By Scott Neumyer
If you think Mondo is the only game in town when it comes to fully licensed limited edition posters and prints for classic (and modern) movies, you need to start looking a little more closely. Odd City Entertainment has risen in the ranks and quietly made a name for themselves over the past few months with fantastic releases like James Fosdike's "Trick 'r Treat" print. Like Mondo, Odd City Entertainment is based in Austin, Texas and strives to work with some of the very best artists in the world.
Today, MTV has the exclusive news that Odd City's latest print will drop on Wednesday, November 20 (at a random time, as per usual) and it's quite possibly their best release yet. Sheffield, UK native graphic designer and artist Matt Ferguson was tasked with bringing Bryan Singer's 1995 modern masterpiece "The Usual Suspects to a colorful 12" x 36" canvas. Ferguson, perhaps best known for his work on "Marvel's The Avengers" Blu-ray collection and promotional posters, loved the idea of working alongside Odd City Entertainment founder Roman Morales to find just the right look for Singer's classic film.
"The Motel Life," the new movie starring Stephen Dorff and Emile Hirsch, tells the story of two brothers who have to go on the run after one of them is involved in a hit and run.
When Dorff originally found the project, as he told MTV New's Josh Horowitz, it started as a way to do something he'd wanted to do for a while: play Hirsch's brother. "This one was kind of a small one from the get-go. It was kind of on the bottom of the pile, but then I found it," he said. I saw that Emile was attached to it."
But from there, it turned into a much more interesting journey into two characters that he found fascinating.
You can only talk about making a new "Star Wars" movie for so long without showing something. People can get kind of unruly otherwise.
J.J. Abrams may have finally learned that lesson with this tweet from the @bad_robot. Here we can see the director of "Episode VII" with R2D2, and Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy.
All we have to say about this is "Freaking. Finally." It's taken long enough to get something out of this team, and while it's definitely not earth-shattering news that R2D2 will probably be in "Episode VII," it's nice to see some give back on their end.
It's very rare that a movie like "Weekend of a Champion" finally surfaces, but when it does, you just kind of have to stand back and marvel. The 1972 racing documentary from director Frank Simon, working closely with Roman Polanski, follows British Formula 1 sensation Jackie Stewart around Monaco as the preps for and eventually wins the 1971 Grand Prix.
The film had never been seen in the U.S. and only screened a handful of times in Europe upon its initial release, but now movie and racing fans everywhere have an opportunity to see "Weekend of a Champion" with a brand new interview with Polanski and Stewart as they look back on the film, partially thanks to the efforts of director and producer Brett Ratner, who is a personal friend of Polanski's.
We sat down Ratner to talk about his role in bringing the film to Netflix and what it meant to share "Weekend of a Champion" after all these years.
After many, many unofficial looks at Darren Aronofsky's upcoming biblical epic, "Noah," our first legitimate preview of the movie may be short, but we'll take it.
The preview comes courtesy of "Entertainment Tonight" (via The Film Stage), who debuted a clip of the trailer, which is supposed to go online at some point today.
The quick look has everything we expect from a Aronofsky-directed bible epic. There's compelling imagery that's often massive (global even) in scale, with just a few peeks at the cast which includes Russell Crowe, Jennifer Connelly, and Emma Watson.
We'll post the trailer for you over at MTV News as soon as it hits!
Here's a heads up for anyone who is dying for another look at Shailene Woodley and the rest of Dauntless in a new preview for "Divergent." A new trailer is hitting the web tomorrow morning at 11:30 a.m. ET.
We'll have the trailer for you over on MTV News as soon as it goes up, but until then you can check out this brand new poster for the upcoming adaptation, that gives us a... new perspective on Tris.
It's interesting that they would go for this pose for the poster, opting to put Four in the foreground, and leaving Tris to pose like Black Widow on those "Avengers" posters that everyone made fun of.
After news of an open casting call in London and then in Chicago, fans in those cities (or those willing to travel) were going crazy with the possibility that could be in "Star Wars: Episode VII." But now everybody in the world (if you're the right age) has a chance to travel to a galaxy far, far away.
The open casting call for a male and a female role in "Star Wars: Episode VII" is now accepting video auditions online.
These are for the same roles that we've seen solicited before, both in the London casting call and the one in Chicago. It's unlikely that the character details we see in the descriptions for "Rachel" and "Thomas" actually reflect what we'll see on the big screen in December of 2015.
Gareth Evans is known for his inventive Indonesian martial arts actioner "The Raid," but the filmmaker has contributed to fright cinema. Trading "The Raid's" bleak tenement slum for a terrifying compound where a strange cult traps a news crew, his segment in horror anthology "V/H/S/2," "Safe Haven," blew fans away.
The horror short contains the same breakneck action and all-hell-breaks-loose insanity audiences have come to crave from Evans, who consistently manages to shock, thrill, and disturb viewers with the unexpected (and so far, a meager budget). Since the trailer for "The Raid 2: Berandal" was just released, we thought we'd revisit Evans' horror short with this trailer and newly released director's commentary — because why scare the hell out of yourself without a little company? Here's hoping the director will continue adding his signature touch to horror cinema.
By Dana Brawer
Sadly, Blockbuster announced yesterday all their US stores will officially be closing. Although the stores themselves have become obsolete, like the VHS tapes that helped bring the company to fame, we'll always have a soft place in our hearts for the Blockbuster experience. So, thank you, Blockbuster, the reason we got through high school and actually wanted to hang out with our parents. Here's what we'll miss most:
For all of his badass Nazi killing, the Magneto of "X-Men: First Class" didn't spend a ton of time in his signature get-up, something we absolutely forgive him for.
But it's still nice to see that corrected in this new image from "X-Men: Days of Future Past" (via Superhero Hype). The costume is kind of a hybrid between a traditional Magneto costume and something we'd see in Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" movies. (There's a fanboy somewhere screaming with delight.)
The photo also offers just a tiny bit of more insight into the story of "Days of Future Past," which is still pretty obscure, at least for the portions taking place in the 1970s.
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" opens in theaters on July 23, 2014.