| Dec 9, 2014
Adapting J.R.R. Tolkien's 300-page story “The Hobbit” into a movie trilogy gave the filmmakers plenty of room to develop supporting […]...
| Dec 2, 2014
| 7:23 AM
“Interstellar” rocketed past the $100-million mark in China last week and is charting a course to be the second-highest grossing imported film of 2014.
Christopher Nolan’s space epic added nearly $23.3 million to its haul in the...
| Dec 17, 2014
| 4:42 PM
As Sony made the decision Wednesday to scrap the Dec. 25 release of “The Interview,” casual observers found themselves asking some logical how-could-this-happen questions. A broad and benign Seth Rogen comedy causes an international incident...
| Dec 12, 2014
The villainous dragon Smaug brought fire, smoke and more than a few zings to “The Colbert Report” as Stephen Colbert's […]...
| Dec 16, 2014
Few actors have been a part of as many celebrated genre stories as Andy Serkis. Following the success of the […]...
| Dec 21, 2014
| 12:21 PM
Hordes of moviegoers journeyed to Middle-earth to see the final installment of the "Hobbit" franchise.
"The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies" has raked in $90.6 million in ticket sales since its release on Wednesday, according to studio estimates....
| Dec 18, 2014
“The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” filmmakers Peter Jackson, Philippa Boyens and Fran Walsh are bidding Middle-earth goodbye […]...
| Dec 26, 2014
| 2:38 PM
In keeping with holiday tradition, Hollywood studios finally unwrapped the last of their adult-oriented prestige pictures on Christmas Day, giving the moviegoing public a chance to check in with the rest of 2014's high-profile Oscar hopefuls.
| Dec 15, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Franklin Leonard wasn't looking to upend the system. He just wanted some good vacation reading.
In 2004, Leonard was working as a development executive at Leonardo DiCaprio's production company, Appian Way, charged with sifting through piles of...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 7:01 PM
Imagine trying to guide the Mississippi River through a beer bong. That is, in essence, what the 2,000 voters for the Grammy Award nominations, announced Friday, attempted when considering the torrents of music up for their scrutiny.
| Dec 10, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"HE who is guilty is the one that has much to say," goes the West African proverb.
OVER THE weekend I decided I'd give the 1942 Bette Davis/Monty Woolley/Ann Sheridan movie version of "The Man Who Came to Dinner" another chance. It had been a great stage...