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!
If the peppermint mocha steaming hot on my desk and the Christmas lights twinkling in my periphery weren't dead giveaways that the end of 2012 is nigh, then this certainly is: our annual poll of the year's best YA! Yep, Hollywood Crush is asking you (yes, YOU!) to vote for the teen tome that won top placement on your bookshelf. (And, boy, we don't envy your tough decision!)
From series enders (Ally Condie's "Reached;" Kami Garcia and Margaret Stohl's "Beautiful Redemption") to debut efforts (Kiera Cass' "The Selection," Julie Cross' "Tempest") to the book that left us all quivering in a puddle of our own snot and tears (John Green's "The Fault in Our Stars"), it's been another great year to read young adult. Though it may be tough to play favorites, that is the task before you. Cast your vote for the best YA novel of 2012 after the jump (or else we'll send a hydra demon after you!).
Polls close Monday, December 17, at 12 p.m. ET!
For all you "Girls" girls, here's a treat even more delicious than a bowl full of sweet mucus: the series' season two trailer!
HBO has finally released a full-length preview of the upcoming season (premiering January 13, 2013), and the sneak peek is positively squeal-worthy. (And just to be clear, that's not hyperbole. I squawked audibly—and loudly—no fewer than three times watching this.)
Seriously, though, everything in this trailer is working for me: Adam's forelorn, Taylor Swift-worthy break-up ballad; the return of slimy-sexy artist Booth Jonathan played by Jorma Taccone, Hannah's exhuberant Wednesday night dance-flail, Marnie's sheer desperation. As my colleague Jocelyn Vena mused, it looks like "Girls" has found its stride. Watch the full trailer after the jump!
With the slew of literary adaptations coming to a theater near you in 2013, there's no denying it's a good time to be an author with a film agent in tow. As such, The Hollywood Reporter has compiled its inaugural list of Hollywood's 25 Most Powerful Authors, which includes Suzanne Collins, E L James, J.K. Rowling, and ranking at sparkling No. 10, "Twilight" scribe Stephenie Meyer.
The authoress sat down with the trade to talk all things Edward and Bella, but perhaps even more interestingly, she divulged details about the future of her other supernatural series, "The Host."
Set in a post-apocalyptic future in which alien Souls have taken over the bodies of unwitting humans, "The Host" follows one such interloper named Wanderer, who isn't quite able to shake the Earthling Melanie within. The movie version, which stars Saoirse Ronan, Max Irons and Jake Abel, is slated for a March 2013 release. Until now, Stephenie's played coy regarding a follow-up to the best-seller, though she went on record with THR about her progress and plans for the future.
"I have very detailed outlines, I do a lot of outlining to the point where there’s dialogue in my outlines," Stephenie explained of the gestating sequel. "The outline for this is about 50 pages long. It gets very in depth. So I know exactly what’s going to happen. There’s a lot you can do with a science fiction world. There’s a lot of exploration you can do, so there’s a lot of different directions."
It's not much, but we've finally gotten a little tiny glimpse of the arena from the upcoming "Catching Fire"—and of Katniss and Peeta taking a dip in the dangerous waters of their island paradise. The follow-up film to "The Hunger Games" has been shooting in Hawaii, and a couple pics have finally leaked of Jennifer Lawrence and Josh Hutcherson in the Quarter Quell arena—an island environment that includes a whole mess of aquatic hazards—getting ready to rumble in their Capitol-issue bathing suits.
Okay, so we're using the term "bathing suits" kind of loosely; these little numbers are definitely more function than fashion...although there is something a little bit sexy about them too, right? And while we can't see much more of the landscape than a pair of platforms surrounded by water, it's pretty exciting to get a sneak peek at the action in store with that shot of Jennifer in mid-dive. Girl's got GAME FACE.
Ever since Jennifer Lawrence described the relationship between her "Hunger Games" co-star Josh Hutcherson and their "Catching Fire" castmate Sam Claflin as "a full-on bromance," we've been dying to hear more about this blooming love affair from one of its actual participants...as have you, no doubt. So when we got Josh in our studios for a hot second for Thankful Week, we played back the clip of Jennifer's gossip and then told him to spill it, sister.
"Oh, you want the gooey details?" Josh teased, and yes we do, so it was a delight to hear—from the man himself—that the rumors are completely, totally, 100 percent true.
By the angel, it's been a good month to be a "Mortal Instruments" fan. Not only did we get a sneak peek at the dazzling one-sheet for "City of Bones," but we also got our very first look at the film's teaser trailer—complete with author Cassandra Clare's expert commentary. All of which inspired our own wish list for what we want to see in the next trailer. But we're not the only ones weighing in—before we let Cassie hang up the Skype last week, we had to ask what she's looking forward to in trailer No. 2.
"What I really hope they show in a new trailer is Magnus' party and more of Magnus," she said. "I think that probably it's not in the trailer because those are heavy CGI scenes with a lot of effects, and there's just no way to do them that quickly, so I'm really looking forward to seeing that. There's a certain flying motorcycle that I'm looking forward to seeing. There's some great fighting stuff with Aidan Turner and stunts with Jonathan Rhys Meyers and Lily Collins that are going to be really fun to watch.
And just like that, it's over.
For the first time in five years, fans of "The Twilight Saga" awoke this week to a world without anticipation. The battle is won! The Cullens are wed! The Renesmee is safe! And with "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" out in theaters as of three days ago, there will be no more sparkly vampires in Hollywood for the foreseeable future...and yes, let's all shed a few small, bitter tears for the end of an era, 'cause it's been quite a ride.
But with nothing to look forward to, this is the perfect time to look back—at five whole movies that tell the story of Bella Swan and her fateful journey to the un-sunny land Forks. From the opening credits of "Twilight" to romantic entanglements of "Eclipse" to the awesome end-game action of "Breaking Dawn - Part 2," this has been one of the best-loved and most successful franchises in the history of Hollywood. And now that all five films are nice and fresh in your mind (because we know you re-watched the first four before heading out to see the grande finale this weekend), curious bloggers want to know: which of the "Twilight" Saga's cinematic efforts was your absolute faaaavorite favorite?
No, really, which one?
Anything else I could write here will be superfluous once I drop these four words on you: Robert Pattinson and puppies. Are you still with me, or have you gone in frantic search of a paper bag with which to abate the unprecedented fits of hyperventilation? Well, if you are still cognizant, you best get to pushing play on the latest episode of After Hours titled "Ruff Decisions."
And if the above didn't completely convince you (and if it didn't, WHO ARE YOU?), let me briefly explain. We all know Rob is a dog lover—he's often snapped out and about with pup Bear. So MTV News' Josh Horowitz deemed him the perfect expert to judge a few pooch pics to determine which one is the cutest.
Though, to be fair, he was pretty biased in that final round. (I mean, it's BOO!)
Welcome to the "City of Bones." If you missed your invitation last night, MTV News is taking you inside the secret world of the Shadowhunters with the first trailer for the big-screen adaptation of Cassandra Clare's best-selling novel… And by the angel, what a trailer it is! Despite having wrapped production mere days ago, this teaser offers a surprisingly robust look at heroine Clary Fray's (Lily Collins) journey to uncover the hidden truths about her family and her own special gifts.
The trailer opens with the Brooklyn teen inside the Shadowhunter Institute, where caretaker Hodge (Jared Harris) is explaining the legacy of the demon-destroyers, how they fit into the battle between good and evil. Cut to impossibly beautiful Jace Wayland (Jamie Campbell Bower) filleting a foe at Pandemonium—an act only Clary can see, hinting at her latent abilities.