| Sep 25, 2014
All filmgoers have their blind spots, their sore spots and their limits. You may, for example, read about the new film "Tracks," based on the 1980 travel memoir by Robyn Davidson. If Davidson's story is foreign to you, and you know only that the film's...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 5:41 PM
In the new sci-fi film "Transcendence," Johnny Depp plays a scientist who survives a brush with death, though he is forced to upload his consciousness onto a computer to do so.
As a leading man, Depp has endured his own share of misfortunes in recent...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:30 AM
Twentieth Century Fox honored the late Richard D. Zanuck with a building dedication ceremony on Tuesday.
"For those of us that work at Fox -- he was family," said Fox topper Jim Gianopulos. "He was an integral part of our legacy, he was like a pater...
| May 30, 2014
| 6:30 AM
She is the meanest woman ever to get her own plush toy.
Maleficent, the wicked fairy from "Sleeping Beauty" who condemns the infant Princess Aurora to die, is the protagonist of a new movie starring Angelina Jolie and an unlikely character to boast...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 10:54 AM
Hollywood loves a good fairy tale, and it's easy to see why: The stories are time-tested and widely known, they're in the public domain, and the fantastical elements provide fodder for the eye-popping visuals that drive tent-pole movies these days.
| Mar 7, 2013
| 11:47 AM
Blockbuster-starved studios rarely reach Hollywood's Emerald City, but Walt Disney Studios appears headed there this weekend.
The studio's $200-million-plus 3-D production is set to open this weekend with a massive gross of about $90 million,...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Halle Berry plays a 911 operator in "The Call," a surprisingly tense, effective thriller.
Pretty teenage Casey (Abigail Breslin, no longer "Little Miss Sunshine") is abducted by a stranger in a parking structure. Locked in a car trunk, she manages to...
| Oct 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
It was Tim Burton's 2010 version of "Alice in Wonderland" that made the famously blue-frocked daydreamer a steampunk princess.
Lewis Carroll's heroine was certainly adventuresome and tart-tongued, but Burton's film turned her action hero. This Alice...
| Jul 14, 2012
One day in 1962, the Hollywood legend Darryl F. Zanuck turned to his 27-year-old son, Richard, seeking advice.
Whom, the elder Zanuck asked, should he appoint head of production of 20th Century Fox, which had fallen on hard times and was losing...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 3:01 PM
A nightly dance party created as a last-minute diversion to entertain idle hordes waiting for a wildly popular attraction at Disney California Adventure has turned into an ever-evolving mainstay that might just become an accidental institution.
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:18 AM
"Good Will Hunting" and "Milk" director Gus Van Sant has had success lately as an executive producer of the Starz series "Boss," but he still has his hand in filmmaking, as evidenced by this tale of a cancer patient (Mia Wasikowska, "Alice in Wonderland")...