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  • Steven Spielberg: Indiana Jones Should Be Played by a Woman

    04/05/2018 11:59:06 AM PDT · by ethom · 103 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Apr 2018 | Ben Kew
    Veteran Hollywood film director Steven Spielberg says the next star of one of his most iconic characters, Indiana Jones, should be played by a woman. Speaking to The Sun as his latest film Ready Player One hits the cinemas, Spielberg said that although it would risk anger from longtime fans of the Indiana Jones franchise, it is time the explorer took on “a different form.” “We’d have to change the name from Jones to Joan,” he said. “And there would be nothing wrong with that.” Ford, 75, first played Indiana Jones in 1981’s Raiders of the Lost Ark and reprised...
  • Quentin Tarantino’s 2003 defense of Roman Polanski rediscovered online ('She Was Down With It')

    02/06/2018 12:11:26 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 22 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, February 6, 2018, | Kate Feldman
    Amid controversy over Uma Thurman’s near-fatal “Kill Bill” stunt, a 15-year-old interview with Quentin Tarantino went viral online Monday. The 2003 Howard Stern interview included an almost eight-minute defense of Roman Polanski by the famous director. “He didn’t rape a 13-year-old. It was statutory rape. It’s not the same thing. He had sex with a minor. That’s not rape. To me, when you use the word rape, you’re talking about violent, throwing them down...it’s like one of the most violent crimes in the world,” Tarantino told the shock jock. “You can’t throw the word ‘rape’ around. It’s like throwing the...
  • Former Cy Young Award-winning pitcher Roy Halladay, 40, is killed crashing his plane

    11/07/2017 1:44:55 PM PST · by ZagFan · 40 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11-07-2017 | James Wilkinson
    Former MLB pitcher Roy 'Doc' Halladay has been killed after his plane crashed in the Gulf of Mexico. Halladay, 40, was a keen pilot whose Twitter feed includes several references to his love of flying - including his brand new ICON MY2018 A5 plane, which was seen floating upside down in shallow water on Tuesday. But Halladay will be best known for playing for the Toronto Blue Jays and Philadelphia Phillies from 1998-2013, and for being one of just six MLB pitchers to win the Cy Young award for both American and International play.
  • Flying Car Fizzles: Why ‘Blade Runner 2049’ Is Hitting Turbulence With $36M+ Opening

    10/07/2017 7:04:07 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 55 replies
    Deadline ^ | October 7, 2017 | Anthony D'Alessandro
    4th Update, Friday 11:47PM: What a fascinating business. This weekend a $35 million-budgeted horror movie in its fifth frame will gross close to nine times its production cost with a running domestic B.O. total of $304.6M. At the same time, a $155M-plus attempt to reboot a cult sci-fi franchise may not even make it to $100M by the end of its domestic theatrical cycle. We are, of course, comparing New Line/Warner Bros.’ It and Alcon Entertainment/Sony’s Blade Runner 2049, and the latter is now looking at a three-day weekend of $36.5M, an awful start for this brilliantly crafted cinematic opus...
  • Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap

    04/03/2017 4:48:29 PM PDT · by SoCal Pubbie · 61 replies
    CNN ^ | 4/3/2017 | Nicole Chavez
    Harrison Ford won't face discipline in landing mishap
  • HARRISON FORD: 'I'M THE SCHMUCK WHO LANDED ON THE TAXIWAY'

    03/24/2017 3:49:13 PM PDT · by RummyChick · 46 replies
    tmz ^ | 3/24/2017 | tmz
    Harrison Ford told the tower at John Wayne Airport, "I'm the schmuck who landed on the taxiway." TMZ has obtained communications between Ford and the tower. The audio above is Ford on his cellphone with the tower immediately after he lands on the taxiway and the audio below is the radio communication between Ford and the Tower during his plane landing. Ford explain why he was confused ... a combination of encountering turbulence from an Air Bus and getting distracted by a jet that was on the runway. Harrison Ford landed his single engine plane on the taxiway at John...
  • HARRISON FORD 'COMPLETELY MISJUDGED RUNWAY' Last Second Save on Taxiway

    02/16/2017 8:14:33 AM PST · by RummyChick · 64 replies
    tmz ^ | 2/16/17 | tmz
    This is a photo of Harrison Ford landing on the taxiway Monday at John Wayne Airport ... and the person who took the pic says the actor was totally out of position seconds before he touched down. The man who shot the photo had just arrived on a commercial flight and was looking out the terminal window waiting for a friend, when he saw Ford's plane coming in for a landing. He tells TMZ Ford had "completely misjudged the runway" and was not in position to land. The man grabbed his phone to snap a pic, thinking the pilot might...
  • Harrison Ford in Incident With Passenger Plane at California Airport

    02/14/2017 2:54:29 PM PST · by ColdOne · 42 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | 2/14/17 | Tom Costello and Mary Emily O'Hara
    Actor Harrison Ford was involved in a potentially serious incident Monday in California as he was piloting his private plane, a single-engine Husky, NBC News has learned. Ford, an experienced pilot who collects vintage planes, had been instructed to land on runway 20-L at John Wayne Airport in Orange County, California, but mistakenly aimed for a taxiway, instead. His plane passed over the top of an American Airlines 737 carrying 110 passengers and a six-person crew.
  • Harrison Ford landing mishap at John Wayne Airport investigated by FAA

    02/14/2017 2:55:46 PM PST · by Ciaphas Cain · 96 replies
    ABC 7 News ^ | February 14, 2017
    SANTA ANA, Calif. -- Actor Harrison Ford was involved in an aviation incident at John Wayne Airport in which he flew over a passenger airliner and landed in the wrong location. The actor was cleared to land on a runway at John Wayne and correctly read back the instructions. Instead, his single-engine Aviat Husky landed on a taxiway that sits parallel to the runway and flew above a Boeing 737 on the ground. The American Airlines 737, with 110 passengers and six crew onboard, was bound for Dallas-Ft. Worth as it sat at the intersection of two taxiways. The passenger...
  • Is Harrison Ford too old for another Indiana Jones movie?

    03/20/2016 7:13:53 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 87 replies
    CNN ^ | Tue March 15, 2016 | Brandon Griggs
    Harrison Ford will dust off his fedora for a fifth installment of the Indiana Jones franchise, due in 2019, and the jokey movie titles were flying on Twitter on Tuesday faster than you could crack a bullwhip. "Indiana Jones and the Mystery of the Self-Cleaning Dentures." "Raiders of the Lost AARP." "Indiana Jones and the Curse of the Prosthetic Hip Joint."
  • Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg Reunite for 5th Indiana Jones Film

    03/15/2016 1:49:33 PM PDT · by hoagy62 · 120 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/15/16 | James Rainey
    Director Steven Spielberg and star Harrison Ford will make a fifth “Indiana Jones” film, to screen July 19, 2019, Disney announced Tuesday. The release from the studio describes “a fifth epic adventure in the blockbuster series,” adding: “Steven Spielberg, who directed all four previous films, will helm the as-yet-untitled project with star Harrison Ford reprising his iconic role. Franchise veterans Kathleen Kennedy and Frank Marshall will produce.” Walt Disney Studios chairman Alan Horn called the Jones character “one of the greatest heroes in cinematic history,” adding, “It’s rare to have such a perfect combination of director, producers, actor and role,...
  • James Earl Jones and Harrison Ford devise a plan in 1992 to go back in time and kill Adolf Hitler

    02/03/2016 5:34:18 PM PST · by BBell · 12 replies
    Just some humor for you movie geeks like me.
  • Harrison Ford, Owner of 'Enviable Collection of Aircraft,' Lectures World About Climate Change

    12/15/2015 8:43:39 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 12/15/2015 | Walter Hudson
    The December 18 release of Star Wars: The Force Awakens may be the most anticipated in film history. The film will feature the return of characters not seen onscreen since 1983. Among those will be smuggler and scruffy-looking scoundrel Han Solo, portrayed by the legendary Harrison Ford.Promoting the film in an Australian interview, Ford plotted an odd course toward a different sort of fantasy, climate change hysteria. From ABC News Online: The veteran star of the Indiana Jones and Star Wars franchises did not mince words when pointing out his disdain for arguments between leaders and countries. "People think...
  • It Rumored That Harrison Ford's Plane Ran Out Of Fuel When It Crashed Recently

    04/05/2015 5:15:11 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 77 replies
    Self | April 5, 2015 | Stayfree
    My neighbor who flies out of Van Nuys and Santa Monica told me that he had a conversation with the operators of a fuel truck at Santa Monica airport recently in which the fuel truck operators said that for some reason they were not asked to fill up Harrison Ford's vintage airplane with fuel which they usually do before he uses the plane and that Ford just hopped aboard the plane without checking it out before taking off. I have no way of verifying this, but it apparently the most recent news coverage suggested engine failure, but now explanation as...
  • #HarrisonFord plane crash: Twitter reacts

    03/06/2015 10:38:24 AM PST · by EveningStar · 44 replies
    The Daily Telegraph ^ | March 6, 2015 | Telegraph reporters
    Following the news that actor Harrison Ford, who made his name flying the Millennium Falcon in Star Wars, had crashed his plane on a golf course in California, Twitter was quick to react in its own inimitable way. Here are the best of the online jokes and memes.
  • Harrison Ford Plane Crash

    03/05/2015 8:06:25 PM PST · by ifinnegan · 35 replies
    KTLA | 3-5-15 | KTLA
    I didn't see it posted. Earlier today Harrison Ford Crashed out of Santa Monica airport on to a golf course in nearby Venice. It was an old school Ryan (?) he was flying solo. He is injured fairly badly, but not dead. No report said he is expected to die, or live.
  • HARRISON FORD - Plane crashes...actor seriously injured

    03/05/2015 3:38:20 PM PST · by doug from upland · 224 replies
    tmz ^ | 3-5-15
    A small plane piloted by Harrison Ford has crash-landed at an L.A. golf course ... but we're told the actor has survived. TMZ has learned ... Ford was piloting what appears to be a vintage 2-seater fighter plane Thursday ... when something went wrong and he crashed into Penmar golf course in Venice, CA. We're told Ford suffered multiple gashes to his head and was bleeding. Two doctors who happened to be at the golf course rushed over to treat the actor. Emergency personnel arrived to the scene a short time later. Ford was transported to a nearby hospital. 72-year-old...
  • Harrison Ford Asked To Reprise Role In ‘Blade Runner’ Sequel

    05/27/2014 3:50:41 PM PDT · by Para-Ord.45 · 238 replies
    http://www.deadline.com/ ^ | May 14 2014 | ANITA BUSCH
    Alcon Entertainment has an offer out to Harrison Ford to reprise his role of Rick Deckard in its Ridley Scott-directed sequel to Blade Runner. Original screenwriter Hampton Fancher and Michael Green are writing the new one, which takes place several decades after the conclusion of the 1982 original. Alcon acquired Blade Runner‘s film, television and ancillary rights in 2011 from producer Bud Yorkin to produce prequels and sequels of the sci-fi cult classic. Yorkin will serve as a producer on the sequel along with Alcon’s Andrew Kosove and Broderick Johnson. Cynthia Sikes Yorkin will co-produce. Frank Giustra and Tim Gamble,...
  • 'Star Wars: Episode VII' Cast Announced

    04/29/2014 10:24:04 AM PDT · by notsofastmyfriend · 275 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | April 29, 2014 | Matt McDaniel
    Luke. Leia. Han. Chewie. Artoo. Threepio. All present and accounted for as StarWars.com unveiled the official cast of "Star War: Episode VII" Tuesday. Here's the full release: The Star Wars team is thrilled to announce the cast of Star Wars: Episode VII. Actors John Boyega, Daisy Ridley, Adam Driver, Oscar Isaac, Andy Serkis, Domhnall Gleeson, and Max von Sydow will join the original stars of the saga, Harrison Ford, Carrie Fisher, Mark Hamill, Anthony Daniels, Peter Mayhew, and Kenny Baker in the new film. Director J.J. Abrams says, "We are so excited to finally share the cast of Star Wars:...
  • Years of Living Hypocritically: Five Alarmist Celebs and Their Double Standards

    04/23/2014 11:32:16 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 21 replies
    News Busters ^ | 4-22-14 | Sean Long
    They may be good at making movies, but Hollywood celebrities’ lifestyles are far from an environmentalist’s dream. Their globetrotting, multiple mansion owning ways are inconsistent with the environmental agenda they loudly promote. Showtime’s new climate change series, “Years of Living Dangerously,” premiered April 13, 2014, slightly more than a week before Earth Day 2014. It relies on several wealthy, Hollywood celebrities to spread fear about climate change. While these actors and directors talk a lot about reducing carbon footprints and saving the world, they haven’t given up their own enormous mansions and private jets. Director James Cameron, former Governor Arnold...