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All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• No one can make a "hard sell" movie (with A-list stars, anyway) quite like David Cronenberg. Rachel Weisz will be working with the "Cosmopolis" director and his two favorite leading men, Robert Pattinson and Viggo Mortensen, on "Map to the Stars," an extremist look at how there's no business like show business.
• We certainly have trouble telling Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader apart. Variety reports that the "Adventureland" buddies will play siblings in "The Skeleton Twins," the story of, well, twin siblings who manage to defy death on the same day and as a result take a long, hard look at their lives.
This week: The latest collaboration between Tim Burton and Johnny Depp is a remake of the '60s soap opera "Dark Shadows" with Depp playing the centuries-old vampire Barnabas Collins, who is having an amusingly difficult time adjusting to the weird and wonderful '70s.
Also new this week is the family drama "People Like Us" with Chris Pine, the Blu-ray debut of Disney's animated "Cinderella," a Blu-ray collection of the first seven "A Nightmare on Elm Street" movies and "Universal Monsters: The Essential Collection" in high definition for the first time.
Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.
That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »
Let's face it, most of us have been, as David Lee Roth once so eloquently put it, "Hot For Teacher." And while we adore the earnest and inspirational wisdom of teachers in movies like "Dead Poets Society," "Stand and Deliver" and "Mr. Holland's Opus," that's not what we're talking about here.
If our favorite educators had looked like these 12 big-screen teachers ranked in the gallery below, we would have been happy flunking year after year just to keep watching them draw on the chalkboard.
Originally published June 20, 2011.
Batman is one popular fellow. Long before all this buzz surrounding "The Dark Knight Rises," Batman was the talk of the town, and we've got the video to prove it.
MTV has created a supercut of various characters from the six Batman movies released so far uttering the Caped Crusader's name. The video also gives you a glimpse at all of the different versions of Batman and his villains that have graced the silver screen over the years. You'll get a taste of the iconic performances (Christian Bale as Batman, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, Jack Nicholson and Heath Ledger as The Joker) and those we'd rather forget (just about everyone involved with "Batman & Robin").
Whether you saw this post and thought, "Batman, who?" or can recite all the movies by heart, this video is a cine-tastic refresher course on all the Batmen and the bad guys who hate them through the years.
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If you've ever watched "Glee" and thought to yourself, "boy, that Dianna Agron would make a really good mobster," well, first of all you're really weird. But secondly, you somehow read Hollywood's mind, because according to The Hollywood Reporter, Agron has just signed on to co-star in the upcoming gangster film "Malavita," which is based on the hit book "Badfellas."
And her dastardly dad will be played by none other than one of the "Goodfellas," Robert De Niro.
Here's the scoop: Adapted from author Tonino Benacquista's popular novel, "Malavita" tells the story of a mafioso (that's De Niro) who moves to France with his wife (Michelle Pfieffer!) and daughter (that's Agron) to get away from the mobsters he ratted out.
But since a leopard can't change his spots, he soon is back to his old ways, which soon draws the attention of the mob right to his little pastoral town. The mob is kind of like the Eye of Sauron in that way. Get More »
"The Dark Knight Rises" is one of the most anticipated movies of this summer, not just because it's the epic conclusion to Christopher Nolan's "Dark Knight" franchise, but also because Anne Hathaway will be playing Catwoman. We're looking forward to seeing Hathaway's take on the beloved character, but we might be even more to excited to see her bring all the sexiness and sass we love about Catwoman to that iconic outfit.
Hathaway is one more in a long line of lovely ladies who have donned catsuits in movies, be it attending a costume party or kicking some serious butt. Not everyone can pull off a skin-tight suit, but these actresses make it look easy.
Flip through this gallery of fierce-looking females, and you're going to wish you had nine lives just so you could look at it over and over again. Meow!
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Everyone loves a bad boy. The snarling mustache twirlers get all of the fame and fortune -- the No. 1 spot on movie-geek lists, the Halloween costumes, the cool quotes -- and none of them have to worry about being called a witch.
But here at NextMovie, we're all about the bad girls. We love a lady who isn't afraid to embrace her nasty side in order to get what she wants.
In honor of "Savages" and Salma Hayek's role as a brutal drug cartel leader, we've gathered up the coolest and cruelest women to grace the silver screen. We're a little worried about ranking them, because if there's one thing we know about these vicious villainesses, it's that they don't like competition. But we did. Now, you read. We'll run. Get More »
When billion-dollar screenwriter Alex Kurtzman ("Transformers") decided to craft his feature directorial debut "People Like Us" he chose a vehicle that tugs at the heartstrings, as opposed to one that turns into a giant robot.
The story centers on Sam (Chris Pine), whose estranged record-producer father dies and wills him to deliver $150,000 to a sister he never knew. When he meets Frankie (Elizabeth Banks) and her 12-year-old son, the three of them form an unlikely family. Olivia Wilde costars.
1. Bob Dylan + Keith Moon ÷ Crabs = Bonding.
2. We believe she's referring to her bosom, but we could be wrong.
3. Sam isn't too shy about expressing his resentment towards Kajagoogoo.
4. After this tearful moment, he tactfully asks Michelle Pfeiffer to sign his "Grease 2" soundtrack.
5. Jon Favreau is so money and he definitely knows it.
6. Gee, we wonder where he got that anger from?
"People Like Us?" Do we really look this good?
Chris Pine, Elizabeth Banks, Michelle Pfeiffer and other people not like us walked the red carpet at the premiere for the new film that follows a man (Pine) who is charged with delivering $150,000 of his father's fortune to the sister he's never met (Banks). We're not sure what happens from there, but people tend to "find themselves" on the road, so expect this family drama to be rather ... dramatic.
Check out our collection of pics from the premiere and hit the road yourself when "People Like Us" opens on June 29.