| Jun 21, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Kevin Hart has struck box office gold once again.
Hart's "Think Like a Man 2" opened Stateside to $12.2 million on Friday and is on track to gross $34 million this weekend. The studio is projecting a slightly more modest $32-$33 million launch.
| Jun 3, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Those masters of having their genre-parody cake and eating it too, directors Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have followed up their sly, self-referential franchise reboot "21 Jump Street" with an inevitable sequel that is, at least in part, a sly, self-...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
One of the rich elements of "The Lego Movie" is its sense of place. For a fictional land, it has plenty of echoes of the real world.
With a populace kept numb by plastic pop music, contrived reality TV and fast-food giveaways -- and a general sense that...
| Feb 19, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Of the many unexpected moments in Phil Lord and Chris Miller's breakout hit "The Lego Movie," perhaps none is as surprising as the film's ending, which is daring even by the standards of this unconventional film.
So daring, in fact, that even its...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 1:02 PM
"The Wolf of Wall Street" stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Jonah Hill are reportedly headed back to the big screen together, this time in an adaptation of the 1997 Vanity Fair article "The Ballad of Richard Jewell," about the man falsely accused of being the...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 2:09 PM
Finally! A comedy that works. An animated film with a look — a kinetic aesthetic honoring its product line's bright, bricklike origins — that isn't like every other clinically rounded and bland digital 3-D effort. A movie that works for the...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die?
"It wasn't something...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 6:30 AM
If you walk out of "The Lego Movie" without humming its absurdly chipper theme song, "Everything Is Awesome," you're made of stronger stuff than most.
The tune, a sugar blast of optimistic synth-pop featuring Tegan and Sara and the Lonely Island, is the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 1:31 PM
He's best known as a founding member of Devo, the plastic-domed new-wave band that gave the world "Whip It." But musician Mark Mothersbaugh has flourished in a different guise in recent years: composing for film, television and video games, including...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Sony has bought Joe Gazzam's action-thriller spec "Shadow Run" and set it up with Neal Moritz's Original Films and Hernany Perla.
Plot details are under wraps other than being set in a world similar to the "Bourne" franchise.
Gazzam's credits include...
| Jun 10, 2014
| 4:47 PM
Sonic the Hedgehog, the speedy, spiky blue video-game mascot, is headed from the console to the big screen. Sony Pictures Entertainment and Marza Animation Planet are developing a hybrid computer-generated and live-action movie based on the $1-billion...