Percy Jackson

Any movie that's going to have Greek gods and half-breeds in it is going to need some impressive special effects work to back up the creatures. That applied for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the second movie in the fantasy franchise.

With the Logan Lerman movie about to hit Blu-ray and DVD this week, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what went into bringing the character Tyson to life.

As anyone who has seen the movie knows, Tyson is a cyclops, and putting one eye on an actor is harder than you might expect.

Check out our exclusive look at a behind-the-scenes featurette from the "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" Blu-ray after the jump!


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One way that low-budget thrillers have dealt with the constraints of having less money than their competitors is to keep the action contained to a single room. There was "Phone Booth," then "Buried," and even "ATM." But "Freezer" might take the cake.

"Freezer," as you might imagine, is about a man who is trapped in a bathroom. Okay, we're lying. He's obviously trapped inside a freezer.

But that's just the start of this absurd trailer, which stars Dylan McDermott. Please watch the above preview on the promise that you will watch nothing better today*.

If you'd like to watch 88 more minutes of Dylan McDermott trapped inside a cooling unit, "Freezer" hits VOD, Blu-Ray and DVD on January 21st.

*Not a guarantee.


Right now is a great time for female protagonists in big blockbusters. "Frozen" and "Catching Fire" have jockeyed for the top spot at the box office for two weeks in a row, and Evangeline Lilly is playing a badass dwarf created specifically for "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug."

When MTV News sat down with Lilly to discuss Tauriel and the other famous female archer in movies right now, Lilly wasn't afraid to throw down some truth on the topic.

Who will win between Tauriel and Katniss? It's not as clear of a victory as you might think. Check out the video above to find out.


With his three books looking behind the scenes of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, Lucasfilm editor Will McCrabb has become the master of rare of pictures and details from the classic films.

The latest picture from the set comes to us from McCrabb's Twitter feed (via Badass Digest). The photo above is a look at the wampa from "Empire Strikes Back" as it would have appeared had Lucas decided to keep the creature in.

The shots with a full-body look at the creature were ultimately redone for the Special Editions, but it didn't appear as big as the wampa we see here.


Movie prop auctions are not a rare thing, but it is not often that an item as iconic as the blaster of the galaxy's best smuggler comes on the auction block.

Starting on December 21, you'll be able to bit on Han Solo's DL-44 blaster over at The lighter version of the famous weapon will not come cheap, unfortunately. With a starting bid of $200,000, you might have to sell off all of your possessions in order to shoot first with the real deal.

The prop was used in "The Empire Strikes Back" and "Return of the Jedi," notably in the Cloud City sequence when Darth Vader pulls the gun from Solo's hand.

Every year, it seems like the start time for Black Friday gets earlier and the lines gets crazier. Thankfully, the folks over at Mezco are giving MTV Movies Blog readers a special chance to get two of their most sough-after items early.


Walter White dons his gray exterminator suit from the "Hazard Pay" episode for this "Breaking Bad" figure, which will be available through this link. There will only be 500 made available for this special sale.

Click past the jump to check out the new doll from "Sadako," the source material for "The Ring," available in the US for the first time.



The new trailer for "Muppets Most Wanted," the latest film from the felt troupe of performs gives us a better idea of what to expect when it hits theaters next year, in terms of story, cameos, and songs.

"Muppets Most Wanted" is bringing back most of the elements that made 2011's "The Muppets" the group's first hit in years. Bret McKenzie is back with new songs after winning an Oscar for "Man or Muppet" and so is director James Bobin and co-writer Nick Stoller.

This time around, the story is in the style of a classic Muppets caper. The world's most notorious jewel thief bares a striking resemblance to Kermit the Frog, and he devises a plan to switch places with the lovable ringleader. Once the trade takes place, the rest of the gang has to figure out the plot before Kermit spends too much time in prison.

"Muppets Most Wanted" opens in theaters on March 21, 2014.

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"2 Guns," the thriller that brought together two modern kings of the genre, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, is now on Blu-ray and DVD.

To celebrate the release, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive look at a deleted scene from the film. You can watch the clip above, and see what director Baltasar Kormákur had to say about the sequence and why it didn't make the final cut.

Check it out after the jump!


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You can only talk about making a new "Star Wars" movie for so long without showing something. People can get kind of unruly otherwise.

J.J. Abrams may have finally learned that lesson with this tweet from the @bad_robot. Here we can see the director of "Episode VII" with R2D2, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.


All we have to say about this is "Freaking. Finally." It's taken long enough to get something out of this team, and while it's definitely not earth-shattering news that R2D2 will probably be in "Episode VII," it's nice to see some give back on their end.

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It's very rare that a movie like "Weekend of a Champion" finally surfaces, but when it does, you just kind of have to stand back and marvel. The 1972 racing documentary from director Frank Simon, working closely with Roman Polanski, follows British Formula 1 sensation Jackie Stewart around Monaco as the preps for and eventually wins the 1971 Grand Prix.

The film had never been seen in the U.S. and only screened a handful of times in Europe upon its initial release, but now movie and racing fans everywhere have an opportunity to see "Weekend of a Champion" with a brand new interview with Polanski and Stewart as they look back on the film, partially thanks to the efforts of director and producer Brett Ratner, who is a personal friend of Polanski's.

We sat down Ratner to talk about his role in bringing the film to Netflix and what it meant to share "Weekend of a Champion" after all these years.


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