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Jonathan Glazer Explains Why 'Under the Skin' Took a Decade to Make: "I'm stubborn" (VIDEOS)

Filmmaker Jonathan Glazer on why it took him ten years to make "Under the Skin": "I am stubborn, you have to strong have a strong will to do anything really, to stand by what you are trying to do. It's made a lot easier when you are inspired by something."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • April 1, 2014 5:20 PM
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LISTEN: Stream Mica Levi's Insane 'Under the Skin' Score in Its Entirety

Jonathan Glazer's "Under The Skin" is unlike any film you've ever seen and, fitfully, its score by Mica Levi of indie band Micachu & The Shapes sounds like nothing you've ever heard, either. You can stream the whole album now.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 27, 2014 1:00 PM
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Can Sexy Scarlett Turn 'Under the Skin' Into an Arthouse Hit? (TRAILER)

Could Sexy Scarlett Johansson turn bizarre sci-fi flick "Under the Skin," Jonathan Glazer's return to filmmaking after a decade, into an arthouse hit?
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • March 26, 2014 5:56 PM
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How Did Scarlett Johansson Go Undetected While Filming 'Under the Skin'? Watch and Find Out

As we eagerly await the release of Jonathan Glazer's alien seductress mind-bender "Under the Skin," a new featurette has arrived going behind-the-scenes on the film. It delves a bit into how they got star Scarlett Johansson -- who's not exactly easy to miss -- to go undetected in public places around the Scottish Highlands during filming. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • March 18, 2014 1:41 PM
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SXSW First Look: Triple Threat Jon Favreau's 'Chef,' Starring Sofia Vergara, Scarlett Johansson & Robert Downey Jr.

Check out the first clip from SXSW-bound comedy "Chef," written and directed by, and starring, Jon Favreau, who plays a seasoned chef who quits his LA job and must pick up the pieces.
  • By Ryan Lattanzio
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  • March 7, 2014 1:49 PM
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WATCH: Terrific New Trailer for Jonathan Glazer's 'Under the Skin,' Starring Scarlett Johansson

"Under the Skin" continues to be one of the most visually intriguing films of the year (for those of us who weren't lucky enough to catch it at Telluride or Toronto last fall), and now the Jonathan Glazer-directed sci-fi mindbender has released a new red band trailer.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 30, 2014 1:43 PM
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WATCH: The Uncensored Scarlett Johansson Super Bowl Ad That's Gone Viral

Something about the combination of "Scarlett Johansson" and "banned" has made SodaStream's Super Bowl ad, starring the comely actress, go viral. Which is actually what Ms. Johansson wishes for in the ad. Watch below.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 29, 2014 12:16 PM
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WATCH: In New Clip from 'Her,' Joaquin Phoenix Listens as Scarlett Johansson's Samantha Navigates New Feelings

Spike Jonze's imaginative and winningly uncynical sci-fi romance "Her" has its wide release on January 10, following its limited release back on December 18, in time for awards season contention. Check out a clip from the film below, featuring Joaquin Phoenix as lonely writer Theodore as he listens to his OS girlfriend Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson) talk about her recent emergence of feelings and desires -- and the resulting insecurity.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • January 3, 2014 12:56 PM
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'Her' Review: Spike Jonze Returns with a Vengeance with Tech Romance (Q & A)

Some of the best movies come from filmmakers on the rebound from a flop. After years of struggling to finish his labor of love, the idiosyncratic Maurice Sendak adaptation "Where the Wild Things Are," Spike Jonze has returned with a vengeance, for the first time writing as well as directing the story of a man on the rebound from a failed marriage. "Her" can be viewed as the flip side of Sofia Coppola's Oscar-winning movie about the end of their relationship, "Lost in Translation."
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 20, 2013 6:21 PM
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Critics Choice Movie Awards: '12 Years a Slave' and 'American Hustle' Tally 13 Nominations, Bullock Grabs Three, Lawrence Two, Johansson and Larson, One

Last year "Argo" began its drumbeat of wins from the Critics Choice Movie Awards, which are often a bellwether for the Oscars. "I want to thank the Academy," quipped Ben Affleck as he accepted his prize on the evening he was snubbed by the Academy director's branch. This year's Critics' Choice nominees are led by critics' faves “12 Years a Slave” and “American Hustle,” with thirteen nominations each.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • December 16, 2013 11:47 AM
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