Articles tagged spike jonze

Arcade Fire: The Suburbs (Deluxe Edition)

Inspiring everything from undying adulation to knee-jerk backlash, it's the wide array of responses The Suburbs has elicited that offers the greatest testament to how vital it remains.

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David Cross’s Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret Pilot (Video)

In Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, David Cross writes and stars as the title character stuck in corporate hell. The pilot, also starring Will

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Karen O and the Kids: Where The Wild Things Are

Karen O’s lively soundtrack sounds best where the wild things aren’t: in the most straightforward bits of childlike indie-pop.

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Kanye West jumped the shark in a lot of people’s minds when he shanghaied Taylor Swift’s VMA acceptance speech to lavish praise on

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CHICAGO — The promotional materials for Spike Jonze’s long-gestating new film adaptation of Maurice Sendak’s “Where the Wild Things Are” kick off with this

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Part 3: The Sixth Sense to  Fight Club (August - October 1999)

Films that have left a lasting impression on their creators (M. Night Shyamalan, Sam Mendes, David Fincher) make up the majority of Part Three of our Films of 1999 overview.

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Cinema Qua Non - Indispensable DVDs: Part 3

Day Three - The final ten, a cross-culture collection teeming with big ideas, larger than life visions, and perhaps the greatest documentary on rugby you've probably never heard of.

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14 Nov 2006 // 4:00 PM

Vice Guide to Travel (2006)

There are some fucked up parts of the world, but don't despair; it's also full of good people, even if you have to travel to Pakistan to find them.

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4 Oct 2006 // 12:00 AM

Beck: The Information

Beck's ninth studio album, his third with producer Nigel Godrich, is his most infectious and adventurous mess of irrelevance since Midnite Vultures.

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28 May 2003 // 1:00 AM

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.

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6 Dec 2002 // 1:00 AM

Adaptation

Careens between fiction and confession, repetition and revelation.

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29 Oct 1999 // 2:03 AM

Being John Malkovich

The new movie Being John Malkovich is about celebrity culture, as it inspires, frustrates and pummels you into such desire. It offers its protagonists and you the chance to imagine being a celebrity, with one small hitch: the only celebrity you can be is John Malkovich.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Jackass

The eye-popping, gag-inducing, jaw-dropping comedic assaults of 'Jackass' are funny because they take such exaggerated steps over the boundaries of acceptable behavior.

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1 Jan 1995 // 1:03 AM

Three Kings (1999)

Puke green bile, dark blood, convulsing pink. tissue. A close-up shot following a bullet's path into and through internal organs is a frankly terrible image. In most war movies, bullets do tend to fly. But you only see their external effects: blood spurts, faces contort, handheld cameras zig and zag, explosions-effects create aestheticized, often slo-mo, chaos. In David O. Russell's Three Kings, however, you see the insides: the bullet rushes forward, stops, lodging in mangled, throbbing flesh while fluids accumulate. It's visceral and immediate. It's surreal and nasty.

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