| May 22, 2012
We've never met, but I'm a big fan of yours.
In fact, you made me the man that I am today. Confident and resilient, I may not have all my issues in order, but I eat adversity for breakfast. I'm a good guy to have on your side, even if...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:51 PM
EMERYVILLE, Calif. — It takes a fearless sort of man to wear a skirt to the office — even when the office is a den of art school grads, the boss is an avuncular guy with a Hawaiian shirt fetish and the skirt is a stylish plaid number...
| Oct 30, 2012
| 1:00 PM
Deposed Walt Disney Studios Chairman and former Disney Channels Worldwide President Rich Ross has been named chief executive of Shine America, a production company owned by News Corp.
Ross, who was a fast-rising television executive heading Disney...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:02 AM
"John Carter's" journey into Redbox kiosks may be as complicated as a flight to Mars.
Walt Disney Studios has decided to not sell its DVDs to any rental outlets, including Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, until 28 days after they go on sale.
| Jul 5, 2012
| 12:40 PM
"The Amazing Spider-Man"continues to weave an enticing web at the box office as the superhero has ensnared $59.2 million after two days in theaters.
Sony Pictures is anticipating that its 3-D movie will have taken in around $130 million by Sunday, on the...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 8:40 AM
This week's leading literary adaptation is "John Carter," a movie crafted from a sci-fi tale by Edgar Rice Burroughs, the author who also brought us Tarzan.
Chicago-born Burroughs (1875-1950) scraped by in various careers until 1910, when he began...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 4:39 PM
When the Disney folks decided to drop the last two words from the title “John Carter of Mars,” they were left with the blandest, least informative name of any big-budget film in living memory. Sure, “Shrek” and “Forrest Gump&...
| Mar 12, 2012
| 11:19 AM
By now, the arguments seeking to explain Disney's "John Carter" debacle have flown so fast they've almost contradicted themselves.
The Taylor Kitsch-starring science-fiction epic, which grossed just $30.6 million this weekend on a budget of more than...
| Mar 15, 2012
| 9:24 PM
Disney managers invested $250 million to make"John Carter,"the next blockbuster of fantasy adventure films.
They borrowed major elements from other hit movies. They spent serious money to illustrate the exploits on screen with riveting special effects....
| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:26 PM
Walt Disney Co. said it expects to incur a loss of about $200 million on its big-budget sci-fi film, "John Carter," based on box-office results.
The film's theatrical performance -- which brought in $184 million in global box-office sales, well shy of...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in.
Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...