Winter is coming, you win or you die, yadda yadda yadda. Enough with the slogans, let's get to the episodes already! "Game of Thrones" fans are rightfully foaming at the mouth for their impending return trip to Westeros on April 1, and while we're still a few weeks away from the hotly anticipated season premiere, here's something to make the wait a little less painful: official descriptions for the first five episodes, courtesy of HBO!
Keep reading for the five episode synopses, but be warned, spoilers lurk ahead!
Season 2, Episode 1: "The North Remembers" (April 1)
"As Robb Stark and his northern army continue the war against the Lannisters, Tyrion arrives in King's Landing to counsel Joffrey and temper the young king's excesses. On the island of Dragonstone, Stannis Baratheon plots an invasion to claim his late brother's throne, allying himself with the fiery Melisandre, a strange priestess of a stranger god. Across the sea, Daenerys, her three young dragons and khalasar trek through the Red Waste in search of allies, or water. In the North, Bran presides over a threadbare Winterfell, while beyond the Wall, Jon Snow and the Night's Watch must shelter with a devious wildling."
"The Hunger Games" draws ever nearer with each passing day, and from the look of things, the odds of this film kicking all kinds of tail are ever in our favor. Case in point: this exclusive clip featuring Peeta in the hot seat opposite flamboyant Capitol mouthpiece Caesar Flickerman. Watch as the young baker fields questions about his survival odds, his charm and good looks, and his affections for a certain somebody that just might be at his side during this deadly do-or-die game.
Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson star in "The Hunger Games," hitting theaters on March 23, 2012.
Pro-tip: if your family owns a summer house that hasn't been used since your early childhood, probably best to hire someone else to renovate and sell it. If you return to this home, chances are extremely high that you'll be the victim of an uninterrupted horror sequence that works out well for approximately no one.
Welcome to "Silent House," the Elizabeth Olsen starring thriller hitting theaters today (March 9). Olsen takes the lead as Sarah, a young woman working with her father (Adam Trese) and uncle (Eric Sheffer Stevens) to patch up their old vacation house before putting it on the market. But one fateful evening in the all-but-abandoned home leads Sarah to realize that the house isn't so silent after all, and that some terrors are truly inescapable.
Keep on reading for five reasons to check out the fright-fest this weekend.
Forget Texas, Tim Riggins — Barsoom forever!
Yes, I know that's not Riggs hopping around all over "John Carter." But watching the sci-fi movie at a screening earlier this week, I couldn't help but imagine how amazing it would be if Taylor Kitsch wasn't playing a space-bound Civil War veteran, but his fan-favorite "Friday Night Lights" character instead. As with most other "FNL" fans, I'm missing the days of Dillon football so badly, that I'd pay money to see any and all of these Texans embark on their own interstellar adventures, Riggins especially. Mars needs moms? Eff that. Mars needs #33!
Anyway, this notion of "'Friday Night Lights' in space" stirred something very, very weird in the minds of Hollywood Crush editor Amy Wilkinson, Movies Blog assistant editor Kevin P. Sullivan and myself: what if the "FNL" cast left Dillon forever and headed out to the endless lights of space? Our answers lie beyond the break.
Double the "Lone Ranger," double the fun! Hot on the heels of our interview with Armie Hammer comes a first look at the lead actor and co-star Johnny Depp as The Lone Ranger and Tonto respectively. Check out the full photo after the break!
Some things are not meant to be. For Liam Hemsworth, that list includes being Bruce Willis' son — in a film, at least.
The "Hunger Games" star was reportedly one of two final contenders for the role of John McClane's rebellious son in "A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the historic action movie franchise. In the end, he lost the part to Jai Courtney, a relatively unknown name whose biggest credits include "Spartacus: Blood and Sand" and Tom Cruise's upcoming "One Shot." Hemsworth isn't sweating it, though — nor should he, considering he has a surefire hit coming up with "Hunger Games," not to mention a separate appearance opposite Willis in this summer's "Expendables" sequel.
"It didn't end up happening," Hemsworth shrugged it off when speaking with MTV News about the missed opportunity. "Like a lot of things in this town, sometimes you're right for things, and sometimes someone else is better for the part."
I'm going to keep this quick, because the less said, the better. Here's a high-res still from "Prometheus," Ridley Scott's grand return to science fiction that absolutely, without a doubt has a strong connection to the "Alien" franchise.
Following Peter Weyland's TED Talk last week, an official website for Weyland Corp. was launched, and this still was one of the prizes inside. Frankly, I'm not entirely sure what we're looking at here—Space Jockey-related? A look inside the Prometheus itself?—and really, I don't want to know. For me, the less I know about "Prometheus," the better. So I leave it to you, dear readers, to speculate as much or as little as you want. But if nothing else, please, just admire the glorious photo. It's positively stunning. Thanks to io9 for pointing it out.
"Prometheus" takes off on June 8, 2012.
When it comes to "Game of Thrones" on Blu-ray, you lose or you buy: there is no middle ground.
Fans of Ice and Fire can get their hands on the HBO fantasy series' first season today (March 6), with a whole world of extra features and episode enhancements coming along for the fight. From audio commentaries with actors and writers to in-depth looks at the show's production, the "Game of Thrones" Blu-ray is an absolute can't miss for the Westeros faithful. Keep reading for five reasons to claim "Thrones" on Blu-ray today.
» First and foremost, let's get the coolest feature out of the way: The Complete Guide to Westeros. There are several resources both in print and online (such as Westeros.org and Tower of the Hand) that are more than equipped to give you loads and loads of background detail on all things "Thrones." Another amazing resources has arrived in the Complete Guide to Westeros, a visual encyclopedia that invites you to hear the tales of the Seven Kingdoms and their greatest houses. Learn about the history and lore of the First Men and the Andals, the destruction of ancient Valyria, and the entirety of Robert's Rebellion; all events that occur prior to "Thrones," but all events crucial to the story currently being told. It's fascinating stuff, less a history lesson and more like fantastic legends, not unlike the ancient tales Old Nan often reads to Bran.
Last week, we brought you the "That's My Boy" red-band trailer, showcasing Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg's raunchy new comedy about a father reconnecting with his long lost son on the week of his son's wedding -- with Sandler playing Samberg's dad, despite the less than 15 year age difference between the two actors.
Today, the madness continues. Sandler and Samberg's first big screen collaboration gets a second trailer this week right here at MTV Movies, this time of the more family-friendly green band variety. Check it out, then click past the break to see an exclusive new "That's My Boy" poster!
"Immortals" trades in gods and titans, but one of these divine beings that didn't get quite as much screen time as we would've liked was Kellan Lutz as Poseidon. The ruler of the seas has one particularly memorable ocean-dwelling moment, but the movie spends much more time fleshing out the likes of Theseus, Zeus and others.
But those of you craving more Lutz are in luck. Today, we've got an exclusive look at an "Immortals" deleted scene that you can catch on the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release, out next Tuesday (March 6). In the scene, Poseidon has just returned to Olympus after intervening in the matters of mortals—an act strictly forbidden by Zeus. Let's just say that Poseidon and Zeus have different opinions on who rules what in their crazy god-filled world.
"Immortals" hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 6, 2012.