The 2014 Oscar nominations were announced today, and, as always, who was snubbed out of their possible statue is far more important than who is in the running. (Her, Gravity, American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave and Dallas Buyer’s Club…)
So, discussion topics? Robert Redford in All is Lost got nothing. The Butler got nothing. Tom Hanks in Captain Phillips got nothing. Saving Mr. Banks only got a song nomination. Blue is the Warmet Color? Hello? Not even a Best Foreign Film nod? What is this country’s small group of Academy Award voters coming to when the guy who created Blue’s prosthetic vaginas gets beat out by the makeup people from Jackass??
Full list of nominees below.
While Oliver Stone may be the director most associated with Wall Street, Spike Jonze can now truly lay claim to the road of the 1 percent. Mr. Jonze (nee Adam Spiegel) has purchased a Wall Street apartment, city records show, along with his sister Julia Spiegel Lunn.
In the first episode of MTV’s “The Vice Guide To Everything,” the downtown magazine’s new TV program that had its premiere last night at the Lower East Side’s Landmark Sunshine Cinema, Vice founder Shane Smith takes acclaimed director, skate video god, and all around hero Spike Jonze to Yemen. They went to find Al-Qaeda, naturally. Read More
Everyone expected a horror film to be at the top of the charts on the weekend before Halloween… just not this horror movie. Paranormal Activity landed in first place over the weekend, scaring up $22 million and upsetting Saw VI in the process—the latest edition in the torture porn franchise opened in second Read More
“Since I was a kid, I’ve been hoping that I could get kids on my side, because they’re the coolest and smartest,” said Karen O of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the New York premiere of Spike Jonze’s movie version of the Maurice Sendak children’s classic Where the Wild Things Are, held at Read More
Let the wild rumpus start! Where The Wild Things Are was crowned king at the box office this weekend with a burly $32.4 million. Between Spike Jonze’s film, the better-than-anticipated opening for Law Abiding Citizen ($21.2 million) and the continued growth of Paranormal Activity, this was the highest grossing October weekend Read More
Where the Wild Things Are crashes into theaters today, carried by the hugest wave of hype imaginable.
The reviews have come out (some good, some less good), but at this point it seems irrelevant–the film’s publicity has been so comprehensive as to render a 800-word review absurd. A Read More
If you’re apartment building is like ours—the December temperatures in October are a problem when the heat isn’t on yet—then you’re going to need someplace warm to hide this weekend. How about the movie theater? In addition to the further expansion of Paranormal Activity, five films hit screens today and, as usual, there Read More
Where the Wild Things Are
Running time 100 minutes
Written by Dave Eggers and Spike Jonze
Directed by Spike Jonze
Starring Max Records, Catherine Keener, James Gandolfini, Lauren Ambrose, Paul Dano, Catherine O’Hara, Forest Whitaker, Chris Cooper
I’m the first to admit that I went into Where the Wild Things Are with Read More
It’s 2 a.m. and you awake with a jerk, alone in your fully lit apartment and still on the couch. On TV, the credits of some movie you’ve already seen a billion times are scrolling by. It feels like rock bottom. And we know, because we’re just like you: single.
Need a movie to Read More