The end of the world isn't a laughing matter until you gather the likes of Seth Rogen, Jonah Hill, Danny McBride, Jay Baruchel, and Craig Robinson at James Franco's house and watch them try to make the best of the end of days.
MTV News' Josh Horowitz was lucky enough to make a trip down to the New Orleans set of "This Is the End" and talk with the stars about playing skewed versions of themselves.
Perhaps the biggest takeaway from the visit to the set of "This Is the End" is Danny McBride's level of preparedness. Did you hear what he said? He's been getting ready for the end of the world since the day he was born.
"This Is the End" opens in theaters on June 14.
It's all well and good that Ben Stiller works consistently as the prolific writer/director/actor/all-around funnyman that he's made himself out to be. And while we're happy about all of his upcoming projects like this week's "The Watch" and next year's "The Secret Life Of Walter Mitty," the movie we'd really like to see him make sooner rather than later is that long-rumored/delayed sequel to "Zoolander."
Stiller's co-star Owen Wilson has mentioned a few intriguing details about the plot of the proposed film, which he's affectionately dubbed "Twolander" or "Zoo 2," in recent years, but since we haven't heard anything from Derek himself lately, we had to get an update from Stiller when MTV News caught up with him during the "Watch" press day.
According to the film's IMDb page, which we all know tend to include "creative interpretations" of facts every now and again, Stiller's "Watch" co-star Jonah Hill is "rumored" to be involved with "Zoolander 2." We asked Hill and Stiller for their thoughts on the subject and of course, the reliability of those IMDb "facts."
"Sure [I'd do it], if he hires me," Hill said.
If you've seen "21 Jump Street," then you probably already know why a sequel was put into development before the movie even hit theaters. Now we have the news that this year's hit comedy will have a follow-up start filming before the year's end.
The Hollywood Reporter has learned from Columbia Pictures president Doug Belgrad that the plan is to start shooting "21 Jump Street 2" in the fall. That's actually great news, because we're definitely looking forward to seeing Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill's slightly incompetent cops be good at what they do for once.
Each casting announcement for "The Wolf of Wall Street," Martin Scorsese's follow-up to last year's "Hugo," adds prestige to the film and heightens our anticipation. The latest cast member to join the film is this year's Academy Award winner for Best Actor, Jean Dujardin.
Variety is reporting that Dujardin is in talks to star opposite Leonardo DiCaprio, who plays the lead character Jordan Belfort. The film is based on Belfort's memoir, which chronicles his meteoric rise as a trader on Wall Street and his subsequent drug-addled fall. Dujardin will play "a suave Swiss banker involved in laundering illicit funds for the protag's firm."
Learn more about "The Wolf of Wall Street" after the jump!
One of the biggest hits from the first half of the year and MTV Movie Awards nominee, "21 Jump Street" is now headed to Blu-ray and DVD on June 26 with an all-new unrated version of the movie.
Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum star as two of the worst cops on the force. After a mishaps during an attempted arrest, the two officers are sent undercover as high school students to get to the bottom of a drug ring. The film originally opened to some of the year's best reviews and currently sits as the fourth highest grossing movie of the year.
The Blu-ray and DVD discs features a commentary track from the director and the cast, twenty-one deleted scenes and nine behind-the-scenes featurettes including a blooper reel and a look at Johnny Depp's cameo.
Learn more about the "21 Jump Street" Blu-ray and DVD after the jump and watch an extend R-rated trailer after the jump!
You read that title correctly. We couldn't make this stuff up if we tried, and luckily we don't have to. For those of you who don't watch the AMC show, let us sum up this "Mad Men" recap for you.
Kenny Cosgrove, a science fiction novelist under the pen name of Ben Hargrove, hides his passion from his everyday advertising world until his wife reveals his secret. During a dinner party, she again spills too much when she tells everyone the plot of one of Cosgrove's stories, "The Punishment of X4." In short, a robot collapses a bridge between two planets that humans use to travel daily. It's as amazing as it sounds.
"Lost" writer and co-creator Damon Lindelof began tweeting hilarious lines from the fictional novel. "The solution seemed obvious... create a commuter colony that would work on Nephytus, but live on Aton," he wrote. Do you think if we create a Twitition he'll write the whole book?
Also in April 16, 2012's Twitter-Wood, Arnold Schwarzenegger meets 50 Cent on set of their film "The Tomb," Nathan Fillion and Eliza Dushku tweet "Game of Thrones," Jonah Hill loves "Girls" and Rainn Wilson thinks "the greatest generation" wastes water.
The positive buzz for "21 Jump Street" continues! Just as it has been playing like gangbusters to audiences at sneak preview screenings all over the country, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum's upcoming action-comedy brought the house down at its SXSW premiere Monday night in Austin. The film's positive reception wasn't at all unexpected given the advance praise but according to Hill, it might very well have been predestined in a sense.
"This is where, five years ago exactly, I was here with Paul Rudd for 'Knocked Up' and my agent called and asked me if I wanted to write '21 Jump Street' into a movie," Hill told MTV News of the film's SXSW beginnings at the SXSW-based press day. "So I started writing it in this hotel years ago. It’s crazy we’re back here talking about it now."
We have an extended red-band look at "21 Jump Street," and over the course of the five minute clip, you'll get a pretty good idea of what the world's worst undercover cops are like. Take a look below, but warning: not safe for work material here.
In the film, Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum play two reject officers who are recruited to go undercover at a local high school to bring down a drug ring. Unfortunately, for the two police officers, you just don't go undercover at a local high school. There are cliques and bullies and social pressures to deal with that the cops don't handle particularly well.
Everyone's babysat before. Some people are good at it; some people are spectacularly atrocious. That's where "The Sitter" comes in.
The comedy, starring Jonah Hill as the world's worst sitter, comes out today (December 9), and to celebrate, we spoke with the actor during MTV First: "The Sitter" about all things babysitting and life-related, such as the first R-rated film that ever changed his life or the strangest thing a girl's ever done to get his attention.
First off: his relationship with kids. In "The Sitter," he's not the best or most responsible babysitter, so we wanted to know if it carried over to real life. "I actually love kids," he said. "I'm great with them in real life."
We've been talking with Jonah Hill for a little while about "The Sitter," but can you blame us? The new movie, which comes out Friday (December 9), looks like a pretty fun romp through the tried-and-true babysitter comedy genre. It's just a tad dirtier than the usual "Mr. Nanny" or "The Pacifier" fare, appropriate for Hill's decidedly NSFW comedy sensibilities.
During last month's MTV First with the "Sitter" star, we asked Hill why he took the role.
"The whole idea of this movie is, you know those crappy movies when they're like 'Oh, you don't want this guy watching your kids,' and they're the lamest movie ever?" he said. "This is the movie where, you really don't want this guy watching your kids because they might, like, die or some crazy stuff."
There's nothing like the threat of death to make sure a kid eats his vegetables, right? We then asked how he would handle babysitting celebrity children, who are probably a bit harder to handle than the usual spawn. Here's what he had to say...