Between 1971 and 1983, at least 17 women died at the hands of serial killer Robert Hansen — currently serving a 461-year term in an Alaskan prison for his crimes. It's a chilling story, to be sure, one being brought to the big-screen by writer/director Scott Walker.
"The Frozen Ground" stars Nicolas Cage as a dogged trooper intent on proving Hansen's (John Cusack) guilt with the help of the only living victim Cindy (Vanessa Hudgens). A trailer for the film hit the internet earlier this week, and as Walker made plain to MTV News, this isn't just another serial killer film.
Adam McKay, the director of "Anchorman," took a break from editing the sequel due out December to talk about another recent project of his, "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters," which he co-produced with Will Ferrell and others.
Click past the jump to read our interview with McKay!
Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson are reteaming after crashing a couple weddings back in 2005 for "The Internship," a workplace comedy that casts them as interns at the tech giant Google. The duo is up to their usual shenanigans, but as they told MTV News' Amy Wilkinson at Google HQ, there's also a heart to the story that makes it important right now.
"The movie is really about what's going on now," Vaughn said. "A lot of young people who are entering the workforce — there's a lot of fear about what kind of jobs are out there, and people who are older are losing jobs. So I think the movie really takes people who are put in a position that feels fearful or things have gone against them, that they're willing to kind of humble themselves and not give up on a dream and try to believe in themselves even when things present themselves not to be so easy. And I think that's something that all of us can really relate to."
Watch more of their interview in the video above!
"The Internship" opens in theaters today.
Adam Sandler was kind enough to sit down with MTV News to talk about the first sequel in his entire career, "Grown Ups 2." But the idea of Sandler returning to a character he previously played got us thinking.
What are the other classic Sandler characters up to now? Did Happy Gilmore continue his golf career? Did Billy Madison ever solve the shampoo versus conditioner conundrum?
Sandler filled us in on what his previous characters are up to now, and you can read all about it after the jump!
There are few people who you can listen for 30 minutes and still find entertaining by the end of the interview. One of those guys is Adam Sandler, who just so happens to be sitting down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for an exclusive first look at his upcoming comedy, "Grown Ups 2."
Starting at 7:56 p.m. ET on MTV, you'll be able to catch a never-before-seen clip from "Grown Ups 2," and then immediately after that, you can catch the interview with Sandler right here, where he'll answer your Twitter questions from the hashtag #AskAdam.
It all starts right here at 7:56 p.m. ET. "Grown Ups 2" opens in theaters on July 12.
Greta Gerwig has found herself having a moment with the premiere of "Frances Ha" in select theaters last week. As the film's distribution continues to grow, Gerwig's role in the lead has gained more and more attention, but she also had a hand in bringing Frances to life behind the scenes.
Gerwig co-wrote the screenplay with the director Noah Baumbach, and when she spoke with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, she explained how she approaches creating fully fleshed-out people.
"I don't really think about character. I find characters through what they say and what they do. I have trouble conceptualizing who people are outside of that," she said. "Any time I try to think of a character outside of writing action, it always is like 'Gina, a doctor.' What? That's not a person. A person isn't a list of qualities. It sounds goofy, but you discover while you're writing. Your characters surprise you."
This past Wednesday, RapFix Live celebrated the 20th anniversary of "Menace II Society" by inviting the actors behind Caine and O-Dog, Tyrin Turner and Larenz Tate, onto the program to reminisce about the street movie classic.
During his stay on the RapFix couch, Turner shared a story about a famous fan of the film, who left a major impression on him.
Any father-son relationship, especially when the boy is in his teens, can be a contentious one, but things can get even more complicated when the duo is starting in a movie together. Luckily, Will and Jaden Smith seem to be taking the work around their latest collaboration, "After Earth," in stride, without any personal issues coming to the front.
But being the troublemaker that he is, MTV News' Josh Horowitz headed to the red carpet premiere of "After Earth" in New York to see what kind of mischief he could drum up.
When speaking with Will and Jaden, Horowitz had the father son duo spar in a no-holds-barred rapid-fire question and answer session. They would have to decide who was better at what, and they handled it pretty agreeably. Check it out in the video above.
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.