Whether or not you buy Adrien Brody's action hero turn in "Predators" remains a matter of personal preference, but there's no denying that the actor put a lot of effort into following in the very big footsteps of previous "Predator" lead Arnold Schwarzenegger. For Brody, a big part of getting into the character involved the film's reliance on practical effects rather than CGI.
"There are obviously a few CG moments where you don't see what it would be, but for the most part, we were living with practical effects," Brody told MTV News during a press junket for "Predators," out in theaters this Friday. "You get a really good sense of what things are like. Explosions are happening and you're running through walls of fire with flame-retardant gels on. It's hot. You see the flame bursts." Read More...
"Dinner for Schmucks" hits theaters on July 30. Paul Rudd stars as an up-and-coming executive who needs to find a guest for his boss's monthly party which offers a tantalizing prize to the employee who can bring with them the biggest putz.
Enter Steve Carell. I'm not really sure where things go from there, and I don't want to know. But the cast for this thing is crazy, and Jay Roach directing only adds to the awesome. Just click the image below to check out our gallery of exclusive stills!
1. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" ($82.5 million)
2. "The Last Airbender" ($53.3 million)
3. "Toy Story 3" ($42.2 million)
4. "Grown Ups" ($25.9 million)
5. "Knight and Day" ($13.8 million)
With the Fourth of July weekend officially at an end, the final numbers for this weekend's box office performances are in — and while "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" managed to beat the martial arts-savvy "The Last Airbender," it failed to match its own predecessor's success. Read More...
1. "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" ($69 million)
2. "The Last Airbender" ($40.7 million)
3. "Toy Story 3" ($30.2 million)
4. "Grown Ups" ($18.5 million)
5. "Knight and Day" ($10.2 million)
The Fourth of July is in full effect with families across the country grilling feasts and watching fireworks, but it seems that many Americans are headed to movie theaters, as this weekend proved a very lucrative one for multiple films including new releases "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" and "The Last Airbender." Read More...
Larry King announced this week that he'll be retiring from his post at CNN. For 25 years, King has served as the host of "Larry King Live," making up roughly half of a career as a radio and television host that spans more than 50 years. He's now chosen to pack it in gracefully, and we here at MTV applaud the superlative work he's done over the years.
Sure, King probably wants to just chill and enjoy his retirement by sticking close with his family. But he's been planning this change for awhile, and he's leaving the game in style. King is all set to appear in a range of upcoming movies, as these beautifully Photoshop'd posters (big ups to MTV producer Sohyung Kang!) illustrate. Click the image below to check out the full gallery for yourself!
Later this summer, Bow Wow will star in "Lottery Ticket." In the movie, he plays a lucky young man who finds himself with a winning lotto ticket worth a whopping $370 million. Unfortunately for him, he's not able to claim his prize before the weekend arrives. Not just any weekend either: the long summer holiday weekend that is home to July 4th. So he's got three days to get through, three days of keeping that valuable scrap of paper safe and secret. Check out the video below to hear Bow Wow's take on the character and his unique situation.
The long-awaited "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" trailer debuted to much fanfare last night, and we're glad to see that you are just as excited about it as we are. But what's even more exciting than how awesome the trailer is at first viewing is just how many big scenes are hidden away inside the two-minute-long trailer.
Sure, there are the battle sequences and Harry's confrontation(s) with Voldemort, as well as the Gringott's break-in and aerial Death Eaters chase sequence from the beginning of "Part 1," but we're betting that you missed a lot of the other teases hidden in there (unless you took the time to go through it frame-by-frame like we did). Here's a look at some of the easy-to-miss moments hidden inside the trailer. Be warned, some spoilers await you after the jump. 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?
Fans of the "Harry Potter" franchise are anxiously awaiting the arrival of the final chapter in the series with "Deathly Hallows," the two-part fantasy film that first hits theaters in November and concludes in July of next year. But those fans don't have to wait any longer for the arrival of the film's first full length trailer — all they have to do is click play on the video below!
The first full-length "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" trailer is here and, as expected, it features the massive epic quality one would hope for from such a grand finale. Click past the jump for some of our favorite highlights from the trailer! Read More...
I had hoped to cover this last week, but wasn't able to fit it in. "Eclipse" stars Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart gave an interview to EW's Hollywood Insider on Wednesday. In it, Pattinson fired out some critical statements about the culture of online entertainment news reporting. It's best if you just read it in his own words, but here's some general context: Stewart recently compared paparazzi intrusions on celebrity private lives to rape, drawing a fair amount of heat from pop culture observers. Said Pattinson:
"None of those [sexual assault awareness] associations came out and gave a statement [criticizing Kristen] without being called upon by the media first — who were doing it specifically to get hits on their websites. That whole system of Internet journalists, where no one is called to account, is almost entirely about hate. All these people get away with doing it because they have no responsibility to anyone. All they need is to get a salacious headline and people click on it, because it’s easy. And it’s quite good being part of these Twilight films because you have to give so many interviews all the time, you can defend yourself. That’s the only way. All of us stick together, as well. There are so many little nerds behind their computers, on their little blogs."
I've got to admit, the dude makes an eloquent point. I'm not a "Twilight" fan, so the Team Edward/Team Jacob debate really doesn't hold much interest for me. But after reading this... is it okay if I side with Team Robert? Read More...