| Sep 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
On-screen, Vin Diesel's default setting can be described as coiled rage and brutal efficiency.
In the films that put him on Hollywood's star map, the buff and bald actor hefts big guns: from artillery to his own softball-sized biceps. He punches the...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:28 AM
Neither Netflix nor Amazon were on stage, but the growing clout of these online video distributors was nonetheless felt at a San Francisco conference focused on the future of TV.
As the rival services bid against one another for exclusive rights to...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:38 PM
In the same week it makes its broadcast debut on PBS, this documentary looks at such iconic characters as Superman, Batman, Spider-Man and Wonder Woman from the perspective of their effects over the years on the public ... and, in some instances, even...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 12:40 PM
"Grand Theft Auto V," the latest installment in Rockstar Games' hit video game series, reaped an eye-popping $800 million in worldwide retail sales on its first day of release Tuesday.
The hotly anticipated game appears to have blown past the one-day...
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The spectacular 22-year partnership of Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to an end next year, signaling the Burbank company's changing priorities and how the shifting sands of the movie business are affecting A-list producers.
| Sep 26, 2013
| 11:04 AM
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has appointed veteran Hollywood executive Tom Sherak to be his senior film advisor.
Sherak, the former president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, will lead Garcetti’s efforts to support the...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The studio behind the animated fantasies "Bambi," "Dumbo" and '"The Lion King" has a new kind of hero tale on the way — a Marvel Comics one. Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday announced plans to release "Big Hero 6," an action-comedy inspired...
| May 10, 2013
| 11:46 AM
Paramount Pictures will be getting a payday for "Iron Man 3" -- a film released by its crosstown rival Disney.
The Walt Disney Co.'s Robert Downey Jr. action sequel has already sold $794 million of tickets worldwide -- a massive success for the...
| May 25, 2013
| 11:28 AM
Although Ivan Brunetti has crafted many graphically striking comics and illustrations over the last quarter-century, perhaps the most telling inclusion in his new book, “Aesthetics: A Memoir,” is the worst looking. While attending the...
| Oct 8, 2013
| 11:35 PM
A California man has been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of securities fraud in connection with the Walt Disney Co.'s $4-billion acquisition of Marvel Entertainment.
Toby G. Scammell, 28, allegedly learned confidential details of the...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Expect to see more vampires, werewolves and the undead come to life on television.
In the latest sign of Hollywood's growing appetite for comic book properties, San Diego comic book company IDW Publishing is launching a television division managed by an...