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Spike Jonze May Have Made the Weirdest Perfume Ad Ever

Margaret Qualley stars in 'My Mutant Brain'

(Newser) - In what might possibly be the strangest perfume ad of all time, actress Margaret Qualley spends nearly four minutes spastically dancing around and shooting lasers out of her fingertips while absolutely no mention is made of the perfume being sold until the very end of the ad. The ad for... More »

Here Are Your Golden Globes Winners

Big winners: American Hustle, 12 Years a Slave, Breaking Bad

(Newser) - Tina Fey and Amy Poehler opened the Golden Globes tonight , and then it was on to the awards:
  • Best supporting actress in a motion picture: Jennifer Lawrence, American Hustle
  • Best supporting actress in a TV series, miniseries, or movie: Jacqueline Bisset, Dancing on the Edge
  • Best TV miniseries or movie:
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Critics in Love With Her

Joaquin Phoenix, Scarlett Johansson star in Spike Jonze film

(Newser) - Critics are applauding Spike Jonze's Her, a boy-meets-OS story starring Joaquin Phoenix as a man who falls in love with his thinking, feeling computer, voiced by Scarlett Johansson. Highlights from the reviews:
  • "With his extraordinary new film Her, Spike Jonze has made a heartrending romance that will ring
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Kanye Exorcises Demons in Short Jonze Film

Clip, briefly on rapper's site, includes projectile vomiting, cutting himself open

(Newser) - A glimpse into the inner workings of Kanye West, or just fantasy? We're sure getting a look at something in a new short film directed by Spike Jonze (of Where The Wild Things Are) and starring West, who—after an(other) obnoxious club outing—projectile vomits pink flower petals in a... More »

Wild Things Runs Rampant

Law Abiding Citizen also enjoys strong opening weekend

(Newser) - Where the Wild Things Are ran wild at the weekend box office, exceeding expectations by doing $32.5 million worth of business. Spike Jonze's first foray into children's cinema earned the director his strongest opening weekend ever. "I can't imagine too many people who could do what Spike did,... More »

Wild Things Great ... for Adults

Spike Jonze's melancholy fantasy gorgeous, heartfelt, uneventful

(Newser) - Spike Jonze’s Where the Wild Things Are takes a 10-sentence children’s book and turns it into a full-length movie that’s not really for kids at all. But most critics liked it anyway. Here’s what they’re saying:
  • “Parents and tykes expecting the next Shrek will
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Spike Jonze Brings Wild Things to Life

Director fought for years for his vision of Sendak's classic

(Newser) - Spike Jonze grew up on the children's classic Where the Wild Things Are, and wanted to make a very raw, very unconventional movie of it, portraying the wild things as the scary emotions kids feel. Jonze persuaded Maurice Sendak to take a shot on his vision, but the studio was... More »

Is Ledger's Ex Jonzin' for Love?

Michelle Williams and Spike Jonze reportedly an item

(Newser) - Heath Ledger's ex-fiancee, Michelle Williams, may have found love again—in the arms of director Spike Jonze, Star magazine reports via the Daily Mail. Williams and Jonze, who divorced director Sofia Coppola in 2003, were spotted locking lips outside his Manhattan pad. The late actor's best friend, who has been... More »

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