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Spike Jonze Created a Live Dance Film With Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield on the Set of ‘The Tonight Show’

14 September 2017 3:30 PM, PDT | Slash Film | See recent Slash Film news »

Spike Jonze is a multi-talented writer, director, and now, a dance show producer. The award-winning director behind such fare as Her and Being John Malkovich tried his hand at creating a “live dance film” for the first time, on the set of The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. And the result is a short film as abstract and eccentric as […]

The post Spike Jonze Created a Live Dance Film With Mia Wasikowska and Lakeith Stanfield on the Set of ‘The Tonight Show’ appeared first on /Film. »

- Hoai-Tran Bui

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Spike Jonze Nearly Directed ‘Ace Ventura 2’ But Jim Carrey Vetoed Him

13 September 2017 6:00 AM, PDT | The Playlist | See recent The Playlist news »

Jim Carrey and Spike Jonze seem like such a perfect fit together that it’s amazing that it’s taken this long for them to work together. Carrey’s the comic genius with a serious side that verges on the provocative at times, Jonze is the acclaimed, inventive auteur who enjoys pranks as much as he enjoys making awards-friendly movies, and clearly they share a facility for Charlie Kaufman, with Carrey having starred in “Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind,” and Jonze directing “Being John Malkovich” and “Adaptation.

But so far, their first and only collaboration comes with the new documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond – Featuring A Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention Of Tony Clifton,” produced by Jonze and directed by “American Movie” helmer Chris Smith, which examines the making of “Man On The Moon,” and Carrey’s relationship with his subject of that film, comic genius Andy Kaufman »

- Oliver Lyttelton

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Spike Jonze Almost Directed ‘Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls,’ but Jim Carrey Turned Him Down

11 September 2017 4:55 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Countless potentially great director/movie pairings never came to pass, from David Lynch helming “Return of the Jedi” to Cary Fukunaga tackling “It.” Here’s another for the list: Spike Jonze and “Ace Ventura: When Nature Calls.” Jim Carrey — who, you may have noticed, waxed philosophical on the red carpet yesterday — revealed that the “Being John Malkovich” and “Her” auteur almost made his directorial debut with the comedy sequel during a Q&A in Toronto today.

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Carrey is at Tiff with the documentary “Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond,” which Jonze produced. Here’s what he had to say about “When Nature Calls,” according to ScreenCrush: “I’ve been wanting to do something with Spike forever. I was stupid enough to turn him down to direct ‘Ace 2,’ ’cause I had no idea who he was. »

- Michael Nordine

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Netflix Acquires Documentary About Jim Carrey's Andy Kaufman Role

11 September 2017 1:40 PM, PDT | Rollingstone.com | See recent Rolling Stone news »

Netflix acquired Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond - Featuring a Very Special, Contractually Obligated Mention of Tony Clifton. The documentary film chronicles Jim Carrey's immersive role as experimental comedian/performance artist Andy Kaufman in 1999 biopic, Man on the Moon

Oscar-winning filmmaker Spike Jonze (Being John Malkovich, Where the Wild Things Are, Her) produced the project alongside Vice's Danny Gabai and Brendan Fitzgerald. Director Chris Smith utilized roughly 100 hours of footage filmed on the set of Milos Forman's acclaimed movie across a four-month span.

During the shoot, Carrey transformed into Kaufman. »

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Toronto Film Review: ‘Unicorn Store’

11 September 2017 1:32 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Recent years have seen blockbusters made about pirates and wizards and zombies and superheroes, but you have to go all the way back to Ridley Scott’s “Legend” (1985), or else Rankin/Bass’ animated “The Last Unicorn” (1982), to find a proper movie made about unicorns. It’s a colossal oversight on Hollywood’s part: For all the girls (and boys) who grew up dreaming about those fabled beasts, there exists a unicorn-shaped hole in the cinematic universe today, and it’s long been my belief that the first filmmaker to come along and fill it was going to become very, very rich.

Brie Larson’s “Unicorn Store” is not that movie. Yes, it’s about unicorns, but only obliquely. Mostly, it’s about a unicorn-obsessed young art student named Kit (Larson) who needs some sort of life lesson (although what it was exactly remains maddeningly unclear at the end). In order for this pixie-dusted contemporary fable to make »

- Peter Debruge

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The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked

1 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains light spoilers for each of the shows described.]

10. “What Would Diplo Do”

Season 1, Episode 2, “The Cult”

Directed by Brandon Dermer

Written by James Van Der Beek

“What would Diplo do?” is a question addressed throughout the first few episodes of Viceland’s new comedy, but what Diplo actually does gets tackled head on in Episode 2. Functioning as a response to Diplo’s most human moment in the pilot (asking nemesis Calvin Harris if all they do as DJs is push a button), the episode examines the creation of one song — just one — over the course of, well, quite a long time.

When a reporter stops by to write a story on how Diplo (James Van Der Beek) creates a song, he becomes witness to a maniacal process involving rats, post-its, a blender, and, yes, a cult. The running joke is that Diplo goes to crazy extremes just to get back to where he started, but there’s a »

- Ben Travers

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The Best TV Episodes of August 2017, Ranked

1 September 2017 5:00 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

[Editor’s note: The following contains light spoilers for each of the shows described.]

10. “What Would Diplo Do”

Season 1, Episode 2, “The Cult”

Directed by Brandon Dermer

Written by James Van Der Beek

“What would Diplo do?” is a question addressed throughout the first few episodes of Viceland’s new comedy, but what Diplo actually does gets tackled head on in Episode 2. Functioning as a response to Diplo’s most human moment in the pilot (asking nemesis Calvin Harris if all they do as DJs is push a button), the episode examines the creation of one song — just one — over the course of, well, quite a long time.

When a reporter stops by to write a story on how Diplo (James Van Der Beek) creates a song, he becomes witness to a maniacal process involving rats, post-its, a blender, and, yes, a cult. The running joke is that Diplo goes to crazy extremes just to get back to where he started, but there’s a »

- Ben Travers

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James Van Der Beek On Learning ‘To Take The Piss Out Of Myself’ — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

31 August 2017 4:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

He may still be best known as the star of seminal 1990s drama “Dawson’s Creek,” but these days James Van Der Beek is more often known for playing … James Van Der Beek. After all, he did star as himself in the critically acclaimed but short lived “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23.” Now he’s having fun parodying another celebrity, the famed DJ Diplo, in Viceland’s new series “What Would Diplo Do?”

Van Der Beek is not only the star of the show, but he’s also the executive producer and showrunner. He and director Brandon Dermer first had fun with the world famous DJ in the web short “Day in the Life of Diplo,” an over-the top take on what Diplo’s life might be like. But then Viceland came to him about a series. Viceland creative director Spike Jonze knows a thing or two about playing with celebrity personas, »

- Michael Schneider

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James Van Der Beek On Learning ‘To Take The Piss Out Of Myself’ — IndieWire’s Turn It On Podcast

31 August 2017 4:35 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

He may still be best known as the star of seminal 1990s drama “Dawson’s Creek,” but these days James Van Der Beek is more often known for playing … James Van Der Beek. After all, he did star as himself in the critically acclaimed but short lived “Don’t Trust the B in Apartment 23.” Now he’s having fun parodying another celebrity, the famed DJ Diplo, in Viceland’s new series “What Would Diplo Do?”

Van Der Beek is not only the star of the show, but he’s also the executive producer and showrunner. He and director Brandon Dermer first had fun with the world famous DJ in the web short “Day in the Life of Diplo,” an over-the top take on what Diplo’s life might be like. But then Viceland came to him about a series. Viceland creative director Spike Jonze knows a thing or two about playing with celebrity personas, »

- Michael Schneider

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Frightfest 2017: Incontrol Review: Dir. Kurtis David Harder

27 August 2017 6:50 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Incontrol Review: A group of college students discover a machine that allows them to control their peers in this dangerous tech-noir. Incontrol Review

Incontrol receives its European premiere at this weekend’s Frightfest. It’s not your typical Frightfest film, it’s not a scary slasher or horrifying ghost story, but it definitely still has a place within the festival. The five day event celebrates the dark heart of cinema and the premise for Incontrol taps directly into that mission statement.

Samantha (Anja Savic) is a shy and studious student, working part-time to pay her way through college. Her life is horribly mundane and she dreams of a more interesting life. Then she meets Mark (Levi Meaden), a fellow student who opens her eyes to a whole new world. Mark, along with two others, has claimed ownership of a very strange machine, one that allows you to be transported into the head of a stranger. »

- Kat Hughes

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Frightfest 2017: Interview With ‘Incontrol’ Star Levi Meaden

22 August 2017 7:00 AM, PDT | The Hollywood News | See recent The Hollywood News news »

Incontrol gets its premiere at this week’s Frightfest. The film will form one of over sixty movies screening at the festival. The five day event celebrates the dark heart of cinema. Incontrol tells the tale of a college students who find themselves able to step into the bodies of those around them and control them. In essence, it’s Flatliners meets Being John Malkovich. Ahead of the premiere we sat down with one of it’s stars, Levi Meaden, to find out more about the project.

Meaden is a young, upcoming actor. He has a lot of television experience, appearing in The KillingThe 100, and Aftermath, but has recently started to rack up the feature films. He has a small part in War of the Planet of the Apes, and post Incontrol, will be seen controlling giant robots in Pacific Rim: Uprising. When we caught up with Levi »

- Kat Hughes

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Spike Jonze's Main Editor Eric Zumbrunnen Is Dead At 52

18 August 2017 2:10 PM, PDT | cinemablend.com | See recent Cinema Blend news »

Spike Jonze's go-to editor, Eric Zumbrunnen, has passed away. He was the editor for several of Jonze's projects, such as Her, Adaptation, and Being John Malkovich. »

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Eric Zumbrunnen, Editor on Every Spike Jonze Movie, Dies at 52

18 August 2017 5:20 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

Eric Zumbrunnen, film editor and longtime Spike Jonze collaborator, has died at age 52 following a battle with cancer. The editor worked on every Spike Jonze feature, either by himself or with co-editor Jeff Buchanan, and he won the Ace Award for Best Edited Feature Film for “Being John Malkovich.”

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Zumbrunnen was born in November, 1964 and graduated from USC with a degree in Journalism. His career in post-production began in music videos, where he edited classic clips for Weezer (“Buddy Holly”), Smashing Pumpkins (“Tonight, Tonight”), Beck (“Where It’s At”), and Bjork (“It Oh So Quiet”), among others.

Zumbrunnen’s work with Jonze extended from his feature films, including “Malkovich,” “Adaptation,” “Where the Wild Things Are,” and “Her,” to the director’s acclaimed Kenzo ad “My Mutant Brain.” The latter won him a Bronze »

- Zack Sharf

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Eric Zumbrunnen, Editor of ‘Being John Malkovich,’ Dies at 52

17 August 2017 6:02 PM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Film editor Eric Zumbrunnen, who won an Ace Award for his work on “Being John Malkovich,” has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 52.

Zumbrunnen graduated from the University of Southern California with a degree in journalism, and began his career editing music videos for the likes of Weezer, Smashing Pumpkins, Beck, and Bjork, which is also where his fruitful relationship with Spike Jonze began. From there, he expanded into commercial editing for clients like Nike, Xbox, and Apple, as well was editing several documentary shorts and other short films, often for Jonze, eventually graduating into feature film editing alongside Jonze with “Being John Malkovich” in 1999.

Zumbrunnen’s work also included the Jonze’s 2009 film “Where the Wild Things Are,” Disney’s “John Carter” in 2012, and Jonze’s acclaimed film “Her,” which won the writer-director an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay.

His most recent collaboration with Jonze was a 3-minute short film and perfume advertisement »

- Erin Nyren

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Eric Zumbrunnen Dies: Spike Jonze’s Go-To Film Editor Was 52

17 August 2017 5:22 PM, PDT | Deadline | See recent Deadline news »

Eric Zumbrunnen, an Ace Award-winning film editor who worked on several Spike Jonze films including Being John Malkovich and Best Picture Oscar nominee Her, has died. He was 52. His publicist Jason Kasperski told Deadline that Zumbrunnen died August 1 of cancer. Zumbrunnen began his career editing music videos and documentaries, including Iron Maiden: Donington Live 1992 and The Jim Rose Circus Sideshow. In the mid-1990s, he edited the videos for such modern rock hit… »

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Eric Zumbrunnen, Film Editor and Frequent Spike Jonze Collaborator, Dies at 52

17 August 2017 4:43 PM, PDT | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Eric Zumbrunnen, an inventive film editor who worked with director Spike Jonze on several films, music videos and commercials, has died. He was 52.

Zumbrunnen died Aug. 1 of stomach cancer at his home in Pacific Palisades, Jason Kasperski of Prodigy Public Relations told The Hollywood Reporter.

Creative kindred spirits, Zumbrunnen and Jonze collaborated for more than two decades, teaming for the features Being John Malkovich (1999), Adaptation (2002), Where the Wild Things Are (2009) and Her (2013), an Oscar nominee for best picture.

Zumbrunnen won the best edited feature film award (comedy or musical) from the American Cinema Editors for Being »

- Mike Barnes

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‘What Would Diplo Do?’ Review: Delightful Viceland Comedy Drops Sick Beats Along With the Silly and Strange

3 August 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

One of the highest compliments you can pay to a TV show is this: It knows exactly what kind of show it is. And that’s very much the case for “What Would Diplo Do?” the new Viceland scripted comedy showrun by and starring James Van Der Beek.

What is a Diplo? You don’t necessarily need to know the answer to enjoy the series, directed by Brandon Dermer and starring Van Der Beek as a world-famous DJ who travels the world with an eclectic crew of characters performing sick concerts and getting into hijinks. But the answer is that Diplo (born Thomas Wesley Pentz) is a real Edm artist who (theoretically) is nothing at all like Van Der Beek’s portrayal. And that fact is part of what makes the series work so well, as Van Der Beek pushes his character portrait beyond simple caricature into the most out-there realms. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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‘What Would Diplo Do?’ Review: Delightful Viceland Comedy Drops Sick Beats Along With the Silly and Strange

3 August 2017 7:30 PM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

One of the highest compliments you can pay to a TV show is this: It knows exactly what kind of show it is. And that’s very much the case for “What Would Diplo Do?” the new Viceland scripted comedy showrun by and starring James Van Der Beek.

What is a Diplo? You don’t necessarily need to know the answer to enjoy the series, directed by Brandon Dermer and starring Van Der Beek as a world-famous DJ who travels the world with an eclectic crew of characters performing sick concerts and getting into hijinks. But the answer is that Diplo (born Thomas Wesley Pentz) is a real Edm artist who (theoretically) is nothing at all like Van Der Beek’s portrayal. And that fact is part of what makes the series work so well, as Van Der Beek pushes his character portrait beyond simple caricature into the most out-there realms. »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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James Van Der Beek on How ‘Being John Malkovich’ Inspired Him to Get Meta with Spike Jonze

2 August 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire Television | See recent Indiewire Television news »

James Van Der Beek had already been acting for several years when the movie that would change everything for him was released. “‘Being John Malkovich,’ to me, was the reason to be famous; to get to do something like that,” he told IndieWire. “I remember watching what John Malkovich did in that, I thought, ‘That is the coolest fucking thing I’ve ever seen a famous person do.'”

So when Van Der Beek started working on the new Viceland series “What Would Diplo Do?” with Spike Jonze (who directed the 1999 modern classic), “to be able to pitch him this whole idea and get his take on it was a dream.”

Read More‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Review: Discovery’s First Scripted Drama Will Drag You Into Some Crazy POVs, Like It Or Not

It was Viceland who initially came to Van Der Beek and director Brandon Dermer with the idea of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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James Van Der Beek on How ‘Being John Malkovich’ Inspired Him to Get Meta with Spike Jonze

2 August 2017 11:07 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

James Van Der Beek had already been acting for several years when the movie that would change everything for him was released. “‘Being John Malkovich,’ to me, was the reason to be famous; to get to do something like that,” he told IndieWire. “I remember watching what John Malkovich did in that, I thought, ‘That is the coolest fucking thing I’ve ever seen a famous person do.'”

So when Van Der Beek started working on the new Viceland series “What Would Diplo Do?” with Spike Jonze (who directed the 1999 modern classic), “to be able to pitch him this whole idea and get his take on it was a dream.”

Read More‘Manhunt: Unabomber’ Review: Discovery’s First Scripted Drama Will Drag You Into Some Crazy POVs, Like It Or Not

It was Viceland who initially came to Van Der Beek and director Brandon Dermer with the idea of »

- Liz Shannon Miller

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