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MTV Movie Awards: Jim Carrey's humor goes to the dogs

June 5, 2011 |  6:54 pm

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"The MTV Movie Awards" are spiky, slinky and shiny but never really scruffy -- if you're looking for rebel blood you want to try the show's older sister, "The Video Music Awards," but you're probably about two decades too late.

"The Movie Awards" are bratty -- lots and lots and lots of sex jokes -- but they are as calculated in their raunch as the sequel to "The Hangover."

The perfect example was the arrival on stage of Jim Carrey, the veteran rubber-faced comic star who wore a shirt, suit and shoes of uninterrupted emerald. It was a green-screen suit, and as he delivered a deadpan introduction for the band Foo Fighters the audience saw images projected onto the digital canvas of his clothes. The image they saw the longest? Two bulldogs engaged in canine copulation. Big-name star, top-tech wizardy and humping humor -- it could be a mission statement for the franchise.

-- Geoff Boucher

Photo: Jim Carrey arrives at "The MTV Movie Awards" on Sunday evening. Credit: Getty Images