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.
Over the course of three (soon to be four) "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies, we've seen the likes of Captain Jack Sparrow, his merry band of pirate pals and even his most cutthroat foes battle their way through extraordinary circumstances involving undead privateers, legendary sea creatures and man-eating tribal warriors.
So, really, in the grand scheme of things — Sparrow versus the wonderful world of Legos? Piece of cake.
For your viewing enjoyment, MTV News has created a fantastic stop-motion recreation of the "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" trailer using — you guessed it — Legos! Every scene from the action-packed trailer comes back to life here, albeit in a significantly more yellow and blocky flavor than you're probably used to.
What would you do if you were abducted by gorilla mask-wearing criminals, forced to strap a bomb to your chest and told to go rob a bank or else incur a terrible, fiery demise? If your name's Jesse Eisenberg, you'd go give your best pal Aziz Ansari a call.
MTV News visited the set of "30 Minutes or Less" late last year and got the inside scoop on everything you want to know about "Zombieland" director Ruben Fleischer's latest comedy. Eisenberg stars in the film as a pizza delivery guy who finds himself in the exact predicament outlined above, and he quickly realizes that getting out of such a situation is going to require some outside assistance — which is where Ansari comes in.
The death of Osama bin Laden is making headlines all across the globe today, and it's an incident we're sure to hear about for years and years to come — indeed, it's a story we're likely to see on the big-screen very soon.
Several developing films centered on bin Laden already existed prior to the Al Qaeda terrorist leader's death in Pakistan over the weekend, with talented filmmakers like Kathryn Bigelow and Oliver Stone attached to some of these projects. But what are the details of these movies? And what's the status on each project now that bin Laden is dead?
We've got the rundown of Hollywood's various bin Laden projects after the jump.
Neil Blomkamp's much buzzed-about upcoming film "Elysium" had many of us sold even before its stellar cast was announced. Mostly because his first film, "District 9," was SO great! But now with all the star power of Matt Damon, Sharlto Copley, Jodie Foster, Wagner Moura and my favorite, William Fichtner, the movie is pretty much a must-see. Even if we have to wait until March 8, 2013, to see it.
Although details are scarce, I managed to get Jodie Foster to talk briefly about her role as an alien head of state during the press day for "The Beaver" on Tuesday.
When asked whether her character will be a good or bad alien ruler, Foster said she'll be a little bit of both.
"I'm kind of evil-ish, yes, I'm kind of evil-ish, which you know I love," she said. "I'm just excited to work with Neil Blomkamp, the director of "District 9," which I think is pretty much as close to a perfect film that I can think of, and Matt Damon, who I'm a big fan of, and Sharlto Copley."
On April 19, 2011, the global defense system known as Skynet became self-aware. The stunningly intelligent network gave mankind (and stoners) a reprieve on 4/20, but today marks the beginning of the end.
That's right — it's Judgment Day.
Don't say we didn't warn you: after multiple posts yesterday providing tips on how to survive the looming "Terminator" apocalypse and reasons why our new robot overlords might not be so bad, Skynet has officially launched its all-out offensive on mankind**. Nuclear warheads are firing off from and destroying every corner of the world as far as the eye can see, and it would appear that our ultimate destruction is imminent.
And it's all the fault of one man: Cyberdyne Systems engineer Miles Dyson.
The apocalypse approaches. April 21 brings us the Judgment Day foretold for years and years by the "Terminator" franchise -- the day Skynet becomes self-aware and makes a mess of things. Earlier today, I mused on the best ways to survive Judgment Day, if you're into staying alive: networking, wearing sun screen, being a team player... I'm pretty sure I covered most of the basics.
But must judgment be so unfortunate? Is Skynet's looming takeover really such a terrible thing? Who knows -- our robot rulers might be more gracious than our human overlords.
After the jump, check out five reasons why the robot apocalypse might not be the end of the world -- even though it technically will be. Oh well!
"Scream 4" arrives in theaters this Friday, and with Wes Craven's newest nightmare comes a new killer wearing the Ghostface mask. But who exactly is the knife-wielding maniac beneath the hood?
Don't ask the cast of the latest "Scream" sequel — those guys are sworn to secrecy. But that doesn't mean they won't give you impassioned arguments for why they're not the killer.
We spoke with several of the "Scream" cast members and asked them why the audience should believe that they're not responsible for slaughtering their fellow actors in the series' impending reboot. What we received in turn was a healthy mix of compelling logic, mysterious questions and even some not-so-convincing arguments over why they're not the latest "Scream" killer. Watch their pleas in the video below and click past the jump to read what they had to say.
Last night, I checked out an early screening of "Source Code," and while I can't tell you much, I can say the sci-fi flick is a very worthy successor to director Duncan Jones' 2009 cliche-defying debut, "Moon." Honestly, though, like "Moon," it's best to go into "Source Code" knowing only the framework.
If you don't already know, the concept is that Jake Gyllenhaal is a solider sent back, via an uber-complicated computer program, to relive the last eight minutes of a stranger's life on a commuter train in a quest to suss out the identity of the terrorist who bombed the train and plans on wreaking much worse havoc soon. Got it? Good!
Ahead of the film's April 1st release date, we're bringing you not one but two new exclusive clips to further entice your cinematic palate yet keep you guessing about "Source Code." In the first clip, Gyllenhaal pauses in his bomb-sniffing duties long enough to get a little sugar from fellow train passenger Michelle Monaghan. Who says there's no time for a little romance when you're on a train loaded with explosives and you've shuttled back in time to save the day?
Ladies and gentlemen, it's official: the wolf pack is back.
Director Todd Phillips revealed to us last week that a teaser trailer for "The Hangover Part II" would arrive this week, and the man has lived up to his end of the bargain: the first official teaser from Phillips' first-ever sequel is finally here.
The trailer premiered over at Apple, and rather than rely on the witty banter and unimaginably filthy one-liners that made the first "Hangover" film such a standout, the sequel's official teaser puts a strong emphasis on the tease.
We start with scattered shots covering the aftermath of what must have been a very fun night gone horribly wrong. After touring through an empty Bangkok hotel room and wading through a collection of review snippets from the first film, viewers are finally treated to the money shot: Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis walking down the city streets, each of them looking as if they'd just had a one-night stand with a tiger — and knowing what these guys did in Vegas, we wouldn't put that past them.
The big question remains: where is Justin Bartha? At the end of the trailer, Galifianakis mentions that it's nice to see the three of them together again, and that number does not include Bartha. Has Doug gone missing again, or are we just feasting on a piping hot plate of misdirection? We'll find out on Memorial Day when "The Hangover Part II" hits theaters!
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