| Jul 9, 2013
| 3:00 AM
Gru is back...and it was worth the wait.
Steve Carell's lovable villain has settled into Dad-mode in 'Despicable Me 2'and the job suits him just fine. But, when a fetching femaile agent from the 'Anti-Villain League', voiced by Kristen Wiig, enlists...
| May 26, 2013
| 7:11 PM
Memorial Day Weekend is always the kick-off of Summer Blockbuster season, so, we spent this afternoon at the movies, eating popcorn in front of Epic....a perfectly fine family film.
I say "fine" because we haven't really spoken about it since we left...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 3:10 PM
Invitations were sent to 271 individuals to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on Thursday. They gain entry to the academy by earning an Oscar nomination, by getting two members to pen recommendations or by receiving an endorsement...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 8:00 AM
A year ago Kevin Hart surprised many film observers when his stand-up movie "Let Me Explain" seemed to come out of nowhere and hold its own against "Despicable Me 2" and "The Lone Ranger" over the Fourth of July weekend. (It ultimately finished its...
| May 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Hollywood's studios have some good news as the summer movie season kicks into high gear: Business is up.
The movie industry is on track to beat last year's box-office record. The Memorial Day weekend's blockbuster opening of "X-Men: Days of Future Past"...
| Feb 20, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Pharrell Williams looked wiped out.
Late on a recent evening, the singer-rapper-producer was shuttling between two studios at a Melrose Avenue recording complex. In one he was working on music for this spring's "The Amazing Spider-Man 2," which he's...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:28 PM
Rapper Rick Ross may have the top-selling album in the U.S., but the past week was a good one to be associated with an animated film.
In the days following the March 2 telecast of the Academy Awards, songs from Disney's "Frozen" and Universal Pictures'...
| Feb 13, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Animated films may dazzle with feats of artistic achievement, but it takes the voices of actors working in relative solitude in a sound booth to give the characters and the stories real depth. The process can take years of sporadic recording, and the...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 5:30 AM
Oscar's animated feature race is a clash of the major Hollywood studios this year, with Disney, Fox/DreamWorks and Universal/Illumination all contending. But one movie in the mix -- a French-Belgian production about the unlikely friendship between a mouse...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 12:30 PM
All you need to do to measure the success of European animators is look at this year's Oscar race: "Despicable Me 2," co-directed by French toonsmith Pierre Coffin; and "Ernest & Celestine," a France-Luxembourg-Belgium co-production, are nominated for...