Day of the Dead

By Andie Lowenstein

As zombies continue to reign on the big screens, George A. Romero's classic 1985 film "Day of the Dead" is being brought back to life once more. "Texas Chainsaw 3D" producers Lati Grobman and Christina Campbell are teaming with Millennium Films and Taurus Entertainment for a second try after the film was revived back in 2008. Campbell Grobman Films is currently holding meetings with screenwriters about the best method of adapting the 1985 original about military personnel and scientists hiding from the zombies in a bunker.

"Contrary to other recent zombie remakes, our Day of the Dead will honor Romero's original vision by reviving the slow, brooding zombie that terrorized so many of our childhoods," Grobman told Deadline. "The trend of the fast, agile, 'sprinting' zombie creates a lot of great jump-out-of-your-seat moments, but it doesn't compare to the psychological fear and tension that builds when going up against Romero's original undead army."

This isn't the first time filmmakers have taken on Romero's flesh-starved corpses.


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By Rachel Samples

Animation takes audiences beyond the walls of reality into dream worlds of monsters, villains, heroes and other creatures. Most animated films give us something we have never seen before and it is very rare to see something we have seen before- but still be just as shocked.

"Boxtrolls," the latest feature project for Laika Studios and Focus Features, released a trailer showing a child surrounded by different "types" of parents including a man and woman, two men, two women, and two parents with "a grandmother, a grandfather, some weird aunties with funny hats and some weird uncles who like rare, smelly cheese."



Darth Maul

By Ryan Rigley

During last week's Wizard World NYC, Ray Park (best known for his portrayal of Toad in "X-Men" and Snake Eyes in "G.I. Joe") sat down with MTV Geek and had a chat about reprising a certain role of his long forgotten. The role in question? Darth Maul, the sinister Sith Lord of "Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace."

"Just give me food and water, and I'm there," Park jokes on whether or not he'd be willing to come back for J. J. Abrams' "Star Wars VII." The Scottish-born actor goes on to state that he'd like his character to return "with something a little bit spicy," i.e. not one but TWO double-bladed lightsabers. So what are the chances that Darth Maul would be resurrected for the new "Star Wars" trilogy? Click past the jump to find out!

A Dathomiri Nightbrother born on the planet Iridonia, the infant known as Maul was handed over to the nefarious Sith Lord, Darth Sidious, by his own mother at an early age. Sidious would go on to train Maul in the ways of the dark side of the Force, keeping his "secret apprentice" hidden in a training facility on the volcanic planet Mustafar. Maul would eventually become an integral part of the Order of the Sith Lords, acting as a Sith Assassin used only to take care of the jobs that no one else could.

As Palpatine's secret apprentice, Darth Maul was always technically considered a violation of the Rule of Two being that Sidious was, at the time, an apprentice himself to the Sith Lord known as Darth Plagueis. However, Plagueis was always fully aware of Darth Maul's existence and even supported his training. After all, Darth Maul played a very important role during the invasion of Naboo. That is, until he was chopped in half by Obi-Wan Kenobi.

Fairly recently, Darth Maul was actually resurrected on the hit animated series "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" in which he is seen sporting a cybernetic set of legs. After his defeat in "Episode I," Maul is exiled to the trash planet Lotho Minor where he is later discovered by his brother, Savage Opress, and brought back to his homeworld Dathomir to be physically and psychologically rejuvenated.

Clearly, Darth Maul has a score to settle with Obi-Wan for what the Jedi Master took away from him all those years ago. But with Obi-Wan long gone, who better to exact his vengeance upon than Obi-Wan's star pupil, Luke Skywalker? Granted, this is a long shot but if "The Clone Wars" could seamlessly merge the gap between "Episode I" and the "Star Wars" animated series then who's to say that A-list director J. J. Abrams can't do the same for "Star Wars VII"? The world is in dire need of a half-robot Darth Maul with two doubled-bladed lightsabers. Make it happen, Disney!

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By Tara Fowler

For those of you who didn't know, "The Lone Ranger" had a rough ride into theaters. Back in August 2011, the film was placed on hold due to budgetary concerns, prompting stars Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer, as well as director Gore Verbinski and producer Jerry Bruckheimer, to accept a 20 percent salary cut in order to see the movie made. Was it worth it? Only this weekend will tell. In the meantime, here are six facts you may not have known about the making of "The Lone Ranger":



By Amelia Mularz

Ah, the sports flick. "Rocky," "Miracle," "Field of Dreams," "The Blind Side"—nothing inspires us like good ol’ American athletics on the big screen. That's why we were overwrought with enthusiasm this week to see the release of "An Unfortunate End," the silent film version of Mark Sanchez’s now infamous buttfumble play.

The 30-second movie lets us relive the agony and the ecstasy...scratch that...just the agony of that time Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez ran straight into another dude’s butt. It was Thanksgiving night; the Jets were playing the Patriots, and Sanchez fumbled the ball after a head-on collision with Brandon Moore’s rump. The Patriots then returned the loose ball 32 yards for a touchdown.


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Despicable Me 2

The Fourth of July may have split the weekend up for new releases, but if you were outside grilling up hot dogs and burgers and didn't make it to theaters on America's birthday, you have a big choice to make for Saturday and Sunday.

Two big tentpoles, one stand-up film, and an indie charmer are making their way to the big screens this weekend, and we were a little curious about which one will earn your hard-earned bucks.

So what will it be? Will Gru and his minions win over your heart again, or are you setting off on a high plains adventure with the Lone Ranger and Tonto?

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Robert De Niro gave one of his many great career performances in "The Deer Hunter," and in "The Killing Season," a new thriller he stars in with John Travolta, the two-time Academy Award winner finds himself out in the field again and on the other side of the hunt.

In this exclusive clip from "Killing Season," Benjamin Ford, played by De Niro, sets his sights on some big game, while Kovac (Travolta) eggs him on from the other side of the walkie talkie. What Ford doesn't know is that the two men have more in common than a love of hunting. They have a shared history, a dark one.

"Killing Season" stars Robert De Niro and John Travolta. It will available on demand and in theaters on July 12.

What did you think of the clip? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!

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By Andie Lowenstein

Hey foodies! Your favorite inventor is back!

In the first "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs," mad scientist Flint Lockwood's machine, FLDSMDFR, was designed to end world hunger and instead turns water into food. This eventually created a major disaster on the island of Swallow Falls, as the machine is still operating and creating mutant food-beasts in a brand new sequel.

The very first trailer for the sequel was released in February and a featurette on the new foodimals was released just last week. Now, another full-length trailer has debuted, and it's filled with more food than you can even imagine!

Check it out after the jump!



Call us naïve, but we felt like we knew a thing or two about Sam Rockwell, the star of movies like "The Way, Way Back." He likes to pick interesting roles and find ways to dance in whatever movie he happens to be starring in at the moment. But his recent run-in with MTV News' Josh Horowitz in a New York City hotel room has us questioning everything.

On the latest episode of After Hours, Sam and Josh get stuck sharing a hotel room when there aren't any more available. What begins as a nice way to make the best of a bad situation quickly becomes a trip to the dark side, when Rockwell's rubber-clad friend shows up to the party.

You'll have to watch to see how it all turns out for Josh, Sam Rockwell, and his gimp on the new episode of After Hours.

"The Way, Way Back" opens in theaters on July 5.


Despicable Me

By Rachel Samples

It's not often that you find yourself wanting to see a broad-shouldered, beak-nosed villain back on the big screen. This "bad" guy is of course, the easy-to-love Gru, voiced by Steve Carell. Gru and his minions took over the world box office in 2010 and are now back for more good versus evil in this highly anticipated sequel.

Recruited to be a spy for the Anti-Villain league by Lucy Wilde (voice by Kristen Wiig), Gru faces new love, an evil mastermind, and fatherhood for Agnes, Edith and Margo. If the idea of Gru wooing a woman doesn't appeal to you, here's ten other reasons why we can't wait for "Despicable Me 2" on July 3rd.



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