| Dec 20, 2014
| 7:48 PM
Fallout from the crippling cyberattack on Sony Pictures Entertainment has called into question exactly what the future holds for one of Hollywood's biggest names.
A paralyzed computer system has hampered the studio's ability to make deals, promote...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 5:30 AM
There is a long-running misconception that members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences love only underdog biopics, literary adaptations and anything in which Meryl Streep speaks with an accent. But if you look at the list of the 500-plus...
| Jul 20, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Durban festivalgoers are eagerly awaiting the premiere of documentary "A Snake Gives Birth to a Snake" on July 20, as it brings with it a host of politicians, writers and activists.
Doc promises to be an unusual telling of the TRC (Truth and...
| 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 27, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Big-budget summer movies these days tend to fall into two categories. There's the slate-wiping reboot that deletes all that came before ("Godzilla" and its ilk) and the keep-the-mojo-going sequel that hopes to build (and build and build) on existing...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 7:42 PM
"A Million Ways to Die in the West" is a mixed bag of rapid-fire jokes that obliterate the boundaries of good taste at every level. Seth MacFarlane drops his high-explosive comedy bombs on all the platitudes of life on the Old West frontier. Along the...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Warner Bros., $28.98; Blu-ray, $35.99
Available on VOD beginning Dec. 17
Part mystery-thriller, part brooding meditation on how evil spreads, Denis Villeneuve's film is a gorgeously shot, masterfully acted piece of pulp that takes itself a...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 12:10 PM
In a bid to spur digital movie purchases, Sony Pictures has struck a deal with Wal-Mart's Vudu video streaming service to add video sharing and other features to new releases including "This Is the End" and "After Earth" as well as forthcoming titles such...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 7:34 AM
After the coffee. Before saying goodbye to July.
The Skinny: You know you need a vacation when you wake up and don't know what day it is. I did get a chance to get to Dodger Stadium last night, but unfortunately the Yankees lost. Wednesday's...
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:30 PM
"Europa Report" is a Grade A version of a B picture, a streamlined science fiction story that smartly tells a familiar tale without breaking the bank.
Though modern moviemaking often mandates that science fiction be synonymous with multimillion-dollar...
| Aug 9, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Writer-director Neill Blomkamp's unheralded feature debut, "District 9," arrived like a bolt of lightning in 2009. With its propulsive energy and pointed aliens-as-apartheid allegory, the film racked up stellar reviews, a $115-million box office take...