Richard Kelly is the man. Not just because he'll be here all this week, posting as a guest editor for MTV Movies Blog. It helps, sure, but we're talking about the guy who made "Donnie Darko" here. And "Southland Tales." Isn't that enough? Not for Kelly it isn't. His latest brain-twisting tale, "The Box," hits theaters on November 6. And he has a dynamite week of content planned for y'all, so sit back and enjoy!

October 28, 2009

WHERE THERE'S SMOKE THERE'S ARCADE FIRE

On the night of September 20, 2007 - my producing partner Sean McKittrick and I went to see the now legendary Arcade Fire show at the Hollywood Bowl. My assistant Jeff Culotta (who has since been promoted to a production executive at Darko Entertainment) had arranged a meeting backstage with the band. Read More...

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Richard Kelly is the man. Not just because he'll be here all this week, posting as a guest editor for MTV Movies Blog. It helps, sure, but we're talking about the guy who made "Donnie Darko" here. And "Southland Tales." Isn't that enough? Not for Kelly it isn't. His latest brain-twisting tale, "The Box," hits theaters on November 6. And he has a dynamite week of content planned for y'all, so sit back and enjoy!

October 27, 2009

BEST. HOLIDAY. EVER.

With all of the hectic press and preparation for "The Box" (opening November 6!) – I have completely neglected the most important decision of the year.

What the hell am I going to wear for Halloween? Read More...

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For most of you, Max Brooks needs no introduction. He wrote the novel "World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War," which is currently on the road to getting a big screen adaptation with Marc Forster directing a script from Matthew Michael Carnahan.

Brooks was kind enough to take some time to chat with me a few weeks ago while he was promoting the Starz Inside documentary, "Zombiemania," which you can catch replays of this week (check your local listings for times). During the interview, I had to ask for a kickass zombie movies list to run with this week's special Halloween coverage. Brooks was more than happy to oblige, and he delivered quite a list. The last one in particular blew my mind, and I welcome anyone who's seen it to write in their reviews in the comments section below or @MTVMoviesBlog on Twitter. Read More...

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Richard Kelly is the man. Not just because he'll be here all this week, posting as a guest editor for MTV Movies Blog. It helps, sure, but we're talking about the guy who made "Donnie Darko" here. And "Southland Tales." Isn't that enough? Not for Kelly it isn't. His latest brain-twisting tale, "The Box," hits theaters on November 6. And he has a dynamite week of content planned for y'all, so sit back and enjoy!

October 27, 2009

TRYING TO ENJOY THE RIDE


ZEN AT 20,000 FEET. The view from seat 10A on my flight to Paris on October 10th. I kept looking for a gremlin crawling across that wing – but it never appeared

I have a philosophy that I’d like to share with you all . . . It is a relatively simple piece of advice that was passed on by a friend’s mother.

It comes down to three simple words. Read More...

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Halloween is on Saturday. Most of you probably know this already. What you may not know is that we've got a full week of crazy Halloween coverage for you here on MTV Movies Blog. Exclusive clips and photos. Interviews. Lists. Blog posts from guest writer (and "The Box director) Richard Kelly. Perhaps even a virgin sacrifice or two, provided we can find some willing readers. Note to willing readers: you can volunteer your immortal soul to us at tips@mtvmoviesblog.com.

The week's festivities include daily lists of kickass movies to watch on or around Halloween. I know what you're thinking. "You guys always post lists on the Movies Blog." Well yes, that's very true. But these lists were picked by celebrities! People who understand what real fear is. First up for the week is Oren Peli, director of the hugely successful "Paranormal Activity." Since he's been so busy scaring us all, look at this as an opportunity to find out what scares him. Find the goods after the jump. Read More...

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HarkerFROM SPLASH PAGE: Halloween Week kicks off here on Splash Page with the first in our series of guest columns from comic book creators known for their work with vampires, werewolves, ghosts and all manner of terrifying subject matter. First up is writer Tony Lee, who's currently hard at work on the comic book adaptation of "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies," as well as the webcomic "Where Evils Dare" and his original graphic novel "From The Pages Of Bram Stoker's 'Dracula': Harker," a sequel to the classic 1897 novel. Keep it locked to Splash Page all week for more Halloween-themed guest columns, features and exclusive previews!

I was never much of a horror fan as a kid. Growing up in the '70s and '80s, I was too young for movies like "The Exorcist," "Rosemary's Baby," "The Shining" and "The Omen," only finding them later in my life. No, I was a child of the '80s, and as such, my first exposure to horror was the movies of Wes Craven and Sam Raimi. But I had a problem with the genre—I just didn't understand why there had to be so much blood.

Continue reading My Vampires Never Sparkled: A Halloween Guest Blog By Tony Lee

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Richard Kelly is the man. Not just because he'll be here all this week, posting as a guest editor for MTV Movies Blog. It helps, sure, but we're talking about the guy who made "Donnie Darko" here. And "Southland Tales." Isn't that enough? Not for Kelly it isn't. His latest brain-twisting tale, "The Box," hits theaters on November 6. And he has a dynamite week of content planned for y'all, so sit back and enjoy!

October 26, 2009

A STUDY IN SOCIAL NETWORKING AND CYBER-NARCISSISM

The folks at MTV.COM have generously invited me to be guest editor of their blog this week . . . with my upcoming film "The Box" (opening in theaters November 6th!), I took them up on their offer.

Given this is a way for me to communicate directly with all of you, it made sense to start with the topic - or should I say the business - of social networking. Read More...

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Here's an MTV Movies Blog first for you: all this week, "Halloween II" director Rob Zombie is stepping in to take the editor reins away from me. You know I didn't put up a fight either. That dude's movies scare the crap out of me, and there's no telling what he'd do to me if I resisted.

You should make sure to stick around all week too, for exclusive "Halloween II" reveals and for the Zombie-flavored treatments that recurring franchises like Around the Blogosphere and Sick Day Stash will receive. Seriously, stay tuned in. Have you seen "House of 1000 Corpses"? You don't want to piss this man off.

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Judd Apatow and Adam Sandlerby Judd Apatow

As arguably the biggest comedy director working in Hollywood today, Judd Apatow is a funny guy and almost as importantly, he’s been a longtime friend to the MTV Movies Blog, acting as one of our first guest contributors way back when “Knocked Up” was coming out. Well, the big guy is back. Apatow’s next project, of course, is “Funny People.” And lucky for us Judd’s re-joining the MTV Movies Blog gang with a series of exclusive columns hitting every single Thursday between now and the film’s release. Which is THIS Friday. So without further ado, here’s Judd…

At Late Night with Jimmy Fallon.
"Funny People" opens this Friday.
Looks good.
Reviews are solid.
Some raves. New Yorker. Rolling Stone.
A few didn't quite get it.
Their hearts are cold and dark.
I pray for them.
Leslie is funnier than me on talk shows.
Why? Why? Read More...

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Judd Apatowby Judd Apatow

As arguably the biggest comedy director working in Hollywood today, Judd Apatow is a funny guy and almost as importantly, he’s been a longtime friend to the MTV Movies Blog, acting as one of our first guest contributors way back when “Knocked Up” was coming out. Well, the big guy is back. Apatow’s next project, of course, is “Funny People.” And lucky for us Judd’s re-joining the MTV Movies Blog gang with a series of exclusive columns hitting every single Thursday between now and the film’s release. So without further ado, here’s Judd…

I am on a plane right now on my way to New York to watch Leslie [Mann] do a spot on Late Show with David Letterman. Sitting right behind me is one of the Jonas Brothers. I am not sure which one. To me they are a three headed creature—the Jonas. To my right behind me is the great comedian Kevin Nealon and all the way to my right is the great songwriter ("Rainbow Connection," "We’ve Only Just Begun"), singer and sometimes actor, Paul Williams ("Smokey and the Bandit"). On the flight the movie is "17 Again," which Leslie is in, so it is a strange flight indeed. Kevin Nealon keeps coughing when she comes on screen or throwing things at the tiny monitor the movie plays on. Leslie is mad that the Jonas brother is sleeping and not watching the movie. He sleeps cute as well. Read More...

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