The man who introduced us to "The 40-Year-Old Virgin" and taught us what it's like to get "Knocked Up" is now about to show us a thing or two about being 40.
In the lead up to his latest film, "This Is 40," Judd Apatow is sitting down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for an exclusive live hour-long interview about how he changed the landscape of modern comedy.
Apatow will also be taking questions from viewers via Twitter. To submit your questions for him, tweet them to @MTVNews using the hashtag #askjudd.
It all begins right here at 4 p.m. ET, so get your questions in now!
"Broken City" might seem like your typical Mark Wahlberg joint, and it even did when he described it to MTV News' Josh Horowitz during an exclusive set visit.
"I play a former cop in New York, who is being hired by the mayor to investigate his wife, who he thinks is having an affair while he's running for re-election," Wahlberg said. "Then, of course, I start to unveil a lot of corruption, and I've got to take some people down."
But that summary leaves out one big factor: Russell Crowe. The two A-list tough guys are set to get head-to-head when "Broken City" opens in theaters next month.
Read more from our set visit after the jump!
Among the names mentioned when Disney first took control of LucasFilm and the future of "Star Wars" was Joseph Kosinski, the visual stylist who brought "Tron" and The Grid back to the big screen.
MTV News recently got on the phone with Kosinski to talk about his latest film, "Oblivion," and naturally, the conversation drifted to the continuing "Star Wars" saga.
"I have not, I have not," he said. "For me, I feel like, between 'Tron' and 'Oblivion,' I've gotten to fulfill my 'Star Wars' fantasies, in a way. It's flattering of you to mention, but like everyone else, I'm interested to see where they take it. I actually know the writer [Michael Arndt] on it very well; he's a fantastic writer, and I think he's perfect for the job, so I'm sure it will be a great story, and I can't wait to see what they do with it."
When Peter Jackson decided to pull material from the "Lord of the Rings" appendices, pinning down what was fair game for his new "Hobbit" trilogy became much harder. With a whole world of Tolkien material to pad out the three films, a new cast of characters became eligible for cameos.
But watching the first installment, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," there's really only one character you're curious about: Gollum.
"The Lord of the Rings" turned him into an iconic and essential element of the cinematic version of Middle-earth. Could Jackson and co. really say "goodbye" to him after just one scene? We had to put the question to Andy Serkis during a recent press tour.
After nearly a decade of waiting, "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens in theaters tomorrow...
...so let's start talking about the next one!
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" promises the continuing adventures of Martin Freeman as Bilbo Baggins and his dwarvish companions as they struggle to reclaim their lost land from a ferocious dragon. It's that beast, plus the ensuing war for treasure, that Freeman is looking forward to seeing.
"There are some really good [scenes] in the first one," Freeman said." "I find it rather thrilling, but I'm looking forward to the other biggies, the battle being one, Smaug of course. Smaug is going to be great."
We still have five months to go before we officially find out the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's villain character in "Star Trek Into Darkness," and we're already getting a little sick of hypothesizing and theorizing possibilities. Khan? Gary Mitchell? John Harrison? Enough already!
In anticipation of the nine-minute preview for "Into Darkness" in front of "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey," MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with director J.J. Abrams and the cast of the sci-fi sequel to find out more about Gary "Khan" Harrison, or whatever his name is.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" and its new take on the "Riddles in the Dark" scene raise an interesting question many fans have not considered when it comes to the prequel trilogy. Could Ian Holm go the way of Sebastian Shaw in "Return of the Jedi"?
Let us explain for a second. "Riddles in the Dark" is just the first example of a redundancy between "The Hobbit" trilogy and "The Lord of the Rings," and with the potential for more doubling-up on specific scenes, would Peter Jackson ever consider re-editing his original trilogy to create consistency?
MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Jackson to find out.
Though she got her break in a movie about pirates fighting other ghost pirates, Keira Knightley has made a career of picking challenging roles in sophisticated movies. But with all due respect to Mr. Tom Clancy and Sir Kenneth Branagh, what's the deal with "Jack Ryan"?
As MTV News' Josh Horowitz found out during his recent talk with the actress, she always goes for the difficult roles, but Knightley also occasionally just wants to have some fun.
"I definitely went for the characters that I found the most challenging and the strangest and often people that if I met them I wouldn't necessarily like them and to try and understand what makes the other person tick is what I really, really enjoy about my job," said Knightley. "Saying that, I did get to the end of "Anna Karenina" and go, "I just need to do something a bit fun."
Do not cross Jack Black. Those are simple instructions, but if you fail to heed them, you will find yourself with some creamy balls.
All right, let's back up.
At the Gotham Awards earlier this week, MTV News' Josh Horowitz made a crack about one of Jack Black's less successful films, "Gulliver's Travels." The joke was not taken lightly.
"You're a real bastard," Black said. "I know your whole game. I wish I had a cream pie to throw at your balls right now. It makes sense in any context. If I had a pie of cream, I'd shove it in your balls. Does anyone not understand what I'm saying? This guy deserves cream balls stat."
By Rya Backer
As any dedicated follower of the hilarious, irreverent, and sometimes gross comedy duo Tim and Eric can attest, a popular refrain while watching their work (be it from their late, great Adult Swim show, "Tim and Eric's Awesome Show Great Job!," their work with Funny or Die, and most recently their piece de resistance, "Tim and Eric's Billion Dollar Movie") is "Are they serious?".
And in "The Comedy," a decidedly not-so-comedic film directed by Rick Alverson about a thirtysomething Williamsburg resident in the throes of ennui, self-involvement, and lots of money he's set to inherit from his ailing father, fans will likely once again question the work's gravity. The starring role of Swanson is played by none other than Tim Heidecker (his comedy partner, Eric Wareheim, plays one of Swanson's friends).