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Haters, get ready to hate: I believe it's time for the "Pirates of the Caribbean" franchise to sail firmly into Geoffrey Rush's hands.

No disrespect intended towards Captain Jack Sparrow whatsoever — I love the character to pieces and imagine that we'll be seeing a lot more of him in the coming years — but I'm equally enamored with Rush's comparatively underrated Barbossa, and I think we're at the point where the formerly dead pirate needs to get his hands on the franchise. I'll give you five reasons why after the jump.

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Friday the 13thToday's your unlucky day, and we want you to celebrate the occasion with us by checking out five of the most memorable moments in "Friday the 13th" history. The classic slasher series that stalked camp counselors and horny teenagers into the woods is synonymous with today's legendary date. The series' baddie, Jason Voorhees, has sliced and diced his way through the camp grounds of Crystal Lake, New York City, and even space to seek revenge against the neglectful camp counselors who made out while he drowned.

Whether you're superstitious, a horror junkie, or find yourself inexplicably drawn to a mute man-child wearing a hockey mask, here are a few things we love to wax nostalgic about "Friday the 13th."

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As soon as trailers for the new comedy "Bridesmaids" (in theaters this Friday) hit, the first thing you heard -- well, after the bouts of laughter had subsided -- was talk about how it looked like "the female version of 'The Hangover.'"

Sure, on the surface, there are similar elements (a group of oddballs get together in preparation for a wedding, Vegas is involved, things go terribly awry), but there's way more to "Bridesmaids" than meets the eye -- and don't let those previews with the Pink song fool you, this is no run-of-the-mill chick flick! Walk down the aisle with us as we compare and contrast the two gut-busting comedies.

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Hitchhiker's GuideGrab your copies of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy" and share a moment of silence with us, because today marks the 10th anniversary of the death of author Douglas Adams.

With his quirky sense of humor combined with a unique take on life in outer space, Adams remains on our list of all-time favorite science fiction novelists. In honor of his memory, we've decided to take a look back at Hollywood's best attempt to bring his best-selling book to the big screen: the 2005 adaptation of "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy."

Though it's not a universally adored adaptation -- though there's something appropriate to that fact -- we'd be lying if we said we didn't appreciate the effort involved with "Hitchhiker." After the jump, we'll tell you everything we loved about that movie, from saving "The Hobbit" to making Alan Rickman cute and cuddly.

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So ExcitedGood news comes to those who wait, which is why we're glad we've waited oh so patiently for the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy to be rereleased in theaters. Look, even Gollum's excited!

The One Ring has the exciting scoop that AMC will screen all three director's cuts of the "Lord of the Rings" films over the course of three weeks in June. More news is on the way, they promise, but for now we know "Fellowship of the Ring" will start running on June 14, "The Two Towers" on June 21 and "The Return of the King" on June 28.

Most of us have watched the extended editions at home backwards and forwards many times since they've been released, but there are a couple of scenes in particular that we're really looking forward to seeing for the first time on the big screen. Check 'em out after the jump!

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For those of you worried that the magic of "Harry Potter" might die with the July 15 release of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," let your fears rest easy, because a rerelease of the epic film series might be in our near future.


We've been teased several times over the past year about the idea of a rerelease of the previous "Potter" flicks in post-converted 3-D, and when MTV News caught up with producers David Heyman and David Barron recently they continued adding fuel to those rumors. "We're doing 3-D for the DVD of '7, Part 1,' and there's been no discussion of anything else yet, but I suspect the studio is going to be reluctant to let it die," Heyman said. "I'm sure it's just a matter of time."

That concept got us wondering, just what will the earlier "Potter" movies look like in 3-D? We picked out the five scenes from the course of the franchise that we would love to see pop out at us in three dimensions.

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"Scream 4" hits theaters today. After a decade long absence from cinema screens, series masterminds Wes Craven and Kevin Williamson have engineered a new story that brings your favorite horror movie survivors back for one more scare against the dreaded Ghostface — and if you have any doubts about whether or not the movie is going to work, allow me to gut them like a fish for you.

If you're a "Scream" fan, and if you were thinking about skipping out on round four, don't. Much better than two and three and a lot closer to the quality of the original than you might expect, "Scream 4" is a totally worthwhile trip to the movies. Find out why after the jump!

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American GodsThe Home Box Office network has already won our heart and undying love for bringing one of our favorite book series to television, "Game of Thrones," but today news broke that HBO is in early development stages to bring yet another excellent book, Neil Gaiman's "American Gods," to the small screen.

According to Deadline, the project was brought to HBO by Playtone partners Tom Hanks and Gary Goetzman, with renowned cinematographer Robert Richardson attached to co-write the pilot with Gaiman.

We almost feel that there's no further reason to elaborate on why this is awesome news, but just in case, MTV Staff Writer Kara Warner and Movies Blog Editor Josh Wigler are here to school you on why an HBO adaptation of "American Gods" could be a truly divine television experience.

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There's no shortage of reasons for you to see "Hanna" now that it's finally arrived in theaters. Indeed, Saoirse Ronan explained it best — "Just go! Just go to it!" — when I asked her why movie fans should commit their hard-earned dollars to the pulse-pounding fairy tale action thriller this weekend.

But I understand that that's not a compelling enough argument for everyone. No worries. Like I said, there are countless reasons to see "Hanna," which currently ranks as my favorite film I've seen all year. After the jump, check out five reasons you should see this movie.

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FringeAfter a midseason move from Thursday to Friday nights, fans of Fox's critically acclaimed but criminally under-viewed "Fringe" were understandably worried about the fate of the show. But ratings have held strong in its move to a time slot that's traditionally viewed as a death sentence, so much so that "Fringe" is now officially coming back for a 22-episode fourth season.

This is very good news, in case you were wondering, and after the jump, we're sharing the top five reasons that the "Fringe" renewal is putting a smile on our faces.

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