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  • NBCUniversal TV executive Jeff Shell to head Universal film group

    NBCUniversal TV executive Jeff Shell to head Universal film group
    NBCUniversal is shaking up the ranks of its movie studio, with longtime head Ron Meyer transitioning into a corporate advisory role. In a surprise move, Jeff Shell, a longtime Comcast Corp. television executive who spent the last two years in London,...
  • Shake-up at NBCUniversal reflects foreign focus

     Shake-up at NBCUniversal reflects foreign focus
    In a dramatic shake-up that took Hollywood by surprise, NBCUniversal has shuffled its executive ranks by forcing out film Chairman Adam Fogelson and shifting Universal Studios President Ron Meyer — the industry's longest-serving studio chief —...
  • Jeff Shell's promotion to run Universal Pictures surprises Hollywood

     Jeff Shell's promotion to run Universal Pictures surprises Hollywood
    As a teenager Jeff Shell was determined to earn a spot on the elite basketball team at West Los Angeles' University High School. Despite being considered a long shot, he spent hours in his backyard practicing his jump shot and working on his moves until...
  • '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...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' heads off 'The Lone Ranger' at the box office

    The mischievous minions of "Despicable Me 2" seem to be overwhelming "The Lone Ranger" at the box office on this long holiday weekend. The 3-D animated feature opened to an estimated $34.3 million, the biggest-ever Wednesday opening for distributor...
  • 'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks

    'The Way, Way Back' and five other films set at amusement parks
    In "The Way, Way Back," which arrives in theaters Friday, much of the action unfolds at the Water Wizz Water Park, where 14-year-old Duncan (Liam James) finds escape from the pains of seeing his mom (Toni Collette) being wooed by a car salesman (Steve...
  • 'The Lone Ranger' is an expensive gamble for Walt Disney Studios

    In Walt Disney Studios' remake of "The Lone Ranger," the masked lawman and his loopy sidekick, Tonto, stop a runaway train, are beaten by bad guys and besieged by scorpions, and blow up a massive bridge with dynamite — all while trying to avenge the...
  • 'Despicable Me 2' heads off Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' at the box office

    'Despicable Me 2' heads off Disney's 'The Lone Ranger' at the box office
    The mischievous minions of "Despicable Me 2" seem to be overwhelming "The Lone Ranger" at the box office on this long holiday weekend. The 3-D animated feature opened to an estimated $34.3 million, the biggest-ever Wednesday opening for distributor...
  • 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...