In this weekend's "Austenland"—based on Shannon Hale's 2007 novel of the same name—Keri Russell plays a Jane Austen obsessive nursing a major crush on that rascally "Pride and Prejudice" rogue Mr. Darcy. Her obsession inspires a stay at an Austen-themed resort, where she hopes to find a love interest of her own.
In real life, Keri admits that Jane Austen wasn't as much a looming figure in her formative years as was a certain teen detective.
"I think Nancy Drew was a little bigger in my life than Jane Austen," Keri told MTV News' Josh Horowitz of the Carolyn Keene-penned heroine. "She's a teenage detective. What's cooler than that? I mean, Nancy Drew was just super-cool ... I read every single one of those books. I loved it."
"Once again with feeling." That's the opening message of the teaser trailer for the new season of "Glee," kicking off September 26 on Fox.
The promo for season five Features a lot of upbeat music and moments to set the tone for a season that will certainly play out way differently than originally intended since star Cory Monteith died last month. There’s dancing, flirty glances, Sue Sylvester in a wig—pretty much all rehashed moments from last season. Noticeably absent? Finn.
The first two episodes will be Beatles-themed (as was always the plan) and the third episode will deal with Finn’s passing (creator Ryan Murphy has confirmed it won’t be from a drug overdose). But the trailer does hint that some fun will be had this season in addition to dealing with the show’s tremendous loss.
Merry Mundanes: Just six sleeps stand between us and the theatrical debut of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones," based on the best-selling urban fantasy by Cassandra Clare! And with the release oh-so close, Sony has released another brand-new clip (via Yahoo!), featuring stars Lily Collins, Jamie Campbell Bower and Robert Sheehan.
In this scene we find our heroes stumbling into an abandoned church that doubles as the Shadowhunter Institute. (Pretty cool how it magically appears as the facade melts away, huh?) Clary stumbles upon entering, succumbing to the demon bite she sustained during an earlier ruckus. She makes a feeble attempt at a joke about Jace rending his garments to bandage her wound, with the bad boy responding in his characteristically snarky manner: "If you wanted me to take off my clothes, you should have just asked."
Millions of Edward Cullen enthusiasts know Stephenie Meyer as the woman behind their literary love, but the "Twilight" author's taken a bit of a break from her own writing to bring another author's novel to the big screen.
Enter "Austenland," the 2007 novel by Stephenie's friend Shannon Hale. The story follows 30-something Jane Hayes, who is so enamored of "Pride and Prejudice" suitor Mark Darcy that she takes to an Austen-themed retreat to try and experience the "real thing" for herself. Stephenie knew the story would be perfect for the silver screen, so she created her Fickle Fish production company to make it happen.
"It came about kind of backwards," Stephenie explained to MTV News' Josh Horowitz. "I read it years and years ago, I think before 'New Moon' was out, and really loved it, and just said, 'Oh, this is so great. It'd be such a great movie. We should do that some day,' because I'm friends with the author. And she's like, 'Totally, in 10 years with a camcorder, we'll go to England and just film it on the fly. And then [screenwriter/director] Jerusha Hess got involved, and then we were like, 'Now we're professional! Now it's really going to happen with real cameras!'"
After a tantalizing taste, we can finally (fully) bite into the first trailer for "Vampire Academy," thanks to a first look on Yahoo!
Ahead of its premiere, author Richelle Mead speculated via Twitter that most reactions would be along the lines of "!!!omg*flail*!!!mustwatchagain!!!" and, well, it's like she can read our minds or something. The trailer boasts plenty of fan-favorite moments, and we certainly have our own list of scenes we took a shine to.
To that end, keep reading after the jump for the five things we loved most about this first look at "Vampire Academy"!
It's 15 seconds and it is fantastic, you guys!
In anticipation of the first "Vampire Academy: Blood Sisters" trailer (debuting this evening on Entertainment Tonight), Weinstein Company has released a quick tease of the promo clip—capturing all the action and intrigue of Richelle Mead's best-selling novel.
To keep it tidy, there's no narrative thread to speak of—just fast cuts of scenes from the vampire drama, debuting February 14, 2014. Here's what we saw:
Liam Hemsworth has been dealing with plenty of "Paranoia" lately. And that's not just a sad pun referencing his upcoming thriller. (But it is that, too.) In all fairness, you'd be watching your back too if you had Panem Peacekeepers at the ready to whip it raw. Which is exactly what happens to Liam's character, Gale, in "The Hunger Games" sequel "Catching Fire"—an experience the actor recalled recently to MTV News.
"Getting whipped—it was interesting," Liam said of finding the proper mindset for the harrowing scene. "It was weird 'cause we had a couple hundred extras on set, and I spent awhile in makeup getting my back done with all this interesting prosthetics. I think we shot it for about three or four days. I was tied to a pole and screaming and getting whipped, and after awhile, it starts to wear on you a bit—just the yelling and exhaustion of it all. It's an odd thing to turn up to work and get whipped for a few days. For most people."
The Teen Choice Awards and "Pretty Little Liars" are total BFFs. Not only did star Lucy Hale emcee the proceedings (alongside "Glee" cutie Darren Criss), but the ABC Family drama took home an awesome seven surfboards, including one for Choice TV Show: Drama.
With the series just weeks away from its summer finale, we had to ask the stars what to expect in the upcoming episodes. And though they were a bit shy with the spoilers (you'd think A was lurking about or something!), Janel Parrish and Keegan Allen did spill a bit of knowledge about the show's annual October special.
"I don't know if we can really say too much ... I don't know how much we can really say about what's coming up. I know that the Halloween episode is shocking, thrilling, amazing, and it kinda leads into a little bit more than the fans would bargain for," Keegan teased.
If you haven't bought your ticket for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" yet, it's no real spoiler to tell you that our titular demigod deals with feelings of self-doubt in this follow-up to "Percy Jackson & the Olympians: The Lightning Thief." After all, Percy must prove he's no one-trick pony, while being repeatedly one-upped by fellow demigod Clarisse (played by "The Hunger Games" actress Leven Rambin). Can Percy live up to the legendary destiny that awaits him?
Surprisingly, in real life, star Logan Lerman told us that he doesn't believe in destiny. Or at least a concept of destiny that doesn't involve a lot of work.
"I believe in making your own destiny through luck, which is preparation and opportunity," Logan explained. "So, you know, you've gotta work hard. You've gotta do your job."
FROM NEXTMOVIE: This is a whole lot better than fetching lattes or making copies. We think.
Christopher Rosa, intern extraordinaire over at NextMovie, was put to the task: Recite the entirety of "Mean Girls" in under 30 minutes. And you know what? He did it! (While wearing pink, natch).
It's a pretty impressive feat indeed, so be sure to click play on the clip above to see Chris in all his fantastic Plastic glory.