If you haven't seen any of the 2014 Oscar-nominated films, like 'American Hustle' or '12 Years a Slave,' have no fear. The folks at CineFix and Mom.me and their talented kid performers have come together to reenact the most praised films of the past year ... except for 'Philomena.' Seems like no one has seen 'Philomena.' (Joking ... sort of.)
'Her' may not be lighting the box office on fire, but it's undoubtedly one of the best films released in 2013 and a movie that will generate conversation and analysis for years to come. In other words, it's perfect fodder for 'SNL,' who took the film and transformed it into something far creepier and funnier than anything in the actual movie.
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.
It's that time of the year: time for top 10 lists, time to start gearing up for awards season, and picking the contenders and ensuring we shout their names in all caps from behind our laptops, and a time for critics to champion our favorite movies and performances -- which is why I think it's time to take a look back at my favorite female-centric (and gender politic-centric) films and female performances of 2013.
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.
Scarlett Johansson delivered a career-best performance this year in Spike Jonze's 'Her' and it has a lot of critics talking about award consideration. But, there's one award Johansson won't be winning: The Golden Globe. The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, which manages the Golden Globes, has said that Johansson's performance is ineligible.
Summer is over and, as Ned Stark would say, winter is coming. But, there's no reason to despair: the best stretch of the year for movies is right around the corner. The summer may offer the year's biggest films, but the fall tends to offer the best