To effectively play the psychotic neighbor in a Jennifer Lawrence movie, you kind of just have to go for it. That was the idea behind Max Thieriot's performance in "House at the End of the Street," which hits Blu-ray and DVD today.
In an exclusive featurette from the disc, Lawrence recalls what it was like working on set with Thieriot when he was in his crazy mode. "Max is a really great actor. He can just turn on and off, and it's very strange to watch the light in his eyes kind of get dark the instant [the director] calls 'Action.' "
For a further explanation of Thieriot's method behind the madness, listen for the piece of advice he took from Charles Manson. Yikes.
"House at the End of the Street" hits Blu-ray and DVD today!
Anyone who saw the under-appreciated "Crazy Stupid Love" can atttest to the power that is the on-screen duo of Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. While we would never go as outrageously far as to suggest that they start dating (respect to Andy Garf), their on-screen chemistry does make a good case in favor of them starring in every movie together.
Gosling and Stone's latest collaboration, this month's "Gangster Squad," once again casts the two as lovers, so you'll be able to swoon of the hypothetical pairing for another two hours or so.
In an exclusive behind-the-scenes featurette from the upcoming movie, Stone and Gosling discuss working together again and the silliness that goes down when they're around each other.
"Gangster Squad" opens on Friday, January 11.
The Pixar shorts have always been dependable as sources of light entertainment that don't skimp on adorableness, and the newest bite-sized feature from the animation house, "The Blue Umbrella," fits the bill.
The directorial debut of technical artist Saschka Unseld, "The Blue Umbrella" tells the story of two umbrellas that hit it off on one rainy day. And it's really freakin' cute.
Check out a clip from "The Blue Umbrella" (via WSJ) and read more about the short after the jump!
We have waited and waited for Ryan Gosling and Nicolas Winding Refn's follow-up to their too-cool-for-school crime thriller, "Drive," and finally, finally, a short teaser from "Only God Forgives" sees the light of day.
The clip from the Thai-based kickboxing crime movie seems to come from a longer trailer, which we're praying we'll see sometime in the new future, but for now we'll take the teaser and its moody, violent feel that has us reminiscing back to the first time we saw "Drive."
Take a look at the "Only God Forgives" teaser after the jump!
As Dillon Panthers fullback Tim Riggins always said: "Texas Chainsaw forever." Wait...what?
The gritty, Southern-set horror franchise returns to theaters this weekend with "Texas Chainsaw 3D," which picks up immediately after the events of the 1974 Tobe Hooper-directed original. MTV News rubbed elbows with Leatherface himself to visit the Shreveport, Louisiana, set last year, where we asked stars Alexandra Daddario (at her bloody best) and singer Trey Songz to spill which horror flicks scare them sh--less.
"'Silence of the Lambs,' 'The Shining,'" Daddario replied. "When I was a kid, the first time I saw 'The Shining,' I was completely freaked out, but it's such an amazing movie, and the performances are just incredible and so over-the-top at points that it's amazing."
While Daddario favored retro classics, Songz opted for something a little more contemporary.
"Warm Bodies" sounds kind of weird, right? It's a "Twilight"-like paranormal romance, except it's about a zombie? MTV News just had to find out what the latest movie from "50/50" director Jonathan Levine, so Christina Garibaldi headed to the set.
The way star Teresa Palmer describes it, the somewhat silly premise is a way to have your brains and eat them too.
"When you think of zombie movies you think of R-rated, everyone eating brains, blood and gore, craziness like that," she said. "In our film, it's great because we sort of get the best of both worlds and we get to see that typical zombie genre, but then there's also a lot more emotional depth to our film and there's a love story and these zombies they were once real people and they still have the same feelings and thoughts, especially R."
"Warm Bodies" opens on February 1.
Even after Arnold Schwarzenegger's 17th winking utterance of "I'm back," signifying (again) his return to making movies, we can't help but have a nice, warm feeling of nostalgia seeing the man in action
That's what makes this exclusive clip from "The Last Stand," Schwarzenegger's first leading role in 11 years all the more special.
In the midst of an old-fashioned Western showdown, Schwarzenegger plays Ray Owens, the sheriff of a border town and the last line of defense against a convict attempting to escape into Mexico.
Check out our exclusive clip for "The Last Stand," which opens in theaters on January 18.
Are you going to stand by while some white fuzz from another dimension invades our world and infects every last man, woman and child? If not, then prepare yourself to go through that crazy ghost door in our exclusive clip from "John Dies at the End," written and directed by "Bubba Ho-Tep" madman Don Coscarelli and starring Clancy Brown, Paul Giamatti and others.
In "John Dies at the End," the world is introduced to a time-and-space-defying drug called Soy Sauce that kicks off a silent, otherworldly invasion of mankind. The only two people who can stop the coming apocalypse are John and David, two friends and college dropouts with a lot of spunk but without a clue. Can they team together to save the world? Well, just take a look at the film's title — answer's probably no.
"John Dies at the End" hits theaters on January 25, and is currently available on VOD.
Hopefully you're still lounging about in a post-New Years haze, but more than likely, you're back to work, looking for ways to pass the time until you can catch up on some sleep.
We suggest taking some time out of your busy (or not so busy) schedule to check out Quentin Tarantino's latest appearance on Charlie Rose, where he discusses all thing "Django Unchained," plus some extra bits we didn't even know about.
This includes his desire to work with other notable eccentric Johnny Depp. Click past the jump to see what Tarantino had to say and watch the entire interview!
FROM MTV NEWS
The fifth clip from the ceremonial Transfer of Power interview with George Lucas and Kathleen Kennedy went online on New Year's Eve, thus bringing an end to the only official source of information regarding the new "Star Wars" trilogy.
So what now?
We wait for more information, and one of the best ways to pass the time happens to be watching the interview, which you can do after the jump. Then head to MTV News to get a breakdown of the other segments.