The Oscar nominations were revealed last week and Steven Spielberg's Lincoln lead the way with 12 nominations total. No doubt most of us are familiar with Spielberg's work, but, now that his name will be mentioned in the litany of Oscar speculation that will lead up to the ceremony, how much do you really know about his movies and career? We've got a quick and easy guide to help you speak like a Spielberg expert in just a few hours, with facts about his movies that you might not know and special attention given to Spielberg's illustrious Academy Award history. See Which Spielberg Classics Made our list >> Posted 01.14.13 by Ryan
It's been more than 30 years since Indiana Jones (Harrison Ford) first globe-trotted around the world in search of precious relics from antiquity and, thanks to the popularity of the four movies chronicling his exploits, the character has transcended film to become an enduring part of our American culture. Even the least knowledgeable of movie buffs know that Indiana loves his hat, hates snakes, and relishes saving artifacts from the fiendish clutches of the Nazis.
Throughout the years, dozens of real-life adventurers have been offered up as the inspiration for the character, but if any of them truly did serve as the basis for Indiana Jones we may never know because creators George Lucas and Steven Spielberg aren't talking. One of the most recent additions to the list is also one of the most controversial because this "Indiana Jones" actually worked for the Nazis. A goose-stepping treasure hunter? >> Posted 12.05.12 by BrentJS
There are almost too many good options arriving on DVD this week, but our pick has to be the meta-horror/comedy Cabin in the Woods. Delayed for several years, Cabin in the Woods opened in April to mostly terrific reviews and more than doubled its budget at the box office. With a script from The Avengers writer-director Joss Whedon and directed by Cloverfield screenwriter Drew Goddard, the movie seemed like a slam-dunk, particularly with Thor and Avengers star Chris Hemsworth leading the cast.
Those looking for bonus features should be pleased with the commentary track, at least, Goddard hopes audiences will like it — he told MTV that he can't remember what he and Whedon talked about.find all your trailers here
Saturdays 10:00a ET / 7:00a PT more from goddard and check out our honorable mention >> Posted 09.18.12 by Ryan
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How much rugged handsomeness can fit in one box? Several hours' worth, it turns out. Paramount Pictures is releasing all of the exciting Indiana Jones adventures (and Kingdom of the Crystal Skull) in a Blu-ray box set this fall.
Along with all four movies in "the highest possible high definition," the box set will also include a collection of documentaries, featurettes, and interviews, as well as "a few new surprises." It may seem a tad early to start putting a Christmas wish list together, but with this announcement, March seems like as good a time as any to start. A 39-year-old Harrison Ford in high def? It's enough to make anyone's Christmas very merry indeed.
Along with the announcement, a boxed set trailer was also released that serves as a great reminder of why we love Indy so much. watch the trailer >> Posted 03.01.12 by Mandy
Take note, George Lucas, friend and collaborator Steven Spielberg has promised he won't alter his 1981 classic Raiders of the Lost Ark or 1982's E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial for their eventual Blu-Ray release.
Speaking at a screening of Raiders in downtown Los Angeles for its 30th Anniversary, All Things Fangirl reports (via Slashfilm) that Spielberg was asked about the recent reports that Lucas had made even more changes to his Star Wars movies for their upcoming Blu-ray release. While Spielberg acknowledged the changes he made to E.T. for the extended, 20th Anniversary version released in 2002 (changes that included replacing the police's guns with walkie-talkies), he also admitted that he "regretted that." Spielberg wouldn't change anything about Raiders >> Posted 09.15.11 by Ryan
Since Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was released in 2008, fans have been wondering when the next chapter of the franchise was going to arrive. While Kingdom of the Crystal Skull may have had a polarizing effect on fanbase opinions, $768 million in worldwide box office receipts proved there was still plenty of interest in Indiana Jones.
In September of 2009, Harrison Ford admitted he, Steven Spielberg and George Lucas all "agreed on what the fifth adventure will concern," which he later described as "crazy, but great."
Last year, it was rumored Indiana Jones 5 (working title) might include a trip to the Bermuda Triangle, but months later, Ford said he had yet to see " anything on paper" for a fifth installment. could Indy die? >> Posted 07.17.11 by Ryan
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U.S. Representative Anthony Weiner seemed to bare all during yesterday's 30-minute mea culpa and claimed no government or staff resources were used in his virtual affairs, but TMZ has obtained emails from Weiner to porn star Ginger Lee telling her to lie about their relationship and offering a "professional PR type person" to give her advice on how to help cover up the scandal.
Tom Selleck turned down the iconic role of Indiana Jones in 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark in favor of playing Thomas Magnum in Magnum, P.I.
The jacket Michael Jackson wore in the Thriller video goes to auction later this month, and it's expected to fetch between $200K and $400K, though we wouldn't be surprised to see it go for closer to a mil.
Since splitting from Jessica Biel earlier this year Justin Timberlake has been linked to Mila Kunis, Olivia Munn, and Olivia Wilde. Now it's Biel's turn for some linking as she's seen riding a motorcycle with Gerard Butler. The two star together in 2012's Playing the Field.
Blake Lively and Leonardo DiCaprio have moved their romantic hotspot from the French Riviera to Disneyland.
Wesley Snipes will remain in prison after the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear his appeal over his federal conviction on tax evasion charges. Posted 06.07.11 by reelz
If Robert Rodriguez's Machete is even half as good as the trailer, the pic will certainly be the best movie featuring the knife named in the title. Meanwhile, the title character's knife-adorned wardrobe — and the clip of Danny Trejo swinging a bladed morning star and bungee jumping with entrails — begged the question: What are the most memorable movie scenes where a knife plays a leading role?
see the 10 scenes that made our list >> Posted 09.03.10 by reelz
While Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull left some die-hard fans of the franchise scratching their heads (aliens?) and others shaking their heads in disgust (Mutt as Tarzan?), the movie reviewed well, scoring a respectable 77% on aggregate review site RottenTomatoes. It could also be classified as a colossal success, having grossed more than $780 million at the worldwide box office, making the question of a sequel almost a foregone conclusion.
Shia LaBeouf, who played the aforementioned Mutt in Crystal Skull, was the first to drop the news that Indiana Jones 5 was in the works back in June 2009, but most of the recent updates have come from Indy himself, Harrison Ford. Ford said in September 2009 that the story was "in the process of taking form" and that, assuming the script is good, he would be "very happy to put the costume on again." Then, in Ocotober 2009, Ford said that writer-producer George Lucas had come up with a "crazy but great" story.
When Ford next spoke about Indiana Jones 5 in January of this year, he discussed some of the characters he would like to see return in the new movie, including more Mutt and Marion (played by Karen Allen), possibly as Indy's wife. Now, Ford has confirmed to the BBC that a story has been agreed upon and Lucas is hard at work on the script.
Steven [Spielberg] and George and I are sort of agreed on a germ of an idea and we're seeing what comes of it. The process works like this: We come to some basic agreement and then George goes away for a long time and works on it. Then Steven and I get it in some form, some embryonic form. Then if we like it we start working with George on it and at some point down the line it's ready and we do it.
For fans of the franchise, here's hoping that "some point down the line" is sooner rather than later, considering Ford will turning the ripe old age of 68 on his next birthday. Posted 03.02.10 by BrentJS