Nearly 30 years after Patrick Swayze, Charlie Sheen and C. Thomas Howell took up arms against invading Soviet troops, a whole new crop of Hollywood's Pretty Young Things will fend off an equally formidable foe in the upcoming remake of "Red Dawn," hitting theaters November 21.
Starring Chris Hemsworth, Josh Hutcherson and Josh Peck, the film follows a rag-tag group of teens as their town is taken over by North Korean forces. As part of MTV's Fall Movie Preview Week, we've not only snagged an exclusive first-look image from the film, but chatted up Peck about the long-gestating project and its roots in the '80s classic.
Check out exclusive images from "Red Dawn" and the rest of our Fall Movie Preview films.
Production began on the actioner three years ago, long before Hemsworth wielded Thor's hammer or Hutcherson entered the arena as Peeta, and for co-star Peck, the wait for "Red Dawn" to break on the big-screen has been a long one, to say the least.
Hollywood won't stop believin' in the Great White Way, and neither will we.
"Rock of Ages," the latest movie musical to shimmy from Broadway to the big screen, opens today with a cast of Hollywood heavyweights (Tom Cruise, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Alec Baldwin) and nubile newcomers (Julianne Hough, Diego Boneta) dusting off the ol' jukebox and getting down. The flick follows barback/aspiring musician Drew Boley (Boneta) as he falls for new-in-town cutie Sherrie Christian (Hough) and lands his first break opening for rock god Stacee Jaxx (Cruise) at the Sunset Strip's storied Bourbon Room.
All splashy song-and-dance numbers and schmaltzy romance, this rose may have a few thorns, but it hits moviegoers with its best shot, nonetheless. Here are five reasons to see "Rock of Ages":
Much to the delight of women and gay men everywhere, the first trailer for Channing Tatum's semi-autobiographical stripper movie "Magic Mike" has hit the web, giving eager squeers their first eyeful of Tatum's sick stripper moves. (I'd definitely keep a few extra twenties in my purse if I knew Tatum was coming over...) But one thing we didn't see a whole lot of was co-star Alex Pettyfer.
To be fair, Tatum does play the film's titular character, but when news of Pettyfer's casting made the rounds last year, it sounded as though his protege character, The Kid — loosely based on Tatum — would be the focus of the film.
Break out the scotchy scotch scotch: San Diego's favorite newsman is returning to the airwaves.
Will Ferrell—as alter ego Ron Burgundy—appeared on Wednesday's "Conan" to report breaking news, namely that the once-scrapped "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" sequel is now officially a go at Paramount, presumably with co-stars Steve Carell and Paul Rudd returning as hapless news team members Brick Tamland and Brian Fantana.
All together now: Great Odin's raven!
Of course, the announcement sparked plenty of speculation around the MTV Newsroom. Like, how did we get here? What will a sequel look like? And, most importantly, has San Diego stayed classy in the ensuing eight years? While you contemplate those important questions, we're adding one more to the mix: Which A-listers must make cameos in the long-awaited comedy? Check out our wish list after the jump and chime in with your own picks in the comments section!
Nine films are nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards this year, begging the question: who deserved a tenth spot on that list? Oscars 2012: 10 Spot answers that question, as the MTV Movies team highlights some of 2011's greatest films and argues why they deserved a nod as the tenth Best Picture nominee.
I dare you to name a more visceral movie-going experience from 2011 than the gritty, gripping "Drive." Nicholas Winding Refn's taut drama outpaced a slow and steady field of contenders, taking audiences on a white-knuckle ride they won't soon forget. And how did the Academy choose to recognize this well-oiled movie machine? With a nomination for Best Achievement in Sound Editing. Clearly deserved, but falling miles short of the numerous noms it should have earned. (I mean, how did that scorpion jacket not cinch up a Costume Design nomination?) But I digress, because the category we're here to discuss is the coveted 10 Spot in the Best Picture race.