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

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

Dude Would Rather Date Scarlett Johansson's Voice Than a Real Woman

Oh great, another movie about a dude who's SO DESERVING OF LOVE but just can't his shit together enough to date a real woman. » 12/04/13 10:10am 12/04/13 10:10am

Rinko Kikuchi is Not Your Toy

A while back, I wrote a rant on Pacific Rim's conspicuous lack of women, but I feel that I failed to really go into depth about the movie's one really prominent woman, Mako Mori. While the physical lack of women is still problematic, what was actually somewhat refreshing was that the lone speaking woman didn't seem,… » 8/09/13 3:53pm 8/09/13 3:53pm

Skeleton Seeks Same In Superb Spike Jonze Short

Director Spike Jonze and accessory designer Olympia Le Tan teamed up to make this creepy-romantic, Halloween-appropriate short. Mourir Auprès de Toi ("To Die By Your Side") is set in a bookstore — actually, the famous English-language Paris booksellers Shakespeare & Company, to be precise — where the covers come to… » 10/24/11 4:15pm 10/24/11 4:15pm

Paulina Hates Your Boob Job; Oprah Buys Stock In J. Crew

Megan Fox: "I've Only Been With Two Men"; Spencer (Literally) Bites…

Reese & Jake Are Over... Or Engaged; Judge Rules No More Media…

Lindsay Refuses Rehab; Co-Star Says Cruise Made "Constant Homophobic…

"I Remember Getting Some Dirt From The Ground... And Spike Goes, 'More,…

That's Peter Brooke, creative supervisor at the Jim Henson workshop, who walks readers through every step in the eight-month process of building the suits for Where The Wild Things Are. [Vanity Fair] » 10/20/09 4:20pm 10/20/09 4:20pm

Where The Wild Things Are: More Moody Than Wild

Where The Wild Things Are isn't a film for children, but about them. Many critics love it, but others say it's "made by, and for, members of a generation who feel it's unfair to have to grow up." » 10/16/09 12:30pm 10/16/09 12:30pm


Maurice Sendak's advice to young people, in Spike Jonze's short documentary: "Quit this life as soon as possible. Get out. You're doing a documentary about a brain-dead person." [LA Times] » 10/15/09 2:30pm 10/15/09 2:30pm

It's A Girl For Heidi & No One For Sparkle Vamp

Q: "What Do You Say To Parents Who Think The Wild Things Film May Be…

Maurice Sendak: "I would tell them to go to hell. That's a question I will not tolerate… If they can't handle it, go home." [Page Six] » 10/09/09 10:40am 10/09/09 10:40am

Frances Cobain Lashes Out At Ali Lohan; Brad & Jen's "Secret" Meeting

Where The Wild Things Are : When Kids' Tales Go Tinseltown

Am I the only one who's kind of apprehensive about the Spike Jonze-helmed Where the Wild Things Are movie? Yes? Okay, then. But here's why: » 9/03/09 2:40pm 9/03/09 2:40pm

Maurice Sendak Praises Spike Jonze's Version Of Where The Wild Things…

The new Where the Wild Things Are featurette at left shows that Maurice Sendak was heavily involved behind the scenes. "He's turned it into his without giving up mine," says Sendak of Spike Jonze. "He's touched me very much." [Buzzfeed] » 7/28/09 10:20am 7/28/09 10:20am