"Blitz," the British crime thriller from director Elliott Lester and the unstoppable force of nature that is Jason Statham, lands on DVD and Blu-Ray in the United States today. Based on a novel of the same name from Ken Bruen, "Blitz" follows the story of a disgruntled south east London detective sergeant (Statham) who finds himself on a collision course with Barry Weiss, a dark and disturbed cop killer operating under the self-dubbed moniker "Blitz."
Check out an exclusive clip from "Blitz" in the video below, and keep on reading for five reasons you should check out the film.
Statham plays Brant, an hard-drinking and hard-hitting cop who always gets what he wants — and when he doesn't, there's hell to pay. A combined force of nature, fists and other assorted blunt instruments, Brant ranks high in Statham very own hall of badass fame, an intensely watchable (if not always sympathetic) antihero from beginning to end. It's a role that I'd love to see him in again and again.
For my money, "Final Destination 5" is a flawless "Final Destination" movie. It hits all of the notes a "Final Destination" movie needs to hit. If you're a fan of watching a motley crew of youngsters (and the requisite out-of-place adult) cheat death's design only to be chewed up and spat out in glorious fashion over the ensuing hour and a half, you can't miss it. If you're not, well, your hard-earned ticket-spending cash is probably better used elsewhere.
Check out five reasons that fans need to make it to their next "Final Destination" this weekend after the jump!
At long last, "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" swings into theaters, delivering a reboot that hopes to do to the "Apes" series what "Batman Begins" did to the DC Comics franchise. In many ways, it hits that benchmark. In other, more human ways, it doesn't quite measure up. But despite its flaws, the high points of "Apes" are so above and beyond the lows that there's almost no reason for popcorn movie enthusiasts to skip out on this latest summer crowd pleaser.
In case you're still on the fence, click past the jump to check out five reasons why you should see the newest "Planet of the Apes."
FROM MTV SPLASH PAGE: "Cowboys & Aliens" gallops into theaters this weekend chased by an armada of gold seeking monsters from space. On the surface, all the ingredients are in place for an all-out wall-to-wall actioner for the books: the director of "Iron Man," the stars of "James Bond" and "Indiana Jones," and a seemingly impossible mash-up of genres. Nothing could possibly go wrong there, right?
Make no mistake, there's a lot to juggle in "Cowboys," and Jon Favreau's task is not an enviable one — so how did he hold up under the pressure? Your mileage may vary, but for this movies writer, I walked away quite pleased with the wild, wild west's suddenly slick space-born sheen.
Check out five reasons you should see "Cowboys" below!
The Man With No Memory
No matter what role or movie he's in, Daniel Craig is one of the most reliably watchable actors in the business. But he takes his badass quota up a few notches in playing Jake Lonergan, a man who wakes up in the desert with a wound on his side, without a memory in his head and a whole lot of questions. Don't expect him to ask nicely, either: Jake's just as likely to punch you in the groin as he is to shut you up with one look from that cool, icy gaze. Lonergan is one of the great Daniel Craig roles, and it's a character I'd love to see explored further somewhere down the line.
Read the full review at MTV Splash Page!
We're more than a little obsessed with "Attack the Block," which crash-lands in theaters today. The film has been a massive hit with UK audiences, and it won the midnight feature award at SXSW this year, along with the best narrative audience award at the 2011 Los Angeles Film Festival. We're also willing to bet that at least one of your friends (or favorite movie writers - ehem) nabbed an early ticket and has gone on to extoll the many virtues of this righteously rowdy action/sci-fi/horror flick. Dark horse contender for best summer blockbuster? Believe!
Sure, there are comparisons to be made regarding the vintage aspect of director Joe Cornish's narrative, which follows a young London-based street gang as they defend their housing complex from an infestation of the otherworldly sort. There's a smattering of Spielberg, a dash of Dante at play…but, truly, that just scratches the surface.
Lest you remain unconvinced about the awesome that is "Attack the Block," we'll acquiesce in that G.I. Joe sorta way: knowing is half the battle. So here's what you need to know to get your butt in a seat this weekend. 88 minutes later, you'll emerge an official Blockhead. Trust.
by Danielle Genet
While "Harry Potter" may be blowing up the box office right now, on the quieter side a film called “The Myth of the American Sleepover” will sneak its way to select theater locations this Friday (July 22). MTV News was lucky enough to catch a special screening at the Ace Hotel in New York City on Sunday night (July 17), and we're here to tell you all about it.
Here are five reasons why you should throw on those onesies, play a game of “Truth or Dare,” grab a tub of popcorn and experience this flick after the jump.
Make no mistake: despite whatever flaws "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2" may have (and it certainly does have a few), director David Yates has brought the series home in an absolutely beautiful finale. Every actor in the franchise steps up their game, and nearly every beloved character gets their due in this movie. Really, is there anything more a viewer could ask for?
It's easy for me to say that as "a 'Harry Potter' fan," but this final installment of the epic saga is a movie that transcends that stipulation for enjoyment. Of course, if you haven't seen any of the previous "Potter" movies then "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" will probably be a bit confusing (but hey, you can always read our primers!), but even the casual enthusiast will be blown away by what proves to be an entirely satisfying conclusion to a decade-long film franchise. Check out five reasons why you need to see this movie after the jump.
"Super 8" isn't a perfect movie -- really, no movie is -- but for my money, it's pretty darn close. J.J. Abrams has lovingly crafted the exact kind of summer blockbuster you wish you could see more often these days : plenty of action, one hell of a train crash (trust me, the trailers and commercials don't do the real disaster justice), and a whole lot of heart.
There's a lot of mystery surrounding the new Amblin Entertainment movie, yes, so I'll do my best not to spoil any of the big surprises for you. But for now, I don't think it's spoiling anything to say this: cheesy as it sounds, "Super 8" really is (wait for it) super great. Check out five reasons you need to see this movie past the jump.
What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. What happens in Bangkok, however… well, all bets are off.
"The Hangover Part II" hit theaters this week and is already on track for a monstrously successful Memorial Day weekend. But put the commercial victory on the back-burner for a moment… how does it stack up creatively? Is Todd Phillips' second voyage with the ill-fated wolf-pack worth your hard-earned ticket money?
Well, that depends upon who you are and what you thought of the first "Hangover" movie — but for my money, I can think of at least five reasons you'll want to see this latest outing. Check 'em out after the jump.
"Toy Story 3" gets the awards-season glory, "Shrek" stands as the most successful animated series of all-time, but I confess one of my favorite CGI flicks of the last several years remains 2008's "Kung Fu Panda." Even when I catch snippets on TV, Jack Black's wild, panda abandon never gets old. The fight sequences manage to be both creative and LOL-inducing. And, as my 10-year-old cousin can attest, there's a potent moral hidden within that's a bit cheesy but also super truthful.
But in breaking down a film into a cinematic laundry list, we shouldn't miss the overall point: as a whole, "Kung Fu Panda" is just so much darn fun. And that's exactly what the sequel is too: a blast. Here are five reasons why you need to check out "Kung Fu Panda 2."