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Spike Jonze

  • Blogs

    March 4, 2014

    A Few Other Recent Oscar-Worthy Music Films

    On film's biggest night this past Sunday, music nudged onto Oscar's center stage and stole the show. Jared Leto's incredibly moving Best Supporting Actor acceptance speech was a beautiful way to start the night. Music-video directing legend Spike Jonze won the Best Original Screenplay award. Karen O ... More >>

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    Like a Sleek New Phone, Her Still Strains to Connect

    The film tries to be direct, but is just maddeningly coy.

  • Film

    December 19, 2013

    The Year in Movies 2013: Joaquin Phoenix Returns and the Films of the Year

    We look at the year a man fell in love with a phone and a whole lot more.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2013

    Musicians' Five Greatest Drunken Moments

    For better or worse, I recently began to think about my last three birthdays in a row and realized that I've been blackout drunk throughout all three. It's not something I do often, but when my friends and I get together for a special occasion, it turns into something akin to The Hangover. Which I ... More >>

  • Film

    September 6, 2012

    Paul Thomas Anderson, The Master's Master

    Talking 70mm, Joaquin Phoenix, and researching Scientology for his sixth and most anticipated film

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2012

    Spike Jonze's Top 9 Music Videos

    There's no doubt that Spike Jonze is an enigma of a director and artist. He's worked in all types of mediums: he filmed bullriders at the Astrodome, changed the world of skateboard videography, and visually recreated the brilliance of Maurice Sendak's Where The Wild Things Are. Plus, he's made us al ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2012

    When The Beach Boys Went To The Movies

    The Beach Boys have embarked on a 50th-anniversary reunion tour this year, kicking off the media blitz with a Grammy performance featuring everybody from Maroon 5 to Foster the People. As one of the pioneering rock bands of their era, the Beach Boys made a return to the spotlight that was met with ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2011

    The 11 Best Female Rock Bassists of All Time

    seanyseult.com​While there are and have been so many notable women in rock-and-roll, and we'd like to honor them all, we've chosen the specific starting point of recognizing rock's best female bassists. As a bassist, I looked up to nearly each and every one of these women as I learned the bass ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2011

    You In Color: The Black Angels' Christian Bland Talks Film Scores

    Photo By Craig HlavatyThe Black Angels' Alex Maas at Free Press Summerfest in June​Tomorrow night the Black Angels hit Houston for the third time in about a year, with a gig over at Fitzgerald's with fellow retro-doomers Dead Meadow and Spindrift. The last time the Angels were in Houston it wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2011

    Our Favorite Music-Video Dances of All Time

    Hipster Scum​This Saturday morning, the Houston Press and our sister blog Art Attack will be hosting a dance party, starting at 10 a.m., to celebrate National Dance Day. They even made a few videos to get Houston ready for the event, featuring yours truly in the only dance get-up that matters, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 21, 2011

    Houston Filmmakers Aiding Rolling Stone Cover Hopeful

    ​Last year, Rocks Off was wowed by the talents of Charles Goubeaud of Metal Hands Media in his work for the music video for The Ride Home's "Girls." The video was an incredible piece of work, and featured scenes in the Kirby House of Pies for those of you who like a little local flavor with yo ... More >>

  • Film

    December 23, 2010

    Lost at the Chateau Marmont

    From party girl to Oscar winner, Sofia Coppola's journey to Somewhere.

  • Music

    October 7, 2010

    This Is Happening

    Is LCD Soundsystem's party over on its latest — and perhaps last — album?

  • Blogs

    March 2, 2010

    New On DVD: It's The End Of The World As We Know It, And John Cusack Feels Fine As He Cashes A Paycheck

    ​The only DVD released today that earned big bucks at the box office was the Sony Pictures apocalyptic thriller 2012. The year 2012 has long been predicted by various ancient cultures as the year the world will end (or at least end as we now know it). That idea's the basis for director Roland Emme ... More >>

  • Film

    December 24, 2009

    Something's Gotta Give

    Nancy Meyers can't keep making the same movie over and over again.

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What's Wrong with Wes Anderson?

    A decade after Rushmore and The Royal Tenenbaums, Generation Y's anointed auteur tries for a comeback with Fantastic Mr. Fox.

  • Film

    November 26, 2009

    What a Fox

    Wes Anderson brings his Wes Anderson-ness to animation — and it's a fantastic fit.

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2009

    Pop Rocks: Tips For Strip-Mining Our Childhoods

    ​Spike Jonze's live-action version of Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are led the box office this weekend, grossing over $32 million. Last month, another children's book adaptation, Sony Pictures' version of Judi and Ron Barrett's Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs, scored similar numbers f ... More >>

  • Film

    October 15, 2009

    Let the Mild Rumpus Start!

    Spike Jonze can't quite get the spirit of the Wild Things on screen.

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2009

    Attention Hipsters: Where the Wild Things Are Coming to Theaters Near You

    ​Okay, skinny-jeans-wearing early twentysomethings with dirty hair, get ready to stand in line at the movie theater and reminisce about your youth (a.k.a. last year) because the film version of Where the Wild Things Are is due out in theaters in mid-October. OMFG!Apparently this movie is an event ... More >>

  • Film

    November 6, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    December 28, 2006
  • Music

    November 16, 2006

    Never Opening Near You

    Music biopics Hollywood won't make

  • Film

    January 9, 2003

    Adapt This

    If being Charlie Kaufman is no fun, watching Charlie Kaufman is a real drag

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    Old News

    Reissues dominated, but an international crop of films yielded a good harvest

  • Film

    January 2, 2003

    The Year of Living Dangerously

    Cinema 2002 counterbalanced a treacherous world

  • Culture

    May 23, 2002

    The Prince

    At long last, the Godfather's son makes his first film, and it was not easy

  • Culture

    October 18, 2001

    Reel War

    The Army and Hollywood join hands to wage virtual, bloodless battles

  • Film

    November 4, 1999

    Control Freaks

    Being John Malkovich pulls all the right strings

  • Film

    September 30, 1999

    Desert Gold

    An imaginative Three Kings skewers the combat genre

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