Two years ago, an impossible beam of bright light zapped out of an island and left "Lost" fans everywhere dumbfounded, for better or for worse. The series finale was polarizing, no doubt about it: was it brilliant? Was it moronic? Fandom remains divided on the issue to this very day, and we're marking the occasion with our own look back on "Lost" history.
Go back to the island, and find out what else we're watching, in this week's Watch It!
There's no escaping the phenomenon created by the erotic novel "Fifty Shades of Grey." Beginning as "Twilight" fan fiction, the story follows billionaire tycoon Christian Grey and recent college graduate Ana Steele as they begin their sadomasochistic relationship. With the film's rights optioned by Universal Pictures and Focus Features, fans are wondering if Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson will land the lead roles for the characters adapted from Bella Swan and Edward Cullen. Well, the latest After Hours segment, titled "Erotica," may at least help Stewart get the part.
While she said she's interested in reading the sensual fan fiction about her "Twilight" character, she admitted she hasn't gotten around to seeing what the huge buzz is about. "I haven't bought ['Fifty Shades'] yet. I'm kind of dying to read it," she said.
Lucky for Stewart, MTV News' Josh Horowitz just so happened to have a copy on hand and he even generously dog-eared a page for her! She began to read, but not even a sentence in she closed the book and laughed, saying, "I can't believe I'm doing this."
By Jessica Marshall
Ahhh birth. The miracle of life. And one of Hollywood's favorite plot points.
Birth scenes in movies range from shouty and grunty to creepy and gooey and often leave viewers with the highly philosophical question: What is that baby really covered in?
You'll get birth scenes in spades when you catch "What To Expect When You're Expecting," the new star-studded rom-com opening today. Jennifer Lopez, Cameron Diaz, Elizabeth Banks, Chace Crawford, Chris Rock and Anna Kendrick are just a few of the celebs who bring to life the wacky rollercoaster ride that anticipating a brand new bundle of joy can be.
It's loosely based on the bestselling self-help book by Heidi Murkoff (there's probably a well-worn copy stashed somewhere in your parents' house), and focuses on five couples as they anticipate parenthood. There are lots of preggo bellies, raging hormones, slapstick humor and moments of sheer terror — err, joy.
But just like giving birth in reality, you should be prepared. There are many different types of cinematic births. Here is a smattering of a few of the more notable ones to get you ready for "What To Expect." Think of it like taking a pre-film Lamaze class.
Kristen Stewart has been excited about "Snow White and the Huntsman." Like, really, really excited about it. Every time MTV News has spoken to the actress about her first blockbuster movie since she starred in "The Twilight Saga," she's expressed how much pride she takes in Rupert Sanders' theatrical debut. So when we caught up with Stewart at "Snow White's" junket, we had to ask if the movie met her expectations. It turns out that it did.
"I was so excited," she said about the opportunity to watch the film. "It's rare when you see concept art, it's always cooler than the movie ends up being. It's inspiration, I suppose. That's the way Rupert Sanders got the job as director, is kind of putting together this five-minute version of the movie and presenting the darkness and lightness of the world."
Kristen Stewart is a badass. Skeptics judging her based solely on her work in the "Twilight" series might not feel the same way, but brace yourselves for "Snow White and the Huntsman." Early buzz is very positive for the film, Stewart's heroic performance included.
It's not the last time Stewart will get into action hero mode, either. She recently signed on to star in "Cali" for director Nick Cassavetes. Described as a gritty action pic taking place in Los Angeles, "Cali" sees Stewart playing the star of a fake snuff film. After running away with the cash and disappearing for years, Stewart's character must return from "the dead" to save the sister she left behind.
As the 2012 MTV Movie Awards rapidly approach, there are a few big questions on everybody's mind: will "The Hunger Games" beat out reigning champion "Twilight" for Best Movie? Will "Harry Potter" finally get the recognition the film deserves? Can anybody win Best Kiss over Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart? You may be thinking, "MTV, it's your movie awards, why are you asking us?" Because YOU have the power!
Your votes decide which movies and their stars take home the Golden Popcorn and this year's biggest stars are urging you to raise your voice. Along with Kristen Bell, Liam Hemsworth, and Anna Kendrick, Chris Evans wants you to rise up and tune in to the power of the popcorn! And have you seen "Avengers"? Trust us, you don't want to mess with Captain America himself.
Who will you vote for? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!
What happens when you take the masterminds behind "Lost," "Supernatural" and "Iron Man" and put them on the same creative project together? Apparently you get something so heated that it shuts down electricity all across the planet. Not the greatest thing that could happen to mankind, no, but it might make for some very compelling television.
J.J. Abrams and Eric Kripke, together with director Jon Favreau, have joined forces for "Revolution," a new television series hitting NBC in the fall. Set in a world where all forms of electricity have been shut down for fifteen years, "Revolution" tells the story of the survivors living in the post-power world. Among those survivors are a certain "Twilight" favorite, a "Breaking Bad" master villain, and one of the counselors from Camp Firewood of "Wet Hot American Summer" fame.
Check out the first full trailer for the new series beyond the break!
Kristen Stewart has a busy year coming up. Her new film, "On The Road," makes its debut at Cannes later this month, "Snow White and the Huntsman" hits theaters on June 1 and the final "Twilight" film, "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," comes out on November 16. MTV News caught up with the young star during MTV First: "Snow White and the Huntsman" and she admitted that, of all her upcoming projects, she isn't quite sure she can bring herself to watch "On The Road."
"I'm an enormous fan of the book. I like love it. It's my first favorite. It got me into reading when I was like 14. So I can't really watch it, to be honest with you," she admitted. "I watched [some of] it, and I'm like super, super proud of everyone. Everyone is amazing. Everyone else is f--king amazing in it."
Film fans and avid readers alike mourn the passing of Maurice Sendak this morning at the age of 83. The children's book author and illustrator is famous for his widely praised book "Where the Wild Things Are," but his contributions to the film and television industry are undeniable.
Spike Jonze, the director who took on the ambitious project of turning Sendak's popular book into a motion picture, said the author's advice was invaluable in making the film. "He said from the beginning that you have to...[make] something that respects kids and doesn't talk down to them, or if not, it wasn't worth doing," Jonze said. Sendak inspired the filmmaker as well as actors like Rachelle Lefevre and John Hodgman who remember him in May 8, 2012's Twitter-Wood.
Also after the cut: Edgar Wright points out "amusing" "Dark Shadows" scenes and Damon Lindelof reveals why "Prometheus'" R-rating was inevitable.
As you might already know, John M. Chu directed "Step Up 2: The Streets," "Step Up 3D," "Justin Bieber: Never Say Never," oh, and this little movie you might have heard is coming out this summer called "G.I. Joe: Retaliation"! The film is currently in post-production, but when we saw Chu write that he landed in a "secret location," our minds immediately asked: "Cobra lair?!" Hey, "Marvel's The Avengers" shot an extra scene after the film already premiered—it could happen!
Also in May 3, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Rainn Wilson tweets his thoughts about "The Hunger Games," Emma Roberts is obsessed with "Girls" and Simon Pegg wants everyone to live long and prosper.