Official synopsis for Spike Jonze’s new film:
In the not so distant future, Theodore (Joaquin Phoenix), a lonely writer purchases a newly developed operating system designed to meet the user’s every needs. To Theodore’s surprise, a romantic relationship develops between him and his operating system. This unconventional love story blends science fiction and romance in a sweet tale that explores the nature of love and the ways that technology isolates and connects us all.
GIVE ME ALL OF THIS.
With the latest iteration of the iPhone, you can choose whether to turn on Siri, but can she turn you on, too? That’s essentially the premise of Spike Jonze’s new, self-penned film, where Joaquin Phoenix falls for a helpful, feminine computer voice.
Joaquin Phoenix is set to star in the new film.
Paramount will release the retelling of Noah’s Ark on March 28, 2014.
“Despite recent speculation in the media, and after difficult but sincere consideration, I have decided not to direct Catching Fire. As a writer and a director, I simply don’t have the time I need to write and prep the movie I would have wanted to make because of the fixed and tight production schedule.
I loved making The Hunger Games – it was the happiest experience of my professional life. Lionsgate was supportive of me in a manner that few directors ever experience in a franchise: they empowered me to make the film I wanted to make and backed the movie in a way that requires no explanation beyond the remarkable results. And contrary to what has been reported, negotiations with Lionsgate have not been problematic. They have also been very understanding of me through this difficult decision.
I also cannot say enough about the people I worked with: Producer Nina Jacobson, a great collaborator and a true friend; the brilliant Suzanne Collins, who entrusted us with her most amazing and important story; the gifted and remarkable Jennifer Lawrence whose performance exceeded my wildest expectations, and the rest of the incredible cast, whom I am proud to call my friends.
To the fans I want to say thank you for your support your faith, your enthusiasm and your trust. Hard as this may be to understand I am trying to keep that trust with you. Thank you all. It’s been a wonderful experience”
“While the ending sequence for the original trailer for the movie, ends with a little flower girl shooting an arrow and exclaiming “I’m Pocahontas!”, the latest TV spot has turned up with a significant re-edit. The little girl now shoots the arrow and says “I’m Katniss!”
“Some of the less imaginative haters of Quentin Tarantino love to point out the writer/director’s foot fetish and how it leaks into damn near every single film he has made. Of course, if Tarantino was trying to hide the fact feet light a fire where it counts it would perhaps be a little more disturbing, but there it is in all its glory. So, I thought why not take a look back in time and see just how Tarantino has utilized the female tootsies for his own prurient interests, and has it ever managed to make you look at them any differently?”
WHAT SHOULD HAVE HAPPENED. Never forget.
Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph, and Melissa McCarthy introduce Bridesmaids during the 18th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - January 29, 2012.
Jessica Chastain receives the call on her nomination at the Oscars during the Armani Privé fashion show (source)