| Jul 11, 2013
***1/2 (out of four)
Forget “Avatar,” a movie with supposedly mind-blowing visuals that looked cool for a while but, because James Cameron offered nothing else, I eventually thought, “This is pretty. And pretty bad.”
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The animated film "Despicable Me 2" has been denied a release in China, a spokesperson for distributor Universal Pictures has confirmed.
The 3-D movie, a sequel to the 2010 hit, has grossed $584 million worldwide. And it has been a huge success...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:20 AM
"The Lone Ranger" actor Johnny Depp, who stars in one of the summer's biggest bombs, thinks critics are partly to blame for the film's failure. "2 Guns" actor Mark Wahlberg, who stars in one of the season's modest hits, has his own journalism-centric...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 1:41 PM
"Jurassic Park 3D" had a strong opening day in China on Tuesday, earning $6.3 million on 2,500 screens to debut at No. 1.
That gives the Universal movie, a 3-D conversion of Steven Spielberg's 20-year-old science-fiction adventure, the fourth highest...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 3:39 PM
It's a big weekend for composer John Williams. Not only is he conducting his annual concert at the Hollywood Bowl -- "John Williams: Maestro of the Movies," Friday and Saturday evenings with special guest narrator Julie Andrews -- the Hollywood Museum...
| Sep 11, 2013
| 9:26 AM
The fourth installment of the "Jurassic Park" series is back on the schedule with Universal Pictures announcing Tuesday evening that "Jurassic World" in 3-D will bow on June 12, 2015.
Steven Spielberg, who directed the first two films in the series,...
| Jun 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Strenuous spoiler avoidance has been maintained in most stories about "The Signal" since its premiere to ecstatic praise at the Sundance Film Festival in January. Even descriptions of the movie's genre and tone are less than straightforward.
| May 15, 2014
| 1:13 PM
A 355-foot-tall lizard is poised to crush box-office rivals this weekend as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" arrives in theaters.
The $160-million film could gross around $70 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada through...
| Feb 5, 2014
| 10:56 AM
An Ebay auction 65 million years in the making ended earlier today when a raptor crate used in 'Jurassic Park' sold for more than $100,000.
A collector in Switzerland had the highest bid on the movie prop from the 1993 Steven Spielberg blockbuster,...
| Feb 8, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Southland Lumber & Supply Co., one of the leading suppliers of lumber to the entertainment industry, is shutting down next week after nearly seven decades in business — another casualty of runaway production.
The closing of the Inglewood company,...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 9:53 AM
"Mrs. Doubtfire" is getting a sequel: After more than 20 years, Robin Williams will be dusting off the floral-print dress, silvery wig and latex mask.
Fox 2000 is developing a follow-up to the 1993 comedy hit, with Williams and director Chris Columbus...