate the beloved sci-fi series for wide audience.
“Like many people, I was not fully satisfied with David Lynch’s movie in 1984,” Morel told us in a recent phone interview. “I do respect David, and I think his interpretation and vision was interesting, but not what we [fans] expected. And I thought I’d give it a chance, try to do this, make it faster and more modern. I think that now, in 2010, we have the technology to achieve much more than David could do twenty-five years ago. I think it will be cool to try something different.” Read More...
FROM MTV.COM: Spider-Man hasn't faced this much adversity since he battled Sandman, Venom and James Franco in his last movie. Now, the web-head's week from hell is getting worse — and it's only Tuesday.
Barely 24 hours after news broke that Sony and Marvel were putting the brakes on "Spider-Man 4" and saying goodbye to Sam Raimi's team, producers of a long-gestating Broadway musical about our friendly neighborhood web-slinger are being forced to offer refunds and pushing back their show's debut.
According to The Associated Press, producers of "Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark" are offering to return the money to theatergoers who purchased advance tickets for the show, which had been expected to open February 25. Although they are quick to point out that "the production is moving forward" and a new schedule should be announced shortly, it is the latest in a long line of troubles for the show.
Continue reading 'Spider-Man' Musical Will Refund Ticket-Buyers