Surviving a plane crash is no easy feat. Outrunning mythical wolves can prove even trickier, and not everyone can do it with as much ease as Liam Neeson in "The Grey." The survival thriller hits theaters today, and before you go off trying to rough it in the arctic yourself, do yourself a kindness by reading our do's and don't's for making it through such an ordeal.
Here is our list of "The Grey" survival tips:
DON'T Act Like A Jerk
Let's take this one off the table right away. If the audience isn't going to be rooting for you, they're going to cheer on the wolves once they get a hold of you. When it comes to an unlikeable character, the only thing more bloodthirsty than the supernatural wolves chasing you is the audience eagerly anticipating your demise. Be kind often and early, and you'll at least survive until the second act.
It's been a little while since we've heard from Sacha Baron Cohen on the solo comedy front. Back in 2006, every annoying person you know dressed up as Borat for Halloween, but increasing familiarity with his mockumentary tactics made it more and more difficult for Cohen to film without being noticed.
Cue "The Dictator," a classically Cohen character who isn't making his debut mockumentary style. The trailer for the film, which just arrived via Moviefone, reveals a very conventionally shot take on a very goofy character -- half the typical formula, updated for modern times.
If you ever need a tour guide for the wonderful city of Bangkok, Thailand, look no further than the eccentric Mr. Chow of the two "Hangover" films. He'll show you all the best parts of the country: the motor bikes, the other motor bikes and the site of his first killing.
In this exclusive clip from the Blu-ray/DVD release of "The Hangover Part II," currently in stores as of today (December 6), Ken Jeong travels in character as Mr. Chow through the streets of Bangkok, pointing out the sights along the way. He knows the city well and shares every happy memory with you in the featurette.
As Jeong is known for, the extra featurette from the video release is the actor just improvising his way through the clip, playing off what he's seeing on the street in his usual hilarious fashion.
Better late than never? Perhaps encouraged by his daughters, M. Night Shyamalan has finally taken a seat on the Twitter train (he’s now on Facebook, too). His first tweet, on November 25th, was a characteristic homage to his childhood hero:
I was thirteen years old when I tried to call Steven Spielberg. I made my mom call and pretend she was my assistant. He didn't take my call.
To commemorate this auspicious occasion, we present to you a collection of bold predictions: the five ways M. Night Shyamalan will reinvent Twitter.
"Star Wars" mashups aren't exactly a rarity, but excellent parodies are a bit harder to come by. Today brings one such more-than-worthy entry, and just in time for the holidays!
The folks at OneMinuteGalactica (via Blastr) discovered a video called "The Sith who Stole Christmas," combining two of pop culture's all-time greatest villains—Darth Vader and The Grinch—into one wonderful mashup.
You can check it out here, and keep reading for our very own "Star Wars" meets Dr. Seuss mashup, courtesy of MTV News' very own Tami Katzoff.
by Jim Gibbons
Hollywood has a long love affair with history that rivals some of cinema's greatest romances. While mustaches may not be tremendously hip nowadays, many fine films take place in eras where the 'stache was much more commonplace. Though Movember—the men's health charity event where gentlemen grow and groom mustaches to raise funds for the Livestrong and Prostate Cancer Foundations—is a relatively young fundraiser, 'stache-growing participants can look to the past for present-day mustache motivation.
Brad Pitt as Lieutenant Aldo Raine in "Inglourious Basterds"
Sure, Aldo Raine's World War II-era 'stache may not have helped his ability to pull off a proper Italian accent, but that certainly didn't stop this mustachioed soldier from killing more than his fair share of Nazis—one of history and cinema's most recognizable groups of villains. Groomed to perfection in the field and undercover, Raine's mustache was as easily recognizable as his big f---ing knife!
It began last night at midnight and will continue this weekend across the country. Millions of Twilight fans will travel in droves to see "Breaking Dawn - Part 1," and, inevitably, among those moviegoers will be thousands of reluctant boyfriends and husbands, dragged along to appease their eager significant vampire-obsessed other.
Our friends over at NextMovie put together a helpful "Twilight" guide for dudes that will help you prep for the movie, but once you're in the theater, it's a whole other monster. Here are some survival tips for making it through "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" alive.
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 hard to out-cute Kermit the Frog, but young Toshi McWeeny managed to do it during a junket interview for "The Muppets." Toshi's dad is Drew McWeeny of HitFix, and he set up his son with the chance of a lifetime, interviewing the legendary Kermit and Miss Piggy.
Toshi definitely handled himself like a pro, not letting the stars get the better of him. Both Kermit and Piggy agreed that the interview was the best of the day and told Toshi he had done an excellent job. According to his dad, he had come up with all of the questions by himself and really took the assignment seriously. It shows!
Watch the video below for what will probably be the most adorable thing you see all day.
After a torrential downpour of indefensible comments, Brett Ratner apologized and stepped down as the producer of the 2012 Academy Awards telecast. In his official apology, the director went on to explain that he understands that his behavior has been inappropriate and that he is making strides to change his behavior in the future.
Ratner's apology is a step in the right direction. But here at Movies Blog, we'd like to see the "Tower Heist" filmmaker go the extra mile and apologize for a few other things he forgot to check off his list of offenses.