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We hope you guys have been enjoying our “A-Team Week” festivities, as we’ve teamed with director Joe Carnahan to unveil exclusive details about B.A. Baracus, “Howlin’ Mad” Murdock, the villainous Lynch and the Face Man.

Now, it’s time to take a closer look at the leader of the gang, both literally and fictionally: Oscar-nominee Liam Neeson as the cigar-chomping commando who loves it when a plan comes together.

“The important parts of Hannibal were obviously the cigar, and I wanted that same kind of [authority] for Liam,” explained “Smokin’ Aces” director Carnahan, comparing Neeson’s performance to the Col. John “Hannibal” smith role originated on '80s TV by George Peppard. “And beyond that, I think Liam was insistent that 'I'm not going to do a George Peppard imitation.' This is Liam Neeson, you know?” Read More...

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Over at MTV Movies main, we posted an article exploring whether the Oscar nominations for “District 9” and “Avatar” could finally snap the Academy’s long-held sci-fi stigma. While writing it, I took a look at the list of the greatest sci-fi films of all time on IMDb -- ranked by hundreds of thousands of votes from moviegoers -– and was floored by some of the titles that earned little or no Oscar recognition.

Below are some particularly egregious crimes against the genre – with the actual Best Picture winner listed in parenthesis. You tell me – all these years later, which film is better remembered? Read More...

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Johnny Depp tried his hand at directing once. In 1997, he wrote, starred in and helmed a movie called "The Brave," which also turned out to be one of the final screen performances for the legendary actor, Marlon Brando. It wasn't very good by most accounts and it never saw any kind of theatrical release in the United States.

Depp shifted back to acting again, and proceeded to star in a string of features that propelled him to superstardom, starting with the deft adaptation of Hunter S. Thompson's "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" in 1997 and culminating, of course, with "Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl" in 2003. He's been flying high ever since, but he's not stepped back behind the camera since "The Brave." Until now. Read More...

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Title: "Chuck Versus the Nacho Sampler"

Story: Things are definitely progressing quickly for Chuck Bartowski (Zachary Levi), super spy-in-training. Just a week ago, he was making newbie mistakes on his first solo mission before finally getting the hang of tapping into the Intersect at will. This week he's acquiring assets, going to Dubai... making some tough choices. Team Bartowski is tasked with finding out what a young computer geek named Manoosh knows and what he's working on. A connection to The Ring reveals itself, Manoosh slips away and a pursuit ensues which takes the team across the world. Meanwhile, Morgan (Joshua Gomez) and Ellie (Sarah Lancaster) become suspicious of Chuck's increasingly erratic behavior, setting in motion a chain of events that are sure to have repercussions throughout the rest of the season. Read More...

Italian filmmaker Gabriele Muccino, best known in the U.S. for his Will Smith collaborations "The Pursuit of Happyness" and "Seven Pounds," is in talks to direct Keanu Reeves next in the sci-fi flick "Passengers," according to Variety. Reeves has been involved with the project at least since 2007, when the film's script popped up on the annual Black List of greatest unproduced screenplays.

Written by John Spaihts, who is also penning Ridley Scott's "Alien" prequel (partly thanks to Reeves), "Passengers" is a love story set on a spaceship. It sounds more frightening than romantic however. Reeves plays a man accidentally awakened too early from hibernation during a centuries-long flight to a distant planet. So rather than wait around to die while the rest of the crew sleeps, he wakes up a female passenger in order to have company. Read More...

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In a little less than two months, "New Moon" hits DVD and Blu-ray. March 20, to be precise. You won't have to line up that day, however. Not in this age of online retail and pre-orders.

As of this morning, Amazon is offering "New Moon" for pre-order at a price of $21.99 for the two-disc special edition DVD and $24.99 for the Blu-ray. A number of bonus features are listed on the special edition DVD page, though I wonder if it is a complete list. You'll get an audio commentary with director Chris Weitz and editor Peter Lamber, an hour-long, six-part behind-the-scenes documentary, Muse rehearsal footage and music videos from Death Cab for Cutie, Anya Maria and Mute Math. That's a decent helping of content, but it seems a little light for two discs, no? Perhaps we can find some clues elsewhere... Read More...

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Jonathan Levine should be a bigger name by now. Unfortunately the filmmaker's only theatrical release in the U.S., the Sundance-winning drama "The Wackness," was underrated and under-seen. There's also his teen slasher flick "All the Boys Love Mandy Lane," which still hasn't seen a U.S. release. Some people in Hollywood must appreciate him though, because his name is regularly in the trades attached to different projects in development. The latest of these gigs is adapting Isaac Marion's self-published zombie romance novel "Warm Bodies," which he will also direct, for Summit Entertainment.

The "Twilight" distributor seems an appropriate place for the adaptation, which The Hollywood Reporter acknowledges sounds like a cross between the popular vampire franchise and the British zombie comedy "Shaun of the Dead." According to the tagline, "Warm Bodies" is about a zombie who befriends the human girlfriend of one of his victims. Apparently the relationship "transforms" him and his fellow undead, though what that transformation entails remains a mystery. Read More...

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Peter Jackson was betting on black when he decided to adapt the complex supernatural novel, "The Lovely Bones." Thankfully for him, it seems to have impressed moviegoers. We set upon a local theater to hear from the people themselves, and returned with the following video.

"The Lovely Bones" is in theaters now.

The past few weeks have been a flurry of excitement for "Arrested Development" fans. Back in mid-December, "Youth in Revolt" star Michael Cera told us that the long-awaited movie will shoot sometime this year. Then, just this week, "When in Rome" star Will Arnett told ComingSoon essentially the same thing.

Now we've got Jessica Walter, star of the new FX animated spy-comedy series "Archer," talking about the old "Arrested" gang. While she didn't have much to say about the current status of the movie in her recent interview with Movieline, she did speak a bit about how it all came together in the first place. Read More...

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Every year, it seems, awards season gives us some sort of feel-good Cinderella story. We all remember the “Slumdog” kids, or Keisha Castle-Hughes… hell, heartwarming awards season tales go all the way back to folks like Harold Russell in 1946’s “The Best Years of Our Lives.” Well, the tradition is continuing this year with one of the greatest real-life success stories we’ve heard in a awhile, and it involves Jason Reitman, a tape recorder and an unemployed musician who was in the right place at the right time.

“At that point I was telling myself ‘This is all I can do’,” St. Louis native Kevin Renick remembers of the fateful day he attended a lecture hosted by the “Juno” director in February 2008 and, out of sheer desperation, snuck him a cassette tape of a demo he had recorded. “I thought ‘This is not going to work. He’s probably going to throw the thing in the trash.’ But I thought I’d try it anyway.” Read More...

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