Who’s already excited for the 2012 MTV Movie Awards?
We’ve already announced that chart-topping indie-pop group Fun. will rock the Movie Awards stage with a performance toasting the greatest party films of all time, plus the addition of five excellent and intriguing new categories: Best Music, Best On-Screen Transformation, Best Gut-Wrenching Performance, Best Cast and Best On-Screen Dirtbag. What more could you ask for?
How about the list of this year’s lucky nominees who will by battling it out for the coveted Golden Popcorn trophy live from the Gibson Amphitheatre in Universal City, California, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Sunday, June 3? Fan voting opens Tuesday at 8 a.m.
Here they are, in all their eclectic, well-deserved glory: the 2012 MTV Movie Award Nominees!
Movie of the Year
» “The Hunger Games”
» “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2”
» “The Help”
» “The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1”
So with hundreds of reviews for The Avengers (Avengers Assemble in the UK) ranging from awesome to possibly the best comic book movie yet, Marvel Studios and its parent corporation, Disney, have a long, prosperous road ahead of them in terms of blockbuster franchises. That is as long as they continue to hire similarly talented and capable story tellers like Joss Whedon to take the helms.
The two-hundred and ninety-five feet (ninety meter) tall Building 54 on MIT’s Cambridge campus has become the canvas for a number of carefully planned and daringly executed visual displays over the years, not strictly allowed by the administration but often looked upon with some appreciation. The building is home to the Institute’s Department of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Science (EAPS) and has a host of meteorological instruments and radio communications equipment on its roof – but its the grid-like windows to the front that have become the main attraction to hackers, as they are known. The latest hack is the successful realization of a long-standing challenge, a huge playable game of Tetris.
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — As the morning sun spilled over the New Orleans’ skyline Monday, jazz musicians Herbie Hancock, Ellis Marsalis and others kicked off International Jazz Day with a sunrise concert that included ritual drumming and a string of performances, a day that culminated in the evening with a grand all-star concert at the United Nations.
In the morning, trumpeters Terence Blanchard and Kermit Ruffins, singer Stephanie Jordan and others performed “On the Sunny Side of the Street” and “Afro Blue” as the sun rose on Congo Square, an area near the French Quarter neighborhood where slaves once gathered on Sundays to play music.
The days grow longer and the weather (for the most part) warmer, and tomorrow is May, which means the sweet, sweet easy times of summer are soon upon us. This is, for the most part, great news. But there is one terrible thing happening as everything else gets good: TV shows are ending. Yes, network seasons are wrapping up, meaning soon there will be so little to watch. For example, The Good Wife, smart sudsy show that it is, ended its third season last night. We’re gonna miss it!
01 Think Like a Man
02 The Pirates! Band of Misfits
03 The Lucky One
04 The Hunger Games
05 The Five-Year Engagement
06 Safe (2012)
07 The Raven
09 The Three Stooges
10 The Cabin in the Woods
Congratulations Samsung, you made it. Top of the heap, number one, head honcho, the big man in the room, the all conquering mobile phone manufacturer. The King that was Nokia is no more, Samsung are now the number one mobile phone manufacturer on the planet.
That was the easy bit. Now they need to stay there, which is a different challenge altogether, and one that many companies have had to face up to before. One slip up in strategy and planning can start a chain reaction that could be masked by the market until the cliff face is reached. Just ask Nokia.
Samsung have many things to be careful of over the next few years, but there are three that cover the biggest areas of risk and opportunity. Continue reading →