<p>Brady Corbet in &quot;Simon Killer.&quot;</p>

Brady Corbet in "Simon Killer."

Credit: IFC Films

Brady Corbet and Antonio Campos on the violence between the lines in 'Simon Killer'

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. 

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<p>Bryan&nbsp;Singer Tweeted this shot last night as people were gearing up to see &quot;The Avengers&quot;&nbsp;win big at the MTV&nbsp;Movie Awards.</p>

Bryan Singer Tweeted this shot last night as people were gearing up to see "The Avengers" win big at the MTV Movie Awards.

Credit: Twitter

Bryan Singer's 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' begins production

Plus: What upcoming superhero film are you most anticipating?

So what will be the seventh installment in Fox's "X-Men" film franchise, "X-Men: Days of Future Past," begins shooting today. And guess what? I'm really excited. Why? One reason: Bryan Singer.

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.

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Best and Worst of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards: Will Ferrell, Rebel Wilson, Selena Gomez

Best and Worst of the 2013 MTV Movie Awards: Will Ferrell, Rebel Wilson, Selena Gomez

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.

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<p>Bradley&nbsp;Cooper at the 2013 MTV&nbsp;Movie Awards</p>

Bradley Cooper at the 2013 MTV Movie Awards

Credit: AP Photo

'The Avengers' and 'Silver Linings Playbook' win big at the MTV Movie Awards

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).

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2013 MTV Movie Awards winners and nominees - complete list

2013 MTV Movie Awards winners and nominees - complete list

It's almost a 'Twilight' free year

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.

 

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<p>Marisa Tomei at the 1993 MTV&nbsp;Movie&nbsp;Awards</p>

Marisa Tomei at the 1993 MTV Movie Awards

Credit: MTV

A look back at 1993 and the second annual MTV Movie Awards

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.

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<p>Nicole Kidman in &quot;Grace of Monaco.&quot;</p>

Nicole Kidman in "Grace of Monaco."

Credit: The Weinstein Company

Weinsteins to tease 'Grace of Monaco' at Cannes, while 'Zulu' will close festival

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.

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<p>The cast of &quot;The Bling Ring.&quot;</p>

The cast of "The Bling Ring."

Credit: A24

Emma Watson and fellow 'Bling Ring' stars introduce new clip on MTV

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.

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<p>Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in &quot;Romeo and Juliet.&quot;</p>

Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth in "Romeo and Juliet."

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Hailee Steinfeld and Douglas Booth swoon in new 'Romeo and Juliet' trailer

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. 

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<p>Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko in &quot;To the Wonder&quot;</p>

Ben Affleck and Olga Kurylenko in "To the Wonder"

Credit: Magnolia Pictures

Tell us what you thought of 'To the Wonder'

Terrence Malick's latest hits theaters and VOD today

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.

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