Steven Spielberg is open to a female Indiana Jones, so let's do some fantasy casting

In a recent interview with The Sun (via The Hollywood Reporter), Steven Spielberg suggested that he’d be open to a future Indiana Jones star being a woman, noting that they’d “have to change the name from Jones to Joan” and that there’s “nothing wrong with that” (other than the fact that last names don’t work that…

The 25 best set pieces of Steven Spielberg’s career

Broadly defined, a set piece is a thriller within a film, a self-contained showstopper-slash-showcase whose success depends in large part on a director’s chops. Since the 1970s, Steven Spielberg has reigned as its Hollywood master; regardless of what one thinks of his sentimental or narrative instincts, it’s hard to…

Spielberg's next film might be Indiana Jones 5, as if we don't have enough problems

As long as you ignore the opinions of a few outliers, pretty much all of us can agree that Disney has done a good job taking over the Star Wars brand—we’re getting a movie every year, it’s all much more inclusive than it used to be, and all of our lives have been enriched by the existence of Porgs. That being said,…

Guy tries to mansplain Indiana Jones’ costume to the woman who designed it

Here’s another cautionary tale for men who plan to be obnoxious on the internet any time soon. After a screenshot from a recent Jeopardy! episode was shared on Facebook, one foolish dude took to the comments to argue that a question about the inspiration for Indiana Jones’ outfit in Raiders Of The Lost Ark was…

Sorry, Skull haters: Steven Spielberg thinks Temple Of Doom is the worst Indiana Jones movie

Defying the fridge-nuke-decrying, Crystal Skull-loathing masses, Steven Spielberg has made it clear that his least favorite Indiana Jones movie is still 1984’s bug-covered, monkey-brain devouring weirdness factory, Indiana Jones And The Temple Of Doom. This is per The New York Daily News, which recently confirmed…

The overdue George Lucas biography is an engaging read about stuff you already know

A good biography should endeavor to not simply tell the story of its subject’s life, but also to interrogate that life—by challenging and defending it, putting both its successes and missteps into a greater context. Every person is complicated, and a biography that merely recounts the life instead of probing it is…

Indiana Jones was just Han Solo’s incredibly detailed fever dream

True believers should brace themselves: The Indiana Jones saga never even happened. And that doesn’t just mean that the films are fictional, though they are. It means that they’re even less real than most fiction. In fact, the whole franchise is a lengthy dream/hallucination of a character from yet another multi-film…

Reddit’s been Photoshopping Indiana Jones’ fridge pose into everything lately

Harrison Ford’s globe-hopping archaeologist encountered any number of completely impossible, frankly ludicrous obstacles over the course of four Indiana Jones films. But apparently, even that fantasy-based series had its logical threshold. When Indy survived a nuclear blast by hiding himself in an ordinary…

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Paramount is opening its vault, showing movies for free on YouTube

“Once I open the vault,” Jerry Seinfeld once said, “it ceases to be a vault.” Such quandaries do not seem to be an obstacle for Paramount Pictures, which has recently launched a YouTube Channel called the Paramount Vault where it will be making many of its full-length motion pictures available for free streaming.…

Steven Spielberg says he’ll “probably” do a fifth Indiana Jones movie with Harrison Ford

Today in comments that had the cadence of a joke but came across a little more threatening than intended, Steven Spielberg says he’ll “probably” do a fifth Indiana Jones movie with Harrison Ford. This terrifying information—well, terrifying for people who saw Kingdom Of The Crystal Skull—comes from an interview…