Just as Harry Potter returned from the in-between at the end of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2," the "Harry Potter" DVDs and Blu-Rays that we just lost
forever for a brief period of time will now be apparating back on to store shelves near you.
Okay, so that might have been a stretch for a metaphor, but the "Harry Potter" films are coming back to store shelves in a brand new collection. This bad boy is replete with the special features and memorabilia absent from last year's complete DVD/Blu-Ray collection, and comes tacked with a $500 price tag. Amazon posted the details about the "Harry Potter Wizards Collection" and even offered a $150 markdown, but didn't have any details about what the boxed set will officially include. Well, that's where I come in.
Since the collection still has a vague "2012" release date, it seems fair to take a crack at puzzling out what could possibly be included that makes the special edition home video release so expensive. Click on after the jump to see my memorabilia and featurette wish list.
If you weren't excited about "Prometheus" before, the recent TED Talk given by Guy Pearce's character, Peter Weyland, should do the trick.
The three-minute short was conceived by "Prometheus" director Ridley Scott and writer Damon Lindelof, showing the founder of the Weyland-Yutani company delivering a rousing speech about the future of technology and robotics. It's a tantalizing teaser of what's to come with "Prometheus," establishing quite decisively that, yes, this does take place in the "Alien" universe, and this Peter Weyland character is really quite the shadester.
Big props to Pearce for delivering one of the most compelling performances of 2012 to date. In fact, I kind of feel like Pearce should just keep doing in-character TED Talks for all of his famous roles. I can see some of them now…
Staff Sergeant Matt Thompson, "The Hurt Locker" (2008): "Bomb disposal is a lot like life. One minute, your life is under your complete and total control. The next minute—"
"How do you do it? How do you do it?"
That is the one question Jon Hamm had for "Wanderlust" stars Jennifer Aniston and Paul Rudd during Wednesday's MTV First. But the real question is what exactly did Hamm -- who had recorded the question in a video while he was in London to present an award at the BAFTAs -- actually mean by "it"? Aniston certainly seemed puzzled by it, but Rudd took the whole thing in stride and actually gave a pretty good (albeit bluffed) answer.
"I've known Jon longer than I've known Jen, and I can tell you it's no surprise he has that kind of time on his hands," Rudd responded. "Well, Jon, how I do it is a heavy diet of laughter, single malt scotch, love, methamphetamines, an arsenal of weaponry and a heavy, heavy dose of hatred for all groups different than myself."
Paul Rudd and MTV News' Josh Horowitz have been known to find themselves in odd situations whenever they meet up.
Back in 2008 when Rudd was promoting his then-upcoming film "Role Models," the pair went out to Dave & Buster's. Needless to say, the interview ended with Rudd and Horowitz inside a gigantic claw game machine.
Now the two will meet for MTV First, but this time Jennifer Aniston is coming along to join the fun. It all begins on Wednesday, February 22 at 7:56 p.m. on MTV. The stars of the upcoming film "Wanderlust" will present a never-before-seen clip from the movie.
by Ryan Rigley
Bold. Brash. Bees. These are but a few of the many things that come to mind when one thinks of the magnificence that is Nicolas Cage, a man almost too bizarre for words. With "Ghost Rider: Spirit of Vengeance" hitting theaters today (February 17), audiences across the country are gearing up for another installment of the motorcycled madman’s high speed hijinks.
Nicolas Cage talks "Ghost Rider" sequel
In addition, Cage himself has expressed the desire to make a sequel to "The Wicker Man" not long ago, stating “I would like to take ‘The Wicker Man’ to Japan, except this time he’s a ghost.” So, let me get this straight. Nicolas Cage… as a ghost… in Japan for some reason? Yes, please!
It seems as though Mr. Cage has a serious case of "sequel syndrome" as of late. And what better way to celebrate than with our own dream-list of Nicolas Cage sequels?
Thanks to Clint Eastwood's Super Bowl commercial, the economy is saved -- unemployment is over, production is up, and we will all be fine, bless us. Okay, not really, but his Chrysler ad touting the revival of the American workforce was minorly touching, if only because his gruff voice adds so much weight to any statement. He could have said something like, "Bears are responsible for 90% of forest fires," and we would've listened. Duh, he's Clint Eastwood!
In that spirit, we thought of five other things that his trademark growl could improve. Check 'em out past the jump.
"The Woman in Black" haunts theaters this weekend, promising to deliver a brand new side of Daniel Radcliffe that even his "Equus" fans have yet to see.
Of course, we've seen Radcliffe battle the supernatural before. Eight times before, in fact. Indeed, while we're excited to see how his turn as Arthur Kipps fares against a haunted house, we can't help ourselves from wondering how much easier a time he'd have getting rid of that pesky woman with his reliable Hogwarts education in tow.
With that in mind, keep on reading for five ways Harry Potter himself would deal with "The Woman in Black."
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.