FROM SPLASH PAGE: James McAvoy has already revealed that he won't attempt to imitate Patrick Stewart when he steps into the role of Professor Charles Xavier for "X-Men: First Class." Indeed, he wants to bury Stewart's performance entirely. But McAvoy's approach begs an important question: how will his Xavier interact with Michael Fassbender's Magneto?
"I think there's a lot of room there for a real connection," McAvoy told us of his hopes for the relationship between the two "First Class" protagonists. "By the end of that relationship, there's still a kind of affection for each other. You see that in the stuff that Patrick and [Sir Ian McKellen] did together. There's a lot of love there, strangely, I think."
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Quick, how many of you know that George Lucas donned blue make-up for a quick cameo in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith"? Well he did, and now the legendary filmmaker is bringing back his character, Pantoran Chairman Papanoida, for this Friday's 9 pm ET/PT episode of Cartoon Network's "The Clone Wars."
In the episode, Papanoida's family is kidnapped and held for ransom, leading Ahsoka Tano to team up with Senator Riyo Chuchi to aid the new chairman in recovering his loved ones. Lucasfilm describes the episode as a journey deep into the "dark underbelly" of the Coruscant crime scene, so it should provide its fair share of action. With that in mind, we've got a sneak peek at one of George's scenes, so check it out below.
I'm not going to try to distract you with lots of words. The new trailer for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" is here and all you want to do is watch it. I'll say though: it's pretty freaking rad.
I finished re-reading "Deathly Hallows" a few days ago. Big mistake. The wait until 11/19 seems impossible now.
"Buried" is nothing if not a challenging film, and on virtually every level. For 94 minutes the camera lives inside of a box with Ryan Reynolds, the only human we see for the entire trip. Every stage of production, from crafting the story to shooting it to marketing it-- it's a risky proposition. Lionsgate stepped up to take the risk after this year's Sundance. They made a pretty safe bet too, as Reynolds, director Rodrigo Cortes and writer Chris Sparling accomplished something here that really hasn't been done before in film. It's no surprise then to hear Reynolds talking about his unconventional prep work for shooting "Buried" during a TIFF interview with MTV's Josh Horowitz.
"This is the only film that I've ever done where I did not rehearse a moment of it before stepping on the set," he said, to Josh's surprise. It makes sense though when you think about it, which Reynolds clearly did. Read More...
"Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time" was a summer spectacle filled with every type of action scene you'd hope for in a blockbuster. But those fight scenes didn't come without hard work, as you'll see in this behind-the-scenes featurette from the new DVD and Blu-ray, which chronicles Jake's training leading up to the film.
Check it out below, and catch the disc in stores now.
The third season of "Star Wars: The Clone Wars" kicks off tonight, and I've got a little treat for you in advance of that. A clip featuring Jedi Master Shaak Ti and her whirling lightsaber blade taking on, what else, laser-shootin' bad guys.
Josh Brolin loves himself some "Goonies." Just yesterday I reported that he told MTV's Josh Horowitz about the now-finished Steven Spielberg-directed, Aaron Sorkin-scripted "Goonies 2." Now he's talking about "Goonies 3"?!?! Clearly we live in bizarro world. First though, he puts to rest a rumor that he'll have a role in Jason Reitman's upcoming reunion with "Juno" writer Diablo Cody, "Young Adult."
"Not true," Brolin said of the rumor. "No. He and I may do something else. I think that's where the wires crossed. He was very apologetic [after the rumor cropped up]. But I did read [the script] and thought it was great. I think Charlize [Theron] is going to be amazing." Read More...
While there's certainly an element of science fiction to "Never Let Me Go," the new film by director Mark Romanek ("One Hour Photo") adapted from Kazuo Ishiguro's award-winning novel, it's clear from the start that this isn't a film about alternate futures — it's a film about living in the present.
Starring Carey Mulligan, Andrew Garfield, and Keira Knightley, "Never Let Me Go" follows three close friends who grow up knowing the grim fates that await each of them, and their efforts to live, learn, and love in the too-short timelines they're given. When Garfield dropped by Movies Blog HQ, MTV News asked him about the sci-fi backdrop of the story, and whether it played a role in the way he approached his character, Tommy, a boy whose big heart is occasionally overshadowed by his fits of rage.
"Not really," Garfield told MTV News. "I think the sci-fi element is definitely a small backdrop. It's kind of a device for the story to fall out as it does." Read More...