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Contest: Win Lars von Trier's 'The Five Obstructions' On DVD

The Five Obstructions
Of the many provocations Lars von Trier has delivered over the years, "The Five Obstructions" might be his most satisfying. The 2003 documentary might not be his most well known title, but if you're a fan of the director, you'll want to catch up with it quick. Read More »

Cannes Film Festival Selects 'Party Girl' To Open Un Certain Regard

Party Girl
Next week, organizers at the Cannes Film Festival will unveil their full slate of films sending cinephiles into a tizzy, but today they release a tease of what's to come. They've announced that "Party Girl," from the trio of directors Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis, will open up the Un Certain Regard sidebar. Read More »

Hans Zimmer: "Filmmaking Is Collaborative, Why Does It Need To Stop When It Comes To Music?"

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • April 4, 2014 11:12 AM
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Hans Zimmer is one of the most in demand composers at the moment, and with that busy schedule, he's called in collaborators to help bring his work to life. The forthcoming "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" score will feature Zimmer working alongside Pharrell Williams, Johnny Marr, Junkie XL, Andrew Kawczynski, Steve Mazzaro and Incubus member Mike Einzinger. But that process can sometimes bring into question who is the real writer or author of the score, occasionally creating a minor controversy when it comes to credit (please see the "Inception" BRAAAM debate). But for Zimmer as long as it's his idea, he believes who helps execute that vision comes secondary.

Kevin Spacey: "Unless It's Martin Scorsese, And It's A Really Significant Role, F--- Off"

House Of Cards Season 2 Trailer
Kevin Spacey might be Hollywood's most intriguing enigma at the moment. Certainly one of the finest actors going, but one who hasn't appeared on the big screen since 2011's "Horrible Bosses," spent most of the last decade abroad working in theatre and is currently the lead in the Netflix series "House Of Cards." So why don't we see him that often? High standards. Read More »

Watch: Jonathan Glazer-Directed World Cup Ad For Nike Featuring Wayne Rooney, Cristiano Ronaldo & More

Risk Everything Jonathan Glazer
The release this week of Jonathan Glazer's brilliant "Under The Skin" has given us no shortage of reasons to investigate his work and generally have an excuse to talk about one of our favorite directors. And even when it comes to his advertising and commercial gigs, he leaves a memorable impression. Yesterday, we highlighted ten of his best efforts in the short form, and today comes another that could easily make this list. Read More »

Contest: Win 'Under The Skin' Soundtrack CDs Signed By Mica Levi & Jonathan Glazer

Under The Skin
One of our 10 Movies To See In April and part of the 21 Best Films Of 2014 We've Already Seen, if you're a regular reader of the site, you already known how much we like Jonathan Glazer's mesmerizing "Under The Skin." And while the visuals of the film are inspired and breathtaking, and Scarlett Johansson's performance pitch perfectly enigmatic, one other star of the production is the score by Mica Levi. And according to the director, he can't imagine his film without it. Read More »

Watch: Errol Morris Uses Ronald McDonald To Promote Taco Bell In New Series Of Ads

Errol Morris
While he's best known for his documentary work, Errol Morris has long been a commercials director too, cranking out spots for major brands like Apple, Adidas, Nike, Toyota, Volkswagen and many, many more. And the results are always the most satisfying when he brings his own, distinct interview and observational style to the small screen. Read More »

Contest: Win Apple TV & iTunes Giftcard Courtesy Of Lars von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'

Have you experienced "Nymphomaniac" yet? Well, if you're ready for some adventurous viewing that will mash down all the provocative buttons it can, you'll want to order up Lars von Trier's latest right now. But free is always more fun than paying for it, and so we've got a pretty great prize pack today for those who have yet to take the plunge into VOD. Read More »

Watch: Chanel Ad “She’s Not There” Starring Keira Knightley, Directed By Joe Wright

Keira Knightley Chanel
The collaborations between director Joe Wright and actress Keira Knightley haven't just been limited to the films they've made together ("Atonement," "Anna Karenina," "Pride & Prejudice"). For the past few years, the actress has been the face of Chanel, and right alongside her, Wright has been guiding the campaigns behind the camera. And a new ad created by the pair has dropped online. Read More »

Watch: Adam Scott's Derek From 'Step Brothers' Is Back To Let You Know About Obamacare

Adam Scott Obamacare
Either Barack Obama is a big fan of Funny Or Die, or people on his staff think it's the best way to reach young people, but the administration has been going hard on the channel in order to get folks to sign up for government health care aka Obamacare. The President himself even sat down with Zach Galifianakis for an episode of "Between Two Ferns." And now another approach is being tried to ensure everyone gets themselves coverage. Read More »

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