Unique 'the Legend Hercules' Photos Lutz Can Be A Lord Plus A Man

Right now is a great time for female protagonists in big blockbusters. "Frozen" and "Catching Fire" have jockeyed for the top spot at the box office for two weeks in a row, and Evangeline Lilly is playing a badass dwarf created specifically for "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug." When MTV News sat down with Lilly to discuss Tauriel and the other famous female archer in movies right now, Lilly wasn't afraid to throw down some truth on the topic. Who will win between Tauriel and Katniss? It's not as clear of a victory as you might think. Check out the video above to find out. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/10/if-katniss-faced-tauriel-from-the-hobbit-evangeline-lilly-knows-who-would-win/

'Percy Jackson: Sea Of Monsters' Blu-ray Exclusive: Behind The Creature Effects

It may have started with "Batman Begins," but the superhero origin story is still a popular route to go when tackling an iconic character on the big screen. Just last year, we saw Superman get rebooted with "Man of Steel," and next year, one of the world's first superheroes is getting an origin story of his own. In "The Legend of Hercules," "Twilight" star" Kellan Lutz is taking on the role of the legendary half-god and taking him all the way back to his roots. We've scored a whole bunch of exclusive photos from "The Legend of Hercules," including several of Lutz in various kind of sheets and armor, if you're into that kind of thing. Check out the rest of our exclusive photos after the jump! http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/11/legend-of-hercules-kellan-lutz/

The Best Movies Of 2013

That applied for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the second movie in the fantasy franchise. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/16/percy-jackson-sea-of-monsters-blu-ray-exclusive-behind-the-creature-effects/

'Elysium' VFX Supervisor Dishes On 'Chappie,' Game Spinoffs And Blowing Droids To Bits

"Elysium," which is out this week on home video, follows Matt Damon's character Max, a factory worker who suffers a lethal dose of radiation poisoning, and must get to the orbiting city of Elysium in order to be cured. Like "District 9," "Elysium" sees the writer-director creating social commentary in a sci-fi action film - this time with plenty of robots, killer exoskeletons, and exotic, flesh-shredding guns, all courtesy of the Vancouver-based Imagine Engine. The studio, which is working on the "Ninja Turtles" and "Child 44," largely supports Blomkamp - they're already moving on to the director's next film, the Hugh Jackman-starring "Chappie." When asked what it's like being a studio dedicated primarily to one filmmaker, Muyzers says "I think that working with Neil since 'District 9,' we have developed a shorthand. I can just look at him and maybe see the look on his face and he wants to change something. Or he would send me video shot with his iPhone and it would say 'What the hell is this?' And obviously, there would be a problem, and I would have to go investigate. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/17/elysium-vfx-supervisor/

Film.com's 25 Best Movies Of 2013

5. 12 YEARS A SLAVE If the goal of film is to transport you and expand your mind in some way, mission accomplished for the supremely talent filmmaker Steve McQueen, plunging the audience into the shoes of Solomon Northrup (played with dignity and grace by Chiwetel Ejiofor) as he endures a nightmarish existence. It may be easier to look away, but you'd be missing some of the finest moviemaking in years. 4. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/17/the-best-movies-of-2013/

If Katniss Faced Tauriel From 'The Hobbit,' Evangeline Lilly Knows Who Would Win

With his three books looking behind the scenes of the original "Star Wars" trilogy, Lucasfilm editor Will McCrabb has become the master of rare of pictures and details from the classic films. EMPIRE: This gives you a sense of the size of the Wampa Snow Creature not seen in 1980, a stuntman is on stilts. pic.twitter.com/ERlTbaztTn — will mccrabb (@mccrabb_will) December 4, 2013 The latest picture from the set comes to us from McCrabb's Twitter feed (via Badass Digest ). The photo above is a look at the wampa from "Empire Strikes Back" as it would have appeared had Lucas decided to keep the creature in. The shots with a full-body look at the creature were ultimately redone for the Special Editions, but it didn't appear as big as the wampa we see here. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/04/the-original-empire-strikes-back-wampa-was-huge/

The Original 'Empire Strikes Back' Wampa Was HUGE!

Movie prop auctions are not a rare thing, but it is not often that an item as iconic as the blaster of the galaxy's best smuggler comes on the auction block. Starting on December 21, you'll be able to bit on Han Solo's DL-44 blaster over at Invaluable.com . The lighter version of the famous weapon will not come cheap, unfortunately. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/02/you-can-be-almost-as-cool-as-han-solo-if-you-have-at-least-200000/

You Can Be (Almost) As Cool As Han Solo, If You Have At Least $200,000

If there's any doubt at all that 2013 was a great year for the movies, Film.com 's rundown of the very best will make you a believer. And since the video comes from our friends over at Film.com, there are a few arthouse titles that are definitely required viewing for the year, in case you didn't get a chance to check them out in their limits runs. The list is all wonderfully edited together by Film.com editor David Erhlich and includes some of the great music from the year's movies as well, so if you aren't prepared for goosebumps, we can't recommend the video to you. Check it all out in the video above! http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/03/best-movies-of-2013-filmcom/

Today's Horror Icons: Helene Cattet And Bruno Forzani

Black-gloved killers, lurid murder scenes, striking music... it can only be one thing: a giallo film. Filmmakers Hélène Cattet and Bruno Forzani helped resurrect the Italian horror subgenre with their 2009 thriller "Amer" — a sensual, sensory tale about a young girl's journey to womanhood on the French Riviera. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/05/todays-horror-icons-helene-cattet-and-bruno-forzani/