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
As far as great films go, Netflix still has some work to do. But when it comes to TV shows and documentaries, the service is unmatched. And while it may be tempting to just use Netflix to binge watch Scandal and Arrested Development, don't forget that there are plenty of fascinating, informative documentaries to watch, as well. Read More
There are plenty of competingopinions about the usefulness of the Ice Bucket Challenge but, as celebrity Ice Bucket Challenge videos go, John Krasinski's (Jim on The Office) challenge to his wife, Emily Blunt, is one of the better ones ... Discuss
This week, a distressingly large number of Facebook users raised their voices against the Hollywood elite who spend their free time killing off the world's dinosaurs. That's a pretty incredible sentence, but it's true.
After Santa Jay Branscomb posted a photo of Steven Spielberg on the set of Jurassic Park, several Facebook users decried Spielberg's senseless violence against our Triceratops friends. Branscomb posted the photo ironically, typing “Disgraceful photo of recreational hunter happily posing next to a Triceratops he just slaughtered. Please share so the world can name and shame this despicable man.” But several did not get the joke and flew into a blind rage. "I don't care who he is," declared one. "He should not have shot that animal." Another called it "disgusting" and "inhumane," suggesting that Spielberg should have taken the animal to a zoo.
So, there are a few people out there whose grasp of biology might be charitably described as "outdated." Nevertheless, it's nice to see people agree on something for once ... Discuss
It’s hard to believe that a decade has passed since Vote for Pedro forever entered into the pop culture lexicon and a weird high schooler known as “Napoleon Dynamite” became a household name. PR professional Stephanie Kahan (the one in the middle) posted this picture of the cast 10 years later, as they’ve gathered to celebrate the epic anniversary. The Fox Searchlight studio even unveiled a life-sized bronze statue of the unlikely hero, forever immortalizing America’s favorite tetherball aficionado ... Discuss