By Amelia Mularz
March usually comes in like a lion or a lamb. This year it blew in shrieking like a Bieber-crazed junior high girl. Movie news seemed to be steeped in love this past week. But it wasn't the kind of romance that's written about in 16th century literature; it was more the kind that's etched into Trapper Keepers with Wite-Out during study hall.
Yep, between a major Mila Kunis crush and a kiss-and-tell involving Oprah, the last seven days were all about puppy love. Here's how it went down:
I feel a great disturbance in the Force… late last week Matthew Morrison of "Glee" told Jimmy Kimmel that next Tuesday’s episode will include “a throwback and a tribute to the Star Wars Holiday Special and the Judy Garland Christmas Special.”
And -- wait for it -- Chewbacca will be in it.
FROM MTV MOVIES: Before we get to the nuts and bolts of "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie," it's worth noting that the cast of "Glee" may be the most hardworking group of actors in the business right now. They work almost year-round, filming and promoting the hit TV show and taking three months to go on tour. Now, a movie based on those live concerts is hitting theaters, just before the cast heads back to set to film the third season.
For the Gleeks out there counting down the days until the movie opens on Friday, MTV News recently caught up with the cast to get the lowdown on the concert film. In the spirit of the musical nature of the show, the movie, and even our own "Glee-caps," we had the very talented and energetic actors give us a quick recap — in song — of what "Glee: The 3D Concert Movie" is all about. (Click the embedded video for the sonic version!)
Lea Michele, Amber Riley, Chris Colfer, Jenna Ushkowitz, Cory Monteith, Dianna Agron, Naya Rivera, Mark Salling, Ashley Fink, Darren Criss, Heather Morris, Kevin McHale and Harry Shum, Jr. were all game. (Hint: It's a movie version of the "Glee" castmates' live concerts, with a few fan testimonials thrown in for warm, fuzzy good measure.)
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We reported on it weeks ago, but it was made official yesterday: Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Marion Cotilliard will be joining the cast of "The Dark Knight Rises." And if it wasn't for Twitter, we'd have no idea how meta this casting really was.
According to the James Cameron blockbuster "The Terminator," the artificial intelligence in the Skynet program went live yesterday, which means that our inevitable destruction is just hours away! Since we're all about to die, you might as well read a few predictions for what might be in store for the robot apocalypse.
And a beautiful actress talks about filming love scenes! We won't give it away, but it involves lots and lots of high fives.
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Despite the fact that Joss Whedon was reportedly approached to make the "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" reboot but turned it down, we've always been against the idea that this franchise needed to be brought to the screen -- large or small -- in a third incarnation. Especially since the new film is going to ignore the mythology that Whedon created in his beloved television series (kind of like the reboot that must not be named) and return to the horror-comedy origins of the original "Buffy" starring Kristy Swanson.
That would be all well and good, except Access Hollywood is reporting that "Glee" star Heather Morris is one of the front runners to star in the film. And anyone who's seen a single episode of "Glee" should know that Morris steals every scene she's in as dumb-as-a-rock-but-hilarious Brittany Pierce. No seriously, this girl is hilarious, and we could definitely see her pulling off a good Buffy Summers. Read More...
Love Mel Gibson or loathe him, you have to admit you were at least interested -- if not excited -- to see what he'd do with his cameo as a Bangkok tattoo artist in "The Hangover 2." Sadly, some cast and crew unrest put the kibosh on that, and "The Hangover 2" is now eying Liam Neeson, Robin Williams or Kurt Russell as a potential replacement.
While those three veteran actors sound like dandy options, we can't help but think that there are a few other celebs out there that would kick butt in a cameo so over-the-top outrageous that it'd make Mike Tyson singing look like high drama. As you may have surmised from the photo above, Justin Bieber made our "Hangover" cameo shortlist as a "Little Man"-esque version of baby Carlos. Hit the jump to see who else is on our wishlist! Read More...
Perhaps you've heard that pop princess Britney Spears is going to appear in an episode of the coming season of "Glee"? She really is. Fans are delighted. There have already been Lady Gaga and Madonna episodes-- it was only a matter of time before Spears got her day. She steps things up though by actually appearing in the episode. The shoot happened already or is underway, but in either case Spears tweeted a photo of her bespectacled self from the set yesterday. You can find it after the jump as today's Daily TwitPic.
I have to wonder where "Glee" will go in its third season. Which musicians and musicals will it tap? Slayer? "South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut"? That would get me watching the show, no question. I would pay anything to watch Jane Lynch growl her way through "Hammer Smashed Face." Read More...
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: This has been a great year, but with the decade ending, 2010 looks to take everything great about 2009 up to the next level. We're talking more vampires, wizards galore, some chick flicks (that actually have a chance to be good!) and lots and lots of singing.
So, with the exit of 2009, say hello to 2010 by taking a look at the projects Hollywood Crush is most looking forward to talking about over the next 365 days!
10. "Glee" returns, or "Fox's Other Singing Show Comes Back"
Fox's knockout high school choir club comedy has become an instant television classic, and on April 13, it will return from its four month hiatus to air the final nine episodes of the first season. The show already had a fan following (Gleeks), had a Hot Topic tour and has been nominated for four Golden Globes including Best Comedy Series, Best Actor and Best Actress. Needless to say, seeing how the show wraps up its first season is definitely something to sing about.
Continue reading So Long 2009! Here Are The Top 10 Movies And TV Shows We're Most Looking Forward To In 2010
FROM HOLLYWOOD CRUSH: Greetings Gleeks and members of the Whedonverse! We're betting that since the news broke that Joss Whedon would be heading over to McKinley High School to direct an episode of "Glee," you haven't been able to contain your sci-fi/musical excitement.
Apparently, neither has the man himself. "I talked to him a bunch [at a party], he's really excited," noted Cory Monteith (who plays heartthrob Finn) during a "Glee" club fieldtrip to the MTV offices. "He's a big fan of the show — and [we spoke] before it actually came out that he was going to direct. He spoke to us, the cast, for an hour at this party."
Continue reading Joss Whedon Is 'Really Excited' To Direct 'Glee' Episode, Says Cast
One of the movies we’re watching closely in these parts is “Paul,” the next off-the-wall comedy from Simon Pegg and Nick Frost. Two of the guys behind “Shaun of the Dead” and “Hot Fuzz.” By now, you probably know that "Paul" has a dream cast which includes Pegg, Seth Rogen, Kristen Wiig, Sigourney Weaver, Jason Bateman and Bill Hader. However, little has been divulged about the role played by comedy veteran Jane Lynch – a scene stealer in flicks like “Role Models,” “The 40 Year Old Virgin” and most any Christopher Guest mockumentary you can think of. Until now, that is.
“In ‘Paul,’ I am in one scene, but it’s a pretty cool one,” Lynch explained when we caught up with her recently. “I run this little restaurant called the ‘Ailey-Inn.’” Read More...