Simon Pegg is one of the too-rare comedic actors that can be just as funny off-screen as he is on it. His Twitter feed is a must-follow, and now a special feature from the "Star Trek Into Darkness" Blu-ray (via /Film) fills us in on what kind of high jinks the "World's End" actor was up to during his time on the Starship Enterprise.
The prank that Pegg played on just about every main cast member involved something called "neutron cream."
The story of neutron cream, or at least the one Pegg told the others on set, was that four dots needed to be applied to the face and two to each wrist in order to protect yourself from the potentially harmful sets of "Star Trek Into Darkness." Pegg would then devise creative ways to let them in on the secret, of course, only after they've applied the cream to their face.
Watch the special feature after the jump!
After a batch of on-set photos captured a look at the crew hats on the new "Transformers" movie and essentially confirmed the Dinobots for the Wahlberg v. Robots fest, one of the films producers has gone on the record to promise awesomeness.
Also, get your first whiff of James Franco's For Your Consideration campaign in today's Dailies!
One of the biggest surprise hits of the year, "Now You See Me," just appeared on Blu-ray today, and to celebrate the release, MTV News is bringing you an exclusive deleted scene from the disc.
The Four Horsemen (Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher, and Dave Franco) are just your average headline stage magicians/bank robbers that have caught the attention of an FBI agent (Mark Ruffalo), a famous magic debunker (Morgan Freeman), and the man they stole from (Michael Caine).
In the deleted scene, which is exclusive to the Blu-ray, Eisenberg's character believes he has pieced together the mystery at the heart of the movie, thanks to a photograph he remembers from a hook-up gone wrong.
Check out the exclusive deleted scene from the "Now You See Me" Blu-ray, out today.
We have reached what is likely the peak of "Star Wars: Episode VII" rumors. Or at least, we hope that's the case. For the past few weeks, new casting rumors have cropped up every couple days. Just last week, we were talking about Rachel Hurd-Wood and Alex Pettyfer (please, no), and there was the Zac Efron and Ryan Gosling talk before that. But finally, we have hit something that sounds both likely and a totally amazing idea.
According to a number of outlets, the latest "Star Wars: Episode VII" casting rumor names Benedict Cumberbatch as a potential cast member.
It makes sense, right? Cumberbatch is a hot ticket right now, partly thanks to his work with J.J. Abrams on "Star Trek Into Darkness." You might not have been a huge fan of Khan showing up in that sequel, but it's pretty hard to argue that Cumberbatch was anything but stellar reprising one of the most iconic characters in all of science fiction.
Zac Efron has left his innocent, more musical days as an East High Wildcat and joined up with the wild frat boys of Delta Psi Beta in the NSFW trailer for the new comedy, "Neighbors."
In "Neighbors," the boys of Delta Psi have moved into a brand new frat house, right next door to Mac and Kelly Radner, played by Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne. The two parents extend a welcoming hand to the boys, but a wild party kicks off a prank war of epic proportions.
Check out the brand news red band trailer for "Neighbors" above. You'll be able to see the whole thing when it hits theaters on May 9.
By Ryan Rigley
While the rumors of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Carrie Fisher reprising their respective roles for the new "Star Wars" trilogy have yet to be confirmed, there have been several other names thrown into the mix as of late. Last week, Latino Review reported that Rachel Hurd-Wood ("Peter Pan") and Alex Pettyfer ("Magic Mike," "I Am Number Four") are both in the running to play key roles in the upcoming "Star Wars VII."
Obviously, neither actor has been officially cast yet. However, according to speculation, Hurd-Wood is up for the part of Princess Leia's daughter (who is said to be the main protagonist of the film) with Pettyfer possibly reading for the offspring of Luke Skywalker himself. That said, we can't help but wonder what other characters from the Star Wars Expanded Universe might be popping up on the silver screen. Take Mara Jade for example, the future wife of Luke Skywalker!
The Ford Macleod Gazette, a paper up in Albert, where "Interstellar" is shooting, gives this plot summary for Christopher Nolan's sci-fi thriller. "Set in the future, the movie details the toll climate change has taken on agriculture, with corn the last crop to be cultivated. The scientists embark on a journey through a worm hole into other dimensions in search of somewhere other crops can be grown." So, it's about farming?
Also, check out Arnold and Indiana Jones on the set of "Expendables 3" in today's Dailies!
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.