We’re feeling a little ‘duh’ this afternoon after reading news that a lawsuit has been brought against Stephen Spielberg, DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures claiming that their film Disturbia (the surprise 2007 hit starring Shia LaBoeuf as a teen voyeur) ripped off the Hitchcock masterpiece Rear Window. The L.A. Times (via the AP) reports Read More
Celebrities probably should’ve been warned that Denver may be the friendliest city in the country. Over the course of an hour or so the other day, four different paparazzi dropped by the coffee shop on the corner of Champa and 18th streets. The conversations went something like the following:
Paparazzo: Have you had any celebrities Read More
After a brief misunderstanding of information, it appears that, yes, Steven Spielberg, and not his fellow producer Peter Jackson, will be directing the first installment of a planned Tintin trilogy, hitting theaters sometime in 2010.
Now at the risk of getting our geek bonafides torn to pieces by irate comic fans, and at Read More
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull
Running Time 124 minutes
Written by David Koepp
Directed by Steven Spielberg
Starring Harrison Ford, Cate Blanchett, Shia LaBeouf
As summer time-wasters go, the latest Indiana Jones will go in record time, if you ask me. Steven Spielberg’s Indiana Jones and Read More
BEIJING — When an employee of Rupert Murdoch begins badgering someone about cozying up to the Chinese regime, it’s clear that the People’s Republic is having a public-relations crisis.
“Spielberg said, ‘No, I’m not going to go,’” a reporter said, thrusting a Fox News microphone at British filmmaker Daryl Goodrich on Feb. 23.
Eleven days Read More
Now that he has ditched his Borat and Ali G personas, Sacha Baron Cohen is taking on a more serious role: as 1960s counterculture icon Abbie Hoffman. Mr. Hoffman, was a "self-identified Jewish Road Warrior, communo-anarchist," who was arrested and tried for conspiracy and inciting to riot during violent police confrontations at the Read More
Peter Bart reports in today's L.A. editions of Variety that Viacom chief Sumner Redstone's relationship with Steven Spielberg and David Geffen is going south.
According to his report-which relies on unnamed sources-the duo could walk in 15 months if their relationship with Mr. Redstone, whose purchase of Dreamworks through Paramount was regarded as Read More
Steven Spielberg’s Munich, from a screenplay by Tony Kushner and Eric Roth, based on the book Vengeance by George Jonas, resembles other recent “significant” films: It’s overlong, psychologically unfocused, thematically devious and curiously anachronistic in its crypto-pacifism. Even before its official release, it had set off firestorms of controversy between so-called Zionists and anti-Zionists, Israelis Read More
If anyone had ever told me back in 1944 that a 26-year-old Swedish screenwriter named Ingmar Bergman, who had just written his first screenplay (for Alf Sjoberg’s Hets- Torment in the U.S. and Frenzy in the U.K.), was destined to become one of the dominant international auteurs of the second half of the 20th century, Read More
Cruise is an alien. Think about it. That would explain just about everything.
Like the tripod invaders from outer space hell-bent on destroying planet Earth in War of the Worlds, this actor, scientific philosopher, deep-thinking morning-show pundit, public debater, Brooke Shields fan and self-appointed pharmacologist is off the radar. He wobbles, shrieks, Read More