| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:01 PM
It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 1:13 PM
Coming off a disappointing TV season, ABC Entertainment Group President Paul Lee is ratcheting up his "four quadrant" plan to boost the network's fortunes.
In ABC lingo, that means fielding prime-time shows that appeal to women and men, young and old....
| Aug 13, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Matthew Vaughn was shocked to learn early last year that Lions Gate Entertainment Corp., the domestic distributor of his 2010 superhero movie "Kick-Ass," wasn't interested in a sequel.
The quirky, R-rated "Kick-Ass" had grossed $101 million worldwide...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 6:05 AM
After its success with movies and products based on superheroes such as Iron Man and Thor, Marvel Entertainment has teamed with a Los Angeles start-up for a new traveling attraction based on the characters.
Live entertainment company Hero Ventures is...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
| 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...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 10:01 AM
While some runners are still recovering from the Disney Princess Half Marathon Sunday (race results here), runDisney has announced a new half marathon coming to its race series this fall.
The "Avengers Super Heroes Half Marathon Weekend" will debut...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
With the launch of a new cloud-based movie service from Walt Disney Co., the marketplace of Web-based movie services just got more crowded and possibly confusing for consumers.
After eschewing UltraViolet, a technology standard backed by its main...
| 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...