The film will be the Oscar-nominated director's first comedy
Add up the belly laughs in Mexican director Alejandro González Iñárritu’s first four features -- "Amores Perros," "21 Grams," "Babel" and "Biutiful" -- and, well, you'll find you have a lot of fingers going spare. Accomplished and sometimes exhilarating as his films (all of which have found favor with the Academy to some degree) have been, a change of pace wouldn't hurt him at this point.
The controversial indie is out in theaters and on VOD
(PLEASE NOTE: The following interview mentions plot developments in "Simon Killer" that may be considered spoilers.)
As 'American in Paris' movies go, “Simon Killer” is one of the less romantic you're ever likely to see. Formally immaculate and profoundly unnerving, Antonio Campos's second feature – following 2008's equally striking and eerie “Afterschool” – sent shockwaves through the Sundance Film Festival last year: with the film finally on limited release and available on VOD, audiences can make their minds up about a film that's still proving excitingly divisive.
Plus: What upcoming superhero film are you most anticipating?
I know Singer's work on the series has yielded some divisive returns since he last directed one of these a decade ago. And I know him saddling up is a clear sign of retreat in the view of many ("Jack the Giant Slayer" bombed, and "Superman Returns" -- which I actually like in many ways -- still stinks for some). But the fact remains my favorite comic book movie is 2003's "X2," and I'm hoping for a little bit of that spark once again.
Plus: Tell us your pick for the best moment of the evening.
And so the 2013 MTV Movie Awards draws to a close. "The Avengers" and "Silver Linings Playbook" were the night's big winners, the result of a line-up of nominees that was uncharacteristically...not bad. But that doesn't mean there weren't some typically, well, BAD moments. There always are. With a few decent ones to balance it all out. So we've given the show a thorough review to come up with the best and worst of the 22nd annual MTV Movie Awards.
Check out our picks in the gallery below and also chalk up your vote for the BEST moment of the show in the embedded poll.
And Jennifer Lawrence is a no-show
The most interesting takeaway of tonight's MTV Movie Awards wasn't necessarily that "The Avengers" predictably scooped up the prize for Movie of the Year. (Though, I say predictably, but I'm clearly garbage at guessing these things.) No, more interesting was that the MTV crowd gobbled up David O. Russell's "Silver Linings Playbook" with a spoon, handing the film three awards of its own on the evening. Add that to its awards season tally and eight Oscar nominations and you're talking about one wide-ranging crossover hit. A pity, then, that star Jennifer Lawrence wasn't on hand to share in the spoils (and pick up her own pair of popcorn trophies).
It's almost a 'Twilight' free year
How did 'The Bodyguard' not sweep?
Last year I used the occasion of the 21st annual MTV Movie Awards as an excuse to go back in time to the day-glo, New Jack Swing days of 1992 for a look at the network's first stab at recognizing the "best" in filmed entertainment. This year, I figured why not keep it going as the 22nd annual gears up for this evening? Let's step back in the time machine and zip back to the pop culturally nebulous days of 1993 and the second annual MTV Movie Awards show.
Harvey's using the Croisette as a buzz mill once more
We already knew that Olivier Dahan's "Grace of Monaco," starring Nicole Kidman, isn't going to be ready in time for a Cannes Film Festival premiere -- appropriate as that would be for the Riviera-set biopic. But that's not stopping The Weinstein Company using the Croisette as a platform for the film anyway: Deadline's Nancy Tartaglione reports that footage from the film will be unveiled at the festival in some capacity.
Sofia Coppola's latest closed out the channel's Sneak Peek Week
We had the poster for "The Bling Ring" a couple of days ago, and now the marketing push for Sofia Coppola's teen crime drama is in full swing. MTV closed out its Sneak Peek Week with a new clip rom the film introduced live by its five young stars: Emma Watson, Taissa Farmiga, Katie Chang, Israel Broussard and Claire Julien. I can't watch the clip because I live outside the US and am therefore not worthy -- thanks, MTV! -- but it's embedded after the jump, so check it out if you can and tell us what you think.
Latest adaptation of the Shakespeare chestnut is taking the traditional route
My first thought, upon hearing that producers were cooking up yet another adaptation of William Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet," was something along the lines of, 'This? Again?' The star-crossed romance to end all star-crossed romances has been well served on screen over the years, while other Shakespeare works await definitive adaptations; you wouldn't think there are many new angles left to explore in it.