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.
July 11, 2010 |
Although Christopher Nolan's big-budget psychological action movie "Inception" was shot in six countries, art department researcher Dominique Arcadio found much of what she needed to do her job within the aisles of the Los Angeles Public Library. "For every film I've worked on, I've gotten at least 50 books out of the L.A. Public Library," she said. "They're very good about just letting you take out books that should really be reference books. It's one of the best libraries that I've had a chance of using.
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.
October 4, 2008 |
Harrison Ford said Friday that momentum is building for a fifth movie in the "Indiana Jones" franchise and that George Lucas is already cooking up a suitable plot for a heroic senior citizen with a penchant for whips and fedoras. "It's crazy but great," the 66-year-old actor said in an interview. "George is in think mode right now." "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" grossed $318 million in the U.S. alone and $770 million worldwide and is expected to be a powerhouse seller on DVD and Blu-Ray when it arrives in stores on Oct. 14. -- Geoff Boucher
August 28, 2008 |
Eddie MURPHY'S career was on the rebound. Until this summer. Larry and Andy Wachowski had been box-office gold. Then "Speed Racer" crashed and burned. And not that long ago, 20th Century Fox could peddle the most middling movies. But there was no such magic for "Space Chimps," "The Rocker" or "The X-Files: I Want to Believe." Those, however, were the few exceptions to the summer movie season, when almost everything worked for the studios. The school's-out movie season concludes this weekend, and domestic ticket sales so far total $3.9 billion, up a little more than 1% from last year's record summer, according to Media by Numbers.