| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:48 PM
To prepare for his role as studio head Walt Disney in "Saving Mr. Banks," a new film about Disney's efforts to persuade prickly author P.L. Travers to make her "Mary Poppins" novels into a movie musical, Tom Hanks did considerable research into Disney's...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"Too caustic? To h--l with the cost, we'll make the picture anyway!" said the irrepressible Samuel Goldwyn.
I am grateful to Ted Bowden for this quote, which I had never seen or heard before. And that is saying something, when we have had Mr. Goldwyn's...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:07 AM
No feathers, animated or otherwise, will be ruffled by "Saving Mr. Banks," director John Lee Hancock's genial fictionalized account of how Walt Disney seduced "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers into allowing, for 5 percent of the gross, the supernatural...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"I DON'T look like I did 30 years ago -- get over it!"
That's actress Kathleen Turner, soon to be 60. Miss Turner says she's confident and happy with herself, but feels the strain when confronted by fans who remember her svelte sizzle in 1981's "Body...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 4:15 PM
"Winter's Tale" is so obviously a passion project, so much a labor of love for industry veteran Akiva Goldsman, that you'd like to be able to say it's a complete success. It isn't, but the parts that do succeed, especially the fervor between stars Colin...
| Dec 5, 2013
Long before Walt Disney's "Mary Poppins" arrived in theaters in 1964, the studio chief was wooing the story's author, P.L. Travers, trying to nab the rights to the famed books that eventually became his blockbuster film. It was a bumpy ride, as we see...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Warner Bros.' "The Lego Movie" will be the big winner of the President's Day weekend box office while openings of Sony's "RoboCop" remake and Warner's "Winter's Tale" look disappointing, early forecasts indicate.
"Lego," with $80 million in its first...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 9:34 AM
"The Lego Movie" built upon its success this holiday weekend, beating out four new movies to secure the No. 1 spot at the box office for the second time.
After posting a surprisingly strong debut, the animated 3-D film collected an additional $63.5...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 9:00 AM
Eva Marie Saint won a supporting actress Oscar for her luminous film debut as Marlon Brando's character's girlfriend in Elia Kazan's landmark 1954 drama, "On the Waterfront." And she's given memorable turns with Cary Grant in Alfred Hitchcock's 1959...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:30 AM
So far this year, there have been two proven bets at the box office: Legos and Kevin Hart.
That hot streak continued through the Presidents Day weekend, with "The Lego Movie" building on its blockbuster opening to finish No. 1 for a second time, while...
| Feb 16, 2014
| 1:14 PM
"The Lego Movie" outplayed four high-profile newcomers over the Presidents Day weekend to wind up on top of the box office for the second consecutive week with a dominating $48.8 million, according to three-day estimates by Rentrak.
The 3-D animated...