MTV's Fall Preview week of exclusives continues today with a look at the hottest upcoming movies of the next four months. We know what you should see and why you should see it, and we've got it all right here. Keep it locked to MTV News and MTV Movies Blog for continued updates throughout the week!
What's It Called: "The Tourist"
What It's About: An American named Frank heads to Italy after his heart is broken. There he meets Elise, a sexy foreigner with a dark history which she can't seem to shake. Frank pursues Elise, not realizing until it's too late that he's just one player in a much more elaborate plot.
Who's In It: Angelina Jolie and Johnny Depp star; they're joined by Paul Bettany, Rufus Sewell and Timothy Dalton. "The Lives of Others" director Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck directs.
Why You Should Care: Donnersmarck hasn't directed a film since 2006's "The Lives of Others," which won a much-deserved Oscar (among other awards). Jolie and Depp need very little introduction, and getting the chance to see how their chemistry sizzles in their first starring roles together should be all the prodding you need to buy a ticket.
When You Can See It: December 10
Jared Hess has a thing for weird-looking outcasts. He directed and co-wrote (with his wife, Jerusha) "Napoleon Dynamite" and "Nacho Libre," and now he's back for more oddball comedy with "Gentlemen Broncos," which hits theaters in October. The story follows a high school student (Michael Angarano) whose idea is ripped off by an acclaimed sci-fi writer (Jemaine Clement) who is short on ideas.
Hit the jump for a brief look behind the scenes at the making of the film and then head over to MTV.com to check out Eric Ditzian's interview with Hess. And of course, as part of our Fall Preview week, click the exclusive image below to be zapped over to the associated stills gallery.
It doesn't take much to make me want to see a Coen brothers movie. Existence is my only real criteria, i.e. if there is one, I want to see it. So it is with great excitement then that I greet "A Serious Man," which hits theaters on October 2. As with most Coen flicks, a synopsis doesn't really do it justice. So peep our exclusive image of Richard Kind chillin' on the beach below and then head over to Apple where you can check out the amazing trailer.
Brad Pitt and George Clooney. Javier Bardem, Josh Brolin and Woody Harrelson. Tom Hanks. George Clooney again. Billy Bob Thornton. George Clooney a third time.
Joel and Ethan Coen like Hollywood leading men in their movies, those Oscar winners and tabloid staples who put butts in theaters seats and bring their twisty dark tales to life. After "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" and "The Man Who Wasn't There" and "Intolerable Cruelty" and "The Ladykillers" and "No Country for Old Men" and "Burn After Reading" comes "A Serious Man" and its star... Michael Stuhlbarg? Read More...
I caught director Lee Daniels' "Precious" at Sundance this year, though it sported a different name back then. Watching it is a draining experience, a constant assault on the senses with its raw displays of human misery and abuse. It's Oscar-bait, plain and simple, and damn fine Oscar bait. "Precious" deserves every ounce of praise that it will assuredly get when it hits theaters on November 6.
The story follows Precious Jones -- an impressive performance from newcomer Gabourey Sibide, who was recently interviewed by MTV's Eric Ditzian -- a teenage girl from Harlem with a now-absent sexually abusive father and a cruel mother (Mo'Nique, who very nearly eclipses Sibide's portrayal). I don't recommend "Precious" because it's a joy to behold. It isn't. But it is a powerful piece of film, one that will surely make multiple appearances at the next Academy Awards ceremony. Hit the jump for your two exclusive pics. Read More...
From the look of things, director Mira Nair's "Amelia" is much more than the fall season's obligatory Oscar-worthy biopic. It may be that too, but Earhart is a fascinating subject and Hilary Swank, who has a couple golden statues of her own already, is a great fit for the role. The story chronicles Earhart's personal life as she rose to prominence, that is until her 1937 disappearance as she attempted to circumnavigate the globe in an airplane.
Check out our trailer review over on Hollywood Crush and click the image below for a look at our exclusive Fall Preview gallery. "Amelia" hits theaters on October 23.
I wonder who this coffin was meant for, and if it was supposed to be full. Sherlock Holmes (Robert Downey Jr.) and his partner in crimefighting Dr. Watson (Jude Law) are in a graveyard after all. They're looking off-camera at someone or something as if they're expecting something. Or were. What do you think is going on here? Are you as antsy as I am about having to wait until "Sherlock Holmes"' December release to find out? Click the image below to zip over to our exclusive Fall Preview gallery.
I'm a little disappointed by the content of this exclusive image from "The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus." After that trippy trailer, I've expected (hoped?) that every subsequent glimpse of the movie would put forth more of director Terry Gilliam's weirdness.
Yes, yes... a movie's got to have character moments too. And there is something heartrendingly sweet about seeing Heath Ledger share this tender moment with Lily Cole in his final screen performance. Click the image below to check out the rest of MTV's 2009 Fall Preview gallery.
It could be a mirror he's looking into. That performance capture stuff freaks me out, man. It is Uncanny Valley, defined. Performance capture characters look plenty human, but they're "off" somehow. "Polar Express" freaked me out, "Beowulf" freaked me out and now "A Christmas Carol" is freaking me out. It's also a kickass story, and I've grudgingly accepted that I'll see it even if it feeds my every nightmare in the months that follow.
Judging by the chains and the comfortable surroundings, the scene pictured in the exclusive image below occurs early on, when Scrooge (Jim Carrey) is learning what he's in for from the ghost of his old friend, Jacob Marley (Gary Oldman). Check out more exclusives in our 2009 Fall Preview by clicking on the image below!