A high-speed chase in Times Square for the upcoming Nic Cage fantasy flick "Sorcerer's Apprentice" turned into a disaster this week as a stunt car lost control and careened into a crowd of sightseers. In a video obtained by the New York Post, a black Ferrari attempts to slip through a heavily trafficked avenue, but is put into a skid before slamming into the center island, hitting street lamps and people. No word yet on the condition of those struck, although none of the injuries appear to be life-threatening.

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By Nicole Guanlao

I was never a huge "Star Trek" fan. I can't recall watching an episode of the original series with William Shatner and Leonard Nimoy. As far as I knew, Shatner's most famous role was Stan Fields in "Miss Congeniality." The Priceline negotiator wasn't my cup of tea either.

Just because I'm not a Trekker doesn't mean I don't enjoy my fair share of action, adventure and sci-fi films (I'm all about "Alien," "Resident Evil" and "Star Wars"). But I'll be the first to admit that watching hot men in those movies can make the theater experience just a little bit better. Read More...

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Matthew McConaugheyFROM MTV.COM: This year, for the first time ever, we entrusted you with the task of selecting the MTV Movie Awards nominees, and like the pop-culture superfans we knew you were, you did not disappoint! Now, we're pleased to reveal your list of who will vie for the coveted Golden Popcorn trophies on May 31.

"Twilight" took the lead with seven nominations, including nods for Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner). "Slumdog Millionaire" garnered six nominations, including Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Female (Freida Pinto) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Dev Patel).

For more on the nominations for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards head over to MTV.com.

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Zac EfronZac Efron + $24 million dollar opening = sure-fire sequel. Right? The tricky thing is that the movie in question is the old-guy-becomes-a-teenager comedy ‘17 Again,’ in which Efron plays a young version of Matthew Perry’s character. Where does a screenwriter go from there in a quest to move the story forward?

Efron’s co-star, Thomas Lennon (“Reno 911!”) has a couple ideas. “You turn it into 18-year-old Zac Efron, who’s maybe even a little bit hunkier and dreamer than 17-year-old Zac Efron,” he said in a recent interview with MTV News. “Although both of ‘em pretty much break the dreamy meter.”

“Oh my god, wouldn’t that be awesome!” he laughed. “I’m down for it! I have no problem doing ‘18 Again.’ Basically the same premise…. I ain’t picky.” Read More...

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Josh LucasAlmost fifty years ago, a young woman named Marion pulled off a main road in California during a rainy evening and found herself at the Bates Motel. Shortly thereafter, while taking a shower, she was brutally stabbed by a knife-wielding maniac who turns out to be the motel’s owner, Norman. Toward the end of Hitchcock’s masterful “Psycho,” we learn that Norman Bates suffers from multiple personality disorder, in which both he and his mother reside within his damaged psyche.

Later this year, another psychological thriller will hit theaters, and according to one of its stars, “Peacock” may well remind audiences of Hitchcock's 1960 black-and-white mind-bender.

“['Peacock' is] what would happen if Bates had basically stayed alive and married himself,’” Josh Lucas told MTV News during a recent interview to promote his Tribeca Film Festival entry, “Tell Tale.” “It’s fascinating.” Read More...

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'The Crazies'Who isn’t on Twitter these days? Millions of accounts are already online. MTV Movies Blog is on there, Oprah’s signed up—even my mom keeps threatening to join. It’s no surprise, then, that the movie industry is getting in on the micro-blogging action.

Folks on the set of “The Crazies,” the remake of George Romero’s horror flick about a top-secret bio-weapon that unleashes a plague of murderous insanity on an unsuspecting small town, have been Tweeting since shooting began in March. When I headed down to the central Georgia set recently, it seemed that the magic that is Twitter was all anyone could talk about. Read More...

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Marcus Wright in 'Terminator Salvation'When Warner Bros. announced long ago that “Terminator Salvation” would be the first in a new trilogy of “Terminator” sequels, we all assumed that the three planned installments would exist in a chronologically contained setting, during the post-apocalyptic war between humans and machines. However, in a recent interview with McG over at Film Journal International, the director hints that “Terminator 5” might not adhere to such a strict timeline.

“I strongly suspect the next movie is going to take place in a [pre-Judgment Day] 2011,” McG told the trade publication. “John Connor is going to travel back in time and he's going to have to galvanize the militaries of the world for an impending Skynet invasion.” Read More...

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Indiana Jones 4At the end of “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull,” brave Indy had a wife and a kid. By that point he’d already survived a nuclear blast by hiding in a refrigerator and escaped an inter-dimensional alien portal, so who could blame the grizzly archeologist for calling it quits? But the film did almost $790 million in worldwide business. No wonder there’s been talk from George Lucas, Steven Spielberg, Harrison Ford and others about taking a fifth run at the franchise.

When MTV News caught up with “Crystal Skull” scribe David Koepp recently, the screenwriter was certainly open to the idea of “Indy 5.” “I thought [‘Crystal Skull’] was a pretty good way to go out, but you never know,” he told us. “Somebody has a great idea -- it’s always worth doing.” Read More...

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Ben StillerBen Stiller may be fathering little Fockers, and planning more nights at the museum, but he's also planning to spend just as much time behind the camera. According to Variety, Stiller is set to put his his directorial duties to use on a new comedy called "Help Me Spread Goodness."

"Goodness" is all about a Chicago banking man who falls for a Nigerian Internet scam. While the film will take a humorous angle, it won't be as silly as Tracy Morgan's scam story. Read More...

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If you don't have Chris Pine's dreamy baby-blue eyes, the must-have accessory at the "Star Trek" premiere last night was the Vulcan Salute. From supermodels to Spock himself, everyone was waving it around like they were from a Vulcan world themselves.

Of course, Leonard Nimoy and George Takei are old hats at this, so their salutes were flawless. But what about the rest? It turns out, some celebs were better at this than others. Heidi Klum? Expert supermodel-runway-esque salute. Hayden Panettiere? Adorable salute. Simon Pegg and Karl Urban? They sported the "we're stars in this movie, so we'd better have it right" salute.

Tori Spelling made it her own and flashed the Vulcan salute backwards. (Um, ok ... ?) And Christian Slater ... just ... couldn't ... quite ... well, take a peek after the jump. Read More...


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