| 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...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Stay tuned for the latest updates from the 86th annual Academy Awards.
Full list of nominees:
"12 Years a Slave"
"Dallas Buyers Club"
"The Wolf of Wall Street"...
| 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 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...
| 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"...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 12:31 PM
Amid a sea of yellow at the "Despicable Me 2" premiere Saturday, voices of children could be heard yelling "Bee-do, bee-do, bee-do."
A notable line from the nonsense-speaking little yellow creatures that dominate the film, "Bee-do" was not the only...
| Mar 11, 2013
| 2:30 PM
TOLUCA LAKE, Calif. — Looking trim in a black windbreaker over a gray crew neck sweatshirt, Steve Carell walked into the diner near the Warner Bros. lot just like a regular guy.
OK, most actors/celebrities walk into diners like regular folk; it&...
| 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 ...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "47 Ronin," Keanu Reeves portrays the leader of a band of ronin — masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who must suffer the indignity of having no one to lead them in battle. Turns out that plot line provides an apt metaphor for the period 3-D...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record — barely.
After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and...