When it was released last year, many people didn't know what to make of "Cloud Atlas," the complex, layered film from the Wachowskis and Tom Tykwer. It was too big, too odd for most mainstream audiences, but it wowed such a big portion of the critics that it seemed destined for a long life beyond its theatrical run.
Now that "Cloud Atlas" is coming to Blu-ray and DVD, the film will hopefully be able to find a bigger audience, that will be able to dive into like it needs to be.
The disc hits shelves on May 14, but we have an exclusive look at one of the behind-the-scenes featurettes. You can check out the clip in the player above!
Over the past few days, photos from the set of the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" reboot have surfaced, revealing Megan Fox's April O'Neil, but now we have our first look at the turtles themselves. Only they don't look that much like turtles.
What you're looking at is the leads of the Michael Bay-produced reboot in their motion capture outfits, complete with shell inner-tube. You'll also be able to see what might just be the revamped Foot Clan.
Zach Braff, famous for his role as J.D. in the sitcom "Scrubs," has raid just under $2.5 million dollars in donations for his new movie, "Wish I Was Here," with crowdfunding site Kickstarter—but not everyone on the Internet is as enthusiastic as his 35,000 donors.
Ten days after it hit the web, TV writer/blogger Ken Levine ("Mash," "Frasier," "The Simpsons") published a condemnation of Braff's Kickstarter, along with the "Veronica Mars" campaign launched in March, that went viral, gaining 600,000 views. Levine said, "Zach Braff is a good actor and a fine filmmaker. But I wouldn't give him a dime."
He goes on to say that Kickstarter is a site that should be supporting filmmakers with no other prospects the same way Sundance Film Festival did in the 1990s. "[Sundance] showcased modest little movies by unknown filmmakers. Kevin Smith made Clerks (1994)— a grimy black and white film starring all unknowns. The result was discovered talent."
In the months that followed the big announcement that there would be more "Star Wars" movies, every subsequent press release seemed to hint there would be lots and lots more "Star Wars" movies. There was the Han Solo, Yoda, and Boba Fett spin-offs, plus talk of a "Seven Samurai" remake with Zack Snyder. Then Disney said that we can expect a movie every summer starting in 2015, all before a frame of the first movie, "Episode VII," has been shot. Things appeared to be moving at the speed of light.
But what if "Episode VII" was a complete and utter failure? It's extremely unlikely, but that would definitely put a squash on the spin-offs and standalone movies. When MTV News' Josh Horowitz spoke with J.J. Abrams in London during the press junket for "Star Trek Into Darkness," the director suggested that plans for follows-up hinged on the success of "Episode VII."
"Now You See Me" has looked like a roller coaster ride of a film ever since the first trailer was released, and everything we've seen about the movie since then has reinforced that point. Now Summit Entertainment has revealed the first four minutes of the movie (okay, it's actually just the first three minutes and 40 seconds) to serve as an introduction to its four central characters.
Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Dave Franco and Isla Fisher serve as a group of world-famous magicians who team up to pull off a pretty ridiculous heist in "Now You See Me." Here we are introduced to them individually to see how they each pull off their own brand of magic. Also, did anyone else pick out the seven of diamonds from that deck of card? Eisenberg's character is clearly very good at what he does, though we're a bit concerned about the fate of Fisher's.
This weekend, Fergie will finally learn the ending to "The Great Gatsby" when Baz Luhrmann's adaptation of the famed F. Scott Fitzgerald novel hits theaters, because contrary to the title of her song on the soundtrack, a little partying can kill somebody...or somebodies. While we don't know much about the mysterious Gatsby at the beginning of the film, there's plenty out there on Leonardo DiCaprio.
Here are five facts about the dreamy (ha, "Inception" pun!) actor that you might not have known.
Last night during "MTV First: Star Trek Into Darkness," we gave you an exclusive sneak peek at the upcoming sci-fi adventure. If you weren't able to catch the clip when it premiered on MTV or you just want to experience the thrilling preview all over again, you can watch it now in the player below.
The clip comes from the film's action-packed opening sequences, where the crew of the Enterprise must descend into a ready-to-erupt volcano in order to save a planet's population.
When you're done checking out the clip, make sure to watch our entire 30-minute interview with J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zoe Saldana, and Zachary Quinto, during which they do their best impressions of each other and Quinto talks about the perils of his volcano suit.
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opens in theaters on May 16.
Those damn dirty apes are back. "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" has started filming with Andy Serkis reprising his role as Caesar, directed by Matt Reeves ("Let Me In"). We knew that effects company WETA would return to create the same realistic, expressive apes from the first film that will be unleashed in theaters on May 23, and now plot details have emerged for the new chapter.
The film takes place 15 years after "Rise of the Planet of the Apes." Caesar leads a band of genetically evolved apes, but the humans that survived the deadly virus a decade earlier threaten their existence. A truce is formed, but things quickly spin out of control as war breaks out in the fight for dominance. Jason Clarke ("Zero Dark Thirty"), Gary Oldman ("The Dark Knight Rises"), Keri Russell ("Mission Impossible III"), Judy Greer ("The Descendants") also star, with Toby Kebbell ("RocknRolla") and Enrique Murciano ("Traffic") newly added to the cast. Who are you siding with during the uprising?
You are just moments away from watching an exclusive clip from "Star Trek Into Darkness." It's incredible, we know. But that's not even the best part!
Immediately after the clip airs on MTV at 7:56 p.m. ET, J.J. Abrams, Chris Pine, Benedict Cumberbatch, Zachary Quinto, and Zoe Saldana will sit down for an exclusive 30-minute group interview with MTV News' Josh Horowitz.
Last week, you submitted question of Twitter, and now you'll be able to find out the answers. It all starts right here at 7:56 p.m. ET!