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After Plagiarism Scandal, Shia LaBeouf Announces He’s Retiring

The past few weeks have not been kind to actor Shia LaBeouf. First he was booted from the cast of a Broadway play. Then he was busted plagiarizing his apology to the other actors. Later, it was revealed his short film, 'Howard Cantour' was actually plagiarized from a comic by author Daniel Clowes. LaBeouf apologized and - you guessed it - that was plagiarized too. He hired a skywriter to fly a smug "I am Sorry Daniel Clowes" banner over Los Angeles (Clowes lives in San Francisco) and defiantly posted the cease and desist from Clowes' lawyers online.

Whatever seems to be happening in LaBeouf's personal life that has precipitated this breakdown appears to have finally reached it's head as the actor announced that he's ready to retire.

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The Legend of Hercules Review
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‘The Legend of Hercules’ Review

In the late 1950s, American bodybuilder Steve Reeves somehow ended up in Italy and made a cheapo production of 'Hercules.' It spawned an avalanche of knockoff strongmen films -- some starring Reeves, some featuring a rather malleable new character named Maciste -- and are just wretched examples of boring cinema that, for whatever reason, I ended up seeing quite a bit of as a little kid. But to an 8-year-old back then, sub-Ray Harryhausen special effects and wafer-thin plots still managed to impress. Hey, it was a Sunday afternoon and a color TV.

It's easy to say “they don't make 'em like that anymore,” but the spirit of these garbage movies is alive and well in Renny Harlin's charmingly awful 'The Legend of Hercules.' Starring Kellan Lutz as a block of concrete that has to fake the classic British accent (even though Hercules is Greek), this is boring by-the-numbers dross from the artless Millennium Films, best known for 'The Expendables' films. It has maybe three good fight scenes and two moments that are so over-the-top bad you just have to laugh, and that makes for some undeniable entertainment. The best way to describe 'The Legend of Hercules' is as the fake movie that teenagers in movies go to see.

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New Movies: ‘The Legend of Hercules,’ ‘Lone Survivor,’ ‘Her’

Two of these ('Lone Survivor,' 'Her') aren't technically opening this weekend, but they are expanding to many more theaters. That, along with the year's first Hercules flick (yup, there's another one coming in July) and the recent slew of high-quality holiday releases, make for a very crowded cineplex. 

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Gerard Butler to Take Over Patrick Swayze’s Role in the ‘Point Break’ Remake

As we previously reported, 20th Century Fox has plans in the works to remake 'Point Break,' the classic undercover-agent movie that starred Keanu Reeves as he worked to infiltrate a gang of bank robbers/surfers led by Patrick Swayze. But who is the right fit to assume one of these roles, you ask? The answer, according to the studio, is 'Olympus Has Fallen' action star Gerard Butler.

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‘Catching Fire’ to Pass ‘Iron Man 3′ as the Biggest Movie of 2013

At some point today, 'The Hunger Games: Catching Fire' will officially pass 'Iron Man 3' at the box-office to become the biggest movie of 2013 with just over $409 million. This may not sound like a huge deal, but this marks the first time a female-led movie has topped the yearly box-office chart in almost 50 years.

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Watch Michael Bay’s “Stage Meltdown”; Director Cites Teleprompter

Director Michael Bay has a lot of haters out there as a result of the no-shame, borderline-"I'm Da Bess" persona he tends to don. But when it comes to freezing up on stage, even some of those harsh critics can surely lend some sympathy.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones’ Gets ‘Frozen’ and Other Exciting Puns

Over the past few years, the 'Paranormal Activity' series has established itself as one of the most inexpensive and reliable horror franchises around. Produced for (non-literal) pennies, they've consistently opened strong at the box office, ensuring a fast and efficient turnaround. The latest film, 'Paranormal Activity: The Marked Ones,' has already accomplished that goal, but it did so without grabbing the number one spot. Sure, people may love found footage demons, but it turns out that they love animated singing princesses more.

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Oscar-Winning Producer Saul Zaentz Dies at 92

Legendary producer Saul Zaentz, who began his career as a music producer and transitioned into an Oscar-winning film producer, has passed away at the age of 92. Zaentz is perhaps best remembered for his feud with Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty, and for his three Oscar wins for producing the Best Picture winners 'One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,' 'Amadeus,' and 'The English Patient.'

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New Movies: ‘Paranormal Activity — The Marked Ones’

The holiday movie season is in full swing already, leaving precious few screens available for anything new. This weekend we only get one big film opening. If you like the previous installments in this franchise, you should probably get a kick out of this one as well.

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The Rock Teases Involvement In a DC Superhero Movie

Earlier today, Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson answered questions from fans as part of a free-for-all Twitter Q&A. Although you can check out the rest of the questions and answers by searching for the #RockTalk hashtag, one item should prove particularly interesting to fans of comic book movies. The beloved action star said that he's met with Warner Bros. executives concerning a DC Comics movie of some kind.

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