Watch Spike Jonze Get Really Whiney in This Interview About Her

In the lead-up to the Oscars, director Spike Jonze has been doing a lot of interviews about his nominated film Her, which probably means that he keeps getting asked the same boring questions about what it means for a man to fall in love with technology over and over again. It's understandable that a person in his… » 2/17/14 12:20pm 2/17/14 12:20pm

Jonah Hill & Brompany Touched Each Other All Over SNL

There was a lot of broing out last night on SNL, from Leonardo DiCaprio ambushing Jonah Hill during the monologue, to Michael Cera gently cupping Jonah Hill's testicles during a Her parody. It was all great fun, and no testicles were harmed in the making of the sketch (though Michael Cera's credibility as an… » 1/26/14 1:00pm 1/26/14 1:00pm

Siri Is Not Down with the Movie Her

Over the past couple weeks, nearly every friend I have (ALL THREE OF THEM) has invited me to go see the new Spike Jonze movie Her and for reasons even I don't understand, my impolite response has continually been one of aggressive disinterest. I dunno — I'm sure Her is good and all, but the fact is that it fails to… » 1/06/14 2:45pm 1/06/14 2:45pm

27-Year-Old Mega-Producer Megan Ellison Could Win All The Oscars

Megan Ellison, the 27-year-old film wunderkind producer (and daughter of Oracle co-founder Larry Ellison), walked away with two Producers Guild of America nominations earlier this week for Her and American Hustle. These awards are considered a good predictor of which films will be nominated for the Oscars. What this… » 1/04/14 12:00pm 1/04/14 12:00pm

Our Weird Tendency to Sexualize Technology

Spike Jonze's new movie Her ruminates on the ideas of loneliness, love, and our isolating dependence on technology. It also upholds a conventional projection of female sexuality on technology, in the form of an interactive AI voiced by the sultry Scarlett Johansson. In fact, it takes the allure of a sexy subservient… » 12/22/13 4:30pm 12/22/13 4:30pm

How to Support Breast Cancer Research Without Supporting Komen

Susan G. Komen for the Cure has become a bloated Cancer Awareness McDonald's that offers more swag and socialization opportunities than cure. But just because Komen's managed to portray breast cancer as a feathery pink celebration of sisterhood and not a disease best fought with patient empowerment and scientific… » 2/13/12 5:20pm 2/13/12 5:20pm