Be forewarned, little superstars: After watching the official, EXCLUSIVE debut of the new "Kick-Ass 2" red band trailer, you will enter an action-inspired fugue state in which you want to punch All The Things while yelling All The Bad Words. So get ready, get set and get anything breakable (like heirloom ceramics or, say, your cat) out of immediate reach...and then, if you're feeling powerful, click play. Just don't say we didn't warn you. (Warning: NSFW)
This long-awaited sequel to the first "Kick-Ass" film finds all the original ass-kickers back in action, along with a few new faces for guaranteed maximum ass-kickage. The green-suited Kick-Ass (Aaron Taylor-Johnson) and the wild-wigged Hit Girl (Chloë Grace Moretz) are still on the job, training hard by day and keeping their city safe by night. And this time around, they're joined by the slightly-unhinged but still-highly-committed Colonel Stars and Stripes (because Captain America was taken, we're guessing), played by the almost unrecognizably-grizzled Jim Carrey in a camouflage jumpsuit. And the heroes are facing a new threat: Red Mist, now reborn as a super villain with a hilarious (but sadly unprintable) name. Bullets will fly! Mettle will be tested! And yes, oh yes, ass will be kicked.
The takeaway from what you're about to see? Never, ever, ever question the legitimacy of Nina Dobrev's butt-stomping skills—lest you end up taking a beer stein to the head.
Alas, this lesson comes too late for Conan O'Brien, who had the audacity to tell Nina during her guest appearance on his show that, y'know, she just doesn't seem like much of an ass-kicker. He's gotta be hurting today; Nina and her traveling tag team of stuntmen went bananas on their host, until the "Vampire Diaries" star hurled him bodily through the wall.
You've gotta give it to Rebel Wilson: In addition to her comic talents and brilliant acting skills, she's got the survival instincts of a lady Terminator. Just look at her in the latest explosive promo for this year's MTV Movie Awards, in which she rides shotgun—literally!—during a high-speed car chase with Channing Tatum at the wheel.
As their pursuers close in, Rebel has to pull out her smoothest moves and take cover in a prime shooting position...and when it comes to cover, there's no safer place in the world than up against the rock-hard protective barrier of Channing's chest, obviously, which is why our starring host for the Movie Awards gracefully climbs onto his lap in order to take better aim. (We'd have done the same! Uh, you know, for safety and stuff.)
If you haven't seen "Oz the Great and Powerful" yet—and if you've also somehow managed to stay away from the spoilerrific buzz surrounding Mila Kunis's, ahem, wicked acting skills in the film—then you may want to steer clear of this video in which the actress spills the beans on her character's emotional and physical journey to the dark side. Because really, the cat's pretty much out of the bag as soon as our interviewer notes that it takes a heck of a lot of makeup to make Mila look ugly.
"Aww, I don't know," the actress replied. "Come to my house at like 6:30 a.m., and then let's have a conversation... but thank you."
It was nearly five months ago that we got official word "American Idol" alumna Jessica Sanchez would rub elbows (and vocal cords?) with the crew from Lima, Ohio, to film an appearance on "Glee." So what of that big guest turn?
When we caught up with the songstress recently on the set of her first music video, she told us that it's still very much happening.
"As far as 'Glee,' I have no script yet," Jessica said. "I'll be taping very, very soon. I got a call from them, like, a couple days ago, very, very excited. I've been practicing my acting. It's like a whole new element for me. I've never acted before, so I mean, it's just like dancing; it's unexpected. So we'll see how I do."
A word of warning, superstars: If you're particularly susceptible to the mind-blowing effects of total cutesy-wootsy-ness, you may want to grab hold of a nice, sturdy piece of furniture before watching our latest After Hours. Because it's time for a new installment of "Adorable Things," our segment dedicated to the appreciation of all things fluffy and cuddly—and today's clip features dangerous levels of lovability. It can all be summed up in six words:
Nick Offerman in a bunny hat.
Yep, that's right: Actor Nick Offerman is the most adorable man, maybe even the most adorable thing, ever to grace the face of the earth. He's cuter than a basket of puppies. He's cuter than a hedgehog in a party hat. He's cuter than two baby otters, holding hands, eating cupcakes, while wearing matching footie pajamas with special holes cut for their tails. And in this After Hours, the "Parks and Recreation" star shares with us the secrets of his adorability, from his most squeezable facial features to his heart-melting vocal inflections to his very own version of baby talk. How cute is it? So cute we actually squeed ourselves to death. Don't say we didn't warn you.
From '90s teen dream Jen Lindley to '50s bombshell Marilyn Monroe, Oscar-nominated actress Michelle Williams boasts one diverse resume. And yet, it's not too difficult for the starlet to draw parallels between her two latest projects: "Oz the Great and Powerful" and "My Week With Marilyn." Or, more specifically, the guileless gals she plays in both films.
"I think they do share a kind of innocence," Michelle told MTV News recently, referencing good witch Glinda and iconic actress Marilyn.
"I think that Marilyn's innocence was weighted by—was something that came about because her childhood was cut off," she explained. "She sort of stopped developing at a certain age because of trauma and circumstances. So her innocence was kind of stagnation. It was a place that she was stuck in, and then it was something that she learned to employ as a kind of tactic. So that's her kind of innocence.
James Franco is most certainly a man of the modern age, but when it comes to his role in "Oz the Great and Powerful," he's got a healthy respect for history—particularly the history of the beloved original film in which Dorothy Gale courts danger and dances the two-step in the glittering land of Oz. And when he sat down for a chat, James had a lot to say about the intersection between a classic story and contemporary filmmaking as it relates to his latest project.
For starters, there's the script, which our interviewer referred to as having elements of a 1930s or 1940s screwball comedy and which drew James to the role as well. In a best-of-both-worlds scenario, he explained, the new film would retain all the heart, sparkle and visual landmarks that people associate with the world over the rainbow—but that at the same time, "they would be able to use current technology to create a more spectacular version of the land of Oz."
When we got word two of our favorite franchise starlets, Kristen Stewart and Elizabeth Banks, were teaming for the dark comedy "Big Shoe," we couldn't help but clutch our favorite pair of stilettos and light a burnt offering to Jimmy Choo. So when we caught up with the ladies' co-star (and shoemaker in question) Jim Sturgess recently, as he promoted his upcoming "Upside Down," we had to get the scoop on the film.
"It's basically about shoe designs," he explained. "I play a young shoemaker who has a foot fetish, so the whole idea is about foot fetishes and shoemaking, basically. So another Hollywood blockbuster."
Jim has yet to meet co-star Kristen but he is obviously well-aware of her work.
Hold on to your heinies, Crushers! Our first-ever MTV Movie Awards Nominations Spectacular (hosted by movies guy Josh Horowitz and featuring Rebel Wilson) starts now!
We know you're itching to find out which of your favorite actors, actresses and films will vie for Golden Popcorns, and we're revealing all in, well, Spectacular fashion! Joining Josh and Rebel are a slew of MTV stars, including the casts of "Teen Wolf," "Awkward" and "Catfish," to announce the nominees.
It'll be 30 minutes of pure movie mayhem you won't want to miss, so be sure to click "play" on the live stream above at 7:58 p.m. ET!