Shia LaBeouf - News Poster

News

Matt Dillon Says Lars von Trier Isn’t Evil and that ‘The House That Jack Built’ Is Art

Matt Dillon Says Lars von Trier Isn’t Evil and that ‘The House That Jack Built’ Is Art
[Editor’s note: This article contains some spoilers for “The House That Jack Built.”]

Before Matt Dillon agreed to play the title role in “The House That Jack Built” — a disturbing and inflammatory epic about a frustrated serial killer who preys on a wide variety of women across the long span of his adult life — he asked writer-director Lars von Trier why he wanted to make such a film. According to Dillon, who spoke to IndieWire over the phone, von Trier replied that he was interested in painting a kind of self-portrait: “‘Most of the male characters in my films have been fucking idiots, but this guy is like me. [Of all the characters I’ve ever written], Jack is the one closest to myself. Except I don’t kill people.’”

Sure, Lars. Anyway, the moral of the story is that Dillon knew what he was getting into when he agreed to be in the movie. Not that it made it any easier for him to prepare
See full article at Indiewire »

Bumblebee review - Transformers spinoff that dumps 'Bayhem' for old-school spirit

With a new director at the helm, the standard Transformers crassness has been replaced by a sweetness reminiscent of classic Spielberg

In a better, truer cinematic universe, Travis Knight would have been in charge of the Transformers franchise all along. For this prequel/spin-off, the sixth in the series, the director gets under the hood of Michael Bay’s pumped-up blockbuster machine, and strips it down to something succinct, fun and sweet-toned. Hitherto – with its two-and-a-half- hour runtimes, mindless plots, jive-talking robots and Victoria’s Secret casting–the series seemed to have been scripted by an AI that had done its deep-learning on Donald Trump’s Twitter feed. Instead, Knight (Kubo and the Two Strings) and writer Christina Hodson offer up a heartfelt, old-school, almost Et-esque story (albeit with the full CGI trimmings) of a teenage girl and her faithful protector: in this case, her Volkswagen Beetle-cum-alien footsoldier.

Amid the relentless
See full article at The Guardian - Film News »

Megan Fox Finally Answers Our 11-Year Question of Whether or Not She Dated Shia Labeouf

  • Popsugar
Megan Fox Finally Answers Our 11-Year Question of Whether or Not She Dated Shia Labeouf
It's always comforting when celebrities bring sweet, sweet closure to old Hollywood rumors. This week's throwback is brought to you by Megan Fox, who stopped by Andy Cohen's Watch What Happens Live and talked about her previous relationship with Transformers costar Shia Labeouf. During a round of the game "Plead the Fifth," Andy asked Megan whether she really did have a romantic relationship with Shia.

"I mean, I would confirm it was romantic. I love him," Megan replied. "I've never been really private about that. I love him."

Now my mind feels at peace knowing that there was real-life chemistry between them (which 10-year-old me totally called from the get-go). Watch Megan talk more about her relationship with Shia in the full clip above.
See full article at Popsugar »

Sundance 2019. Lineup

  • MUBI
Native SonThe lineup for the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, taking place from January 24 to February 3, 2019, has been announced.U.S. Dramatic COMPETITIONBefore You Know It (Hannah Pearl Utt, USA): A long-kept family secret thrusts codependent, thirty-something sisters Rachel and Jackie Gurner into a literal soap opera. A journey that proves that you really can come of age, at any age. Cast: Hannah Pearl Utt, Jen Tullock, Judith Light, Mandy Patinkin, Mike Colter, Alec Baldwin. Big Time Adolescence (Jason Orley, USA): A suburban teenager comes of age under the destructive guidance of his best friend, a charismatic college dropout. Cast: Pete Davidson, Griffin Gluck, Jon Cryer, Sydney Sweeney, Emily Arlook, Colson Baker. Brittany Runs A Marathon: A woman living in New York takes control of her life – one city block at a time. Cast: Jillian Bell, Michaela Watkins, Utkarsh Ambudkar, Lil Rel Howery, Micah Stock, Alice Lee. Clemency: Years of
See full article at MUBI »

Megan Fox Confirms Past Shia Labeouf Romance: "I Love Him"

Megan Fox Confirms Past Shia Labeouf Romance:
Seven years ago, Shia Labeouf supposedly nodded affirmatively after being asked if he and Megan Fox hooked up on the set of Transformers. "Look, you're on the set for six months, with someone who's rooting to be attracted to you, and you're rooting to be attracted to them. I never understood the separation of work and life in that situation," he told Details. "But the time I spent with Megan was our own thing, and I think you can see the chemistry onscreen." Fox finally corroborated Labeouf's account last night when she appeared on Bravo's Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen. "Um, I mean, I would confirm it was romantic. I love him," she said while playing Plead the Fifth....
See full article at E! Online »

'Even Stevens' Tawny Actress Margo Harshman Files for Divorce

  • TMZ
'Even Stevens' Tawny Actress Margo Harshman Files for Divorce
"Even Stevens" actress Margo Harshman -- who played Tawny Dean on the Disney show -- has filed for divorce from her husband. Harshman was married to Austen Hooks -- who works in music -- for a little over a year before filing to end it in Los Angeles on Thursday ... it's currently unclear what led to the split. The two do not have any kids together.   According to court docs, obtained by TMZ, Harshman says
See full article at TMZ »

Sundance 2019: Films by Dan Gilroy, Shia Labeouf, Chiwetel Ejiofor & More Announced In First Wave Of Festival

Yes, 2018 still has another month left before its demise, but that doesn’t mean we can’t already be looking ahead to 2019 and the first major film festival of the year — Sundance. Today, the folks behind the Sundance Film Festival have announced the first wave of films that will be premiering at the annual event. And judging by these choices, 2019’s festival circuit will begin with quite a bang.

According to Sundance, the 2019 selections were chosen from the biggest amount of submissions in festival history.

Continue reading Sundance 2019: Films by Dan Gilroy, Shia Labeouf, Chiwetel Ejiofor & More Announced In First Wave Of Festival at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Sundance Film Festival Reveals 2019 Lineup

It’s time to get a peek at the major films of next year. The 2019 Sundance Film Festival have unveiled their lineup today, which can be seen below along with stills where available. Check back in January for our coverage from the festival.

U.S. Dramatic Competition

Presenting the world premieres of 16 narrative feature films, the Dramatic Competition offers Festivalgoers a first look at groundbreaking new voices in American independent film. Films that have premiered in this category in recent years include Wildlife, Eighth Grade, Sorry to Bother You, The Miseducation of Cameron Post and Swiss Army Man. 53% of the directors in this year’s U.S. Dramatic Competition are women; 41% are people of color; 18% identify as Lgbtqia+.

Before You Know It / U.S.A. — A long-kept family secret thrusts codependent, thirty-something sisters Rachel and Jackie Gurner into a literal soap opera. A journey that proves that you really can come of age,
See full article at The Film Stage »

Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup

  • Variety
Sundance Film Festival Unveils 2019 Features Lineup
It’s not even December, and the Sundance Film Festival has announced more or less its entire feature film lineup, unveiling 112 films to be screened in Park City, Utah, over the course of the event, which runs from Jan. 23 – Feb. 2, 2019.

Last year, the Venice Film Festival invited just one woman director to screen her film in competition. Cannes carved out room for three. Sundance once again puts these male-dominated showcases to shame, unveiling a competition slate that is 53% female — nine of the 17 directors eligible for the festival’s top prize are women.

Examining the lineup as a whole, 45 of the 112 features accepted to Sundance were directed by one or more women, 40 were directed by a filmmaker of color, and 15 by people who identify as Lgbtqia. That’s just one of the many ways in which North America’s leading independent film festival continues to lead the charge when it comes
See full article at Variety »

Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Mindy Kaling Indies Lead Diverse 2019 Sundance Lineup

  • The Wrap
Julianne Moore, Lupita Nyong’o and Mindy Kaling Indies Lead Diverse 2019 Sundance Lineup
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival is creeping up on us, and major stars and filmmakers will head to Park City, Utah in January as competitive films and world premieres begin their roll-outs.

Films in the U.S. Dramatic Competition announced on Wednesday include Shia Labeouf’s “Honey Boy,” which stars Lucas Hedges as a young version of Labeouf, Naomi Watts and Octavia Spencer’s “Luce,” “The Sound of Silence” starring Peter Sarsgaard and Rashida Jones, “Them That Follow” starring Olivia Colman and Jim Gaffigan and Malin Ackerman and Tony Hale’s “To The Stars.”

Crazy Rich Asians” star Awkwafina will appear in two movies heading to Sundance, including Lulu Wang’s “The Farewell” and “Paradise Hills,” with the latter also featuring Eiza Gonzalez, Milla Jovovich and Emma Roberts. Margaret Qualley and Gaffigan also will be seen in multiple films heading to the festival.

Also Read: Evan Peters Wanted a Special Effects
See full article at The Wrap »

Sundance 2019 Announces Full Features Lineup, Including Premieres and Competition

Sundance 2019 Announces Full Features Lineup, Including Premieres and Competition
The 2019 Sundance Film Festival has announced its entire feature film lineup for the January gathering. The festival has revealed its high-profile Premieres and Documentary Premieres selections in addition to the full list of films screening in four different competition sections, plus the forward-thinking Next section, the Kids lineup, and the Midnight list.

The 2019 feature film lineup includes a number of highly anticipated titles, including the Shia Labeouf-penned and Alma Har’el-directed “Honey Boy,” Joe Berlinger’s Zac Efron-starring Ted Bundy feature, Chiwetel Ejiofor’s feature directorial debut “The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind,” Nanfu Wang’s latest documentary “One Child Nation,” the prescient doc “Knock Down the House,” and Alice Waddington’s wild-looking Nacho Vigalondo-written “Paradise Hills.” Plenty of Sundance alums are returning to debut new work, including Anne Sewitsky, Alex Gibney, Nick Broomfield, Justin Chon, Matt Tyrnauer, and Veronika Franz.

As is the festival’s tradition,
See full article at Indiewire »

2019 Sundance Film Festival Predictions: #33. Alma Har’el – Honey Boy

A fruitful creative collab that began with a music vid for Sigur Rós and added support for her sophomore film LoveTrue, Alma Har’el and Shia Labeouf will spike the Park City punch bowl with the conceptually delirious and delicious sounding truer-than-fiction or is this fiction? Honey Boy. A shot in Los Angeles project that went into production in May, the Bombay Beach (read review) helmer had Labeouf surrounded by Lucas Hedges, Fka Twigs, Noah Jupe, Maika Monroe, Natasha Lyonne, Martin Starr, Laura San Giacomo, Clifton Collins Jr. and partner Byron Bowers.

Gist: Written by Shia Labeouf, this follows child actor Otis Lort (Hedges) and his law-breaking, alcohol-abusing father James (Labeouf) as they attempt to mend their contentious relationship over the course of a decade.…
See full article at IONCINEMA.com »

Maya Rudolph & Natasha Lyonne Ink First-Look TV Deal With Amazon Studios

  • Deadline
Maya Rudolph & Natasha Lyonne Ink First-Look TV Deal With Amazon Studios
Maya Rudolph and Natasha Lyonne have signed a first-look television deal with Amazon Studios. Under the pact, the Emmy-nominated duo will create original series for the studio via their new Animal Pictures shingle for Amazon Prime Video.

“Maya and Natasha are proven talents in front of and behind the camera, and we are so excited to tap into this powerful creative brain trust and be in business with these fiercely funny and phenomenally smart women,” said Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios.

The deal extends Rudolph’s relationship with Amazon. The Saturday Night Live alum can be seen in the critically-praised Amazon Prime original series Forever, that she also produced, starring alongside Fred Armisen. On the film side, Rudolph stars in Amy Poehler’s upcoming movie Wine Country which will be released in May 2019. Additional film credits include Bridesmaids, The Way Way Back, Maggie’s Plan, Sisters, and Away We Go,
See full article at Deadline »

‘Lethal Weapon’s Keesha Sharp To Produce & Star In Eartha Kitt Biopic

  • Deadline
‘Lethal Weapon’s Keesha Sharp To Produce & Star In Eartha Kitt Biopic
Exclusive: Keesha Sharp, who plays Trish Murtaugh on Fox’s Lethal Weapon series, has picked up rights to John Williams’ 2013 biography America’s Mistress: The Life and Times of Eartha Kitt. She and her husband Brad Sharp will develop and produce the project as a feature film, and she will also star as Kitt, the seminal performer known for playing Catwoman on ABC’s iconic 1960s Batman TV series and for singing hits including “C’est si bon“ and the ubiquitous holiday tune “Santa, Baby.”

Born Eartha Mae Keith in 1927, Kitt, who died of colon cancer in 2008 at age 81, appeared in films including Anna Lucasta, Boomerang with Eddie Murphy, Harriet the Spy, and Holes which starred a young Shia Labeouf. Her TV credits are just as extensive, including playing Catwoman on Batman opposite Adam West. She also lent her voice in Disney’s animated feature The Emperor’s New Groove
See full article at Deadline »

Dakota Johnson Signs With Lighthouse Management+Media (Exclusive)

  • Variety
Dakota Johnson Signs With Lighthouse Management+Media (Exclusive)
Suspiria” and “Bad Times at El Royale” star Dakota Johnson has signed with Lighthouse Management + Media.

The in-demand actress, who is still repped by Wme, had several management companies pitching to her before finally signing with Lighthouse.

Johnson has had a busy month, with the Fox thriller “Bad Times at El Royale” opening earlier this month and the Amazon remake “Suspiria” having a limited release this weekend.

She also had “Fifty Shades Freed” bow earlier this year, the last installment in the star-making role, which went on to gross more than $350 million worldwide. Among the three “Fifty Shades” films, the franchise has grossed more than $1 billion worldwide, with the original grossing $571 million, including $166 million domestically.

She also has a handful of films set to bow in 2019 that include “The Peanut Butter Falcon,” in which she stars opposite Shia Labeouf, as well as the untitled Annapurna thriller from Babak Anvari
See full article at Variety »

15 Hollywood Actors Who Had Epic Fails as Music Stars (Photos)

15 Hollywood Actors Who Had Epic Fails as Music Stars (Photos)
There are a few (lots of) Hollywood actors that tried venturing out into the musical world. Some (very few) made it work and others… Well, here’s a list of 15 that should’ve just not.

Lindsay Lohan

Lohan debuted her first album “Speak” in 2004 and it actually did pretty well commercially. Her music video for “Rumors” even got nominated for an MTV Video Music Award.

She wasn’t horrible, but she just wasn’t pop star good.

Eddie Murphy

Believe it or not, Eddie Murphy had a low-key music career. You probably know him best from his single “I’m a Believer” off Shrek… and that’s probably it.

He just released a reggae single with Snoop Dogg in 2o13, but like most of his stuff no one’s heard it.

Johnny Depp

Johnny Depp has been into music for a very long time, but it wasn’t until 2015 where
See full article at The Wrap »

‘Ben Is Back’ Trailer: Lucas Hedges Has Another Award Season Contender Opposite Julia Roberts

When Lucas Hedges was nominated for Best Supporting Actor in 2017 for his turn as a beleaguered son in “Manchester by the Sea,” it seemed like it might have been something of a one-off nod. While he showed flashes of brilliance in his performance, it was difficult to tell whether or not he’d be able to replicate his success in subsequent roles. However, with turns in two of last year’s Best Picture nominees, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” and “Lady Bird”, as well as upcoming roles in “Honey Boy”, “Boy Erased,” and “Ben Is Back,” Hedges’ initial promise appears to have been founded and worthy of the nomination.

Continue reading ‘Ben Is Back’ Trailer: Lucas Hedges Has Another Award Season Contender Opposite Julia Roberts at The Playlist.
See full article at The Playlist »

Will Smith’s Telepool, Kodiak Pictures Invest in Genre Slate at Eric B. Fleischman’s Defiant

  • Variety
Will Smith’s Telepool, Kodiak Pictures Invest in Genre Slate at Eric B. Fleischman’s Defiant
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith’s international distribution company Telepool is investing in a genre slate from indie producer Eric B. Fleischman, along with Maurice Fadida’s Kodiak Pictures, Variety has learned exclusively.

Fleischman was a Sundance Film Festival breakout star in 2016, when at age 26, he made a strong showing with “Sleight” and “Carnage Park.” His company, Defiant Studios, will receive a cash infusion for several horror-thrillers, beginning with the film “Phobias,” which is currently in production.

The Smiths acquired Telepool in late June, with Marc Forster and his shop Elysian Fields. This marks the first significant investment and U.S. expansion for Telepool, a standalone theatrical and multi-platform distribution entity with a big presence in Europe. Kodiak is a producer on David Ayer’s upcoming “The Tax Collector,” starring Shia Labeouf, as well as Gerard Butler’s “Keepers.”

Defiant’s slate is currently unknown, though “Phobias” is an ambitious
See full article at Variety »

When Movie Sequels Use Photos of the Original's Stars

Simon Brew Kirsten Howard Oct 10, 2018

When an actor can't return for a sequel, sometimes the filmmakers get creative...

This article comes from Den of Geek UK.

Sometimes, things don't go to plan. A movie has hit big, or a franchise is rumbling on, and you want one of the original stars back for the next in the series. The problem? You either knocked them off in the last film, or the actor concerned isn't available, or they just didn't want to return. That, or you didn't want them, but you're too polite to say.

The solution? The photo! Have characters looking mournfully at an image of said actor, just to remind you that they were once part of that particular parish, and so everyone else can acknowledge them, and then get on with it. At least, that's usually how it works.

Here are a few choice examples. As always, help yourself in the comments.
See full article at Den of Geek »

Sigourney Weaver movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Aliens,’ ‘Avatar,’ ‘Working Girl’

  • Gold Derby
Sigourney Weaver movies: 15 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Aliens,’ ‘Avatar,’ ‘Working Girl’
Sigourney Weaver celebrates her 69th birthday on October 8, 2018. The three-time Oscar nominee has proven herself a capable leading lady in a variety of genres, including science fiction, fantasy, comedy, horror, and drama. In honor of her birthday, let’s take a look back at 15 of her greatest films, ranked worst to best.

Weaver made her film debut with a walk-on role as Woody Allen‘s girlfriend in “Annie Hall” (1977). Her breakthrough came just two years later for Ridley Scott‘s landmark sci-fi thriller “Alien” (1979). As Ripley, the lone survivor aboard a spacecraft besieged by a snarling, ferocious extra-terrestrial, Weaver broke down barriers for female action stars and helped launch a franchise that led to three sequels: James Cameron‘s “Aliens” (1986), David Fincher‘s “Alien 3” (1992), and Jean-Pierre Jeunet‘s “Alien: Resurrection” (1997).

Aliens” brought Weaver her first Oscar nomination as Best Actress, a rarity for the genre. Not to be typecast, she
See full article at Gold Derby »
An error has occured. Please try again.

See also

Credited With |  External Sites


Recently Viewed