We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:
Rihanna's "We Found Love" video arrives with the disapproval of the Irish farmer who told the singer to put on some clothes and stop dancing around in his neighboring fields, but he should be happy he wasn't around for the rest of the shoot and didn't have to scenes where the singer aggressively necks with a surrogate for ex-boyfriend Chris Brown, in his blonde phase. They even go as far as to recreate the couple's infamous car fight before the 2009 Grammys. Interestingly, nobody in the video throws any punches during the exchange. [Who Say]
Chris Martin rides a unicycle in the new Coldplay video "Paradise," which raises the question of whether he learned for the video or has actually been able to do this for the last decade and kept it to himself. Yes, celebrities have the right to a private life, but that doesn't mean they can hold out on being unicyclists and then expect the public not to demand demonstrations whenever he leaves the house. [The Fader]
Either you like Ricky Gervais or you don't. Increasingly, there's no middle ground left regarding the man. If you don't like him, the trailer for his new faux documentary series Life's Too Short starring Warwick Davis, a dwarf, will be come across as tasteless, stupid, or self-congratulatory. If you do like Gervais -- and we do -- you won't be able to hear the joke about tiny doorbell because you'll still be wheezing with laughter over the tiny Segway. [The Set]
Guardian book critic Nicholas Lezard did not care for Steven Spielberg's Tintin movie at all, calling the director a "burned-out sun." And he was talking about Steven Spielberg, one of the most accomplished filmmakers of all time. He's missed a few, but only the most devoted contrarian doesn't think he's an energetic and talented moviemaker. Peter Jackson is as well, but he's not really an actor. Which is what makes his screen test for the series's Captain Haddock fun to watch. Unless you're a Tintin purist, and think he's making a mockery of everything those Belgian comic books stand for. [Hit Fix]
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