From Norman Bates to Freddy Krueger, every great horror movie needs a really grim and grody villain to propel its story forward—and to keep the female cast members shrieking in terror for all 120 minutes of screen time. And in this cool behind-the-scenes look at "House at the End of the Street" (out on DVD and Blu-ray today), newly minted scream queen Jennifer Lawrence has nothing but compliments for the man who terrorized her on-screen.
"Max is a really great actor," she said—referring, of course, to one-time Hump Day Hottie Max Thieriot, who plays the role of the mysterious neighbor who may or may not be hiding some dark-and-dirty secrets in the basement beneath his house. In fact, according to Jennifer, her co-star's talents run so deep as to be a bit creepy: "He can just turn on and off, and it's very strange to watch the light in his eyes kind of get dark the instant [the director] calls 'Action.'"
You guys. YOU GUYS. Be honest, now: Is there anything, anything in the world, more exciting than a cover reveal for the next YA novel you'll be dying to add to your library? No! There is not! Unless, that is, the cover reveal was accompanied by something even more amazing...like, say, an offer from the author herself to serenade you on the internet with a personalized original song.
Because not only do we have the EXCLUSIVE hookup for you on the cover art for your new favorite title-to-be, but we've also got deets on how you can win some personal authorial attention that goes way beyond a signed book. And without further ado: Behold! It's the cover for Mindy Raf's "The Symptoms of My Insanity"!
Here's a late Christmas present for all you Caster-lovin' mortals out there: a magical sneak peek at the cover art for "Beautiful Creatures: The Official Illustrated Movie Companion"!
Published by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers and penned by New York Times best-selling author Mark Cotta Vaz (otherwise known as "The Twilight Saga" guides guy), the movie companion takes fans behind the scenes and deep into the Southern intrigue of fictional Gatlin, South Carolina, where the supernatural romance takes place. Big, glossy photos offer up first looks at the cast, sets and locations long before you'll see them brought to life on the big screen come February 13.
So... what are you waiting for? Click past the jump for an EXCLUSIVE sneak peek at the cover!
If you didn't catch the dulcet tones of the a cappella comedy "Pitch Perfect" back during its theatrical run, you'll be glad to know that you've got a second chance to remedy your egregious error in judgment. (Seriously, you guys? We told you, like, a million times that this movie is the business. GEEZ.) The movie is out on Blu-ray and DVD today, ready to fill your ears with music, warm your heart with romance, and splatter your decolletage with a projectile burrito thrown from a moving bus. And to celebrate this delightful moment, we've got an EXCLUSIVE extended scene from the film!
In this clip, reigning a cappella champions—and the Bellas' arch-nemeses—the Treblemakers face off against an alumni group made up of 30-somethings who showed up looking for a rumble of the traditional, non-musical, beat-you-in-the-face-with-my-fists variety. But when the guys refuse to resort to violence, the tension escalates and things start to get...weird. (We don't want to spoil it for you, but let's just say that one of these dudes has a seriously questionable relationship with the Golden Girls.) Also: hilarious one-liners from our most favorite lady Rebel Wilson! Getting pitch slapped never hurt so good.
With a mere three months until the alien invasion, MTV News is doing its best to prepare you for all those parasitic Souls—think of our features as a survival guide of sorts. In addition to "The Host" trailer debut and interviews with Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Stephenie Meyer, we're rolling out an EXCLUSIVE chat with Diane Kruger, otherwise known as the nefarious Seeker.
Diane explained the Seeker's role in the post-apocalyptic society imagined in Stephenie's novel: "The Seekers in general, they're looking for the last pockets of human resistance. Practically the entire world has been taken over," she said. "My character is a little different. You come to understand that this Seeker, me, is a little off."
Something else Diane also considers a bit off? The Seeker's wardrobe, which is composed solely of eye-catching futuristic cuts in ivory.
A steampunk saga centering around three fierce femme fatales living and loving in London? Excuse us while we strap on our goggles and squeeze into our corsets so we too can join "The Friday Society."
In bookstores now, Adrienne Kress' latest novel follows a trio of girls, each employed by powerful men: Cora, a lab assistant, Michiko, a combat instruction assistant, and Nellie, a magician's assistant. The three meet serendipitously at a ball when a fellow party-goer is murdered, and it's up to them to uncover the truth about the dastardly crime while solving other misdeeds tied to the the mysterious death.
Sound like something that'll get your gears grinding? Well, just wait—because we have your EXCLUSIVE look at the book's action-packed trailer. And if there were any question as to whether Cora, Michiko and Nellie kick major butt, they should answered by this clip, in which a gang of nefarious gentlemen are no match for our fearless heroines.
Is it February yet? I'm so ready for "Warm Bodies" to be unleashed upon the masses and for more ladies to fall in love with star Nicholas Hoult and girl-crush on Teresa Palmer.
In the grand scheme of things, we don't have too much longer to wait, and EXCLUSIVE goodies like this one make the time almost bearable. So without further ado, behold the latest character poster for the zombie comedy!
A sole survivor, a terrifying conspiracy and a devilishly handsome dream-boy who might just reveal the secrets behind one teenage girl's unusual past—if she'll only betray her longtime love to join him? Um, yes, please: with a plot like that, you can sign us right up for a copy of Aprilynne Pike's deliciously twisty new novel "Earthbound," which hits bookstores this summer. And you can also keep it right here to ooh and ahh with us over the cover, 'cause we've got the EXCLUSIVE scoop on just how pretty this book will look on your bedside table come July.
The story: Tavia, the "Earthbound" heroine, is the sole survivor of a plane crash that killed her parents and left her in the keeping of an aunt and uncle. She's safe, she's happy, she should be able to move on with her life. But she can't shake the feeling that something's not right—not when she keeps having visions of a beautiful, alluring stranger who wants her to leave her family and flee to Maine, and not when it starts to look like the accident that orphaned her was part of a plot to end her life. Soon, she's on the run with no one to trust...except the boy who has been by her side every step of the way, and whose heart she'd have to break to learn the truth about who she is. (And if that split-image cover with its mysterious, floating bubble boys doesn't perfectly convey the emotional trauma of love triangles, we don't know what does.)
Check out the full cover after the jump!
James Franco, the esoteric and illustrious wearer of many entertainment hats, is trying on a new one these days with his latest project: a Motown mash-up band called, simply, "Daddy." And if you're wondering what a Franco-issue musical endeavor might look like, check this out: MTV has the EXCLUSIVE debut on his new music video for the soulful song, "Can't Say Goodbye."
Which, because James Franco has magic juice running in his veins and succeeds at everything he does, is a very respectable entree into the oeuvre—as we're sure the music critics will no doubt be discussing all day. But us? We're more interested in the fact that this music video is composed entirely of clips from the Franco family's old-school home movies, featuring a teeny tiny James Franco doing adorable kid things. And it's highly watchable all the way through, but you'll want to keep an extra close eye out for the three following moments of extraordinary cuteness:
Whether it's the boarding-school spies of "Gallagher Girls" or the cat-burgling cons of her swank and secretive "Heist Society," Ally Carter's books never fail to deliver a thrilling, glamorous peek into the world of wealthy, cultured kids living dangerous double lives. The only problem? You can only enjoy hanging with one of these groups at a time, because the Gallagher girls and the Heist Society never cross paths. Which is so disappointing! And which is why the teaser summary for Ally's brand new novella, "Double Crossed: A Spies and Thieves Story," for which we have the EXCLUSIVE cover reveal right here, made us squee a little. Because:
In "Double Crossed," when Macey McHenry (glamorous society girl or spy-in-training?) and W.W. Hale V (heir to an American dynasty or master thief?) meet at a society gala, the party takes a dangerous turn. Suddenly they're at the center of a hostage situation, and it's up to them to stop the thugs from becoming hostile. Will Macey's spy skills and Hale's con-man ways be enough to outsmart a ruthless gang? Or will they have to seek out the ultimate inside girl to help?