"Wreck-It Ralph," if nothing else, is all about smashing through stereotypes. John C. Reilly provides the voice of the titular Ralph, a video game villain who is sick of his bad guy label and sets out to show a different side of himself by invading other realms of the gaming universe.
One such realm is Sugar Rush, a racing game populated by, among others, Vanellope von Schweetz, a nine year-old girl voiced by comedian Sarah Silverman. "All she wants to do is race," Silverman told MTV News about her character, "but they won't let her, because she's a glitch."
When the clock ticks down on "3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom" this fall, actor Ron Perlman will show off his more feminine side — quite literally, in fact.
Perlman appears opposite fellow "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam in director Jordan Roberts' comedy as Phyllis, an ex-con computer hacker who went by the name Phil before undergoing a sex change. And it's not just surface details that changed when Phil became Phyllis, either — to hear Perlman tell it, it's the whole shebang.
"Phil is now really, truly Phyllis," Perlman told MTV News in an interview for our Fall Movie Preview week. "She's true transgender, had the operation, all of the plumbing has been rearranged. You do the math."
When next you find Ron Howard, he'll be at the helm of an all-new project with five first-time filmmakers in tow — first-timers, yes, but names that you're surely familiar with.
Howard and Canon U.S.A. have announced their partnership for Project Imaginat10n, a creative endeavor where consumer photographs will inspire the creation of short films. A similar project in 2011 — Project Imagin8ion — yielded the award-winning short film "when you find me," directed by Howard's daughter Bryce Dallas Howard. This time, however, five different directors have been tapped to make their own shorts based on user-submitted photographs: actors Eva Longoria and Jamie Foxx, Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, designer and Marchesa co-founder Georgina Chapman, and LCD Soundsystem's James Murphy.
"[Project Imaginat10n] is just a scaling up of the experiment in a really dynamic way. The five directors are in and of themselves so accomplished and the aesthetics they represent are so diverse," Howard told MTV News about the project. "I'm really fascinated to see what they come up with."
There's a lot we know about J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek" sequel, and a lot we don't. Firmly in that latter category is the identity of the film's villain. Many people think it's Khan, others predict an entirely new character, and still others believe… well, a whole lot of things.
But perhaps the mystery is finally over. Perhaps we finally know who Benedict Cumberbatch is playing in the upcoming "Trek" flick — and it's all thanks to Karl Urban's loose lips.
Possible spoilers beyond the break!
There's no shame in playing "Assassin's Creed," but there is "Shame" in the upcoming "Assassin's Creed" movie. "Shame" star Michael Fassbender, to be precise, as the should-have-been Oscar-nominated actor is set to star in and co-produce an adaptation of the Ubisoft video game.
"Michael Fassbender was our first choice [for the project]," Ubisoft Motion Pictures president Jean-Julien Baronnet said of the casting in a statement. "Michael is an extremely smart, talented, versatile and committed actor."
Find out more over at MTV News!
Comic-Con 2012 is rapidly approaching, and you know what that means: wish lists! Everyone on the MTV Movies team is pumped for a whole host of panels and events this year, but if I'm being honest, it's not the big screen that has me most excited. I'm keeping my eye firmly on the television panels, where "Fringe" will have its last-ever Comic-Con presence; "Game of Thrones" will tease us for season three in all of its gut-wrenching glory; and, if we're all good little boys and girls, we'll get a taste of the sweet blue stuff that is "Breaking Bad." (If that panel shows even an iota of the season five premiere's cold open, I guarantee that people will go up in smoke quicker than Tuco Salamanca's drug den.)
But that's just what I'm looking forward to at Comic-Con this year. Keep reading to find out what all of our friends in the blogosphere can't wait for!
Webs out, Spider-fans! Sony's long-planned "Amazing" reboot hits theaters today, giving you the chance to finally weigh in once and for all: can Marc Webb's take on "Spider-Man" match or surpass the Sam Raimi era? Critics are divided, but this much is clear: Peter Parker's about to make a whole lot of money, and you're probably contributing to the pile.
We've been covering "Spider-Man" very thoroughly all throughout MTV Movies over the past few weeks. Keep reading for highlights of our coverage!
Matthew Fox is a man of many weapons: sniper rifles, bazookas, explosive disc thingies and "your wife is so pretty" jokes. With all of these weapons at his disposal, he can feel free to ignore the memo warning him not to cross Alex Cross. We'll be standing right behind him, by the way.
Fox's descent into method-acting madness is on full display in the brand new trailer for "Alex Cross," the James Patterson adaptation hitting theaters this fall with Tyler Perry playing the titular forensic psychologist. Directed by "Fast and the Furious" helmer Rob Cohen, "Alex Cross" represents an unlikely game of cat and mouse between Perry and Fox, one that could very easily bring viewers all the way to the gates of Hell. We would not have it any other way.
Check out the trailer past the jump!
The reviews have not been kind on "That's My Boy," Adam Sandler and Andy Samberg's raunchfest hitting theaters today (June 15). It boasts an absurd premise — an adolescent knocks up his math teacher and is left to raise their son, Han Solo, to disastrous results — and more F-bombs than any movie should rightfully have.
But despite myself, I couldn't help but enjoy the hell out of Sandler's latest. It feels like a return to form for the comedian, a callback to all the outrageous potty humor that made him famous in the first place. If his "Billy Madison" and "Happy Gilmore" antics were never for you, then you're not going to find much to enjoy here. But if those movies are staples of your comedy-viewing history, then "That's My Boy" undoubtedly has some guilty laughs in store for you. Here are five reasons to see the movie this weekend.
Of all the unlikely heroes in Hollywood history, there is perhaps no one more unlikely than MacGruber. The former Green Beret, Navy SEAL and Army Ranger—not to mention fan-favorite "Saturday Night Live" character—crossed over from late-night sketch television to theaters nationwide back in 2010, but few people tuned in to check out the Will Forte-starring comedy.
But just because "MacGruber" blew up at the box office (not in the good way) that doesn't mean the movie itself was a failure. The people who did see the Forte flick remain huge fans to this day, yours truly included.
So when I caught up with the comedian at the "That's My Boy" junket in Los Angeles some weeks ago, I had to bring up my adoration for "MacGruber," and my hopes that we'd see a sequel someday in the future.