When the bad girls of "Spring Breakers" aren't robbing restaurants or hooking up with James Franco in a hot tub, they're usually chilling out and singing some Britney Spears song.
Down at SXSW, MTV News' Josh Horowitz thought he'd test Selena Gomez, Ashley Benson, and Rachel Korine's Britney knowledge in a brand new After Hours episode.
Can the girls match the savvy of their on-screen personas, or will they saying "Oops, I forgot the lyrics again"? Find out on the latest episode of After Hours.
By Driadonna Roland
"That's right, baby! Gru's back in the game!" announces our favorite bad-guy-turned-big-hearted-foster-parent. You know what that means: more minions, more Steve Carrell and more dope music composed by Pharell Williams.
The full trailer for "Despicable Me 2" hit the web yesterday (Tuesday). Featuring the voices of Steve Carell and Kristen Wiig, the 2010 animated hit ended with the villain becoming a lot less despicable.
If you wondered where a sequel could possibly go, the trailer delivers our answer. Gru's been recruited by the Anti-Villain League to catch a new bad guy, and they're bringing out the big guns — Al Pacino. We'll all have to wait until July 3 to see how Gru, the girls, and yes, the minions, get out of this one.
Check out the new trailer and poster for "Despicable Me 2" after the jump!
FROM NEXT MOVIE
What happens when you take the film roles of Michael Douglas and add the extraterrestrial-like face of a pug? You get Michael Puglas.
That's really all there is to say about that.
Head over to Next Movie to see more from Michael Puglas.
Peter Jackson is the modern master of mainstream filmmakers who know how to connect with their core fanbase. His video diaries from the set of "The Hobbit" kept fans engaged and dying for more, so it shouldn't come as a surprise that for the first preview of the second film of the trilogy, "The Desolation of Smaug," Jackson is getting in on the action and bringing all of the fans.
Jackson will be participating in a live event at www.hobbit.com/sneak, where he will take fan questions and debut the first preview for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug," but to gain access to the event, you'll have to pick up "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" on Blu-ray or DVD.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" is now available on home video.
At SXSW last week, Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts, and Michael Cera announced the start of something called "Jash." Yeah, we didn't get it either, so MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Silverman to talk it out and find out what Jash is all about.
"It is fartsy," Silverman said, "but it's also artsy."
The group is a comedy collective, funded by Google to create unfiltered content for YouTube. "We're all partners in this. Google and YouTube fund it, but we don't have to pass anything into them. They approve nothing," Silverman said. "There is no script that we have to send to anyone."
For Jash, it's all about freedom, which Silverman says makes it so enjoyable. "Every time I have an idea, I can shoot it the next day or week," she said. "And it's so fun."
FROM MTV NEWS
In "The Place Beyond the Pines," Ryan Gosling plays a stunt bike driver that turns to bank robbery as a way to support his family. The film, which is directed by Derek Cianfrance, opens with an epic shot of Gosling's character walking from his trailer to the globe of death that you see in the exclusive photo below.
Check out all six exclusive photos from "The Place Beyond the Pines."
The sequence is one continuous take and ends with the character getting into the cage on his bike and riding around. MTV News spoke with Cianfrance about getting that shot and how he pulled off the trickery.
Head over to MTV News to read the full interview now.
When you think of two professional actor-types like Rebel Wilson and Channing Tatum, the two stars of the newest promo from 2013 MTV Movie Awards, you get the impression that they are one-take wonders who don't require extra tries on any scenes.
But you're wrong.
Yes, the abs behind "Magic Mike" and this year's host of the MTV Movie Awards are people too, and while filming that promo, they got stuck in one shot, literally. Check out the first outtake from the promo above and keep an eye out for more in the coming days.
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
By Beckett Mufson
Joss Whedon, beloved writer/director of cult hits "Firefly," "Buffy the Vampire Slayer," and most recently "The Avengers," is joining forces this summer with the most prolific cult author of all time: William Shakespeare. Whedon directed a strict adaptation of the classic Shakespeare rom-com "Much Ado About Nothing."
Whedon used all of the Elizabethan dialogue that Shakespeare wrote back in the 1590's, à la Baz Luhrman's "Romeo + Juliet." It's a tall order, but fear not — he called in the big guns for this ambitious sixteenth-century throwback. Whedon has assembled a loyal team of actors, kind of like the Avengers, over the last couple decades, and each of their origin stories is almost as awesome as that time the Hulk punched that Leviathan in the face.
By Ryan Rigley
Listen up, Padawans. Are you anxious to get a kickstart on your Jedi apprenticeship but finding yourselves at a loss without any new "Star Wars" movies to flock to? Well, just because the next "Star Wars" trilogy won't be out for a long, long time (with a release date far, far away) doesn't mean we can't start talking about it now!
As you all know, the "Star Wars" universe is pretty expansive to say the least. Hell, there are "Star Wars" characters that you've never even heard of before that have Wookieepedia pages longer than the fall down a Sarlacc Pit. That being said, this week's edition of "Star Wars Spotlight" focuses on a character that isn't quite so well-known but, in fact, has a long-standing rivalry with Boba Fett, Han Solo, Chewbacca, and even (to a lesser extent) Luke Skywalker: Bossk the bounty hunter.
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Since most experts had expected Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" to once again rule the weekend box office, the race for second place became the one to watch at the ticket booth.
In the battle between the two wide debuts of the weekend, it appeared that Steve Carell and Jim Carrey's magician comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" had the edge over Halle Berry in "The Call," but the box office results do no lie. "The Call" finished relatively far ahead of "Burt Wonderstone," with the former taking in $17 million, ahead of the latter's $10 million. Incredible, it was not.
But the real story of the weekend was found on art house screens. Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers" made $270,000 on just three screens, making for an insane per theater average of $90,000. The film goes wide next week, and we will be eagerly anticipating those results.
Head over to MTV News for your full box office report.