The 2010 MTV Video Music Awards kicked off in fine fashion last night with an opening performance that ranks among -- if not at the top of -- the night's highlights. Eminem took to the stage in a much-publicized performance, starting the festivities off with the one-two punch of "Not Afraid" and "Love the Way You Lie," complete with a surprise appearance by "Lie" collaborator Rihanna. The overall production was stellar, but the appearance kicked off with Em in the tight confines of a club-like space not which bore a striking resemblance to the one featured in his big screen debut, "8 Mile." It was a nice nod to the superstar rapper's roots, and led to a pretty brilliant reveal of the show's main stage. Check it out below.
Last night, just prior to the airing of the 2010 MTV Video Music Awards we premiered a clip from "Runaway," a "companion film" that will reportedly be included as a DVD with the special edition version of Kanye West's next, as-yet-untitled album. The clip is a jarring collection of visuals: there's a deer, a ballet dancer, a woman decked out in feathers and an explosion, complete with slow-mo walkaway. The imagery became a bit clearer later in the evening when Kanye took to the stage for his show-closing performance, which you can check out here right now.
I still don't know what to make of this thing, but I'm curious as hell to see it in full. You can find the "Runaway" clip that we premiered after the jump. Read More...
That headline pretty much says it all. You've already enjoyed an exclusive new clip from "Jackass 3D" this evening. Now I've got a cherry on top for you, in the form of a shiny, new poster.
After the jump you can see a dude who I'm guessing is Johnny Knoxville setting off into the wild, blue yonder from the back of a star-spangled jetski (it's red, white and blue anyway). I'm not sure what landed him in this predicament, but I AM sure of two things:
(1) Something unconventional launched that thing into the air.
(2) This will not end well for either the jetski or its rider.
You'll have to wait until October 15, when "Jackass 3D" hits theaters, to see the before and after. For now, enjoy the moment in poster form. Read More...
Here's something that has me scratching my head. Tonight at the MTV Video Music Awards, we premiered this mysterious sneak peek from Kanye West for something called "Runaway." Is it for a music video? A movie? Is that Kanye I see walking away from an explosion in slow motion? Is that a CG deer? Watch the clip and see if you can figure it out for yourself...
The below video isn't just a "Jackass 3D" clip, it's also a cautionary tale that illustrates why you should never try to get a job with Johnny Knoxville. Never.
You actually get a glimpse of the below hilarity in the debut trailer for "Jackass 3D." The side perspective we get here though, seeing how quickly Bam Margera is knocked off his feet...
Yes, yes... I know. This is a movies blog. But remember, kids: some of your favorite directors working today got their start helming music videos. So make sure you tune in, if only to get a taste of what the next wave of kickass young film directors might be.
And hey, since you're watching, why not compete with the masses to own a piece of history? Head over to our MTV News Facebook page for details on your chance to win one of ten squares of the white carpet, which every celebrity in attendance will be strolling across on their way into Sunday night's show. And of course make sure you tune in to MTV starting at 8pm for pre-show coverage; the awards show starts at 9pm. We'll have some movies-related treats for you here on the blog, but you'll also be able to catch presenters from the "Glee" and "Easy A" casts, as well as performances from Mary J. Blige, Swizz Beats and more during the show.
As you Twilighters already know, Ashley Greene helped us out at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards by working the red carpet as our guest celebrity fashion reporter. She spoke to a bunch of folks, including Green Day, Best Female Video winner Taylor Swift and "Twilight" co-star Taylor Lautner. We've now collected all of those video clips into a convenient show -- a code word here at MTV News for a collection of related clips -- for you to peruse. Check out the video below for Greene's chat with Swift, or head over to the main show page for the full collection.
Jonas Akerlund is an odd duck amongst 2009 MTV VMA nominees with past Hollywood feature experience. He's been around for a long time, though not always as a director. In the early '80s, Akerlund was a member of the Swedish metal band, Bathory. His first gig directing a music video was for "Bewitched," by Candlemass (another Swedish metal outfit), in 1988.
Akerlund hit it big with his work for Roxette in the early '90s, and he went on to direct a number of well-received music videos for Prodigy ("Smack My B-tch Up"), U2 ("Beautiful Day") and Metallica ("Whiskey in the Jar"). He also did a number of videos for Madonna, including 1998's "Ray of Light," which earned him a Moonman for Best Direction. Check out Akerlund's video for Lady Gaga's "Paparazzi" below, then hit the jump for more.
Next up in our 2009 VMA director spotlight is Marc Webb, who is also up for a Moonman in the Best Direction category. Webb has been in the game since the late '90s, though he only recently made the jump into feature film directing. His "(500) Days of Summer," starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Zooey Deschanel, scored a lot of buzz at Sundance earlier this year and has continued to score well with critics since its August 7 release.
For Sunday night's 2009 MTV Video Music Awards ceremony, Webb hopes to pick up a statue for his work directing the video for Green Day's "21 Guns." Check out that video below and hit the jump to compare it with some footage for "(500) Days."
It might not seem obvious, but this Sunday's 2009 Video Music Awards on MTV (coverage begins at 8pm!) is going to have a heavy Hollywood presence. Yes, yes... we all know that "Twilight" stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner will be presenting an expanded trailer for "New Moon." They're not who I'm talking about though.
See, a lot of music video directors these days have -- or soon will -- double-dip in the world of feature-length film. I'm going to be highlighting a few of them here on MTV Movies Blog in a series of Director Spotlight posts. First up is "I Am Legend" director Francis Lawrence, who's up for a Best Direction award for his work on Britney Spears' "Circus" video. Compare the video below with the "I Am Legend" trailer, embedded after the break.