Zach Galifianakis' character in "The Hangover Part III," Alan, eulogizes his father at beginning of the movie with a stirring rendition of "Ave Maria," and it got us thinking. In the unfortunate circumstance that Galifianakis had to use his angelic voice to send off either of his co-stars, Bradley Cooper or Ed Helms, we wondered what songs would the comedian sing in their memory... so we asked him.
Like Helms, we expected Galifianakis to take a less serious route. "The Office" star assumed he would say the theme from "Mr. Ed," but Galifianakis went with the Bruce Springsteen classic "Born in the U.S.A."
By Chris Kim
Imagine a world where crime and unemployment are nonexistent because, for one night a year, all criminal activity is legal. Emergency services are suspended for this 12-hour period so that the whole country can regulate itself without fear of punishment. Take that premise, set it up as a home invasion thriller with stars Ethan Hawke and "Game of Thrones" star Lena Headey as a loving couple under attack, and you have "The Purge." (Think "Battle Royale" meets "Panic Room.")
Ethan Hawke plays James Sandin, a man who has made a small fortune selling home safety systems to residents in his gated, upper-class community. The story kicks off when their young son, Charlie, saves a black homeless man from a group of armed and masked intruders wearing prep school uniforms. The group descends on the house, demanding the Sandins return the man they are rightfully allowed to hunt or risk being hunted themselves. While we won't spoil the film, the film deals with both issues of class and race while also showcasing violent scenes involving young children.
The new 3-D computer animated film "Epic" tells the story of a battle between the (very small) forces of good and evil in nature, where the very life of a forest hangs in the balance. It features the voices of Amanda Seyfried, Jason Sudeikis, Colin Farrell, Josh Hutcherson, Christoph Waltz, Aziz Ansari, Chris O'Dowd, Beyonce Knowles, Steven Tyler and Pitbull.
In the movie, Ansari plays a cocky slug named Mub; O'Dowd is his brave snail sidekick, Grub. Together they form a comedy team in the grand tradition of animated duos like Timon and Pumbaa, Buzz and Woody, and Shrek and Donkey.
Though he brings a lot of funny to "Epic," Ansari described his serious (and very made-up) preparation for the role. "Pitbull and I took a few classes at a nearby university to learn as much as we could about the insect world," he told MTV News. "We learned quite a bit."
O'Dowd was slightly less academic with his own "research" —"I just watched telly," he said.
"Epic" is in theaters now.
Today "Fast & Furious 6" hits theaters. Meanwhile, "Fast & Furious 7" already has a release date. So is it safe to assume that more movies are in the works in the "Fast & Furious" franchise? It's not much of a stretch, if Vin Diesel is to be believed.
"I don't want to go too far ahead. I found myself talking about '8' yesterday and I had to stop myself," Diesel told MTV News, adding, "I will say that '7' is a reset."
It's not a spoiler to say that there is going to be a good deal of naked Ken Jeong in "The Hangover: Part III." Leslie Chow is back and crazier than ever in the new film, and Jeong believes that being naked is a necessary part of his character's personality.
"He's entering the world in this kind pantheon of chaos in a certain way," Jeong explained to MTV News. "When I think of a 'Hangover' movie, I think of 'loving chaos.' Like Chow loves chaos, and he enters the world loving chaos -- you know, of the 'Hangover' movies -- and then he finishes the trilogy with he still wants to show everyone that he still loves chaos. That to me is a bigger kind of message that I got from that, which I love."
"The Last Stand," Arnold Schwarzenegger's return to his role as a leading man action star, hits Blu-ray and DVD today, so we're bringing you this exclusive look at a featurette from the disc. If you've ever seen how Schwarzenegger talks about his movies, especially the "Total Recall" audio commentary, you know how fun it can be.
Also, to celebrate the release, we spoke with Schwarzenegger's co-star Jaimie Alexander, who explained what it was like to watch herself in an action movie alongside the legend.
Check out our interview with Jaimie Alexander after the jump!
In the seven years that "Arrested Development" has been off the air, a lot must have happened to the hilarious and perpetually destructive Bluth family. Or not. The show is called "Arrested Development" after all.
But since seven years is a long time regardless of how arrested the development of the Bluth is, MTV News sat down with the cast of the cult TV show to see what everyone has been up to since the last time that we visited with the family.
"Arrested Development" returns on Netflix this coming Sunday, May 26.
Last week, we traveled to Las Vegas to sit down with the Wolfpack to talk "The Hangover" for one last time before the trilogy ends next week. We'll have more about that movie closer to the release date, but we took some time out of our interview to ask a few questions about Bradley Cooper's and Ed Helms' upcoming projects.
A few weeks ago, Steven Spielberg signed on to direct Cooper in an adaptation of "American Sniper," the tragic true story of Chris Kyle, whose memoir the actor's production company optioned. Cooper shared his reaction to attracting such a legendary director.
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" hit Blu-ray, DVD, and digital download this week, so we hopped on the phone with the movie's deadly heroine, Alexandra Daddario, about how she looks back on her run-in with Leatherface, whether her own movie can actually scare her, and what it's like to go crazy on screen.
Check out our full interview with Alexandra Daddario after the jump!
One of the highlights of the new "Star Trek" films has been Zachary Quinto's performance as Spock, despite having to follow the incomparable Leonard Nemoy. Quinto understands how to play the character both seriously and for laughs in a way that is unexpected and, frankly, delightful.
During "MTV First: Star Trek Into Darkness," MTV News' Josh Horowitz put a challenge to Quinto, to see if he could turn any phrase, no matter how un-Spock-like, into something that sounds like the most famous Vulcan.
Well, Quinto took on the challenge with great enthusiasm and managed to turn some ridiculous sentences into classy Spock talk. Check it out in the video above!