| May 3, 2014
| 11:04 AM
To the surprise of no one, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" is looking strong in its opening swing through the box office this weekend, pulling in $35.5 million Friday night, according to estimates.
The numbers add to the $8.7-million Thursday night haul...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
At a small community park in Santa Monica, a group of Los Angeles-area musicians wearing dark blue and orange T-shirts with the slogan "Listen Up!" gathered around a flatbed truck as union leaders, a minister and a local city councilman fired up the...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:53 PM
Even as it struggles to keep crews from leaving the state, California has received a record number of applicants for its film and TV tax credits.
The California Film Commission said Tuesday that it received 497 applications on Monday for the state's...
| May 16, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Marvel Studios continues to push the boundaries of movie marketing with it's newest franchise-in-the-making "Guardians of the Galaxy." When you consider that they are trying to make a "tent-pole event" out of a relatively unknown property, it seems like...
| May 19, 2014
| 3:00 AM
In a quiet hillside home in Topanga Canyon, filmmaker Brian McGuire instructed his cast members to take their shirts off, put their sunglasses on, snort fake cocaine and "party hard."
The 20-person cast and crew were filming a party scene for McGuire'...
| May 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
"The Happiest Place on Earth" has become one of the most crowded.
Tourists and annual pass holders are flooding Disneyland and California Adventure in large numbers, causing headaches for guests and park officials. Waits for rides often stretch over...
| May 22, 2014
| 2:28 PM
The latest sneak peek at a Marvel Comics super hero coming to the big screen is quite different than what some fans might be accustomed to.
It's not Thor or the Fantastic Four or another Hulk movie, it's "Big Hero 6," a new animated feature from Walt...
| May 23, 2014
| 2:30 PM
In a surprise announcement, Edgar Wright has left Marvel Studios' "Ant-Man" as its director, the company said Friday.
Marvel already has tapped a new director, but has yet to reveal who landed the job.
Hollywood and Marvel's fan community will be...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Not long ago, I went down to the city of Orange (founded 1869, incorporated 1888) to Chapman University, in search of the late Huell Howser.
Howser died in January 2013 at the age of 67, having publicly retired a few months earlier from what was still a...
| May 23, 2014
| 8:30 PM
After a year of serving as president of creative advertising and research, Dana Precious is leaving Relativity Media. Taking on many of her duties will be Laura Carrillo, who is leaving Open Road Films to join the company.
Carrillo will serve as...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
While Legendary Entertainment will unleash its version of "Godzilla" this month, the company has officially come on board to back two other monster movies with new studio partner Universal Pictures, "Jurassic World" and "Dracula Untold."
The films are...