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Arcade Fire, Spike Jonze collaborating on short film project

Posted Apr 9, 2010 4:17 PM By  

How about two Arcade Fire references in one day? OK! This one's a doozy, a short doozy...

A rep for Spike Jonze confirmed to MTV that the film director is collaborating with Arcade Fire on a short film project. Shooting will be in Austin, Texas, and, according to /Film, some late-teens actors are set to be cast for a plot that's about "friends growing apart."

Arcade Fire are apparently still at work at on a third full-length -- one of HitFix's Most Anticipated Albums of the Year -- but no word yet if this film will be associated with its launch or promotion. What was originally said to be a spring release, the set is now reportedly going to be dropped in the summer.

A rep for Arcade Fire had not responded to an email for comment by press time.

Jonze told outlets that the Montreal-based band's breakout album "Funeral" was a cornerstone creative inspiration for him as he developed his last feature-length film, "Where the Wild Things Are." While neither the band nor its songs were featured in the movie, the song "Wake Up" was used in the official trailer. That soundtrack, instead, featured songs from Yeah Yeah Yeahs singer and former Jonze squeeze Karen O.

Jonze's made headlines recently, too, for having made a short film with another major music star: Kanye West. Watch and read about "We Were Once a Fairytale."

Follow HitFix’s Katie Hasty on Twitter for more music and movie news at /katieaprincess.

 

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[REDACTED] ignites their lightsaber to fight Kylo Ren in new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' footage

Posted Aug 27, 2015 1:25 PM By  

Remember that time when I said “Star Wars The Force Awakens” was really only showing us footage from Jakku? You know, way back 15 minutes ago?

I take it back! Star Wars just uploaded a short video to Instagram and now we know who Kylo Ren is fighting in the snow. That is TOTALLY Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber. Maybe Ren wants it to complete his Darth Vader shrine?

 

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113 days until Star Wars: New 'Force Awakens' photos keep us solidly on Jakku

Posted Aug 27, 2015 1:01 PM By  

The slow burn marketing strategy for “Star Wars The Force Awakens” has been kind of ingenious. The photos and videos and plot details have been dropped with such precision that you barely notice a majority of them are from a small sliver of the actual runtime. All those photos of Finn and Rey, the chase scene with the Millennium Falcon, the image of Kylo Ren standing in front of a burning village at night? All from Jakku.

Considering the trailer has also hinted at a lush planet and an ice planet, we’re probably not getting as much of the story as the sheer output of information would imply at first blush.

That being said, CHECK OUT THESE NEW PHOTOS OF FINN AND BB-8! Empire Magazine unveiled the new images that are inside the latest print edition, on newsstands now.

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Miley Cyrus just got really honest about the hellscape that was 'Hannah Montana'

Posted Aug 14, 2015 1:18 PM By  

Miley Cyrus got "some body dysmorphia" from her "Hannah Montana" days. Are we surprised by this? (We aren't.)

"I was told for so long what a girl is supposed to be from being on that show," said Cyrus in a new interview with Marie Claire. "I was made to look like someone that I wasn't, which probably caused some body dysmorphia because I had been made pretty every day for so long, and then when I wasn't on that show, it was like, Who the fuck am I?"

We should all be thankful that those soul-sucking days are over, not only for Miley's sake ("It was like Toddlers & Tiaras'," she went on) but for our own: who knew she was such an off-the-cuff, freewheeling spirit underneath those pounds and pounds of Disney pageant makeup?

A few other choice quotes from the interview:

On the nightmare that was "Hannah Montana," Part 2: "Every morning, I was getting coffee jammed down my throat to wake me up. I just had to keep going, be tough, be strong. Everything happened to me on that set."

On the nightmare that was "Hannah Montana," Part 3: "I would have anxiety attacks. I'd get hot flashes, feel like I was about to pass up or throw up. It would happen a lot before shows, and I'd have to cancel. Then the anxiety started coming from anxiety. I would be with my friends, thinking, I should be having so much fun. You get in this hole that seems like you're never going to be able to get out of."

On wanting to get it on with Joan Jett: "When [I] introduced Joan Jett into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, I said, 'The reason I'm here tonight is because I want to fuck Joan,' everyone laughed because they thought it was a joke. It wasn't." (I believe you, Miley.)

On unrealistic beauty standards: "I'm probably never going to be the face of a traditional beauty company unless they want a weed-smoking, liberal-ass freak. But my dream was never to sell lip gloss. My dream is to save the world."

After you're finished pre-ordering your copy of Marie Claire's August issue (out August 18!), be sure to check out their damning expose on "The Coolest New Beauty Products to Have on Your Radar." ("From Louboutin lipsticks to micellar face wipes"). Marie Claire: fighting body dysmorphia one $300 bottle of Olaplex Hair Perfector at a time.

[via The Wrap]

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[REDACTED] ignites their lightsaber to fight Kylo Ren in new 'Star Wars: The Force Awakens' footage

Posted Aug 27, 2015 1:25 PM By  

Remember that time when I said “Star Wars The Force Awakens” was really only showing us footage from Jakku? You know, way back 15 minutes ago?

I take it back! Star Wars just uploaded a short video to Instagram and now we know who Kylo Ren is fighting in the snow. That is TOTALLY Anakin Skywalker’s lightsaber. Maybe Ren wants it to complete his Darth Vader shrine?

 

There has been an awakening... #StarWars #TheForceAwakens

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