With "Fast & Furious 6" hitting theaters this weekend and a release date for a seventh "Fast" film already announced (July 11, 2014, for the record), Paul Walker's days of racing cars are far from over. As undercover agent Brian O'Conner, Walker hit the ground running — uh, speeding — back in 2001 with the first film in the hit franchise. In the latest installment, the full crew (including Vin Diesel, Jordana Brewster and Michelle Rodriguez) is back at it again, putting the pedal to the metal for yet another rush of adrenaline. Get More »
There are some things that just don't go together: oil and water; wine and Twitter; Jimmy Choos and a hardhat ... You get the idea. And as much as Americans seem to love "Star Trek Into Darkness" star Benedict Cumberbatch, he's not quite ready to pledge fealty to, as he put it, "the stars and stripes."
For the latest MTV After Hours special, Benedict Cumberbatch gave American Talk his very best go, and he was totally down to pimp the health benefits of the McRib and to start going by Sherlock Awesomepants (though only because the surname portion has the same number of syllables as his own). Also, his Arnold Schwarzenegger impression was pretty legit. Get More »
According to director Brian Singer's Twitter feed, "American Horror Story" star Evan Peters has just signed on to play Pietro Maximoff, aka the mutant superhero known as Quicksilver, in Singer's 2014 comic book epic "X-Men: Days of Future Past."
Uh oh, you guys. Get More »
Dave Franco (yes, the James Franco's little
doppelganger brother) is called "The Sleight" in the upcoming heisty magic movie "Now You See Me," and now he's ready to prove that his hand skills do indeed live up to that moniker ... and also that, just like his brother, his intellect is likely of the right-brain nature.
Franco and real-life magician — or should we say as real-life as magicians get — David Kwong teamed up for this new promo video for the film in which Franco smiles maniacally and throws cards at the camera. It's a technique called, you guessed it, "card-throwing" and Franco proves to be pretty apt at it. It's all in the wrist, of course! Get More »
We are all a product of our parents, to a degree. Just look at Lindsay Lohan. No matter where your life takes you, there's always going to be a little bit of your mom and dad in everything you do. Like, say, if your dad is a superhero nerd and chooses to impart all of his knowledge onto your sponge-like brain at four years-old.
Above is the by-product of when this happens, in the form of a five-minute video of an adorable little girl rattling off Marvel trivia like it's not even a thing. At the beginning, you can't help but say "awww!," but as you keep watching, those "awwws" quickly turn to "awe" as she apparently knows the family lineage/history of everyone that's ever been in a Marvel movie or comic book. Get More »
Greetings from the apocalypse! This here is my twentieth weekend column, which seemed like as good a time as any to reach out to my fellow weekend road warriors to say if you have any suggestions for upcoming films/local weekend events to feature in future editions just write me on Twitter. Signed 8 x 10 glossies will be sent to fans at my secretary's discretion. But seriously, write away — give this wandering rōnin of the desert some feedback, yo. Get More »
Those of you who caught it at Sundance earlier this year know it as "Toy's House," but now the newly-titled "The Kings of Summer" is ready to break free from the snowy boundaries of Park City to begin its reign as the indie film choice of the Summer 2013 movie season.
This unique and heartfelt coming-of-age comedy chronicles the rugged adventures of three teenage friends — Joe (Nick Robinson), Patrick (Gabriel Basso) and Biaggio (Moises Arias) — who run away from home to spend the summer building a house in the woods and living off the land. The three young leads are certainly poised for superstardom, though the occasional scene is stolen by the grown-ups that make up the supporting cast, including "Parks and Recreation" co-stars, American treasures and real-life couple Nick Offerman and Megan Mullally.
Check out the exclusive TV spot for the film above, and bow down to "The Kings of Summer" when it hits theaters on May 31. And don't forget the pasta and canned goods.
Jon Stewart is sharply hilarious and Gael Garcia Bernal honed his comedic chops against Will Ferrell, but the pair are teaming up for the first time to tackle a grimly serious subject.
Stewart has cast the 34-year-old Mexican actor as the lead in his directorial debut, according to TheWrap.com. "The Daily Show" host will take a leave of absence this summer to work on the Iranian-set "Rosewater." While correspondent Jon Oliver sits at the news desk for eight of the 12 weeks his boss will be gone, Stewart will direct the star of "Amores Perros" in the story of a journalist, Maziar Bahari, who visits Iran on assignment and ends up jailed for 118 days and roughed up by an interrogator who smells of rosewater. Hey, look, it's the title! Get More »