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Call us naïve, but we felt like we knew a thing or two about Sam Rockwell, the star of movies like "The Way, Way Back." He likes to pick interesting roles and find ways to dance in whatever movie he happens to be starring in at the moment. But his recent run-in with MTV News' Josh Horowitz in a New York City hotel room has us questioning everything.

On the latest episode of After Hours, Sam and Josh get stuck sharing a hotel room when there aren't any more available. What begins as a nice way to make the best of a bad situation quickly becomes a trip to the dark side, when Rockwell's rubber-clad friend shows up to the party.

You'll have to watch to see how it all turns out for Josh, Sam Rockwell, and his gimp on the new episode of After Hours.

"The Way, Way Back" opens in theaters on July 5.


Have you ever seen Christopher Walken wearing Elvis glasses with Sam Rockwell, talking about the "albino octopus" from "Prometheus" and the King's twin brother?

Well, you're about to.

During the Toronto International Film Festival, MTV News' Josh Horowitz sat down with Walken and Rockwell, two of the stars of "Seven Psychopaths," to talk about literally anything.


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"Seven Psychopaths," the latest film from Irish playwright-turned-director Martin McDonagh, teaches a valuable lesson to any of the would-be dognappers out there: If you're going to go around stealing pets from people, make sure the Shih Tzu doesn't belong to a crime boss.

In this exclusive clip from "Seven Psychopaths," which won the People's Choice Midnight Madness Award earlier this month at the Toronto International Film Festival, Colin Farrell, Christopher Walken and Sam Rockwell learn that lesson, only after making a bit of a mess.

Farrell leads the pack of titular psychopaths as a screenwriter, whose friends drag him into a dognapping ring that preys on the wrong pooch. Woody Harrelson plays Charles Costello, a gangster and spurned dog owner, desperate to get back his pet.


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Seven Psychopaths

"Seven Psychopaths" is the latest offering from Martin McDonagh, the writer and director of the pitch-black comedy "In Bruges" from 2008. For the follow-up, McDonagh is reteaming with his "In Bruges" leading man, Colin Farrell, to tell the story of a screenwriter who get mixed up with dognapping-gone-wrong scheme.

The first trailer for "Seven Psychopaths" has debuted over at Machinima and packs the same off-kilter mix of comedy and violence that made "In Bruges" a modern classic.

Check out the first full trailer after the jump!


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Jonah HillIs Jonah Hill someone you'd trust to watch your children? After watching the red-band trailer for "The Sitter" that hit the web today, we're hoping that answer is a big N-O.

Hill is in all his pre-weight loss comedic glory in this trailer that has a bit of his "Superbad"-vibe going on. Hill plays an average joe with a certain, um, capability that makes him hot with the ladies. His mom convinces him to babysit as a chance to earn some cash, and what should have been an easy night in turns into much more. Somehow guns, drug dealers and car accidents come into the mix, along with some Sam Rockwell and Ari Graynor action. Can we complain? Absolutely not.

Check out the trailer past the jump, but be warned, it is VERY unsafe for work!


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Tom CruiseTom Cruise's next few years have just turned significantly busier, thanks to his deciding to sign on to the adaptation of Lee Child's novel "One Shot."

Deadline has the news, saying that director Christopher McQuarrie will helm the flick. Cruise is currently filming "Rock of Ages," and will move on to "One Shot" in early fall. After that wraps, he's right on into Joseph Kosinski's "Oblivion," and by then we're sure he'll have several more films on the docket as well.

Check out the rest of today's casting news after the jump!


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Justin TimberlakeWe're in the thick of a particularly competitive awards season where snubs and shutouts are par for the course. But that's not the fault of nominating parties, necessarily — frankly, 2010 was just an excellent year for film.

Still, it's hard not to get a little raw about some of the shocking omissions that we've seen thus far, like the complete absence of "True Grit" at the Golden Globes, for example. But there are some performances that are just too great to ignore, leaving us surprised at the lack of awards recognition for some of our favorite actors and actresses.

After the jump, check out five of the biggest snubs of awards season thus far! Read More...

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Brad PittBrad Pitt is getting hitched to the mob -- and his "The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford" director Andrew Dominik -- for a new heist comedy titled "Cogan's Trade."

Pitt has pulled off quite a few capers in his cinematic day as a member of George Clooney's "Ocean's Eleven," "Twelve" and "Thirteen" crews, but this time he'll find himself on the other side of the coin. Based on the novel by George V. Higgins, "Cogan's Trade" casts Pitt as a professional enforcer for the mafia who's investigating a heist during a mob-run high-stakes poker game.

Sounds serious, but The Hollywood Reporter describes it as a "comedic crime story"... which is right in Pitt's wheelhouse. The actor is always at his best when he's mixing laughs with physicality, as he has in "Fight Club," "Mr. and Mrs. Smith" and "Inglorious Basterds." Read More...

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Scarlett Johansson-- "Iron Man 2" co-stars Sam Rockwell and Scarlett Johansson are attached to star in "Lunatic at Large," a new film based on an old treatment written by Jim Thompson and commissioned by Stanley Kubrick. The thriller focuses on uncovering the mystery of which person among a group is "the true escapee from a nearby mental hospital." [Production Weekly, The Playlist]

-- Randy Meeks lives! Reports are circulating that Jamie Kennedy is speaking with the producers of "Scream 4" about returning to the franchise — a curious move given his character's untimely demise in the second film. Nothing is official at the moment and further details are unknown, but it sounds as though Kennedy is looking for one last scare. [CHUD] Read More...

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The 2010 Oscar nominees were announced this morning and, as has been the case with just about every other awards event this season, one film in particular from last year was overlooked once again. I am talking about "Moon," the inventive one-man sci-fi show from newcomer filmmaker Duncan Jones.

Part of the problem with "Moon" -- for awards-giving folk and wide audiences alike -- is that it's difficult to sum up the key points without spoiling any major plot details. The basic setup isn't nearly enough of a draw: Sam Bell (Sam Rockwell) is a mining technician stationed on Earth's moon. The only company he has is a facility-controlling artificial intelligence called GERTY (Kevin Spacey). The story opens as Sam's stay is approaching its end, until an accident occurs which leads to some surprising revelations about how things really work at the mining facility. Read More...

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