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Watch: Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire & Arcade Fire Guest On 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • December 18, 2013 11:05 AM
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Samuel L. Jackson, Tobey Maguire & Arcade Fire 'Between Two Ferns' With Zach Galifianakis
Perhaps this makes up for the thorough awfulness of "The Hangover Part III," or consider it an early Christmas present, at any rate, Zach Galifianakis is back with another edition of "Between Two Ferns," and as always it's loaded with insults, one liners and this time around, a band.

Soundtrack To Spike Jonze's 'Her' Features The Breeders, Arcade Fire, Karen O, Plus Scarlett Johansson & Joaquin Phoenix Duet

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 13, 2013 2:46 PM
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Spike Jonze, Her, Joaquin Phoenix
It would seem that at the moment, Joaquin Phoenix is drawn to stories of oddball relationships. Last year, he found himself entwined with Philip Seymour Hoffman in a father/son, mentor/master union as part of Paul Thomas Anderson's "The Master." And a year later he's back, this time romancing the voice of an operating system (really) in Spike Jonze's "Her." And yet, within that premise is film that we called "disarmingly funny, insightful and empathetic," and that we, well, fell in love with. It features a unique vision, tender soul and wouldn't you know it, a great soundtrack too.

The 15 Best Film Scores Of 2013

  • By The Playlist Staff
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  • December 5, 2013 1:24 PM
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2013: 15 Best Film Scores
Even as frequent soundtrack-listeners, it's only at the end of the year when we come to take stock of the various scores that have passed through our ear canals over the previous twelve months that it's possible to get a measure of the state of composition for film. Which is to say that, having spent the last few days relistening to some of the major scores of 2013, it's been a fantastic year.

Watch: New Trailer For Spike Jonze's 'Her' Featuring The Arcade Fire's 'Supersymmetry'; Plus Over 30 New Photos

  • By Edward Davis
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  • December 3, 2013 7:46 PM
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Her, Spike Jonze, Joaquin Phoenix
"An emotionally involving and wonderfully layered look at our desire to reach out and connect," Yep, that's us quoted in the trailer for Spike Jonze's upcoming sci-fi-ish romance drama, "Her" (much to our surprise). The Golden Globes might have disqualified Scarlett Johansson for being awards-eligible because the actress doesn't appear once on screen (just her disembodied voice), but those of us in the know know that's kind of shortsighted BS.

Watch: 8-Minute Short Film/Video For Arcade Fire's 'Afterlife'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 21, 2013 11:24 AM
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From a zany, cameo-filled concert movie directed by Roman Coppola, a straight-up video directed by Anton Corbijn, and a full album stream set against clips from Marcel Camus' "Black Orpheus," to a total charm fest of a live performance at the YouTube Music Awards featuring a dancing Greta Gerwig, Montreal faves Arcade Fire are setting a bar which other bands have to clear. And today, they raised that bar just another inch.

Watch: Fan Video For Arcade Fire's "Joan Of Arc" Mashes Up Song With Classic Films By Méliès & Dreyer

With Arcade Fire launching the live stream for their new album Reflektor against clips from Marcel Camus' "Black Orpheus," it was only a matter of time before someone else decided to match up the Montreal band's music with more classic films. And Craig J. Clark has done just that. Read More »

Spike Jonze Says Arcade Fire's 'Supersymmetry' Was Originally Written For 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 14, 2013 5:17 PM
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Her, Joaquin Phoenix, Arcade Fire
Having seen the film, this much we know: the final song on The Arcade Fire's Reflektor, is also the closing credits song of Spike Jonze's upcoming fantastical, sci-fi-ish romance film "Her," starring Joaquin Phoenix and the disembodied voice of Scarlett Johansson.

Watch: Live Video For Arcade Fire's "Afterlife" With Greta Gerwig, Directed By Spike Jonze & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • November 4, 2013 9:02 AM
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Gerta Gerwig Arcade Fire Afterlife
So last night, Google launched their first and presumably annual YouTube Music Awards mostly because if the world needs anything, it's another music awards show. And it probably has nothing to do with YouTube's plans for a music subscription service to launch by the end of the year. But we digress... If it gives another opportunity for filmmakers and musicians to hang out and do creative things, then we're all for it, because as you might guess, that's kind of right up our alley. And last night's broadwebcast featured more than a few treats.

Spike Jonze To Direct Live Video For Arcade Fire's "Afterlife"; New Photos Of 'Her'

  • By Edward Davis
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  • November 1, 2013 2:29 PM
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Her, Phoenix, Jonze, Amy Adams
If you want to catch director Spike Jonze’s upcoming sci-fi-ish romance drama “Her,” starring the awesome cast of Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Scarlett Johansson, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and Chris Pratt, you’re going to have to wait until January 10, 2014 (unless you live in a major city during its limited release run on December 18th). But if you want to catch Jonze’s imaginative handiwork sooner, you can tune into the YouTube Awards on Sunday (on YouTube, where else?).

Watch: Album Stream For Arcade Fire's 'Afterlife' Is Set To Marcel Camus' 'Black Orpheus'

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • October 21, 2013 9:57 PM
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Black Orpheus
We can't imagine that whoever holds the rights for Marcel Camus' 1959 film "Black Orpheus" gets many requests to license clips. And we'd wager it's been even rarer that one of the biggest bands on the planet has made that call. But then again, Arcade Fire doesn't play to expectations.

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