You're probably aware of this, but there is a new "Star Trek" movie coming out this May. Now, you're definitely aware of the upcoming holiday season, so if you're looking to celebrate "Star Trek Into Darkness" the right way, you should probably take advantage of the next few weeks.
This is your guide to taking your holiday season to the final frontier.
When writer/director Nora Ephron passed away in June, the industry lost not only an iconic filmmaker, but, it could be said, the grand dame of the romantic-comedy genre. Though she hadn't been as active in recent years, her seminal "Sleepless in Seattle" and "When Harry Met Sally..." continue to be archetypes for what a whip-smart yet heartwarming tale of boy meets girl should be. So it's curious, then, that as we were recalling Ephron's achievements, the category was experiencing heartache of its own—with one of its least lustrous years in recent memory.
One of the biggest years ever for movies could only end with the biggest celebration ever. That's why MTV Movies is heading to the year-end bash, "The Big & Best of 2012," to take a look back with help from a very special guest.
Norman Reedus of "The Walking Dead" will join MTV News' Josh Horowitz and MTV Splashpage's Josh Wigler for a look back at the year in movies that was 2012.
The movies celebration begins at 2 p.m. ET but will continue all day with music performances and guests from the hottest acts in music. Watch "The Big & Best of 2012" now!
By Hannah Soo Park
When it's nearly impossible to bring up one without mentioning the other, you know it's meant to be. Such is the case with iconic actor-director partnerships, which, if all goes well, can result in many years'—and even decades'—worth of memorable films.
Not only did this year keep a few iconic partnerships alive, but it also made way for brand-new collaborations, set to continue with rumored or announced upcoming projects.
Here, we narrow down our seven favorite duos of 2012 and break each one down by their collaboration history and current status.
Like any year at the movies, we lost a lot of good characters in 2012. Some were more expected than others. Some caught us completely by surprise. Some were beautifully telegraphed, and we watched them unfold in a hilariously unstoppable train wreck.
These are the most shocking movie character deaths of 2012!
There are many, many spoilers after the jump!
People always talk about wanting their life to be like a movie, or how certain movies are time capsules for particular moments in our lives. If we're talking in fantastical movie-related hypotheticals, I've always wanted my life to be like a John Williams score. Epic, attention-grabbing, memorable, full of personality, moving, etc. Virtually any conversation you have about movie music should contain a Williams mention, especially when discussing any movies that were released after 1970.
"Lincoln" is Williams' latest addition to the oeuvre, and with it comes a terrible rumor that this particular score will be his last before retirement. And yes, at the tender age of 80 years, the man has more than earned a very extended vacation, but I'm just not ready to accept his retirement. The only way to deal with that anxiety is to revisit his unforgettable body of work to appreciate the Williams scores that are so ingrained in our psyche that their very recognizable themes are as memorable as the films themselves.
Looking forward to this year of movies, two films held special spots on my "Most Anticipated" list. They were "Killing Them Softly," then known as "Cogan's Trade," and "Lawless," then known as "The Wettest County in the World." Title downgrades aside, both films nearly guaranteed my enjoyment based solely on their premises and the talent behind them, but what I didn't factor into the equation was one of 2012's Big Stories: gangster fatigue.
"Killing Them Softly" and "Lawless" come from two of Australia's best working filmmakers, Andrew Dominik and John Hillcoat, respectively. Both directors have made westerns that rank in my personal list for the best films of the past decade. Dominik's "The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford" bombed initially but has earned a cult status in the years afterward, and Hillcoat's "The Proposition" has few equals when it comes to beauty and brutality. So of course either one is capable of making a classic crime movie.
This holiday season, thousands of Blu-rays will vie for a spot on your shopping list, but few can stack up to these recently released box sets.
Each encapsulates an entire series or the works of a director, and each is worth your hard-earned cash. They will result in hours of happy watching and some very pleased recipients in the process.
Check out our list below!
Movie rumors fly around the internet every single day, but it's the ones that actually do come true that keep us entertaining these online conspiracy theories.
With 2012 being such a big year for superhero movies, the hearsay and scuttlebutt were especially abundant and even more addicting. Who the hell is John Blake? Is Loki really the only bad guy in "Avengers"? The rumors kept coming, and some of them ended up sticking.
These were the best true rumors of 2012.
In the post-tumblr world, there is a new standard for movie longevity.
Your film has to be GIF-able.
Whether it's an odd expression on a favorite character's face or a moment that we want to relive over and over again without any sound, a GIF of a movie scene can propel a film into an entirely different realm of popularity.
We broke down the ten most GIF-able scenes from movies in 2012, and you can check them all out after the jump!