This week at theaters, vampires, Russians, and the depressed.
Check out all of this week's pairing on Double Feature Friday!
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" & "Lincoln"
Here me out on this one. The order in which you watch these two is essential. You have to go see "Lincoln" first. In the historical drama from Steven Spielberg, Lee Pace plays Representative Fernando Wood, a dastardly opponent to Lincoln's proposed 13th amendment to free the slaves. You grow to hate him passionately over the course of two and a half hours, so much so that's it's conceivable that Rep. Wood isn't a man at all. He's so wicked, he could be a vampire. *Mind blown sounds* Then proceed to watch "Breaking Dawn - Part 2" as if Pace's character Garrett is actual Rep. Wood, much later in his immortal life. Enjoy.
It's easy to joke that "Twilight" is nothing but the characters giving each other very serious stares, but it's not until you edit them all together that you realize how much staring their really is.
The folks over at Film.com have made a supercut of all of the time Edward Cullen stares very intensely. (Spoiler alert: He does it many, many times.)
Guys! "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" comes out today. If you haven't done your due diligence and marathoned the series as a refresher course, we're here to help.
As it turns out, the "Twilight Saga" really lends itself to being retold in GIFs, so that's what we decided to do.
Here is the entire "Twilight Saga," up until this point, told mostly in GIFs.
We've known for a while that Robert Pattinson is a dog person, so what better way to find out who he really is than by forcing him to pick out which dog is cuter? That's why MTV After Hours is here to ask the tough questions — or in this case, the "Ruff Decisions."
When it comes to the "Twilight Saga," what people tend not to discuss is how freaking weird it can be. Seriously. Did you see "Breaking Dawn - Part 1" last year? Robert Pattinson did some terrible things to a very emaciated Kristen Stewart.
This year and for "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," the strangest thing just might have to be Michael Sheen and his character, Aro's, laugh, which rings out in the battlefield and will definitely creep out the audience.
When MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Sheen, the actor explained what the hell was up with that laugh. "It's the laugh of millennia old insanity rising up from the abyss that is his empty soul," he said.
So I bet you think that "Twilight" is all about love triangles and crying in the woods when your boyfriend dumps you. Yes, that's all a major part of what has made the paranormal romance series a major success, but you can't bring families of vampires and werewolves together without some badassery going down. It's just impossible.
So in honor of the final installment of "The Twilight Saga" hitting theaters tomorrow, let's take a look back at some of the most kickass moments in the series' history.
Check out our list after the jump!
Is your consumption of paranormal teen romances about to go way down when the "Twilight Saga" ends on Friday?
Well, we have a trailer for you. "The Mortal Instruments" has become a fairly large phenomenon in the YA realm in its own right, and now there is a film adaptation out next year starring Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower, and Jonathan Rhys Meyers.
MTV News has your first look at the first for the first film of the planned series, "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones." Watch above and learn more about the movie below.
For the past few weeks, Lucasfilm and the company's new president, Kathleen Kennedy, have been holed up figuring out how to make the next "Star Wars" while we're left outside to speculate who will direct "Episode VII" and then write blogs about it.
Well, MTV News took the proactive approach and got as close to Kennedy as we could, her husband, producer Frank Marshall at the premiere for "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2."
Josh Horowitz spoke with Marshall, who attended the screening with his daughter, and while he admitted that he had inside knowledge of the deals going on, he wasn't offering up any of the juice.
After four years of domination on the part of "The Twilight Saga," the name "Stephenie Meyer" will probably stir images of lovelorn teenagers, weeping in the Pacific Northwest. So when the first trailer for "The Host" boasts the same author, we know where your head will likely go.
But, but, with no disrespect to Ms. Meyer, of course, the name that should be catching your eye is that of Andrew Niccol, the writer and director of thew new film starring Saoirse Ronan and Max Irons. Niccol is responsible for heady sci-fi like "Gattaca" and "In Time," along with "Lord of War," a movie that had Nicolas Cage acting suspiciously normal.
With the fandom attached to Meyer's name and the group that is likely to seek out a new Niccol film, "The Host" might just have the most eclectic audience of the year when "The Host" opens on March 29, 2013.
What did you think of the trailer? Let us know in the comments below and on Twitter!
Just as we preparing to say "goodbye" to one of the world's Stephenie Meyer create, we are just beginning to get excited for the introduction to another.
"The Host," based on Meyer's first adult novel, is set for a March 2013 release with "Hanna" star Saoirse Ronan in the lead role, but the first theatrical trailer for the adaptation will debut tomorrow on MTV.com at 7 a.m. ET.
Ronan recently spoke with MTV News' Josh Horowitz about "The Host" and the inevitable "Twilight" comparisons.