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Archive for August 12th, 2013


Trailer Watch: Spike Jonze’s Her

My brother said it best on the Twitters: “if you told me yesterday I’d be excited to see a movie about a guy who falls in love with his phone I would have said you’re crazy”… And, seriously: that’s the premise: Joaquin Phoenix falls in love with Siri (more or less). But Her looks surprisingly engaging, even with that weird premise.

Being John Malkovich and Where the Wild Things Are director Spike Jonze wrote and directs Her, which comes out on November 20, 2013. Just shy of the major Oscarbait dumping grounds, but close enough that the distributor thinks it might be a contender for something.

Scarlett Johansson plays his phone, while Amy Adams and Rooney Mara round out the cast.

Trailer Watch: Thor: The Dark World trailer 2

This is a couple of days old, but a second trailer for Thor: The Dark World is up, and while Natalie Portman is still out of place, but this looks a pretty solid step up from the first one.

I think Jane’s gonna bite it in this movie, though. What about you? (Her dying would have worked better if she were in The Avengers, which I’d bet was the original plan, until scheduling issues or whatever had them replace Port with Stellan Skarsgård. Just a guess, though.)