"I wanted it to be ‘The Godfather’ with apes. Just the way that movie is this grand Shakespearean story set in the gangster world, but it’s truly about family. It’s really a king and his sons. I wanted this to be a king and his sons, but I also wanted it to be about two families: a human family that was trying to repair itself after a grand tragedy, and an ape family that was really in its ascendancy. To have it be a story about whether or not they could coexist. That family aspect of it was part of the conception." — Talked to Matt Reeves about “Apes.” It’s great.

"I wanted it to be ‘The Godfather’ with apes. Just the way that movie is this grand Shakespearean story set in the gangster world, but it’s truly about family. It’s really a king and his sons. I wanted this to be a king and his sons, but I also wanted it to be about two families: a human family that was trying to repair itself after a grand tragedy, and an ape family that was really in its ascendancy. To have it be a story about whether or not they could coexist. That family aspect of it was part of the conception." — Talked to Matt Reeves about “Apes.” It’s great.

It’s never too early to talk about the Oscars, right? lol, but really “Boyhood” should get all the nominations.

It’s never too early to talk about the Oscars, right? lol, but really “Boyhood” should get all the nominations.

"It was a throwback, oddly enough, kind of like the original version of ‘A Star Is Born.’ There’s a mentorship there that responds to the talent. It isn’t about sex or love. Today, it would be so quick to blur that relationship and to make it sexualized. But here you’re like, ‘How novel! They don’t fuck!’ I longed for that a little bit, just for the feeling of being original and off the beaten path. It’s so much more satisfying in a weird way, too, in the fact that it isn’t satisfied." — Spoke to Mark Ruffalo about “Begin Again” and Kase was jealous.

"It was a throwback, oddly enough, kind of like the original version of ‘A Star Is Born.’ There’s a mentorship there that responds to the talent. It isn’t about sex or love. Today, it would be so quick to blur that relationship and to make it sexualized. But here you’re like, ‘How novel! They don’t fuck!’ I longed for that a little bit, just for the feeling of being original and off the beaten path. It’s so much more satisfying in a weird way, too, in the fact that it isn’t satisfied." — Spoke to Mark Ruffalo about “Begin Again” and Kase was jealous.

Had some thoughts on “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” which is not actually very good. Bummer.

Had some thoughts on “Transformers: Age of Extinction,” which is not actually very good. Bummer.

"Batman" opened 25 years ago. James Brolin was at the premiere / Christian Bale was at the premiere.

"Batman" opened 25 years ago. James Brolin was at the premiere / Christian Bale was at the premiere.

"I was trying to figure out a way to not be in tabloids anymore, and I just don’t even know how to do it." — Spoke to Robert Pattinson, who is kind of great and kind of sad.

"I was trying to figure out a way to not be in tabloids anymore, and I just don’t even know how to do it." — Spoke to Robert Pattinson, who is kind of great and kind of sad.

"I definitely had an AOL account when I was 14, but I don’t remember what my screen name was. I’m sure it had something to do with Justin Timberlake because I was in love with *NSYNC. So probably something like CurlyHeadSingerNumber1Fan. With that said, I would also like to put it out there that I made out with a lot of boys in high school and wasn’t a nerd." — Traded emails with Jillian Bell, who owns “22 Jump Street.”

"I definitely had an AOL account when I was 14, but I don’t remember what my screen name was. I’m sure it had something to do with Justin Timberlake because I was in love with *NSYNC. So probably something like CurlyHeadSingerNumber1Fan. With that said, I would also like to put it out there that I made out with a lot of boys in high school and wasn’t a nerd." — Traded emails with Jillian Bell, who owns “22 Jump Street.”