Last Friday night, weary from pondering the mysteries of the MPAA movie-rating system (why is the wonderful “Adventureland” rated an audience-shriveling R? “Hostel” was rated R!), I found refreshment at a screening of “Moon,” a wonderful movie itself, in a very different, dark, brain-knotting way.
In fact, “Moon” is a terrific sci-fi space film, one that moves the venerable genre forward with a one-of-a-kind story and a striking visual design that in no way suggests its modest budget or its brisk production schedule (it was shot in about a month). The picture has one star: Sam Rockwell. He plays Sam Bell, a space worker nearing the end of a three-year corporate contract overseeing mining operations on the dark side of the moon. The lunar surface has been discovered to contain abundant amounts of Helium-3, an (actual) isotope that, in the movie, has revolutionized energy production back on Earth. The mining is done by machines; Sam is there to keep the operation humming. Read More...
It’s been nearly three years since Jamie Foxx and Michael Mann last collaborated on “Miami Vice” and just as long since the pair announced plans for a fourth team-up. Now Foxx has confirmed with MTV News that their “Damage Control” is still on the way.
The film is planned as a sports drama, focusing on Foxx as a professional publicist/spin doctor who represents troubled players. With steroid abuse a major part of today’s headlines, Foxx believes that there’s no better time to get “Damage Control” to the big screen. Read More...
Every Joel Schumacher film starts as an uphill battle just by virtue of its director's shaky record -- but he'll have some help on this one from a very diverse cast, and a well-reviewed novel. According to Variety, Schumacher will be directing an adaptation of Nick McDonell's debut novel "Twelve," starring Kiefer Sutherland, Chace Crawford, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Emma Roberts, and Ellen Barkin.
"Twelve" centers on a high school drop out named White Mike (who we're guessing is played by Crawford) who deals pot and an Ecstasy-like upper called "twelve" to Manhattan's young and rich. Mike avoids touching the stuff, preferring instead to observe the privileged individuals who buy it. But his easy profits go sour when his dealer's cousin is brutally murdered and his best friend is arrested for the crime.The story takes place over a dizzying and decadent five days, and ends as badly as all drug themed stories do. Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: From the costumes to the hairdos to the chosen storyline itself, “Dragonball Evolution” may not be the “Dragonball” movie that some fans are expecting, and the film’s director and stars say they're well aware they can't please everyone -- but that doesn't mean they won't try.
MTV News spoke with the the people behind the film and in front of the camera to get a roundup of the differences fans can expect to see between the live-action film, the various "Dragonball" anime series and the original manga that started it all.
For more on the changes made to "Dragonball Evolution" during the adaptation process, head over to SplashPage.MTV.com.
If you haven’t already, be sure to head over to the MTV Movies page to see our two new exclusive clips from “Little Ashes,” the eagerly-anticipated Robert Pattinson drama that hits theaters next month. After months of reading about the film and studying the trailers closely, the scenes give us our best look yet at the transformation of RPatttz.
I’ve gotta say: I’m pretty impressed. As much as we all love to talk about Rob around these parts, the fact is that little is known about his actual acting talents. He was fine in the “Harry Potter” films, and obviously got the job done in “Twilight,” but until an actor has the chance to show off some versatility, it’s hard to speculate on his long-term prospects. Read More...
George Lucas is finally realizing his decades-long dream of producing a film about the Tuskegee Airmen, and the wildly unique cast includes Cuba Gooding Jr. and Method Man. The Anthony Hemingway-directed flick "Red Tails" has popped up from time to time for Lucas in interviews, but an announcement today indicates that he has his actors and they're ready to suit up and start production.
“I’ve been wanting to do 'Red Tails' for 20 years, and we’ve finally got the means to showcase the skill of the Tuskegee pilots,” Lucas said in the press release. “We’re working on techniques which will give us the first true look at the aerial dogfighting of the era. And our top-notch cast will really make this story special.” Read More...
FROM SPLASH PAGE: Three years ago, “300” Spartans dined in hell -- and judging by the more than $200 million the film grossed domestically, a lot of fans found their meal to be quite delicious. But -- spoiler alert! -- since almost everyone died at the end, can there ever be a sequel? And if so, would director Zack Snyder be interested in getting behind the camera?
With one simple word, Snyder addressed all of the above: “Sure,” he grinned.
About a year ago, news broke that Frank Miller was developing a “300” quasi-sequel. Snyder, who was in Las Vegas this week to pick up a Director of the Year award at ShoWest, revealed that he has indeed heard Miller’s idea for a graphic novel about the events that followed the key battle of “300” -- and he likes it.
Read more about Zack Snyder's plans for a "300" follow-up over at SplashPage.MTV.com.
Last month, Harold Ramis told MTV that the old crew from "Ghostbusters" has been abuzz with plans to reunite for a long-awaited third movie. Sigourney Weaver said she would be ready to return, and Bill Murray suggested bringing on a new female Ghostbuster. Now, in addition to provoking hopes for the film, Ramis' words are sparking unexpected predictions that the original cast members from the first two movies will be on board -- including mostly-retired actor Rick Moranis.
"Everybody said they'd do it," Ramis told Entertainment Weekly, who listed Moranis alongside Dan Aykroyd, Ernie Hudson and Bill Murray as locks come back "They’ll be looking at younger actors [for the lead roles], I’m sure. But we’ll be in it as mentors or advisers." Read More...
It's only been a week since we gave you a first look at the "Star Trek" movie trading cards, and now we've got another reveal: cards for the hotly-anticipated "Terminator Salvation."
Like the "Star Trek" line, these cards -- out two weeks prior to the film's April 21 opening -- feature images on each face, including some never before seen shots. We get an up close look at the T-700 and the T-1, as well as dozens of sketches for the various machines (including the large mech-like robots). Click here or on the image below to see the full gallery for Topps' "Terminator Salvation" trading cards.
Though he stars as Duke in this summer’s “G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra”, Channing Tatum chatted with MTV News about how which other “Joe” role was his first choice and what it’s like working on such a major blockbuster.
“I wanted to play Snake Eyes,” laughed Tatum, who was promoting his upcoming film “Fighting.” “I wanted so badly to play Snake Eyes.”
That’s the role that, ultimately, went to Ray Park, but Tatum says that Snake Eyes remains the coolest of the Joes simply because he never says word, a demand that the film’s creative consultant (and writer of the 80’s Marvel “Joe” comics) Larry Hama demanded resolutely. Read More...