It's hard to watch a movie like "Zero Dark Thirty" and not think that would be such a cool movie to make. You get lost in the world of CIA analysts and Navy SEALs, but once you remember that it's actually a movie, you have to be impressed with the work going into the film.
To celebrate the release of "Zero Dark Thirty" on Blu-ray and DVD, we have an exclusive clip from the disc, in which some of the actors talk about their experiences making the movie.
Jason Clarke had the more reserved, intellectual answer that we'd hope to have if asked the same question about starring in the movie. "As an actor, we all want that opportunity to play a pertinent piece of work, something that is really about this world that we've all been to," he said.
Kyle Chandler, on the other hand, had the answer we'd probably give. "There's a certain amount of 'Damn, I was a part of that.'"
"Zero Dark Thirty" is now available on Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download.
The pick of the week in this week's Video Score brings together three legends of film: Ron Howard, Warwick Davis, and George Lucas. "Willow" is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a beautiful high-definition Blu-ray re-release of the 1988 fantasy classic.
MTV News spoke with Davis in anticipation of the release and got the scoop on the special feature he finally was able to include on this edition. Check out our chat with Davis after the jump!
To celebrate the release of Disney's Academy Award-nominated film "Wreck-It Ralph," MTV Movies Blog has been given seven exclusive pieces of concept art from the film. The images come from a stage pretty far along in the film's development, as the character Ralph went through several revisions before landing on the look we see in the finished film.
Among the images you'll see some designs for the many "Sugar Rush" racers, earlier looks at Vanellope, and some set sketches.
Check out all of the concept images from "Wreck-It Ralph" after the jump!
For the animated film "Rise of the Guardians," the creators and star Hugh Jackman had a unique challenge on their hands. How do you take the most cuddly of all mythological holiday creatures, the Easter Bunny, and turn him into something believably tough? The answer ended up being "Let Jackman be Jackman."
In an exclusive clip from the upcoming Blu-ray and DVD release of "Rise of the Guardians," the recent Academy Award nominee explains how he wanted to bring a bit of himself to the Easter Bunny, keeping his manly edge and the rarely heard Australian accent.
"Rise of the Guardians" hits Blu-ray and DVD on March 12.
With the Oscars happening this Sunday, there's no better time to revisit one of the upcoming ceremony's front-runners than now. We're talking, of course, about "Argo," director and star Ben Affleck's drama based on the true story of the rescue of six American men and women in Tehran after the fall of the Shah.
There's movie-magic involved in "Argo," of course, most especially in the creation of the fake sci-fi adventure the film takes its name from — but the circumstances surrounding the six Americans and how they evaded capture are very real, as seen in this exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the "Argo" Blu-ray. See for yourself below:
"Argo" is out on Blu-ray and DVD today (February 19).
Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is a stunning achievement of the modern blockbuster era. It began mostly as a favor to Nolan from Warner Bros. to keep him happy enough to stick around for a third Batman movie, but what the director did with that one round of backscratching is create the kind of film we may not see for a long time.
"Inception" is an action movie, but it's one based on an idea, which is, — you probably know — is the most resilient parasite. But Nolan's idea for "Inception" wasn't a high-concept, poster-ready elevator pitch. To try to tell someone what "Inception" is about neither does justice to the plot nor really let that person know what "Inception" is about.
In the grand scheme of Martin Scorsese's career, "The Departed" occupies a strange place in the director's filmography. It's the one he won for, definitely not his best — and if you ask some people — far from his best. The director's remake of the Hong Kong crime thriller "Infernal Affairs," despite winning Best Picture, Adapted Screenplay, Editing, and Director at the 2007 Academy Awards, has failed, in many ways, to earn respect on its own merits.
One of the more ironic achievements of "The Departed" actually occurred in the year's following its release. The success of the Boston-set crime drama kicked off a wave of similar movies set in Massachusetts, many of which also starred Mark Wahlberg. "The Departed" essentially created the Boston crime drama, the genre that would employ Afflecks and Wahlbergs for years to come, but the Scorsese film is the best of the bunch.
If you don't remember all the way back to the dawn of the DVD (my God...), "The Matrix" from the Wachowskis was the first disc you had to own. It justified the entire medium.
It's only fitting that the "Best of Warner Bros" 50-film box set include "The Matrix," since it is being sold as a way to instantly start a Blu-ray collection, and the magic of popping in the DVD is still present in the present in the HD upgrade.
Throughout the medium's history, a handful of Blu-rays have stood-out as exemplars of what the high-definition disks are capable of, making decades-old movies look like they were made yesterday. The Warner Bros restoration of Stanley Kubrick's seminal horror classic "The Shining" is easily one of them.
The adaptation of Stephen King's novel of a father suffering from writer's block and the strange goings-on at the Overlook Hotel is included in the 50-film "Best of Warner Bros" collection in the same edition that hit the market a few years ago with the rest of Kubrick's work. The clarity of the restoration still stands out and matches the beautiful photography of the original film.
By Scott Neumyer
Although 19-years-old, Ezra Miller has been acting for several years, the young actor really made his name playing the titular character in Lynne Ramsay's horrifying and excellent 2011 drama "We Need To Talk About Kevin."
Last year, Miller took on one of YA literature's most beloved characters when he signed on to play the part of Patrick in Stephen Chbosky's adaptation of his own blockbuster book "The Perks of Being a Wallflower" (out on Blu-ray and DVD now). Hailed by critics as one of 2012's best films and certainly the most authentic and heartfelt teen films in many years, "Perks" is a beautiful and poignant coming of age tale starring Miller, Logan Lerman, Mae Whitman, and Emma Watson.
MTV recently spoke with Miller to discuss bonding with his fellow cast members, the terrifying prospect of messing up the adaptation, and feeling infinite.