Do we have unhealthy relationships with our computers and smartphones? Hell to the yes. My constant need to check Facebook and email is super duper unhealthy. Will I stop? Not likely.
The good thing is, I have real, functioning human relationships that supersede my tech obsessions. Not so for Theodore, the protagonist in Spike Jonze’s new movie “Her.” Lonely Theodore (played by a creepy-’stached Joaquin Phoenix) develops a rather strange and unhealthy relationship with “Samantha,” the voice inside his artificially intelligent computer, and seems to spiral out of control. Samantha (voiced by Scarlett Johansson), of course, learns from Theodore, and is therefore able to perfectly tailor her responses to his needs. It creates a creepy co-dependence between the two. Then Theodore develops a romantic relationship with her. I suppose this is Jonze’s all-too-obvious meditation on how we’ve become overly dependent on technology and this is his version of our dystopian future. I wonder if I actually need to see this movie because I already kind of live it? [YouTube]
Some of us quietly assemble our plans for global conquest and world domination in the pages of our private journals. But not Kanye West! Kanye knows that sharing is caring and pooped out a high-top sneaker’s worth of Twitter gems last night. At the top of Kanye’s to-do list? Starting a school/design center/Chinese buffet called DONDA, in honor of his late mother Donda West. And you — yes, you! — can be a part of it. Especially if you are one of the following… Keep reading »
We suppose in some kooky, hipster, avant garde
way, this 12-second clip directed by Spike Jonze is supposed to sell us on Chloe Sevingy’s
newest collaboration with Opening Ceremony. Except we didn’t really see any of the clothes? I suppose that’s typically a problem, but probably not for Chloe. [Vimeo
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You may know Spike Jonze as the director of “Being John Malkovich,” the ex-husband of director Sofia Coppola, or the current paramour of actress Michelle Williams. But on the eve of the release of his latest movie project, a live-action adaptation of Where the Wild Things Are, he’s getting into the fashion business in a collaboration with Opening Ceremony. The mini-line’s theme ties in to the movie’s monster-y subjects and includes faux furs designed by Humberto Leon and claw jewelry designed by Pamela Love. After the jump, the metal horned look you can rock this fall. (Check out our “Where the Wild Things Are” inspiration board here.) [W] Keep reading »