It could have turned into a self-indulgent in-joke — and maybe it still is to a degree — but it's also consistently hilarious and ballsy in the best way a comedy can be. 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. INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS The Coen brothers might be the closest thing to a sure bet to making my top ten list but in all honesty the first time I saw their latest I was underwhelmed. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/17/the-best-movies-of-2013/

Exclusive 'The Legend Of Hercules' Photos: Kellan Lutz Is A Man And A God

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. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/11/legend-of-hercules-kellan-lutz/

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

Any movie that's going to have Greek gods and half-breeds in it is going to need some impressive special effects work to back up the creatures. That applied for "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters," the second movie in the fantasy franchise. With the Logan Lerman movie about to hit Blu-ray and DVD this week, MTV Movies Blog has an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at what went into bringing the character Tyson to life. As anyone who has seen the movie knows, Tyson is a cyclops, and putting one eye on an actor is harder than you might expect. Check out our exclusive look at a behind-the-scenes featurette from the "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" Blu-ray after the jump! "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" hits Blu-ray and DVD on December 17. 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

Please watch the above preview on the promise that you will watch nothing better today*. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/12/you-have-to-watch-the-trailer-for-freezer/

You Have To Watch The Trailer For 'Freezer'

But more often than not, I would know what he was after." Still, that doesn't stop Blomkamp from throwing the occasional curveball. http://moviesblog.mtv.com/2013/12/17/elysium-vfx-supervisor/

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