Sure, it might seem pretty cool to be able to fly or live forever, but have you ever stopped to think what that would actually mean in the real world? A new series of videos from TED Education tackles just that question and the reality tends to be anything but super.
Also, go behind the scenes of "Pacific Rim" with giant robots and monsters in today's Dailies!
The first trailer for the next Sylvester Stallone-Arnold Schwarzenegger team-up, "The Escape Plan," debuted today. As you watch, try to remember (if you can) a time when these two appearing on screen together seemed like an impossibility. If you watch with that in mind, it kind of looks badass.
Also, dress like Frank Bullitt in today's Dailies!
With the 2013 MTV Movie Awards less than a week away, MTV Movie Blog is shifting into full Movie Awards mode. In anticipation of the big night, every day this week, we'll be bringing you our five favorite moments from each of the five Movie of the Year nominees.
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We begin with "Marvel's The Avengers," a movie that by all accounts should not have been as good as it was, but Joss Whedon and the whole team over there pulled off the impossible. The all-star team-up gave us so many great moments to choose from for our favorites, but these are the stand-outs in our heart.
Movie characters are people too. Well, they're imaginary people for the most part, but that doesn't mean that they don't have a few aspects of their lifestyles that they'd like to change in 2013.
With so many great characters in the year 2012 (you can find out Top Ten here), there are more than a few that have some stuff they can work on in 2013.
Here are the New Years resolutions for the movie characters of 2012!
You read all about it on basically every news site and pop culture blog: 2012 was the year of the cinematic archer. Every big movie had a character stringing up a bow and arrow and taking down enemies from afar.
But who was the greatest movie archer of year? Is it one of the heavy-hitters like Hawkeye and Katniss? Or does your taste favor the Pixar variety?
It's time to voice your opinion in the poll below!
By Hannah Soo Park
With intricate storylines and mind-boggling twists, this year's biggest blockbusters didn't fail to pull out all the attention-grabbing stops. But the winding plotlines and extravagant outcomes also came at the cost of leaving major questions unanswered for audiences, even before the end credits began to roll.
From the obvious to the more complex thought-provokers, these plot holes and unresolved issues made it difficult to leave theaters without demanding the answers we truly needed.
(Major spoilers ahead, obviously!)
Every year at the movies, it seems like there are shared elements that pop up in some of the biggest films. Whether its a recurring theme, plot point, or prop, every film year has its trends.
Since this year was no exception, we've broken down the biggest movie trends of 2012.
Spies Are Cool Again
There were rumblings of this trend last year when Tomas Alfredson's "Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy" performed well in the art house theaters and earned Gary Oldman his long-deserved first Oscar nomination, but this year the return of the spy movie came to fruition, just not in the way we were expecting. "Argo" and "Zero Dark Thirty," two of the year's best films, focused on intelligence work in two distinct ways. Spies are back, and they're total badasses.
The Golden Globes nominations are in, and conspicuously absent from the list of nominees is the Caped Crusader. But just because Batman isn't getting awards-season love, doesn't make the following statement any less true: 2012 was the year of the comic book movie.
Sure, sure — for years now, it feels like every year is the year of the comic book movie. But 2012 brought forth two of the most show-stopping entries in the genre's entire existence — "Marvel's The Avengers" and "The Dark Knight Rises," two films that dominated commercially (they're the top two box-office performers of the year; "Avengers" is the third highest-grossing movie of all time), and creatively assembled oh-so mightily for critics and casual moviegoers alike.
Movie rumors fly around the internet every single day, but it's the ones that actually do come true that keep us entertaining these online conspiracy theories.
With 2012 being such a big year for superhero movies, the hearsay and scuttlebutt were especially abundant and even more addicting. Who the hell is John Blake? Is Loki really the only bad guy in "Avengers"? The rumors kept coming, and some of them ended up sticking.
These were the best true rumors of 2012.
In the post-tumblr world, there is a new standard for movie longevity.
Your film has to be GIF-able.
Whether it's an odd expression on a favorite character's face or a moment that we want to relive over and over again without any sound, a GIF of a movie scene can propel a film into an entirely different realm of popularity.
We broke down the ten most GIF-able scenes from movies in 2012, and you can check them all out after the jump!