| Feb 10, 2014
| 1:02 PM
The monster success of "The Lego Movie," which took in $69.1 million over its opening weekend, has Hollywood scanning the aisles of toy stores, looking for the next hit.
In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children'...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Winning an Oscar — or just being nominated — can transform a Hollywood future. Yet just because some actors and filmmakers weren't shortlisted for an Academy Award doesn't mean their great work is going unrewarded.
Critics have rightly...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Director Don McKellar had admired Taylor Kitsch's work as a high school football player in the TV series "Friday Night Lights" and as a South African photographer in the 2010 indie "The Bang Bang Club."
Later, Kitsch flexed his well-toned muscles in...
| Aug 1, 2013
In Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman/Batman movie, Henry Cavill is reprising his “Man of Steel” role. But who will play the […]...
| Aug 9, 2012
| 10:14 AM
Sort of the pregnancy version of such recent all-star comedies as "New Year's Eve" and "Valentine's Day," director Kirk Jones' ("Waking Ned Devine") compendium of several couples' birth-awaiting stories - inspired by the Heidi Murkoff best-seller - offers...
| Aug 16, 2012
| 2:13 PM
Walt Disney Co.'s acquisition of Marvel Entertainment gave it the Hulk, Iron Man and other superheroes to fuel summer blockbusters for years to come.
It also got Ike Perlmutter.
Marvel's chief executive is hardly a household name. But Disney's...
| Sep 13, 2012
| 11:18 AM
Acknowledging that the movie business is "not for the faint of heart," NBCUniversal Chief Executive Steve Burke said he'd like to see more animation and more franchise films out of Universal in the years ahead.
"We've had our ups and downs for the...
| May 18, 2012
| 7:18 AM
"Battleship"is not the first major motion picture to be based on a board game — who could forget 1985's benighted "Clue"? — but it is surely the most expensive.
With every superhero more celebrated than Amazing-Man or The Chameleon already...
| May 19, 2012
| 4:33 PM
"Battleship" (PG-13). This sci-fi action movie pits a fleet of naval ships against an alien force that's attacking Earth. Taylor Kitsch, Alexander Skarsgard, Liam Neeson, Rihanna, Brooklyn Decker and Tadanobu Asano. TownMall Cinemas (12:50,...
| May 22, 2012
We've never met, but I'm a big fan of yours.
In fact, you made me the man that I am today. Confident and resilient, I may not have all my issues in order, but I eat adversity for breakfast. I'm a good guy to have on your side, even if...
| May 24, 2012
| 9:22 PM
Sacha Baron Cohen is the king of bizarre, vulgar and shameless comedy.
He loves to roast every aspect of human decency on a skewer of nasty sarcasm. He used his incendiary formula as the audacious "Borat" and won the Golden Globe for Best Comedy in 2007....