| Sep 29, 2014
| 12:15 PM
As Christopher Nolan's "Interstellar" prepares to launch on Nov. 7, the marketing campaign for the space drama is ramping up with a series of intriguing TV spots released over the weekend. The clips feature tantalizing new footage, particularly of Matthew...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 6:35 AM
The South African novelist Lauren Beukes has one twisted imagination. Best known in America for "The Shining Girls," her 2013 novel about a time-traveling serial killer in Chicago, Beukes is now following it up with "Broken Monsters," which begins with...
| Sep 12, 2014
Fall is a festive season, if the weather cooperates and the art direction is right. It's festive in other ways, too, unrelated to falling leaves and russet tones.
Autumn can mean movies of serious value — awards value, end-of-year "best" list...
| Apr 16, 2014
"Transcendence" is a most curious name for a movie that never shakes free from those hoary old cliches about the evils of technology and the danger by which man plays at becoming a god. The man in question here is Johnny Depp, whose listless lead...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 4:45 PM
Though its plot and premise are pure science fiction, "Transcendence" goes pleasingly against the genre grain.
A story of the possible perils and pleasures of artificial intelligence that stars Johnny Depp, "Transcendence's" ideas are at least as...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Despite the star power of Johnny Depp, "Transcendence" will likely play fourth fiddle in the box office this Easter weekend.
The race looks to be a repeat of last weekend's sequel showdown between Disney-Marvel's "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" and...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:20 PM
BEIJING — As one of the most bankable stars on the planet, Johnny Depp has the luxury of keeping his PR obligations brief.
But he was jumping through press hoops this week as he made his first trip to China to sell moviegoers on his new sci-fi...
| Mar 15, 2014
| 5:00 AM
If Leonardo DiCaprio needs to take a breather after his hard-fought Oscar battle, he can retreat to the Palm Springs estate he recently bought for $5.23 million.
Set on 1.3 acres in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, the renovated 1963 estate designed...
| May 16, 2014
| 1:41 PM
Christopher Nolan fans, prepare for liftoff. A new trailer for "Interstellar" has been released, offering a glimpse of the "Dark Knight" director's spacefaring sci-fi movie starring Matthew McConaughey.
The trailer, which you can watch above, features...
| May 19, 2014
| 6:30 PM
"Edge of Tomorrow" might be one of Tom Cruise's better films in recent memory but will audiences show up to see it? Warner Bros., the film's distributor, hopes so, despite the worrisome lack of buzz as the sci-fi movie nears its June 6 opening....