When you decide to write a story set in the near future, or speculating about things that might happen, you’re running the risk of looking like a jackass. Nobody expects a science fiction story to predict the actual future—not if they know anything about science fiction, anyway. But given how slowly publishing can…
If it didn’t mean we’d miss amazing films like Being John Malkovich, Adaptation and Her, Spike Jonze could have a great career in late night. Earlier this week, the director helmed directed a surreal new opening to The Late Show With Stephen Colbert, which you should watch here.
I love to watch movies by Spike Jonze because he always tells interesting stories with even more interesting characters. But what I may love more is the look of his films. Jacob T. Swinney edited together this video to show the aesthetics of whimsy and you'll see interesting camera angles, lens flares and more.
Not even those who worked on the Oscar-nominated film Her are sure exactly how near we are to the near-future depicted in the movie. "I think the idea of the near-future is that you can't predict the pace of technology," says graphic designer Geoff McFetridge, who designed the interfaces for the film.
Having finally seen Her, I'm surprised to find the distinct lack of chatter this film is generating among genre fans. This film takes an existential look at the (potential? inevitable?) singularity, and shows viewers the future of video gaming. Be warned, there be spoilers here (although not about the main plot).
Spike Jonze has built his career on unsettling journeys into the uncanny, from Being John Malkovich to Where The Wild Things Are. But his latest film, Her, is unsettling for a different reason — because it's so sweet and moving in depicting a romance between a human and a computer.
Early in Spike Jonze’s film Her, Joaquin Phoenix’s character gazes out his Los Angeles window. As the camera pans, we see not a squat, sprawling metropolis, but a golden-lit landscape of skyscrapers stretching all the way to the horizon. When I saw the film, this scene made me gasp.
A wonderful new trailer for Spike Jonze's upcoming movie Her has arrived, detailing more of the blossoming romance between a Scarlett Johansson-voiced artificial intelligence and a lonely writer named Theodore. I'm not sure which is the scifi part, though: that a man could fall in love with his computer, or that an…
Color us surprised, Scarlett Johansson who plays the sultry and sweet robot voice Samantha from Spike Jonze's Her is ineligible for a Golden Globe because her body isn't physically in the movie. That's kind of BS.
Here's the first trailer for Spike Jonze's newest project, Her. It's your typical romance, where a meek guy you can't help feeling bad for (Joaquin Phoenix) falls in love with the cryptic Samantha (Scarlett Johansson), who mysteriously shows up and makes him teach her, and himself, how to enjoy life. But Samantha is…
The first trailer for Spike Jonze's new movie Her has arrived, about a mustachioed Joaquin Phoenix who falls in love with the AI in his computer, voiced by Scarlett Johansson.
Spike Jonze is back to making movies about grown-ups, after the bizarre and somewhat polarizing Where The Wild Things Are. And his new movie, reportedly titled Her, is commenting on our relationship with technology in a way that sounds really fascinating: A man falls in love with the operating system on his phone,…
Spike "I'm Friends With Rappers, Too" Jonze has been behind some big name films: Where the Wild Things Are, Jackass: The Movie, uh, Björk: Volumen Plus (?), the music video for Otis was pretty great... Next subject? iPhones and romance.
Being John Malkovich director Spike Jonze — who recently directed that action-figure extravaganza for The Beastie Boys — has now collaborated with designer Olympia Le-Tan's and director Simon Cahn to animate 3,000 pieces of felt.
Personally, I'd rather play Chris Cunningham directing Aphex Twin, but it's probably for the best I'll never get that opportunity. If you have $750 knocking around, the Beastie Boys are selling their three 11.5-inch figurines from their latest music video.
Your average rap video, this is not! In the 11-minute course of Don't Play No Game That I Can't Win, the plasticized trio gets shot at, shoots back, escapes in a submarine, takes Santigold waterskiing, and kills many bad guys.
New Man of Steel set photos reveal all's not peaceful in Smallville. Joe Johnston explains the heart of Captain America. A Shaun of the Dead star joins Snow White and the Huntsman. Plus the Evil Dead reboot is really happening!
Remember The Suburbs, the totalitarian-urban-sprawl music video collaboration between Being John Malkovich's Spike Jonze and indie darlings Arcade Fire? Now you can watch a much longer companion piece, Scenes from the Suburbs. Growing up sucks in a police state.