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.


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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.


Star Wars

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.

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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.


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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.

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Thor Loki

It's not rare that you see a poster mix-up in a foreign market, where the cover from a DVD of an entirely different movie gets used as the poster for a new movie, but the switcheroo that happened with "Thor: The Dark World" is of a very special variety.

According to a reddit post, this fan poster for the upcoming Marvel sequel ended up in a Shanghai movie theater, most likely pleasing a very specific set of fan fiction writers.

Check out the full poster after the jump!


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With yesterday's global fan event, the "Hobbit" folks kicked it into publicity override in the run-up to the second film in the fantasy series, "The Desolation of Smaug." The gathering via satellite brought fans in attendance and online 20 new minutes from the new movie, a trailer, and the long-awaited next video blog.

You can check out the third trailer for "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" over at MTV News, but we've got Peter Jackson's newest video blog, which takes a behind-the-scenes look at the ten weeks of pick-ups that took place in the spring and summer.

The reshoots focused on the last two films of the trilogy, and as Jackson explains in the blog, they covered a lot of the most dramatic material in the entire series.

"The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" opens in theaters on December 13.

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We've just been handed an urgent and horrifying news story. We need all of you— ugh, you know the rest. Look at these big "Anchorman: The Legend Continues" character posters from Total Film.


The posters come as we are getting more and more eager to see what Ron Burgundy and the Channel 4 news team will be up to when they return in December and hit the Big Apple for the first time.

Check out the rest of the posters, featuring Brian, Champ, and Brick after the jump!



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