One of the most unlikely relationships to emerge from “True Blood“‘s witch-rich fourth season was that deliciously uneasy alliance between avowed, Sookie-loving rivals Bill and Eric (expertly played by Stephen Moyer and Alexander Skarsgård). And if last season’s Russell Edgington cliffhanger is any indication, the pair will once again have to join forces to bring down a shared foe. Man, waiting does suck!
Thankfully, when we sat down with Alexander recently to chat about his upcoming movie “Melancholia,” he was happy to devote a few moments to theorizing about what’s in store for our favorite Bon Temps residents. And, more specifically, whether we can expect more bromantical moments between Bill and Eric.
“Yes, I think so,” Alex said with a chuckle. “That’s been fun. Stephen is awesome. I love working with him. It’s an interesting dynamic between those two guys, those two characters. I could see that. I don’t know. I haven’t read—they’re breaking season five now, so I don’t know what’s going to happen, but I’m sure there’s going to be some nice Bill and Eric moments.”
We’ll take it, Alex! And begin dreaming up plotlines in which Eric and Bill storm into the MTV Newsroom to save us from a pack of marauding were-rats who’ve been hiding in the New York subway system. Because, you know, “True Blood” could do with a field trip to Manhattan. Right?
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When we heard the news that Zac Efron had signed on to appear in a college-themed Seth Rogen movie, our opening day attendance was pretty much solidified. Never mind the fact that the film has no title or release date.
And thanks to a recent chat with Seth himself, our curiosity is even further piqued, in that we now know our favorite blue-eyed, former teen star fully intends to “sully” his squeaky clean, boy-next-door image with what Seth teased as a shocking performance.
“He was really looking to be sullied, which is why we thought it would be a good idea,” Seth told MTV News of how Zac came to be involved in the film. “I’ve met him a few times over the years and the first thing you get from him is that he knows that a guy like me would probably hate him, and he works directly to counteract that feeling, which shows an amount of self awareness that is not prevalent among many young stars these days that I’ve met at award shows recently. And I think that’s why I thought it would be really funny, he seemed like he was a really cool guy, that he’d be fun to work with and seemed that he was capable of much more than the Disney stuff we’ve seen him in.”
So what exactly will Zac be up to in this untitled, R-rated comedy?
“He’s the president of a fraternity who really does despicable things, as the president of a fraternity would do,” Seth revealed. “We [Seth and his writing/producing partner Evan Goldberg] were just pitching him these ideas, and he was going along with it. We kept looking at each other, like ‘He’s actually going along with this stuff,’ and then he would come up with things that would be pushing it further and we thought, ‘Wow, people are really going to be shocked.’ And so it’s exciting to us.”
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One of the things that sets Becca Fitzpatrick’s “Hush, Hush” trilogy apart from the YA pack is the sheer complexity of its plot. What with the angels and fallen angels and Nephilim and their descendants who all may or may not want each other dead. And poor Nora has spent the past two books (“Hush, Hush” and “Crescendo”) trying to figure out where she fits in all this, not to mention whose side her bad-boy boyfriend/guardian-angel-gone-rogue Patch is on.
But the trailer for third book “Silence” simplifies things down to their essential core with this quote: “He will give up anything, do anything to protect her. Even remove her memories of him.”
In the trailer, we see a feather falling into the ocean, and the same crashing waves as the book’s cover. And then the camera pans over a still image of shirtless Patch, followed by another image of him with Nora, in the kind of desperate, tortured stance they’ve got to be pretty used to by now.
But what the heck does that quote mean? SPOILER ALERT! At the end of “Crescendo,” Patch was willing to go rogue, defying heaven and hell just to be with Nora. But then her real father, Hank Millar, stepped in with his band of angel-hating Nephilim to take Patch away. In the excerpt of the book revealed back in May, they’re back together, but it appears as if he’s saying goodbye to Nora. She tells him defiantly, “This isn’t over. After everything we’ve been through, you don’t get the right to brush me off. I’m not letting you off that easily.”
If Patch can remove her memories of him, however, she probably has no choice. Harsh.
What are your guesses about what happens next? What do you think of the “Silence” trailer? Share your thoughts in the comments below, and then hang tight. “Silence” is out on Tuesday, October 5. (Until then, you can have a little fun with Patch courtesy of this nifty Facebook app!)
Bruno Mars’ swoony “Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” song, “It Will Rain,” dropped Tuesday on iTunes, and in the grand Bruno and “Twilight” tradition, it’s heartbreaking and sweeping.
Mr. Mars certainly joins a laundry list of A-listers like Muse, Florence & The Machine and Paramore, who all sang about the power of love for the franchise. With roughly seven weeks until the movie finally opens, we have no clue where the song will appear in the film. So here are our theories where we might here it.
Charlie Swan’s made no secret of the fact that he doesn’t want Bella and Edward to spend eternity together, and lines like, “I’ll never be your mother’s favorite; your daddy can’t even look me in the eye/ If I was in their shoes I’d be doing the same/ Say there goes my little girl/ Walking with that troublesome guy” would make it perfect for any pre-wedding father/daughter heart-to-heart.
Oh, Jacob Black! How Bella always breaks your heart! And when Bruno sings “Don’t you say, goodbye/ Don’t you say, goodbye/ I’ll pick up these broken pieces till I’m bleeding/ If that’ll make it right” it could be the perfect song for the dance between Bella and Jacob.
The sex scene
Okay, so the song has plenty of angst about it, but the general romantic vibe of the song may make for just the right soundtrack to Bella and Edward’s bed-breaking love scene.
Bruno sings, “Cause there’ll be no sunlight/ If I lose you, baby/ There’ll be no clear skies/ If I lose you, baby/ And just like the clouds, my eyes will do the same/ If you walk away, everyday it’ll rain,” and a part of us can’t help but think of Edward’s pain and agony thinking he might lose Bella if she has his baby.
New Song: Bruno Mars, ‘It Will Rain’
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Rom-com regular Katherine Heigl is trading in heartbreak for handcuffs as she stars in the big-screen adaptation of Janet Evanovich’s crime caper “One for the Money.” And thanks to Yahoo! Movies, we’re getting our first look at the trailer for the January 2012 release.
Katherine plays Stephanie Plum, a recently unemployed lingerie saleswoman who turns to her cousin’s bail-bondsman business for a job. Her first assignment? Pick up dirty cop Joe Morelli (played by Jason Mara), whom she just so happened to have a sexual dalliance with back in high school. Stephanie goes on a raucous little romp to recover Morelli—a romp that apparently includes kooky family dinners, naked senior citizens and feisty hookers (no doubt with hearts of gold).
Watch the full trailer after the jump!
For my money (get it!?) the premise feels a bit tired, and not because Janet’s novel of the same name dates back 16 years. If you think you’ve seen this plotline before, it’s because you have in that other bounty hunter movie “Bounty Hunter,” starring Gerard Butler and Jennifer Aniston. (In fact, both flicks appear to include a scene in which the hunter is subdued with his/her own handcuffs by the hunted…) It’s really too bad “Bounty Hunter” beat “One for the Money” to the box office, because I’d probably be more intrigued. That being said, I have a feeling Janet’s loyal fan base couldn’t care less, and will likely make this female-centric version a hit at the box office.
What say you, Crushers? Are you excited about “One for the Money”? Have you read the book on which the movie is based? Sound off in the comments and on Twitter!