Released in 1999, Spike Jonze's 'Being John Malkovich' starred John Cusack as a struggling puppeteer who finds a portal into actor John Malkovich's brain. The clever meta-fantasy dramedy was a hit, and earned Oscar nominations for Best Director for Jonze, Best Screenplay for the wildly imaginative Charlie Kaufman's script, and Best Supporting Actress for Catherine Keener. This year, the film celebrates its 15th anniversary, so join us for a look back at the cast of the film as we see what they're up to now.
Filmmaker Lance Bangs teamed up with The Creators Project over on Vice to debut this exclusive and beautiful short film, in which Bangs interviews a wealth of talented artists inspired by Spike Jonze's film 'Her.' Actresses like Charlyne Yi and Olivia Wilde are featured, as well as musician James Murphy from LCD Soundsystem and comedian Marc Maron of the WTF Podcast and 'Maron' on IFC -- all of them offering incredibly personal reactions to the film and perspectives on relationships and technology in the short, titled "Love in the Modern Age."
Spike Jonze's 'Her' has drawn plenty of accolades for being one of the best movies of the year and for the voiceover performance of Scarlett Johansson, the voice behind the operating system that Joaquin Phoenix's character falls in love with. But there's one person who doesn't think too highly of 'Her' - Siri.
Technology is a duplicitous wonder: it vastly connects us to people, places, and things beyond our reach, but limits our interactions with the people right in front of us. It allows us an additional layer of protection and evasiveness, while giving us the freedom to be whoever we want to be while hiding behind brightly lit screens. In 'Her,' Spike Jonze imagines a not-so-distant future, that's not just plausible, it's incredibly tangible; its characters -- both human and not -- contemplating what it means to exist, to connect, and to love.
Spike Jonze's new movie 'Her' may not get Scarlett Johansson a Golden Globe, but it's definitely one of our most anticipated titles for the rest of the year. The latest trailer plays up the melancholy as Joaquin Phoenix finds joy (and possible emptiness) when he falls in love with his computer's operating system.
Call it, 'Worse Grandpa.'
Like they have done previously with the 'Jackass' series of films, Johnny Knoxville confirmed to us this weekend that a 'Bad Grandpa 1.5' is on the way that would be a sequel made up of parts that didn't make it into the original. And? It's going to star two Oscar-nominees.
The first official trailer for Spike Jonze's latest film, 'Her,' looks (dare we editorialize?) fantastic. In the film, Joaquin Phoenix plays a lonely, divorced guy who falls in love with the voice of a computer -- and who wouldn't fall in love with that voice when it belong to Scarlett Johansson?!
Do you enjoy watching old people hurt and/or embarrass themselves in public? First of all, shame on you. Second of all: good news! There's a new 'Jackass' movie coming to theaters this fall, and this one focuses solely on Johnny Knoxville's elderly character, Irving Zisman. Are you prepared for 'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa'?
Can anyone top producer Megan Ellison's production company, Annapurna, when it comes to having terrific taste in filmmakers? Case in point: the Coen brothers' 'True Grit,' Paul Thomas Anderson's 'The Master,' John Hillcoat's 'Lawless,' Wong Kar-wai's 'The Grandmasters,' Kathryn Bigelow's 'Zero Dark Thirty' and Andrew Dominik's 'Killing Them Softly.' Of course, there's also the next film from the great Spike Jonze, which finally has a title and an official synopsis.