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  • Oscars 2014: 'Her' wins for original screenplay

    In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own. Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...
  • Planning a great birthday party

    Planning a great birthday party
    Monica Snodgrass was a brave woman to invite more than two dozen 7-year-olds into her home for her son’s birthday party. But with spot-on entertainment planned, it wasn’t the headache one might envision.  The Clarksville mother of three had...
  • A stylist dresses and tells

    A stylist dresses and tells
    Like a creature in a director's cut of "Where the Wild Things Are," Daphne Guinness perches atop Alexander McQueen's armadillo-shaped shoes, in a nude body stocking with Elizabethan ruff around her neck, a jester's cap on her head and black silk fringe...
  • Review: Spike Jonze's 'Her' shows love's perils — in any form

    Spike Jonze has a knack for disturbing our peace, and his new film "Her" does that with a vengeance. A different and daring futuristic tale starring Joaquin Phoenix and Scarlett Johansson, "Her" is a look at the pleasures and perils of new technology...
  • Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Jonze connect to 'Her'

    Joaquin Phoenix and Spike Jonze connect to 'Her'
    Joaquin Phoenix refused to hug it out. On an overcast November afternoon, in a $13-million Hollywood home with a skyline view stretching from downtown L.A. to the Palos Verdes peninsula, the notoriously press-averse actor was throwing a fit of pique...
  • Oscar Nominations: 'Frozen,' 'Her' and 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for song?

    Oscar Nominations: 'Frozen,' 'Her' and 'Alone Yet Not Alone' for song?
    U2, Pharrell Williams and Karen O -- names more befitting of Grammy nominations than the Oscars -- are among the contenders for the Academy Award for original song. Here, the heavy-hitters are all underdogs, as they will have to vie for Oscar gold on...
  • Scarlett Johansson found her Siri-esque character in 'Her' liberating

    Deep in post-production on his weird but wonderful sci-fi romance "Her" this past March, Spike Jonze made the difficult decision to — as the old editing edict goes — kill one of his darlings. The nuanced vocal performance turned in by...
  • Oscars: With Films Like 'Gravity,' Where Does Animation Branch Draw the Line?

    Of the year's 10 top-grossing films, three fit what the Academy celebrates via its 13-years-young animated feature category: "Despicable Me 2," "Monsters University" and "The Croods." But then, what do you call "Iron Man 3," "Oz the Great and Powerful,"...
  • 'Her': Spike Jonze Brings His Singular Vision to the Year's Most Offbeat Romance

    Much has been made of the vocal performance that Scarlett Johansson delivers as the title character in Spike Jonze's latest film, "Her," about a computer operating system named Samantha who falls for her human owner Theodore Twombly (Joaquin Phoenix)....
  • Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?

     Oscar best song possibilities: Can one of these tunes score?
    When the 2013 Oscars opened in February, host Seth MacFarlane declared that the show had a theme. The Academy Awards, MacFarlane said, would be celebrating the marriage of film and music. Though such a thesis may have been obscured by the ensuing song-...
  • Film Review: There's nothing artificial about 'Her'

    Film Review: There's nothing artificial about 'Her'
    In its simplest terms, “Her” — the new feature from director Spike Jonze — is a romance between a man and his computer. Or, to be more accurate, between a man and an artificial intelligence construct that seems to have every...