• R, 1 hr. 54 min.
  • Drama, Comedy
  • Directed By:
    Spike Jonze
    In Theaters:
    Dec 6, 2002 Wide
    On DVD:
    May 20, 2003
  • Columbia Pictures

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August 13, 2014

Meryl Streep's 10 Best Movies Opens in new window

She's earned seven Golden Globes, three Oscars, two Emmys, and a Tony nomination -- almost a real-life EGOT! -- and this week, Meryl Streep gets the Total Recall treatment in honor of her appearance as Chief Elder in The Giver, Phillip Noyce's adaptation of the classic Lois Lowry novel about a boy (Brenton Thwaites) whose encounter with a mysterious figure (Jeff Bridges) shakes his understanding of his seemingly idyllic community. From comedies to dramas, Meryl's done it all -- and tried on countless accents along the way. Let's take a look at the best-reviewed films from her illustrious career, Total Recall style! More...

January 9, 2014

Perchance to Electric Dream: A Curious Chat with Spike Jonze Opens in new window

The director of Her performs impromptu lavender therapy, phones a friend, and occasionally discusses his new movie. More...

October 3, 2012

Charlie Kaufman's Frank or Francis Needs $10 Million Opens in new window

Anyone have a few extra dollars lying around? More...

June 26, 2012

No Frank or Francis for Charlie Kaufman Opens in new window

Elizabeth Banks says it "fell apart at the last minute." More...

February 27, 2012

Salma Hayek Believes in The Prophet Opens in new window

She's lining up financing for an adaptation of Kahlil Gibran's classic collection of inspirational essays. More...

January 26, 2012

Kate Winslet and Catherine Keener Join Charlie Kaufman's Frank or Francis Opens in new window

They elevate an already-impressive cast that includes Steve Carell, Jack Black, Nicolas Cage, and Kevin Kline. More...

August 9, 2011

Charlie Kaufman Wants Kevin James for Frank and Francis Opens in new window

Kaufman reportedly wants James to play a fictionalized version of himself. More...

July 14, 2011

Joaquin Phoenix Attached to Untitled Spike Jonze/Chalie Kaufman Movie Opens in new window

Earlier this year, a new movie from Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman, the duo behind Being John Malkovich and Adaptation, was announced. Now, inside sources are reporting that Joaquin Phoenix is attached to the film. Click through for details. More...

March 2, 2011

Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze Pitch Untitled Satire Project Opens in new window

"Adaptation" and "Being John Malkovich" partners Charlie Kaufman and Spike Jonze are ready to reunite, and details of the film are starting to emerge. More...

December 7, 2009

Exclusive: The World of Where the Wild Things Are Opens in new window

It has taken Being John Malkovich and Adaptation director Spike Jonze more than five years to bring Where the Wild Things Are to the big screen. Maurice Sendak, the writer and illustrator of the best-selling children's book (which has sold upward of 20 million copies), identified Jonze as the only man he trusted enough to render his story on film. That story focuses on Max, the boisterous boy in wolf pyjamas who, when sent to his room for bad behaviour, journeys in his imagination and travels to the realm of the Wild Things, a gaggle of hairy monsters who proclaim him king. The book contains only a few hundred words, and yet Jonze has created a full feature film, as wild as the source and as dark and brooding as any ancient fairy tale. The director joins Maurice Sendak and some of his key collaborators to explain exclusively to RT how they shaped the world of Where the Wild Things Are on the big screen. More...

August 9, 2006

Critical Consensus: A Brave New "World," A "Step" Down, And No Screenings for "Pulse" and "Zoom" Opens in new window

This week at the movies, we've got Oliver Stone paying tribute to the heroes of 9/11 ("World Trade Center," starring Nicolas Cage); two youngsters trying to start a dance dance revolution ("Step Up," starring Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum); a school for young superheroes ("Zoom," starring Tim Allen and Courteney Cox); and an evil website ("Pulse," starring Kristen Bell). What do the critics have to say? More...

January 9, 2006

Jonze to Direct Some "Wild Things" for WB Opens in new window

Now here's a project that I can't wait to see happen! According to Variety, Warner Bros. has hired Spike Jonze ("Adaptation.") to direct a live-action (and inevitably CGI-laden) adaptation of Maurice Sendak's classic kid's story "Where the Wild Things Are." More...

December 2, 2005

Universal Plans to "Breach" a New FBI Thriller Opens in new window

ComingSoon.net shares a press release from Universal Pictures, the studio behind the upcoming spy thriller "Breach," which will star Chris Cooper, Laura Linney, and Ryan Phillippe. More...

September 15, 2005

Critical Consensus: Critics Thank "Heaven," But Don't Praise The "Lord" Opens in new window

This week at the movies brings us a supernatural romance ("Just Like Heaven"), a jaded arms dealer ("Lord of War") and two experiments in terror ("Venom," "Cry Wolf"). What do the critics have to say? More...

June 16, 2005

De Niro and Streep Sign Up for "First Man" Opens in new window

Variety indicates that Robert De Niro ("Hide and Seek") and Meryl Streep ("Adaptation") will co-star in Disney's "First Man." Screenwriter Diane English will make her directorial debut on this project, which tells the story of "a Ted Turner-like mogul who puts his career on hold to run a presidential campaign for his wife. When she becomes the first woman to occupy the White House, he's suddenly faced with a significant role reversal." More...

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