| Jan 10, 2013
| 2:21 PM
One hundred and one years ago, D.W. Griffith gave us "The Musketeers of Pig Alley," often credited as the first gangster film, and once sound came in, nothing hooked movie audiences during the early 1930s more reliably than Edward G. Robinson or James...
| Jan 10, 2013
| 4:30 PM
A federal appeals court has ruled in favor of Warner Bros. over control of the rights to the Superman character -- paving the way for the studio to continue making Superman movies after "Man of Steel" opens this summer.
In a ruling issued Thursday, the...
| Jan 12, 2013
| 11:52 AM
"Django Unchained" (R). A slave turned bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. With Jamie Foxx, Christoph Waltz and Leonardo DiCaprio. TownMall Cinemas (12:50, 4:20, 7:50 p.m.)
| Jan 12, 2013
| 1:14 PM
It's hard to resist Los Angeles-based films noir -- "Chinatown," "Kiss Me Deadly," "The Big Sleep" being only a few of the best -- but "Gangster Squad" is a bit more resistible than most. Director Ruben Fleischer and screenwriter Will Beall have morphed...
| Jan 16, 2013
| 10:22 PM
It should come as no surprise that every character in a movie with a title like this is either rotten to the core, or a liar, or a schemer, or the bearer of seriously damaging secrets. What is surprising is that these...
| Mar 28, 2013
Sometimes the predictable revolving door of lousy pop culture deserves the eye rolls it generates. Unless you totally loved the latest “Die Hard” sequel?
In many ways, though, the first three months of 2013’s entertainment offerings...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 8:06 AM
It has been a rough start to 2013 for a movie studio unaccustomed to taking one on the chin. And in this case, there has been more than one haymaker.
Warner Bros. has released five films in a row that have underperformed at the box office, including...
| Mar 22, 2013
| 1:15 PM
The empire of mobster Mickey Cohen (played by Sean Penn in top surly, snarling form) is targeted by an elite team of 1940s Los Angeles cops in this stylishly staged saga.
Josh Brolin and Ryan Gosling play the lawmen selected by the city's police chief...
| Jun 20, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Jeff Robinov isn't happy in his job, nor is Warner Bros. happy with him.
As expected, the parties will likely part company in coming weeks.
However, Robinov has not resigned his post as president of Warner Bros. Motion Picture Group, as reported by...
| Mar 17, 2013
| 9:09 AM
Warner Bros. may need to dial 911 after suffering its fifth consecutive box-office disappointment this year.
This weekend, the Warner comedy "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" lost out to the lower-profile "The Call," starring Halle Berry as an emergency...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. is developing a Rasputin movie for Leonardo DiCaprio at the actor's studio-based Appian Way banner along with Kevin McCormick's Langley Park Pictures.
Studio acquired a pitch from "American Sniper" writer Jason Hall, who will script the...