| Jul 29, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Sony just got the green light for "Smurfs 2" to play in China, but there's one big problem facing the studio: China hasn't paid Hollywood in months.
Sony is up against an issue that has plagued the studios since at least January: The Chinese government...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Jul 8, 2013
| 12:55 PM
Publicity preceding last week's release of "Despicable Me 2" carried over into DVD sales for its predecessor. Three years after its own theatrical release, Universal's "Despicable Me" cracked the top-10 DVD sales chart at No. 9 for the week.
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The Warner Bros. fantasy flick "Jack the Giant Slayer" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in the movie's first week in release, bumping Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" to No. 2. Paramount's "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" held...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Big spectacle, often of the comic-book variety, has been working at the U.S. multiplex this season. “Man of Steel” was the biggest June opening in history. “Iron Man 3” just hit $400 million in the U.S.
So where does that leave a...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” starring James Franco and directed by Sam Raimi, took the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in the movie's first week in release, ahead of Paramount’s “Hansel & Gretel: Witch...
| Feb 13, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Well before John McClane (Bruce Willis) calls his CIA operative son Jack (Jai Courtney) "007 of Plainfield, New Jersey," "A Good Day to Die Hard" already feels more like a Bond movie ("Die-monds Are Forever"?) than what it is, "Die...
| Feb 13, 2013
| 1:10 PM
"A Good Day to Die Hard" isn't just the weakest of the "Die Hard" pictures; it's a lousy action movie on its own terms, even without comparing it to the adored 1988 franchise launch starring Bruce Willis as John McClane, the New York cop who's a carnage...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:50 PM
"Safe Haven" will find no refuge at the box office the weekend, as the latest "Die Hard" movie is set to annihilate the competition.
"A Good Day to Die Hard," the fifth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise, is expected to gross a robust $55...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Given all the different platforms that movies are available on, one might think their value as a form of programming for a cable network would be on the decline.
Not so for News Corp.'s FX, which has the rights to many of the top theatrical releases...
| May 1, 2013
| 12:54 PM
Mild fun if you don't overthink it, here's round five for Bruce Willis as renegade New York cop John McClane in this no-frills action tale, which has the ever-rugged hero "yippee-ki-ay"-ing through Russia ... and destroying a good chunk of it along the...