Tag Archives: New DVD & Blu-Ray Releases
If you've going to make an Oscar-nominated, critically heralded movie musical based on theatrical powerhouse "Les Miserables," you'd better do it right. And this bonus feature from the soon-to-be-released DVD for "Les Mis" shows that its actors — Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Eddie Redmayne, and so on — didn't just show up to set and sing. No sir, as true-to-form vocalists, the actors (who sang live to camera, if you weren't aware from the five billion comments they made about it in the press) went through warm-ups.
And if you don't know anything about vocal warm-ups, you should really watch this video. Because Samantha Barks basically meows like a cat at an ear drum-shattering decibel, but you know what? It works. It so works. In fact, if you think being a movie star isn't hard work, just you watch Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter do off-camera trills. Watch and learn, friends.
And then howl...from your diaphragm.
This week: Sacha Baron Cohen plays a North African dictator who comes to America in the joyfully offensive comedy "The Dictator," also starring Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley.
Also new this week is 50 Cent teaming up with Robert De Niro in the crime thriller "Freelancers," the award-winning Iranian drama "A Separation," the Disneynature documentary "Chimpanzee" and the Blu-ray debut of "Good Will Hunting" with Matt Damon and Ben Affleck. Get More »
Think you've met every actor in the "Harry Potter" franchise? Think again.
Our friends at Film.com have scored this exclusive clip from the "The Harry Potters You Never Met" featurette in the Harry Potter Wizard's Collection arriving in stores on Sept. 7. In it, you can see how the stunts from the movies were performed, from rehearsal to filming, as well as meet the unsung heroes of the series: the cast's stunt doubles.
You may not be able to shake their hands, but at least you'll be introduced to some more of the magical creatures who worked on the series.
Unless you've been hiding under a rock a la Peeta Mellark in the arena for the past few weeks, you probably already know that "The Hunger Games" on DVD is finally dropping this weekend (Aug. 18, to be precise). Needless to say, tributes the world over are now furiously counting down the remaining hours — as Wiress from "Catching Fire" would say, "tick tock, tick tock" — until the games can begin at home.
If you're like us, you'll be hitting the nearest midnight release party (which can be found with this handy dandy locator) and clapping like a Capitol kid just raring to see the show as you grip the plastic-sheathed cover of your very own copy. While there won't be any deleted scenes on the DVD, there will be some new behind-the-scenes goodies and commentary to enjoy within. Not to mention the small fact that you'll be able to watch "The Hunger Games" at home as often as you like.
So, to help make the big occasion even more of a B.F.D. than it already is, we cooked up a checklist of things die-hard "Hunger Games" fans can do to celebrate the long-awaited release throughout the weekend. Get More »
"The Hunger Games" is a beloved book — and now a beloved movie — featuring an ensemble cast fighting to survive a post-apocalyptic world.
"The Simpsons" is a beloved TV show featuring an ensemble cast fighting to survive ... err, Springfield.
"The Hunger Games" and "The Simpsons"? They're great together! With the help of Old Red Jalopy, we decided to depict various "Hunger Games" characters as part of the "Simpsons" cast in honor of their debut on DVD, Blu-ray and On Demand on Aug. 18. Get More »
Superheroes aren't exactly known for their great fashion sense, but thanks to a new MTV Splashpage exclusive, you can now learn exactly how "Captain America" effortlessly pulled off his signature patriotic look in this year's biggest superhero blockbuster.
Oh, sure, anybody could have just thrown a flag over the broad shoulders of Chris Evans and called it a day, but thanks to the design magic of Marvel Studios, this "Captain America" didn't just manage to avoid being corny -- he actually made wearing the red, white and blue look just as timelessly cool as our country's greatest superhero should.
So head over to MTV Splashpage and take a look at the "Captain America" version of "Project Runway." Because being a hero has never looked so good.
Mark your calendars, party people. July 19 is going to be one crazy bash!
We can reveal exclusively that "Take Me Home Tonight," the awesome '80-set comedy starring Topher Grace, Anna Faris and Teresa Palmer, will be arriving on Blu-ray and DVD on July from Twentieth Century Fox.
Not only that, we have the brand new cover art as well as a list of all the special features you can look forward to.
As the tagline for the film itself said, July 19 is going to be the Best. Night. Ever! Get More »
"Black Swan" director Darren Aronofsky is a visionary, no question. (Just look back at his body of work - from "Pi" to "The Wrestler," Aronofsky likes his tales dark and gritty.)
What he also is? A terrific actor's director. Over the brief span of his young career, he's wrung out two Oscar-nominated lead performances (Mickey Rourke for "The Wrestler" and Ellen Burstyn for "Requiem for a Dream") and a win for Natalie Portman's searing turn in "Black Swan."
In Aronofsky's fevered take on the inner-workings of the ballet world, Portman plays prima ballerina Nina. Treated at home like an infant by her overbearing mother (Barbara Hershey), and loathed by her peers in her New York ballet company, Nina has it rough. Thing start to look up once she is cast as the lead in a production of "Swan Lake." Get More »
Documentary filmmaker Davis Guggenheim has a thing for hot button topics. His last film, the Oscar-winning "An Inconvenient Truth," warned of the dangers global warming will wreak on our planet. His similarly alarming new documentary, "Waiting for Superman," explores the current state of public education in America.
The picture Guggenheim paints of our country isn't a pretty one. But his film does leave room for hope.
To confront the topic head on, Guggenheim follows the lives of five kids competing for admission to a charter school, where they will undoubtedly receive a better education that the one they are getting. Although they all come from diverse backgrounds, the kids each share a singular dream of succeeding in life and tapping into their full potential. Get More »
"This will be a day long remembered. It has seen the end of waiting for an official Star Wars Blu-ray release date and will soon see the debut of a six-film saga box set."
I imagine that's what ol' Darth would be saying right now if he weren't busy at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Earlier today, Lord Vader joined Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment President Mike Dunn at CES to announce the new Blu-ray release, vowing "The forces of the Empire will be at your disposal to assure the success of this endeavor." Get More »