A week from this Friday, on April 2, Tyler Perry unleashes his latest family-driven drama/comedy on the movies-loving world. "Why Did I Get Married Too," a sequel to Perry's 2007 hit "Why Did I Get Married?" Once again, the story follows a group of couples who get together for an annual vacation wherein they talk, drink and put a lens up to their marriages. In the clip below, we see some circular reasoning applied to relationship advice given in a book written by Janet Jackson's character, Patrica.
When it comes to eye candy in 2011, one of the hot prospects right now is "Sucker Punch," directed by Zack Snyder. Emily Browning stars as a young woman who is committed to a mental institution by her evil stepdad. In order to escape from the grim reality of her surroundings, she constructs an elaborate fantasy world in her head that casts her caretakers and fellow inmates in some unusual roles.
Last week, MTV's Larry Carroll spoke with Browning's co-star Vanessa Hudgens, who plays the ass-kicking, tomahawk-wielding Blondie in the movie. We've spoken to Hudgens, a former "High School Musical" star, a few times about her upcoming role. She's always been very excited about it, but now she's even moreso thanks to a recent development for the March 2011 release: 3-D.
"I am very excited about it because I finally get to be an extreme badass and kick butt," Hudgens said. "Actually, we didn't shoot it for 3-D and I just found out the other day. I could not be more thrilled. I'm just excited to know that when I'm throwing my tomahawk, it's gonna be right in your face." Read More...
"There is no John McClane." That's what "Cop Out" star Bruce Willis cautions MTV's Josh Horowitz to remember when the subject of that iconic "Die Hard" character comes up. And then he dropped the bomb: "I think we're going to do a 'Die Hard 5' next year."
"The John McClane that exists is only in film and in people's minds. And it continues to grow, that mythology continues to grow," he explained. "Die Hard" exploded onto screens in 1988. Almost two decades later, in 2007, a fourth movie in the franchise was released, much to the delight of fans. It seemed almost too much to dare believe that there might be another one... until Willis confirmed just that. Read More...
This weekend, two action icons will appear in a decidedly action-free setting. Ewan McGregor and Pierce Brosnan in Roman Polanski's latest, "The Ghost Writer." Obi-Wan Kenobi and James Bond. Neat, right?
What's even cooler is that MTV's Josh Horowitz got to sit down with the duo last week. And amidst his terror-inducing Jar Jar Binks impression, Josh managed to squeeze in a question about how playing such iconic figures continues to impact their respective careers. Brosnan didn't have a response, but McGregor did.
"For me, I made three 'Star Wars' films and they were always a film I was making at the time," he said. "I think there's an idea that you belong to 'Star Wars,' you belong to [George] Lucas for nine years, and it's just quite simply not the case. I spent three months working on the first film, and then three years later I spent three months working on the second and three years later I worked three months on the third. And I was happy to go back into them each time." Read More...
by Perri Nemiroff
Now that the candy is gone and the flowers have wilted, Promo Police is going to spread a little love by sparing you from suffering through unwarranted advertising.
Just picture a heart-shaped box of chocolates, but with the following inside instead: “The Crazies,” “Defendor,” “The Killer Inside Me,” “Kick-Ass,” “Despicable Me,” “Cop Out,” “Wall Street 2” and “Why Did I Get Married Too.” Now, imagine the beauty of not having to sift through that box blindly and bite into something that’s filled with something unexpectedly awful. Lemon buttercream, perhaps? The force has mapped out the sweet and the bitter, for your promo pleasure. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: "Percy Jackson & The Olympians" didn't quite wield the power of the gods when it arrived in theaters this weekend and came in second at the box office to "Valentine's Day," so what does that mean for its star, Logan Lerman, and rumors that he's up for the lead role in Marc Webb's "Spider-Man"?
As regular readers are already aware, Lerman set the 'Net on fire recently when he mentioned in passing that he was in talks to play Peter Parker. Even though Lerman backed off that statement a bit in a subsequent interview with MTV News, we pondered exactly what might be at stake when Lerman makes his debut in "Percy Jackson" — and now it's time to figure out whether playing a god means he'll be playing a superhero.
Continue reading What Does The 'Percy Jackson' Opening Weekend Mean For Logan Lerman's 'Spider-Man' Chances?
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Following the smash success of “Avatar,” James Cameron is Hollywood’s new guru of greatness. It’s no surprise, then, that filmmakers looking to master the complexities of 3-D, science-fiction and state-of-the-art special effects are seeking him out for guidance as if he were a bearded man sitting atop a mountain.
Now, in a new development that should thrill fans of our friendly neighborhood webslinger, MTV News has learned the name of the latest filmmaker to meet with Cameron: "Spider-Man" director Marc Webb.
“Last [week] we met the director of [the next ‘Spider-Man’ film],” Cameron’s producing partner Jon Landau revealed to us when he stopped by the MTV studio, explaining that the “Avatar” filmmaker and Spider-Man’s new gatekeeper compared notes Wednesday evening. “[Webb] wants to do the next one in 3-D, which they’ve announced that they want to do. So, we want to try to support that as much as possible.”
Continue reading EXCLUSIVE: James Cameron And Marc Webb Meet, Discuss 3-D 'Spider-Man'
It's a busy weekend at the box office, and not just because it's my birthday. Three big movies are opening, and now that there's no pressure to unseat "Avatar" -- "Dear John" accomplished that over the weekend -- we can just focus on which one will be your favorite.
My own pick for the weekend is "The Wolfman." Universal is reviving their classic creature feature, and all reports I've heard point to a bloody, terrifying good time. Sweeeeet. Benicio Del Toro stars as the titular man-canine, which is a perfect bit of casting. There's also Anthony Hopkins, who appears to be playing the "Wolfman" equivalent of Dr. Abraham Van Helsing. This is funny since Hopkins played just that role in "Bram Stoker's Dracula" back in the '90s. Read More...
One of the first bits of news to sneak out of Hollywood at the beginning of 2010 was the word that John Carpenter's horror classic "The Thing" would be remade with "Battlestar Galactica" Syfy reboot showrunner Ron Moore producing and newcomer Matthijs van Heijningen Jr. directing. A couple weeks later, the first casting breakdowns emerged, failing to excite MTV contributing editor Josh Wigler.
Maybe he'll be pleased now that there are some names to pin to two of the roles. The lead roles, in fact. Mary Elizabeth Winstead and Joel Edgerton will star in the "Thing" reboot, The Hollywood Reporter's Heat Vision blog reveals. Read More...
While Sony and Lionsgate fight a bidding war for the rights to the "Terminator" franchise, "Terminator Salvation" director McG is looking for his next movie in lieu of not going on to helm the series' fifth installment. Though he's still linked to the Broadway musical adaptation "Spring Awakening," according to Variety he has also been in talks to helm a "priority project" for Fox titled "This Means War."
The comedy already has two stars in place, Bradley Cooper and Reese Witherspoon. It is expected to begin shooting this spring, which would make it the director's next movie, rather than the musical. The screenplay for "This Means War" has reportedly been rewritten so many times that it's difficult to say who the author is anymore, but the most recent draft is by "Role Models" scribe Timothy Dowling (who interestingly enough acted in a "Terminator" movie -- the third one). Read More...