By Hannah Soo Park
The early (stellar) reviews and Oscar buzz surrounding "Les Misérables" have most of us wondering if we’re eagerly counting down the days to Christmas…or the movie's December 25 premiere. And as if we weren’t already super pumped to see the star-studded flick, Working Title Films has just rolled out not one, but FIVE new clips from the musical spectacular.
Here, we've got a glimpse of key character interactions and iconic songs from the film, which devoted "Les Mis" fans will surely recognize.
Watch all five clips after the jump!
"Rust and Bone," the Cannes entry and the latest film from critically-lauded French director Jacques Audiard, doesn't exactly sound like the kind of movie that would feature a Top 40 hit from Katy Perry on the soundtrack.
The story of how two lost souls find each other after one of them suffers an accident during a killer whale routine at an aquarium doesn't scream "Baby, you're a firework," but the mega-hit pops up a number of times on the soundtrack, including some deeply emotional scenes featuring Academy Award winner Marion Cotillard.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with Cotillard while she was doing press for the film, she explained how the pop song ended up in the serious French drama.
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Ever since "The Dark Knight," feature films have embraced the IMAX format more and more, incorporating the larger picture into the actual filmmaking process. One new twist on IMAX comes courtesy of Josh Hutcherson, who stopped by MTV News to give us the scoop on just how the bigger picture will play into "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."
IMAX played a large part in the box office success of the first installment in "The Hunger Games," and for the second ago around, director Francis Lawrence will film some specific sequences for the format instead of just an up-conversion.
If you are one of the many people afflicted with the "Twilight Saga" blues, then we have just the cure for you. The brilliant minds behind Bad Lip Reading videos have tackled the "Twilight Saga" yet again, and have created some of their best work yet.
Taking some of the most emotional moments from the "Twilight" series and turning them into some of its funniest is no easy feat, but the lip reading experts manage to do so with flying colors here. Just what were Edward and Bella talking about when he was leaving her in "New Moon" if it wasn't about her taking her rabbit to the vet? And remember that time when Bella crashed Jacob's dirt bike because she ran over a gummy bear? Yeah, those were some of our favorite scenes too. Check out the video after the jump.
A marriage proposal is a big part of any man's life, but there's even more pressure when you're the beloved champion of District 12 and you're hopeful bride-to-be is your co-champ.
Josh Hutcherson felt that pressure when popping the question to Jennifer Lawrence on the set of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." When he stopped by MTV News last weekend, he recalled a small mishap that sounds pretty embarrassing.
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For as long as Peter Jackson's "Hobbit" trilogy has been gestating, the production blogs have been a real gift for fans eager for another trip for Middle-earth. The always insightful, often goofy visits to the Zealand set have made the wait all the more bearable with peeks insides production.
The newest production diary from Jackson and the team in New Zealand focuses on the post-production side of things as everyone is in the mad dash to finish the film before the premiere. The schedule currently has the film wrapping completely just two days in front of the big event in Wellington.
Check out the new production diary after the jump!
Josh Hutcherson has had a big year. The one-time "Bridge to Terabithia" actor starred in another major adaptation, "The Hunger Games," and became a household name thanks to his portrayal of Peeta Mellark in the box office hit. When MTV News caught up with Hutcherson recently to talk about all the things he's had to be thankful for in 2012, the actor admitted that he knows how lucky he is.
"I'm very thankful [for 2012] as well," Hutcherson said. "I had a lot of work that came out this year and was pretty successful thus far, so it was exciting for me. It definitely exceeded my expectations."
Though it may not seem like it, "Flight" is a rare bird. It's essentially a character study, put out by a major studio, and given a budget of $30 million. That doesn't happen anymore.
But hopefully, it will continue to happen. At least, that's what director Robert Zemeckis told us were his aspirations.
"These are the kinds of films that I grew up on," he said. I was in film school in the 70s, and these were the types of films that were being made. They were just edgy, and they were great. They were about things that you couldn't see anywhere else. It would be great to continue to see those on the big screen. There are movies that I would like to make. There are movies that I would like to see. Hopefully it will continue. "
By Colin Greten
Ang Lee's upcoming film, "Life of Pi," based on the acclaimed novel by Yann Martel, has already gained serious buzz for its striking visuals and its main character's epic journey. The film stars first-time actor Suraj Sharma as the title character, Pi, a man who finds himself a cast away on a small boat in the middle of an endless plane of ocean with his only companion being a ferocious Bengal tiger.
MTV's Josh Horowitz sat down with both Lee and Sharma recently to talk about the upcoming epic. After a screening of "Pi" at the New York Film Festival, Lee claims that he was finally able to feel relief in the audience's appreciation of the film after diligently working on it for a few years.
With the "Tarantino XX" Blu-ray collection hitting store shelves today, now seems like as good a time as any to take a look back at one of the most influential filmmakers of our generation. MTV News has an exclusive look at one of the bonus features on this exciting boxed set, which shows Pam Grier talking about the moment she first learned Quentin Tarantino wanted her to play the title character in "Jackie Brown."
"They delivered this manuscript in a manila envelope and it says 'QT' in the corner and there's all these little stamps all over it, and I'm going, 'Okay, I'll open it,' and there it is: 'Jackie Brown,'" she remembers in the clip, which comes from "The World's Greatest Showman" special feature. "So I read it, and there's a note and it says, 'Please read it and call me when you read it.' And I'm reading it, and I'm going, 'Oh my god, it's remarkable, it's extraordinary.'"