| Apr 27, 2013
| 10:50 PM
The May TV schedule is filled with finales, but don't think you won't have anything to watch. The Bluths are back! Yes, on May 26 Netflix with offer up all 15 episodes of the new "Arrested Development" with all the sitcom's original cast intact. Can't...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in.
Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
| May 14, 2013
When you ask people who clearly are upset what's wrong, they typically will reply "nothing," because they don't want to talk about it — or they will take the opposite approach and tell you exactly what's got them down, starting from beginning to end...
| May 15, 2013
| 1:43 PM
Predictability and the arts-and-entertainment world have an uneasy relationship.
Predictability is a given — like the mouthfeel of a Big Mac — when it comes to, say, the punch lines on "Two and a Half Men" or the beats of your average...
| May 18, 2013
| 9:17 AM
Don't forget the napkins when you watch a DVD in Brazil.
In Rio de Janeiro and Sao Paulo, Domino's has teamed up with 10 rental stores to use movie DVDs for an unusual marketing push.
Users pop in a rented DVD like they would any other, and after...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 11:33 AM
As the Oscar-winning filmmaker behind "Argo," Ben Affleck certainly knows the difference between a good spy story and a bad one.
Part of his education came from novelist Tom Clancy, who died Tuesday in a Baltimore hospital. The bestselling author of...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 4:05 PM
Only one word describes the effect of watching Ben Affleck slowly dial down the temperature one degree at a time in "Runner Runner": Cool. Frank Sinatra cool.
He stars as sociopathic online gambling mogul Ivan Block, and if that role doesn't sound cool,...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 7:36 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if my back pain has abated enough for exercise.
The Skinny: I watched "League of Denial" on "Frontline" about the NFL's response (or lack thereof) to the concussion issue. Tough stuff. You can find it online if you missed...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 4:31 PM
A group of entertainment industry executives and labor leaders called on state lawmakers to beef up California's film incentives -- or risk losing a homegrown industry to rivals. At a state committee hearing held at SAG-AFTRA headquarters in Los Angeles,...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 3:42 PM
The 2013 Oscars may have been deemed a success: Ratings were up and the best picture win for "Argo" was a nice capper to a tumultuous race ran by actor-director-producer Ben Affleck. One hitch, however, was the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences'...
| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:09 PM
Paramount Pictures had to wait a few extra months for Martin Scorsese to deliver a final cut of his upcoming "The Wolf of Wall Street," but a new trailer for the film indicates the delay may have been worth it.
The studio this week confirmed it was...