| Jul 7, 2014
| 7:22 PM
Sit through the two-minute YouTube trailer for 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie "The Maze Runner," earn 25 points. Post a link to the trailer on Twitter, earn 15 more points. Facebook? Same deal, 15 points.
Five hundred points earns discounts on...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 11:00 AM
20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99/$49.99
The 2011 animated hit "Rio" isn't as flashy or high-concept as movies like "How to Train Your Dragon," "Kung Fu Panda" or the Pixar films, but it struck a chord with its story of a domesticated...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 8:30 PM
While a federal judge recently gave her approval to a settlement of a class-action antitrust suit over alleged "no-poaching" agreements involving Lucasfilm and Pixar, the Animation Guild is reviewing a recent report that highlighted similar hiring...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Apple launched a new version of the iTunes Extras feature that will let Apple TV users access bonus content for movies they buy through the service on their HDTVs - and also let studios dynamically update related material for their titles.
The goal for...
| Jul 11, 2014
| 1:26 PM
Uku, the lead character in Pixar Animation's new short film, is crusty and prone to eruptions, but with a warm core underneath -- the kind of man James Earl Jones might play.
But "Lava," the short by director James Ford Murphy, isn't about a man, it's...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 10:24 AM
This past week our hills (the San Gabriel Mountains) have been alive with music. It has been a beautiful musicscape, I might add.
Last Thursday, jazz artist Louie Beltran had the crowd clapping, singing and dancing at Descanso Gardens' Music on the Main...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 5:46 PM
The other week, committing myself to a periodic desk cleaning, I went through the process of sifting through a stack of books and determining which ones to keep. In this case, the books belonged to a particular group: They were titles I had received...
| Aug 15, 2014
•Name: Jenna Wechsler
•Type of pet: Cat
•Breed: Domestic short hair
•Male or female: Male
•Why he's your friend: Always there to greet me when...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 8:30 PM
With "The Lego Movie" established as a major franchise starter, Warner Bros. is tooning up its animation schedule by announcing release dates for two untitled movies for the Memorial Day holiday on May 25, 2018, and on May 24, 2019.
The studio did not...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Guardians of the Galaxy" pushed Walt Disney Studios over the $1 billion mark domestically this week.
Overseas, Disney's $4 billion purchase of Marvel has continued to reap dividends, with the film arm hitting $2 billion in international ticket sales....
| Aug 8, 2014
| 1:30 PM
Not so fast.
A federal judge on Friday rejected a proposed settlement in a case involving Apple Inc. and Google Inc. in which they were accused of secretly agreeing not to hire each others' employees. The $324.5 million deal was part of a case that...