Spike Jonze

Watch Spike Jonze’s Delightfully Insane Perfume Ad Starring Margaret Qualley

by Britt Hayes August 29, 2016 @ 2:53 PM
Back before he made fascinating films like Adaptation. and Her, Spike Jonze was best known for directing music videos for the likes of Bjork, the Beastie Boys and Fatboy Slim — the latter is of particular relevance here, as Jonze’s latest project is a wildly entertaining perfume ad evocative of his classic video for “Weapon of Choice.” You might even call it “Weapon of Choice 2.0.”

The 25 Best Comedy Movies of the Last 25 Years

by ScreenCrush Staff April 1, 2015 @ 9:19 AM
April Fools’ Day is an occasion marked by silliness. Many websites choose to celebrate by tricking their readers with goofy pranks. But for every one of these hoaxes that’s funny, there are ten more that are terrible (plus our budget would not allow us to turn the site into ScreenFlush, the #1 place on the Internet dedicated to movie toilets, for a single day). So instead, let’s honor some humor professionals; the men and women who’ve made the best comedies of the last 25 years.

'Girls' Season 4 Adds Spike Jonze, But Not to Direct?

by Kevin Fitzpatrick July 31, 2014 @ 1:17 PM
HBO / Angela Weiss, Getty Images
While we were away at Comic-Con 2014, 'Girls' season 4 made its post unanticipated casting yet in giving a role to Judd Apatow's daughter Maude, but the latest addition seems even more unusual. Spike Jonze will put in an appearance, but rather than remain behind the camera, the 'Her' writer-director will play a character in an upcoming 'Girls' season 4 episode.

'Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa .5' Clip: Spike Jonze Has Got Back

by Damon Houx June 2, 2014 @ 6:19 PM
When we talked to Johnny Knoxville about 'Bad Grandpa,' he told us there would be a semi-sequel movie, and now there's footage from that film, 'Bad Grandpa .5.' Here Knoxville and Oscar winner Spike Jonze go to couples therapy as Knoxville's Irving Zissman has a sexual request that Jonze's Gloria doesn't know if she wants to fulfill.

See the Cast of 'Being John Malkovich' Then and Now

by Britt Hayes April 2, 2014 @ 2:31 PM
USA Films
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.

Everything You Need to Know About 'Her' in 60 Seconds!

by ScreenCrush Staff February 6, 2014 @ 1:30 PM
You've heard a lot of talk about 'Her' being one of the best movies of 2013, but with the film only in about 800 theaters nationwide, there's still a good chance you haven't seen it yet and are wondering what all the fuss is about. Well, we're here to help!

'Her': Artists Get Personal About Spike Jonze's Film in New Short

by Britt Hayes January 18, 2014 @ 10:44 AM
Warner Bros.
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."

Apple's Siri Doesn't Think Too Highly of Spike Jonze's 'Her'

by Mike Sampson January 6, 2014 @ 8:31 AM
Warner Bros.
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.

'Her' Review

by Britt Hayes December 16, 2013 @ 1:09 PM
Warner Bros.
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.