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Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

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PEOPLE's Critic Reviews the New Indiana Jones Movie | Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, Harrison Ford

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REVIEW: Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

Originally posted 05/18/2008 02:20PM

The magic is still there, only you have to work a little harder to make yourself believe this time.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, the fourth chapter in the saga of the whip-wielding archaeologist-adventurer, is full of thrills, spills, chills and plenty of amusingly lame jokes. While the flick is easy to like, it never quite knocks you silly with delight the way 1981's Raiders of the Lost Ark did.

Acknowledging that time has passed and its hero has aged, the movie is set in 1957 – 19 years after the last Jones film ended – at the height of the Cold War and the McCarthy era. Jones, we're told, spent World War II working for the O.S.S. (the precursor to the C.I.A.) and earned himself a chestful of medals. The plot, as complex as ever, involves Russians as bad guys and sets Jones (Harrison Ford) on the trail of an ancient crystal skull that's linked to a legend about Spanish conquistadors, hidden treasure, and supernatural powers.

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Report: Indiana Jones to Bow at Cannes Film Festival | Harrison Ford

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Report: Indiana Jones to Bow at Cannes Film Festival

Originally posted 02/29/2008 12:55PM

Harrison Ford had better send his tux from the Oscars to the cleaners. The star of the upcoming Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull – the first Indy adventure in 19 years – is going to the Cannes Film Festival.

Despite initial rumors that the movie would open this year's annual rite of spring in the South of France – to run from May 14-25 – the movie, which also stars Shia LaBeouf and original Raiders of the Lost Ark costar Karen Allen, is due to be screened out-of-competition in Cannes, as a special festival centerpiece, on May 18, reports Variety.

The movie opens in the rest of the world on May 22.

So far, no comment confirming the booking has come from Paramount Pictures or filmmakers George Lucas or Steven Spielberg, reports Britain's Guardian newspaper.
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Suspect Arrested in Indiana Jones Theft | George Lucas

Suspect Arrested in Indiana Jones Theft

Originally posted 10/04/2007 01:00PM

The Los Angeles County sherriff's department has arrested a man for selling stolen goods from Steven Spielberg's production office.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Grammy Ratings Jump

Originally posted 02/10/2004 4:18PM

BOOSTED: For all the outcry over Janet Jackson's flashed flesh at the Super Bowl, people aren't turning off their televisions. The 46th annual Grammy Awards, which for the first time in history was broadcast using a tape delay, proved to be the most-watched Grammy telecast since 2001 and was up 6 percent from last year's awards, reports Reuters. More than 26 million viewers tuned in for the CBS telecast from the Staples Center in Los Angeles.

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