Steve Carell has signed on to star in a new sci-fi comedy from screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, the guy behind trippy dramedies including Adaptation, Being John Malkovich and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. In I.Q. 83, based on a 1978 novel, much of the population suffers from a disease that causes their I.Q.’s to plummet dramatically. From Deadline: “It becomes a race against time as the scientist [Carell] struggles for a cure, even as he feels himself growing dumber” ... Discuss
Shia LaBeouf, as we know, has had an interesting year. He's fielded plagiarism accusations, worn weird masks to premieres, done some "art" and spent a bit of time in rehab. He is also, in spite of all that, an undeniably gifted actor whose latest movie, Fury, is genuinely terrific. And now, according to Interview Magazine, he's become a Christian and he is not making any bones about what kind of Christian he is:
I became a Christian man, and not in a f***ing bulls**t way — in a very real way ...I could have just said the prayers that were on the page. But it was a real thing that really saved me. And you can’t identify unless you’re really going through it.
He went on to say that his conversion has been “a full-blown exchange of heart, a surrender of control" that he experienced while making Fury. He had conversations with co-star Brad Pitt (who was raised as a Christian) and director David Ayer (who still is one) and made his decision. “But these two diametrically opposed positions both lead to the same spot," he says. "And I really looked up to both men" ... Discuss
New Zealand Air spared no expense in their latest Lord of the Rings-inspired in-flight safety video, incorporating some of the actual stars of the franchise. Seeing the video on a real airplane would almost be worth the price of the trip to hike the actual path to Mordor ... Discuss
Matthew McConaughey is definitely living the dream right now, and every now and then, he dispenses some of his crazy wisdom for those of us looking to attain to his status. Some pieces of that advice are better than others, but his advice on marriage—as relayed to GQ this month—is actually pretty spot-on.
We talked about it spiritually. We did a lot of reading and talked to a lot of people that had been divorced, a lot of people that had been happily married. We talked to our pastor. In the end, our understanding was, 'Let's go make a covenant, with you, me and God ...I had to get to the point where I saw [getting married] as more than just the thing to do. I wanted to really want to. You know, I didn't want it to be just a destination; the fun is that we're on the adventure together.
McConaughey finally married his longtime girlfriend Camila Alves, with whom he now has three children, in 2012. They had a Catholic ceremony in the little Texas (of course) town where they live ... Discuss
Last night, the trailer for the upcoming Avengers sequel, Age of Ultron leaked online (it was supposed to air during next week’s episode of Agents of S.H.I.E.LD.) so Marvel just decided to go ahead and officially release it. The entire Internet has since temporarily imploded. Joss Whedon’s follow-up to 2012’s massive blockbuster follows the superhero all-star team as they battle the self-aware robot villain Ultron (voiced by James Spader). Age of Ultron hits theaters in May, 2015 ... Discuss