Like the best war movies, "The Descent" writer/director Neil Marshall's "Centurion" focuses on a small, tight-knit group of soldiers. This particular movie looks far back in time, long before the age of gunpowder, a time when warriors needed to get up close and personal on the battlefield to kill one another. In 117 AD, a Roman legion is ordered to squash a rebellious force in northern Britain. But when a guerrilla ambush results in the capture of the Roman General Virilus (Dominic West), it is up to a small platoon led by Quintus Dias (Michael Fassbender) behind enemy lines to save him.
MTV News is pleased to bring you a collection of four exclusive images from the movie. Just click the one below to check out our full gallery. "Centurion" hits VOD, VUDU, PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Marketplace, Amazon and theaters on August 27.
1. "Inception" ($13.2 million)
2. "Salt" ($12.7 million)
3. "Despicable Me" ($7.3 million)
4. "Ramona and Beezus" ($3 million)
5. "The Sorcerer's Apprentice" ($2.95 million)
Christopher Nolan's "Inception" continues to dream big as the latest Warner Bros. blockbuster once again topped the box office charts on Friday. Indeed, the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring action thriller proved to be too much to handle for Angelina Jolie's "Salt." Read More...
By Ryan Downey
"The Other Guys" isn't based on a comic book. Neither is the source material a video game, toys or a television series. It isn't set in space.
But like Rainn Wilson (who sat on the Hall H stage two hours before), Will Ferrell is a rockstar at Comic-Con, where he joined Mark Wahlberg to talk about their slapstick buddy cop pic.
Director Adam McKay, Eva Mendes, Wahlberg (cat called at by Mendes!) take the stage, with Ferrell coming in last and pretending to immediately leave before sitting down.
McKay intro'd a clip saying some of it won't be in the movie.
INSANELY loud laughs during the footage. "It's really sad when you're laughing at your own trailer," Ferrell said afterward. Read More...
A lucky crew at San Diego Comic-Con got to catch the very first screening of Edgar Wright's finished version of "Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World" last night. Did I mention how lucky they are? Jerks. Those of us who weren't there, which is most of you readers I'd wager, will have to settle for this clip.
It's a great clip, don't get me wrong. You get a feel for the inventive style of editing Wright employed in bringing the comic book to life. It's just not the whole movie. For some odd reason, we're not allowed to embed that. Go figure.
Finally, after long months of waiting and teasing trailers, "Inception" arrives in theaters TODAY. By many accounts -- certainly my own, if nothing else -- this is his finest work to date. Yes, even better than "The Dark Knight."
Hearing writer/director Christopher Nolan talk about it, this has been a natural progression for him. "To be honest, I've been very fortunate in my career in many ways, but very much in the way in which I've been able to build one film to the next," he told MTV's Josh Horowitz at the recent "Inception" press junket. "I started with the smallest possible scale film, 'Following,' which I made with friends on weekends... just us doing it. [Then] 'Memento,' which had a real budget and a real cast and everything." Read More...
Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is getting a lot of hype. Is it deserved? It's hard to say — I have yet to meet a single person who has seen the film that's had anything but glowing reviews to give — but one thing is for sure: hype can be a very, very dangerous thing for a movie.
If fans are in a fever pitch over a film and it fails to meet expectations, that movie — which very well could be a halfway decent movie, or even a good movie — could well go down in flames. On the flip side, if the film hits that super high glass ceiling and even exceeds it, it could go down in history as one of the all time greats. It's all a matter of risk and execution.
Will "Inception" live up to the hype? We'll find out soon enough — but we don't have to wait any longer to find out if other overhyped movies of the 2000s managed to match or surpass their reputations. After the jump, check out some of the most hyped movies of the 2000s! Read More...
Attention outdoor film screening enthusiasts! The Alamo Drafthouse and Levi's announced their 2010 Rolling Roadhouse tour today. The Roadshow is a nationwide tour of free outdoor 35mm screenings that pairs cinephile's favorite films with the famous locations in which they were shot or set.
This year's theme, “We Are All Workers,” salutes cinema's greatest workers across all genres -including films like "There Will be Blood," "RoboCop," "The Blues Brothers," "Dirty Harry," "Jackie Brown," and "Rocky."
"These films are some of our most beloved cinematic treasures and the screenings themselves are large-scale parties at the very sites which symbolize what makes them so great,” said Tim League, Alamo Drafthouse CEO in a statement. “The Rolling Roadshow is an extension of our unique programming philosophy at the Alamo Drafthouse, which continually seeks to find creative ways to celebrate our love of film.”
See the full Rolling Roadhouse line-up after the jump. Read More...
Nicolas Cage makes his long-awaited debut as a full-on magic user in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice," which premieres in theaters nationwide today. The actor stars in the Jon Turteltaub-directed film as Balthazar Blake, a brilliant Manhattan-based sorcerer who recruits an apprentice (Jay Baruchel) in his quest to defeat the evil wizard Maxim Horvath (Alfred Molina). Cage-infused hilarity and magic promptly ensues.
In truth, Cage has always been a somewhat magical presence, thanks to his irrefutably memorable turns in movies like "The Rock," "Con Air," "Wicker Man" and even "Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans." Still, it's nice to see the actor finally getting his due by joining the ranks of cinema's many great on screen sorcerers. Cage's Balthazar has the potential to become one of the greatest wizards in Hollywood history, but he's certainly got some stiff competition — after the jump, check out some of cinema's other truly spellbinding sorcerers! Read More...
Hey "Star Wars" fans! You know this year's fan convention, Celebration V, is in Florida at the Orange County Convention Center, right? Here's something you didn't know though: Mark Hamill is going to be in attendance. That's right, Luke Skywalker himself. Lucasfilm exclusively confirmed to MTV that the celebrated actor will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs. He'll also put in an appearance on the Celebration Stage. None of the specific scheduling has been announced just yet, but the convention runs from August 12 to August 15, so count on all of this happening sometime during that timeframe. This is in addition to the already announced Jon Stewart interview with George Lucas, not to mention all of the other "Star Wars" fan-fulfilling craziness that's planned.
Although he previously appeared at Celebration Europe and Celebration Japan, Celebration V marks Hamill's first appearance at one of the U.S.-based conventions. Hopefully things will go better for him than they did when he appeared at BiMonSciFiCon on "The Simpsons." Tickets are still available, so head over to the Celebration website to get yours now.
I haven't actually seen "Inception" yet, but the word from every one of my colleagues is that it's quite a trip. The trailers paint enough of a picture in that regard already.
This is hardly the first example of Hollywood burrowing into your brain and screwing with the way you think, however. There's a lengthy history of mindf--k movies out there, stories which keep you guessing all the way through. So as these final few unbearable days tick away before the release of "Inception," why not settle in and appreciate some of our favorite WTF-filled predecessors. Read More...