| 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,...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Andy Buckley ("The Office") has joined the cast the cast of Universal's "Jurassic World" opposite Bryce Dallas Howard, Chris Pratt, Vincent D'Onofrio and Irrfan Khan.
Colin Trevorrow directs the epic action-adventure from a screenplay he wrote with Derek...
| 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...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 5:21 AM
Velociraptors may be long extinct, but the crate that held the prehistoric killers in "Jurassic Park" is up for sale.
Theme Park Connection, an Orlando-based company that resells Disney souvenirs and movie props, listed the original crate from the...
| Dec 16, 2013
| 5:05 AM
In Georgia, in this land of cotton, Civil War battlefields, and big mess of traffic in Atlanta, it's hard to imagine that dinosaurs once roamed these hills of red clay millions of years ago.
But roam, they did, something I didn't really learn until I...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The new 3-D nature tale "Walking With Dinosaurs" is nothing like its predecessors.
I don't mean the creatures of the Jurassic Period, which came before the Cretaceous Period that is the movie's staging ground.
Not the "Jurassic Park" period either,...
| Apr 5, 2014
| 1:00 PM
Their yellow, begoggled faces have covered billboards, blanketed toy store shelves, appeared in music videos and mobile games. So it's only logical that family cinema's ubiquitous, gibberish-speaking stars, the minions of "Despicable Me," now have their...
| Mar 16, 2014
| 12:45 PM
After a hoax report that Wayne Knight had died in a traffic accident near the New York–Pennsylvania border, the actor who played Newman on "Seinfeld" and a treacherous techie in "Jurassic Park" took humorously to his Twitter account to dispel the...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 6:30 AM
From its earliest days, cinema has borrowed heavily from the world of magic. Illusion, after all, is part of the moviegoing experience — the phrase "the magic of movies" is both literally and figuratively true.
This week the Academy of Motion...
| Jun 10, 2013
My annual summer roundup of all this free comes out next Sunday but I'm posting the stuff that is geared towards families in a sneak preview of the categories this week. You can watch a summer's worth of second-run movies for free on big screens at...
| Jul 31, 2013
Newman, Dennis Nedry, the chicken-suit guy from Toy Story 2, the sweaty cop who saw up Sharon Stone's skirt in Basic Instinct … Wayne Knight has brought them all to life, carving out a particular niche for himself with characters that are off-...