Jump Street

Schmidt and Jenko just had their first day of higher education. The undercover duo is heading to college in the sequel to last years' hit comedy, cleverly titled "22 Jump Street," and production just started over the weekend, with a June 2014 release date on the books.

We spoke with the directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller, and they were able to escape the minor move up jump street. "[The undercover program] moves across the street," Lord said. "They got more money for the Jump Street program, and they could have an even cooler office with flat screens. It's a different abandoned church, across the street from the first abandoned church, but way nicer."

Click past the jump to check out photos from the set of "22 Jump Street."


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Happy New "Hobbit" Trailer Day!

Frankly, these days don't happen enough, but when they do they're always great at rousing our interest in the "Lord of the Rings" prequel trilogy from Peter Jackson and company. The latest trailer even gives us what the hordes on Tumblr have been dying for: a quick listen to Benedict Cumberbatch voicing Smaug the dragon!

The lengthy trailer is our best look yet at the second installment, which is only two months and two weeks away. (Yes, we're counting. What's it to you?) How are you feeling about "The Desolation of Smaug"? If you're old enough to remember 2002, how does this compare to your anticipation for "The Two Towers"?

Take a look at the new trailer, along with four more new banners, after the jump! And let us know your thoughts in the comments below and on Twitter.


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It was the joke that everyone was making once J.J. Abrams signed onto "Star Wars: Episode VII." "There are going to be so many lens flares on the Millennium Falcon." It was all very clever on everyone's part,* but there are two things you should know about J.J. Abrams.

1) The man obviously loves lens flares.
2) He's pretty self-aware.

In a recent interview with Crave Online (via io9), Abrams revealed that he also noticed the over-use of the aesthetic in "Star Trek Into Darkness."

Read what he had to say after the jump!


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The concept of a "Fargo" TV show is still one that has a left with mixed emotions. They tried it once before as a pilot starring Edie Falco as Marge Gunderson, the role originally played by Frances McDormand in the Coen Brothers movie. That version was filmed, but it never went anywhere.

Still unable to shake the notion that a cop show colored with the cherry accents of Minnesota, TV execs are making another go, but this time they're bringing some serious talent into the fold and telling a more original story. Plus, the Coen Brothers will actually be on-board to executive producer.

The star of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and the BBC's "Sherlock," Martin Freeman, just signed as the lead actor for the project, which is likely to air on FX next spring.


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It's been almost four months since the first trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" appeared before our eyes, and since then the summer movie season distracted us from the fact that the second installment of Peter Jackson's prequel trilogy was quickly approaching.

And here we are, nearly two months away from "The Desolation of Smaug," and it's time to get excited for a return trip to Middle-earth. The middle portion of J.R.R. Tolkien contains some of the book's most iconic imagery, including the spiders of Mirkwood Forest and Smaug's cave of gold. There's also Gandalf's side story, which can play out at any speed Jackson and his writers desire.

We'll get another look at the second installment tomorrow, when the second trailer debuts at 9 a.m. ET. MTV News will have the trailer as soon as it goes live, so stick right here. Until then, enjoy the new banner, which teases trouble in the woods for Bilbo and the gang.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens on December 13.

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The first photo of Mark Wahlberg with the young cast from "Transformers: Age of Extinction" went online over the weekend, giving us a look at the new group of attractive people that will run away from Autobots, Decepticons, and Dinobots when they all return next summer.

It's a cool photo. Nicola Peltz and Jack Reynor are in the background looking pretty and distracted, while Wahlberg stares off into the distance. At what? We don't know exactly.

So since this is the most revealing piece of official promotional from the highly anticipated sequel, we decided that it's worth diving into what Wahlberg could possibly be look at off on the desert horizon.


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Disney and director Rob Marshall have become production on the next big Broadway music adaptation, Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's "Into the Woods," which tells a twisted version of classic Grimm fairy tales like Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and more.

The film is absolutely stacked with talent and includes Johnny Depp as the big bad wolf, Anna Kendricks as the princess, and "Star Trek's" Chris Pine as the prince.

But perhaps most importantly, Meryl Streep is starring as the Witch, and Entertainment Weekly just debuted the first look at her in full costume. It's a pretty typical look for a witch, but it is acting legend Meryl Streep under the all of that hair and prosthetics.

Click past the jump to read the official synopsis for "Into the Woods."


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Jurassic World

A "Jurassic Park" movie is never really about the people running from the dinosaurs as it is about those resurrected prehistoric beasties, but for "Jurassic World," the upcoming continuation of the series from director Colin Trevorrow, the first potential cast member has us caring a little more than usual.

According to TheWrap, perpetually underrated actress Bryce Dallas Howard is in early talks to star in "Jurassic World."

Though the trade site doesn't specify which role Howard is in talks to take, this is the first solid information we've received about the cast to the highly anticipated sequel.


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Paranormal Activity

The month of October is almost upon us, and you know what that means. Another low-budget thrill ride from the "Paranormal Activity" series must be around the corner. For the past four years, we've barely survived found footage encounters with a demon named Toby, but this October will be more trick than treat.

That's because "Paranormal Activity 5" won't be hitting theaters until next October. So what the hell is going on?


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Disney has started to find its footing again in the animation world, even without the help of Pixar. Both "Tangled" and "Wreck-It Ralph" captured some of the magic of the old-school Disney cartoons that you remember growing up with.

"Tangled," in particular, put Disney back in the business of princess musicals, their old bread and butter, and their new film, "Frozen," looks to continue that trend with another single-adjective-as-a-title movie.

The new trailer for "Frozen" just debuted over at Yahoo! Movies and fleshes out the story of Anna and the frosty kingdom of Arendelle.

Click past the jump to read the official synopsis.



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