If you've ever seen an interview with "Pacific Rim" director Guillermo del Toro, you probably know that he's a super nice guy. Always enthusiastic, always cheerfully geeky, Guillermo is the best. But is there a dark side to the director?
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Ron Perlman and Charlie Day to talk about "Pacific Rim," he couldn't help but ask if del Toro ever lost his cool, nice guy vibe. Perlman, who has worked with del Toro on numerous occasions, said that he's like family, so they've seen all different sides of each other.
"Guillermo and I have seen each other at our best and at our worst. We still adore each other. It's like we're real family," Perlman said. "That's what happens in families. We're together so much in so many different circumstances that sometime it's just going to get stupid, and sometimes it's going to be sublime."
So even if Perlman wasn't willing to give us some dirt, Day saw some darkness and wasn't afraid to share.
So Kanye West really enjoyed "Pacific Rim." Like a lot. He liked it so much that he tweeted about it twice and called Guillermo del Toro "a master."
When MTV News spoke with director Guillermo del Toro and the cast of "Pacific Rim," we asked how they felt when they heard about Yeezy's review.
Del Toro gushed, saying that any time anyone connects with his work, that is a special feeling. "Anytime anyone likes my work, that really, really is very emotional for me because an artist not exactly a socially able person," he said. "We are dysfunctional, socially. We work for what we create. I work for my monsters. I work for my robots. To see people connect with them emotionally is a blessing."
"Pacific Rim" opens in theaters on Friday, July 12.
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH
This won't come as a surprise to anyone who has seen "Hanna," but Saoirse Ronan is a total badass, and her awesomeness is not limited to movies where she plays a teenage assassin. She also kicks butt in movies where she plays an alien parasite and the human whose consciousness is trapped inside her own body, like in "The Host."
To celebrate the premiere of "The Host" on Blu-ray and DVD, we've been given an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the making of the movie and one scene in particular where Ronan does her own stunts by jumping from a balcony. Yeah, like we said, total badass.
Watch the video above and start to feel bad that a 19 year-old is tougher than you.
This past March, a little movie called "Spring Breakers" had just about everyone talking. Whether you loved it or hated it (or both), there was no denying that Harmony Korine's trippy travelogue to college paradise was worth seeing and discussing.
And now that "Spring Breakers" is out on Blu-ray and DVD tomorrow, July 9, you can relive the trip of a lifetime with a few extras to boot, including this expletive-filled and very-NSFW set of outtakes that didn't make the cut.
In the two takes, the girls hang out in their jail cell, channeling some growling animals in the process, and James Franco's Alien shows off some of his— stuff.
"Spring Breakers" hits Blu-ray and DVD on July 9.
While "The Lone Ranger" is not getting the kind of reviews that any potential blockbuster would hope for, most critics can't help but fall for the thrilling, climactic train sequence set to the tune of the William Tell Overture.
A Western may only be as good as it's climax, and that being the case, there are many, many classic scenes that helped the movies they're featured in enter the pantheon of the most American genre.
Check out our collection of Western finales after the jump!
Robert De Niro gave one of his many great career performances in "The Deer Hunter," and in "The Killing Season," a new thriller he stars in with John Travolta, the two-time Academy Award winner finds himself out in the field again and on the other side of the hunt.
In this exclusive clip from "Killing Season," Benjamin Ford, played by De Niro, sets his sights on some big game, while Kovac (Travolta) eggs him on from the other side of the walkie talkie. What Ford doesn't know is that the two men have more in common than a love of hunting. They have a shared history, a dark one.
"Killing Season" stars Robert De Niro and John Travolta. It will available on demand and in theaters on July 12.
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Peter Jackson finally surfaced from the never-ending pick-up shoots of "The Desolation of Smaug" and "There and Back Again" to release a new video blog and disappoint San Diego Comic-Con bound nerds everywhere.
"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" will not make an appearance at SDCC later this month in any way, shape, or form, according to Jackson.
"The problem is that I'm so busy shooting, working six days a week trying to get these pickups done that every hour that I spend focusing on a really great reel for Comic-Con—and it would have to be great—would be hours spent away from the vital job of making the second and third 'Hobbit' films as cool as they can possibly be."
But there was still some fun to be had with the blog and things to learn, which we discuss after the jump!
FROM NEXT MOVIE
Think quickly. What's your favorite line from your favorite movie?
Most people have a line of dialogue tucked away in their back pocket to use at a moment's notice, and at the BET Awards last night, the crew from MTV News put some of the hottest hip hop artists to the test on the red carpet.
MTV News' Rob Markman got a wide range of different responses, with "Friday" being a favorite among a few of the stars that stopped by.
Check out the video above to hear favorite movie lines from stars like Nelly and B.o.B!
Characters in movies should probably know by now that ambitious, privately funded trips to the moons of other planets don't tend to go very well. That's the case in the new thriller starring Sharlto Copley from "District 9," "Europa Report," which tells the story of a crew of astronauts sent to look for life on one of Jupiter's moons.
The exploration goes bad, as it tends to, when one of the crew members dies in a tragic accident and the rest have to fight for their lives.
You can watch some of the suspenseful space travel in the exclusive clip above!
Read a full plot synopsis after the jump!
Probably one of the best things about Baz Luhrmann's "The Great Gatsby," aside from the performances, was how the director brought his own spin to the Jazz Age and placed Leonardo DiCaprio, Carey Mulligan, and Tobey Maguire right in the heart of it.
You don't have to be a special effects wizard to know that more than a few tricks were used to bring the world of 1920s East and West Egg to life, but you may not be aware of how extensive the use of CGI was.
Vote for "The Great Gatsby" in our mid-year Best Movies poll!