Director James Mangold might be known more today for his big-budget fare like "Knight and Day" and his next film, "The Wolverine" with Hugh Jackman, but in 1997, he was just a few years out of film school and putting together his second feature film "Cop Land." The modern day western touted an impressive cast of Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta and Sylvester Stallone, who packed 40 pounds to play the half-deaf Sheriff Freddy Heflin.
A new Blu-ray edition of "Cop Land" arrived in stores just this week, and Mangold spoke with MTV News to look back on his second film more than a decade later.
If we're to trust Ryan Gosling, the secret to successfully picking up a woman is being a weirdo without hinting that you're going to kill her. It may not seem like the most sound advice for seducing the hottest girl in the bar, but who are we to question Gosling?
In this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the "Crazy, Stupid, Love" Blu-ray, out in stores today (November 1), Gosling shares the secrets he learned while playing the tutoring Lothario, Jacob, who teaches the newly single Cal, played by Steve Carell, how to reclaim his manhood.
"Crazy, Stupid, Love" arrives on Blu-ray and DVD today (November 1, 2011).
Would Gosling's techniques actually work? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
When I suggested that another "Harry Potter" complete DVD boxed set was on its way in the next year or so, I wasn't very far off. Warner Bros might be making a big deal of the fact that "Harry Potter" DVDs are being taken off shelves starting December 29, but they won't be gone forever. In fact, one head honcho over at WB says that yes, there will be a new even better special edition boxed set of all eight "Potter" DVDs due out by the end of 2012.
Entertainment Weekly chatted with Warner Bros's senior VP and general manager of their theatrical catalog Jeff Baker, who says that execs at WB are planning on a new boxed set focused on special features due out next year.
"There is discussion internally about aggregating assets from all of these films over the last decade and adding some new things -- we’ve never done an Ultimate Edition on the final two films -- and doing some grand kind of piece," he says. "It could be the end of 2012 or the beginning of ’13."
All "Harry Potter" DVDs are being pulled from store shelves at the end of the year, heading into Warner Bros.' vault for an as-yet-unknown length of time.
Fans are understandably frustrated by the news — first, no more new "Potter" movies, and now we can't even buy the old ones anymore? — but perhaps there's a silver lining to be found. If there is, there's no one better to identify it than some of the top "Potter" experts and movie commentators floating around the blogosphere. We reached out to NextMovie's Breanne Heldman, Hypable's Andrew Sims and MTV's very own Terri Schwartz for their thoughts on the latest "Potter" news.
Today is a great day for Blu-Ray collectors! The "Jurassic Park" trilogy is now available in all its dino-tastic, awesome old school special effects glory. It's hard to believe that the original "Jurassic Park" came out almost 20 years ago, I remember the trauma/delight of that moviegoing experience like it was yesterday...
To celebrate this excellent event, MTV News was lucky enough to catch up with a few of the film's key players: Ariana Richards (aka Lex) and the multiple award-winning FX masterminds Dennis Muren, Phil Tippett and John Rosengrant. Check out the video below to see what they had to say about their favorite scenes and what the experience meant to them.
"I love revisiting the kitchen scene because it was so intense and I always found it one of the most frightening scenes to watch," Richards said of the scene that sticks out the most in her memory. "There was a moment in there where I needed to save my brother from being killed by one of these things and Steven [Spielberg] came over to me and said, 'Ariana, just scare us. Just let loose.' And I did, and I didn't know I could do it, but he brought things out of me that I didn't know I had."
The Boy Who Lived won't be living on store shelves for much longer.
It's hard to deny that there's a big market for the "Harry Potter" film franchise. The final film, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," went on to gross $380.5 million domestic and $1.3 billion worldwide, making it the highest grossing "Potter" movie to date. But less than a month and a half after "Part 2" hits DVD and Blu-Ray on November 11, Warner Bros is going to put all the "Potter" films on moratorium until an unannounced future date.
Can we be the first blog to dub this the "Gringotts Vault" after Walt Disney's "Disney Vault"?
There's no Earthly way of knowing which direction we are going after taking a literal and figurative trip on Willy Wonka's boat ride from Hell.
If you were fortunate enough to have the Gene Wilder-starring "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" as part of your regular movie viewing schedule as a child, then chances are extremely high that you're just as traumatized as I am by Willy and the gang's disturbing jaunt through the chocolate river's tunnel. Boasting some of the most memorable and unsettling lyrics and imagery ever committed to film, this "Willy Wonka" scene is a hallmark of my childhood, one that terrified me to the core on my first viewing and one that still sends shivers down my spine when I think about it too hard today.
That's why I'm giddier than a boy on illegally acquired Fizzy Lifting Drinks to present to you this exclusive clip from the "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory" Ultimate Collector's Edition, out on DVD today (October 18). Celebrate the film's 40th anniversary — yes, it's been 40 years, believe it or not — by revisiting Mr. Wonka's more than questionable decision to lead a group of children and their adult guardians down a sugary sweet river of doom.
If you didn't see "Attack the Block" while it was in theaters, you missed out on one of the best genre movies of the year. Check out our "Attack the Block" review if you don't believe me — the movie lives up to its massive hype and then some. Trust.
Thankfully, if you did miss this wildly inventive sci-fi action comedy, you'll get another chance to tool up soon. "Attack the Block" hits DVD on October 25, and ahead of the big release date, we've got two exclusive clips from the home video release for your viewing pleasure.
Up first, director Joe Cornish speaks out in an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at "Attack the Block" about making a high concept sci-fi flick on a fairly low budget. "Block" doesn't come equipped with the same financial backing you'll find in major studio tent poles like the "Transformers" movies, but you wouldn't know it from looking at the film; Cornish tells you all about it.
"30 Minutes or Less" arrives on DVD and Blu-ray on November 29 full of extras, and that's a guarantee. MTV News has exclusively learned the details of the upcoming Blu-ray edition of the movie, which lets viewers watch right alongside the funniest dudes in the room — the ones who made the movie!
In the Picture-in-Picture visual commentary, stars Jesse Eisenberg, Aziz Ansari, Danny McBride, Nick Swardson and director Ruben Fleischer watch the movie with you, joke around and share stories from the behind the scenes. The DVD edition doesn't have picture-in-picture, but includes other extras from the Blu-ray including deleted scenes, outtakes and interviews with the cast and crew.
Check out the full details on the DVD and Blu-ray release past the jump.
You might have to wait until tomorrow (October 4) to jump back into the driver seat with "Fast Five" when the Blu-ray and DVD hits shelves, but today, we’ve got an exclusive first look at two of the disc’s featurettes. Take a peek at what went on behind the scenes and how it felt for Dwayne Johnson to be the new guy on set.
The Big, Bald Showdown
It sounds like the kind of fight you imagine when you’re bored. Who would win in a fight, a grizzly bear or a gorilla? Big Foot versus the Lochness Monster? But it doesn’t much more epic than a rumble between Dwayne Johnson and Vin Diesel, and "Fast Five" gives it to us.