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Ever since the clock ran down on the real-time thriller "24," fans have been itching for more Jack Bauer. Sure, it's nice that we'll get Kiefer Sutherland back on the small screen in the new Fox drama "Touch," but it's just not the same. We want Jack. We want endless hours of counter-terrorism and espionage badassery. We want more "24."

Well, though we're still waiting on official word about the movie, "24" is making a comeback… albeit in quite the unexpected way.

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Danny BoyleDanny Boyle may not be directing a remake of the Korean film "Sympathy for Lady Vengeance" or the un-produced script "Texas Killing Fields," but he may turn his attention back to Mumbai following the success of his Oscar winner "Slumdog Millionaire." Boyle now owns the film rights to Suketu Mehta's "Maximum City: Bombay Lost and Found," a book of essays on Mumbai life, also a 2005 Pulitzer Prize finalist.

Boyle purchased the rights in May for an undisclosed sum, according to The Wall Street Journal. Choosing to direct "Maximum City" next could bring Boyle full circle after having used the book as a resource while he was making "Slumdog." Read More...

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Soulja BoySoulja Boy may be a de facto Team "Twilight" supporter due to his agent's involvement with the franchise, but that's not where his heart is. The munchies craving rapper shared his true opinion on the Best Movie category with MTV's Larry Carroll.

"Slumdog Millionaire" is Soulja's pick. "That was a good movie, that was a real good movie," he said on the red carpet last night at the 2009 MTV Movie Awards. And see, you know he's serious because he took off his sunglasses. Can't say the same about those "Twilight" comments. Read More...

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FROM MTV.COM: It's the big enchilada, the supreme dream, the prize on which the entire movie-loving world will be focusing its eyes: Best Movie at the MTV Movie Awards. Past winners have included such instant classics as "Pulp Fiction," "Titanic," "Gladiator" and all three "Lord of the Rings" movies. But which film will close out tonight's live ceremony by joining their hallowed ranks?

This year's contest promises to be tighter than Zac Efron's pants. We have the dueling superheroes of "Iron Man" and "The Dark Knight," Oscar winner "Slumdog Millionaire," the final installment of the beloved "High School Musical" franchise and arguably the most significant film of the year for teenagers: "Twilight."

Continue reading "'Twilight' Vs. Superheroes, Teens And 'Slumdog': Who Will Win Best Movie?" at MTV.com.

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Redman and Method ManForget about Siskel & Ebert, Kurt Loder and all the rest. When it comes to true, nuanced film criticism, two of the most knowledgeable cinephiles around are Method Man and Redman. So as we inch closer to Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards, we tracked down the high-flying duo for their thoughts on this year’s best films.

“This past year?” asked Redman, who was partying at Hollywood nightclub Highland with his Wu-Tang friend. “'Zack and Miri Make a Porno.'”

“Mine goes back a little,” Meth said, “but I’d say ‘Hard Candy’ kinda f--ked me up in the head. Go get it. It’s a good one.” Read More...

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It's one of the biggest battles of the 2009 MTV Movie Awards...who will take home the golden statue for Best Movie? The two leading contenders are the box office smash hit "Twilight" and the underdog tale "Slumdog Millionaire," leading everyone to wonder what'll go down Sunday night.

That very question has swept Hollywood, with celebrity circles each choosing their own side. So does "Twilight" or "Slumdog" wind up on top in our informal polling of the stars? Watch the video below to find out.

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Matthew McConaugheyFROM MTV.COM: This year, for the first time ever, we entrusted you with the task of selecting the MTV Movie Awards nominees, and like the pop-culture superfans we knew you were, you did not disappoint! Now, we're pleased to reveal your list of who will vie for the coveted Golden Popcorn trophies on May 31.

"Twilight" took the lead with seven nominations, including nods for Best Movie, Best Female Performance (Kristen Stewart) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner). "Slumdog Millionaire" garnered six nominations, including Best Movie, Breakthrough Performance Female (Freida Pinto) and Breakthrough Performance Male (Dev Patel).

For more on the nominations for the 2009 MTV Movie Awards head over to MTV.com.

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Freida PintoContributed by Matthew Williams

We just read Danny Boyle denying his involvement with a slew of upcoming film projects. And now, file his “Slumdog Millionaire” star, Freida Pinto, into the rumor mill as the next Bond girl.

From across the pond, Britain’s The Sun is reporting that Pinto has been invited to a screen test for the next James Bond movie, tentatively titled “Bond 23.” Their source reports, “Freida came to the attention of the Bond team when they were casting ‘Quantum of Solace.’ She was too young at the time to have a part as a love interest for a secret agent.” Read More...

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Freida Pinto and Dev PatelRumors are flying that the onscreen chemistry between Dev Patel and Freida Pinto has blossomed into a real-life romance. But, after speaking with “Slumdog Millionaire” producer Christian Colson and director Danny Boyle backstage at the Oscars, MTV confirmed that the Best Picture winners aren’t imitating art with their lives.

“Unless they are lying to me, it's not true,” Colson said candidly. “I know it’s not true.”

Gossip started to spiral out of control after 24-year-old ex-model Pinto reportedly dumped her longtime fiancé, Rohan Antao, last month. Just before they won Best Picture, Dev and Freida’s “Slumdog” co-star Anil Kapoor told Ryan Seacrest he was convinced the actors were an item. Read More...

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By Akshay Bhansali

FROM MTVNEWS.COM: Oscar champion "Slumdog Millionaire" is hardly a Bollywood movie. In fact, it bears none of the telltale Bollywood film characteristics. It's dark and gritty. There are no love triangles or exaggerated theatrical monologues. The characters do not escape to the majesty of the Swiss Alps for elaborate, innuendo-filled dance numbers. In fact, the film's sole nod to the Indian film industry remains the dance number in Mumbai's Victoria Station during the closing credits. But for those intrigued, here are five Bollywood films and actors that are well worth checking out.

Continue reading our Bollywood Picks at MTVNews.com.

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