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  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
  • Nasim Pedrad: Will she follow Tina Fey's path to the big screen?

    Nasim Pedrad: Will she follow Tina Fey's path to the big screen?
    During her five seasons on "Saturday Night Live," comedic actress Nasim Pedrad made a name for herself skewering celebrities such as Kim Kardashian, Arianna Huffington, Nicki Minaj and even Aziz Ansari (the latter, at least, in an unaired clip you can...
  • 'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' tie for top Producers Guild prize

     'Gravity,' '12 Years a Slave' tie for top Producers Guild prize
    "Gravity" and "12 Years a Slave" tied for top honors at the Producers Guild of America Awards on Sunday night, beating front-runner "American Hustle" and throwing open one of the tightest Oscar races in years. "Gravity" producers Alfonso CuarĂ³n and...
  • Pharrell Williams wants you to be happy

    Pharrell Williams wants you to be happy
    "I think I started with drums," says Pharrell Williams. He launches into the strong, clean, distinctive beat to the "Despicable Me 2" song "Happy" with his hands slapping his lap, then vocally adds more and more percussion sounds: "You know what I mean?"...
  • 'Angry Birds' movie set to soar in July 2016

    'Angry Birds' movie set to soar in July 2016
    Angry Birds will be flying into movie theaters in July 2016 with Sony announcing Wednesday that it has acquired the worldwide rights to the ubiquitous game franchise. The 3-D CG-animated movie will be developed and financed by Rovio Entertainment, the...
  • With 'Despicable Me 2,' fans again go bananas over Gru's minions

    If you looked up into the sky over the 101 Freeway last weekend, you might have noticed a massive, yellow, cylindrical aircraft hovering above the traffic. The floating orb was a blimp painted in the image of a minion — the gibberish-speaking...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' to beat 'Lone Ranger' at Fourth of July box office

    It will be fireworks for "Despicable Me 2" at the box office this Fourth of July, but "The Lone Ranger" could be a dud. The animated 3-D sequel will probably collect an impressive $110 million between Tuesday night and Sunday evening, according to those...
  • Review: 'Despicable Me 2' takes refreshing risk with grown-up themes

    The pressures of being a single father. The realization that despite everything, your kids still long for a mom. The difficulties of getting a teenage daughter's attention between texting and a boy. The boy. The treacherous emotional terrain of middle-age...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' already beating 'Lone Ranger' at box office

    "The Lone Ranger" will have to crack its whip to reach the front of the box office pack this holiday weekend. The big-budget western starring Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer hit theaters at 7 p.m. Tuesday opposite "Despicable Me 2," but the animated 3-D...
  • With 'Despicable Me 2' and more, movies revisit the sequel debate

    In 2010, after the animation studio Illumination Entertainment's first film, "Despicable Me," became a surprise hit, its makers faced a quandary. "Despicable Me" derived much of its appeal from the character of a curmudgeonly supervillain named...
  • No. 1 'Despicable Me 2' rules box office as 'Lone Ranger' flops

    With "Despicable Me 2" dominating the Fourth of July box office, it was no holiday for "The Lone Ranger." The animated 3-D film had a lot to celebrate over the long Independence Day weekend as it took in an explosive $142.1 million between its debut...