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Spike Jonze's 'Her' Wins Its Day In Court Against Theft Charges
While the status of Her being a comedy or a drama is one that could be argued, apparently the films dramatic tendencies were enough to help the movie shake any comparisons to its doppelganger. The whole case becomes clearer when you read the further details provided in an earlier report TMZ provided when the case was first filed.
For Your Consideration: Her Rewards With Repeat Viewings, And Should Be Rewarded By Oscar
I saw Her a couple more times, and each time, it was a new movie for me. Jonze’s film is soft but not quiet, funny but not uproariously silly, kind but not sentimental.
Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Picture Race
My argument is that the category should have shifted from five nominees to three. That would increase competition. Imagine how tight this year’s Oscar race would be if Academy voters could only choose between Gravity, 12 Years a Slave and American Hustle? Now THAT’s a race!
Could Her Happen? Siri Creator Weighs In On How Close We Are To This Future
You're not getting a Samantha for Christmas anytime soon. Dag Kittlaus says so. And he would know, as he's one of the people who created Siri.
Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Original Score Race
What’s left is a competitive, dynamic field of nominees that can count sixty seven nominations amongst three people, while still leaving room for two first-time honorees. Could this year be a sonic passing of the torch?
Watch Jonah Hill And A Surprise Guest Spoof Her On SNL
The jokes are obvious in spots, picking on the high-waisted fashion of Spike Jonze’s futuristic love story, or lampooning the inherent creepiness of Hill’s character – and, by extension, Joaquin Phoenix’s character – having sex with an operating system.
Arcade Fire's Her Score Available Online For Free
Ahead of its commercial release, the score has hit the internet (but not the original songs, sadly), and The Playlist has preserved them. You won’t get to hear Karen O’s nominated The Moon Song, but you will get to hear an instrumental of the end-credits tune Supersymmetry, which in the film is sung by LCD Soundsystem’s James Murphy and can be found on Arcade Fire‘s Reflektor.
Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Original Song Race
This is one of the better years, however, particularly considering at some points the category would have only two to three nominations overall. That wasn’t the case in 2013, as the voters truly spread the wealth, resulting in five very diverse, unexpected selections.
Oscar Analysis 2014: Breaking Down The Best Original Screenplay Race
Every year, the Academy Awards and its voters honor screenwriters old and new by handing out the statue for the Best Original Screenplay, often while employing a lackluster script of its own. While it remains to be seen what kind of material host Ellen DeGeneres will be given, you can bet than the stage direction “This is the part where you dance” will show up more than a few times. Probably in between jokes about Christian Bale’s gut, or his beard, or his hair.
Listen To Let It Go, Ordinary Love And The Other 3 Oscar-Nominated Songs
The Oscar nominations are in, and for some of us, it’s time to play catch-up and try to see some of those nominated films we haven’t gotten around to seeing. Fortunately, when it comes to the picks for Best Original Song, a trip to the theater isn’t required. Listen to all five nominees for Best Original Song right here.
Tom Hanks And Four More Disgraceful Best Actor Oscar Snubs
We can spend weeks reading the tea leaves – and because the Oscar ceremony is still more than a month away, we likely will waste all of that time. My guess is that Hanks split his attention between two performances, and ended up on the short end of the nominee stick in both instances.
Five Oscar Truths Revealed By The Golden Globes
The Golden Globes announced their winners on Sunday, revealing the biases and beliefs of the ninety-something member Hollywood Foreign Press. As much as they get mocked for their ability to be bought and paid for, the Globes often look like a solid predictor for how the Oscars will fare.
Weekend Box Office: Lone Survivor Number One, Hercules Anything But Legendary
Lone Survivor opened wide this weekend after two weeks in small release, taking the top spot with little competition. With $38 million, it topped Frozen which added $15 million to its impressive $317 million total.
Watch: Siri Teams With Alamo Drafthouse To Stop Texting At Movie Theaters
Alamo asked the actual voice of Siri, Susan Bennett, to add oomph to their latest Don't Talk or Text" PSA. In this quirky vid, the cheeky virtual assistant refuses directives to text, calling her unseen user "rude" before threatening to send a message that will release embarrassing personal information.
Siri Is No Fan of Spike Jonze's Her
Buzzfeed drew our attention to Siri's shade throwing with a series of screengrabs, some of which are viewable here. While critics and award season acolytes are debating whether Scarlett Johansson's portrayal is worthy of Best Actress nominations, Siri is unimpressed.