| Aug 8, 2013
| 10:07 AM
NEW YORK -- It’s no illusion: Spike Jonze’s “Her” will make its premiere at the New York Film Festival.
The movie about a man (Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love -- sort of -- with a digital replica of a woman will close the...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 3:28 PM
What fabulous, cool weather we have had during the first part of this month. Whoever thought that those two words would ever describe August weather in our area, for crying out loud? I hope my words don't jinx the situation.
I have to keep pushing the...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
Come on, enough already! This humid weather makes me feel like I’m in the middle of a Mississippi summer — and that isn’t my cup of tea, even if you put sugar in it.
I’m already autumn dreaming and yearning for cool, crisp...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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-...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 9:00 AM
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...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
A trio of splashy, late entries to the Los Angeles Film Festival were announced Wednesday: the mega-budget summer movies “Man of Steel” and “Monsters University,” as well as an in-person discussion with indie auteur Spike Jonze...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 9:00 PM
Pop phenomenon Lady Gaga, rapper Eminem and indie rock darling Arcade Fire are among the mainstream acts to headline the inaugural YouTube Music Awards.
YouTube will host its first live-streamed music awards show Nov. 3 to honor top performers and...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 12:29 PM
NEW YORK — Over a two-decade directing career, Spike Jonze has often been about the big hook, visually and conceptually. In his videos and films, he's offered up plenty of ideas, and made them look sharp to boot. But could he square all that with...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 3:48 PM
Here’s one scene you won’t be seeing in “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” when it hits theaters Friday.
Rendered unrecognizable in heavy prosthetic makeup as his libidinous 86-year-old grandfather character, “Jackass”...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
During a 2003 "Fresh Air" interview with NPR's Terry Gross, Maurice Sendak, the much-praised children's book artist responsible for "Where the Wild Things Are," admitted that he never created picture books with children in mind. "I've convinced myself...