It may only be April, but rumbles from the upcoming summer blockbusters are getting louder and louder thanks to the MTV Movie Awards, which airs this Sunday night at 9PM/8C and is being hosted by the lovely and talented Rebel Wilson! Some very lucky film lovers got to check out This Is The End as the kick-off to the show’s Sneak Peek Week last night, and then got to ask cast members Seth Rogen, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson and Evan Goldberg some questions with MTV.
We’ve already begun squealing about the return of Jim Carrey in The Incredible Burt Wonderstone after the actor’s virtually acting-free 2012…and, um, those other years before that. That’s when we realized that a ton of our favorite celebs will be all over our big and small screens in 2013 (not to mention our internets, with all their interviews and such) after a dry spell. For example, according to IMDb, this year Carrie star Chloe Moretz and Oz the Great and Powerful lead James Franco return in seven and six film projects respectively. Natalie Portman and Rooney Mara have both been off the scene since 2010′s Black Swan and 2011′s Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. And Michael Cera? More Arrested Development means more sweet, sweet George Michael for your eyeballs.
Of course, some of these celebs seemed like they never left the limelight (see also: James Franco). Did you know Melissa McCarthy was in only one film in 2012? In Vanessa Hudgens‘ and Dwayne Johnson‘s case, it was the same film. (We didn’t know if either of them would bounce back from Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, but here we are.) Check the gallery below to find out more about their respective upcoming projects, and what other celebs we cannot wait to see more of this year.
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Good lord! That’s the most severe case of Dad ‘Stache we’ve ever seen! Will Ferrell was spotted at Art Basel in Miami this week, wearing what we can only assume is a costume for his upcoming role as a wise old fisherman. Or our uncle from Chicago. Our wise, old fisherman uncle from Chicago. Seeing as how the SNL alum is usually clean-shaven/the star of our elaborate Anchorman-themed fantasies, these photos go to show the devastation a bad mustache can bring to a celebrity’s handsome face. Ferrell obviously isn’t the only one to suffer a terrible lip rug, as our 10 Worst Celeb Mustaches can attest. Michael Cera? James Franco? Mickey Rourke? We don’t know why a line of hair can make so much of a difference, but it does. A terrible, terrible difference.
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To tell you the truth, even though we knew that Mitch Hurwitz and company were working on 13 new episodes of Arrested Development to stream on Netflix in early 2013, to be followed by a movie, we were scared to believe it would actually happen. Like the series itself, it seemed too good to exist in our current reality. But this weekend, Jason Bateman tweeted irrefutable proof that the cast is back on set. “My son, arriving yesterday,” he wrote, with a photo of Michael Cera in what looks like the Bluth model home, resurrected from the dead (sinkhole). He captioned another photo, “A grandson, looking for his Gangee.”
There was a minute there when Michael Cera was everywhere we turned, going from the awkward cult fave star of Arrested Development to the awkward ubiquitous star of Juno, Superbad, Nick and Norah’s Infinite Playlist, Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Youth in Revolt. It was a little much. But he probably realized this as well and seems to have taken a pause from flooding our screens. And in that time, he seems to have grown the silliest mustache we’ve ever seen. Well, VH1 News didn’t let funny facial hair get in the way of asking the indie-film vet for a rundown of all there is to see and do at the Sundance Film Festival. Would he praise the snow? The gifts? The great film? The incredible networking opportunities? The parties? See for yourself.
George Michael couldn’t have said it better himself. Well, we hope he’s selling his Sundance movie, The End of Love (which looks to be a real tearjerker) with a little more, er, enthusiasm?
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It’s the most anticipated reunion since the Beatles! The cast of Arrested Development is back together for another season plus a full length motion picture, and we’re so excited we think we just blue ourselves. Ever since the show was criminally taken off the air back in 2006, we’ve had a Bluth-sized hole in our hearts big enough for G.O.B to drive a Segway through. But Jason Bateman, Portia de Rossi, David Cross, and all the rest of your favorites (even Michael Cera) are signed on for the new installment of the greatest family crime saga this side of The Godfather. Huzzah!
Looking up every star to have crossed the Bluth family’s path would be like going through the Hollywood phonebook, but we’ve checked in with a few of the usual suspects to see what they’ve been up to since last saw them in the model home. So sit back, relax, and have a frozen banana as you enjoy the Bluth family album!
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The Mr. Manager of Television has heard our prayers, and now is the time to rejoice! We’ve all been hoping that the ground breaking cult classic Arrested Development would take a trip from the small screen to the silver screen, but we’re about to get more Bluth family updates than we ever dreamed of. It was announced this Sunday at The New Yorker Festival that the show is also set to return to the airwaves for another season! “It’s true. We will do 10 episodes and the movie,” tweeted series hero Jason Bateman. “Probably shoot them all together next summer for a release in early ’13. VERY excited!” All of the original cast is slated to return, including Michael Cera, Will Arnett, Portia De Rossi and David Cross.
Although the show was cancelled amid much controversy in 2006, the legend (and fan base) of the show has continued to grow ever since. Though nearly all of the cast has gone on to Hollywood mega-fame, devotees of all ages have been clamoring for a reunion of any kind. Yes, Arrested Development is like the Beatles of television sitcoms. There has been talk of a movie for years, but the details always proved impossibly hard to nail down. Series creator Mitch Hurwitz explained that the problems were less about actor involvement, and more about intellectual copyright. “We don’t completely own the property,” he told festival attendees yesterday. “There are business people and studios and that kind of thing.”
But despite the problems in the business end, Hurwitz says that the juices have been flowing creatively. “I’ve been working on the screenplay for a long time,” he says, “and I found that as time went by there was so much more to the story.” To fill audiences in on what the family has been doing in the five years since we’ve seen them, he aims give each character an episode in which to dive into their backstory. This “limited series” will then lead into the feature film. We’re so excited, we think we just blue ourselves.
Fresh off his stint as a fictional bassist in a terrible band in Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World, Michael Cera has become a real bassist in an awesome-sounding band called Mister Heavenly. The band is a sort of indie rock who’s-who with members of Man Man, Islands, and Modest Mouse, and they’re currently on tour with Passion Pit. You can be certain that this is the most Pitchfork-y, indie thing we’ll ever write.
Cera played his first live show with the band this week in Seattle and plans to travel with them for the duration of the tour. The band, who is signed to Sub-Pop records, says he’s not an official member, he’s just working with them for this tour, so don’t worry, he’s not going all Jared Leto-30 Seconds To Mars on us and forget his acting altogether.
See video of their show—with Cera saying hello to “Port-land? Port-LAND?”—after the jump.
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
This big screen version of Bryan Lee O’Malley‘s slacker-centric graphic novel might be the best comic book/videogame/kung-fu/adult manga adaptation ever made. Pilgrim, played by Michael Cera like a puppy dog in a duffel coat, is a bed-headed bass-player who falls hard for the frosty, blue-haired Ramona (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). To win her heart, however, he must defeat her seven evil exes. Each bristles with more super-powered hoodoo than a Wii console made of Kryptonite. With each victory, he moves up a level in Ramona’s affections, but his band Sex Bomb-omb struggle for recognition from Toronto’s hipster class. Director Edgar Wright jumps to the film from cult comedies Shaun of the Dead and Hot Fuzz. He’s evidently having fun messing around in the Hollywood sandbox. Pilgrim is choc-a-block with split screens, quirky graphics and funny cameos from the likes of Chris Evans, Brandon Routh and the lady who played Cera’s girlfriend in Arrested Development. On the sidelines, Kieran Culkin breathes fresh life into the tired stock character of the gay b’s abrasive punk songs. A cult in the making, this is the Panzer Dragoon Saga of contemporary fauxhemian comedy.
Extras: The standard DVD features the usual array of deleted scenes, bloopers, commentary from the always erudite Wright. The Blu-Ray includes re-edited sequences, documentaries, production diaries and the Adult Swim cartoon Scott Pilgrim vs. The Animation.
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The much-anticipated Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World finally premiered in Los Angeles last night. The film stars Michael Cera as downtrodden bassist-hero Scott Pilgrim whose sole purpose is to defeat the seven evil ex-boyfriends of his beloved Ramona Flowers, played by Mary Elizabeth Winstead. We just finished the final book in the series last night, so we’re pretty psyched to see the film adaptation, directed by Edgar Wright (who’s responsible for our most favorite zombie movie of all time, Shaun of the Dead). Check out all the film’s stars as they walk the red carpet in our gallery, which is the perfect storm of hipster Hollywood talent, glamorous up-and-comers, and scruffy facial hair.
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