| Dec 23, 2013
| 3:46 PM
The sixth movie in the "Fast & Furious" series burned rubber in the home video market, but it couldn't top the minions of "Despicable Me 2."
The computer animated family comedy, the sequel to 2010's "Despicable Me" featuring the voices of Steve Carell ...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The central conceit of "The Smurfs 2" is that the wicked wizard Gargamel (Hank Azaria) is desperate to capture the secret essence of Smurfs. But Sony Pictures already has found the magic formula that makes the blue cartoon characters so popular —...
| Aug 5, 2013
| 9:39 AM
Holding on from the previous week, the Jackie Robinson biopic "42" was the top-selling DVD, coming in ahead of "Evil Dead," the remake of the 1981 cult horror favorite.
"Identity Thief," the crime comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy, was...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:33 AM
"G.I. Joe: Retaliation," starring Dwayne Johnson, Bruce Willis and Channing Tatum, is dominating in home entertainment. The big-budget action film from Paramount is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray disc title, as well as the top rental.
| Aug 20, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When it comes to computer-animated movies, studios seemingly can't get enough of talking animals, planes, cars, monsters, cavemen, snails and little blue creatures who live in mushrooms.
But there are signs that the abundance of animated movies may be...
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 7:45 AM
After the coffee. Before finding a way to check out Al Jazeera America.
The Skinny: I want to watch Al Jazeera America but alas am a Time Warner Cable subscriber and it doesn't have a deal to carry the news channel, which launches today. I need to get a...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A trio of action films took the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray spots last week as the explosion-packed blockbusters from the spring started to hit retail shelves.
In its first week in release, the White House-set thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" was the No....
| Apr 4, 2013
| 5:52 AM
Parade lovers will have one less option at Orlando's theme parks soon. The Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun, an afternoon staple at Disney's Hollywood Studios, calls it quits on Saturday.
Walt Disney World decided last month that the Countdown, which...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:06 AM
Big week for music videos, right?
Katy Perry, Arcade Fire, Bob Dylan -- all have released talked-about clips over the last few days, and that's not even getting to the mind-blower that is Kanye West's "Bound 2," in which the rapper pretend-rides a...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 9:00 AM
"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?"...