"Twilight" fans, it's time to sink those fangs into "MTV First: 'Breaking Dawn – Part 1,'" our exclusive sit-down with stars Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner.

At 7:56 PM EST, the big three are presenting an exclusive clip from the "Twilight" saga's penultimate chapter on MTV, and then heading straight to MTV.com for a 30-minute Q&A to answer your questions and more.

Looking for a place to watch the show? Look no further — you can get the full scoop on all things "Breaking Dawn" from Kristen, Rob and Taylor by watching the player below. Tune in now and let us know what you think of "MTV First: Breaking Dawn" in the comments section, and join the conversation on Twitter by using the hash tags #MTVFirst and #BreakingDawn, or head over to Hollywood Crush for their "Breaking Dawn" live blog!

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For "Harry Potter" fans, the beginning of the end is just around the corner -- the first film in the saga's two-part cinematic conclusion, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," hits theaters this Friday (November 19). And, since MTV News knows just how agonizing those last few days of waiting can be, we're easing the pain with a ridiculous amount of Harry Potter Week coverage over the next five days and beyond. First up this morning, we've got a bevy -- yes, a bevy -- of "Deathly Hallows" photos just waiting for your perusal. Click on the image below to see Harry, Ron, Hermione and Voldemort in action in our gallery of 70+ photos from the film.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows photos

If you liked those pics, you'll want to check out some of the boy-wizard features we ran last week -- like the top 10 "Harry Potter" villains and the 10 most surprisingly important "Potter" characters, as well as our poll asking fans to vote for their favorite "HP" baddie. Read More...

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Lena Dunham in Tiny FurnitureOne of the true indicators of a cool person is being able to spot "the next big thing" before it's simply "the big thing." So, if you fancy yourself one of the cool kids, now's the time to hop aboard the Lena Dunham train.

At the ripe young age of 24, Dunham has already written and directed two feature-length films, the second of which, "Tiny Furniture," hits select New York theaters today (November 12), L.A. theaters November 26 and Video On Demand soon after. What's more, the film -- which was shot on a shoestring budget in the Dunham family's New York apartment, with her real-life friends, mom and sister as actors -- has already earned her legions of fans, including a couple with quite a bit of Hollywood heft. Judd Apatow was so impressed with "Tiny Furniture" that he's now producing an HBO pilot with Dunham writing, directing and starring. And Will Ferrell has gone on record calling the movie "subtle and brilliant," listing it among the top 10 things that make him laugh.

That's high praise from such influential comedians... but it's well deserved. "Tiny Furniture" stars Dunham as Aura, an exaggerated version of herself who returns home to NYC after graduating from a Midwestern college (Dunham went to Oberlin) and sets about trying to figure out what to do with her life. The film perfectly captures the sense of post-collegiate aimlessness that so many movies aim for but so few achieve. It's funny without being ridiculous, emotional without pandering, and real without being boring.

I had the chance to chat with the rising star about the film, and Dunham had some interesting things to say about the doors it's opened up for her (a Judd Apatow pilot and a gig writing and directing Dash and Lily's "Book of Dares" -- not shabby), the joys of making films with her family, and the challenges involved in staging a sex scene in a gargantuan metal pipe on the side of a New York City street. Read More...

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Paranormal Activity 2It was a scary good weekend for Paramount Pictures and its horror sequel "Paranormal Activity 2." Made for a modest $3 million, the film set records for the biggest R-rated midnight opening ever and the biggest R-rated opening night ever en route to terrorizing the weekend box office to the tune of $41.5 million and a No. 1 B.O. ranking. But did the movie live up to the hype and high fan expectations?

The rabid fans that MTV interviewed after early midnight screenings seemed to think so. They called it "really scary," "better than the first one," "ten times scarier than the first one" and "worse than the first one, but good ... in a good way." Now that you've seen "Paranormal Activity," do you agree? Take the poll after the jump and let us know! Read More...


In the witching hours of Thursday morning, moviegoers emerged shaking and shaken from 20 theaters across North America. They'd just been treated to the first public screenings of "Paranormal Activity 2," and judging by their reactions, the film had terrified them to their very core.

Filmgoers at L.A.'s Arclight Theater told MTV News that the movie was "really scary," "better than the first one" and "ten times scarier than the first one." That's high praise considering last-year's super low-budget original (it cost a reported $11K to make) was considered so terrifying that it because a $107-million grossing hit. Read More...


Wes Craven, the legendary horror maestro behind the "Nightmare on Elm Street" and "Scream" franchises and a bevy of other bone-chilling hits, returns to theaters today with his first writer-director effort in 16 years: the 3-D thriller "My Soul to Take."

So what inspired the filmmaker, who's certainly kept busy in the directing department lately, to sit down and write his first full-length screenplay since 1994's "The New Nightmare"? "I just realized that it had been a while since I'd written anything," he told MTV News recently. "And then, right around the same time, the idea for this movie popped into my head while I was taking a shower."

But that's only half the story. "This is also the most autobiographical of all my films," Craven admitted. We thought this was an interesting thing to say about a movie that tells of the Riverton Ripper, a fabled serial killer with multiple personalities/souls (only one of them a cold-blooded killer partial to gutting people) who returns to murder the seven children born the night he died... so we asked for some clarification. Read More...

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Ana AyoraIn advance of the world premiere of his new slasher flick "Savage County" on MTV2 tonight, October 7, at 11 p.m. (10 p.m. Central), director David Harris has been guest-blogging on MTV News to share some thoughts on making the film. He talked about marketing the movie on Tuesday, offered up some horror-movie-making tips yesterday, and today he introduces the up-and-coming cast (like Ana Ayora, pictured to the right).

It's pretty rare for a horror movie to get an Academy Award, and even rarer for that award to go to the cast. (Quick Quiz: Which actors have won Academy Awards for horror movies? Answers at the bottom.)

Even actors who love horror movies have to look elsewhere for their field's top accolades. But horror has been a launching ground for a lot of famous names before they were famous names: Johnny Depp ("Nightmare on Elm Street"), Jennifer Anniston ("Leprechaun"), Mischa Barton ("Sixth Sense") and on and on. It's hard to get a role in any movie, but with their low budgets and brutal filming conditions, horror offers a lot of talented actors their first lead roles.

Our villains got their own teaser trailers, so I'm going to focus on our victims. Here's what you know them from and why you're going to hear a lot more from them in the future... Read More...

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Dorothy Kramer in Savage CountyIn advance of the world premiere of his new slasher flick "Savage County" on MTV2 this Thursday, October 7, at 11 p.m. (10 p.m. Central), director David Harris has been guest-blogging on MTV News to share some thoughts on making the film. He talked about marketing the movie in yesterday's post, and today he offers up some horror-movie-making tips. Come back tomorrow for his third and final blog.

I want to make another movie for all kinds of reasons: It's my dream to be a director... Maybe I'll make money at it someday... I want to have one of those chairs with my name on the back... But, more than anything, I want to make another movie because I learned so much the first time around that it seems like a waste not to use that knowledge.

Making movies is now what having a band used to be. A lot of people do it, and with digital cameras everywhere, it's an accessible way to express yourself. Everybody from Hitchcock to Tarantino has excellent advice on the creative process that's only a Google search away. There's nothing I can impart about the art of filmmaking that comes close to them, BUT I'm pretty sure I have some practical advice on making your first horror movie that they couldn't give you.

Here are my top five tips:

1. Pack a Flashlight
Scouting locations for a horror movie is very much like being in a horror movie. Everyone who knows of a scary, horrible place will suggest you visit -- whether it fits your movie or not. Scouting "Savage County," we found ourselves knee-deep in water in an abandoned basement autopsy room/morgue/body incinerator. Did we bring a flashlight? Nope. We used the flash on a digital camera to light up the room every couple of feet. It was straight out of "Quarantine." Flashlights are cheap; we were dumb. Read More...

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Lord of the Rings symphony"The Lord of the Rings" trilogy had it all: gripping story, epic action, groundbreaking special effects, stellar performances and one heck of a kickass musical score. For two nights only -- Friday and Saturday, October 8 and 9, at 7:30 p.m. -- "LOTR" fans can experience all of that as they never have before. New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall is presenting two special screenings of "The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers" accompanied by live concert performances of Howard Shore's Grammy-winning score.

Under a 60-foot-wide screen, 300 musicians -- Switzerland's 21st Century Symphony Orchestra, the Grammy-winning Brooklyn Youth Chorus, the Dessoff Symphonic Choir and famed soprano Kaitlyn Lusk, all directed by Maestro Ludwig Wicki -- will perform the entire rousing, spine-tingling "Two Towers" soundtrack while Aragorn, Legolas and Gimli slay Orcs at Helm's deep, Merry, Pippin and the Ents attack Isengard, and Sam and Frodo trek toward Mount Doom (while sharing plenty of sentimental moments, of course). Read More...

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This Friday, "My Soul to Take" hits theaters in 3-D, giving Wes Craven fans a horror fix until the legendary horror director's "Scream 4" bows next April.

The film, Craven's first writer-director effort since 1994's "The New Nightmare" (yes, that was a long time ago), tells of the Riverton Ripper, a fabled serial killer with multiple personalities (only one of them a cold-blooded killer who takes pleasure in gutting people) who swore he would one day return to murder the seven children born the night he died. On the 16th anniversary of his death, dude starts to do exactly that. Thing is, one of the kids -- the Riverton Seven, as they're called -- might be the Ripper reincarnated. Twist!

If you're jonesing so badly that you can't wait until Friday to sate your big-screen blood-lust, check out the "My Soul to Take" clip show we've embedded for your viewing pleasure, then hit the comments to tell us whether you're psyched for the film.

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