May 11, 2008
Heralded Brazilian director Fernando Meirelles ("City of God") has landed the coveted opening-night slot Wednesday at the 61st annual Cannes Film Festival. His film "Blindness," starring Julianne Moore and Mark Ruffalo, is a psychological thriller about a city succumbing to an epidemic. It joins a slate of films including Clint Eastwood's thriller "Changeling," starring Angelina Jolie, and Steven Soderbergh's double Che Guevara biopics: "The Argentine" and "Guerrilla." Screening outside of competition at the festival, which ends May 25, is Steven Spielberg's "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull."
May 23, 2008 |
Disneyland is whipping up some Indiana Jones magic of its own. "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" hit theaters on Thursday but the hero also arrived at Disneyland, where the Anaheim theme park launched "Indiana Jones Summer of Hidden Mysteries," a season-long promotion centered in Adventureland, where park performers will stage "Random Acts of Indy" that have bad guys and the famous fedora-wearing archaeologist racing through the...
July 30, 2008 |
Viacom Inc. said it withstood a weak U.S. advertising market in the second quarter with a strong film slate led by "Iron Man" and strong sales of the Rock Band video game. Revenue climbed 21% to $3.86 billion, topping analyst estimates, as New York-based Viacom's movie business surged 35% to $1.77 billion. Three films -- Paramount Pictures' "Iron Man" and "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," as well as "Kung Fu Panda," which Paramount distributed for DreamWorks Animation SKG Inc. -- have grossed $837 million at the domestic box office.
May 23, 2009
Re "DVD Slump Scares Industry," May 19: I laughed out loud when Patrick Goldstein compared Hollywood executives to great athletes: "If they lose their confidence, they can't do their job well." It doesn't take genius or confidence to greenlight a movie like "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," when you have Spielberg and Harrison Ford attached to a film with a built-in audience. You could sneeze on 120 pages and shoot it -- which, come to think of it, looks about like they did. And therein lie the answer and solution to the problem of lagging DVD sales.
August 27, 2012 |
Despite his name, Shia LaBeouf has never been shy. In June, the actor went full-frontal in a music video for the band Sigur Rós. Last week, he revealed that he's planning to have actual sex with his yet-to-be-determined female costar in an upcoming Lars Von Trier film. But LaBeouf hasn't just bared all on-screen -- he doesn't hold much back in interviews, either. After saying in 2010 that he thought he had "dropped the ball" with "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull," his relationship with the film's director, Steven Spielberg, suffered.
January 18, 2012
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: George Lucas says he's done with "Star Wars" and will devote his career to art films -- which is the same line he's been giving for 18 years. ( Time ) He also has scientific proof that Indiana Jones could have survived the fridge nuking in "Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. " ( Slash Film ) Wikipedia, Craigslist and several other sites are down today to protest the Stop Online Piracy Act bill in Congress.