The readers -- you readers -- have spoken. The trailer touted it and you agree: "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is the motion picture event of a generation. I kept my opinion to myself in the original post, but I completely agree. This is a franchise that's spanned 10 years. Many of your grew up alongside Harry, Ron, Hermione and the rest of the Hogwarts gang. It's been a long, strange trip, but you all took it together.
You voted big for Potter, with almost 80% of you choosing "Deathly Hallows." As much as I agree, I still have to play Devil's Advocate. "Harry Potter" was a book before it was ever a movie. Shouldn't such an honor go to a pure work of cinema? Does it not matter? Or did you cast your vote not for the movie but for the actual franchise coming to an end? Sure, J.K. Rowling released her last "Potter" book in 2007. But we were deep into the movie series by then, to the point that I think many saw the two as inextricably linked. You can see the results of the poll below. And I encourage you to share your thoughts in the comments below.
Piracy is an ongoing problem in not just Hollywood, but really every entertainment industry in every part of the world. The proliferation of high-speed Internet connections and search engines makes knowledge of tech-oriented processes like file sharing just a few Googles and mouse clicks away. Just last week, the Obama administration revealed the details of a new plan to clamp down on piracy. Now, the feds have stepped up and shut down nine websites responsible for streaming pirated movies.
It's an interesting move. Most agree that the largest contingent of Internet pirates rely on a file-sharing application known at bittorrent. Unlike websites that stream content, there are gray areas where bittorrent is concerned. In addition to it being a rather useful tool for legal file-sharing -- yes, there is such a thing -- there are also some technical loopholes which put the low-level pirates, people who aren't the source of stolen content, at lesser legal risk.
In light of all of this, I'd like to run a little informal poll here. First, let me assure you: your votes are completely anonymous. I just want to get a sense of what you think of piracy, how frequently you engage in it/have engaged in it. Obviously this is a complicated issue, and a poll will only say so much. I encourage you all to supplement your vote with some respectful discussion in the comments section below.
I have to admit, the results of this poll surprise me a bit. Fandango polled more than 1,700 "Eclipse" ticket shoppers to see who they consider the most exciting new addition to the cast. BooBoo Stewart, who plays 15-year-old Quileute werewolf Seth Clearwater, earned himself 33% of the votes, the highest by a fairly wide margin. Coming in at #2 with 19% of the vote is Xavier Samuel, who plays doomed Victoria henchman Riley. Frankly, I would have pegged Samuel for #1. But what do I know?
Here are the results of the poll so you can see the full spread:
- Seth Clearwater (BooBoo Stewart) 33%
- Riley (Xavier Samuel) 19%
- Bree (Jodelle Ferland) 16%
- Quil Ateara (Tyler Housman) 10%
- Lucy (Kirsten Prout) 8%
- Leah Clearwater (Julia Jones) 8%
- Maria (Catalina Sandino Moreno) 4%
- Royce King II, Rosalie’s fiance (Jack Huston) 3%
Would any of you Twilighters care to venture a guess why BooBoo would come out on top? Does Seth Clearwater factor very heavily into the book? He certainly has more than one scene in the movie, but it's not a huge role. Read More...
The latest trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" debuted last night. It's a very epic little piece of video. Even the typically tinkly "Potter" theme that plays at the end of every trailer and TV spot gets turned up to 11.
All sorts of text pops up on the screen to fill out the moments between scene changes. There's one in particular that caught my eye, a blurb advertising the two-part release of "Deathly Hallows," which will cap off film adaptations of J.K. Rowling's seven volume book series, as "the motion picture event of a generation." Very bold words. I'm here to poll you readers, see what you think. Is that an accurate description for this franchise-closing two-parter? Would you argue that something else more deserves that distinction? Do all of these movies even fit for the same generation?
If the best things come in pairs, then the MTV Movie Awards are no exception to the rule. From the very beginning of the show, celebrity presenters and nominees have been entertaining audiences with wacky high jinx, romantic interludes and everything in-between.
We've collected 23 of our favorite couples, but we want to know who YOU think takes the crown as the best duo in Movie Awards history. So click after the jump to vote!
Aziz Ansari did a fine job of hosting the 2010 MTV Movie Awards last night. These awards shows are never about the host, but he had some standout moments all the same. And while he was inevitably overshadowed by the force of nature that is Les Grossman, he held his own just fine in the face of the mega-producer's screaming, hairy, dancing adversity.
Now we want to find out what you thought. By our count, Aziz had five standout moments during the show. Did you have a favorite? Which was it? After the jump, I've embedded all five segments for your viewing enjoyment and posted a poll at the end. Tell us when you think the "Parks & Recreation" star shone the brightest. Read More...
All last week and into the weekend, we put up a series of polls asking your readers to share you favorite elements of "Lost" across a number of categories. You responded with your votes and I'm here now to reveal the winners. Who was the most devious island-dweller? Which love story stuck with you the most? What was your favorite season? Episode? I've got answers to all of those after the jump. And stay tuned to MTV Movies Blog later today; we'll be announcing a fun contest for you "Lost" readers, with a cool reward for the most creative entrants.
More on that later though. For now, on to The Lost Awards! Read More...
It hasn't even been 12 hours and theories are already running rampant across the Internet concerning what the series finale of "Lost" means. The larger view among fans seems to be that the show ended satisfyingly on an emotional level but not so much on the functional level of answering many of the questions that were raised over the course of six seasons. Personally, I feel fulfilled. Not only did we get a reasonable explanation of what these characters have been going through, but we also got ample helpings of Vincent the dog and Frank Lapidus. So I'm good.
What do you all think though? The results of our "Lost Awards" will be revealed later today, but for now I'd like to get a more general sense of how the fanbase out there feels about the series finale. Let us know in the attached poll, and in the comments section below.
"Lost" ends today (May 23), and MTV Movies Blog has celebrated the show's legacy all week long with The Lost Awards, your opportunity to vote on your favorite moments from the hit series! We've announced new polls every day — the final list includes Most Devious Island Dweller, Who's Your Candidate, Most Epic Death, Coolest Island Location, Greatest Love Story and Favorite Season — that fans can vote on until Monday (May 24). Winners will be announced that afternoon. Good luck, and as the members of the DHARMA Initiative are so fond of saying, namaste!
If you thought picking your favorite season of "Lost" was hard, we've got another doozy: selecting the best episode. After much debate, we've selected ten of the single greatest installments throughout the course of the series' six season run — and while there are certainly many other deserving episodes, we feel these are the ten best of the bunch.
But which one is the best? That's up to you to decide! After the jump, refresh yourself on the nominees, then head to the poll to choose your selection for Best Episode of "Lost!" Read More...
"Lost" ends this Sunday (May 23), and MTV Movies Blog is celebrating the show's legacy all week long with The Lost Awards, your opportunity to vote on your favorite moments from the hit series! We'll announce new polls every day — so far there's Most Devious Island Dweller, Who's Your Candidate, Most Epic Death, Coolest Island Location and Greatest Love Story — that fans can vote on until Monday (May 24). Winners will be announced that afternoon. Good luck, and as the members of the DHARMA Initiative are so fond of saying, namaste!
One of the reasons that "Lost" has such a hardcore following is the constantly evolving story-line from season to season. Although the characters and the settings remain mostly unchanged from year to year — and even that statement is debatable — there's no question that each season of "Lost" is distinguished from the next due to certain focuses, narrative techniques, overarching genres and more.
It's hard to narrow which season is the greatest considering how different they are from one another, but perhaps it's easier to ask the following: which season was your favorite? After the jump, refresh yourselves on each season of "Lost," then vote for your Favorite Season in the poll! Read More...