After an impressive Oscar run, Warner Bros. Home Enteratinment will be releasing Her on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital HD on May 13. Winning the Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay (Spike Jonze), Her was also nominated for Best Picture, Original Score (Arcade Fire), and Original Song (Karen O for “Moon Song”), and Production Design. Check out the list of special features you can find upon its release after the jump. Continue reading
One could easily define a relationship as the inclusion of another person into their life, good or bad, whether as a friend, relative, co-worker, or romantic companion. And that definition can easily be expanded to include pets, places, and even inanimate objects; queue Office Space printer sequence. Spike Jonze’s Her explores this unique gift humans are able to forge between other people, places, and things in one of the best, most beautifully told stories of the year. Continue reading
Is it possible to fall in love with in inanimate object? What if that inanimate object had a self-awareness that wanted to learn and develop a sense of being. Spike Jonze’s Her asks these fantastical questions in his latest film starring Joaquin Phoenix, as he steers us into the near-distant future where artificial intelligence is made possible. Watch the full-length trailer for this beautiful looking flick after the break. Continue reading
Spike Jonze, the director of Where the Wild Things Are, has written and directed a romantic 30 minute robot short film entitled, I’m Here. It is pretty neat and is presented/funded(?) by Absolut vodka. It is a story about a robot librarian who seems to be depressed about life until he meets the girl of his dreams that changes his life. I’m Here is beautifully shot with similarities to Where the Wild Things Are. It’s pretty cool, very indie of course, and sort of depressing. If you enjoyed WTWTA, you will most likely enjoy I’m Here. Jonze/Absolut have released it online for limited viewing per day and you can check it out at its site: ImHereMovie. You “have to be” 21 or older to view since it is presented by Absolut.
This featurette takes a look into the making of Where the Wild Things Are. It tells how Spike Jonze (director of Being John Malkovich) and Maurice Sendak (the original author) came to an agreement when making this film. They practically fell in love with each other and their ideals. This is a very wonderful look into how the story will be told and you must watch it. The Film comes out October 16th of this year.