Director Edgar Wright turns 38 today! The man who brought you "Scott Pilgrim vs. the World," "Hot Fuzz," and "Shaun of the Dead" will always be celebrated by countless fans, but today the stars who admire him and have worked with him are celebrating even more than usual!
Simon Pegg worked with Wright on "Hot Fuzz" and "Shaun of the Dead," where Pegg played title character Shaun—a complete slacker who finds himself called to action after a zombie epidemic. Comedian Doug Benson also announced the special day, writing on Twitter, "It's @edgarwright's birthday today! But I don't do b-day shout outs, so... here we are. #WhatElseIsInTheNews" Click the cut to see more birthday wishes for Wright from Jon Favreau, Chris Mintz-Plasse, and Eli Roth.
Also in April 18, 2012's Twitter-Wood Paris Hilton gives her thoughts on "The Cabin in the Woods" and Clark Gregg threatens fans who spoil "Avengers" with a Hulk beating.
It's no surprise that Apple fans are hesitant to believe Ashton Kutcher can pull off the role of the company's co-founder Steve Jobs. His boyish good looks and goofy personality lean more toward projects like his past roles in "That 70's Show" and "Dude, Where's My Car?"
But the Jobs biopic producer, Mark Hulme, told The Hollywood Reporter that Kutcher has the "psychological complexity" needed for the role, and it instantly struck a chord in my memory re: Kutcher's psychological thriller, "The Butterfly Effect." So, grab some Kleenex and a big glass of orange juice as we continually travel in time with Kutcher in today's Sick Day Stash.
Whenever Pixar and Disney collaborate on a film, you can count us on board. That's why we're excited to bring you this exclusive photo from their upcoming 3-D animated fantasy, "Brave," as Summer Movie Preview continues at MTV Movies.
The adventure follows Princess Merida, a skilled archer who breaks an age-old Scottish custom to pursue her own path in life. This is one princess not sitting around waiting for Prince Charming! When Merida seeks out the Wise Woman, she's granted one wish that puts her bravery to the test.
View the full image after the cut to see what we mean.
Coachella audiences were shocked this past weekend when Tupac Shakur appeared on stage to perform with Snoop Dogg and Dr. Dre. Thanks to some incredible Oscar-worthy special effects people, the rapper—who was tragically murdered back in 1996—was resurrected via hologram for this special performance. And it's got the world buzzing.
Brett Spiner, Data from popular sci-fi TV show "Star Trek," is no stranger to holograms, as they were a huge part of the show. The actor now hosts a sketch comedy web-series called "Fresh Hell" and mentioned Tupac's hologram making an appearance. You know what would be better? If Data met Tupac.
The android would no doubt be shocked by Tupac's use of language, but impressed by the technology used to create him. We imagine he'd want to study the advanced hologram, and possibly even talk about what it was like to go from a human with emotions to a mere projection of a person. Maybe Spiner should tweet @HologramTupac to get something in the works. We'd sure watch it!
Also in April 17, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Seth Meyers jokes about no Pulitzer Prize for fiction, Omar Epps tweets "House M.D." goodbye and Julie Benz hashtags what we all feel like doing on a bad day.
Our Summer Movie Preview Week continues with an exclusive look at "Moonrise Kingdom" character Cousin Ben!
The Wes Anderson film follows two twelve year olds who fall in love in the summer of 1965. They flee from their home island off the coast of New England and travel into the wilderness. As the Sheriff leads a search party to hunt them down, a storm approaches and their once peaceful home is shaken beyond anyone's control—which might be the town's saving grace. The all-star cast includes Bruce Willis, Edward Norton, Bill Murray and Tilda Swinton and Jason Schwartzman, who plays Cousin Ben.
You read that title correctly. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried, and luckily we don't have to. For those of you who don't watch the AMC show, let us sum up this "Mad Men" recap for you.
Kenny Cosgrove, a science fiction novelist under the pen name of Ben Hargrove, hides his passion from his everyday advertising world until his wife reveals his secret. During a dinner party, she again spills too much when she tells everyone the plot of one of Cosgrove's stories, "The Punishment of X4." In short, a robot collapses a bridge between two planets that humans use to travel daily. It's as amazing as it sounds.
"Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof began tweeting hilarious lines from the fictional novel. "The solution seemed obvious... create a commuter colony that would work on Nephytus, but live on Aton," he wrote. Do you think if we create a Twitition he'll write the whole book?
Also in April 16, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Arnold Schwarzenegger meets 50 Cent on set of their film "The Tomb," Nathan Fillion and Eliza Dushku tweet "Game of Thrones," Jonah Hill loves "Girls" and Rainn Wilson thinks "the greatest generation" wastes water.
Here's a little history lesson for you. This quote that legendary actor Steve Martin tweeted is actually, "Able was I ere I saw Elba." It's a palindrome, which means if you were to read the sentence from right to left instead of left to right, it would say the same thing. The palindrome was created as something Napoleon Bonaparte might've said when he was exiled to the Island of Elsa.
So, maybe Martin was exiled to an island off of L.A. called Bubba? Or perhaps it was an auto correct? Those things happen, you know. Your guess is as good as ours.
The rest of today's tweets bring you an array of topics from the stars about parenting, food, and Nickleback. Oh, and if you haven't already heard, it's Friday the 13th. Maybe Martin's Bubba is a ghost that's haunting him? Hey, it's possible. Don't doubt Friday the 13th and learn the hard way about its power like Damon Lindelof did in April 13, 2012's Twitter-Wood. See what we mean after the jump. TGIF!
We here are MTV Movies Blog are big fans of trending Twitter topics, especially when they involve our favorite thing—movies! That's why we were super excited about today's #ReplaceMovieNamesWithJam.
The hash tag became a worldwide trend after the twitter account Think Jam tweeted: "Let's have some Friday fun. #ReplaceMovieNamesWithJam Go!" From Spider Jam, to The Woman In Jam to 10 Things I Hate About Jam, we definitely had fun putting together this rounded up of the best tweets from the worldwide trend. Take a look after the jump for more from Justin Timberlake. And who knows, maybe you'll even see your own tweet! Tweet us and let us know which ones are your favorite.
We were thrilled by the thought of Jason Statham joining Vin Diesel, Paul Walker, Dwayne Johnson and the rest of "The Fast and the Furious" gang for not one, but two new films for the franchise. Stathman is no stranger to action and explosions having been in "The Expendables," "Killer Elite," and three "Transporter" movies. To see him show off his driving skills would be the sugar, spice and everything nice badass dreams are made of.
We were abruptly woken from our dream, however, when reality knocked on our door to the deliver the unfortunate news that the franchise will have to continue on without him. Twitch Film reported that the actor has turned down the offer.
With all the hype surrounding "Marvel's The Avengers" we already know the film won't disappoint. No matter how high our expectations, they're bound to be met with even higher performances from the cast and incredible directing from Joss Whedon. From the exclusive clips to the movie stills, we're as eager to see film as "Twilight" fans are to get their hands on Edward Cullen. Yes. It's that bad.
To add to our impatience, the red carpet premiere for the film took place in L.A. yesterday and the tweets from those who saw the film are rolling in. Our envy is making us look as green as the Hulk. From the stars invited to the premiere, like Seth Green, to the "Avengers" actors themselves, everyone is buzzing about Earth's mightiest heroes in April 12, 2012's Twitter-Wood.