Screen Junkies » Arcade Fire http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Mon, 08 Dec 2014 22:05:53 +0000 en hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.3.1 MTV Is Still Doing Those Damn VMAs, So I Guess Here Are The Nominees. Whatever. http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/mtv-is-still-doing-those-damn-vmas-so-i-guess-here-are-the-nominees-whatever/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/mtv-is-still-doing-those-damn-vmas-so-i-guess-here-are-the-nominees-whatever/#comments Thu, 17 Jul 2014 23:27:07 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=263152 Unless Rihanna and Chris Brown do a rendition of "Proud Mary" together, this will probably be pretty underwhelming.

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Yes, yes, MTV doesn’t play videos any more so the whole premise of the awards show is irrelevant. We’ve been saying that for about 12 years now, to the point that the criticism itself may be more obnoxious than the very thing it’s criticizing.

Nah. The thing it’s criticizing is still worse. Nonetheless, I guess MTV makes some money off these things, or maybe Hannah Montana is paying for them out of pocket, but there will be Video Music Awards on August 24th.

To the show’s credit, some decent acts are up for awards, but those were probably hand picked to get a broader audience so that more people can watch Iggy Azalea fuck a goat, or whatever contrived controversy that manifests itself during MTV’s wrap-up show.

Beyonce leads with eight nods because…she fierce! Eminem is up for seven because he slightly less fierce. Also, a lot of people probably thought he was dead or retired, but here he is, getting MTV VMA Ns (I decided to shorten “Nominations” so that the phrase is nothing but acronyms. I’m a completist.) Iggy Azalea also got seven Ns as well, but that’s far less surprising, because a white person appropriating black culture is always good for commercial and critical success. Just ask…I don’t know…oh! Eminem.

If you’re of a Pitchfork type of guy or gal, you can hang your hat on Ns for Kanye West, Arcade Fire, Drake, Arctic Monkeys, the Black Keys, Sia, Lorde, Jack White, Ariana Grande, Charli XCX, Schoolboy Q, Disclosure, Angel Haze, Lana Del Rey, Gesaffelstein, MGMT, and Tyler, the Creator.

Can we please just call him “Tyler” now? The only thing more annoying than typing “Tyler, the Creator” is having to add that little comma-pause in there when you say his name.

And Drake will be there. Because it’s legally not an award show unless Drake or Neil Patrick Harris are in attendance.

Remember: VMAs, August 24th. Be there or…be somewhere else. It just doesn’t matter anymore.

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NBC Did Something Right Thanks To The Arcade Fire http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nbc-did-something-right-thanks-to-the-arcade-fire/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/nbc-did-something-right-thanks-to-the-arcade-fire/#comments Mon, 30 Sep 2013 20:43:15 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257314 They did it on purpose too!

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Well, this was unexpected. NBC agreed to air something awesome. Of course, they waited until 1am Saturday night/Sunday morning but still… something awesome was broadcast to the nation on the National Broadcast Company. After appearing as the musical guest on the season premiere of SNL, Arcade Fire made things weird by launching into their own after-show concert special. Directed by Roman Coppola, the style of the special was made to ape the crap that followed SNL in the early 1980′s. Look out for cameos from James Franco, Rainn Wilson, Bono, Ben Stiller, Michael Cera, Bill Hader, Zach Galifianakis, Jason Schwartzman, Eric Wareheim, and Aziz Ansari.

More of this please, NBC. Please fill your late night programming with gonzo stuff.

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