You know how there are all of these amazingly brilliant shows on TV right now. There's a reason for that. Many would give David Chase, the man behind "The Sopranos," credit for ushering in a golden age of television and allowing for serious, adult shows like "Mad Men," "Breaking Bad," and "Game of Thrones" to exist.
This fall, Chase will unveil his first film, "Not Fade Away," the only thing he's produced since Journey played "The Sopranos" out in 2007. MTV News spoke with Chase for our Fall Movie Preview about his film, which tells the story of a young band of musicians during the 1960s, and why the music at the heart the movie is so important to him.
Check out exclusive images from "Not Fade Away" and the rest of our Fall Movie Preview films.
Why is this the story you tell for your first film?
I just love the music from the period. I always consider myself lucky to have been at a certain age when that music came out, the first British invasion. I love working with that music. One of my favorite things about working on 'The Sopranos' was doing the music for it. Selfishly, I wanted to continue that by doing a movie that had a lot of music in it. Just being alive back then and how important music became to people back then. It played a central role in everyone's life, radio and pop music, maybe more than today. Although, I really can't say.
When the clock ticks down on "3, 2, 1… Frankie Go Boom" this fall, actor Ron Perlman will show off his more feminine side — quite literally, in fact.
Perlman appears opposite fellow "Sons of Anarchy" star Charlie Hunnam in director Jordan Roberts' comedy as Phyllis, an ex-con computer hacker who went by the name Phil before undergoing a sex change. And it's not just surface details that changed when Phil became Phyllis, either — to hear Perlman tell it, it's the whole shebang.
"Phil is now really, truly Phyllis," Perlman told MTV News in an interview for our Fall Movie Preview week. "She's true transgender, had the operation, all of the plumbing has been rearranged. You do the math."
Joseph Gordon-Levitt has had more than a few physical roles in his career as an actor. But flying around rotating hallways and running down the streets of Gotham are nothing compared to the work he did on a fixed-gear bike for "Premium Rush."
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Gordon-Levitt and his director David Koepp, the actor filled us in on why such a physically demanding role was just what he needed when he accepted the part.
Back when "Premium Rush" was casting, Gordon-Levitt was just coming off of another movie that forced him to the opposite end of the spectrum physically.
It may be two years since Ari Graynor appeared on "Fringe" as Detective Olivia Dunham's sister, Rachel, but now seems as good a time as any for her big return. Not only is the show going into its last season, but there's also a baby on the way for Olivia and Peter.
That news, however, is—well—news to Graynor, who stopped by the MTV News offices earlier this week. "She has a child? No way! No way! There you go, never know maybe I'll appear for the birth," she joked.
Two weeks ago, Warner Bros. officially announced plans to delay the release of their upcoming drama "Gangster Squad" in order to reshoot a key action sequence in response to the shooting tragedy at the Aurora movie theater.
The original scene, which bared a striking resemblance to the real-life events, would be completely reconceived, and many of the principal actors would return for about a week of filming.
This includes Michael Peña, who spoke with us for our upcoming Fall Movie Preview. You can read what Peña had to say about the reshoots after the jump.
If you're an actor and you're in a relationship with another actor, you better hope that the chemistry translates to the screen. Otherwise, things could get a little embarrassing.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard, real-fiances, definitely felt the pressure for their new movie, "Hit & Run," which casts them as two lovers on the lam. When MTV News sat down with the couple, they said they understood the challenge.
"It was kind of high-risk," Shepard said. "Because had we not had chemistry, that would have been rough for everyone."
Just because Robert Pattinson has been playing an American dreamboat for the past four years doesn't mean he's any less of an Englishman at heart.
Ever since he broke onto the scene in "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire," Rob has primarily been starring as an American in films. Between "The Twilight Saga," "Remember Me," "Water for Elephants" and now "Cosmopolis," one concerned fan was apparently worried RPattz might be losing his sexy British accent. We put the question to the man better known as Edward Cullen during "MTV First: Robert Pattinson," and he admitted that sometimes he does slip into American when he's in the United States.
"I remember when I first came to America I couldn't drive, so I was taking taxis everywhere and I got into this habit of speaking in an American accent just because people genuinely couldn't understand you," he explained. "The amount of times people would ask me what my name was, I'd be like, 'Rob,' and they'd be like, 'What are you saying? Your name is Rope?' I was like, 'How are you hearing Rope?'"
"Cosmopolis" isn't exactly an obvious choice for Robert Pattinson, and the actor definitely isn't the first person you would expect to see lead a David Cronenberg movie, but something seemed to click.
When Pattinson sat down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for a recent "MTV First," he explained that the role just sort of happened.
"It was total luck. It was like a gift to get the job," he said.
David Cronenberg's latest film, "Cosmopolis," is certainly a departure for Robert Pattinson, and the actor plans to continue that trend with his next few project, which include "The Rover" from "Animal Kingdom" director David Michôd, a modern combat film "Mission: Blacklist," and most recently, playing T.E. Lawrence in Werner Herzog's "Queen of the Desert."
When Pattinson sat down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz during "MTV First," he opened up about his future projects.
"It came out of nowhere," Pattinson said about Herzog's "Queen of the Desert." While he's taking up the mantle from Peter O'Toole, don't expect any direct comparisons. "I met [Herzog] ages ago, and then it suddenly came out. It's different; it's a really different Lawrence. It's a cool... I didn't really know that much."
"Copper" might be the new BBC America show that takes place in the Five Points area of Manhattan in 1864, but if you ask star Franka Potente what she likes about the show, it's that it doesn't seem like a period drama.
Potente sat down with MTV News to talk about the upcoming premiere and what it was like to work in an elaborate set disguised at post-Civil War New York City.
At first, Potente was turned off by the concept of a period show, but the content of the show made it relatable and modern. "I guess I was always a little bit scared of period stuff. As an audience, if you see 1800s or something, it more often seems that the actors are carrying the weight of the time," she said. "It always has a Shakespearean tone to it. To me, that always feels very theatrical and very unrelatable. What I like about our show is that, yes, it is 1865, but it's very gritty and raw and kind of contemporary, if that makes any sense."