Percy Jackson

Any movie that's going to have Greek gods and half-breeds in it is going to need some impressive special effects work to back up the creatures. That applied for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the second movie in the fantasy franchise.

With the Logan Lerman movie about to hit Blu-ray and DVD this week, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what went into bringing the character Tyson to life.

As anyone who has seen the movie knows, Tyson is a cyclops, and putting one eye on an actor is harder than you might expect.

Check out our exclusive look at a behind-the-scenes featurette from the "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" Blu-ray after the jump!

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By Craig Flaster

Add Will Forte to the list of SNL actors who have transitioned to high drama.

Forte's latest role in acclaimed filmmaker Alexander Payne's "Nebraska" is an unusual departure for the actor, who was seen this year in "Grown Ups 2" as a male cheerleader and heard in "Cloudy With A Chance of Meatballs 2" as the over-the-top, Steve Jobs-like villain. And Forte was as surprised to get the dramatic part as anyone.

"Alexander Payne is one of my favorite directors and I thought there was very little chance I would be able to get this role," says Forte.

The talented funnyman beat out a number of other actors for the coveted role. While Forte says this gave him some initial confidence, he was also very nervous to be on the actual set of Payne's newest dramedy.

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"2 Guns," the thriller that brought together two modern kings of the genre, Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington, is now on Blu-ray and DVD.

To celebrate the release, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive look at a deleted scene from the film. You can watch the clip above, and see what director Baltasar Kormákur had to say about the sequence and why it didn't make the final cut.

Check it out after the jump!

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With yesterday's global fan event, the "Hobbit" folks kicked it into publicity override in the run-up to the second film in the fantasy series, "The Desolation of Smaug." The gathering via satellite brought fans in attendance and online 20 new minutes from the new movie, a trailer, and the long-awaited next video blog.

You can check out the third trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" over at MTV News, but we've got Peter Jackson's newest video blog, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the ten weeks of pick-ups that took place in the spring and summer.

The reshoots focused on the last two films of the trilogy, and as Jackson explains in the blog, they covered a lot of the most dramatic material in the entire series.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens in theaters on December 13.

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There are certain celebrity voices that just ask to be impersonated. Christopher Walken, Michael Caine, and Morgan Freeman have been trendy impressions, but the voice coming from every hot mimic today is that of "Harry Potter" star Alan Rickman.

But the iconic British actors knows what the likes of Benedict Cumberbatch and Tom Hiddleston are up to. When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Rickman for "CBGB," he said that he hasn't been keeping up with his status on the internet, but the impersonations from the two up-and-coming British actors have not gone unnoticed.

Check out the video above to see what Alan Rickman has to say about other people stealing his voice.

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What is it that makes James Wan's recent string of horror hits, including both "Insidious" movie and "The Conjuring" (which hits Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow), so scary?

In this exclusive featurette from the home video release, Wan explains that it's his emphasis on a solid sound design that makes his horror movies work like they did in the good old days.

And he's right. Just take a look at the first trailer for "The Conjuring," and it's clear that this guy has a grasp on what makes something simple, yet scary. We're still terrified any time someone claps around us.

Things have been hard since we saw "The Conjuring."

"The Conjuring" hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 22.

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Enders Game

So far, everything seems to be lining up for Gavin Hood's "Ender's Game" adaptation. Orson Scott Card's book was thought to be unadaptable, but previews hint that Asa Butterfield, Hailee Steinfeld, Harrison Ford, and the rest of the Battle School may have pulled it off.

A new clip from "Ender's Game" may gave us a better idea of what to expect from the film when it hits theaters on November 1. In the clip, Ender (Butterfield) meets with Colonel Hyrum Graff (Ford) about issues he's been having at Battle School, and his superior makes an unexpected offer.

Check out the clip after the jump!

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Godzilla

UPDATE: So maybe it wasn't official. Warner Bros. has removed the video. We will keep you posted if another version goes up.

Most of what we have heard about "Godzilla" from director Gareth Edwards, starring Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen and Bryan Cranston, has been hearsay from the lucky crowds inside Hall H at San Diego Comic-Con this year and last.

The 2012 SDCC audience got a look at a concept teaser that was made before the project even went into production and laid out the tone for latest look at the legendary monster. Lucky for everyone else, that teaser has just gone online in what appears to be the first move of a viral campaign.

All the way back in early September, an official copy of that video appeared over on a YouTube channel, Akira Watanabe, without anyone noticing, under the title "Fat Boy," a reference to one of the atomic bombs that the U.S. dropped on Japan during World War II. The legacy of that attack is felt throughout the piece.

Check out the teaser after the jump!

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The previews for Kimberly Peirce's "Carrie" remake have pretty much just told us that it's a "Carrie" remake starring Chloe Grace Moretz and Julianne Moore. We've seen the crazed religious mother, the shower scene, and Carrie going to the prom with glimpse of the telekinetic aftermath to come.

What we haven't seen until now is an extended clip of the movie, which might show off the style that Peirce is bringing to the movie, instead of highlighting the best-known moments from Stephen King's first book, and in turn, the Brian De Palma adaptation.

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The only thing more surprising than filming a movie over the course of 12 days without telling the press or anyone outside of the crew is doing so immediately filming "The Avengers."

That's what Joss Whedon did with his adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Much Ado About Nothing." The ultra-low-budget indie went onto become one of this year's most entertaining and well-reviewed films, but the story of how it got to the screen at all is still fascinating.

In this exclusive from the Blu-ray, which hits store shelves on October 8, Joss Whedon and his wife, Kai Cole, explain how the project came to be after principal photography ended on "The Avengers."

Check out the exclusive in the video above.

"Much Ado About Nothing" hits Blu-ray and DVD on October 8.

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