The Best Movie at the 51st New York Film Festival: “Her” by Spike Jonze

Posted by The G on October 14, 2013 under Encounters with G, G Reviews | Be the First to Comment

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Joaquin Phoenix

Joaquin Phoenix

My favorite film at the 51st New York Film Festival was “Her” directed by Spike Jonze.  It appears the festival saved the best for last as the film was screened throughout the day on October 12, 2013 – the final day of the NYFF.  I attended the press screening in the morning which was attended by the film’s director Spike Jonze.  Also joining him for a question and answer session were some of the stars of the film: Joaquin Phoneix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara and Olivia Wilde.

Spike Jonze

Spike Jonze

“Her,” is set in the not so far off in the future Los Angeles and it focuses on the love life of Theodore Twombly (portrayed brilliantly by Joaquin Phoenix).  Theodore lives in a world of technology and he falls in love with an operating system (voiced by Scarlett Johansson).  As expected in a Spike Jonze film, there are funny, touching and very quirky moments.  For music lovers, the film was scored by the ultra-hip Arcade Fire, so you definitely will not want to miss this film.

Amy Adams

Amy Adams

As you watch this film, you will immediately be sucked into Theodore’s world and you will scarily not find it too far fetched that a person could fall in love with a virtual operating system.  I don’t want to spoil the film because I want you to see it when it gets released, but I can assure you, if you liked “Being John Malkovich,” you will also like “Her.”  Once the screening was over, I had a few nice photo ops and you can see those after the jump.   Thanks to everyone who was nice enough to take photos with me and also for your great performances!

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An Encounter with Matt Damon

Posted by The G on October 11, 2010 under Encounters with G | 2 Comments to Read

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Matt Damon and G

Listen up C list actors and actresses that think your sh-t doesn’t stink.  Please take a lesson from A-lister Matt Damon who is extremely nice to fans!  Considering how famous the man is and thinking about how often people must bombard him for autographs and pictures, I cannot get over how cool Matt Damon was when I met him.  I was at a press conference for his latest film “Hereafter,” and moments before being drilled by the press, I met the actor.  Not only was he extremely nice, when I thanked him for the photo op, he thanked me in return!  What a class act!  Thanks again Matt!!

An Encounter with Bryce Dallas Howard

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Bryce Dallas Howard and G

Prior to sitting in the hot seat, taking questions from the press about “Hereafter,” which co-stars Bryce Dallas Howard, I met the actress. She was extremely nice during our brief encounter. I told her how excited I was to see “Hereafter,” which I’ve since seen. The film is very well acted but lacks a direction, according2g. Regardless, Bryce is fantastic in the film and I thank her for being so cool! “Hereafter” is in theaters on October 22, 2010.

Matt Damon, Clint Eastwood Discuss “Hereafter”

Posted by The G on October 10, 2010 under Celebrities | 5 Comments to Read

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Matt Damon and Clint Eastwood

10/10/10 is another day for the books.  It began with me and Aphrodite in NYC attending a press conference for Clint Eastwood’s latest film “Hereafter.”  Stars Matt Damon, Cecile DeFrance, Bryce Dallas Howard, writer Peter Morgan and the director, Clint Eastwood, were all in attendance to talk about the film.  Eastwood said it was the easiest film he’s ever made due to the wonderful cast and crew, but it was also one of the most ambitious projects he’s undertaken due to the extensive usage of CGI in the film.  Eastwood also talked about the joys of working with child actors as they are not yet “tainted” by the beast that is the acting business. The film looks to be pretty epic and I am looking forward to seeing it later tonight.  We were not allowed to take any video, but I was able to get a few good shots.  I met Matt Damon and Bryce Dallas Howard at the conference and pictures of my encounters with these two wonderful actors are coming soon. Stay tuned.  “Hereafter” is officially released in theaters on October 22, 2010.

Update:  I saw the film and while it’s very well acted and well made, I didn’t find it to have much of a point or a satisfying ending.  The public will get to decide in a few days….

After the jump, see more pictures!

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