NextMovie The world's most entertaining movie site. Fri, 20 Dec 2013 19:32:02 +0000 en-US hourly 1 The Worst Movies of 2013 Review Themselves Fri, 20 Dec 2013 17:55:35 +0000

Via MTV News — Everyone loves reading critics' takedowns of movies, so much so that Roger Ebert even put out a book called "Your Movie Sucks."

But you probably didn't realize that the harshest movie critics are the movies themselves.

We've put together a supercut showing that this year's movies seemed to have a bit of a self-esteem problem. Wondering what the makers of"After Earth" thought of their film? You'll see star Jaden Smith proclaim "That sucked," while his father Will tells him "That is correct." Want to explain the failure of "The Internship?" John Goodman can help you out by looking straight at Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn and telling them "You two are dinosaurs, face it." How does Halle Berry feel about being in "The Call"? Well, as she says, "Sometimes we all get into situations that sometimes get out of our control."

Read more at MTV News.

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This 'The Fault in Our Stars' Poster Is Already Damp With Our Tears Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:50:59 +0000 enhanced-buzz-wide-27489-1387325176-9

Via MTV News — "The Fault In Our Stars" isn't out until next summer (summer, what's that?) but we're already weeping into our cuffs after seeing the movie's official poster. The tagline? "One Sick Love Story." And... we're going to need a moment.

The poster for the flick, part of the YA-book-to-movie craze, surfaced Wednesday (December 18) via Buzzfeed, and it features stars Shailene Woodley and Ansel Elgort (both also slated to appear in YA adaptation "Divergent") lying face to face, Woodley sporting a breathing tube.

In the film, Woodley plays Hazel Grace, a teen cancer patient who falls in love in a Cancer Kid Support Group.

Read more at MTV News.

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Golden Globes 2014 Nominations: Who Got Snubbed, Who Was a Surprise? Thu, 12 Dec 2013 17:25:48 +0000
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Via MTV News — Aside from being the first sign of where Oscar nominations might end up, the Golden Globes also serve as an early predictor of who the big awards surprises and snubs might be.

With such a strong field of contenders this year, there were plenty of shocking oversights and inclusions in the nominations, which were announced this morning. (Sorry, Franco fans. It just wasn't your year.) For a complete rundown of the most unexpected nods, we've compiled our list of the biggest surprises and snubs of the 2014 Golden Globe Awards nominations.

For the list, head to MTV News.

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Can 'Spider-Man' Survive Without Andrew Garfield? Wed, 11 Dec 2013 16:14:14 +0000
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Via MTV News — Face it, Sony — you're about to hit a sticky situation.

Andrew Garfield is signed and sealed to play Peter Parker in a third film beyond next summer's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," but beyond that? Nothing. The British actor confirmed in a recent interview with Yahoothat Sony's planned "Amazing Spider-Man 4," set for release in 2018, is not on his radar.

"I mean I'm under contract for another one after this... as far as a fourth one? That's not anything to do with me," he said. Director Marc Webb added that he's always conceived of his "Spider-Man" vision as "a trilogy to be totally frank," indicating that he, too, has no plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" film.

For more, head to MTV News.

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Fake 'Simpsons' Movies Get Real Posters Mon, 09 Dec 2013 22:23:32 +0000 Via MTV News — Admit it: You live in Springfield. In your mind, at least. Whether you think the fictitious everytown is in Oregon, Illinois, Missouri or elsewhere, you've been a fan of "The Simpsons" for years and have imagined yourself as a little cartoon human, eating donuts alongside Homer, studying with Lisa or watching movies with Bart.

Now, thanks to the creative genius of Old Red Jalopy and MTV News, you're that much closer to living in Springfield. "The Simpsons" is littered with references to fake movies and their stars (Troy McClure, we see you there), so we took steps to make that a little more real by casting them and bringing you their posters. Grab your popcorn and buy your tickets, because we think you've got a date with "The Contrabulous Fabtraption of Professor Horatio Hufnagel."

Check out a sneak peek below, and head to MTV News to see the rest.

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'Catching Fire,' 'Frozen' Battle It Out at the Box Office Sun, 01 Dec 2013 17:24:43 +0000
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It was a busy Thanksgiving at the cineplex, and according to both "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" have reason to give thanks, as the two films helped set a new box office record.

"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" led the way with another $110.2 million over the extended five day weekend, bringing its ten day total to an impressive $296.6 million. "Frozen" opened strong as well, earning $93 million in its five day debut. Overall, the box office brought in a whopping $294 million, breaking the previous record of $289.6 million, set just last year.

For a full look at this weekend's box office top ten, head to

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Elizabeth Banks Made Up Your Favorite Line in 'Catching Fire' Mon, 25 Nov 2013 20:37:17 +0000
Elizabeth Banks as Effie Trinket in "The Hunger Games" Lionsgate

It's no secret that actress Elizabeth Banks is a huge fan of the "Hunger Games" books and movies — prior to the release of 2012's "The Hunger Games," she said that she pestered the film's producers, and even emailed Gary Ross, who directed the first film. "I just sent him a little email like, 'Just so you know, I'll totally play Effie, ha ha ha!' "

We all know the end result of that email, and after a successful turn as the bewigged Capitol liaison Effie Trinket, Banks is back for the second installment under the watchful eye of director Francis Lawrence. Her enthusiasm for the role has in no way faded, she told us in a recent interview.

"Honestly, I still can't believe I'm a part of it," Banks said of "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire." "It really is amazing and I love it. I'm very proud."

While the wild wigs, costume and makeup that make Banks nearly unrecognizable go a long way to building the memorable character, it turns out that the actress herself came up with several shout-outs and lines that will undoubtedly further cement Effie's place as a fan favorite.

To find out which line, head over to MTV News.

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'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' Kills At The Box Office Sun, 24 Nov 2013 17:26:12 +0000
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"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" did exactly what it was expected to do at the box office this weekend, destroying the record books with a whopping $161.1 million debut according to

That's the fourth biggest opening of all time. It also demolished the record for the biggest November opening ever, previously held by "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," which earned $142.1 million back in 2009.

Needless to say, nothing else came close this weekend. But for a full run down of the box office top ten, including figures for Vince Vaughn's disappointing new comedy "Delivery Man," head to

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Watch the Other Side of Sandra Bullock's Distress Call in Gorgeous 'Gravity' Short Wed, 20 Nov 2013 20:56:02 +0000

Via MTV News — In space, no one can hear you scream...except some guy on a fjord in icy Greenland, as it turns out.

Sandra Bullock is given much due credit for her performance in Best Picture hopeful "Gravity" — after all, she's onscreen for every second of the film, usually alone. In one of the most memorable and moving scenes, her stranded astronaut Dr. Ryan Stone is floating alone in space in a Russian Soyuz capsule and has a glimmer of hope that she's regained contact with Earth. But it wouldn't have been possible without a little help from a guy named Orto.

Stone, near the end of her rope, manages to patch through on her radio, before realizing that the man on the other end doesn't speak English. She has a sort of catharsis during the conversation, howling like a dog, listening to a young child cry and, it would appear, letting go of her fear.

Now, we get to see who's on the other end of that staticky radio.

Watch the short above, and read more at MTV News.

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How Do Superheroes Pee? Zoe Saldana Says 'Guardians of the Galaxy' Has Answers Tue, 19 Nov 2013 22:35:47 +0000

Via MTV News — Amid all of the discussion about how to describe "Guardians of the Galaxy," the second of Marvel's 2014 efforts, different genres get tossed around. Is it sci-fi? Is it fantasy? Is it even a superhero movie? But leave it to one of the film's stars, Zoe Saldana, to make things easy for everyone.

In her recent interview with MTV News, Saldana called "Guardians of the Galaxy" "a new way to view superheroes."

The James Gunn-directed flick, which follows a band of outlaws, finished filming not long ago, and the unexpected nature of the heroes has Saldana pumped.

"I love, sometimes, the consistency of what the classics have left behind, but I need innovation. You can only have so much of 'I'll save you,' " she said. "After a while, it's like, 'Oh god. Does he go to the bathroom? Is he hungry? Does he cry? Does he feel?' Not only do we cover that, but we're making heroes out of thieves, and they're Robin Hoods. These characters are absolutely amazing, and they have a full-blown redemption."

Check out the clip above, and read more at MTV News.

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'Thor: The Dark World' Tops Box Office Again Sun, 17 Nov 2013 17:27:24 +0000
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"Thor: The Dark World" once again topped the box office this weekend, as according to, Marvel's latest superhero extravaganza earned an estimated $38.5 million to push its international total to an impressive $479.8 million.

Also impressive? The debut of Malcolm Lee's long awaited "The Best Man Holiday." Faithful fans of 1999's "The Best Man" flocked to the cineplex in droves, giving the $17 million production a stellar $30.6 million debut.

Next weekend, of course, "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" is expected to obliterate the box office. For a look at this weekend's top ten, though, head to

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'Divergent' Full Trailer: Shailene Woodley Whacks a Guy In the Face Wed, 13 Nov 2013 19:17:28 +0000

Via MTV News — 

If you haven't yet climbed aboard the "Divergent" train, now is the perfect time to punch your ticket. Not only do you have plenty of time between now and the March 21 release date to read Veronica Roth's young adult book series, you can form your own well-supported opinions about whether Shailene Woodley is the right choice to play meek-turned-mighty female lead Tris.

Or you could take the easy road into fandom and check out this brand spankin' new trailer, unveiled Wednesday morning (November 13).

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Catch the 'Catching Fire' Cast Live on MTV! Wed, 13 Nov 2013 15:25:01 +0000  

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Via MTV News — With only weeks to go before "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" hits theaters, it seems that anticipation to once again watch Katniss Everdeen brave the arena and the vicious competition inside is at an all-time high. And not to push an already excited fanbase over the edge, but MTV has some good news that just might do it.

This Sunday, November 17, at 8 p.m. ET/PT, "MTV's Catching Fire Fan Tribute" will set MTV ablaze. The all-new, televised special will feature interviews with cast members Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson, Liam Hemsworth, Jena Malone and Sam Claflin. The stars will be answering questions from the fans, sharing secrets from behind the scenes, playing games to see if any of the competitiveness from the movie rubbed off on them.

"MTV's Catching Fire Fan Tribute" will be hosted by MTV News' Josh Horowitz and Lenay Dunn from "10 On Top," and they will also test how well the cast members know the "Hunger Games" series with trivia questions.

Read more on MTV News, and be sure to tune in Sunday night!

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'Thor: The Dark World' Dominates Box Office Sun, 10 Nov 2013 17:20:27 +0000
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As expected, "Thor: The Dark World" performed heroically at the box office this weekend, as the latest Marvel Studios superhero blockbuster earned a whopping $86.1 million according to

Combined with the $240.3 million "Thor: The Dark World" has already taken in overseas, Chris Hemsworth and company are now sitting at a tidy $326.4 million worldwide in just ten days of release.

Needless to say, there wasn't a whole hell of a lot else going on at the box office this weekend, as "Thor: The Dark World" pretty much sucked the air out of the room. But for the full box office top ten, including figures for returning films "Ender's Game" and "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa," head to



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Tom Hiddleston Gets Weepy on 'Thor: The Dark World' Red Carpet Wed, 06 Nov 2013 20:00:02 +0000

All good things must come to an end, and it would appear that Tom Hiddleston, who portrays the fan favorite character of Loki in the Marvel cinematic universe, has reached an end point with the popular comic book adaptations.

Yes, according to Marvel chief Kevin Feige, we won't be seeing Loki again anytime soon. He won't appear in the upcoming "Avengers: Age of Ultron," and the boss man hasn't said anything about him coming back in later installments either.

"I don’t think it would be before 'Thor 3' if there is a 'Thor 3' and while we certainly have ideas of where we would like that to go, there are no specifics," Feige told SlashFilm of Loki's future. "We have to see how this one does and then go from there."

When MTV News' Josh Horowitz caught up with Hiddleston on the red carpet for "Thor: The Dark World" this week, the actor got emotional while talking about his possible exit from the franchise.

Well, good thing dude's an actor, because we get the feeling those tears were summoned up on command.

"Oh man, I hadn't thought about until you told me," Hiddleston said. "I just really miss it, man. You know, it's been, like, a really good time. You made me cry!"

Sweet emotion, everyone.

On a more serious note, Hiddleston said that being cast as trickster villain Loki had "changed [his] life."

"It's been absolutely above and beyond my wildest dreams," he said.

"Thor: The Dark World," also starring Chris Hemsworth, Natalie Portman and Stellan Skarsgard, hits theaters November 8. Kenneth Branaugh directs.

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You Won't See Sam Claflin's Goodies in 'Catching Fire' Tue, 05 Nov 2013 17:02:58 +0000
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Fangirls (and guys) of the world, commence weeping: We have no chance of seeing Sam Claflin's no-no when he appears on screen November 22 as Finnick Odair in "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire."

In the installment of Suzanne Collins' series that the new movie is based on, the rakish tribute appeared — to Katniss' dismay and the delight of imaginative readers everywhere — in a parade wearing only a golden fishnet with a strategically placed knot over his you-know-where. After all, he may be from the fishing-centric District 4, but if he has to dress in a fisherman theme, at least it can be a sexy fisherman theme. (Claflin is very true to canon with this point, making sure that his fellow castmembers told a screaming crowd at Comic-Con that he was "a sex god.")

But it's time for those dreams of shimmering fishnet to be dashed: In an interview with MTV News, costume designer Trish Summerville confirmed that Finnick's parade outfit will not parade his goods as much as in the book.

"You know, we're PG-13," Summerville laughed. She explained that she and her team had consulted with author Collins to see what kind of changes they could make from the book. "What we ended up deciding on was keeping true to the net. It's a fishing net. It's made of gold fabric. It's knitted-together net, and I made him kind of a kilt. It's more like a gladiator-type skirt, so he has that on, and it's belted, and he has the shells on his neck, which he keeps the whole time."

According to Summerville, self-proclaimed sex god Claflin wasn't disappointed by the change: "He was really relieved he has a longer skirt, and he kind of has tights underneath and kind of substantial boots. He's bare-chested, and he worked really hard to get into amazing shape ... I think it's much more interesting than just the net. It would have been a little too Chippendales."

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Questions and Answers With Domhnall Gleeson Tue, 05 Nov 2013 15:00:14 +0000
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Domhnall Gleeson, Hollywood's newest leading man would like to stress two things: His new movie is super weird, and he's really hungry. Gleeson, 30, leads Richard Curtis' ("Love Actually") quirky new time travel movie, "About Time." Not quirky in that the protagonists wear glasses and have bangs (well, Gleeson's co-star Rachel McAdams has bangs, but she calls it "fringe," so she gets a pass), but that the movie is anything but a typical rom-com.

"It's a bizarre film," Gleeson told NextMovie during a September conversation in New York City. "There's time travel, there's craziness and all the rest, but it's romantic comedy and there's big bits and big comedy and all the rest of it."

Best known for playing Bill Weasley in later installments of the "Harry Potter" series, Gleeson steps up to the plate as Tim in the unconventional new movie, which opens wide on November 8. The year he turns 21, Tim is shocked when his father (played by Bill Nighy) tells him that the men in their family can travel back in time. Throughout his life, Tim learns the do's (spend time with the people you care about) and don'ts (you're not going to come up with a suave opening line when you want to chat up that girl) of time travel, coupling up with Mary (Rachel McAdams) in the meantime. While the movie still maintains the humor and warmth "Love Actually" fans will recognize (and, as Gleeson said, Curtis' "gloriously over the top" sensibilities), "About Time" is ultimately a meditation on family and enjoying the time you're given in this life.

Our conversation with Gleeson, however, is a meditation on the possibilities that time travel would open up, from the ability to avoid soiling oneself to a new ailment that Gleeson dubbed "time-travel bulimia," perhaps out of wishful thinking related to the strict diet the actor is on in preparation for a role. Read on for more.

Congratulations on the movie. It's a great script and a huge part, but what was the biggest factor in your decision to take the role?
I mean, I could say a million things, but they'd all be lies. The truth of the matter is that it wasn't that I, like, decided to do it, it's that I pitched to do it, I had to audition really hard and always wanted to do it. And then I was the one who was lucky enough that they chose me, as opposed to the other way around. There's a lot of stress, because you worry you're going to mess it up, but I mean, I just wanted to do it because it's the movie that it is and because I got to be in every scene of it, basically.

You really are in every single scene. That's so much work!
Yeah, it's great. You get to go in every day! There is something wonderful about turning up every day and knowing that not just the character, but the whole movie kind of rests on your shoulders. And there's great satisfaction when you think it's going well and then real terror when you think it's not.

This is your first big leading role. Is it nerve wracking at all?
Yeah, you end up with some sleepless nights. Like, when they offer it to you, they hit the roof and you go, "Oh my god, this is amazing" and then you spend, like, three months saying, "Am I doing the right thing? What the hell am I gonna do?" And you're working all the time, trying to do as much work as you can in preparation for it, and reminding yourself of all the things that you thought about the script the first time that you have to bring to it and make sure of.

Are you planning on picking up any leading man diva personality traits? Are you gonna do a rider?
[gesturing at hotel room] Look around you, I demanded all of this. I mean, this is all -- No, I'm drinking green tea, I'm all coffee and green tea and sparkling water at the moment, so, yeah, that's pretty diva-ish, it feels like.

What, are you detoxing from something?
I'm dieting for a movie I'm doing next.

Can you tell me more about that?
Doing this Angelina Jolie movie ["Unbroken"], she's directing it. It's a true life story, I'm only in it a little bit. A certain part of the film is these guys ended up in a raft during World War II in the Pacific for, like, 47 days with no food or water, and it's all that sort of stuff. So I'm the middle of a diet.

You look very thin already.
Yeah, I've already lost most of it, so I've just got a little bit left to go, so I'm in the final stages.

Now you understand all the pre-Oscars grumpy actresses, just existing and trying not to eat.
Yeah, exactly, sort of fitting into your dress. Exactly. I know the whole thing.

This is obviously a time travel movie of an unconventional sort. In your own life, if you had this ability, what would your reaction being told you could time travel, and would you use it?
Okay, so the first part of the question is how would I react, I would react probably like a million miles away from how I react in the movie, which is, you know, disbelief, obviously. Followed by half shame-faced trying it out, just in case, for your own kicks. And then kind of, you know, s**tting your pants, I mean, I think that's the next thing. Not literally, figuratively. And if you did, you could always go back and make yourself just not do it.

That's the beauty of it.
Yeah, exactly, yeah. Just as long as the closet's near enough that you can waddle over to it.

"That smell? Nothing."
Yeah, exactly. Nothing happened. And then, what would I use it for? Obviously to have not s**t my pants. And then after that, you know, I don't know.

The message of the movie is obviously that you shouldn't [use it], is that you should try to live a life where time travel wouldn't be necessary. Not to undo mistakes, but because you'll be appreciating life as it happens, as opposed to afterward. And I try to incorporate it a little bit into my life, as have a lot of people who've seen the film, actually, which is a really nice thing. But, yeah, I think I'm getting to a place where I'm every bit as neurotic as I used to be -- I think that's not going to go away -- but I do take joy out of life. So I would say I would try not to use it unless I absolutely had to, like because I knocked something over. But if you started using it, where would you stop? And there's probably some truth to that, I think probably not using it at all might be the key.

And it seems like it would just lead to obsessing over everything. Yeah, it's like, if you open the sweets, you're going to finish them, you know? You're not just going to have one. Or, like, Ferrero Rocher, you know, like, if there's Ferrero Rocher there, if you eat one, you're kind of f**ked. [laughs] You're better off just not having the one, is the idea, or just eating all of them, so I would try not to have any of them.

Or maybe that would be a good thing to use it for. Eat all of it, go back, uneat it, have the nice memory.
Like time-travel bulimia. Yeah, yeah, I'm not sure that would be a good way to look at eating. I could use it at the moment, good god. I could eat a full meal and then just go back and it wouldn't even have happened. You know, I'd be hungry still, that's the thing, you'd still be hungry.

Oh, that's true. But would you have the memory of eating it?
You'd have the memory of it, but I've got memory of eating stuff that I ate, like, two months ago, but it's not helping me now.

You're like, "I just want this in me…"
I just, yeah! Exactly, yeah. I just want the satisfaction of knowing it's in me. Yep, yep. Too late, you'd still be hungry. Wouldn't use it for that.

That sucks. Time travel sucks.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, time travel's a nightmare. Don't go down that path.

Every time I've tried it, terrible experience.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, so I've just gone back and not done it.

You obviously had some pretty amazing co-stars in this movie, with great chemistry. Was there a rehearsal process for you to get to know each other?
Yeah, there was, yeah. The main relationships in the movie, obviously, are with Rachel [McAdams] and with Bill [Nighy], and they're two very different relationships. Both were very easygoing. What I realize with Rachel, first of all, like I was so nervous about working with Rachel, because I was a massive fan of hers, a bit nervous. And then I realize she's never had bad chemistry with anybody in a film. I've believed every relationship that she's ever had in a movie, I've always believed it. That is an astonishing thing. And that speaks to what an amazing actress she is, and what an amazing person she is. So, in a way, that just tells you everything you need to know. I met her and it was like, "I think this is going to be okay," you know?

No one ever says anything bad about her. Make up something bad about her.
Uhhhhhh, her stomach rumbles every now and again.

Just disgusting. You know, I wish she would stop it, but she just can't.

What an animal.
It's annoying, she's an animal. But, yeah, we did some stuff [to rehearse]. We went out and we had dinner together and we talked about our backstories, we hung out a little bit, we went to the Dans Le Noir restaurant in real life with [director] Richard [Curtis], we did all that kind of stuff. Yeah, it was great, and I had her record some stuff on tape, so I could listen to her voice and stuff. Just remind myself what was special about her and about Mary and all those things.

And then, with Bill, it was a much more delicate. There was not even as much planning, in a way, because we met, and we rehearsed and we thought, "We don't want to overdo this, let's just leave it." And then, because we knew our stuff, our big stuff, our big, emotional stuff, was happening at the end of the shoot, we had the whole shoot to get to know each other. It was different with Rachel. So there was no pressure on me and Bill, we took our time, and it was lovely that way. And they're very easy to get along with. So it was very easy to do. It was a very nice working environment.

On paper, bullet-pointed out, I feel like this movie could kind of be a hard sell. "It's about time travel and death and the love story's pretty uncomplicated, there's not a huge conflict there…"
Yeah, I think the delivery of it is kind of delightful, you know? And Richard is delightful as a human being, and I think it comes across that way. The fact that it's funny, I think, really helps, it's a nice way to spend time. And laughing, you know.

What's this movie about?
Let me tell you, this movie's about love, actually.

I see what you did there.
[laughing] No, boom, I did it. F**k it, yeah. Why not? You only live once. Try the joke, if it doesn't work, it doesn't work.

Have you gotten to watch it with an audience and witness yourself ruining lives and making women cry?
Making men cry, too, it's very interesting. Yeah, I've sat in on a couple of screenings, you know. There's two reasons you do it: You do it to see how it plays with an audience, and you do it to learn from your mistakes. And I've done both those things, I think, with this movie. It's been, you never look at yourself and think, "Right, I nailed it" in a movie, it's never happened to anyone, I don't think. Except for people who are really terrible, probably. But we worked on this movie for a very long time, you know, a very long time, and I felt like I was going to be proud of it. And then we played it with an audience and people laughed all the way through, and cried in all the places you hoped that they would be touched in some way, and that makes me proud, you know.

Have you seen "The Notebook"?

Did you cry?
Look, I don't want to say for definitely if I cried or if I didn't cry.

Come on.
Has anybody seen "The Notebook" and not cried? I don't know, I don't know if that's the case. It sort of hangs around for a while. But yeah, no, isn't [McAdams] just gorgeous in that film? Just so good. She's the real deal, she really is.

Are you a big movie cryer?
Yeah, it depends. I go through, I think a couple years where I won't cry at anything, and then I'll go through a couple months where all of a sudden, you know, it depends where you are in your life, I guess. But yeah, when I was a kid, "E.T." used to make me cry. I used to hate that. "Bambi" and stuff. I remember the ones that kind of, you know, you remember them hitting you in the heart and, so, there's still films like that. The good ones.

We're here to talk about feelings.
Yeah, that's mostly what we do.

I also like that this was like a mini "Harry Potter" reunion.
What, me and Bill? Oh, and Richard Griffiths is in it. Yeah, but I didn't actually have scenes with any of those guys in "Harry Potter." It was really good to get to see [Griffiths] do his thing, because that's his last role, I think. I've been lucky enough to hang out with a couple of the "Harry Potter" guys since, so yeah, we've had our own little reunion since. It's a nice thing to have been a part of.

Does it ever come up? You're like, "Hey, we're all wizards. We're all wizards here, it's fine."
We all, yeah, exactly. You get the wand and, uh, yeah.

It's like a secret society.
It is, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah. [to publicist] What are you laughing at? Yes, it's really nerdy. It's a real deal, I've got my wand, yeah, yeah.

Using the formula of your first pet and the street you grew up on, what would your porn name be?
My porn name would be Zig Forest. That's pretty good.

That sounds very woodsy. Like long hair, loincloth, maybe.
That sounds like long hair and like, really, really butch worked out, but gone to sea a little bit, like fat covering, like, quite a lot of muscle, but quite a lot of fat over it. That's what Zig Forest looks like.

Someone who can mess you up.
Yeah, exactly, don't mess with Zig Forest.

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'Ender's Game' Wins Box Office Sun, 03 Nov 2013 17:18:35 +0000
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Despite controversy over the political views of author Orson Scott Card, the high profile adaptation of his classic sci-fi novel "Ender's Game" ended up easily winning the box office this weekend, bringing in an estimated $28 million according to

Returning champ "Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa" stayed strong in second place with $20.5 million, while newcomers "Last Vegas" and "Free Birds" debuted in third and fourth place, earning $16.5 million and $16.2 million respectively.

For a full rundown of the box office top ten, including figures for Oscar favorites "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave," head to

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Which 'Last Vegas' Cast Member Was 'Always Hungover'? Fri, 01 Nov 2013 21:00:21 +0000

What happens in Vegas stays in Vegas. However, that saying isn't applicable to "Last Vegas" stars Morgan Freeman, Michael Douglas, Robert De Niro and Kevin Kline as they spilled the beans with an interview with MTV News.

In the movie, the foursome head to Las Vegas to throw an epic bachelor party for the last single member of their posse (Douglas). What happens when you mix four men of advancing age, booze, Viagra, and the bright lights of Sin City? You'll have to buy a ticket to see, but the actors indulged in sharing a few shenanigans from the set.

When the group was asked about what went down in the scene where the group judged a bikini contest, Douglas cleverly responded by saying "It went up!" with Freeman adding, "Lots of eye candy." Just another hard day in the life of an actor.

Douglas also sold out Freeman when he said that he as always hungover, and the group shared a laugh while proving that even older men can still act like boys, recounting the times they whipped each other with towels on set.

"Last Vegas" hits theaters today.

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Justin Long Geeks Out About 'Back To The Future' Fri, 01 Nov 2013 19:34:08 +0000

"Back To The Future" is one of pop culture's most referenced touchstones, one everyone knows and loves — and we mean everybody, including actor Justin Long.

The 1985 comedy hit stars Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly, a teen who accidentally travels back in time to 1955 in a time machine invented by a slightly mad scientist (Christopher Lloyd). During his trip back in time, Marty must make sure his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love, in order for him to get back to the present day and avoid erasing his own existence.

Long, whose films "A Case of You" and "Best Man Down" open this month, is a huge fan of McFly and Friends, and has the Christopher Lloyd and Michael J. Fox impressions to prove it. When Long sat down with MTV News' Josh Horowitz for "After Hours," he not only showed off his expert impersonations, but also totally geeked out, answering trivia questions about the movie with the greatest of ease.

Check out the clip above, and look for "A Case of You" and "Best Man Down" this month.

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Bryan Singer Talks Us Through the 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer Fri, 01 Nov 2013 17:40:57 +0000

The trailer for "X-Men: Days of Future Past" dropped earlier this week, and while it surely excited fans of the previous films and the comics, it came across as a bit confusing for those that didn't already know what was going to be happening. So, our good friends over at MTV News got director Bryan Singer on the phone to answer some of the biggest questions.

In the video, which has Singer's commentary over clips and images from the trailer, he gives his insider point of view on things only he would know about, such as the way the trailer was edited. "To be honest, I was very fond of the 'Man of Steel' trailer," he said. "I really felt that it captivated the heart of that character. I wanted something similar to that."

He also gave insight on why Wolverine looks a bit different than in his recent solo film: "I felt that enough had happened and that even Wolverine is getting a bit beaten down and haggard in this new world. I thought it would be appropriate to bring in the famous gray around the temples that he had in the comic. I really like that."

Check out the full video to get a better sense of what's going on in "X-Men: Days of Future Past" and then wait as impatiently as Quicksilver for the movie to hit theaters on May 23, 2014.

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Wolverine as Disney Princesses Is Disturbingly Awesome Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:26:30 +0000
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When it comes to Disney characters, we are always in the market for weirdly amazing transformations. Whether it's a Grumpy Cat meme collision with the House of Mouse or the line-up of pretty ladies getting slothified and given historically accurate wardrobing or even the animated villains getting a Broadway-esque spotlight, we are soooooo in. Always.

So, naturally, when we discovered that a gaggle of web artists are now making Wolverine as Disney Princesses a thing, we just had to share.

'Cause if there's one character from the "X-Men" franchise who simply does not fit the bill for delicate dresses and chillin' with the tenderest fluttery beings of nature, it's Logan, A.K.A. the Wolverine.

He's rough and tough and beats even bigger dudes down in cage matches, ya heard? Oh, and there's also the small matter of him having razor sharp claws at the ready at all times.

Needless to say, then, these drawings are spectacularly hilarious. Especially the one featuring him in a prissily flowered gown and smirking while still sporting a stogie.

Wolverine Disney Princess

Wolverine Disney Princess

Wolverine Disney Princess

Head here for more of Wolverine looking so awkwardly fancy.

By the way, the seventh film featuring Hugh Jackman as the sassy, adamantium-filled superhero, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," bows on May 23, 2014.

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A Real-Life Ghost Whisperer Tells Us Which Ghost Movies Are Most Accurate Thu, 31 Oct 2013 17:00:11 +0000
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Most of the great mysteries of life will never be explained: Where do we come from, why are we here, how does Carrot Top make a living?

But as a special favor to you, readers, we've managed to clear up one of the big ones -- what really happens when we buy the farm?

We talked to author/psychic Mary Ann Winkowski -- a consultant for "The Ghost Whisperer" and the woman Jennifer Love Hewitt's TV character was based on.

Mary Ann filled us in on which movies get it right and which get it dead wrong.

(We also learned there's a ghost hanging out in the NextMovie office, but that's another story.)

Verdict: No Way in Hell

'What Dreams May Come' (1998)


"Entertaining, wishful thinking, but the bottom line is: just because some people commit suicide doesn’t mean they're actually going to Hell. They may not go to Heaven on the same level as Mother Teresa, but I don’t think that they're going to Hell.

"If [Robin Williams' character] was actually in Heaven, he wouldn't have had a problem with it. If he thought that was a big thing, he wouldn't have crossed over. He would have stayed Earthbound."

'The Lovely Bones' (2009)

"Oh, that was just a big mistake, that whole thing. I didn't care for that at all. And she wouldn't have crossed over if she was trying to protect her family."

'Defending Your Life' (1991)

"Quirky, humorous, no truth."

'Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey' (1991)

"If I had to watch it, I would puke seven times. No, no, no, no, no, no, no, no, no. I just can't even go there."

Verdict: Close But Not Quite

'The Sixth Sense' (1999)

"That was actually very accurate. I don't know who their consultant was, but it was really good. There were a couple things that were wrong: ghosts don’t puke under beds, ghosts don't hang off of ceilings. The cold spots were accurate. Of course, the kid blew frost in the air; it doesn’t get that cold, but they Hollywood-ize things and it's entertainment.


"The one thing that I was most disappointed in is that Bruce Willis didn't know he was dead. A ghost person always knows he's dead."

'Ghost' (1990)

"When you actually die and take your last breath, there's a bright white light there for you. And people have a choice not to go into it, which is exactly what Patrick Swayze did, because he had unfinished business. He wanted to know who killed him. So that was actually very, very accurate.

"In the very end , when his issues got resolved, the white light showed up again. Once your issues are resolved, then you're free to go forward.

"The one thing in there that was totally crazy was him jumping into Whoopi Goldberg's body. No, no, no, no. I'm not gonna let anybody jump into my body, that's never happening."

'Flatliners' (1990)

"There is such an easier way to astroplane than trying to kill yourself. You can just leave your body and astroplane any time you want. You don't have to go two seconds before death to do it."

'Beetlejuice' (1988)

"Actually, a ghost could interact with a family like that... and try to cause problems. Again, based on a little bit of truth but it was, I think, more for entertainment."

'The Others' (2001)

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"This was the only movie that reminded me of the ghosts in Europe. Ghosts in castles in Europe rattle the chains, walk the halls the same time every night, rattle the same doors. They like their ghosts in Europe, they make money off of their ghosts.

""The crazy part was is that ghosts aren't vampires -- they're not light-sensitive, so they could've definitely been in the sunlight, it wouldn't have made a difference.

"But it made it spookier."

'Field of Dreams' (1989)

"Loved it. The only thing with this is that -- if this was true and could really happen, look how many famous sports figures we could see any time. And we wouldn't have to pay the big prices for them. I've done work for ball players that actually have wannabe ghost spirits attached to them, ones that always wanted to play football or always wanted to be a baseball player, but they were never big league.

"I have never run across a big league ball player that did not cross over. So again, everyone that they would've found in this would've been Earthbound and I can't believe that many of them wouldn't have found peace and crossed over. Unlikely."

'Heaven Can Wait' (1978)

"An Earthbound spirit can get into a just-deceased body. They're called "walk-ins," where a person that is Earthbound happens to be in the right place at the right time. It happens a lot with suicides. When you hear somebody say, "we saved him in the nick of time" -- I guarantee you, within a month, the family is saying, "But he's so different. He hated strawberries but now he loves them. He hated classical music, now all he listens to is classical. He acts like he doesn't even know who his girlfriend is.


"That's because it's not his spirit in that body anymore. It's a total stranger.

"Yeah, so that can happen, but I don't think Heaven or angels make too many mistakes."

'Just Like Heaven' (2005)

"Yeah, it could happen. People can get attached to spirits -- but it's usually very sexual. There are two kind of Earthbound spirits out there that are pretty cruddy. They're called an incubus and a succubus and these are Earthbound spirits that were probably sexaholics when they were alive, and they do try having sex with living people and they're creepy.

"A woman that has a male succubus/incubus trying to do this to her wants him gone, because it's like you're being stalked in the most personal way and you can't even see the person. If a man knows what's doing this to him, he really doesn't want it to go.

"So go figure."

Verdict: Dead On

'Stir of Echoes' (1999)

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"This one got it completely right. When you get regressed like that, you can definitely bring back spirits with you if you don't go to a person that knows what they're doing.

"Yes, a ghost can follow you that way, can come back from something like that, absolutely."

'Witchboard' (1986)

"It's an old one, but it's all about letting ghosts in on a Ouija board. Which is one of the biggest reasons that I do houses, because people call the ghosts in on a Ouija board.

"And they'll go, 'Oh, but I only asked good ones to come.' Oh Hell, if they were liars when they're alive, they're going to be liars when they're dead.

"And here are these little girls full of hormones, all this energy, which is exactly what an Earthbound spirit needs.

"So that is actually a very scary movie."

Mary Ann Winkowski is the author of "When Ghosts Speak" and the co-author of novels, "The Ice Cradle" and "The Book of Illumination." She has worked with federal agencies as a paranormal investigator.

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If Horror Movies Were 'Goosebumps' Novels Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:43:36 +0000
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The witching hour is approaching fast, people, 'cause it's Halloween, and that means tonight the costumes will go on and once that spiked apple cider starts flowing, all inhibitions will probably soar right out the door. Will it be a treat? That totally depends.

'Til night falls, though, how about a little holiday-themed movie-to-book trickery to tide even your spookiest inner demons over?

Presenting the If It Were Stine series from the wicked wizards of Tumblr (via Laughing Squid), a reimagination of some of horror's biggest classics as R.L. Stine's "Goosebumps" novels.

You remember "Goosebumps," don't you? They were those boo-tastic little novels from the early '90s that had you convinced your pet bunny was really a vampire or that up in the attic hid a haunted mask that would take over your face. Adorable stuff, really.

And now, thanks to these fantastic mash-ups of some of cinema's scariest stories with the fright source of your childhood, we've got a double whammy of delicious evil on our hands this All Hallows' Eve.

Let's start with this reinvention of "Poltergeist" as "The House that Torment Built." Check out that descriptor: "Carol Anne is in grave danger, and time is running out." You'd read it, and you know it. Go into the light!

Goosebumps Poltergeist

For the modern crowd, here's a fun redux of the movie that redefined all horror movies, "Cabin in the Woods." How oh how would all those monsters be described in print? It'd sure be fun to find out.

Goosebumps The Cabin in the Woods

This new iteration of "A Nightmare of Elm Street" would surely give anyone bad dreams. 'Cause you'd have to imagine Freddy Krueger, and once something like that gets incepted into your brain, it's hard to forget.

Goosebumps A Nightmare on Elm Street

So "The Shining" is already a book, but this variation would seem to put prime focus on REDRUM creeper himself, little Danny Torrance, rather than his psycho pop. That alone could be freaky enough to justify a new take.


Finally, we have "Halloween" because duh. It had to happen.

Goosebumps Halloween

Hit Tumblr for more of these spirited crossovers.

Also Check Out: Here's 'Hell No,' a Realistic Not-So-Slashery Flick For the Thinking Dude or Lady

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Kristen Bell: Just Call Her Khaleesi Wed, 30 Oct 2013 18:09:00 +0000
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In today's Halloween-themed installment of random, we now know that "Veronica Mars" star Kristen Bell is opting out of this year's crop of obvious costume choices — there'll be enough Miley Cyruses and Walter Whites and Sharknados running around, we're sure — and going for something (slightly) old school.

And the "Frozen" star, who recently married her long-time sweetie and new baby daddy Dax Shepard in a super-budget ceremony, is bringin' the whole brood in on her not-so-spooky sartorial scheme, too. Even the four-legged members of her cute little fam are in on this thing.

Per The Huffington Post, Bell explained that she's going as the Khaleesi from HBO's "Game of Thrones" because while she might be "two years late" to that gate, oh freakin' well. She likes the show and that's just that, got it?

But what's also interesting is the fact that the other motivation driving her to become a dragon mother this year is her hubby's desire to show off his abtacular figure. No, seriously, that's as legit as this Ryan Gosling Won't Eat His Cereal get-up.

"It's mainly revolving around the fact that Dax wants to be something shirtless," she admitted, "so Drogo is his main pick." So, yeah, that.

Meanwhile little Lincoln Bell, the couple's 7-month-old daughter, is gonna represent the Khaleesi's dragons alongside the family pooches, and what a sight that should prove to be.

"I want to wear one of those cloaks, I want to have a dragon baby. I want everything," Bell said. "I've now gotten so into the series."

So, now you know.

Also Check Out: Movie Stars Reveal Their Porn Star Names

Keeping with the spirit of All Hallows Eve, here are a few adorable movie-related costume gems from the Twitterverse.

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The 11 Most Absurd Moments in the New 'Wolf of Wall Street' Trailer Wed, 30 Oct 2013 15:09:58 +0000

Good news for the Martin Scorsese-Leonardo DiCaprio collective. After pushing the film back from its original mid-November release schedule due to a whopping 3 hour run-time, Paramount has now confirmed that the director will indeed have his proverbial ducks in a row just in time for "The Wolf of Wall Street" to bow on Christmas (outta the way, "Jack Ryan").

That means we can most likely expect a fast and furious awards season campaign from Marty, Leo and maybe even a few of the supporting cast members — which include Matthew McConaugheyJonah Hill (and wouldn't he just love to be in contention again this year?), Kyle ChandlerJon BernthalJean DujardinRob ReinerJon FavreauSpike Jonze and Margot Robbie.

Happy tuxedo dance, anyone?

Perhaps to celebrate the news, the studio has released a brand new trailer for the one percentric film, and we couldn't help but notice that it's got hilariously absurd moments aplenty. Here are our favorite 11.

When Leo whips out a $72,000 monthly pay stub at a diner to entice Jonah to come work for him...

The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer

... and then claims he was 22. Leo's still beautiful and all, but they'd probably need to call in the "Benjamin Button" squad to sell that one.

The Wolf of Wall Street Trailer

Also, there was that weird squawking thing Matty M. whipped out for whatever reason ...


... and when Jonah Hill's character exposed a fascinating set of priorities ...

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... and then Leo had that "Titanic"-esque moment of triumph ...

The Wolf of Wall Street trailer

... ya know, just before he brought  A (semi-naked) CIRCUS into the office ...

The Wolf of Wall Street trailer

... and, of course, that weird "daddy" scene held over from the first trailer.

The Wolf of Wall Street

Oh, and the ludicrous amounts of money! Money everywhere. Money in the garbage can ...

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... money in golf bags ...

The Wolf of Wall Street

... money. on. people. Ridiculous.

The Wolf of Wall Street trailer

Oh, and there's also that moment when Jonah has to rub Leo's temples to get him to calm down about the fuzz being on his case, 'cause that's not weird or anything, right?

The Wolf of Wall Street

Needless to say, this movie is gonna be something special, we can count on that.

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Disney Villains do the 'Spell Block Tango' Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:33:13 +0000

The internet wins big again today because here we have a drop-everything-and-watch-this-right-now mashing of some of Disney's most (dis)favored villains and the "Cell Block Tango" from "Chicago." Yes, really. Happy Tuesday!

See, "American Idol" alum Todrick Hall apparently has a thing for animated classic fairy tales and gathered up a bevy of fellow TV and/or Broadway stars (namely, Adam Lambert, Shoshana Bean, Cassie Scerbo, Amber Riley, Blake McGrath, Kimberly Cole and Pia Toscano) to create this crossover between the familiar musical number about a jail full of murderers and the House of Mouse's very finest baddies just in time for Halloween.

Now we know who the real divas of Disney are.

First up is Cruella de Vil — which, if this is what the studio's new live-action movie on her'll be like, go ahead and count us in — who asked for spots not dots from her henchmen-turned-victims, Jasper and Horace. Then comes the evil queen from "Snow White" to lament her beau Doc's secret second life with six other men. How about them poisoned apples?

Meanwhile, Ursula ("The Little Mermaid"), the Queen of Hearts ("Alice In Wonderland"), Scar ("The Lion King") and even Maleficent ("Sleeping Beauty") also cash in on the killer "Spell Block Tango" story-spinning, and the trendiness of the nefarious bunch gains that much more swagger.

Here's to those poor unfortunate souls who totally had it coming.

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'X-Men: Days of Future Past' Trailer: Mutant Time Travel Tue, 29 Oct 2013 14:30:50 +0000

Mutants can travel through time and manipulate the past now. Take that, regular humans!

That's the brand new layer Bryan Singer's "X-Men: Days of Future Past" installment intends to add to the "X" universe  this go-round, and if this first trailer for the pic is any indication it's going to be a deep and dramatic little effort indeed.

Hey, Singer even said so himself.

So, what are these "stakes" he speaks of? Well, as the preview hints, Professor X (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen), whose status of being at odds with one another has run the gamut in this franchise, find themselves in a mutual pickle as an event from the past threatens to land all of mutantkind in horrible internment camps.

Whether or not they've agreed on the level of proliferation they and fellow gifted people should have in society, neither of them wants to be viciously confined. Enter Logan the Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) to do their time-hop bidding and convince their former selves to do the right thing, whatever that may be.

Predictably — 'cause what kind of movie would it be if things just went according to the first plan? — neither Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) nor Erik Lensherr (Michael Fassbender) seem particularly willing to budge from their bad places when he arrives, and it looks like poor Wolfy's gonna be put through the bullet-riddled ringer for his service. Some gratitude they've got there, sheesh.

Not to worry, though. 'Cause when X comes along and hits you with one of these guys ...

X-men Days of Future Past Professor X Charles Xavier Ian McKellen James McAvoy trailer

... it's practically game over already. He's bound to get his way without even using his mind-invading trickery.

"X-Men: Days of Future Past" features the return of "X-Men: First Class" stars Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult and Lucas Till, along with "X-Men" alums Anna Paquin, Halle Berry, Shawn Ashmore and Daniel Cudmore and series noobs Ellen Page, Evan Peters, Booboo Stewart and Bingbing Fan. The film hits theaters on May 23, 2014.

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'SNL' Lampoons Wes Anderson With 'The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders' Mon, 28 Oct 2013 20:24:08 +0000

If you're a die-hard Wes Anderson fan, his newest film, "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister," is a must - or so the writers at SNL would have you believe.

This weekend, in the spirit of Anderson's newest film, "Saturday Night Live" guest host, Edward Norton (who also co-starred in Anderson's latest film, "Moonrise Kingdom") hit the nail on the head when he played Owen Wilson in the spoof trailer "The Midnight Coterie of Sinister Intruders."

In the trailer, Wilson must protect his wife, Gwyneth Paltrow (expertly impersonated by new cast member Noel Wells), and his young children from murderers, who are asking, (yes asking) to invade his home and kill his family. These so-called sinister intruders include twins in matching tennis outfits, a guy with a meat cleaver and record player, a man with a falcon...and Danny Glover. Natch. Let's not forget Anderson's signature pastel color palette and block text title cards. How very twee.

Let's just hope that a panic room and a sling shot, all that our endearing protagonists have on hand, of course, are enough to protect the Wilsons. The spoof also contains references from other movies directed by Anderson which include "The Royal Tenenbaums," "The Fantastic Mr. Fox," "Moonrise Kingdom" and "Rushmore."

Anderson's newest movie, "The Grand Budapest Hotel," is scheduled to hit theaters this March.

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New on DVD and Blu-ray: 'Monsters University' and More Mon, 28 Oct 2013 19:00:13 +0000
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This week: See how Mike (Billy Crystal) and Sully (John Goodman) first met in college in "Monsters University," Pixar's animated prequel to "Monsters, Inc."

Also new this week is "R.I.P.D.," a supernatural comedy starring Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds as two cops tasked with managing ghostly activity on Earth, and "Byzantium," Neil Jordan's atmospheric vampire film starring Saoirse Ronan and Gemma Arterton.

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'Monsters University'

Box Office: $267 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 78% Fresh
Storyline: In this prequel to Pixar's animated blockbuster "Monsters, Inc.," we get to see how the pint-sized walking green eyeball Mike Wazowski (Billy Crystal) met towering furry beast James P. Sullivan, aka Sully (John Goodman), at college. Although the two mismatched monsters don't like each other at first, "Monsters University" shows how these two overcame their differences to become BFFs.
: "Monsters University" comes in a bare-bones DVD/Blu-ray combo with no extras as well as a collector's edition Blu-ray/DVD/digital copy combo pack with the sure-to-be-Oscar-nominated short film "The Blue Umbrella," commentary and making-of/behind-the-scenes featurettes like "Story School," "Campus Life," "Scare Games," "Monthropology," "Welcome to MU," "Music Appreciation," "Scare Tactics," "Furry Monsters: A Technical Retropsective," "Paths to Pixar: MU Edition," set flythroughs, an art gallery and deleted scenes. There is also another combo pack available for about $5 more that includes a Blu-ray 3D of the movie.
We Say: Although it doesn't quite live up to its predecessor or other Pixar classics that have more to offer older viewers, "Monsters University" is still a zany, colorful, beautifully computer-animated romp that will delight the little school-age monsters living in your house for years to come.

R.I.P.D. Universal


Box Office: $34 million
Rotten Tomatoes: 13% Rotten
Storyline: Jeff Bridges and Ryan Reynolds headline this supernatural action-adventure as two cops dispatched by the Rest in Peace Department (R.I.P.D.) to protect the living from the increasingly destructive spirits hiding among us. The partners discover a plot that could end life as we know it and must restore the cosmic balance before the tunnel to the afterlife starts sending angry souls the wrong way. Kevin Bacon and Mary-Louise Parker also star in this wannabe blockbuster directed by Robert Schwentke.
Extras!: Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain a short EPK-style piece, gag reel and deleted scenes. Blu-ray exclusives include alternate openings, "Anatomy of a Shootout," "Walking Among Us: Deados & Avatars," "'R.I.P.D.' Motion Comics: Bringing the Avatars to Life," "Filming the Other Side" and "Nick's New Avatars." The movie is also available on Blu-ray 3D in a combo pack.
We Say: Nothing works in this summer stinker that feels as if Bridges wandered off the set of "True Grit" in character to slum it and earn overtime in this disaster loosely based on the comic of the same name. He has awkward chemistry with Reynolds that's supposed to play like the odd-couple pairing in "Men in Black," but everything that works in that franchise just fails here. You'd be better off checking out the "Men in Black" trilogy again for comedy mixed with supernatural shenanigans and leaving "R.I.P.D." buried.

Byzantium IFC Films


Box Office: $85,252
Rotten Tomatoes: 61% Fresh
Storyline: Introverted Eleanor (Saoirse Ronan) and her outgoing mother, Clara (Gemma Arterton), are a nomadic vampire daughter and mother who wreak havoc on a small English seaside town in this supernatural drama directed by Neil Jordan. The duo shack up at the seedy Byzantium Hotel where Clara works hard to keep their secrets while Eleanor desperately wants to share her story with a new friend — a decision that has disastrous consequences for everyone.
Extras!: Both the DVD and Blu-ray contain many cast-and-crew interviews.
We Say: Jordan is two for two with regard to vampire movies after this and "Interview With the Vampire." Ronan makes you feel the weight or her character's 200-year-old secret while Arterton is sympathetic as the undead mother who will do anything to protect the daughter she initially gave up at birth. "Byzantium" is dark, seductive and offers a new twist on the usual vampire mythology, making it a must-see for connoisseurs of more sophisticated genre offerings like "The Hunger" and "Let Me In."

Also New This Week:

"The King of Comedy" Blu-ray
"Cars" Blu-ray 3D
"Bounty Killer"
"Family Tree": The Complete First Season
"Damages": The Complete Series
"La Notte"
"Beauty of the Devil" Blu-ray

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