Aubery O'Day. Sundance. Rocking out on "Rock Band 2" to The Pretenders. Some blogs don't need words. You're welcome.
Is it just me or do you scan the Oscar nominations list as much for who didn't make the cut as for who did. Sure, let's all hoot and holler for Mickey Rourke and Robert Downey Jr. (now if they weren't nominated I'd be in a surly mood) but surely some of your favorites didn't land on the coveted list.
If you're a Clint Eastwood fan (and who isn't?) today wasn't the best day. Eastwood failed to earn a nod for his much praised acting in "Gran Torino" and also failed to duplicate his Golden Globe nod for his song from the same film. Oh how I was praying for an Eastwood singing turn at the Kodak theater! And speaking of the Best Song category, how does Bruce Springsteen not get a nod for his soulful end credits contribution to "The Wrestler"? Read More...
In town to promote her new film "The Vicious Kind," the lovely Brittany Snow took time out to strike a pose for the MTV Sundance Photo Booth. Check it out below, and then click here to visit our huge gallery full of celebrity Sundance Photos, including Michael Cera, Olivia Thirlby, John Krasinski, and so many more.
The wave of emotion that emanated today from Washington D.C. even reached Park City, Utah. Yes, even with movies to sell all the actors and filmmakers MTV News spoke to today had one thing on the brain: President Obama. Well, actually Chris Rock was thinking more about former President George W. Bush. "George Bush is NOT president," he grinned and repeated and grinned again. A small part of that smile might also be attributed to his new documentary, "Good Hair" that just debuted here to positive attention.
FROM NEWSROOM.MTV.COM: The Hollywood studio system couldn’t make it happen, but President-elect Barack Obama pulled off a bit of movie-worthy magic today. No, he didn’t make the country’s trillions of dollars in debt disappear via high-tech FX overnight before he even moves into the White House; he brought Superman and Spider-Man together in the same room to fight for the good of the nation.
Read more on Brandon Routh and Tobey Maguire volunteering in Washington, D.C....
Big plot changes and casting continuity are in store for Spike Lee’s sequel to his 2006 bank heist blockbuster, “Inside Man,” the director exclusively told MTV News at Sundance.
Early reports had the movie, tentatively titled “Inside Man 2,” focusing on Clive Owen and his crew of ingenious thieves getting embroiled in a New York diamond district heist. “Naw, naw, not anymore,” Lee now says of that potential storyline, declining to reveal any fresh details. “Can’t tell you, or I’ll have to do one of these,” he says, making a stabbing motion. He did admit that, like the first picture, the sequel will be shot on location in New York City. Read More...
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Movie website href="http://www.latinoreview.com/news/exclusive-mcg-wants-a-bad-boy-to-go-20-000-leagues-under-the-sea-5987">Latino Review caught a nice scoop at the "Terminator: Salvation" preview in New York; it seems that McG already knows exactly who he'd like to see piloting the Nautilus in his recently-announced re-adaptation of Jules Verne's "20,000 Leagues Under the Sea": Will Smith.
These days, the name Nemo may call up images of an adorable cartoon clownfish but (while Smith has played a cartoon fish before) McG is looking at something a bit more faithful to the original novel, explaining that the charm of the character is in making him both hero and villain. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: When it comes to last week's live-action "ThunderCats" trailer created by a fan of the 1980s cartoon series, we're not sure what we got more of a kick out of -- the frame-by-frame editing that turned Brad Pitt and Vin Diesel into Lion-O and Panthro, respectively, and made "World's Sexiest Man" Hugh Jackman into a very believable Tygra; or the simple fact that the trailer made a live-action "ThunderCats" movie seem like a very good idea.
While the possibility of a feature-length "Thundercats" film coming to theaters has been in play since 2007, when Warner Bros. announced it was producing a CGI movie based on the series, we thought it would be interesting to run the idea by the original Lion-O himself, voice actor Larry Kenney, and find out what he thinks about the fan-made "Thundercats" trailer -- and, of course, what he knows about the real "ThunderCats" movie in production.
"I like it," Kenney told MTV News after watching the fan-made "ThunderCats" trailer. "I hope Warner Bros. does as well with the real thing."
Read more of what Larry Kenney said about the "ThunderCats" trailer and CGI movie at SplashPage.MTV.com.
On behalf of the entire MTV News family, we'd like to wish you a very happy and safe holiday weekend. Barring any breaking stories (i.e. declaration of a Van Damme/Seagal truce), the MTV Movies Blog will go dark until Monday, December 29.
In the meantime, let us know below what movies you'll be checking out, either in theaters or at home next to a drunk uncle. Personally, I have a Yeti to catch.
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Sure, we all had a good laugh at the expense of the U.K.-based tabloid The Sun after they announced that Eddie Murphy and Shia LaBeouf would portray The Riddler and Robin, respectively, in "Gotham" (what The Sun claimed to be the title of the follow-up to this summer's "The Dark Knight"). After all -- as we've made perfectly clear -- Warner Bros., director Christopher Nolan and various high-level execs attached to the franchise have all gone on record saying that there's been absolutely no movement on the film, let alone a script or preliminary casting.
However, the source of the speculation -- Sun reporter Gordon Smart -- has come forward in the face of the fanboy firing squad to defend his reporting, saying that he stands by his story based on "a reliable contact" close to the film. And while it's still safe to shrug and smirk this rumor off, it might be worth noting that Smart claims that the same anonymous source who kick-started the recent "Batman 3” casting rumors was responsible for another rumor back in 2005 that proved true in a big way: the casting of Daniel Craig as the new (at the time) James Bond.
Read more about the response to the "Batman 3” casting rumors at SplashPage.MTV.com.