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LaBeouf's new project with Nastja Ronkko and Luke Turner will involve him spending a month living alone in a log cabin in Finland.
Following the troubles surrounding his controversial art installation designed to protest Donald Trump’s administration, Shia LaBeouf is planning something a lot more low-key for his next art project – by exiling himself entirely.
For the next month, the actor-turned-performance artist will be living completely by himself in a log cabin in the remote Lapland region of Finland, with his only form of communication with the outside world coming via text messages to visitors of a museum in the country’s capital city, Helsinki.
The project is entitled #ALONETOGETHER, and is being undertaken with his art collective colleagues Luke Turner and Nastja Ronkko. Having begun on Wednesday (April 12th), the trio will be living in separate cabins in Finland, according to the Associated Press.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf To Live Alone In Finnish Log Cabin For Next Art Project
LaBeouf's new war movie 'Man Down' suffered a rather ignoble fate, with just one person paying to see it on its British opening weekend.
As if the constant misfortune that has been surrounding his anti-Donald Trump art installation wasn’t enough, Shia LaBeouf’s reputation has taken another hit with the news that his latest war movie, Man Down, took just £7 at the British box offices last weekend.
That’s right – the single-figure sum made by the film means that just one person paid to see Man Down over the weekend.
Shia LaBeouf at the premiere of 'Man Down' in December 2016
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf's New Film 'Man Down' Takes Just £7 At UK Box Office
'He Will Not Divide Us' has set up in a new location for a third time, following repeated safety concerns and disruption in America.
Having endured a troubled start to life, Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Donald Trump art installation ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ has re-located from America altogether because of safety concerns, finding a new home in Liverpool.
The project is now to be housed at the British city’s Foundation for Art and Creative Technology (FACT) Gallery, after events in New York and Albuquerque showed “that America is simply not safe enough for this artwork to exist”, according to a new statement from the Hollywood star’s artistic group LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner.
The installation was originally located on a wall outside New York’s Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, and debuted back on January 20th, the day of the controversial Trump’s inauguration as president.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Donald Trump Art Installation Moves To Liverpool
The actor's 'He Will Not Divide Us' installation has been shut down for a second time, having relocated from New York to Albuquerque.
Shia LaBeouf’s anti-Donald Trump art installation has been shut down for a second time in less than two weeks, on this occasion over public safety issues after gunshots were allegedly fired in the area.
The increasingly eccentric 30 year old actor set up the #HeWillNotDivideUs at the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens, New York, on the day of Trumps’ inauguration as president back in January. However, it quickly became a focal point for trouble as pro- and anti-Trump protestors were increasingly coming to blows.
Shia LaBeouf's anti-Trump installation has been shut down for a second time
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Trump Installation Shut Again After Gunshots Fired
LaBeouf's latest venture with Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner has been shut down by the Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.
For the past three weeks since President Trump was inaugurated back on January 20th, a permanent livestream outside the museum in Queens encouraged participants to stand in front of a camera and say the words ‘He Will Not Divide Us’ for as long as they want.
It was the latest real-life art project launched by LaBeouf, Rönkkö & Turner, which has engaged in headline-grabbing stunts since 2014. However, it has now been closed by the Moving Image for reasons of “ongoing public safety” issues.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf's Anti-Trump Installation Shut Down By Museum
LaBeouf was reportedly arrested and then charged with assault and harassment following an altercation with a Trump supporter at the installation in New York.
Shia LaBeouf has reportedly been arrested and charged with assault and harassment at the site of his permanent protest against the new president Donald Trump this week, in circumstances that are not particularly clear.
The 30 year old actor, who has been in the headlines more frequently for his series of life-as-art projects than his actual movies in recent years, was handcuffed and led away by police on Wednesday evening (January 25th).
Reportedly, this happened a few hours after a 13-second video was released of LaBeouf shoving a man who addressed the camera with the words ‘Hitler did nothing wrong’, which was seen on the Twitter feed for #HeWillNotDivideUs, the name of LaBeouf’s permanent art installation in Queens, New York City.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Arrested At His Anti-Donald Trump Art Installation
The actor has been inviting New Yorkers to repeat the sentence "He will not divide us” into a live camera to protest Trump’s presidency.
The actor has been inviting members of the public to protest Trump’s presidency by repeating the sentence "He will not divide us” into a live camera outside the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens. The protest is being live streamed on the internet on the HWNDUS website.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Confronts White Supremacist At Anti Trump Protest
The actor is becoming one of Hollywood's most likable.
We've felt for a few months now that Shia LaBeouf is really turning things around for himself. He's no longer the booze-swigging, plagiarizing attention-seeker that he was back in 2014, he's developed into an altruistic artist with a strong moral compass, and he's someone to learn from.
Shia LaBeouf is turning things around this year
Many people rolled their eyes when he appeared to shade Steven Spielberg in an interview with Variety back in September, but that's nothing when you consider what the rest of his confessional told us about him. Since he was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct at Broadway's 'Cabaret' in 2014, he has given up alcohol.
Continue reading: Why Shia LaBeouf Is Quickly Becoming Our Favourite Underdog
The actor has freestyled his way into Sway's heart.
If you're one of those people who find Shia LaBeouf perpetually annoying, prepare to reluctantly like him a little from now on. He appeared on the radio show Sway's Universe and delivered one of the most kickass freestyles we've ever heard from a non-professional rapper.
Shia LaBeouf has got a mean flow
The 'American Honey' star proved he had a mean flow when Sway Calloway challenged him to a freestyle session in a special edition of the show's popular segment '5 Fingers of Death', with beats provided by Tupac, The Notorious B.I.G. and Missy Elliott.
Continue reading: We Had No Idea Shia LaBeouf Could Freestyle Like That
The couple's wedding was streamed live on TMZ, but not at their request.
Appearing on ‘The Ellen DeGeneres Show’, Shia confirmed that the wedding was for real, and not one of the bizarre performance art pieces he’s become known for in recent years.
Shia LaBeouf and Mia Goth’s Vegas wedding was legit
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Confirms He Did Marry Mia Goth In Las Vegas
The couple appeared to have wed and live-streamed the ceremony.
On Monday evening TMZ shared a livestream video feed of what appeared to show Shia and Mia tying the knot.
Star is fed up with her current way of life; she's a teenager with her whole life ahead of her and no prospects coming her way in her current hometown. Setting out on the road, Star begins to have ideas about hitchhiking away from her troubled life and is approached by Jake, a carefree guy who travels state to state selling magazine subscriptions.
Jake isn't alone, he journeys with a team of fellow youth whom are part of a 'mag crew', who like Star, are running away from home for one reason or another. Jake tells Star about the crew and what they do; he tells her how the crew go door to door selling magazines whilst also exploring America and partying at night. This 'a business opportunity' is too good for Star to resist.
Speaking with Krystal, the only proviso for joining the crew seems to be that if she has no one to miss her, she's good to join. Life on the road begins as Jake explained, the small gang sells hard during the day and drink and party just as hard at night.
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The actor ended up with 12 new tattoos in total after filming the road trip movie.
Shia LaBeouf says he was 'peer pressured' into getting two tattoos of hip-hop star Missy Elliott during the filming of new movie American Honey. The actor said that during the making of the road trip movie the cast would frequently visit the local tattoo parlours, leaving him with 12 new inkings in total.
Shia LaBeouf now has two tattoos of Missy Elliott
“One of the things we’d do as a group, we’d all go to the f***ing tattoo shop,” LaBeouf told Variety. The frequent visits meant he ended up getting 12 tattoos during the filming, which drove director Andrea Arnold crazy because she didn’t want him showing up looking different in every scene.
The #TAKEMEANYWHERE project will see him tweet GPS co-ordinates and go wherever drivers take him.
Shia LaBeouf is at it again with another unique and slightly strange real-life art project, this time aiming to hitchhike across America using Twitter.
The 29 year old is teaming up once more with his collaborators Nastja Ronkko and Luke Turner, along with Vice, to see where his adventures take him. He and his companions set off from Boulder, Colorado on May 23rd and, for one month, will go wherever anybody who wants to pick them up takes them.
Shia LaBeouf's #TAKEMEANYWHERE project will see him hitchhike across America
The film will centre around the Wimbledon Men's Singles Final match in the 1980s
Controversial actor Shia LaBeouf has recently confirmed his intention to take on his ballsiest role yet - as tempestuous US tennis star John McEnroe in a new film set around the memorable 1980 Wimbledon Men’s Singles Final.
Shia LaBeouf will play tennis star John McEnroe is his next project
The Telegraph reported that playing opposite LaBeouf as McEnroe’s famous rival Bjourn Borg will be Stellan Skarsgard.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf To Play John McEnroe In New Wimbledon Movie
This year really is a great year for female directors.
There were some who expressed pity for Shia LaBeouf when the actor revealed that he was going to watch all of his movies back to back, but it's just a shame it happened before this gem. For if anything could end a journey like that on a high note, it's 'American Honey'; an intense drama that has gripped most critics upon its opening at Cannes Film Festival 2016.
American Honey was generally a Cannes success
In summary, this comedic road-trip drama directed by the Academy Award winning Andrea Arnold (of 'Fish Tank' and 'Wuthering Heights' fame) has been praised for its cast, its vitality and its focus on feelings rather than story. Conversely, it has been attacked for its lack of plot, lengthiness and even naivete.
Mario Licato was assaulted in New York last weekend because of his close resemblance to the actor.
Earlier this week 26-year-old Mario Licato told of how he was punched in the face at a subway station in New York, just because he looked like actor Shia LaBeouf. The unidentified man who punched Licato told him: "This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf!” Now the actor himself has reached out to his doppelgänger, leaving him a voicemail apologising over the incident.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Leaves Voicemail For Lookalike Who Was Punched In The Face
The man was attacked while getting off a train in New York and told it was cause he looked ‘exactly’ like the actor.
A 26-year-old man has told of how he was sucker punched over the weekend on New York’s Lower East Side, just because of his close resemblance to actor Shia LaBeouf. Mario Licato said he was punched in the face and knocked out by the unidentified man, who told him: "This is because you look exactly like Shia LaBeouf!”
A man was attacked in New York because he resembled actor Shia LaBeouf.
Speaking to The Gothamist, Licato described the incident, which happened as he was exiting the F train at Delancey Street. "I was walking up the stairs," Licato said. "I had my head down—there were people in front of me—just to make sure I wasn't going to fall."
Continue reading: A Man Was Punched In The Face Just For Looking Like Shia LaBeouf
Citing "sources" including a grocery cashier, Us Weekly reported that LaBeouf has proposed to his girlfriend of four years.
Much of the media coverage that the Hollywood actor has enjoyed over the last year or so has focussed around various bizarre performance art pieces – such as his occupation of an elevator in Oxford for 24 hours in February, or his three consecutive days in a New York theatre watching all his old movies in chronological order.
Shia LaBeouf with Mia Goth in 2014
Continue reading: Is Shia LaBeouf Engaged To Mia Goth?
The actor spent 24 hours in an Oxford lift, as part of his latest performance art stunt.
Actor Shia LaBeouf has caused controversy again during his latest art stunt, which saw him occupying an Oxford elevator with collaborators Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner for 24 hours. According to The Daily Mail, LaBeouf punched a man in the face during the stunt, which was streamed live on Youtube.
Shia LaBeouf has been occupying a life in Oxford for 24 hours.
The Daily Mail reports that the man, who had queued for seven hours to get in the lift with Shia, asked the actor to punch him in the face, to help complete his latest art piece. 'I’m a performance artist. Can you help me with completion of my next piece by punching me in the face?’ the man told Shia.
Continue reading: Did Shia LaBeouf Punch A Man During Oxford Elevator Stunt?
The actor’s latest art project sees him stuck inside a lift for 24 hours with members of the public.
For his latest 'performance art' piece, actor Shia LaBeouf is currently occupying a lift in Oxford, with collaborators Nastja Rönkkö and Luke Turner. Titled #Elevate, the stunt is being streamed on Youtube ahead of the actor’s Oxford Union address later tonight (February 19th).
Shia LaBeouf is currently in an Oxford elevator.
LaBeouf began his stint in the elevator at EC English Oxford in Gloucester Green at 9am this morning and will continue it until 9am on Saturday. A live stream of the stunt will be broadcast inside the Oxford union debating chamber for the whole 24 hours and it is also available to watch on Youtube.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Is Occupying An Oxford Lift For 24 Hours
The actor is asking asking members of the public to phone him and "touch his soul” over the next four days.
For Shia LaBeouf’s latest piece of performance art the actor is turning Liverpool’s Fact gallery into a call centre, along with artists Nastja Säde Rönkkö and Luke Turner. The trio are inviting members of the public to call them up and ‘touch their souls’ between 11:00 and 18:00 GMT from Thursday to Sunday and the event will also be live streamed on Touchmysoul.net.
Shia LaBeouf is taking your calls at Liverpool’s Fact gallery.
The event is part of the group exhibition Follow, which will run at the Fact gallery from December till February 2015. The description on the Follow website asks: ‘In a world where we use Instagram ‘likes’ and YouTube views to assess who and what is important, and fame is just a click away, what impact is the internet really having on how we think about ourselves and those around us?’
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Sets Up Call Centre In Liverpool Art Gallery
Until Thursday evening, LaBeouf is sat in a New York cinema watching all his own movies back-to-back - and anybody can come watch them with him!
Right now, Shia LaBeouf is very easy to track down. Since yesterday, he’s been engaged in a three-day movie marathon watching every single film he’s ever starred in, sitting in the Angelika Film Center in New York alongside anybody who wishes to join him.
The project, entitled #ALLMYMOVIES, is another of the living art installations he’s made alongside conceptual artists Luke Turner and Nastja Sade Ronkko. It’s the second such stunt he’s been involved in over the last couple of years, the first being last year’s much-buzzed about (and mocked) #IAMSORRY.
Shia LaBeouf is in the middle of a three-day movie marathon - of his own films
The stars of 'Fury' arrived for the New York film premiere to mixed responses from photographers and onlookers. Brad Pitt entered to a tremendous applause and much screaming. Michael Peña and Jon Bernthal both made comparatively modest entrances.
The 28 year-old actor revealed prior to interrupting the performance of Broadway's 'Cabarat,' he drank quite a lot of whiskey.
Shia LaBeouf is known to behave rather bizarrely at times, but the oddest thing he may have ever done was getting himself arrested in June for drunkenly interrupting a performance of Broadway's 'Cabarat,' where he began "acting up" by smoking cigarettes inside the building and grabbing the butts of several actors.
LaBeouf explained the events leading up to his drunken arrest in June
However, several months have passed since this incident and the 28 year-old actor seems to understand the way he was acting wasn't exactly normal, but he did try to explain the events that led up to his arrest while appearing on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live,' on Monday (Oct 13th).
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Attempts To Explain Drunken 'Cabaret' Arrest
The actor has been making headlines for the wrong reasons over the past year and was arrested for disorderly conduct in June.
Shia LaBeouf showed a side of himself we’ve rarely seen on the ‘Ellen Show’ this past Friday (October 10th), opening up to the chat show host about his often strange behaviour over the past year.
Shia LaBeouf appeared on the 'Ellen Show' on Friday
The 28 year old actor, who is currently staring in World War II drama Fury opposite Brad Pitt, said the events of the past year had been part of an “existential crisis, which turned into some kind of exploration” for the actor.
Shia LaBeouf is seen arriving at and later leaving New York's Criminal Courts Building where he was attending his latest hearing surrounding his disorderly conduct at a Broadway theatre earlier this year. His legal team were present to provide a statement to the press.
Shia LaBeouf is escorted out of court in New York to a flood of paparazzi after pleading guilty to disorderly conduct at his hearing.
Shia LaBeouf has escaped prison, or any meaningful punishment for his theatre outburst.
Shia LaBeouf has pleaded guilty to being a general nuisance at a Broadway show in which he lit up cigarettes and yelled at the actors on-stage. LaBeouf's representatives said the former Transformers star had gotten treatment for an alcohol problem since his arrest in June and a judge agreed that if he stays in treatment for three months and out of trouble for six, the case would be dismissed.
Shia LaBeouf at the Berlin Film Festival in February
LaBeouf, 28, was watching Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams in a revival of Cabaret when he started lighting up cigarettes, swearing at security guards and shouting at the actors. He shouted "do you know who I am?" when escorted out, according to court papers.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Guilty Of Smoking, Yelling At Actors At Broadway Show
Shia LaBeouf - Star of Transformers and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Shia LaBeouf returning to his vehicle caught wearing skinny black jeans and grey boots with a t-shirt that says, 'Every picture tells a story - don't it!' - Los Angeles, California, United States - Tuesday 12th August 2014
'Nymphomaniac' star Shia LaBeouf keeps his cool as he arrives outside Manhattan Criminal Court in New York, struggling to weave through the swamping paparazzi all shouting questions at him. On leaving the court building, he is escorted back to his awaiting car by two court officials.
Shia LaBeouf's representative has confirmed the actor is battling alcoholism and "receiving treatment" but is not in rehab.
We suspected what might be behind Shia LaBeouf's bizarre behaviour in New York last week and now his representative has confirmed the 28-year-old actor is battling alcoholism. However, contrary to reports, the Transformers actor has not checked into a rehabilitation facility.
Shia LaBeouf at the Berlin Film Festival in February.
LaBeouf's representative Melissa Kates, speaking to ABC, confirmed the actor was seeking treatment. Kates said, "Contrary to previous erroneous reports, Shia LaBeouf has not checked into a rehabilitation facility but he is voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction."
LaBeouf's rep made a small, but important clarification.
After witness reports that Shia LaBeouf had checked himself into rehab, the actor’s rep has set the record straight. In a statement, released Tuesday, the rep made a slight correction to the initial rumor. I turns out the actor has not checked himself into a rehab facility, although he is seeking help for his substance abuse problem.
The rumours of Shia's rehab residence have been greatly exagerrated.
“Contrary to previous erroneous reports, Shia LaBeouf has not checked into a rehabilitation facility but he is voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction,” the rep said in a statement to Access Hollywood.
The 28 year-old is "voluntarily receiving treatment for alcohol addiction," but has not checked into any rehab facility despite numerous reports.
Shia LaBeouf has finally realized he has a problem that needs solving.
The 28 year-old actor is seeking help for alcoholism after his drunken arrest in New York City several days ago, but he is not entering any rehabilitation facility.
It was previously reported that LaBeouf checked himself into a rehab center in Hollywood, which many celebrities have allegedly visited, but his publicist set the record straight on Tuesday (July 1st).
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Receiving Treatment For Alcoholism, Not Checked Into Rehab
The 28 year-old actor reportedly checked in a celebrity-frequented rehabilitation facility in Hollywood on Monday (June 30th).
It seems Shia LaBeouf may have finally admitted he has a problem.
Following a recent time of troubling incidents, the 28 year-old actor has checked himself into a rehabilitation facility in Hollywood, according to X17.
LaBeouf was seen leaving his Hollywood Hills home to travel to the rehab centre, which many celebrities have allegedly visited.
LaBeouf is yet to comment on the incident, although if he apologizes, things are bound to get interesting.
Shia LaBeouf just can’t catch a break from public embarrassment, it seems. Recently, the Nymphomaniac actor was involved in a brawl outside a Cabaret show in Broadway. It has now come to light that a week earlier, he was causing trouble in a slightly less cultured setting – outside a strip club in New York City. The incident was captured on video and subsequently published by the folks at TMZ.
The video is just the latest in a string of bizzare behaviour from LaBeouf.
In the video, LaBeouf can be seen bouncing around in the street, seemingly waiting to start a fist fight with another man. Another man, apparently the actor’s bodyguard, stands between them. The fight never actually gets going, since LaBeouf walks away after a brief verbal exchange. However, this isn’t the first instance of bizarre behavior from the former Disney actor in recent months.
We thought we'd dedicate this week's round-up to the celebrities who may want to lay low for a while.
Lana Del Rollercoaster: Lana Del Rey has had a week she'll never forget. The pop star's new album, Ultraviolence, has been met with positivity by critics and has earned Del Rey her first Billboard 200 number one. However, the singer's album publicity has risked being blighted by certain comments Lana made in a recent interview in which she appears to glamorise the troubling trend of musicians dying young. Decide for yourself here. Kurt Cobain's daughter, Frances Bean, lashed out at Lana over her words. Find out what went down.
Gary Oldman Blunder: Silly, silly Gary Oldman. The actor has earned himself a reputation as one of Hollywood's thinkers but his thoughts on political correctness caused a stir this week. In a Playboy interview, the 56 year-old referenced Mel Gibson's infamous 2006 run-in with the police where he voiced an anti-Semitic view. In an attempt to play down Gibson's words, Oldman ended up sounding an awful lot more anti-Semitic than his fellow actor. Find out what was said. Oldman did release an apology, which can be read here.
Wardaddy is an army sergeant with years of experience in the horrors and victories of war. He's one of the most effective and most courageous war heroes America has to offer and, now commanding a Sherman tank named Fury with a group of just five soldiers, he must lead his men into a highly risky operation right on their enemies' doorstep. Not only has he and his boys got the threat of serious outnumbering ahead of them, but Wardaddy also has to tutor a terrified new recruit named Norman Ellison, who's less than okay with shooting down hundreds of men in a vehicle he has never used before. It's all about having each other's backs and keeping everyone motivated to keep on fighting, but when a platoon of three-hundred German soldiers strike out, it doesn't look like that will be enough to keep them alive.
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Fury is due for release in the UK from November
We don’t hear much about Brad Pitt’s upcoming World War II drama, Fury – apart from whispers of discontent from the locals, anyway. But finally, a behind the scenes video of the drama starring Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman, Michael Peña, Jon Bernthal, Jason Isaacs, and Scott Eastwood has hit at E3, giving us a peek inside this promising project.
Brad Pitt at the End Sexual Violence In Conflict Global Summit held at ExCeL, London
Ayer promises the film will be “a movie about World War II, the likes of which we haven’t seen before” Speaking about the main characters, he says in the video: “They’re exhausted, they’re tired, they’re grief-stricken, they’re combat fatigued. It’s really about a family under incredible stress.”
Continue reading: Finally, A Real Look At Brad Pitt's 'Fury' At E3
Shia LaBeouf - Shia LaBeouf dressed down wearing ripped cut off jeans, Chicken Shack t-shirt and socks with his sneakers as he goes on errands out and about in West Hollywood - Los Angeles, California, United States - Thursday 22nd May 2014
James Franco’s latest antics have us wondering what’s going on and when we’re ever going to find out the truth about his behaviour.
Oh James Franco, where to start? Remember in February when everybody was getting weirded out by Shia LaBeouf and his Berlin paper bag ‘I am not famous anymore’ incident? Well one person who jumped to the actor’s defence was James Franco, by way of a NY Times article entitled ‘Why Actors Act Out’. In the piece he writes that he hoped Shia’s recent antics were “intended as a piece of performance art, one in which a young man in a very public profession tries to reclaim his public persona.” Now over two months on, Shia’s antics are out of the press and it’s Franco’s own behaviour which is taking up tabloid inches.
James Franco, it's not a selfie, he's fully clothed
First there was the incident when Franco appeared to be inviting a 17 year old fan to join him in a hotel room. After the screen capped exchange went viral Franco didn't seem to deny that the incident happened and would later tell Howard Stern that he felt he’d acted like a “gentleman” towards the young fan. This was not what the rest of Franco’s fanbase where expecting, because really the whole thing seemed too much like an elaborate stunt to promote Franco’s movie, Palo Alto, which is out later this month.
Is the actor part of some Shia LaBeouf-style social experiment?
Weirdness piled on top of weirdness: that has been actor James Franco's life for the past few months as he finds himself at the centre of successive tabloid scandals. From trying to seduce that 17 year-old to being named on Lindsay Lohan's notorious "sex list" and now a nearly-nude selfie that had his fans mouths agape.
James Franco Has Pulled Down A Cheeky, Nearly-Nude Selfie.
The actor is known for his many selfies but the 36 year-old star has taken it a step further recently by posting photos of himself basically in the buff, simultaneously teasing and mystifying his many fans. On Thursday night, the actor posted a snap of him standing in front of the mirror in his bathroom in just his boxer briefs with his hand down his pants, exposing plenty of pubic hair.
Continue reading: James Franco Takes Down Scandalous Selfie: What The Heck Is Going On?
The actor will both star in and produce the movie adaptation of the hit thriller.
Zac Efron is gearing up to both produce and star in the movie adaptation of writer John Grisham's hit legal thriller, The Associate. The former High School Musical star will be continuing his evolution from Disney Channel heartthrob to serious actor by taking on such a major movie responsibility.
Zac Efron Is Set Both Both Star In And Produce 'The Associate.'
Though the project is reportedly yet to recruit a writer, Efron will produce via his Ninja's Runnin Wild banner ('That Awkward Moment'), and Divergent's Doug Wick and Lucy Fisher will produce through Red Wagon Entertainment with Michael Simkin and Nicki Cortese overseeing development, according to THR.
The actor dissects the actor in an empathetic NY Times piece.
James Franco has penned an article for the NY Times opinion pages, in which he dissects the recently questionable behaviour of his fellow actor, Shia LaBeouf. From the onset, it's unclear whether Franco is gearing up to admonish or encourage his industry fellow as the 127 Hours star becomes another voice adding his two cents to the Shia debate.
If We Were In The Same Profession As Shia, We'd Be Doing This Face At His Antics Too.
As it turns out, James is here to empathise with the Transformers actor and try to shed a little experiential light on the situation that has had the media bellowing "HE CRAZY" in response to such antics as plagiarism, weird tweets, wearing a paper bag on his head, holding an art exhibition with himself as the main artefact and apologising profusely at every turn. "For Mr. LaBeouf's sake I hope it is nothing serious," writes Franco; us too.
I'm here for you, said Smith to his fellow artist.
Could there be a friendship brewing between Shia LaBeouf and Jaden Smith? Will Smith’s progeny hopes so – an artist-to-artist kind of thing. Jaden said so in a heartfelt message on Twitter, in which he reached out to the apparently troubled LaBeouf.
LaBeouf's got a friend in Smith, whether he wants to or not.
"I waited in line today on Beverly Blvd to see (Shia LaBeouf) I never got see him but I had a very important message to deliver... It was a message that only could be understood artist to artist... I'm here for you I believe in what your (you are) doing... I'm here if you need a fellow insane person to talk to. But I'm seriously here not like one of those 'I'm here for you's' that everybody says," Smith wrote in a series of tweets.
Continue reading: Jaden Smith Wants To Be Shia LaBeouf's Friend, Indeed
Go easy on Shia - he's having a laugh
I like Shia LaBeouf. I like that he does the opposite of what everyone else tells him to do. I like the paper bag thing. I like seeing pictures of him wearing scruffy jackets while everyone’s sporting a tux or a designer dress. And I like the fact he was in Transformers, and now he’s doing weird art stuff.
Shia LaBeouf wearing whatever the hell he wants
Who else is this entertaining?
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Does Art.
We're all idiots, so why do we hate this one more than most?
George Clooney walks around Hollywood, growing beards on a whim, drinking coffee and playing pranks on other famous, good-looking people. Michael Fassbender has the respect of both his peers and the critics. Jennifer Lawrence could win an Oscar for publically banning kittens.
Meanwhile, Shia LaBeouf is probably the most hated man in the industry right now. And it’s not fair. He wears paper bags on his head, insisting he’s not famous anymore. He appears naked in music videos. He head-butts people in the face for insulting his mum. He quotes footballers and storms out of press conferences. Are you not entertained?
Shia LaBeouf - how can you hate someone who wears this to the Berlin Film Festival?
Continue reading: Berlin, Paper Bags, The Trawler - In Defence Of Shia LaBeouf
Shia LeBeouf's bizarre moments in Berlin included quoting Soccer legend Eric Cantona before leaving a press conference and wearing a paper bog over his head on the red carpet.
Shia LaBeouf's behaviour hit an all-time high of bizarre at the unveiling of his new movie 'Nymphomaniacs,' this past Sunday (Feb 9th).
The 27 year-old began his headline grabbing day by storming out of a press conference in Berlin after only answering one question.
LaBeouf was asked about his frequent and graphic sex scenes in the Lars von Trier-directed flick.
Lars Von Trier, Uma Thurman, Stacey Martin, Stellan Skarsgard, Christian Slater, Shia LaBeouf and Louise Vesth - Photo call for Nymphomanic Volume 1, 64th Berlin International Film Festival, (Berlinale) at the Hyatt Potsdamer Platz - Berlin, Germany - Sunday 9th February 2014
A new box office champion, a silly teenager on drugs, an angry director and the rumour of three Wonder Woman movies kept us hooked on the news this week.
Bieber Banged Up For Druggy Drag Racing: Justin Bieber has just had the mother of all terrible fortnights. The recalcitrant popstar was under investigation for a vicious egg attack on his neighbor's home by police who discovered drugs upon raiding Bieber's abode. The 'Baby' singer headed snowboarding with his equally rebellious chums with the threat of deportment looming. The singer was then arrested yesterday for DUI and drag racing in Miami.
Bieber showed what a true hard-ass he really was when police stopped him and he immediately snitched on himself, saying he was drunk and high on weed and prescription medication. The 19 year-old was released from a Miami jail an hour after a Miami judge, set a "standard" $2,500 bond Thursday afternoon. The widely-circulated mugshot shows the fallen star grinning ear-to-ear in his orange prison v-neck, prompting Seth Rogen to brand him "a piece of s**t."
In a response to Jim Carrey's Golden Globe diss, Shia LeBeouf accuses the comedian of being a bad parent but quickly apologises and bows out of his twitter rant.
Jim Carrey took to the stage at the Golden Globes to present ‘American Hustle’ as a nominee for the ‘Best Motion Picture, Musical or Comedy’ award.
But the comedian wanted to get something off his chest and openly dissed actor Shia LeBeouf in front of the crowd of A-listers.
Carey said, “Dying is easy, comedy is hard. I believe it was Shia LaBeouf who said that,” he jokingly quipped to the laughing audience. “So young, so wise.”
The 'Girls' writer got LaBoeufed after commenting on the actor's apology to Daniel Clowes
Shia LaBeouf ripped off comic writer Daniel Clowes big time with his short film HowardCantour.com, a short which is pretty much a word-for-word copy of Clowes' comic book Justin M. Damiano. After coming under fire for his blatant rip off, Shia apologised, but did so by plagiarising another set of apologies (what is he like!).
Shia and Lena traded blows on Twitter
It then seemed as though he genuinely was sorry when his elaborate second apology took to the skies (literally) this week, however his method of using a skywriter to say sorry for real has met with confusion from most, with a number of people questioning his reasoning behind such an elaborate way of saying sorry. One such person to ask what the hell is going on in Shia's mind happened to be Girls' star and creator Lena Dunham, who took a swipe at LaBeouf on Twitter.
Hey Daniel Clowes, Shia LaBeouf is really, really sorry.
Shia LaBeouf has taken to the skies for his latest apology to graphic novel writer Daniel Clowes over plagiarism. We all know the story by now - Shia ripped huge chunks of his short movie HowardCantour.com from one of Clowes' books - but the actor is still keen to show that he is oh, so very sorry.
Shia LaBeouf Has Apologised To Daniel Clowes, Again
"I am sorry Daniel Clowes," read a message over the Los Angeles skyline this week - an image later posted by LaBeouf on his official Twitter feed. Yep, that's an apology in the sky.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Takes To The Skies For ANOTHER Apology For Plagiarism
LaBeouf took to the skies, literally, to apologise for ripping off Daniel Clowes in 'HowardCantour.com'
Shia LaBeouf found himself under deep scrutiny after airing his new short film, HowardCantour.com, in December last year after some people noticed some glaring similarities between it and the Daniel Clowes comic Justin M. Damiano. As Shia continues to find himself in negative discussion, he wrote an apology to Clowes in a rather elaborate fashion, by taking to the skies.
LaBeouf was placed under heavy scrutiny after ripping off Clowes' work
"I am sorry Daniel Clowes," the message hanging off the end of a skywriter plane read. LaBeouf tweeted a picture of the plane and message afterwards along with the note, "CLOUD: - vapor floating in the atmosphere - remote servers used to SHARE DATA - to make LESS CLEAR or TRANSPARENT."
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Apologises For Plagiarism... In Skywriting
Shia LaBeouf has taken an interesting approach to his plagiarism charges.
Apparently nobody told Shia LaBeouf about the universally agreed upon rules on plagiarism, because he just keeps doing it. The Transformers actor came under fire earlier this week for having used Daniel Clowes’ comic “Justin M. Damiano” as the basis for his short film “HowardCantour.com”. And by “using as the basis” we mean he copied it pretty much word for word, with some name changes.
By now it's just getting awkward.
Fortunately, LaBeouf apologized after the plagiarism came to light. Unfortunately for him, it turns out his apology was also plagiarized. Yes, that just happened. Since the media got wind of the fact that LaBeouf had borrowed his apology from (no joke) a four-year-old Yahoo! Answers post, the actor issued yet more apologies. Let’s just say that by now, it’s getting a bit strange. On Wednesday, he tweeted an apology, which was rather obviously ripped from Tiger Woods’ statement following his 2009 infidelity scandal.
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf Trolls Everyone By Plagiarising His Apology For Plagiarism
Shia LaBeouf ripped off Daniel Clowes' comic for his short movie.
Shia LaBeouf's short movie HowardCantour.com - which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival Critic's Week sidebar in 2012 - was made available online on Monday (December 16, 2013) and it didn't take long for the haters to start piling in.
Shia LaBeouf Sort Of Admitted To Plagiarising
When we say haters, what we actually mean is movie fans who noticed the distinct similarities between LaBeouf's movie and Daniel Clowes' comic book Justin M. Damiano. Articles began popping up dissecting the similarities between the movies and Clowes' text and HowardCantour.com disappeared behind a password protected wall, according to Entertainment Weekly.
Continue reading: "I F*cked Up" Shia LaBeouf Has Done A Little Bit Of Plagiarism
Young actresses are lining up to play Wonder Woman on the big screen, the Oscar-garlanded cast of Last Vegas kicks off their film at a New York premiere, and we get new trailers for American Hustle, Charlie Countryman and Delivery Man...
The big rumour this week is that Wonder Woman will be featured in the upcoming Batman vs Superman film, starring Ben Affleck and Henry Cavill, and then will have her own movie afterwards. The two names most frequently suggested for the role this week are Jaimie Alexander, hot on the heels of her supporting role in Thor: The Dark World, and Olga Kurylenko, who seems to be everywhere at the moment. But it seems like all of Hollywood is lining up to be considered. We have put together a full run down of the Wonder Woman contenders for you here.
The cast and crew of Last Vegas gathered in New York for a star-studded premiere, including Oscar-winning cast members Michael Douglas, Morgan Freeman, Robert De Niro and Mary Steenburgen, as well as costars Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson and director John Turteltaub. The film, about a group of lifelong retirement-age friends who head to Vegas for a bachelor party, has just opened in America and arrives in the UK in January. We have all the best video coverage from the premiere here Director Jon Turteltaub Hits The Red Carpet, Michael Douglas And 50 Cent Arrive At The 'Last Vegas' NY Premiere, Morgan Freeman And Robert DeNiro Spotted At 'Last Vegas' NY Premiere.
LeBeouf just can't help peeling his expensive clothes off.
Celebrities tend to think it’s okay to take naked pictures of themselves and put them on the Internet. The thought process is a difficult one to fathom, but enough of them do it do suggest that the vast majority are idiots, attention seekers or quasi prostitutes with no self worth.
Shia LaBeouf in Charlie Countryman
Often, they’re all three.
Continue reading: Shia LeBeouf Bares Nearly All On Social Media, Nothing New
Dench, Gordon-Levitt, Winslet and Louis-Dreyfus are all in Britain to present their new films at the London Film Festival, and a raft of new trailers promise action, drama, fantasy mayhem and a starry WWII adventure...
The stars continue to be out in London in the second week of the 57th London Film Festival. Judi Dench and Steve Coogan were on-hand with their new film Philomena, Joseph Gordon-Levitt got the crowd screaming outside the cinema before the screening of his writing-directing debut Don John, and. Click here for Philomena trailer and pics, or here for pics and the trailer for Don Jon and you can browse through our photo gallery of this week's Labor Day premiere in London.
Julia Louis-Dreyfus was also at the festival with filmmaker Nicole Holofcener for the UK premiere of their intelligent, offbeat romantic-comedy Enough Said, which features one of the final performances from the late James Gandolfini. It opens in British cinemas this weekend. You can read our Enough Said review here.
Message is clear: don't try and extort Michael Bay. Don't extort anyone, but really, not Bay.
Michael Bay’s demeanour surrounding his attack befits that of a man used to such occurrences. The director was faced – alongside his crew and the Hong Kong Police - by "drugged up punks" using an air conditioning unit as a weapon. Sorry what?
Michael Bay is one tough cookie
"The story... being passed around is not all true! Yes, some drugged up guys were being belligerent a---- to my crew for hours in the morning of our first shoot day in Hong Kong. One guy rolled metal carts into some of my actors trying to shake us down for thousands of dollars to not play his loud music or hit us with bricks,” explained Bay on his blog.
Continue reading: Michael Bay Gives Detailed Account Of His Dramatic On-Set Attack
What else can go wrong?
Brad Pitt’s World War II epic, Fury, is turning into the most controversial film of the year, and it’s not even out until November 2014. It started with Pitt cutting his hair – a bit deal, trust us – moved on to the quiet English county of Oxfordshire being stunned by gunfire and explosions, and now a man has been stabbed with a bayonet.
The man was STABBED with a BAYONET
The film also stars Shia LeBeouf, who, as we all know, has a penchant for making the headlines – rarely for the ‘right’ reasons. He’s been pretty quiet so far, but we predict an almighty strop leading to a dropout, a murder, or some sort of stunt involving a tank. Grand Theft Auto-style.
Should we have listened to Shia LaBeouf on the power of the NSA back in 2008?
Shia LaBeouf's NSA worries were essentially proved correct over the weekend as further details emerged of technology giants' co-operation with US spy agencies. Apple, Facebook and Google issued strongly-worded denials that they had 'knowingly' participated in a scheme with the National Security Agency, providing emails, conversations, documents, photos and other materials from agents.
29-year-old former technical assistant to the CIA Edward Snowden is the individual responsible for leaking one of the most significant cover-ups in US political history, though was Hollywood star Shia LaBeouf the first to publically air his fears of the NSA on a mass scale? During an appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno in 2008, LaBeouf - the star of the Transformers movies - told the American public that "one in five phone calls which you make are recorded, and logged."
"I laughed at him [FBI agent who told Shia about the surveillance], and then he played back a phone conversation I had had two years prior to joining the picture [Eagle Eye]... And it was one of those 'What are you wearing?' kind of things."
Continue reading: Shia LaBeouf's NSA Surveillance Claims Proven Correct
The Cannes Film Festival is here again, though many believe it is not the same without the presence of Lars Von Trier.
A Still From Lars Von Trier's Controversial New Movie 'Nymphomaniac'
In 2011, Lars Von Trier was the undisputed headline maker at the Cannes Film Festival, though for all the reasons. "What can I say, I understand Hitler. I think he did his wrong things ... but I understand the man," the Danish filmmaker said at a press conference for his movie Melancholia, as Kirsten Dunst and Charlotte Gainsbourg looked for the nearest hole to swallow them up. On the occasion, Von Trier was regarded persona non grata and was essentially banished from the festival.
Now, two years later, he has another controversial movie to promote - Nymphomaniac with Gainsbourg, Jamie Bell, Shia LaBeouf and Willem Dafoe - though there is no room for the movie at Cannes. Instead it premieres four days after the festival ends, in Denmark. According to Fox, Von Trier is not banned from the Cannes and simply missed the cut-off submission date for his movie to screen there. The Guardian's critic Xan Brooks argued that Cannes without the filmmaker is simply not the same - and the blustery Riviera weather has done little to make stars, critics and filmmakers feel at home. "He transgressed and was punished and the scars, it seems, have yet to fully heal," Brooks wrote. "But Cannes and Von Trier need each other."
Relive Lars Von Trier's Nazi Comments:
Continue reading: Is Cannes Really Cannes Without Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac'?
Fox jumping on a trampoline is the first glimpse at the movie we've gotten.
We know she probably hasn’t been on your mind too much lately, but Megan Fox’s trampoline studs made headlines yesterday. The Transformers starlet was caught filming a scene for her upcoming Michael Bay production, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. As Fox was wearing tight clothing – a tank top and yoga pants, you can imagine how excited the fanboys got over the stills. We’ll give you a hint: very excited.
For those of you who haven’t been paying close attention, here’s a quick rundown of the Fox/Bay situation. The actress starred along with Shia LaBeouf in the first two transformer movies, before being booted off for a younger, hotter actress (who had, as you may have guessed, even fewer lines in the film than Fox had had). At this point though, everything is mended between Bay and Fox and she is back to provide the mandated dose of eye candy in the flick - which, judjing from the trampoline photos, courtesy of Us Weekly, she is doing a spectacular job providing.
In this new adaptation, Fox will be portraying TV reporter April O’Neil and she’ll be teaming up with actors Alan Ritchson (Raphael), Noel Fisher (Michelangelo), Jeremy Howard (Donatello), Pete Ploszek (Leonardo) and Danny Woodburn (Splinter), as well as a lot of CGI. The plot or general idea is as of yet unknown, but you can count on the fact that, in typical Michael Bay style, there will at least be lots of explosions throughout to keep you from getting bored.
Does 'Orphans' manage to get by without Shia LaBeouf?
The Broadway production of Lyle Kessler's 'Orphans' starring Alec Baldwin, opened at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre on Thursday evening (April 18, 2013), after a chaotic build-up that saw lead star Shia LaBeouf walk out of rehearsals. The play follows two orphaned brothers living in a decrepit North Philadelphia row house. The eldest (originally played by Shia, now by Ben Foster) supports his younger sibling (Tom Sturridge) by stealing before kidnapping a rich old man (Baldwin) who becomes the father figure the boys never had.
Alec Baldwin [L] and Tom Sturridge [R] Star in Orphans On Broadway
LaBeouf departed after a highly publicized disagreement with Alec Baldwin, with private emails making their way online. "I can tell you that, in all honesty, I don't think he's in a good position to be giving interpretations of what the theater is and what the theater isn't," Baldwin told Vulture.com afterwards. However, the Transformers actor showed up on the front row for the previews at the end of March and led a resounding standing ovation when it finished.
Continue reading: Does Broadway's 'Orphans' Work Without Shia LaBeouf? [Pictures]
'Transformers' star Shia LaBeouf signs autographs and poses for pictures with fans as he arrives outside the New York studios for 'The Late Show With David Letterman'. When the photographers spot that he is wearing some sort of foot support instead of a left shoe, they burst out laughing.
Shia LaBeouf attends the first preview evening of the Broadway play he just got fired from
Shia LaBeouf attended the opening performance of the Broadway play Orphans on Tuesday night, despite having been fired from the play around a month earlier. ‘How supportive and mature of him,’ you may be thinking. Well… not quite. This is Shia LaBeouf, we’re talking about here – you know, the former child actor who hasn’t quite managed to shake off the whole ‘spoilt brat’ thing that most child actors have? No, it turns out that Shia went to the effort of sitting through the entire performance of Orphans, just to make a highly sarcastic gesture at the end, thumping the stage with over-exaggerated enthusiasm as his replacement, Ben Foster, took a bow. Bitter? Um, yes, just a touch, it seems.
The cast that never was...
According to a report from New York Times, La Beouf appeared to be at the show alone and sat on the front row, on the aisle. He left his seat during the interval but returned for the second half. At the curtain call, Shia was the first audience member to stand, jumping to his feet “before any other audience member to give a standing ovation at the end.” As Foster took a bow, his predecessor “rapped his palm on the stage.” He left soon after.
The trailer for 'The Company You Keep' suggest Robert Redford has returned to form as a director.
Robert Redford appears to be back on track. Some five years after his disappointing drama 'Lions For Lambs', the Oscar winning director has returned to similar territory with 'The Company You Keep,' a slick looking drama starring an all-star cast. And when we say all-star cast, we really do mean it.
Redford stars and directs in the story of Jim Grant, a public interest lawyer and single father living in New York. Shia LaBeouf plays a scruffy intrepid journalist who exposes Grant as a man wanted for a murder he allegedly committed in his days as an anti-war radical. When another member of the Weather Underground - played by Susan Sarandon - is arrested, LaBeouf's Ben Shepard smells an opportunity to make a name for himself with a national story. The superb Stanley Tucci plays his prickly finger-pointing editor (is it us, or was he born to play a prickly finger-pointing editor?) while the excellent Anna Kendrick plays a vulnerable FBI agent. Elsewhere, there's a gruff looking Nick Nolte, the old-hand Richard Jenkins and legendary western actor Sam Elliott. Oh, and there's Brendan Gleeson. And Terrence Howard. And Julie Christie.
Ben Shepard is a young and ambitious reporter determined to make a name for himself in the media world. When Sharon Solarz, a member of the radical left organisation Weather Underground, is arrested for her involvement in a bank robbery and subsequent murder 30 years ago, Ben smells an important story that could be his big break. Meanwhile, attorney Jim Grant, a single father of an 11-year-old daughter named Isabel who was also involved in the crime, is forced on the run from the FBI as Ben sparks a new manhunt, but on the way he changes course in an effort to expose the truth and prove his innocence. Ben discovers that the whole story is more complicated than he initially thought, particularly as not everyone appears to be who they say they are.
Continue: The Company You Keep Trailer
Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play Orphans over creative differences with Alec Baldwin
Shia LaBeouf quits Broadway play after a week of rehearsals? We can’t say we’re too surprised. The actor was to play Treat in a revival of Lyle Kessler’s 1983 play Orphans, however, it appears he ran into difficulties with co-star Alec Baldwin, who himself has had a rough week after being accused of racist slurs by the New York Post. It’s bad news for LaBeouf fans who had already snapped up tickets for the Transformers star’s Broadway debut when they were made available two days ago, though the nature of his exit looks complex.
On Wednesday, LaBeouf – who allegedly dropped acid for his turn in The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman - took to Twitter to post a series of emails to and from members of the creative team. One from the director Daniel Sullivan appears to hint at artistic tensions between LaBeouf and Baldwin, both hot-headed yet talented performers. “I'm too old for disagreeable situations,” Sullivan wrote, “You're one hell of a great actor. Alec is who he is. You are who you are. You two are incompatible. I should have known it.” Sullivan appears to suggest Shia tried to dissuade him from putting him in the production, saying, “This one will haunt me. You tried to warn me. You said you were a different breed. I didn't get it.”
In an email to both Baldwin and Sullivan, LaBeouf apologizes for his role in the situation, saying, “A man can tell you that he was wrong. That he did wrong. That he planned to. He can tell you when he is lost. He can apologise, even if it's just to put an end to the bickering.” The correspondence paints a picture of a tense and frosty atmosphere on the set of the play, which is set to open at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre in the spring. The production’s official website still features a banner with Baldwin, LaBeouf and the British actor Tom Sturridge.
It seems most of the publicity for Shia LaBeouf's 'The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman' has focused squarely on the lead actor's drug taking in preparation for a scene in the movie. At Sundance this week, LaBeouf confirmed he dropped acid for a sequence in which his character Charlie is tripping on LSD.
The movie - by newcomer Fredrik Bond - follows the story of a young American who travels to Eastern Europe with no plans or ambitions. He lands in Romania, a place more foreign than he could have ever imagined. Charlie finds himself pursuing an equally lost girl named Gabi, a mysterious woman with a dark past. The film generated plenty of buzz at Sundance, though after wading through the tales of acid and method acting, is The Necessary Death of Charlie Countryman really that necessary?
The critics don't think so.
With speculation about forthcoming Star Wars movies reaching boiling point, we think it's time to sit back, take a breath, and ask, "WHAT ABOUT INDIANA JONES?" As has been widely reported, George Lucas has handed over his brainchild LucasFilm to Disney for a cool $4 billion, with the studio giant signalling itself intention to go ahead and make further the Stars Wars saga.
Of course, the sci-fi franchise will be Disney's main priority in terms of what they've got for their money, but they now own the rights to Indiana Jones too, which has pulled in nearly $1.9 million at the domestic box office. Despite scathing reviews, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull still pulled in $786.6 million in 2008, proving demand for the franchise is anything but dead. Disney already had two hugely popular Indiana theme parks, the Indiana Jones Adventure at Disneyland in California and the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney's Hollywood Studios in Orlando. On paper, a new movie appears to be a no-brainer, though things are a little more complicated in reality.
According to Entertainment Weekly, Disney chief Bob Iger said there were "some encumbrances" to monetizing Indiana Jones and Steven Spielberg isn't exactly jumping at the chance to direct adventure-action films at the moment. During a recent interview in promotion of his Lincoln biopic, he explained, "I knew I could do the action in my sleep. At this point in my career, in my life, the action doesn't hold any - it doesn't attract me anymore." Should Lincoln go on to win Golden Globes and Oscars, we could probably rule a new Indiana Jones movie out, straight away.
Continue reading: Forget Stars Wars' Future: What Happens To Indiana Jones?
The story centres on the three Bondurant brothers in rural Virginia. Eldest sibling Forrest (Hardy) runs the family moonshine business with middle brother Howard (Clarke). But the younger Jack (LaBeouf) wants in on the action and secretly teams up with whiz-kid Cricket (DeHaan) to speed up production and sell their wares to a big-city gangster (Oldman). Then slimy city-slicker Federal Agent Rakes (Pearce) arrives, determined to stop bootlegging no matter who he has to torture and kill. Meanwhile, a sexy barmaid (Chastain) with a shady past arrives to distract Forrest, while Jack daringly woos the rebellious daughter (Wasikowska) of the local preacher.
Continue reading: Lawless Review
The Bondurant Brothers, Forrest, Howard and Jack, take up lawless methods of achieving the American Dream during the Depression in Franklin County, Virginia. Soon their illegal money-making schemes, including selling their home brewed moonshine in their saloon, attract the attention of the local law enforcement who recruit a corrupt inner-city cop, Charlie Rakes, to break the brothers and force them to give him shares in their profits. In an attempt to gain his brothers' respect and win the heart of the pure and well brought up Bertha who seeks danger and excitement, the suggestible and smart Jack partners with the brutal and, quite frankly, untrustworthy city gangster Floyd Banner - things start to become strained for the Bondurants when the 'indestructible' Forrest is seriously injured and loyalty among the brothers is questioned.
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When man first landed on the moon over 40 years ago, their journey was well documented and broadcast on the TV around the world, what we weren't to know was the details of a secret mission the astronauts carried out on the 'dark side of the moon'. What they discovered was beyond their belief, evidence that we're not alone in the universe.
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The film's beginning will not allay your fears. Kale (LaBeouf) and his dad (Matt Craven) are fishing. Knee-deep in a lake and surrounded by mountains, they share a particularly cheesy father-son moment. We see that he's not just Kale's father, he is his friend. The relationship is so clichéd and the setting so cloyingly idyllic, that one wants to run for the (admittedly beautiful-looking) hills. However, before you go to switch off the Hallmark channel, Caruso offs the dad in a car accident just brutal enough to forgive what came before and dissolve some preconceptions. It's a pretty good move (although not quite Janet Leigh in the Bates Motel shower) and sets us up for a film that effectively handles and plays its audience.
Continue reading: Disturbia Review
You won't find any sort of rabblerousing or sense of time in Emilio Estevez's Bobby, his account of the people that were in attendance when Robert F. Kennedy was shot and killed in Los Angeles' Ambassador Hotel. Estevez tosses together close to two dozen major characters and storylines along with footage of RFK campaigning against racism, America's poverty, and unlawful McCarthy tactics. The stories run the gamut from a young couple (Elijah Wood and Lindsay Lohan) getting hitched to keep the groom out of the war to an alcoholic diva (Demi Moore) and her forgotten husband (Estevez himself) to a philandering hotel manager (William H. Macy) who must keep his affair with a switchboard operator (Heather Graham) from his wife (Sharon Stone) and from an infuriated ex-employee (Christian Slater). There's also a pack of poll campaigners (Nick Cannon, Joshua Jackson, Shia Labeouf, and Brian Geraghty) who must deal with an acid freak out facilitated by a hippie (Ashton Kutcher), a pushy Czech journalist (Svetlana Metkina), and a flirty waitress at the hotel restaurant (Mary Elizabeth Winstead). Sounds like the makings of an ensemble comedy, no?
Continue reading: Bobby Review
Pretty badass, right? Definitely. Deep and meaningful? Hardly. This is a violent and apocalyptic story, based loosely on the Hellblazer graphic novels by comic book legend Alan Moore. And much to the relief of comic book fanboys everywhere, this adaptation adheres to the heavy, religious-war foundational spirit of Moore's work.
Continue reading: Constantine Review
Sachar's antihero is Stanley Yelnats IV (Shia LaBeouf), an affable but luckless teen who's accused of a crime he did not commit and ordered to serve his sentence at Camp Green Lake, a Texas labor camp that's neither green nor near any lake. Instead of archery and crafts, the inmates spend their days digging holes under the watchful eye of crusty Mr. Sir (Jon Voight). His boss, Warden Walker (Sigourney Weaver), seeks something of value under the camp and needs the boys to keep tunneling until the unidentified treasure is found.
Continue reading: Holes Review
A rare kids' flick that engages youthful intellect and heart instead of patting youngsters on the head and spoon-feeding them stock anecdotes and tie-in toys, "Holes" is a fun family flick with a manifold plot about a smart, quiet teenager who gets the fate-fueled chance to reverse his family's hereditary bad luck.
It seems a curse was put the great-great-grandfather of curly-headed moppet Stanley Yelnats (Shia LaBeouf), and the trickle-down effect has landed the kid at a parched, ghost-town-like juvenile rehabilitation center in West Texas -- ironically called Camp Green Lake -- for a crime he didn't commit.
The venomous Warden (Sigorney Weaver, delighting in the role's sneering, sinister qualities) has a strange idea for building character in her charges: the boys spend every single day digging five-foot-deep holes in the dry lakebed. Her policies are enforced by the Mr. Sir, a classically menacing, beer-bellied, bow-legged figure played by Jon Voight in a scene-stealing standout performance. Sporting a graying Elvis pompadour, a villain's pencil mustache, twitchy wild eyes, and a low-slung holster, he's the kind of baddie who makes you giggle while making your skin crawl too, as he squints in the faces of potential escapees and seethes that in the desert "the buzzards'll pick ya clean by the end of the third day."
Continue reading: Holes Review
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Wardaddy is an army sergeant with years of experience in the horrors and victories of...
Joe is a fiercely determined 50-year-old woman whose sexual drive has taken over her entire...
Joe has always known she's been completely obsessed with sex ever since she was a...
At four hours long, this drama is as confrontational as anything we've seen by Lars...
When Charlie Countryman boarded a plane to Bucharest in Romania after a hallucination of his...
Charlie Countryman is a regular guy who is prompted to travel to Bucharest in Romania...
Ben Shepard is a young and ambitious reporter determined to make a name for himself...