Break out the rum (only if you're of age, of course): The first trailer for "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" has dropped anchor on the Internet courtesy of Yahoo! Movies, and it will not disappoint fans of the series.

This may be Johnny Depp's fourth time wearing Captain Jack Sparrow's tattered pirate rags and half-drunken smirk, but if the actor is growing weary of the role it certainly doesn't show. In "Pirates 4," Captain Jack has eternal life on the brain, so he spearheads an expedition to find the fabled Fountain of Youth. As he explains in the trailer, there will be three dangers along the way: mermaids, zombies and Blackbeard. The mermaids, you see, enchant sailors with their beautiful visages and that whole "we're naked from the waist up" thing -- but as a couple of unlucky gents find in the trailer, kissing a mermaid can land you a one-way trip to Davy Jones' locker. The danger of zombies is pretty self-explanatory. And Blackbeard, well, he's plain eeeevil -- and, just to drive home that point, he's played by always formidable baddie Ian McShane. Read More...

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FROM SPLASH PAGE: Ever since Nick Fury uttered the phrase "the Avengers initiative" to Tony Stark at the end of the first "Iron Man," fans have been waiting with bated breath to see ol' Shellhead get together with Thor and Captain America on the silver screen. But there has been some skepticism as to how it would all work out — after all, Tony is a tech-based character while someone like Thor depends heavily on mysticism.

While we're not necessarily closer to an answer on how well they'll share the screen in "The Avengers," we certainly have a much better idea about how the Thunder God is going to fit into cinemas next summer.

Marvel Entertainment and Yahoo have unveiled the highly anticipated trailer for "Thor," director Kenneth Branagh's adaptation of the classic Marvel Comics hero starring Chris Hemsworth — and needless to say, it looks like Marvel has captured lightning in a bottle once again.

For more great commentary on the "Thor" trailer, head over to MTV Splash Page!

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Aside from the nickname "Jolie," former "Jersey Shore" starlet Angelina Pivarnick doesn't have a whole lot in common with her Oscar-winning nicknamesake.

Angelina Jolie is the butt-kicking star of such blockbusters as "Lara Croft: Tomb Raider," "Mr. & Mrs. Smith," "Wanted" and "Salt," a crusading philanthropist battling poverty and other ills across the world, and one half of the genetically blessed super-couple Brangelina. Pivarnick is a sassy Staten Island-bred bartender, a known associate of people with names like the Situation, Snookie, JWow and DJ Pauly D., and a huge fan of GTL (that's the sacred trinity of Gym, Tan, Laundry for the "Jersey Shore" uninitiated).

Naturally, we had to wonder what Jolie's latest film, the mistaken-identity thriller "The Tourist," would have been like had Pivarnick starred opposite Johnny Depp instead of Jolie. So we re-cut the "Tourist" trailer with one rather massive change: We subbed in Pivarnick for Jolie. Read More...

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A few weeks back, MTV's Josh Horowitz coaxed Dan Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint and Tom Felton -- the very British stars of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" -- into employing their best American accents. The result was the viral sensation "American Talk," one of MTV News' most-viewed videos ever.

While at the Paris press junket for "The Tourist," Josh did something similar with Johnny Depp and Angelina Jolie, engaging the stars in a humorous game of "Parisian Password." For the uninitiated, Password is a game where one player tries to guess a word or phrase based on one-word clues given by another player. Parisian Password is Password where only French terms are in play. You get it. And trust us, you don't need to parlez vous French to enjoy this.

What do you think of "Parisian Password"? Tell us in the comments!

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The new "Transformers: Dark Of The Moon" trailer has hit the Internet, giving viewers a first look at the third installment in Michael Bay's robot-vs.-robot franchise. The trailer is surprisingly light on the AWESOME explosions and robotic violence that will no doubt comprise 90 percent of the film, instead subtly setting up the movie's premise: that 41 years ago Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin were sent to the moon not to collect space rocks, take soil samples and come up with clever one liners ("One small step..."), but to investigate a mysterious crash landing on the orb's dark side. What they found there was a ginormous wrecked spacecraft that was piloted by a mammoth, as-yet-unidentified robot (we're thinking Alpha Trion, one of the 13 original Transformers).

Transformers throughout history

The trailer got us to thinking. Our planet's history over the past 50-60 years has been quite an interesting one, filled with devastating wars and world-famous weddings, free-spirited concerts and sad farewell performances, inspirational speeches and the equally inspirational tearing down of walls. Sadly, all of our world's watershed events share one thing in common: a distinct lack of giant robots. Read More...

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The first trailer for Michael Bay's third Autobots-vs.-Decepticons flick, "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," has arrived and, unsurprisingly, it has zero Megan Fox in it (a side effect of, you know, her not being in the movie). Somewhat surprisingly, however, the trailer also fails to feature star Shia LaBeouf, new leading lady Rosie Huntington-Whiteley... and any robot-induced mayhem. It does boast a whole lot of astronaut Neil Armstrong (or, rather, a guy playing him) and even a little Walter Cronkite (portraying himself in archival footage).

That's because the trailer is a teaser in the truest sense of the word, delving back some 40 years into history to show humankind's first encounter with the giant robots that, in the modern day, use Earth as their playground/battleground. Interspersing real archival footage of Cronkite and NASA with a reenactment of Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin's historic moon landing, the trailer reveals what the astronauts found on the dark side of the moon (so that's where the title comes from!). Read More...

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Perhaps you've heard that "21 Jump Street," a 1980s TV series about undercover cops who specialize in youth crime, is getting a big-screen adaptation courtesy of Jonah Hill, who co-wrote the script and will star opposite Channing Tatum. You may have also heard that Hill wants Johnny Depp -- whose portrayal of Officer Tom Hanson on the show helped launched him to superstardom -- for a cameo. Well, here's a bit of news that might not have made its way to your ears: Depp is totally game for it.

The man known for playing Edward Scissorhands, Ed Wood and Captain Jack Sparrow told MTV News exactly that at the Paris press junket for "The Tourist." "I've said I'm into it, but no one's actually approached me," Depp said of a role in "21 Jump."

Meanwhile, Jonah Hill, who specifically scripted a part for Depp in the film, told MTV as recently as last month that he'd love to have the iconic actor in the "21 Jump Street" reboot. In fact, he even made an on-camera pitch to Depp, joking: "Just do it, dude. Don't be an a--hole." Read More...

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It's been a whole 24 hours since MTV Movies Blog last brought you news of the already infamous "Black Swan" sex scene showcasing the bedroom talents of Natalie Portman and Mila Kunis... so we figured it was about time for a follow-up.

And since yesterday's post was all about how Kunis banned her dad from watching the aforementioned scene between the ballet-rivals-turned-bed-mates, we're keeping things fair today by offering you Ms. Portman's take on filming the steamy sequence with her co-star and, as it happens, off-screen BFF.

"It was really crazy, because Mila and I were very good friends," Portman told MTV News at the "Black Swan" junket. "And when Darren [Aronofsky, the director] asked me, 'Who do you think could do this part? Who has sort of a similar height, coloring, physique?' I was like, 'Oh, Mila, Mila, Mila!' He met her and obviously flipped over her, and she's super talented and does an amazing job in the movie." Read More...

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Last year we premiered the trailer for the aptly-titled "Mega Shark vs. Giant Octopus," and it wound up being one of the highest-viewed videos we've ever run. Since then we've seen "Mega Piranha" and "Mega Python vs. Gatoroid." Those were pretty good, but they just couldn't match the intense craziness of "Mega Shark." Well, now we're going back to the basics...

Asylum Home Entertainment has given us the exclusive trailer premiere for "Mega Shark vs. Crocosaurus," and if you thought a shark taking a bite out of the Golden Gate Bridge was crazy, wait until you get a load of what two mutant creatures can do. Yup, that's a giant croc below ravaging a convention center. And, yup, that's Jaleel White, a.k.a. Steve Urkel all grown up, battling him in the trailer. So click on the video to watch and let us know what you think in the comments. And don't forget to mark your calendar for the DVD's release on December 21: Click here to Netflix it and here to buy it.

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Harry Potter movie poll

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows - Part 1" has been out for the better part of a week now, so fans have had a chance to see it (in many cases, multiple times... while wearing Hogwarts uniforms and carrying a broom), digest it and come to terms with their feelings about it.

MTV has already asked you to weigh in on whether you liked "Deathly Hallows: Part 1," and the answer has been a resounding "Yes!" But now we want to know how the penultimate film in the franchise stacks up to the six other "Potter" films currently in existence. In case you need a refresher (we're pretty sure you don't, but just in case...) they are: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" (2001), "Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets" (2002), "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" (2004), "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire" (2005), "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" (2007) and "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" (2009).

Take the poll below to vote for your favorite "Harry Potter" film so far! (Because you know "Deathly Hallows - Part 2" is going to blow all the rest out of the water next July.) Read More...

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