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It was announced yesterday that Spike Jonze's mysterious new movie, "Her," about a man (played by Joaquin Phoenix) who falls in love with his Siri-like operating system, would be released by Warner Bros on November 20th. And today it was revealed that two previously unreported, very exciting cast members will make appearances in Jonze's film: Scarlett Johansson and Chris Pratt.
It is unclear, of course, what roles the actors play (although it is conceivable that Johansson could voice the computer, especially if the settings on the computer call for "breathlessly sexy"). They join previously announced cast members Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Samantha Morton, and Olivia Wilde. This is going to be good. Get More »
This week: Philip Seymour Hoffman, Joaquin Phoenix and Amy Adams all earned Oscar nominations for their performances in the period drama "The Master," writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's thinly disguised commentary on Scientology.
Anne Hathaway, Daniel Day Lewis, Tommy Lee Jones and Joaquin Phoenix are likely shaking in their boots in preparation for this weekend's Oscar awards. Well, maybe just Anne Hathaway. DDL, TLJ, and JoPho are probably taking it easy-peezy, if this video is any proof. Sketch group Barely Political asks the question, What do these cinematic overachievers look like in the privacy of their own dressing rooms?
The answers might not be what you expect (Daniel Day Lewis is in character! Joaquin Phoenix is potentially, er, "dehydrated"?). Or maybe it is what you're expecting: Anne Hathaway bawling like a fully-grown musical theater kid in the spotlight.
Either way, it's certainly entertaining. Just ...don't tell Anne.
All of the week's hot casting news in one fell swoop ...
• Great news for YA fans! Kate Winslet is in talks to join Shailene Woodley in "Divergent," the screen adaptation of Veronica Roth's dystopian novel set to hit theaters on March 21, 2014. Winslet's is also set for Alan Rickman's period drama "A Little Chaos," which follows rival landscape gardeners both commissioned to create a fountain at Versailles by Louis XIV [Variety / The Playlist
• Joaquin Phoenix will reunite with his "The Master" director Paul Thomas Anderson for "Inherent Vice," the screen adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's crime novel set in 1969 Los Angeles that chronicles the attempts of private detective and marijuana enthusiast 'Doc' Sportello to get to the bottom of a convoluted mystery. [Yahoo! Movies] Get More »
Ah, Hanukah! Festival of Lights! A time for Jews everywhere to get together in a spirit of peace, give gifts and sing songs. It's also a time for gentiles everywhere to ask questions like "So... what's the deal with Hanukah?" and "How do you spell Chanukah?" and "Why does it keep moving around the calendar like a celebratory hobo?"
These are good questions; deep questions. And who better to ask than Hollywood's Jewish stars! But who's Jewish? It's no shock that certain actors are from the tribe (shalom, Sasha Baron Cohen!), but Zac Efron? Get More »
Joaquin Phoenix would probably think our Best Memes list is "total, utter bulls**t." But we think at least a few of these may end up on your Facebook wall before you're done reading it.
There was certainly no lack of memes this year. From Angelina Jolie's leg flash at the Oscars to Clint Eastwood sternly talking to an empty chair, there were plenty of events and incidents that inspired madcap Photoshop wizardry. Get More »
Here's a fact: Joaquin Phoenix's performance as a disturbed WWII vet in "The Master" is one for the books, a truly startling, revelatory thing of beauty, and it deserves an Oscar. It has to be, otherwise people wouldn't be getting their panties in a bunch over his quote in Interview Magazine last month when he said the Academy Awards were "total, utter bulls**t, and I don't want to be a part of it."
One person in particular is starting to wake up to this fact, and that is Phoenix himself, who, in a new interview with The Sydney Morning Herald, has done a complete 180 (okay, maybe like a 112-degree turn) where he says that he and Oscars might be cool after all. Get More »
"The Master" star (and early frontrunner for a Best Actor Oscar nomination) Joaquin Phoenix impressed few with yesterday's revelation that the Academy Awards are, in his opinion, "total, utter bulls**t."
"I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot," Phoenix told Interview Magazine. "It's totally subjective. Pitting people against each other ... It's the stupidest thing in the whole world."
If those sound like fightin' words, prepare yourselves for a long and bloody battle, because it's not just Oscars and carrots that Phoenix rails against. We've found photographic evidence that Phoenix hates, like, everything. Get More »
Just when the world was this close to forgetting all about his little too-cool-for-film-school "I'm Still Here" play, courtesy of one stellar performance in Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master," Joaquin Phoenix has gone and done it again.
The two-time Academy Award nominee (for "Gladiator" and "Walk the Line") has given his proverbial middle finger to Oscar and declared in advance that he's not interested in what was sure to be a locked nomination for supporting actor in this year's race, thank you very much.
Phoenix unleashed his wild opinions of the awards season hooplah in a new interview by Elvis Mitchell for Interview Magazine.
"I think it's bulls**t," he said of his potential candidacy for the big award. "I think it's total, utter bulls**t, and I don't want to be a part of it. I don't believe in it. It's a carrot, but it's the worst-tasting carrot I've ever tasted in my whole life. I don't want this carrot. It's totally subjective. Pitting people against each other ... It's the stupidest thing in the whole world." Get More »
Actors are trained to be able to portray just about anything their role calls for, but there's one thing even the best actors can't possibly fake: Singing.
That's why we're always so impressed when actors sing on screen rather than just lip-synch some professional musician. Case in point: Next week's "Pitch Perfect," which features stars such as Anna Kendrick and Rebel Wilson belting out tunes like the divas they were meant to be. Get More »