There's a fair amount of discussion on the interwebs about which clichéd line appears more frequently than any other in the movies. While there are a few contenders, one that's cited again and again is "Let's get out of here!" One enthusiastic movie fan created a supercut of people saying the line or variations of it, and it's amazing how often it's used. By the way, it's Friday afternoon. Are you still at the office? Get out of there! MORE >> Posted 05.17.13 by reelz
Sure battlefields hold plenty of action, but many of the stories of war happen far from the frontlines. The historical drama Bomb Girls may not be set in a World War II combat zone, but it is undoubtedly a story of struggle and the public and private battles that Allied women and men (though, mostly women) dealt with during the war years.
With the second season of the Reelz original series premiering next week, we thought we’d take a look at some of our favorite movies that may not take place on a beachhead or depict the gruesome atrocities of war, but are still 1940s wartime stories, nonetheless. These movies aren't the typical tales from the war, but then not every war story needs to be profoundly tragic.clock in with the blue shift
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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
Harrison Ford has played many characters in his long career, but probably his two most iconic roles are the scruffy smuggler Han Solo and the archeology professor Indiana Jones. With the complete Indiana Jones series released on Blu-ray this week, we thought we’d find out what would happen if the two characters went toe-to-toe in a cage match. Read About Fighters and Cast Your Vote >> Posted 09.18.12 by Mandy
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
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
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
Writer/director/producer George Lucas gave the world two of the most thrilling and imaginative franchises in movie history with Star Wars and Indiana Jones. But despite legions of devoted fans and six of the ten highest-grossing sci-fi pictures of all time, he recently told Jon Stewart that he expected his life to turn out much differently than it has.
Lucas appeared on The Daily Show with Jon Stewart to promote his new book, George Lucas's Blockbusting, but spent most of the segment discussing Star Wars. Stewart opened the segment by chiding Lucas about a few plot holes — such as Luke and Leia Skywalker growing up under the nose of the Emperor and the Empire without being detected — and asked Lucas how he feels when fans criticize his work. Lucas commented, "Life is duality," and pointed out that there are now three generations of Star Wars fans who enjoy different parts of the overall mythology, from the original trilogy to the new trilogy to the Clone Wars animated series.
It's a work of fiction. It's a metaphor. It's not real. And, therefore, you can either like it or not like it ... whatever.
A recent rumor has Lucas planning an all-new trilogy, this time in 3-D, and there has been talk of a fifth Indiana Jones movie, but Lucas said that he is "having fun now doing television," referring to Clone Wars, saying that it is "a lot more goofy and fun" than making movies. Posted 01.07.10 by BrentJS
While hardcore fans of the Indiana Jones franchise may have been disappointed by elements of the latest chapter in the Steven Spielberg and George Lucas collaboration, there's no doubt that Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull was a colossal hit. With a production budget of $185 million, Skull became a blockbuster its opening weekend — earning over $100 million — and went on to rake in nearly $790 million worldwide.
Manycomplained that the franchise had been reduced by the inclusion ofaliens into the Indy mythos, while others were simply hoping to see Sean Connery reprise his role as Indy's father, Prof. Henry Jones. Connery's character was initially written into the Skull script, but was removed when the Scottish actor refused to appear again. Though it is implied in the fourth chapter of the Indiana Jones series that Indy's dad has passed away, an insider source is claiming that Spielberg and Lucas are working on a script for Indiana Jones 5 that opens the door for Connery to return.
StevenSpielberg has been working on a script with George Lucas and there isan element of the story that could see Sean returning. Anything ispossible in these movies and if Sean wants to return he will becomecentral to the new story. Posted 09.19.09 by BrentJS
It's Indy Week and ReelzChannel wants to test your Indy IQ. Sample question: Posted 05.20.08 by Dack
Q. Director Steven Spielberg met his future wife on the set of one of the Indiana Jones movies. What's her name and what character did she play?
A. Karen Allen -- Marion Ravenwood
B. Kate Capshaw -- Wilhelmina "Willie" Scott
C. Cate Blanchett -- Irina Spalko
D. Alison Doody -- Dr. Elsa Schneider
OK. That's one of the easy ones. See how you do on the rest of the questions.