Screen Junkies » mtv vmas http://www.screenjunkies.com Movie Reviews & TV Show Reviews Fri, 28 Nov 2014 16:30:46 +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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David Attenborough Narrates Miley’s VMA Performance http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/david-attenborough-narrates-mileys-vma-performance/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/video/david-attenborough-narrates-mileys-vma-performance/#comments Thu, 31 Oct 2013 15:43:08 +0000 Wookie Johnson http://www.screenjunkies.com/?post_type=video&p=257815 Her mysterious rituals explained.

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No matter how sick you may be of Miley Cyrus and where she rubs her genitals, you have to watch this video because it’s the best.

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The MTV VIdeo Music Awards Manufactured A Sad Little Controversy Last Night http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-mtv-video-music-awards-manufactured-a-sad-little-controversy-last-night/ http://www.screenjunkies.com/tv/tv-news/the-mtv-video-music-awards-manufactured-a-sad-little-controversy-last-night/#comments Mon, 26 Aug 2013 17:11:54 +0000 Penn Collins http://www.screenjunkies.com/?p=256610 Today is a great day, because it's the longest possible time until the next VMAs.

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After they stopped playing music videos about a decade or so ago in favor of terrible reality programming, MTV has kept plugging along with its Video Music Awards despite the fact that the biggest avenue in the medium (MTV itself) refused to even acknowledge their existence, save for on this day.

However, MTV has fought tooth and nail to maintain the cultural relevance of the VMAs by trotting out failed stunt after failed stunt (Britney-Madonna kiss, Borat‘s ass-Eminem, Guns n’ Roses lame reunion, N*Sync, Kanye-Taylor Swift), this time they’ve outdone themselves in terms of lameness. Hannah Montana danced provocatively.

In a skimpy outfit. And there was something called twerking, which may or may not be the dance move that set everyone’s souls afire.

It was pretty terrible all around.

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