Thursday, June 08, 2006

MTV Movie Awards

Catching up with the ongoing MTV Movie Awards...

- The opening skit was actually funny. Topher Grace is going to make a lot of good movies as a supporting actor. Unfortunately, the skits that have followed weren't different; they were the same thing, only parodying different movies.

- Christian Bale paying tribute to Bob Kane was rather cool and unexpected as well. Somebody should have told him not to take the award that seriously - we didn't need a 15 minute exposition on his life.

- I have to admit, I thought Jake Gyllenhall wouldn't be so, um, cool, for lack of a better word. His acceptance speech and goofing around pre-speech showed he doesn't take himself too seriously, which is a good thing for somebody as talented as him.

- Gnarls Barkley were okay, but the fact they all dressed up as Star Wars characters made up for the underlying voice track.

- Rebecca Romjin and Famke Janssen had to be sent out there as a What to Wear and What Not to Wear comparison study, right?

- Kate Beckensale is very attractive. (Sorry, I felt that needed to be said.)

- The King Kong parody didn't really work for me, but I will make sure that Mike tries Malt Liquor and Sunny D one day.

- Christina Aguilera's new song is kinda catchy. But I doubt I'll pick up the CD.

- Hopefully Talladegha Nights is better than the Ferrell/Reilly presentation. Thankfully Steve Carrell saved it.

- AFI? Not so good.

- And somebody who might be valuing this MTV thing a bit too much is Jennifer Carpenter. You just won the "Golden Popcorn" for best scared performance. That isn't exactly a great accomplishment for your resume. (Just ask the guy from Napolean Dynamite.)

- Jim Carrey should be given an award on every award show, just so he can give an acceptance speech. (Even an Oscar, just to switch things up.)

- So, we're running over time, which means I'm not actually taping the after show. Ah well.

- Oh crap there's a student filmmaker award. Thank god it only took 30 seconds and wasn't the opus that was the tribute to Sofia Coppola.

- Oh man, Samuel L. Jackson just guaranteed that Snakes on a Plane will win best movie next year. This movie is going to do so much better than it has any right doing because the people involved understand that this is a horrible B movie. But they play off of that with a couple of winks

- And to add to the ridiculousness of the last award, somebody just said the director of the Wedding Crashers is a visionary.

- Finishing off the night is Jessica Alba, who did a good job as host. MTV seems to always do a good job of choosing hosts for their award shows (I'm forgiving the choice of Jimmy Fallon, as everybody's entitled to one mistake.) They get somebody who's popular at the time, can do a bit of acting in pre-taped skits, and won't falter in a live audience. And that's all they need, because they let the award winners run the show.

All in all, this was a thumbs up show. Catch on of the gazillion repeats when you have a couple of hours to kill and you won't regret it.

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