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!
Tell us what you think of the trailer in the comments section and on Twitter!
"G.I. Joe 2" is currently seeking directors, with filmmakers F. Gary Gray and Jon Chu reportedly the frontrunners for the job. Official confirmation has yet to hit the wire on either of them, but when MTV News spoke with Chu earlier today, the "Never Say Never" director certainly didn't deny his "Joe" involvement.
"I don't know," Chu laughed when we asked if there was any truth to the rumors connecting him to the "G.I. Joe" sequel. "I mean, I don't know what goes on inside the doors of Paramount, but I'm up for a bunch of different projects."
Not a confirmation, but certainly not a denial from where we're sitting. And while many "Joe" fans have scoffed at the idea of the "Step Up 3-D" director and Justin Bieber documentarian taking the reins on their beloved franchise, give the man a chance: after all, as he explains it, Chu is a deep cut fan of the series himself.
"The King's Speech" and "The Social Network" might be the frontrunners in the Best Picture race, but there's something its contender "Inception" has a leg up on: an app for that.
In a press release, Warner Bros. announced the launch of apps centered on Christopher Nolan's "The Dark Knight" and "Inception." Now available at the App store, these so-called App Editions give iPad users a new way to experience both films -- and, of course, show them off to their non-iPad-or-iPhone-owning friends.
In a statement regarding the new App Editions, Warner Bros. Digital Distribution President Thomas Gewecke said: "For many, watching a movie is a social activity and App Editions are the first mobile product to deliver this capability on a global scale. They offer a fully connected experience, allowing viewers to engage with others around the world in real-time through Facebook and Twitter. In 2011, Warner Bros. will release a full slate of App Editions including new release and catalog films.”
Kevin Smith has been very deliberate about what he's revealed and what he hasn't when it comes to "Red State." The politically and religiously-minded horror film is certainly a change of pace for the filmmaker, and it shows in what little we've seen – from the eerie character-centric teaser posters all the way through to the unforgettably haunting trailer.
With that in mind, make no mistake about it: what Smith is showing you in this exclusive clip from "Red State" is deliberately chosen. The scene he's selected features some of the movie's most prominent players, including Oscar-nominated actress Melissa Leo and Michael Angarano.
Details on the scene are past the jump!
Last week's scoop that Kristen Stewart could land the leading role in "Snow White and the Huntsman" was met with mixed reactions, to say the least. Some of you were very open to the idea, while others… not so much.
Well, time to start getting used to the idea if you're not already: KStew is officially in negotiations for the part. Our friends at Hollywood Crush have the full rundown, telling us that the erstwhile Bella Swan's talks with Universal are not finalized yet and could still fall through. But both sides want the deal to happen.