Christopher Nolan's Batman trilogy comes to an end, the "Twilight" saga reaches its conclusion and "The Avengers" finally assemble… those are just a few of the monumental events hitting the big screen in 2012, easily one of the biggest years for movies in recent memory for those reasons and more. In fact, it's virtually impossible to decide which film is the one we're most eagerly awaiting, which is why we're turning to you: which movie are you most excited about in 2012?
MTV Movie Brawl 2012 Has Begun!
We'll get to the bottom of that question in the MTV Movie Brawl 2012, a new tournament pitting 32 of the most anticipated movies of the coming year against each other, "Hunger Games" style!
Starting on Tuesday (January 3), we're asking you to vote for the movie you're most excited to see in 2012 based on our list of 32 titles. The following week, our list will pare down to a sweet 16 based on your votes. Those remaining movies will be pitted against each other in a series of single-elimination battles until only one film is left standing—the film that you're most excited about in 2012.
We'd say Sherlock Holmes has gotten himself into a rather surprising situation in MTV News' exclusive "Game of Shadows" clip, but then we'd be kidding ourselves: knowing what we do of Robert Downey Jr.'s brillz detective, there's nothing all that shocking about seeing Holmes, in drag yet shirtless, crawling along the outside of a speeding, occasionally exploding train as his pal, John Watson, complains that this is no way to spend a honeymoon.
And that's the big takeaway not only from this new footage, but from the sequel itself (which we managed to catch last week): director Guy Ritchie has taken everything that worked in the 2009 original and delivered way more of it.
by Jim Gibbons
Whether you're watching a cattle drive crew cook some baked beans over a campfire or a shootout in front of a saloon, odds are you're going to see a striking 'stache somewhere in that scene peeking out from under the brim of a Stetson. For our final Movember Mustache Movie Madness column during the international men's health fundraiser where hombres grow mustaches for a month to benefit the Livestrong and Prostate Cancer Foundations, let's focus on some of the most memorable mustaches to mosey across the big screen.
Robert Redford as Henry Longabaugh, a.k.a. the "Sundance Kid," in "Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid"
Unarguably one of Hollywood's handsomest leading men, people forget that Redford's good looks were aided by a thick mustache in his breakthrough role. And, while we're on the topic of truisms, let's take a look at that manly mustache. This 'stache not only starred in an undisputed western classic, were it not for this below-the-nose mo-growth, there wouldn't be a Sundance Film Festival. While on screen the Sundance Kid's 'stache ended up soaked in blood after going out in a blaze of glory, it formed the fuzzy foundation of a career that would help shape the movie industry for years to come.
It's time to play the music! It's time to light the lights! It's time to meet the Muppets at… uh… "The Muppets," hitting theaters today!
Watch the "Muppets" trailer!
Kermit the Frog, Miss Piggy and the rest of their delightfully bizarre pals are back in action at long last with this week's release of "The Muppets," directed by James Bobin and starring Jason Segel, Amy Adams, Chris Cooper and an unstoppable array of celebrity cameos. Sporting a 100% certified fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, "Muppets" absolutely deserves all of the credit it's been getting in the past few days and weeks. If you have any fondness at all in your hearts for these wonderful characters, there's no excuse for you to skip out on this one — for longtime fans and new ones alike, "The Muppets" is as close to a perfect family film as it gets.
Check out five reasons to see the movie after the jump.
The villain of "Star Trek 2" remains unknown, though director J.J. Abrams certainly has his eye on someone for the role: Oscar-winning actor Benicio del Toro. It's still up in the air as to who BDT might play in the "Trek" sequel, assuming he comes on board at all, but Abrams confirmed to MTV News that he's very much interested in bringing the "Traffic" actor on board for his next interstellar voyage.
"Well, we're just in negotiations, we're in discussions," Abrams told us on the red carpet for the "Super 8" Blu-ray and DVD release in Los Angeles. "It's not even negotiations — just in discussion. But I would love to work with him. I've wanted to work with him for years, and this felt like a good opportunity."
Even if you're not as smitten with "The Twilight Saga" as the legions of screaming tweens around the country currently skipping school to see "Breaking Dawn – Part 1," the movie might be worth checking out just for the bananas birth scene at the film's end. Young Bella Swan, impregnated with Edward Cullen's vampire seed, goes into labor, and when a scalpel can't penetrate the placenta and unleash the bloodsucking fetus, her hubby starts noshing on her tummy. The whole scene is bloody and campy and ridiculous and, while not exactly worth the price of admission, is undoubtedly one of the most memorably nuts movie sequences of 2011.
In this way, the "Breaking Dawn" childbirth joins a long and occasionally venerable list of gruesome movie birth scenes. Read about some of them below.
It's show time, folks! All week long we've been hyping up "MTV First: 'The Sitter'" with Jonah Hill, and now, the big night is finally here. At 7:56 PM EST, Jonah will be joining host Josh Horowitz on MTV to premiere an exclusive new clip from "The Sitter," his babysitting-gone-wrong comedy heading into theaters on December 9. Immediately after the clip has aired, Josh and Jonah are taking the conversation online at MTV.com for a 30-minute Q&A, where the "Moneyball" and "21 Jump Street" actor will answer our questions and yours. Plus, they'll debut a second exclusive clip. Good times for everyone!
So what are you waiting for? Click play on the video below and tune in for our exclusive sit-down with Jonah Hill!
Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are all household names, but they weren't always that way. A little tiny something called "Twilight" changed the game for each of them, elevating them from promising young actors to full-fledged movie stars. Whether you're pinning it on Kristen's allure, Rob's mystique or Taylor's infamous abs, there's no doubt that there's a unique chemistry to the core "Twilight" trio that is absolutely essential to making these films work. And, according to the three of them, the chemistry between them came very quickly.
"I think [our chemistry] was very immediate," Lautner told us during "MTV First: 'Breaking Dawn – Part 1,'" our exclusive 30-minute chat with the "Twilight" cast last night (November 3). "Amongst everyone, it was just a warm and fuzzy feeling."
Welcome to Scene Stealer, a new feature here on Movies Blog where we salute the lesser-known actors who kill it so consistently with each and every scene they're in, they leave you wanting more. These are talented men and women who've already earned your respect, familiar faces you're always happy to see pop up in a movie or TV show -- you just might not know them as marquee names... yet.
Our inaugural Scene Stealer is Jake Johnson, who returns to primetime tonight in all-new episodes of "The New Girl." Johnson can also be seen booting NPH from heaven as Jesus in "A Very Harold And Kumar 3D Christmas," hitting theaters this weekend.
Find out everything you need to know about Jake and his scene-stealing after the jump!