Despite utter zombie exhaustion, "Warm Bodies" has a premise we could potentially get behind. Sure, there's a lot of room for some cheeseball moments when you have a zombie falling in love and slowly becoming human again, but at least it's something different.
If you remain unconvinced that anything original can be done with zombies anymore, we suggest you check out the first four minutes, which Fandango just posted.
You'll be able to get a sense of what they're going for, and you'll get to see some Rob Cordry, which is always a good thing.
Check out the first four minutes and the official synopsis for "Warm Bodies" after the jump!
"Sopranos" creator David Chase is transporting movie-goers back to the swinging '60s with his coming-of-age tale "Not Fade Away."
The film charts the highs and lows of a fledgling rock band formed by a group of friends in suburban New Jersey, and in keeping with the period, Chase and musical supervisor Steve Van Zandt (also of "Sopranos" fame) ensured the soundtrack was chockablock with groovy tunes by the Rolling Stones, Bob Dylan and James Brown. But with so much material to choose from, how did Chase land upon "Not Fade Away" (penned by Buddy Holly and later covered by the Rolling Stones) as the title?
"It occurred to me that this is a movie about the music of youth, that established youth culture and that some of the practitioners and greats of that music are already gone," Chase said. "They've already faded away, and more are going to continue to do that. I wanted to get this down before all that happened, and that they may fade away but the music wouldn't."
In an October interview with Total Film magazine, Tom Cruise revealed that not only would he make as many "Mission: Impossible" films as audiences want to see, but that he was actually in the midst of working on concepts for the series' fifth installment.
"I love traveling around promoting different movies because I'm always looking at different places, and I always walk around to see the city," he said. "I look at architecture, subways... coming up with different sequences."
Not long after that interview ran, Deadline broke the news that frequent Cruise collaborator Christopher McQuarrie, who directs the action star in his latest project "Jack Reacher," was in talks to helm "M:I 5." So when we caught up with the auteur recently, we had to ask for confirmation on those reports.
If there is one thing that we know and love about Mark Wahlberg, it's that he is very convincing in action-heavy and physically demanding roles that require him to wield weapons, takedown bad guys and just be a general badass.
Not that we don't love his comedic chops, because he's more than proven that he can be just as solid in comedies a la "Ted" but we're always a little extra excited when there is a Wahlberg-led action movie on the horizon, like the forthcoming crime/action/political thriller "Broken City."
MTV News was lucky enough to get our hands on an exclusive new clip from the film, which does a nice job of setting the tone of the film without getting too complicated. Check it out!
The first trailer for "Pacific Rim" basically blew everyone out of the water when it debuted earlier this week. (Need we remind you? Rocket. Punch.)
Now to help soak up every ounce of goodness and every intricate detail in the monster vs. robots trailer, MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with director Guillermo del Toro, who was more than happy to share his inside knowledge on what went into making the preview.
Two things strike us about what del Toro has to say about the full movie. 1) He flat out confirms that the jaegers will travel to the monster dimension. 2) It sounds like this trailer is only a fraction of the craziness that the finished film will be.
"Pacific Rim" opens on July 12, 2013.
"The Bourne Legacy" faced some major challenges beyond just finding a leading actor suitable to fill the shoes emptied by Matt Damon. A good portion of the movie was shot in Alberta, Canada, and MTV News has an exclusive behind-the-scenes clip from the movie's Blu-ray release that details just how difficult it was for the crew to shoot in those cold weather conditions.
"That location presented a lot of new challenges we'd never had before: The cold and the wind and snow like we had in the higher elevations," producer Frank Marshall explained. "And we had to shoot in the middle of nowhere."
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As one half of the experimental Motown-inspired band Daddy, James Franco adds another unexpected credit to his ever-growing résumé. Now, if you're unsure of what an "experimental Motown-inspired band" sounds like, we have the third music video from Daddy's latest EP, "Can't Say Goodbye," for your viewing pleasure.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Franco in anticipation of the music video's debut to get the scoop on the multifaceted artist's latest project.
"It had a lot of different seeds but I'd been at RISD [Rhode Island School of Design] for a year and I started collaborating with one of my classmates [Timothy O'Keefe] on art videos," Franco said. "And then, like so many people that have gone to art school before us, we started a band for fun. It wasn't ever like we're trying to rise to the top of the charts or anything like that."
Head over to MTV News to read the full interview with James Franco.
Mark Wahlberg typically comes off as one of Hollywood's most unshakable tough guys, but in this exclusive clip from the upcoming "Ted" Blu-ray, we get a behind-the-scenes peek at one hilarious on-set moment that proves too much for him.
The featurette from the disc includes an interview with first-time director and the next host of the Academy Awards, Seth MacFarlane, who praised Wahlberg's comic talents. "Mark is a guy who can very quietly and humbly can do anything," MacFarlane said. "We threw every type of comedy at him in this movie."
One of those types of comedy happened to be keeping a straight face while Matt Walsh berates him about farting. It's pretty great.
"Ted" is out on Blu-ray combo pack with DVD and digital copy on December 11.
Andy Serkis' Gollum in "The Lord of the Rings" and now "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" has often been praised as the gold standard that all CGI characters should be measured against, but while he might best the greatest, the schizophrenic creature certainly wasn't the first.
One of the very first fully-CGI characters was none other than the much maligned Jar Jar Binks. In an historic event (and thanks to MTV News' Josh Horowitz), Gollum and Jar Jar were able to have a short conversation during a recent press junket for "The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey."
Will we ever see such a monumental day for CGI characters again? Probably not. This is probably as good as it's ever going to get.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" opens on December 14.
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" comes out in little over a week, and it will allow fans to return to Middle-Earth almost a decade after "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King" hit theaters. The new Peter Jackson film is the first in a trilogy that will expand upon the story of "The Hobbit" with material from J.R.R. Tolkien's Appendices, so there is plenty for fans to look forward to in the new movies.
In anticipation of the December 14 release, Warner Bros. has released a 13-minute-long featurette that takes viewers through the return to Middle-Earth in the new film. From the introduction of the dwarves to Bilbo's run-in with the trolls, the video gives a behind-the-scenes look at "An Unexpected Journey."
"Fans of 'The Hobbit,' they're going to get so much more," Elijah Wood teased in the featurette.