| May 1, 2013
| 9:27 AM
Paramount Pictures turned in another disappointing performance, contributing to an 18% drop in quarterly earnings for parent company Viacom Inc., the media conglomerate reported Wednesday.
The Melrose Avenue movie studio suffered from the DVD blues...
| May 13, 2013
| 7:14 AM
Calling its 2013-14 schedule Fox’s “biggest investment in original programming in our history,” Entertainment Chairman Kevin Reilly on Monday presented the network’s plans to launch original shows over all 12 months of the year....
| May 13, 2013
| 5:34 PM
And so, with Hollywood having pillaged every other conceivable milieu for intellectual content – toys (“Transformers,” “G.I. Joe: Retaliation,” “Bratz: The Movie”), video games (“Mortal Kombat,”...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 1:08 PM
Paramount Pictures is laying off 110 workers at its Los Angeles and international offices as the company streamlines its business operations.
In a memo to employees, Paramount's chief operating officer, Frederick Huntsberry, said the staff cuts would...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 10:08 AM
BEIJING -- Strong showings by domestic films drove China's box office in the first half of 2013 to $1.79 billion, up 36% year on year, official statistics released Wednesday showed.
Domestic films accounted for 62% of ticket sales, the State...
| Dec 27, 2013
| 2:35 PM
If Justin Bieber is retiring, as he tweeted rather dubiously on Christmas Eve, does that make "Justin Bieber's Believe" his version of "The Last Waltz"?
The teen-pop superstar (and his handlers) probably wouldn't reject the idea.
A brisk 90 minutes of...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 6:53 PM
Found-footage movies have had a mixed record lately, with the horror genre particularly taking its lumps.
Can a movie with that conceit and a time-travel premise break the streak?
We were all set to find out in a few weeks, on Feb. 28, exactly, with...
| Apr 24, 2013
Freedom grad Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson is reportedly resting at home after undergoing emergency surgery Monday for three hernial tears he suffered while wrestling John Cena during WrestleMania 29 at New Jersey’s Met Life Stadium earlier this month....
| Aug 7, 2012
Good news: We won’t have to see Baz Luhrmann’s take on “The Great Gatsby” without the kind of elaborate 3-D effects and pop music soundtrack F. Scott Fitzgerald surely would have wanted.
Sure, Luhrmann’s (“Moulin...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:15 PM
"The Croods" could club its way to box-office success this weekend, as the animated caveman movie looks certain to end up No. 1.
The 3-D DreamWorks Animation film is likely to open with a solid $40 million, according to those who have seen pre-release...
| Mar 27, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
At least once as kids, we all gave an action figure's head the ol' 360-degree spin. Watching the confusing 3-D sequel "G.I. Joe: Retaliation," you know how that toy felt.
I get that a bad guy posing as the president (Jonathan...