This weekend, Michael Bay will try to erase the sting of "Armageddon" with the true-crime feature "Pain & Gain." Personally, I've never met a Bay film I haven't liked (well, maybe Pearl Harbor), so I couldn't be more psyched for this movie, which centers on three Florida bodybuilders—Daniel Lugo, Adrian Doorbal, and Paul Doyle—who turned to a life of crime in the mid-90s. The true story is more bizarre then the film itself, so I highly suggest you check out Pete Collins' lengthy exposé in the Miami New Times. But for those of you who don't have the time, check out some highlights from the article below.
Only a handful of actors have ever had a writer craft a role with them in mind. That's what happened with Matthew McConaughey when "Take Shelter" director Jeff Nichols approached him about the title character, an outlaw with a heart of gold, in his new film "Mud."
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with McConaughey, he asked him how you approach a role that was made for you, and according to the actor, you try not to think about it too much.
With the awesomeness of summer movies just a few weeks aways, we're bracing ourselves for some of the year's biggest blockbusters, and nothing has captured our excitement for the season quite like this mash-up from Movies.com.
The folks over there cut together the trailers for all the May-to-August movies that you're probably looking forward to, and if that didn't sound epic enough, they use Hans Zimmer's outstanding "Man of Steel" score to back the entire thing.
Check out the trailer after the jump and start to get excited for the next four months.
In just a few weeks, we will live in a world where a new season of "Arrested Development" is just a few mouse clicks away. That's a real thing. It's so real, in fact, that the Bluths are currently on three special covers of Entertainment Weekly.
Also, see the new footage from the Japanese trailer of "Star Trek Into Darkness" in today's Dailies!
The big movie musicals today are always looking for leading men and women who can be the triple threat that made Hollywood stars and starlets decades ago, but that kind of talent is a rare breed these days, expect for a few notable exceptions. Deadline is now reporting that 20th Century Fox has won the rights to the Broadway musical "Guys and Dolls," and they have two specific leading men in mind who fit that bill.
According to the report, the studio will pursue Channing Tatum and Joseph Gordon-Levitt for the lead roles of Sky Masterson and Nathan Detroit, the roles Marlon Brando and Frank Sinatra famously played in the 1955 adaptation of the musical.
Please stop screaming and read more about the project after the jump!
Director of all geek movies that have nothing to do with superheroes, J.J. Abram, gave an extensive interview to Playboy (site is NSFW) in the weeks before "Star Trek Into Darkness" hits theaters and we finally, finally find out if the identity of Benedict Cumberbatch's character was worth obsessing over.
The interview itself is full of some interesting tidbits and non-answers about both "Trek" and "Star Wars," a plus of Abrams saying "Here's the thing" a lot.
Check out our highlights from the interview after the jump!
A Shakespearean play through the lens of Joss Whedon will alway have our support, but the first U.S. trailer for the indie production didn't quite give us our fill on the Bard's dialogue spoken by "Buffy" alums.
So leave it to the British to give us the Shakespeare that we so crave with their edition of the trailer for "Much Ado About Nothing." If you haven't seen a production of the 400 year old play, this preview will give you a better idea of the story that you should have learned in high school.
Take a look after the jump!
"Much Ado About Nothing" opens in theaters on June 7.
Woody Allen is busy gathering together the cast for his next directorial effort, and it seems like Emma Stone could be his leading actor.
Deadline is reporting that Stone is in talks to play the main role in Allen's latest. Little details are known about the movie beyond that it will shoot in the south of France. Allen last shot in that country for "Midnight in Paris," and then traveled to Italy for his follow-up, "To Rome With Love."
A reboot of the "Vacation" series was always a touchy proposition, but if they had to do it, putting Ed Helms behind the wheel didn't sound like that bad of an idea, right? Well, regardless of how you felt, you're going to have to wait a little longer to see the results.
Originally set for a July start date, the "Vacation" reboot with Helms is temporarily on hold, The Hollywood Reporter revealed. According to their inside sources, the people behind the scenes couldn't agree on what rating the film, directed by "Horrible Bosses" writers John Francis Daley and Jonathan Goldstein, should aim for.
Can you believe that "Garden State," Zach Braff's directorial debut is nearly ten years old? That's also nearly the amount of time that people have been asking for the next movie directed by the former "Scrubs" star. Today, Braff finally came to them with an answer, but in a way that's worth discussing.
We are now living in a post-"Veronica Mars: The Movie" world, and that means we're seeing the first wave of reactionary Kickstarters for independent films, Braff's sophomore effort, "Wish I Was Here," being among them.