| Nov 21, 2013
| 2:10 PM
What's the best way to film a five-story drop? That was one of the questions faced by director Peter Berg — twice — while making "Lone Survivor," a war drama based on former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's nonfiction account of a mission gone...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:03 AM
Jack Nicholson called them "Dernsies." At least, he did when referring to Bruce Dern, the "Nebraska" star who appeared in the 1971 film "Drive, He Said," which Nicholson directed. So what are "Dernsies"?
"It's not something I set out to do and not...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 1:13 PM
"Lone Survivor" writer-director Peter Berg is a man who values accuracy. In adapting former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell's nonfiction account of a disastrous military mission in Afghanistan, Berg enlisted a group of the elite force as technical advisors...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 5:28 PM
Aaron Guzikowski's script for "Prisoners" appeared on the Black List of the best unproduced screenplays of the year in 2009, but it took four years to bring the 2 1/2-hour kidnapping thriller to the screen. At various points, actors Mark Wahlberg,...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
A populist confection with ambitions to high art. A hodgepodge whose messiness has generated both raves and criticism. A colorful throwback that is also surprisingly modern and relevant. David O. Russell's "American Hustle" is a series of entertaining...
| Jul 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Albuquerque may not be L.A., but New Mexico's largest city is home to "Breaking Bad," the AMC series that is both shot and set here. It returns to the small screen Aug. 11. Plus Albuquerque Studios, where parts of "The Lone Ranger" were filmed recently...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 3:40 PM
Mark Wahlberg once produced a show for a top-tier cable network that was inspired by his own experiences in Hollywood.
Now another top-tier cable network will tip its hat to Wahlberg and his experiences in Hollywood--just as he promotes a movie based on...
| Aug 31, 2013
| 12:31 PM
It's been a long road to the big screen for Aaron Guzikowski's script "Prisoners," which landed on the "Black List" of the best unproduced screenplays of the year, back in 2009.
After seeing a slew of leading men (such as Mark Wahlberg and Leonardo...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:00 AM
When Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg submitted "This Is the End" to the ratings board of the Motion Picture Assn. of America, the co-directors didn't just expect their raunchy Judgment Day comedy to be slapped with an NC-17 rating — they secretly...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 10:33 AM
SHANGHAI— When you’re competing for a role in a Hollywood blockbuster against 70,000 other people, the gloves have to come off. Or in Ludi Lin’s case, on.
Given the chance for some major media exposure at the Shanghai International...
| Jun 22, 2013
| 9:00 AM
In watching Marc Forster's new action drama "World War Z," it's hard not to be struck by how well Brad Pitt is aging.
Yes, there's the slightest of silver highlighting his long locks, and the added distinction those little lines are etching on his face,...