If you're looking to feel some feelings this summer with a perfect indie romance—you know, the kind of film that'll tug-tug-tug at your heartstrings for an hour before ripping the whole dang organ out of your chest and stomping it into jelly—then look no further than "The Spectacular Now". MTV has the exclusive trailer debut for this lusty young love story, starring Miles Teller and Shailene Woodley, and wow, it looks so wrenching and real and amazing that we can't even stand it.
The movie centers on Sutter, one of those teenaged goldenboys who drives a hot car, dates a hot girl, and loves to spew breezy platitudes about the joys of "living in the now" (probably because The Now is a delightful affirmation for Sutter that he is, in fact, the most awesome dude in the world—whereas for most high school students, The Now is the hard, humiliating, acne-ridden slog you endure in order to get to The Future, where things will undoubtedly be better, or at least less pimply.) But when Sutter wakes up on a stranger's lawn after a binge-drinking bender, he finds himself in a conversation—and then an unlikely friendship—with Aimee, a girl he's gone to school with forever but always overlooked. And romance ensues, because of course it does, but will it last? Or will their relationship crash and burn, leaving us all devastated and crying into our cat about how cruel it is to be young and in love? We'll have to wait and see... but we should probably all waterproof our cats now, just in case.
No super-sleuthing skills required: Kristen Bell is back as Veronica Mars, and all the photographic evidence is on Twitter!
The 32-year-old took to the social networking site yesterday to share clues of her return as the titular private investigator, including a snap of herself festooned in all manner of "Veronica Mars" swag. (Seriously, send us that bust if you ever get tired of having yourself as company, Kristen. It'd look really nice on the bed snuggled up with our Edward Cullen body pillow...)
In another image, Kristen's seen getting in a little cardio in between takes. "A break on the #VeronicaMarsMovie set for me. So obviously, I'm trying out this weighted hula hoop," she wrote.
Despite more than a month of production deep inside the cinematic labyrinth of "The Maze Runner," another casting announcement for the dystopian drama has founds its way to the wire.
Entertainment Weekly reports that Patricia Clarkson has joined the cast of the film in a pivotal role. (One, it should be added, is a spoiler in and of itself if you haven't read the James Dashner novel upon which the film is based, so we'll let you decide whether to click to the full report or not. But suffice it to say, SHE'S IN THE MOVIE.)
"The Maze Runner" follows Thomas (played by "Teen Wolf" star Dylan O'Brien), who wakes up in an elevator with a gnarly case of amnesia. But that's just par for the course for the boys who arrive in the Glade, a large enclosure surrounded by a deadly maze. No one knows why they're there, or how to get out—only that they're being watched.
Right on schedule to spike your excitement for the August release of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," a new, international trailer for the hotly-anticipated movie is here (via MSN)—so that the whole entire world can watch it and go squeeeeeeeee together! Are you ready to squee? You didn't leave your squee at home today, did you? No? GOOD.
Admittedly, there's nothing in this latest peek at the film that hasn't been teased before, but that's okay; it's not like we could ever get tired of seeing what's in store for this much-buzzed-about adaptation of Cassandra Clare's awesome urban fantasy series about a league of Shadowhunters, the angel-human hybrids responsible for cleansing the world of demons...or of seeing Jamie Campbell Bower as the rune-tattooed, blade-wielding, heart-melting slayer Jace Wayland. Yum. Squeee.
FROM MTV NEWS: Hit-Girl is hitting it again in "Kick-Ass 2," the upcoming sequel to the 2010 super-hero movie, and MTV News was lucky enough to get an EXCLUSIVE invitation to the set! We witnessed all manner of ass-kickery, to be sure, but as star Chloe Grace Moretz told us, this second installment (out August 16) has plenty of pathos too.
"You see this new evolution of Mindy Macready and Dave Lizewski, and you see this amazing relationship that they get together with," the actress teased. "It's a beautiful story. There's even more heart to it than there was in the last one."
Head over to MTV News for the full story from the 'Kick-Ass 2' set!
If Stone Cold Action Star is your favorite flavor of Taylor Lautner, you'll want to keep an eye out for the actor's upcoming thriller "Tracers," due for a 2014 release. The film stars Taylor as a bike messenger named Cam, who after crashing into a beautiful stranger is lured into the intriguing world of parkour.
But let's set aside visions of a rebounding Taylor Lautner for a moment to focus on what really matters: the romance. Specifically, which pretty young thing will play the hunk's lady love? That would be Marie Avgeropoulos.
The apocalypse is now! Again! With Wednesday's release of "This Is the End," moviegoers are finding out just how survival-ready stars Seth Rogen, James Franco, Emma Watson and Rihanna truly are when it comes to the Earth's total annihilation. (Hint: not very.)
The film also got us thinking about which celebrities we'd want to hole up with during the end of days. We have our picks, of course, but we want to know yours! And because we're the generous sort, we're letting you have two companions: a male and a female. Choose wisely, kiddos. These may be the last faces you see. Forever.
With "The Bling Ring" opening today (in limited release), it’s kind of crazy to believe that Sofia Coppola's feature directorial debut, "The Virgin Suicides," is nearly 15 years old. Released in 1999, the flick is somehow drenched in both hyper-realized sunshine and the gloom of being a teenage girl.
Sure, it was 2003’s "Lost in Translation" that catapulted the director’s career to the next level, but there’s something about "The Virgin Suicides" (based off of Jeffrey Eugenides' 1993 novel of the same name) that defines Coppola’s oeuvre.
The film, first off, is beautiful to look at, as her projects tend to be. It’s got a hazy vibe to it that perfectly complements the madness of what drives the plot, about five blond sisters who feel so trapped by their overprotective parents and the despair of suburban life that they all kill themselves. The film never glamorizes their actions, but instead it puts it (and our reactions to it) under a microscope, handling such traumatic events with great delicacy.
by Jessica Marshall
A film adaptation of the real-life sensational story of a gang of Cali teens who stole from the stars and robbed Hollywood of its sense of home security is hitting theaters this week. Bling bling!
"The Bling Ring," written and directed by Sofia Coppola and starring Emma Watson and Taissa Farmiga, offers a take on the saga of the gang's heists in 2008 and 2009, robbing millions of dollars worth of loot from the homes of their fashion-forward celeb idols like Paris Hilton, Miranda Kerr, Audrina Patrige, Rachel Bilson and Lindsay Lohan.
Before you get bejeweled by "The Bling Ring," here are five things you really must do.
FROM MTV NEWS: Where Emma Watson goes, magic seems to follow. The 23-year-old actress, who has been racking up a variety of roles since her graduation from Hogwarts, is once again eyeing a fantasy franchise.
Variety reports that Emma will re-team with her "Harry Potter" producer David Heyman for the big-screen adaptation of Erika Johansen's soon-to-be-published novel "Queen of the Tearling," the first of a proposed trilogy.
Find out more about the role and Erika's series at MTV News!