March 25, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST
smells like shit
March 25, 2008, 1:22 a.m. CST
March 25, 2008, 2:15 a.m. CST
Music to my ears ... sounds like a John Williams score for anyone wondering.
March 25, 2008, 2:17 a.m. CST
by Stevie Grant
this movie has been mentioned before, I believe. And it just gets shit on every time in the TB's, if I recall correctly. Hell, any article with "Shia" becomes a TB warzone. Just to preemptively declare sides... that guy bothers me. I can't give any reason for it... but I seem to instinctively dislike him. It's completely irrational; yet, I can't help it. I wish I didn't because Hollywood has sure taken a liking to that guy. Oh well.
March 25, 2008, 2:47 a.m. CST
Man whatever that kid did right, he better keep doing it.
March 25, 2008, 2:51 a.m. CST
Seriously man you can't drop that and then give us nothing. Cause I gotta say right now it's lookin' a little formulaic and since Spielberg also produced and masterminded the horrible Transformers his name isn't getting it anywhere. Is it the kind of thing that would ruin the movie? Is it a plot twist? You made it sound like it something we might want to know about. So let's hear it.
March 25, 2008, 3:12 a.m. CST
Sorry to be a cocktease, but this is the kind of thing that will be a great surprise if they can keep it secret until release. I don't know how they built the film around it, but I do know they only let me know this secret because I happened to stumble upon it on my second day visiting. I don't know if they'll be able to keep it secret until release, but I won't be the one to spoil it. It's the kinda thing I wish I didn't know going in, so I won't be the one ruin the surprise.
March 25, 2008, 3:17 a.m. CST
That's all I wanted to know. The way it was worded it seemed as if it may have been something basic to the plot that just hadn't been talked about yet. but if it's a twist of some sort I suppose it probably wouldn't be worth not getting invited back to a Spielberg set again just to reveal it. Suppose I'd rather not know anyway, been too long since a big reveal made me love or hate a movie while I was watching it. Wait, nevermind, I just watched Oldboy for the first time the other night. Holy fuck did that reveal knock me on my ass.
March 25, 2008, 3:19 a.m. CST
by milla jovovich
That Shia's character is either really guilty, or Monohan's is really guilty, or one is kinda really guilty.
March 25, 2008, 3:34 a.m. CST
by THE KNIGHT
Who owns our very souls!???
March 25, 2008, 4:27 a.m. CST
Michael Bay? Harrison Ford? Benjamin Linus? Shane Vandrell? Fuck man, give us something!! <p> This movie sounds cool by the way. Thanks for the report Quint!
March 25, 2008, 5:27 a.m. CST
She's Geek. She'll read this story. Then she'll read "Unfortunately my talents weren’t utilized by either Ms. Dawson or Ms. Monaghan.." in reference to yourself as a vibrator. She'll never be your friend now.
March 25, 2008, 5:29 a.m. CST
by random dude
Are they all from the same trashcan?
March 25, 2008, 5:32 a.m. CST
"Well, we're trying to film Hamlet, but I really think we can cut this "Hamlet's Mother" character." Yeah, they'd better rewrite.
random dude! how do you fit Spike Jonze w/ the other two?
March 25, 2008, 8:18 a.m. CST
by lex romero
..but i'll settle for a trilogy, as long as it's not one film that they have to try and cram it all into. <br><br> THough i'm not sure if there is really enough natural endings a third into the series, they might have to restructure it a lot. Also, nothing to do with any shia hate, but i don't think he's right for Yorick, i always imagined him to be a little older, mid20s. Shia seems too boyish.
March 25, 2008, 9:04 a.m. CST
Either way the kid was great in A Guide to recognizing your saints.
March 25, 2008, 9:08 a.m. CST
He was always more Boy than man, I think LeBeouf is pretty good for the role, better than the other choice Topher Grace.
March 25, 2008, 9:18 a.m. CST
Americanisms don't bother me as much as they do some Brits, I have no problem with the fact that spellings are different over there, all languages change over time after all. However, there is just something about "Tidbits" (or even "Tid-bits" that just makes me shudder. It's like nails on a blackboard. The word is "TITbit" for fuck's sake. Yeah, yeah, I looked it up and in the US both are apparently acceptable but still... Anyway, I apologise for the outburst. As you were.
March 25, 2008, 9:19 a.m. CST
Liv Tyler + Michelle Trachtenberg.
March 25, 2008, 9:20 a.m. CST
I left out the closing ")". Ummm... that's acceptable in British English. *cough*
March 25, 2008, 9:23 a.m. CST
"it’s a quiet moment between Michelle Monaghan and Shia LaBeouf. They were about to get a shot off" hahaha
March 25, 2008, 11:13 a.m. CST
I honestly don't get all of the venom being spewed at him. Seems like a decent kid to me.
March 25, 2008, 11:58 a.m. CST
Shouldn't it be re-titled Y: The Last 14-Year-Old Ben Savage Impersonator?
March 25, 2008, 1:53 p.m. CST
Why don't you just light my mom on fire
March 25, 2008, 2:12 p.m. CST
by Quin the Eskimo
that made me laugh!
March 25, 2008, 4:32 p.m. CST
I'd still rather see someone else play Yorrick. I don't care what anyone else says but Topher Grace would be terrific in my book. Also if he wasn't already playing a similar character I think Zachary Levi would have been pretty good too. But then again Lebeouf would be able to mature and age pretty well over the course of three movies and the whole story takes over five years. Can't imagine the ending will be the same, has an epilogue ever worked? Has age makeup ever worked that well on an actor in his 20's? I have bad memories of Winona Ryder in Edward Scissorhands.
March 25, 2008, 5:30 p.m. CST
Just so I could say how fucking shitty this is that this hack is going to direct Y The Last Man. As soon as I heard it I knew that him and his boyfriend Shia would be ruining what is one of the greatest graphic novels of the past few years. I wish they would cram it in to one movie so that I wouldn't have to keep being reminded for three years of how assfucked we all got by this douchebag...
March 25, 2008, 6:21 p.m. CST
and if the "BEEF" somehow falls through, how about Zach Gilford (aka "Matt Saracen") for Yorick. I thought of a few others - Adam Brody, Taylor Kitsch ("Riggins" from FNL), Joseph Gordon-Levitt, hell - even Joshua Jackson might have an interesting take ... but if it were me I think I'd give Gilford a shot. <br> I guess for any major film (especially one with a good chunk of SFX) to be greenlit there has to be an actor with a proven track-record (read: box office track record) on board. <br> I imagine casting most of the guys I mentioned would be much cheaper, allowing them to use the extra $$$ on other casting choices, etc. <br> Then again, who knows - Maybe Shia and DJ will bring "Journeyman"-level quality to the big screen. <br> Kevin Mckidd, where are you now?
March 25, 2008, 8:22 p.m. CST
...as yorick. if anyone is listening up there, just cast anyone OTHER than shia. shia is just wrong for it. zach levi would be perfect or even someone completely unknown in a starmaking turn. PLEASE AT LEAST HAVE AUDITIONS AHH. and i like shia just fine. for the record. but for y: the last man? noooo
March 25, 2008, 8:37 p.m. CST
I too have been inspired to sign up just to say I couldn't agree more. It never ceases to amaze me when they let these jackasses butcher great comics . . . it's like letting Zack Snyder make 'Watchmen' on the basis of '300.' If some guy directed a profitable adaptation of some John Clancy bullshit would they let him direct Shakespeare on that basis, after all, they're both books and all. They might as well let Ratner or Wiseman handle it . . . we live in a sad era when these retards pass as autuers. Let Roland Emmerich do a 'Preacher' movie for chrissakes.
March 25, 2008, 9:31 p.m. CST
How does he still walk? Why can he still speak? How can he still find work?
March 25, 2008, 11:17 p.m. CST
by Han Ol' Buddy
I think the dude that's playing Chekov in the new Star Trek would make a good Yorick. I recently watched DIsturbia and, other than a pale remake of Rear WIndow, Shia was only so-so in it. ALthough he seems like he has the "quipiness" that Yorick has. Oh well, we'll see.
March 26, 2008, 7:13 a.m. CST
In response to Deb Wuliger's comments on the new Indiana Jones movie, I was kind of upset at them, because some of her words were innappropriate and misinformed, she said "It is Spielberg's film and not Mr. Lucas'" Ms. Wuliger... I don't know if she is aware, but George Lucas came up with the idea of Indiana Jones, and he's written the story for each one of the four installments, including the one that's going to be released in May, as a matter of fact he came up with the idea for the fourth one. Can't they hire people who know more about the films of the people they are representing (steam coming out of my ears)? sorry, but reading that made me upset... maybe because I've been a Lucas fanboy for so long.
March 26, 2008, 10:45 a.m. CST
While it's true that Lucas came up with the character of Indy and with the story idea for each film, including this one, he has not written the scripts for any of them, or directed any of them. If I recall correctly, he only spent 9 days on the set of this film. Overall, his influence on the dialog, performances and look of the film will be significantly less than it was on the prequel trilogy, for example, and I think that's all that anybody really cares about. I think Lucas has always been a good idea person, but his sense of natural dialog and his ability to get performances out of his actors that are less wooden than a log cabin ... well ... I think the prequels showed those areas are not his forte. At least not anymore.<br /><br /> Lucas is now constantly going around trying to dull down anticipation for the movie, saying "It's just a movie", and saying the fans will never be happy, no matter what you give them. I'm sorry, but that's a load of crap. He's saying that based on fan reaction to the prequels. What he can't seem to get through his head is that if they had been even close to as well done as the originals, fans would have eaten them up. Episode III had moments that lived up to the originals (or came close), which is why I actually like it, or most of it. But Episodes I & II were utter crap. They felt like filler to get to Episode III. I think the prequels should have taken us beyond the events of Episode III ... or at least handled those events a bit differently.
March 26, 2008, 2:13 p.m. CST
"It was around this time that I grabbed some hot chocolate at craft service and bumped right into yet another familiar face" - hell, I'm a hot chocolate buying motherfucker and that never happens to me. By the way, the secret of Shia's success is that he's holding Spielberg's good kidney hostage. Fact.
April 4, 2008, 8:42 p.m. CST
He's all wrong for the part. This will totally suck. I can't imagine it being any good as a two hour movie or even a trilogy. It needs to be a mini-series or an ongoing series, maybe on F/X or HBO or Showtime. Who's going to be 355? Gabrielle Union? Sorry, but it's going to suck...