With the world still reeling at the sudden loss of pop sensation Michael Jackson, I figure a little fan service is in order for today's eBay Prop-Watch. A caveat first though: although this item comes from a certified eBay Power Seller, the auction description does not include any mention of a certificate of authenticity. Still, it's a fun piece of movie ephemera to gawk at. You just might not want to shell out the $749.99 opening bid price.
What bit of Jackson history demands such a high price, you ask? Captain EO's jumpsuit perhaps? Scarecrow's hat from "The Wiz"? Nope. If you recognize where the above image comes from, then you've already narrowed down today's pick at least a little bit. Keep reading to find out what it is. Read More...
1. "The Proposal" ($34.1 million)
2. "The Hangover" ($26.8 million)
4. "Up" ($21.3 million)
3. "Year One" ($20 million)
5. "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3" ($11.3 million)
As the weekend progresses, audiences continue to fall hard for "The Proposal," which stayed strong at #1 by bringing in $34.1 million, finally knocking "The Hangover" down from its two week reign at the top. After weeks of explosions and CG, people were clearly in the mood for a little love... and perhaps all the pre-release publicity that focused on the nude scene between "Proposal" stars Sandra Bullock and Ryan Reynolds helped a little. Read More...
Are those wedding bells or screams? Universal and Imagine Entertainment are getting set to resurrect the 1935 horror film “Bride of Frankenstein.” The original Mrs. F was played by Elsa Lanchester, a British character actress who first appeared in silent shorts by H.G. Wells. More than eighty years later, word is that filmmakers are gunning for an actress high on sex appeal. Of course, she’s also got to be able to invite audiences into her convincing, hair-raising Crazytown—population, one fiery bridezilla.
While there’s neither a writer nor a director officially attached to the project—Neil Burger (“The Illusionist”) is in talks for both jobs—it’s never to early too speculate about which Hollywood starlet is best fit to take on the title role.
Helen Hunt: The loveable spouse from “Mad About You”? The harried, vulnerable waitress from “As Good as It Gets”? Well, yes and no. Hunt may have graduated to everywoman parts, but in the early ‘80s she appeared in an after-school special—a cheesetastic performance in which she snorts PCP, goes insane, hurls herself out a window and starts screaming like a banshee, “I’m invincible,” as she slices her arm with glass shards. Hunt can bring the crazy, and Hollywood is always in need of a reminder that women in their 40s can also bring the sexy.
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: We gave you a sneak-peek at the stars of the upcoming horror flick “Sorority Row” earlier today with an exclusive video from MTV’s visit to the set, and now we’re bringing you two steamy images from the movie itself. Above, “Hills” starlet Audrina Patridge, who’s making her theatrical debut, and her boy toy in the movie, Matt O’Leary, are in the middle of a make-out session. Only this spit-swapping scene takes a turn for the worse when Audrina and her sisters decide to go in on a vicious prank.
Check out our EXCLUSIVE pictures from the set of "Sorority Row" at Hollywood Crush!
"Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" is coming out next week. You probably know this already. Premieres are popping off all over the place, and they'll continue to do so until the movie hits wide release on June 24. You know what premieres mean, right?
Pictures! Lots and lots of them, featuring beautiful people, dazzling backdrops and the occasional giant robot standee! You know you want to see 'em. And we've got you covered. Instead of creating multiple picture galleries for "Transformers"' many openings, we're going to consolidate them all into one place for easy consumption. We'll even keep updating them as more images flow in. So click the image below and take a gander at the pretty.
In two weeks, filmmaker Francis Ford Coppola's "Tetro" hits theaters. The "Godfather" director stopped by MTV's offices to chat with Josh Horowitz in advance of the release, and he had some enlightening opinions to share on his contemporaries, and his old pal George Lucas in particular.
"I knew him as an experimental filmmaker," Coppola told MTV. He first came to know Lucas in the early 1970s when he hired the then-young man as his assistant. When Lucas released his formative effort "American Graffiti" in 1973, it was Coppola who produced it.
MTV's Josh Horowitz recently caught up with Hollywood superman Tony Scott to chat about the release of his upcoming remake, "The Taking of Pelham 1 2 3," which releases this Friday. The conversation eventually turned towards what's next for Scott, who was more than happy to drop some hints on what his next move will be.
One possibility he seemed particularly excited about would be a re-telling of Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa's story. For Scott, the biopic is going to be his "big epic" Western. And he sees only one possible candidate for the starring roll: Javier Bardem. Read More...
I'm not terribly concerned about the mixed reception coming out of Cannes for Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds." At his worst, the director still puts out some of the most imaginative, well-written material available, especially if you happen to be a cinephile.
The first in this trio of "Inglourious" vids from this evening's episode of "Behind the Screen" is an exclusive clip in which Lt. Aldo Raine (Brad Pitt) unsuccessfully questions a captured Nazi on troop positions. Once it's clear that the prisoner won't be talking, Raine turns to his heavy: an angry, baseball bat-wielding Jew named Donnie Donowitz (Eli Roth) who has a couple of bones to pick with the Third Reich. Keep watching after the clip for a pair of Roth interviews, one on the origin of Donnie's bat and the other on a problematic fire scene.
"Terminator Salvation" has been one of the most highly anticipated movies of the summer season, and also one of the most heavily discussed and marketed. Every poster, casting bite and image made the Internet rounds, and McG's directorial ability has been hotly debated since he joined the project in 2007. After Comic-Con and endless other roadshows selling the high points of the movie, "Terminator" fans felt confident that they were in for an awesome summer blockbuster .
Opening night told a slightly different story. "Salvation" officially opened to thousands of Wednesday midnight screenings and only brought in $3 million. It isn't a bad number, and it could easily be explained by a lot of moviegoers who didn't know about its Wednesday night screenings, or who couldn't attend due to pre-holiday schedules, but it's not the record breaker Warner Bros was hoping for. It falls a million or so shy of the $4 million "Star Trek" did on its midnight showings two weeks ago. According to Box Office Mojo, "Star Trek" also did roughly $3.1 million on Wednesday, a day prior to the midnight showings of "Salvation." Read More...
Here's a cool little contest which comes to us by way of the current mecca for social networking, Facebook. Evil mastermind J.J. Abrams slyly inserted an R2-D2 cameo into his highly successful "Star Trek" reboot. And Paramount is challenging you fans to find him. The prize? A highly coveted official "Star Trek" prop.
There's really not much more to tell you. The rules are pretty simple. Locate R2, write down where you saw him in an e-mail, and shoot it off to firstname.lastname@example.org with "STAR TREK Easter Egg Sweepstakes" in the subject line. I couldn't care less about winning the prop, but it would warm this "Star Wars" geek's heart to see the plucky little droid pop up in a "Star Trek" movie. Maybe J.J. will figure out a way to kill off Jar Jar for his second "Trek" go-round.