That's right folks, we've got an extended preview of one of the summer's most anticipated flicks, "Speed Racer," hitting theaters this Friday. In the scene, Speed Racer (Emile Hirsch) learns what the Mach 5 can do, and puts its tricks to the test. After you check that out, click here to see our interviews with the cast, including Hirsch, Christina Ricci, and Matthew Fox.
We all remember the classic scene from "Knocked Up" where Katherine Heigl's celebrity reporter informs her boyfriend/baby daddy Seth Rogen that she's about to go interview the hunky star of "Lost" Matthew Fox, and his deadpan response.
"You know what's interesting about him?" Rogen's character asks. "Nothing!"
It's one of many funny moments in the high-grossing flick, and everybody remembers it as some good-natured ribbing, right? Well, maybe not everyone. Read More...
Working at MTV is a mixed bag. On the downside, all the cubicles have little Daria stickers on them that refuse to come off. I also can't enter any of the contests. That $100,000 "Speed Racer" Mach 5 giveaway I mentioned earlier? I'm out in the cold, but you can still be in it to win it.
But then, on the other hand, this place is like doing time at the Wonka factory. On any given day you could lose out on free office cupcakes to Slash, find Carl Weathers lounging in your desk chair, or duck and cover while Snoop Dogg punches your cubicle wall. It's a colorful canvas here at the crossroads of pop culture.
And then there's the free swag. From "Beowulf" pelts and "Iron Man" Nerf launchers to "Odd Couple" antibacterial hand sanitizers, you never know what the UPS man has waiting for you. Like today, when a giant "Speed Racer" toolbox arrived.
You know this isn't your average promotional junk when opening the lid triggers a light-activated voicechip. "All drivers to your cars" the toolbox commands as a serious-looking cardboard Emile Hirsch comes into view, alongside his equally as cardboard Mach-5 racer. And free stuff ahoy. (After the jump, a ton of pics!) Read More...
That's a mighty claim, but it's what actor Emile Hirsch is serving up with regard to his starring stint in the Wachowski brothers' upcoming big-budget adaptation of the classic animated series. "This film has all these visuals and elements to it," says the actor. "That's what the Wachowski brothers, when they were making that first 'Matrix,' [were doing]. No one had seen anything like it."
His sentiments were echoed to MTV News by the rest of the cast, including "Lost" crash victim Matthew Fox. For the full recounting of fancy promises by the "Speed Racer" crew, click here.
Article by Heather Perry
Every so often, Hollywood throws us another tacky, yet oddly compelling flick. Ladies and gentleman, the gimmick movie.
From William Castle's electrifying publicity stunts to Johnny Depp's real-clock "Nick of Time" to the simulated drive-in of "Grindhouse," they're fun, they're different, and quite possibly a bit stupid. So, with "Vantage Point" now in theaters, the question is obvious: Can we enjoy it, without feeling so dirty afterwards?
"It does have a device that carries the storytelling," Forrest Whitaker said of the political thriller, which portrays the same chunk of time, over and over again from different angles. "That device is a really interesting one, because the movie is just about looking at the same situation from different points of view." Read More...