On Wednesday (October 12), Fox announced that the fifth entry in the "Die Hard" series, due out on Valentine's Day 2013, will be called "A Good Day To Die Hard."
The blogosphere soon erupted in snickers, but some were too quick to forget that a crazy title that riffs on the phrase "Die Hard" is just par for the course for this acclaimed action franchise. We here at MTV News are pumped for the new flick, and while the title lives up to the wacky tradition, we feel it could be even wackier.
To that end, we've suggested a few titles that take it one step further. Prepare to die really, really hard after the jump.
You can put the Aussie in the city, but can you put the city in the Aussie? "Real Steel" star Hugh Jackman has lived in New York City for some time now, but can he pass a rigorous test from After Hours host and life-long New Yorker, Josh Horowitz?
Check out the latest episode of After Hours to see Jackman name the girls from "Sex and the City" (who the heck is Caitlin?), identify where Spidey lives and show off his best Woody Allen impersonation.
Let us know how Hugh did in the comment section and on Twitter.
FROM NEXTMOVIE: Comedy Central's "South Park" returns for its 15th season this week ... with, naturally, an episode making fun of Asperger's Syndrome. (It's entitled "Ass Burgers.")
The show's cutout animation may be simple, but Stan, Kyle, Cartman and Kenny have become some of the most indelible characters in cartoon history.
So, naturally, we've always wondered how "South Park" creators Matt Stone and Trey Parker would have applied their signature style to some of our favorite movie icons. Our old mate Old Red Jalopy was up to the task.
See the full list at NextMovie!
A while back Donnie Wahlberg told me he watched the first "Human Centipede" and "faced" his own fears about a psychopath who mutilates humans and makes them into, you guessed it, human centipedes. Witness his words of encouragement for yourself...
Inspired by Donnie's courage (and because Movies Blog editor Josh Wigler forced me to), I decided to "face the fear" and watch the new trailer for "The Human Centipede 2 (Full Sequence)," which premiered online last night. I did this for all of you. Behold my real time reactions past the jump!
FROM NEXTMOVIE: The "porn star name game" is a time-honored tradition in America.
It's a game pretty much anyone can play, depending on the rules -- we employ the First Name: First Pet, Last Name: Street You Grew Up On method (our apologies to those with allergies, maybe you had a goldfish?). And the results are, without fail, hilarious.
We asked 50 of our favorite movie stars in Hollywood -- including Megan Fox, Ryan Gosling, Anne Hathaway, Gerard Butler, Katie Holmes, Jon Hamm, Emma Stone and Neil Patrick Harris -- for their porn star names. They did not let us down.
Porn Star Name: Candy Douglas
"Candy was my black cat, and Douglas Avenue I believe was the first street."
Porn Star Name: Tracker Mohawk
"We had a cat named 'Tracker,' and the street we lived on was 'Mohawk.' Tracker Mohawk."
Porn Star Name: Rebound Springbrook
"[Rebound was] a beagle. Rebound sounds like bad casting."
Check out the full gallery at NextMovie!
by Dionne Buxton
Disney has been on a binge with the publicity of the new "Muppets" movie, previously poking fun at "The Hangover 2" with "The Fuzzy Pack" and "Green Lantern" through "Being Green." Now, the haywire marketing extravaganza continues with a new trailer called "The Pig with the Froggy Tattoo," toying around with -- you guessed it -- David Fincher's "Girl with the Dragon Tattoo."
This upbeat trailer is oozing with celebrity appearances from the likes of Chris Cooper, Neil Patrick Harris, and Sarah Silverman to name a few. And it’s packed with random scenes and intrepid blinking text that takes jabs not just at the "Dragon Tattoo" trailer, but at their own use of parodies to publicize the movie.
Say hi to your mother freakin' quarter pounder for me!
In today's mouth-watering news you can use, actors Mark and Donnie Wahlberg are teaming with chef brother Paul Wahlberg to open the eponymous Wahlburgers restaurant, which will serve—you guessed it!—hot-off-the-grill hamburgers.
The news comes from the Boston Herald, who report that the brothers had to secure naming rights from a Rochester, N.Y.-based restaurant that already sold something called the "Wahlburger." (Who knew?!) The 4,300 square-foot restaurant is set to open "soon," across from the brother's Italian restaurant, Alma Nove, in Hingham, Mass.
We, for one, can't wait to hang tough with a juicy Wahlburger, but why stop there? Plenty of celebrities have food-friendly names that we could see printed on those little paper placemats. Check out our epicurean suggestions after the jump!
by Uptin Saiidi
Even 3D can’t always provide enough stimulants for today’s movie-goer, so “Spy Kids: All the Time in the World,” comes out in 4D. The film stars Jessica Alba who plays a retired spy called back into action and with the help of her stepchildren try to stop the evil Timekeeper from taking over the world... and you'll be able to smell their adventure every step of the way.
The fourth dimension is smell-tastic thanks to the movie's "Aroma-Scope," a technology that'll allow you to pick up on various scents corresponding with specific scenes in the movie. (No dirty diapers, please!) Although smell-o-vision isn't standard practice, here are five movies we wish we could have smelled while they were in theaters. Hey, it might not be too late?
There are many arguments for various alternate endings for the "Harry Potter" franchise, but the folks over at How It Should Have Ended put together the most cohesive and convincing one we've seen yet.
Okay, so it starts off pretty much the same as the end of "Deathly Hallows: Part 2" but makes two notable exceptions. First off, it ditches the epilogue, so you're welcome for that MTV Movies Blog editor Josh Wigler.
Second -- and, it goes without saying, SPOILER ALERT if you still haven't seen the movie/read the final book -- it brings Snape back from the dead, and that's really all we can ask for in a "Harry Potter" alternate ending. After all, the Potions professor didn't win MTV's Harry Potter World Cup for being boring or lame.
The video puts forth quite a few good points, though, about plot holes in the series, so after the jump we go through and give the folks at HISHE their proper due for their hilarious video.
Jason Momoa certainly has mastered the art of playing butt-kicking, half-naked, long-haired savages, as proven by this weekend's "Conan the Barbarian." But, as excited as we are here at MTV Movies Blog, we couldn't help wonder what a movie about his other recent brutish leading role would look like.
Blame it on our "Game of Thrones" withdrawals, but with "Conan" coming out this weekend I couldn't resist trying to dream up what "Khal Drogo: The Movie" would look like. Sure, he may or may not be coming back next season, but if the great Khal had his own prequel spin-off big screen action romp, it probably would look something like this...