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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.

Watch: Arcade Fire's 22-Minute 'SNL' Concert, Directed By Roman Coppola, Featuring Ben Stiller, James Franco & More

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • September 29, 2013 12:35 PM
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Is there any doubt that Arcade Fire can pretty much do whatever they want at the moment? The Montreal-based band has become nothing short of a phenomenon, with an ambition and reach far beyond that of their peers. So when it was revealed that they would follow their appearance on "Saturday Night Live" this weekend with a half hour concert, it was just another example of the far reaching vision for their music. And it went down last night, and if you missed it, here's your morning brew.

Watch: The Anton Corbijn-Directed New Video For The Arcade Fire's 'Reflektor'

  • By Drew Taylor
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  • September 9, 2013 4:56 PM
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Reflektor, Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire are about to have a very, very busy fall. The beloved Canadian art pop band, whose last album was 2010's somewhat Spartan The Suburbs, are back with a new album entitled Reflektor and will also be providing the score to Spike Jonze's new film "Her," which will debut at the New York Film Festival before hopping into the Oscar circuit. The official rollout for the album is in its infancy, but two distinctly different videos have debuted for the title track. One is a moody black-and-white clip from music video auteur Anton Corbijn (watch it below), and the other a crazy interactive joint by frequent collaborator Vincent Morisset that kind of has to be played with to be believed.

Watch: First Trailer For Spike Jonze's 'Her' Starring Joaquin Phoenix; Arcade Fire Providing The Score

  • By Kevin Jagernauth
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  • August 7, 2013 12:00 PM
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Of all the movies set to show their wares this fall, perhaps the one that has been kept the most in the dark is Spike Jonze's "Her." The set photos that have circulated certainly don't betray anything of what his approach will be, and there have been no official stills, posters, teasers or websites to give up the game. That being said, Jonze did provide a peek to those who were lucky enough to be at the L.A. Film Festival in June, showing two clips from the oddball romance that stars Joaquin Phoenix, Chris Pratt, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde and (the voice of) Scarlett Johansson. Ostensibly, the movie is about a man who falls in love with a computer operating system, but as always, it's much more than that.

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