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).
A list of all the nominees and actual winners of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards broadcast live from Los Angeles on April 14, 2013. Winners will be updated as they are announced.
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.
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.
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.
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.
It's rare air for Terrence Malick today as "To the Wonder" becomes the first of his films to be released in theaters and video-on-demand simultaneously. Sacrilege some would say, the future others would say. A fact regardless. And for a great many, an easier trip than two hours to the local metropolis (been there and done that so I know). The film comes right on the heels of 2011's Best Picture nominee "The Tree of Life," the quickest turnaround for two Malick films yet.
We've got conflicting takes on the film here at HitFix. Guy Lodge found it to be "gorgeousness and gorgeousity made flesh" at last year's Venice Film Festival, while a week-and-a-half later, Drew McWeeny found it to be "somewhat tedious" at the Toronto fest, noting that it "almost feels like self-parody." That last beat I'm stunned to see I brought up myself after seeing it recently, but I'm nevertheless somewhere in between the two assessments, with more to be gleaned as I revisit the work, I'm sure. "To the Wonder" will always have a special place for being Roger Ebert's final word on the movies, but the movies continue on. And now it's time to get your word on this one, so offer up your thoughts in the comment section and feel free to vote in our poll below.
When the Academy announced its plans for an unprecedented gathering of the entire AMPAS membership next month, Academy CEO stated Dawn Hudson that the chief purpose of the meeting was to discuss what the organization does "the other 364 days of the year." And right now, the biggest item on that list is the Academy Museum.
That, of course, is a project generating excitement among more than just industry insiders. It's hard to believe that Los Angeles doesn't have its own film-themed museum, and the Academy plans to fill the gap in grand style. A spiffy new website was launched yesterday that lays out plans for the 290,000-square-foot temple to Hollywood history in more detail, and it's looking increasingly impressive.
Hollywood and independent filmmakers, philanthropists and industry magnates, fellow critics and, yes, movie stars came together this evening in Chicago to pay tribute to the life of legendary film critic Roger Ebert, who passed away April 4 at the age of 70. The event was live-streamed on the internet via WGN and RogerEbert.com.
The marketing of Sofia Coppola's movies has always been a stylish business, and so it is with her latest, "The Bling Ring" -- which opens in the US on June 14, after what is widely presumed will be a Cannes premiere. A couple of weeks ago, the first teaser trailer dropped, and the name of the game was chic but oblique: it told you nothing about the film you wouldn't already have gleaned from the briefest of online synopses. The film's new teaser poster, meanwhile, is playing a similar game: it effectively introduces the five characters that make up the titular "ring," not with faces but via the visual metaphor of their sunglasses. It's a cutely indirect approach very much in keeping with Coppola's fashion-conscious sensibility.