| Jul 22, 2013
| 9:23 AM
A couple of weeks ago, millions of people talked about (if they didn't always watch) a made-for-cable movie about Los Angeles enduring a flying-shark attack. Thirty-eight years ago it was Steven Spielberg's "Jaws"; this summer it was Ian Ziering's...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Summer moviegoing is usually about the stars, the spectacle and the sizzle.
But in a trend that's mystifying Hollywood, this summer's box office is being driven by films with modest ambitions, including relatively inexpensive comedies, lower budget...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Activist investor Daniel Loeb, the chief executive of hedge fund Third Point, has turned up the heat on Sony Corp. in his call for the electronics and media giant to make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Sony Corp. reported net income of $35 million for the fiscal first quarter ending June 30, buoyed by an improvement in its mobile products division and the depreciation of the yen.
The Tokyo consumer electronics and media giant lost $312 million in...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TriStar -- with its winged horse logo -- has been grounded as of late. Founded three decades ago, TriStar Pictures was once known for blockbusters and critical darlings such as “Total Recall” and “Jerry Maguire," but lately it hasn't...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
In "White House Down," aspiring Secret Service agent Channing Tatum is tasked with saving the free world -- but he may not fare as well in rescuing the summer box office fortunes of the action movie's distributor, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:43 PM
This weekend, "The Internship" may become the latest star-driven movie to get beaten by a lower-wattage production.
The comedy, which stars Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn, appears set to follow in the footsteps of Will Smith's "After Earth," which last...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:32 AM
"The Internship" got bossed around at the box office this weekend, as the film starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn appealed to far fewer moviegoers than the low-budget thriller "The Purge."
Made on a micro-budget of just $3 million, "The Purge"...
| Jun 2, 2013
| 9:21 AM
In what may go down as the biggest box-office upset of the year, the man who has arguably been Hollywood's No. 1 star couldn't even manage a second-place finish.
"After Earth," the $135-million sci-fi flick costarring Will Smith and his son Jaden, had...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 6:51 AM
After the coffee. Before deciding if I should try 'The Killing' again.
The Skinny: Pretty good episodes of "Mad Men" and "Veep" last night. I would have liked them better if I wasn't working while they were on! Monday's headlines include the box office...
| Jun 3, 2013
| 12:51 PM
“Life of Pi” screenwriter David Magee has been named this year’s recipient of the UCLA Screenwriters Showcase Excellence in Screenwriting Award.
Magee, who earned adapted screenplay Oscar nominations for last year's “Pi” as...