To help promote its Video Music Awards that aired last night, last week MTV employed a novel approach to aerial advertising. Instead of having a plane pulling a large banner, it used a pair of helicopters to create a flying movie theater that the Guinness Book of World Records has confirmed as the world’s largest…
Earlier this week, fans had the experience of first hearing Oscar-winner Brie Larson was likely to play Captain Marvel. But what was Larson’s experience first hearing about the character? Turns out, it’s already online.
Some people like to claim that MTV’s heyday was back when it actually showed music, rather than the reality TV programming. Those people have clearly never watched MTV Cribs, the crown jewel of the televised aughts, featuring celebrities showing off their homes. Among other things, it produced the spectacle of Mariah…
We had some majorly mixed feelings about season one of The Shannara Chronicles, MTV’s stab at an epic fantasy TV series. Its characters were thinly drawn, but it looked gorgeous and was often entertaining. Will a just-announced second season allow the show to bring more depth to the story?
The Shannara Chronicles is a strange TV show. It’s clearly the result of some producer’s desire to replicate the crazy success of HBO’s Game of Thrones, but it fell way short. And maybe the reason is because Shannara is a standard-issue epic fantasy, and Game of Thrones is something different.
While watching the latest episode of The Shannara Chronicles, I realized what this show reminded me of: the first time a Dungeons and Dragons campaign sets out, with everyone starting at their first level.
The next book to be adapted off your bookshelf is Terry Brooks’ The Sword of Shannara Trilogy, which kicked off this week on MTV. We liked how it started off, and it’s a dense, entertaining introduction to the world.
There’s a lot to like about MTV’s live-action adaptation of Terry Brooks’ Shannara book series . But it’s also very much an epic fantasy TV series made by MTV, which begs the question: Who is The Shannara Chronicles really for? Because the show may be too fantastic for normal MTV audiences, but also too MTV-ish for…
When LOST showed up with its 10-second opening credits, we really lost something: minute or so introduction we got to a television show. MTV just released their credits for The Shannara Chronicles and it shows off just how that world transformed.
So the folks at MTV released a giant, two-minute trailer at New York Comic Con for the upcoming fantasy series The Shannara Chronicles, based on the many, many bestselling novels by Terry Brooks. Much like the book series, I doubt anyone is going to accuse the Shannara show of overwhelming originality, but it still…
As a week full of news gets into full swing, MTV released the first image of its new show The Chronicles of Shannara. Take a look at Ivana Baquero as Eretria, Austin Butler as Wil Ohmsford, and Poppy Drayton as Amberle Elessedil.
We have the official trailer for Scream, and in typical Scream fashion, it's heavy on the meta-commentary on the tropes of slasher movies. And how they don't work on TV. They must be feeling pretty confident to make those kinds of jokes.
At the dawn of the world wide web, early adopters were scooping up domain names like crazy. Which led to quite a few battles over everything from MTV.com to McDonalds.com.
Teen Wolf has been renewed for a fourth season. At today's NYCC panel, MTV announced that we'll see another round of werewolf fun.
After comparing herself to Madonna and Britney Spears, Miley Cyrus' first statement after her performance at the MTV Video Music Awards says that she and Robin Thicke have made history. She added: "now we're three days later they're still talking about it." Read and cringe.
MTV has had something resembling an iOS app before called WatchWith, but their parent company Viacom has given it a total content overhaul and renaming it just plain old MTV. The new, improved, and most importantly on-demand app is stuffed full of content, both new and old.
We really enjoyed Gwenda Bond's young adult novel Blackwood, which weaves together the mystery of the Roanoke disappearance with a lot of supernatural craziness for a fun story of growing up cursed. And now, on the heels of MTV's success with Teen Wolf, we could be seeing Miranda Blackwood on television every week.…