In October, "School of Rock," the kick-ass rock comedy from Jack Black, director Richard Linklater, and a bunch of talented kids, including a pint-sized Miranda Cosgrove, will celebrate it's 10th anniversary. Crazy, we know.
Ahead of the joyous occasion, the cast and crew got together for an early celebration and reunion concert. Thankfully, a lot of it was captured in Instagram form, thanks mostly to Cosgrove.
Check out some photos from the reunion and a video from their rehearsal after the jump!
By Amelia Mularz
Because the shock of Miley Cyrus's twerk fest at the VMA's has just worn off (five days later), we'd like to give you something else to feast your eyes on. Check out movie picks for this weekend:
On the Big Screen: "The Lifeguard"
On the verge of hitting the big 3-0, Leigh (Kristin Bell) ditches her adult life in NYC and heads back to her childhood home in the 'burbs, as well as her old high school lifeguarding job. For those of us who feel a tightening in the gut each time a friend uses the words "hubby," "staycation" or the letters I-R-A, there's something undeniably appealing about regression.
In the years since jokes about James Franco's many interests were actually funny, he has done very little to fight back against that public image.
Take the movie "Palo Alto," for example. The movie, directed by Gia Coppola (Francis' granddaughter), is based on the collection of short stories by Franco, and he also has a starring role in the movie as a soccer coach that takes inappropriate interest in one of his teenage players (Emma Roberts).
The first trailer for "Palo Alto" (via Vulture) gives the impression that Franco's short stories have been altered to fit into the format of an ensemble drama with interweaving narratives.
"Palo Alto" premieres at the Telluride Film Festival today, and considering the star power involved, this should see a domestic release sooner or later.
Yesterday, we got the interesting(?) news that Rachel Hurd-Wood may have read for "Star Wars: Episode VII" for the role of Princess Leia's daughter. The rumor certainly came as shock since we haven't heard much from her since "Peter Pan." Yeah, it's been a while.
Since it's seems that Leia's daughter will be a main player for "Episode VII," there are a few other actresses that we have in mind that should definitely read for J.J. Abrams.
Hopes are high for Matt Reeves' "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes." Its predecessor was a rare exception to the typical, emotionally deaf summer blockbuster that we often sit through, and now people expect the same when Andy Serkis returns as Caesar with Jason Clarke as his new main point of human contact.
They're also joined by Keri Russell, who recently stopped by MTV News to talk about her movie "Austenland" and her work on in the ape-ruled future.
"I think it's going to be really great," she told MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "I love the combination of Matt, such an imaginative and sensitive filmmaker, doing a big summer movie like this for Fox because it will really have a sense of story, which a lot of the big summer movies don't follow too much. It will really have sentiment and emotion to it and intimacy. I think that is what Matt's strength is."
FROM NEXT MOVIE
For the past week, MTV News has been profiling some of the biggest films of the upcoming season with our Fall Movie Preview, but the folks over at Next Movie have cut right to the chase to tell you which movies you need to be excited for right now.
With Katniss, Thor, and the untouchable duo of Leonardo DiCaprio and Martin Scorsese all lining up at theaters for fall releases, the upcoming slate of films is highly competitive, so you should check out Next Movie's list of the top 25 movies they're looking forward to this fall.
Check out the list over at Next Movie!
Didn't the Windy City go through enough the last time that Michael Bay and his crew of transforming robots visited? Apparently not, because the currently untitled fourth "Transformers" movie has once again set up shot in Chicago, and they seem dead-set on blowing the place to hell again.
As we can see in a new on-set video (via ComingSoon), Bay wasted no time blowing up even more of Chicago, but he has once again brought a mean grew of Autobots — and possibly Dinobots — to help defend the city from whatever forces are attacking.
They're not featured here, but paparazzi photos from the set earlier this week snapped a shot of hat worn by one of the crew member that appears to confirm the long-rumored Dinobot appearance. A new "Transformers" logo is shown on the hat and is ripped up by what looks like claw marks. Interesting!
Check out the set videos after the jump!
Here's yet another great actor joining what sounds like a sci-fi epic from Christopher Nolan. Granted, it's in a small role, but still. That's pretty cool.
Also, watch the trailer for James Franco's latest film in today's Dailies!
Here's another "Star Wars" rumor to throw onto the heap.
Latino Review, who reported most recently that both Emperor Palpatine and young Obi-Wan Kenobi would return as Force ghosts — a big eff-you to Alec Guinness, right? — has posted the names of two actors who have met or will meet producers for roles.
Now, before we even get into any of this, a warning. Lots of actors meet with producers for roles in potential blockbusters, and "Star Wars: Episode VII" is sure to not be any different. In fact, it would be a smart bet that J.J. Abrams and company are being even more cautious with the sequel because they know that a lot is riding on this movie not sucking. Once you compound that with the rumors' source, you get the idea. Grain of salt.
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For horror fans, if a movie in their preferred genre comes out of both Cannes and Sundance with positive reviews, it's certainly worth paying attention to. That was the case with Jim Mickle's "We Are What We Are," and now we're starting to see what the critics were talking about.
"We Are What We Are" is a remake of a 2010 Mexico film of the same title. It tells the story of the Parker family, who after their mother passes away from a rare disease, turns to the eldest daughter to carry on the traditions.
Unfortunately, those traditions include the slaughter and preparation of a human being as food.
What sets "We Are What We Are" apart, even visible in a short trailer (via IGN), is the look and atmosphere of the film, which appears to be more contemplative and polished than you would expect from a cannibal movie.
"We Are What We Are" opens in limited release on September 27.