Alex Winter, one half of the rock 'n roll duo Bill and Ted aka Wyld Stallyns, has focused mostly on directing in the last few years, and his latest film, a documentary called "Downloaded," takes a look at the technology that changed the music industry forever, Napster.
MTV News sat down with Winter at SXSW, where he and VH1 Rock Docs premiered "Downloaded" this past week, and spoke with him about bringing the project together and how our own little news organization played a part in making it all happen.
"I pulled a lot of archival from the MTV News vaults, which hyper-covered this story," Winter told Josh Horowitz. "I was finding amazing gems in that. [Sean] Parker and [Shawn] Fanning young, all of the Metallica raid on the office, all of it, most of which is in the movie."
We here at MTV Movies Blog — like you, we're sure — are still coping with the tragedy of the first's Death Star's destruction. Things felt so secure until that Rebel Alliance came an blew everything up, but thinking back on those events, things still don't seem to fit.
A new documentary, "Luke's Change: An Inside Job," finally takes a look at the cold hard facts of the Death Star's destruction and uses them to make wild speculations about the Skywalker family's involvement in the attack.
There's a little too much coincidence going on here for our taste, and we'd like to thank io9 for bring this conspiracy to our attention.
The truth is out there. (Wait, no, that's "The X-Files.")
After getting Up Close and personal with MTV News' Josh Horowitz, Steve Carell and Jim Carrey presented an exclusive clip from their new movie as a part of "MTV First: The Incredible Burt Wonderstone."
The comedy, which opens in theaters on Friday (3/15), tells the story of rival magicians — one old-school, the other a Criss Angel-style street performer — who duke it out for a highly competitive gig. In this exclusive clip, we see the beginnings of the rivalry.
After watching Carrey's Steve Gray perform an illusion, Carell's Burt tries speaking with him about coming to a future performance of his own. Gray responds in a not-too-grateful manner.
Check out the exclusive clip from "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" above!
By Joel Hanek
Much like Clark Kent and Superman, there's not much of a difference between Nick Offerman and his internet demi-god alter-ego Ron Swanson — in fact, the "Parks and Rec" star owns and operates his very own successful woodworking shop.
With the 2013 MTV Movie Awards only a month away, we'd be remiss if we didn't get the expert consultation on the signature Golden Popcorn trophy from the mustachioed dead-pan craftsman. Offerman, who swung by the MTV Studios promoting his new indie flick "Somebody Up There Likes Me", had some first impressions:
"It feels like my jeans are growing uncomfortably tight — woah, that is turgid."
Joss Whedon rose to the level of nerd god this past summer thanks to his excellent handling of "The Avengers," and when the future of "Star Wars" was up for grabs for the first time, the hordes pointed to the "Buffy" creator as their ideal — but likely impossible — candidate to direct.
The director told CNN, "I'm as angry as you should be. When I heard [about 'Star Wars'] I was like, 'I wonder ... no, I really can't do that. Oh, I already have a job.' I wouldn't clear the 'Avengers.' I'm having so much fun with that sequel right now, just with the script, that I couldn't imagine not doing it."
But playing a little game of "What If" with Digital Spy at SXSW, Whedon explained how he would handle has version of the galaxy far, far away.
Read more after the jump!
Rebel Wilson, the star and host of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, has taken on a complete action star persona for her new gig, and the latest promo for the biggest night in movies proves that for such an enormous star, she can still work with a partner, especially if that wing man has the abs of Golden Popcorn nominee Channing Tatum.
In the new teaser for the 2013 MTV Movie Awards, Wilson and Tatum attempt to make a getaway in a limo from the upcoming movie "White House Down." Wilson needs to get into position so she can fire her RPG at their pursuers, but the only way to do that is to straddle Tatum and have him take off his shirt. It's the only way.
Will Jennifer Lawrence get her silver lining in the form of a Golden Popcorn? Which beefcake will sizzle in our brand-new Best Shirtless Performance category? It's up to you to decide the winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards! Vote now, and tune in Sunday, April 14 at 9 p.m. ET, as star Rebel Wilson takes the stage at the Sony Pictures Studios lot in Culver City, California.
FROM MTV NEWS
James Franco may have just had a massive movie opening with "Oz the Great and Powerful," but the actor knows how to stay true his indie roots.
"Maladies," which stars James Franco, David Strathairn, and Catherine Keener, after premiering a few week back at the Berlin International Film Festival, is screening at SXSW, which is currently underway in Austin, Texas.
In the film, Franco plays James, an actor forced out of the spotlight due to a perceived mental illness, but if this exclusive clip from "Maladies" is any indication of his mental stability, there may be some truth to that.
Check out the clip from "Maladies" above.
Fair warning: Things are about to get intense.
That's because we have an exclusive clip from "Into the White," a World War II drama starring "Harry Potter" alum Rupert Grint.
As a brief introduction to the clip, "Into the White" tells the story of World War II fighter pilots, both German and English, that shoot the other side down, only to find themselves stranded in the Norwegian wilderness, depending on each other to survive.
The above sequence from the film is an intense moment, where the survivors attempt to amputate the arm of a wounded comrade.
"Into the White" is currently availabe OnDemand and on iTunes. It will be in theaters on April 12.
Just like any young woman, Mila Kunis' character in "Oz the Great and Powerful" knows how it feels to have your heart broken. But what makes Theodora not so average is how she deals with the pain.
It's not really a spoiler any more to reveal that Theodora becomes the Wicked Witch of the West, and it's that transformation that helped Kunis get into the character. "I think that this is definitely the first time I've had a character that goes through such a strong arc, emotionally and physically," she said.
"Upside Down" is a new romantic adventure film with an unusual conceit. Jim Sturgess and Kirsten Dunst play star-crossed lovers who live in two separate worlds, each with their own gravitational pulls in opposite directions. The complication makes for some romantic struggles and more than a few stunning action sequences.
An exclusive clip from the film, which opens in theaters on March 15, comes a little later in the film, as Sturgess' and Dunst's characters attempt to flee the guards from the latter's world, since crossover between the two planes is strictly forbidden.
What makes the clip particularly interesting is a detail of the world. These are not two gravitational fields where the inhabitants of one can cross over into the other. No matter which world you're on, you get pulled in the direction of your home, so when the two gravitationally-challenged love birds try to flee, they have to contend with those opposing forces.
"Upside Down" opens on March 15.