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Every year, the members of the mysterious Hollywood Foreign Press Association gather in their secret European lair, get wasted on absinthe and plan out the Golden Globe Awards show. Well, maybe that's not exactly what happens, but based on the tone of the awards banquette they throw, it seems highly possible.
The nominations can, at times, be .. well, surprising. (Where's "The Muppets"?!!!) And, with Ricky Gervais invited back to resume his role as irreverent host, we expect him to knock a few more icons down off their pedestals. Here are some moments we pray might go down as well. Get More »
It's useless trying to sum up 2011 movies in a nutshell. As in every year, there were those that wowed (see below) and those that almost made you lose faith in all of humanity ("Green Lantern," "Jack and Jill"). And then of course, there were those movies that didn't live up to the hype.
But as I've always said, expectations are a bee-yotch. "The Descendants" and "Drive," for instance, are both films that I saw in advance, yet that had already been built up by fellow journos ("Descendants" as the Best Picture frontrunner, "Drive" as just Best. Picture. Ever.). I appreciated but was slightly disappointed by both. And then there's "Hugo," of which I saw an early cut that was overly long (Scorsese later edited it) with not-quite-finished 3-D.
Of the 150 or so movies I watched in '11, these are simply just the 10 I enjoyed the most, with an additional 10 honorable mentions (otherwise known as "cheating"). Get More »
I thought making my top 10 list was going to be a piece of cake this year. Last year was like pulling teeth, trying to choose which of the best to cut, grateful for missing some critics' favorites that would've made the process all the more painful. ('Cause yeah, I got around to seeing "127 Hours" a couple weeks later — who knows what I'd have had to axe to make room for that one.)
But there was no "King's Speech" this year, no "Black Swan." Easy, I figured... until I narrowed my list to 13 movies and became paralyzed by indecision. My assignment was 10, so 10 it is, but just know that it cost me — losing "X-Men: First Class" (2011's best superhero movie in an abundantly superheroic year), "Midnight in Paris" (Woody Allen's whimsical remake of "Bill and Ted's Excellent Adventure" — I'm kidding, kind of) and "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" (edgy, stylish, terrifying and everything I expected from Fincher) gave me a headache.
So please, read. Go see all of these. I need to take some Advil.
Joseph Gordon-Levitt might have been excited this morning when he learned he was nominated for a Golden Globe, but that pales in comparison to the thrill he must be getting right now — because his film "50/50" has just been named one of the best films of 2011 by MTV's panel of movie experts.
Day three of MTV's Best Movies of 2011 Debate is here and the offbeat cancer comedy "50/50," starring JGL and Seth Rogen, has been voted number eight on the list by Josh Horowitz and his incredible movie think-tank (which, we have to add, includes NextMovie's own Kevin Polowy and Brooke Tarnoff).
Check out what the gang has to say. Because you chances of digging this clip are much higher than "50/50:"
Quentin Tarantino's next film, "Django Unchained," has been the subject of a ton of speculation ever since copies of the script mysteriously landed in inboxes of journalists in May. Everyone's kept a close eye on casting news, and so far QT has lined up an impressive crew that includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Kurt Russell, Jamie Foxx, Don Johnson, Samuel L. Jackson and Christoph Waltz.
The newest addition could be hotshot Joseph Gordon-Levitt, who made us laugh and cry and laugh again in "50/50." JGL is currently hard at work in "The Dark Knight Rises" and has two new movies in the can -- the NYC bike messenger thriller "Premium Rush" and the heavily anticipated Rian Johnson sci-fi film "Looper."
However, being the busy boy he is, he might have to juggle some projects to join this group of misfits for QT's wild ride. Right now, it's not quite clear who he'd play and if this fresh-faced young actor will take on a role that gets down and dirty. Get More »
So a woman in Michigan is suing the distributors of "Drive," the artsy, violent Ryan Gosling vehicle (get it?), because she says it was advertised as being "very similar to the 'Fast and Furious,' or similar, series of movies."
While other outlets are decrying the lawsuit as "idiotic" and "moronic" and "symbolic of everything that's wrong with America," let us play devil's advocate and put our support behind this brave champion of justice.
In fact, let's take it a step further and give you valiant legal eagles out there 10 more movies (actually, the top 10 in America this weekend) to sue, along with opening claims. Just check with your lawyers first. Get More »
In the alternately touching and hilarious "50/50," the young and talented Anna Kendrick plays a newly minted therapist attempting to help Joseph Gordon-Levitt cope with cancer. It's a challenging and emotionally taxing role for a young actress to play...but is it as hard as Taylor Lautner's rock-hard abs?
Find out as "MTV After Hours" host Josh Horowitz hilariously wastes every opportunity to get inside the mind of the stars of one of this fall's most interesting movies in favor of going on a Twi-Hard bender by mere virtue of being in the presence of an actress who's been in the movies.
Is anyone immune to Robert Pattinson's sparkly spell?
Head over to MTV to watch an increasingly "vexed" Kendrick try to keep her cool.
In the hilarious new dramedy "50/50," Joseph Gordon-Levitt plays Adam, a character based on screenwriter Will Reiser's real-life battle with cancer. Joining Adam on this life-or-death journey is his best pal (Seth Rogen), his girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard), an overprotective mom (Angelica Huston) and an extremely neurotic young therapist played by the ever-delightful Anna Kendrick.
Check out the clips below to see why getting "the C-word" can sometimes be as funny as hell. Get More »
While the series is now universally hailed and nearly everyone involved with it has gone on to showbiz super-stardom, "Freaks and Geeks" was largely ignored during its single 18-episode season on NBC. Even fans of the show would never have guessed which star would become the biggest box office draw eight years later.
That would be 16-year-old Seth Rogen, who played wisecracking freak Ken Miller and saw the least screen time of any regular cast member.
In "(500) Days of Summer," Joseph Gordon-Levitt gave us that oh-so-memorable karaoke rendition of The Pixies' alt-rock gem "Here Comes Your Man," but did you know that in real life the actor is a certified karaoke MONSTER?
Well now you do, thanks to the folks at NBC's "Late Night With Jimmy Fallon," where last night Gordon-Levitt not-so-reluctantly took to the stage to re-enact his and Fallon's usual singing hijinks, which involve doing songs in the voices of David Bowie and Axl Rose. Get More »