Can we all agree that not all sports movies are cut from the same cloth? While some are artistically achieved, others pale in comparison and still others are completely outlandish. In this blog post, we're talking about the latter. Every now and then a sports movie will expect audiences to jump on-board with completely ridiculous game-changer. Whether it be a man dressed as a woman, a dog with hoops skills, a move that defies physics or a f***ing werewolf, these following flicks push our suspension of disbelief too far. We just can't abide by a storyline happens that lacks any reality in any physical capacity. These moments are richer than dark chocolate and Mitt Romney combined.
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While the "The Avengers" blew up the box office this past weekend, a group of graffiti artists painted an Avengers-inspired mural in South Bronx. The six-man crew is 4burners, consisting of Gusto (an MTV man), Sen2, Deem, Logek, Owns, Rubin and Dasic, the first five of which hail from New York.
"We've been painting together as a crew for three years, and are one of the last few crews that are truly representing New York as a focal point for graffiti culture," Gusto told us.
Each member of the crew painted a different character and molded their piece around the look and feel of the character. The six frames frames join together like a comic book. The Hulk, Captain America, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye and Black Widow are represented on the on wall at Faile Street and Randall Ave, South Bronx.
Click on for a couple more pictures of 4burners's fresh mural and 25 more impressive pieces of superhero graffiti.
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Tim Burton's films balance absurdism with unsettling imagery, so it's no surprise he's a (crazy-coiffed) godhead to film students across the country. Which is why mtvU hooked up a lucky CalArts (Burton's alma mater) student for "#Ask" to interview the prolific director about his latest movie, an adaptation of the late '60s TV series "Dark Shadows." The film of the same name looks to carry on Burton's tradition, fusing vampire elements with disco days, and features longtime collaborator Johnny Depp again donning white makeup like a new Beetlejuice.
In this preview of the interview, Burton addresses a longstanding legend regarding himself and a California Institute of the Arts dorm door, a myth that's been whispered throughout the halls of the school for decades. Burton explains how his job as a carpenter who didn't know carpentry gives credence to the tale. As for the answer, well, he's unsurprisingly cryptic.
Check it out, and be sure to catch the full interview today, May 7 on mtvU.
"Dark Shadows" is in theaters Friday.
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The big winner of "Think Like a Man"--which knocked "The Hunger Games" off its perch after a four-week run at number one-- is Steve Harvey, who made a number one movie that made his own book the centerpiece of the thing ("Act Like a Lady, Think Like a Man"). Now that is some serious cross/self-promotion. But the real big winner, to us at least, is comedian Kevin Hart. "Think Like a Man" is an ensemble style movie and Hart, as you would expect, plays the excitable, funny man. Based on his stand-up, that's pretty much Kevin Hart in real life (say it with your chest!). Meagan Good is pretty easy on the eyes but we could have used even more screen time from Hart. And what a year for the comedian. Earlier this year he won MVP at the NBA All-Star Weekend Celebrity Game, throw in a role in a number one movie and all he needs to do for the remainder of 2012 is release another Comedy Central special and he'll win the just-invented Clutch Triple Crown. Here's MTV Clutch's Check-In duo talking with Hart at the All-Star Weekend.+ Follow MTV Clutch on Twitter, Tumblr and Facebook
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ActionFest 2012 just concluded in Asheville, North Carolina, and one of their guests of honor was Gina Carano. She got her start kicking ass as an MMA fighter, continued kicking ass in the recent action film "Haywire" and will continue to do so with her new movie currently in production, "In the Blood." Carano has made such an impression on the world in such a short amount of time that ActionFest presented her the first ever Chick Norris Award, naming her the best female action star. MTV Clutch contributor Action Flick Chick got a chance to speak with Carano about all of this and more at ActionFest. Check it out!
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No one will dispute that The Muppets creator Jim Henson is a visionary. He began creating his intricate and distinctive marionette/puppet creations during the mid-1950s when the only model for that kind of success was "Howdy Doody" (Who? Exactly.) In 1979, "The Muppet Movie" became a blockbuster success. Suddenly, it was easier being green...and yellow...and blue. The Muppets helped the world realize we're all the same color on the inside. The Muppets made us more human.
In fact, since Jason Segel's reboot of "The Muppets" last year, we've started realizing that numerous celebrities base their "human look" on different Muppets. Seth Rogen unabashedly steals Fozzie Bear's image, while best buddies Adam Carolla and Jimmy Kimmel may as well just get in the bathtub together and sing "Rubber Duckie." There are so many examples, there should be a Muppets movie starring humans as the characters. Below are nine quick examples of obvious casting choices. We know there are more, but why do all of Hollywood's work for them? However, if you think of more, hit us up on Twitter and Facebook with suggestions. If we get enough great ones, we'll do another post of these and credit those readers who helped.
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Above: Judge Dredd. Remember him? From TruTV's rundown of the 15 dumbest superhero movies. The only way they'll stop is if you stop going. And even then, Hollywood may persist.
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This Friday, April 12, the moment your funny uncle has been waiting for arrives: "The Three Stooges" remake. Directors the Farrelly Brothers have been working on bringing Moe, Larry and Curly back to the big screen since the '90s. "They never got the first-class treatment they deserved," Peter Farrelly said in a recent New York Times interview.
Since the film has been in progress for over a decade, there have been a lot of changes--the biggest being casting. Everyone from Paul Giamatti to Johnny Depp and Justin Timberlake were reportedly gunning for Stooges roles. While the current versions stars Sean Hayes as Larry, Will Sasso as Curly and Chris Diamantopoulus as Moe, the original cast reportedly featured Benicio del Toro as Moe, Sean Penn as Larry and Jim Carrey as Curly. That's a fantasy lineup for any movie, of any genre. Just imagine what that would've look like.... We did, above!
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It's Good Friday. That means GIFs from the movie "Friday" are in order, because it's really good, hence Good Friday. For those who grew up outside of the church, Good Friday commemorates the death of Jesus Christ. Kind of a bummer, we know, but don't worry, he made a spectacular comeback on Easter Sunday.
Obviously, "Friday" has nothing to do with the holiday, but who cares? This movie completely changed the landscape in 1995. Written by two rappers, Ice Cube and DJ Pooh, and directed by music video director F. Gary Gray, it came out of nowhere and made white suburban teenagers everywhere believe South Central L.A. is a hilarious place to live. John Witherspoon (pictured above) nails the role of Craig's dad and Chris Tucker's portrayal of Smokey turned him (briefly) into the hottest comedy star around. Plus, if it hadn't been for "Friday," Ice Cube might still be a terrifying rapper instead of a soft and cuddly step-dad.