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question of the day: Can Shia LaBeouf be saved?

Shia LaBeouf has put himself, in recent years, in a place where the Shia LaBeouf Experience is one of big loud dumb noises in which he runs around yelling. A lot. This is what Hollywood has trained us to accept from LaBeouf, and it’s not exactly the best place for a serious actor to find himself. Not if he wants to be taken seriously.

omg: Shia LaBeouf takes the blame for sucky movies

Not all sucky movies, of course. And not even all the blame for the sucky movies he’s been involved with. But since when do Hollywood types ever admit to screwing up? The L.A. Times blog 24 Frames quotes the actor from a press conference at Cannes, discussing Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal … more…

Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen (review)

Like the most totally awesome artifact ever of the end of the American empire, a preposterously perfect reflection of who we are: loud, obnoxious, sexist, racist, juvenile, unthinking, visceral, and violent… and in love with ourselves for it.

U.K. box office: top 10 moneymakers of 2008

The final figures for 2008 are finally available, so here’s a quick look of the top movies of 2008, from a box-office perspective, in the U.K.: 1. Mamma Mia!: £69.17 million 2. Quantum of Solace: £51.02 million 3. The Dark Knight: £48.69 million 4. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: £40.27 million … more…

North American box office: top 10 moneymakers of 2008

Just for fun, here’s a quick look of the top movies of 2008, from a box-office perspective: 1. The Dark Knight: $531,001,578 2. Iron Man: $318,313,199 3. Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull: $317,023,851 4. Hancock: $227,946,274 5. Wall-E: $223,806,889 6. Kung Fu Panda: $215,434,591 7. Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa: $177,016,810 8. … more…