Gentlemen, if you're attempting to hit on Anna Kendrick, there are a few things you should know.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz went down to SXSW, he spoke with Kendrick and her "Drinking Buddies" costar Jake Johnson about how they enjoy nights out with their friends. Kendrick's night out with her male friends tends to include one pick-up style that she is no longer accepting.
"Whenever it's my guy friends, it's generally speaking like, we're hanging out, and they want to be like, 'I'm going to order this whisky. I think you're really going to like it.' Guys do that a lot," she said. "Guys, as a move, it's been done. Just FYI. Just so you know. We've all had it done before. It's not an original idea."
"Admission," the romantic comedy that deals with the stressful world of getting into college, has a premise that makes you wonder why no one has attempted it before. It was the more absurd elements of that process that attracted Tina Fey to the project, as she told MTV News when we sat down with her and co-star Paul Rudd.
"I like the idea that it's set in this world of college admission that is so stressful for so many people," Fey said. "I thought that was a crazy and interesting world."
What makes "Admission" so relatable is that its "crazy and interesting world" is one that most people experience at some time, so naturally MTV News' Josh Horowitz wanted to know how Fey's and Rudd's college experiences went.
Mid-life crises have never been funnier than in the capable hands of Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann in the Judd Apatow-written and -directed "This Is 40," out Friday on DVD and Blu-ray.
In honor of the film's home-video release this week, we hopped on the phone with Apatow to talk about the Kardashians, Ron Burgundy and, of course, poop. Check out the full interview after the jump.
At SXSW last week, Sarah Silverman, Tim & Eric, Reggie Watts, and Michael Cera announced the start of something called "Jash." Yeah, we didn't get it either, so MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Silverman to talk it out and find out what Jash is all about.
"It is fartsy," Silverman said, "but it's also artsy."
The group is a comedy collective, funded by Google to create unfiltered content for YouTube. "We're all partners in this. Google and YouTube fund it, but we don't have to pass anything into them. They approve nothing," Silverman said. "There is no script that we have to send to anyone."
For Jash, it's all about freedom, which Silverman says makes it so enjoyable. "Every time I have an idea, I can shoot it the next day or week," she said. "And it's so fun."
Alex Winter, one half of the rock 'n roll duo Bill and Ted aka Wyld Stallyns, has focused mostly on directing in the last few years, and his latest film, a documentary called "Downloaded," takes a look at the technology that changed the music industry forever, Napster.
MTV News sat down with Winter at SXSW, where he and VH1 Rock Docs premiered "Downloaded" this past week, and spoke with him about bringing the project together and how our own little news organization played a part in making it all happen.
"I pulled a lot of archival from the MTV News vaults, which hyper-covered this story," Winter told Josh Horowitz. "I was finding amazing gems in that. [Sean] Parker and [Shawn] Fanning young, all of the Metallica raid on the office, all of it, most of which is in the movie."
When you watch the trailers for Harmony Korine's ultra-dark party movie, "Spring Breakers," there' s a sense that you have no idea what it must have been like to make that movie and what stars Vanessa Hudgens, Selena Gomez, and Ashley Benson went through.
But when MTV News sat down with Hudgens to talk about the making of the movie, her most frightening scene to film is actually the one you would guess.
"The thing I was most scared of was the sex scene and the nudity issue behind all of it," Hudgens said. "Because I was not down to show this [gestures to chest]."
The concept of star-crossed lovers, kept apart by the constraints of their world, is not exactly a new concept. There's Romeo and Juliet, Romeo + Juliet, and let's not forget Gnomeo and Juliet, but the new sci-fi film "Upside Down," which stars Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst, flips the old world tale on its head.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz recently sat down with Sturgess to find out how the cast and the filmmakers brought the two-sided universe to life.
Are you ready for two of the funniest men in the world to share a couch for an exclusive 30-minute interview and present a clip from their new movie "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"? If you're not, you better get ready because Steve Carell and Jim Carrey are taking over MTV and MTV.com starting at 7:56 p.m. ET for an MTV First.
The two stars will be sitting down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz to talk about magic, future projects, and what brought them together again, and when it's Carell and Carrey we're talking about, you can bet that things are going to get a little out of control.
It all starts right here at 7:56 p.m ET, so stick with MTV and MTV.com for MTV First: "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone"!
By Joel Hanek
Much like Clark Kent and Superman, there's not much of a difference between Nick Offerman and his internet demi-god alter-ego Ron Swanson — in fact, the "Parks and Rec" star owns and operates his very own successful woodworking shop.
With the 2013 MTV Movie Awards only a month away, we'd be remiss if we didn't get the expert consultation on the signature Golden Popcorn trophy from the mustachioed dead-pan craftsman. Offerman, who swung by the MTV Studios promoting his new indie flick "Somebody Up There Likes Me", had some first impressions:
"It feels like my jeans are growing uncomfortably tight — woah, that is turgid."
FROM MTV ACT BLOG
Four hundred students at Validus Prep in the Bronx participated in Get Schooled's Future Forward Challenge, a competition to see which high school college prep program could take part in the most quizzes and university visits in a one-week span, and for their winning efforts, the students were handsomely rewarded.
Their prize came in the for of a visit from "Admission" star Nat Wolff and director Paul Weitz, who met with the Validus Prep students and gave an advanced screening of the movie, which stars Tina Fey and Paul Rudd.
You can read more about the event plus an interview with former Naked Brother Band member Wolff over at the MTV Act Blog.