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  • 'Maleficent': The Pleasures and Perils of the Revisionist Fairy Tale

    (NOTE: This piece discusses key plot points from "Maleficent.") If we must take a revisionist sledgehammer to our most beloved fairy tales -- and if the recent likes of "Alice in Wonderland," "Red Riding Hood," "Mirror, Mirror," "Snow White and the...
  • Disney Throws a Box Office Curve with 'Million Dollar Arm'

    From "The Avengers" to the upcoming "Star Wars" sequels, Walt Disney Studios has positioned itself as Hollywood's most formidable home run hitter. On Friday, when the studio trots out "Million Dollar Arm," it will see if it can still play small ball. The...
  • Disney's Alan Horn gets contract extension into 2018

    Disney's Alan Horn gets contract extension into 2018
    Walt Disney Studios has extended the contract of Chairman Alan Horn into 2018, the company said Thursday. Horn, who previously was the longtime president of Warner Bros., joined Disney in 2012. He oversees worldwide operations for the studio, which...
  • 'Transformers' to Smash Box Office Record in China, Viacom Chief Predicts

    "Transformers: Age of Extinction" will take China by storm, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted Thursday at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit. "It's going to be huge and will probably set a box office record in China," the...
  • Disney Extends Chairman Alan Horn's Contract Through 2018

    Disney has reupped Alan Horn's contract as chairman of the Walt Disney Studios through 2018. The former president and chief operating officer of Warner Bros. Entertainment has been at Disney since June 2012. Horn, 71, oversees worldwide operations for...
  • CANNES: 'How to Train Your Dragon 2′ Director Dean DeBlois Digs Deeper

    Within the oeuvre of DreamWorks Animation, "How to Train Your Dragon" was anything but typical. So when the film went on to earn nearly half a billion dollars, director Dean DeBlois asked himself why the sequel should be any different. "Maybe it's...
  • Tips for surviving Star Wars Weekends 2014

    Tips for surviving Star Wars Weekends 2014
    How you approach a trip to Star Wars Weekends at Disney's Hollywood Studios can make or break your experience, whether you are a casual or die-hard fan. The first round of Star Wars Weekends is in the books, but there are still four more three-day...
  • Apple, Google, others agree to $324.5 million settlement in wage case

    The dollar amount is now on the record. Apple, Google and other tech giants accused of artificially suppressing wages by conspiring not to poach each other's talent have agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by their employees for $324.5 million. The...
  • NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.

    NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.
    Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing. The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
  • Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' &#9733 1/2
    "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams...
  • Randy Newman Joins Son Amos at WME

    Randy Newman has joined the ranks of composers at William Morris Endeavor after many years as a client of the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency, Variety has learned. Newman is a two-time Oscar winner, six-time Grammy winner and three-time Emmy winner, and is...