A film titled "Vampire" brings about a certain connotation in American film culture nowadays, with juggernauts like "Twilight" and "True Blood" offering a very specific vision of the supernatural blood-drinking creatures. But Iwai Shunji's Sundance submission sets out to show how ugly being a "vampire" would be if it was actually a reality in today's world.

Whether or not it succeeds is up to the viewer (though from what reviews I've read, I've heard it has), but stars Adelaide Clemens and Rachel Leigh Cook sat down with MTV News to talk about the film's upfront title and the way vampires fit in to current pop culture.

"It was a working title to begin with when we first read the script so we had the option of maybe changing it but I think it's kind of great because it lures people in and kind of twists a bit," Clemens said. Read More...

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The '80s were a decade filled with mix tapes, roller rinks and hanging out at Dairy Queen, an era when big hair, ridiculously tiny shorts, handlebar mustaches and keg parties reigned supreme, a last gasp of the simple life before advances in industry and technology changed society forever. In other words -- to quote Charles Dickens -- they were the best of times AND the worst of times.

All of that is captured in last year's Sundance favorite "Skateland," a poignant indie about friends growing up in a small Texas town, grappling with family problems and the uncertainties of their own future, and trying to guzzle a few more beers before they reluctantly take on the responsibilities of adulthood. It's also a film in which "Twilight" star Ashley Greene shows off her quite formidable dramatic acting chops and a solid fashion sense to boot, despite the 1980s' unfortunate obsession with leg warmers and perms. Check out the exclusive "Skateland" trailer premiere below!

Greene stars as Michelle, one of the aforementioned friends who spends her days cruising around town, listening to '80s tunes and hitting up house parties with BFF Ritchie Wheeler (Shiloh Fernandez), a talented writer who seems content to work at the titular Skateland roller rink (probably because he's got the perfect last name for it), and her older brother Brent (Heath Freeman), a pro motocross racer who's recently returned home to while away the days in a state of perpetual drunkenness. Read More...

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Rooney Mara in The Girl With the Dragon TattooThe first look at a movie is so important. It sets the tone for our attitude toward the film and can either pique interest or totally demolish it. Today's first-look photo of Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander on the cover of W got us seriously pumped for director David Fincher's upcoming adaptation of "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo." Mara looked every bit the part of the emotionally damaged, seriously brilliant, tattoo-and-piercing-sporting heroine Stieg Larsson wrote about in his best-selling "Millennium" trilogy.

In honor of this awesome unveiling, we here at MTV News decided it'd be fun to look back at five other recent first looks that have done a bang-up job of getting us primed and pumped for the movies they promote. Check out our list after the jump! Read More...

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There are some movie moments that are so unforgettable, so amazing that they become imprinted on our brain. But just in case our memories fade or get a little fuzzy from time to time, one man is immortalizing these iconic movie moments... by recreating them with Lego building blocks.

Twenty-two-year-old USC student Alex Eylar has put his 30,000-block Lego set to good use, constructing eerily on-the-money recreations of scenes from such flicks as Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban," "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "Inception."

Click here or on the photo above to see Lego recreations of Harry Potter's Quidditch showdown against Slytherin nemesis Draco Malfoy, a spot-on rendering of Edward, Bella and Jacob in the "Twilight: New Moon" poster, and a Arthur's (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) gravity-defying fight scene in "Inception." Kind of gives new meaning to the term "block-buster." Read More...

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Jennifer Aniston at the PCAsYou know you've had a pretty painful-to-watch awards show when Kristen Stewart's acceptance speech doesn't make the list of most awkward moments. Last night's People's Choice Awards had plenty of cringe-worthy moments, and since half of the awards given out weren't even showed during the televised show, we feel like we could have gotten away with waiting until the winners were released online last night and been fine with it.

The show started out on the wrong foot, with the red carpet hosts not recognizing stars like Cory Monteith, Maggie Q and Shane West while they were interviewing them. Things only got worse when Queen Latifah took to the stage as host, and it all went downhill from there. Hit the jump to see our picks for the five most awkward moments from last night's awards show. Read More...

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Twilight wins big at People's Choice AwardsLike a big heaping bowl of Kraft macaroni and cheese (soon to be hocked by the Homeless Man With the Golden Voice!), the People's Choice Awards are pure comfort food for the entertainment-consuming soul. You can count on them to deliver a fun, star-studded evening where the movies, actors, musicians, etc. that you want to win actually do win -- probably because, you know, it's the fans that vote and determine the victors.

The 2011 PCAs, held Wednesday night in Los Angeles, were no different. Perennial winners "Twilight" and Johnny Depp dominating once again. The "Twilight Saga: Eclipse" nabbed honors for Favorite Movie and Favorite Drama Movie, while the eye-pleasing "Eclipse" trio of Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner took home the award for Favorite Onscreen Team. Read More...

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If the headline of this video hasn't already enticed you to watch, then the mock MPAA rating/preview banner our brilliant digital producers here at MTV News have created should. "Rated S for Smoldering," "contains longing gazes, perfect hair." Not to mention the opening bars of Usher's oh so romantic "OMG" playing in the background...

Robert Pattinson fans, this one's for you. Feast your eyes upon one of our finest video compilations yet, the "Smoldering Robert Pattinson Trailer Mash-Up."

In this surefire favorite, MTV News has compiled video clips of the RPattz at his finest (via trailers for "Twilight," "Little Ashes," "Water For Elephants" and "Remember Me"): lingering gazes across the parking lot in "Twilight," the casual-yet-perfect "doorway lean" in "Water for Elephants," sweet nothings whispered during one of 100 emotional chats between Edward and Bella...

In how many ways does Robert Pattinson smolder? Let us count... RPattz smolders the subway, looking out a dirty window, in a tux, in a vest, he even smolders in that "New Moon" scene when he walks out into the sun and you can see his crazy white chest (that's not in this video, but I had to get something in there that rhymed, Dr. Suess style). Pattz smolders in that "dazzling" meadow scene in "Twilight," whilst climbing trees, throwing branches, dancing at the prom, meeting elephants, covered in whipped cream? Perhaps there's a pie-eating contest-turned-food-fight in "Elephants."

The video continues with his expertise in grasping his lucky leading ladies ever so slightly (and sexily?) around the neck, and pulling them in close to him... Reese Witherspoon, Kristen Stewart, Emilie de Ravin, all poised for a perfect kiss. And then, out of nowhere, there's Pattinson punch! Quick clips of his fight/action scenes, and then, thankfully, the video concludes with a compendium of more Pattinson-patented smolder.

So what do you think? Did we do his smolder justice? Tell us in the comments!

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Breaking DawnIf you don't follow comedian Neil Hamburger's (alter ego of Gregg Turkington) Twitter account you've missed a golden month in the age of tweet humor. He's currently coming off a marathon of arbitrarily ripping into Axe body spray for insufficiently observing Tom Bosley's death, and yesterday he and Tim Heidecker launched a nuclear barrage of fake allegations against "Yogi Bear."

In other realms of the Twittersphere, NASA's press conference about a new form of life captured many posters' imaginations, including those of Michael Ian Black and John August, who each reacted to the announcement differently. Find out what they said and who's about to get down to work on "Breaking Dawn."

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for December 2, 2010. Read More...

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Harry Potter vs. Twilight

If you caught our "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" premiere live stream last week then you've already been introduced to the fact that I am a pretty huge "Harry Potter" fan. I've been reading these books since I was 11 years old and seen each film the weekend it's been released since "Sorcerer's Stone" first hit theaters.

That being said, I've also kept up to date on the "Twilight" franchise, though I didn't get into the books until after "Eclipse" was released. I thought "Breaking Dawn" was a pretty big letdown (so sue me, I thought Edward was going to reclaim his "soul" and return to his human form, allowing him and Bella to live happily ever after without her being changed to a vampire), and I haven't been in love with the movies. So while my "Twilight" knowledge ranks up there with the best of them, I wouldn't say I'm the series' biggest fan. Read More...

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Emma Watson at Harry Potter premiereYou may not be able to attend the "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1" premiere in London, but a handful of folks in the Twitter-Wood feed received invitations and shared what they were up to en route.

Another traveling tale that showed up today came from David Slade, who happened to see someone watching a pirated version of his movie "Eclipse" on a plane. You can check out how he felt about that after the jump, as well as what Duncan Jones and Edgar Wright had to say about the passing of "Blue Velvet" producer Dino De Laurentiis... and how Jim Gaffigan views Veterans Day.

I'm @brianwarmoth, and this is Twitter-Wood for November 11, 2010. Read More...

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