If there's one thing an artist should never do, it's directly steal from another artist without giving due credit. Apparently, someone forgot to tell Shia LaBeouf, who released a short film he directed online only to find himself being accused of plagiarism. Well, "accused" is the wrong word here, mainly because LeBeouf undoubtedly lifted dialogue and shots from another source, and didn't think that was important to mention in the film's credits.
If the title didn't already tip you off, Lars Von Trier's 'Nymphomaniac' might be one of the most provocative films of recent memory. After all, this is the film for which Shia LaBeouf said he'll actually have sex on camera. But now 14 new posters have been released, and they make no attempt at toning it down. So be prepared ...
A new 'Charlie Countryman' trailer has debuted online through Millennium Entertainment, featuring Shia LaBeouf and Evan Rachel Wood as lovers with a not-so-smooth road ahead of them. But it's cool. If LaBeouf can handle Lars Van Trier's 'Nymphomaniac,' he can handle 'Hannibal' himself, Mads Mikkelsen.
Production on Brad Pitt's next project, the WWII pic 'Fury,' commenced with production not too long ago, with the actor giving his hair a new sartorial look for the effort. Director David Ayer ('End of Watch') has been keeping the fans updated by releasing various set photos, but now, aside from a slew of paparazzi shots, we have our first look at the film.
In the pantheon of odd cinematic fathers and sons, you don't get much stranger than Robert De Niro and Shia LaBeouf. Although it's difficult to imagine the two of them sharing any DNA, they're both attached to star in 'Spy's Kid,' which will tell the true story of a traitorous spy who used his son to continue his espionage from behind bars.
There are probably more works of fiction about the Weather Underground than there were ever members.
Okay, that's a hyperbolic statement, but when you get in the mindset of the radical left of the 1960s and 1970s you tend to get a little grand in your rhetoric. The Weather Underground, if you don't know, was the anti-Vietnam youth movement so sickened by the US's foreign policy that they felt they had to “bring the war home” with acts of domestic terrorism. In real life, they called ahead to warn of bombs in government buildings – and the only blood they shed was their own during an explosives accident in a Greenwich Village apartment – but for the movies, even one by a bonafide liberal like Robert Redford, it is easy to paint them as people who let their ideals take them too far.
Shia LaBeouf has been one barrel of crazy this last week, first admitting to dropping acid as part of his "method acting" routine for a new film in which his character -- duh -- takes acid. And now he's telling us all about the time he sent Lars von Trier his sex tapes to get the part in the director's upcoming film 'Nymphomaniac.'
Sporting one of the more impressive ensemble casts of the year, 'The Company You Keep' is a thriller directed by and starring Robert Redford. It's beginning to make the festival rounds, hitting Venice before traveling to Toronto, and looks like it could be a strong awards-season contender. To get you adequately prepared, a trailer for the film has premiered, which you can check out below.