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Spike Jonze's Short Robo-mance "I'm Here" Is Here -- Cheers to Absolut

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    Spike Jonze
    We're guessing it's Andrew Garfield, star of the new Spike Jonze short "I'm Here."

    Let's all raise a salty salute to the nice people at Absolut Vodka for posting Spike Jonze's short film, "I'm Here," on the Internet for all to see.

    The 30-minute film, which made its debut at this year's Sundance, tells the story of a romance between two robots in Los Angeles. Andrew Garfield, who was fantastic in last year's "Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus," and Sienna Guillory, who's appeared in several films, including "Love, Actually" and "Resident Evil: Apocalypse," star as the robots in love.

    Be warned, the site is a little overdone and only a limited number of people can watch, on what appears to be a first-come, first-serve basis, and the film appears to start at the top of every hour.

    All frustrations aside, Absolut is to be commended for making things like this happen.

    And people should keep in mind how cool this is when corporate sponsorship at this level becomes norm, instead of grousing about artists selling out. If you "free" art, you're gonna have to "pay" some other way. And if that means seeing the word ABSOLUT peppered about, so be it. It's a hell of a lot better than some oppressively loud pre-roll shouting at you.

    Oh, and because Absolut is running the site, you must be at least 21, so bring your ID.