October 23, 2017

About the author  ⁄ Rachel Paoletta

These Teen Filmmakers Perfectly Explain Why You Need To Make Movies Now

by 11 mins ago

The second annual All American High School Film Festival took place Thursday, October 23 through Sunday, October 26. Boasting submissions from over 15 countries and over 1,000 teen filmmakers in attendance, the AAHSFF is the biggest high school film festival in the world.

The teen filmmakers tackled various subjects – some dealt with individuality, the nuances of young romance, even the possibility of a zombie apocalypse in a high school. Many of the films unpacked the concept of individuality. Dylan Sparano, who was attending for an experimental animation he created, told MTV News that he hoped his film “speaks to some people that you can be cool not fitting in.”

Others filmmakers highlighted the complexities of mental health issues, drug addiction, and school shootings. Filmmaker Katie Yates spoke about her friend’s documentary on cyberbullying, and how the film was inspired by another friend’s devastating experience. “Cyberbullying is not okay,” she declared.

Despite the many different genres of film, one message remained clear: Young people want you to know they’re the ones to look out for

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13 Cute Animals Explain Why Adulthood is Terrifying

by 1 hour ago

Think growing up is fun? Wrong. Here are some terrifying realities that prove adulthood is anything but adorable.

1. Finding health insurance

no idea

2. Filing taxes

bread

3. Writing checks

cat1

4. Paying bills

money

5. Opening a savings account

pug

6. Going grocery shopping

octopus nope

7. Jury Duty

mouse

8. Hangovers

hangover

9. Paying tons of money for a gym you don’t use

treadmill

10. Building credit

cat dogs

11. Wearing clothes that aren’t pajamas or sweatpants

sloth

12. Being healthy

banana

13. Student loans

dog1

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Get Ready To Sob Uncontrollably From These Dogs Reuniting With Their Owners

by 13 mins ago

No one loves you more unconditionally than your dog. Despite your faults, flaws and questionable hygiene, your pooch accepts you for the person you are. No matter how far away you go — or for how long — your dog will be happy to welcome you back with lots of slobbery kisses. Here are some of our favorite videos of dogs reuniting with their owners.

This dog didn’t see her owner for two years, then PASSED OUT from excitement:

Look at this big dog acting just like a puppy when his owner came back from Kuwait:

This one is amazing: After a tornado, a woman pulled her dog out from the rubble of her decimated neighborhood. She reunited with her pooch on live TV.

This dog couldn’t help but cry when she finally saw her original owners:

And this pup missed her dad so much when he was overseas for six months:

Gracie’s reaction was priceless! No wonder 20 million people have watched it…

This police dog was shot in the line of duty, but he thankfully recovered, and got to reunite with his best pal:

And finally, here’s a compilation of dogs welcoming their owners back from duties overseas. Cue all the tears…

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6 Soul-Crushing Things You Ask Yourself On Line For The iPhone 6

by 39 mins ago

The release of every new Apple product is a cultural spectacle. You always hear the stories about the people who waited 90 days to get the phone, the ones who flew from halfway around the world — the ones who camped outside the store. What no one tells you is that gazing at the line for the new iPhone is basically like witnessing “The Hunger Games” — with smartphones.

This morning, I descended into the ninth ring of hell (the Fifth Ave Apple Store in New York City) to observe and report on the scene. Here are six things I had to ask myself:

1. Why is everyone basically on the verge of beating each other…for a phone?

falling

police

NOPE. WHY? WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS?

2. Why is everyone trying to sell me something?

advertisers

For some reason, I think the last thing the people on-line wanted was a cold apple pie or another T-shirt…I think they just wanted their phones. That’s about it.

3. Why is this guy dressed as a piece of sushi??

sushi

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To be fair, this guy was dressed as a plastic bag:

bag

4. Are the people in this line even getting the phone?

line

Some of them… maybe. Apparently, some people, called “line-holders,” get paid to stand and wait to get the iPhone — only to give it to someone else. One Craiglist ad for line-holders in Dallas promises they’ll get to the store “12 hours ...

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Spider-Man And Batman Team Up To Battle A Heckler In Times Square

by 1 min ago

Two beloved superheros, one unlikely foe.

Batman may be fighting Superman in 2016, but in the meantime he’s joining forces with Spider-Man — at least, their Times Square cosplayers squared off against some dude in Times Square whom they accuse of sexual harassment.

Last Saturday, 23-year-old Thomas Rorke managed to get himself in a fistfight with Batman (a.k.a. José Escalona-Martinez) and Spider-Man (a.k.a. Abdel Elkahezai), the New York Post reports. The dynamic duo allege that Rorke started the scuffle by drunkenly straddling Escalona-Martinez while threatening, “I’m gonna f–k you, Batman.”

Soon, Spidey and the Dark Knight found themselves in the fight of their lives. Rorke allegedly grabbed Elkahezai, who then shot webbing at him (it was really just the Silly String he uses as part of his act). The situation quickly escalated into an all-out brawl, and — before the Batmobile could get to the scene — law enforcement got involved and arrested all three men for assault.

Batman and Spiderman have always been proponents of justice, and in this case, justice will be served for all involved, no matter how drunk or costumed they are. For all we know, the Joker and the Green Goblin may have orchestrated the whole thing.

Actually, Marvel and DC, we think we just gave you an idea for a movie…

batman spiderman

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‘Surge’ Soda Is Back! Here Are 7 Drinks We Need In Our Lives Again

by 31 mins ago

Coca-Cola announced Monday that it will be bringing back the cult classic beverage “Surge.” The fizzy, citrusy, highly caffeinated beverage made its debut in 1996 and was taken off the shelves in the early 2000s. And now, a limited supply of the drink will be available for purchase exclusively through Amazon.

But now that we have a small taste of artificially sweetened victory, we DEMAND more of our favorite drinks be revived:

1. Hi-C Ecto Cooler

ecto cooler


Let’s be honest: You know this is what fueled you in your journey through the ball pit at Chuck E. Cheese.

2. Crystal Pepsi

crystal pepsi


Oh, Crystal Pepsi. Your light was dimmed too soon. The drink was only available between 1992 and 1993. It’s just not fair.

3. Sprite Remix

sprite remix


This was pretty much Sprite’s way of ~ embracing DJ culture ~, but the soda only lasted for two years on the market. TROPICAL SPRITE REMIX, COME BACK TO ME PLEASE.

4. Pepsi Blue

pepsi blue


The thirst for this one is very real. Someone is actually trying to sell it on eBay for $222.

5. Pepsi Twist

pepsi twist


Alas, another bright star that burned too quickly. The drink only lasted from 2000-2001, but it lives in our hearts forever.

6. Jolt Cola

jolt cola


Cure for the Mondays, senioritis, and more.

7. Fruitopia

fruitopia


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Scooter Braun Is Going To Be A Dad!

by 1 min ago

It’s “baby, baby, baby” for Justin Bieber‘s manager, Scooter Braun! The 33-year-old Schoolboy Records founder and wife Yael Cohen have announced that they are expecting their first child together, according to E! News.

The couple got married in July, and their wedding included attendees like Carly Rae Jepsen, Ed Sheeran and Tom Hanks. Braun manages Ariana Grande, Usher, Rixton and Psy. Yael Cohen is the CEO and founder of “F— Cancer,” a not-for-profit organization dedicated to educating people about early detection and prevention of cancer.

That baby is going to have two awesome parents. Congratulations to you both!

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It’s National Dog Day! Here’s 11 Celeb Pooches We’re Obssessed With

by 28 mins ago

Today is National Dog Day (August 26) — the REAL “dog day” of summer (see what I did there?). On this day, we celebrate the pooches (and their owners) that make our lives so much better. Here’s a round-up of our favorite celebs with their furry friends:

1. Lady Gaga’s French Bulldog, Asia

2. Ariana Grande’s pup, Fawkes

3. Ashley Benson’s dog, Walter Gene

4. Miley Cyrus’s doggie bae, Emu

5. Toast the dog

6. Iggy Azalea’s puppy, Lucy

7.Marnie the dog

8. Lucy Hale’s dog, Jack

9. Chrissy Teigan’s happy pup, Pippa

10.Jiff the Pomeranian

11. Riff Raff’s dogs, Jody Husky and (bonus!) Goldy Husky

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11 Things We Know About Taylor Swift’s Apartment

by 23 mins ago

So, Monday was a pretty epic day for Swifties. On her highly anticipated live stream with Yahoo! News, Taylor Swift announced her new album, “1989,” played her new single “Shake it Off,” danced gloriously, and even graced us with the music video for the song.

But it somehow, almost impossibly, gets better. After the live stream, Taylor invited a hand-picked group of Swifties, known as “Taylor’s A Team,” back to her apartment for a pizza party. True story.

So how inexplicably adorable is Olivia? How blindingly shiny are TSwift’s Grammys and VMAs? We scoured the Internet to find answers to your burning questions about Taylor’s Pizza Party Pad.

1. She has at least one priceless work of art.

2. Olivia a) is cute beyond your wildest dreams and b) has an even cuter nickname

3. She decorates her walls with memories, because she is the incarnate of perfection

4. What about her taste in movies? Don’t worry, she’s got all your faves.

5. Her apartment “smells like Anthropologie,” AKA what you’ve always imagined Taylor Swift’s apartment to smell like

Here’s the name of the candle if you’re interested in snagging one for yourself:

6. Related: Even her bathroom is magical

…It literally changes you.

7. What’s Taylor’s drink of choice?

8. Taylor’s got tons of awards, and one observant Swiftie weighed-in on them (literally).

9. She’s got lovely taste in literature….

10. and some really creative decorations

11. Her kitchen functions as a dance floor AND a pizza eatery

Major takeaway? Taylor Swift is a national treasure, and probably the closest thing we have to ...

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If You Make Out In Public, This Guy Won’t Hesitate To Photobomb You

by 24 mins ago

A lot of people look for love in all the wrong places, but not many of them upload a photo gallery about it. Earlier today, Imgur user bakr1 posted a thread of pics titled, “My Love Story,” which documents his unique talent at showing up in pictures of random people making out. Some people in the comments are calling him “creepy as f–k,” but others are just commenting on his resemblance to Robb Stark from “Game of Thrones.” Here are a few of our favorites:

club

club 2

concert

The poor guy just can’t catch a break. Check out the rest of his “love story,” and let us know: Do you have a better/more awkward pic that the Internet needs to know about? Send us your best to @MTV2GuyCode using the hashtag #PDAPhotobomb!

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