Any time you've got an alien life form that mimics and then kills some poor unsuspecting victims and their dogs in Antarctica, you know you're in for a treat. "The Thing," a prequel and quasi-remake of John Carpenter's 1982 horror classic, hits theaters today starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead ("Scott Pilgrim vs. The World") and Joel Edgerton ("Warrior"). The new movie sticks closely to the formula from the original, while exploring what happened to the Norwegian team featured in the beginning of the Kurt Russell film.

MTV News' Vanessa WhiteWolf thinks you should definitely see "The Thing," and here are five reasons to check it out in theaters this weekend.

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FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: It's pretty incredible that even in the most remote, exotic places of the world - you can still find "Twilight" fever. Case in point — I'm in Bora Bora for the "Couples Retreat" junket. It took 21 hours to get here from NYC, a transit time that included three different flights. If you look up Bora Bora on a map, you see it's literally in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. All of this meaning ... it's a gorgeously isolated island. Well, during some free time, Movies Editor Josh Horowitz and I decided to do some exploring on the mainland. So Josh, his lovely wife Jenny, and I hopped on a small boat to be whisked away to the tiny town of Vaitape. We were dropped off in the main marketplace, which was actually only a little strip of about four different shops.

The first image we're greeted with? Robert Pattinson. More specifically, Robert Pattinson's beautiful, pensive face from a "Twilight" poster plastered in a store window. (There were some French phrases that I wasn't able to translate if any of you care to assist.) Anyway, in store number two, we browsed the aisles of flowered pareos and Tahitian vanilla. Suddenly, we came upon upon Robert Pattinson's dreamy visage. Actually, a ton of Robert Pattinson's as you can see in the picture after the jump.

Continue reading Caught: Robert Pattinson's Face And 'Twilight' Posters All Over Bora Bora

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Exciting news, Twilighters! USA Today just published the first official photo of the Quileute werewolf pack from "New Moon." The four actors featured in the photo are Chaske Spencer (Sam), Alex Meraz (Paul), Kiowa Gordon (Embry) and Bronson Pelletier (Jared) — all have some Native American heritage. Though we got a glimpse of a few of Jacob's friends in the first movie, the characters will have a much bigger role in the sequel, as Bella gets very close to Jacob after Edward's departure.

Twilighters everywhere were really excited about the casting of the Quileutes a few months ago — obviously, the studio went for authenticity with this group of little-known actors who all have some Native American heritage. Tons of fan sites did some digging right away and found some pictures of Chaske, Alex, Kiowa and Bronson. But the boys look a lot different in this new official picture than they did back then. They've clearly been cleaned up a bit — and it's obvious they've been working out to live up to their buff descriptions in the books.

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'Audrina PatridgeSummit Entertainment just released the new trailer for their upcoming horror flick "Sorority Row," and I gotta say — I think it looks kind of awesome. Is that just me?

The movie stars Briana Evigan ("Step Up 2: The Streets"), Leah Pipes, Rumer Willis and our very own "Hills" star Audrina Patridge. (Also in the film? Carrie Fisher, which is incredible.) In the film, a remake of "The House on Sorority Row," a group of sorority sisters accidentally cause the death of one of their own in a prank gone really, really badly. And if you watch the trailer, you see that — spoiler alert! — Audrina is unfortunately the one that gruesomely bites the dust. (Watch the trailer after the jump.) Read More...

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Wil Wheaton and Vanessa White WolfJust a few days before the taping of "Spoilers" (airing this Saturday at 8pm EST) we decided that we wanted a "Star Trek" expert to weigh in on a few shots we'd be showing in our exclusive featurette. I emailed our senior online producer, Brian, a huge "Trek" fan, to see if he could think of any LA-based experts to invite on the show. He immediately suggested "Stand By Me" and "Star Trek: The Next Generation" star Wil Wheaton, easily one of the biggest, most high-profile “Trek” fans around (famously the only “TNG” castmember who was a fan of the franchise going into it).

Brian made some calls and a few hours later, emailed me with the excellent news that Wil was totally into the idea and would love to attend the taping. As a Trekker and an avowed comics fan who believes “Watchmen” changed his life, he was the perfect addition to the “Spoilers” family. Read More...

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Demi Moore in 'Striptease'With Jessica Biel soon to hit the big screen as a stripper in "Powder Blue," and Kristen Stewart doing the same in "Welcome to the Rileys," it seems Hollywood is just filled to the brim with actresses taking their clothes off to show a more vulnerable side. But as any film fan knows, this isn’t a new trend. Hence, this top 10 list: The Best Strippers On Film.

10. Erika Eleniak in "Under Seige"
Playing an ex-playmate brought aboard a battleship to pop out of its captain’s birthday cake, only to find when she does the ship overtaken by mercenaries threatening nuclear war, Eleniak narrowly beats out deserving bids by Natalie Portman (Closer) and Natalie Wood (Gypsy). As much courage as both ladies plainly exhibited in delivering their respective performances, that still wasn’t half as much as Eleniak displayed in locking lips with co-star Steven Seagal.

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Last week we sent intrepid producer Vanessa White Wolf to Iceland for a slew of reports on the land that helped set the scene for the upcoming "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D." Yes, we're jealous too.

Thursday started kind of slowly and ended up being completely incredible. We woke up early – again – and after breakfast, headed out for the Hraunfossar waterfalls and some nearby caves. We then drove on literally the bumpiest road ever, a Kaldidalur mountain road between two huge glaciers.

At one point, we heard a loud pop and could have sworn a tire just blew, but the bus kept rolling for another hour. When we pulled up to the Hotel Valhalla for lunch, the bus driver discovered that we were right – he had blown a tire. I have no idea what would have happened to us in the middle of nowhere, in between glaciers, if our bus would have broken down. It’s been an incredibly lucky week. Read More...

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We've sent intrepid producer Vanessa White Wolf to Iceland this week for a slew of reports on the land that helped set the scene for the upcoming "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D." Yes, we're jealous too.

Today was so incredible – and barely any of it was spent in Reykjavik. We left the hotel early (not until I had another helping of Skyr, obvs) and headed west for the Snaefellsness area. Our first stop was the Snorrastadir horsefarm where half the group rode Icelandic horses around the area. One of the noteworthy traits of the Icelandic horse is their ability to move each of their legs independently of each other – I didn’t see this so I’m still not sure exactly what that means. I tapped into my Native American heritage and rode a horse, but was alarmed to see the photos afterwards. Like, my helmet didn’t really fit and I was easily twice the size of my horse. I actually looked like a crazy person.

After our ride we headed inside for snacks of smoked lamb and dried fish, while we learned about Iceland’s volcanic landscape from geologist Oddur Sigurdsson. We headed out to our lunch destination, theHotel Hellnar, which features an Italian chef who was living in Scotland. After filling up, we were ready to tackle the truly breathtaking Snaefellsnes glacier. Everyone suited up in overalls and boots – and while most of the group jumped into a snowcrawler to make the trek up to the top, I was one of the few who braved it on a snowmobile. After a 20-minute ride up, at times at a 45-degree angle, we were at the very top and could look out over the land and ocean. It was unbelievable. Read More...

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We've sent intrepid producer Vanessa White Wolf to Iceland this week for a slew of reports on the land that helped set the scene for the upcoming "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D." Yes, we're jealous too.

It’s 12:30 a.m. and outside it’s barely sunset. Summers in Iceland mean almost nonstop sunshine -- which I had read about but am still totally surprised by. I'm back at the Hilton Nordica after a completely exhausting but incredible day. I can’t believe I landed in Iceland just 17 hours ago!

Those of us on the “Journey” tour quickly made friends and sped through customs and baggage together. We then met our tour guide -- and now my personal hero -- Thor. (I mean, of course he’s named Thor.) Born in Iceland, spent a decade in Denmark and then several years in Red Bank, NJ. He played keyboards in a rock band, people. He’s amazing.

Today happens to be Iceland’s Independence Day, so the streets were virtually empty -- luckily for us that meant it took no time at all to arrive at the hotel, where we checked in and gorged on the breakfast buffet. I’m now currently obsessed with this weird Icelandic yogurty thing called Skyr. After crashing for a few hours, we regrouped and headed to Iceland’s National Centre for Cultural Heritage for a quick study of ancient Icelandic manuscripts and medieval sagas -- interesting stuff, but really important to know since Icelandic history plays a huge part in “Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D.” Read More...

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3,000 kronur and a pizzaWe've sent intrepid producer Vanessa White Wolf to Iceland this week for a slew of reports on the land that helped set the scene for the upcoming "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D." Yes, we're jealous too.

I never in my life thought I'd ever get the chance to travel to Iceland. I always thought I'd see Paris, Rome, London -- all before Iceland. But here I am -- sitting on the questionable floor at Gate 2, in JFK's Terminal 7, waiting to board the 8:35 p.m. Icelandair flight to Reykjavik.

My weeklong journey is all thanks to the upcoming film "Journey to the Center of the Earth 3-D." WB decided to take a group of journalists on a tour of western Iceland -- seeing places where "Journey" was filmed and learning more about the movie's backstory. I couldn't be any more excited, and I'll be bringing you updates all week. Like just now -- I changed $45 into 3,000 Iceland krónur and used my remaining $15 to buy a Wolfgang Puck pizza and a bottled water. See? The journey's just begun.

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