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  • Disney Throws a Box Office Curve with 'Million Dollar Arm'

    From "The Avengers" to the upcoming "Star Wars" sequels, Walt Disney Studios has positioned itself as Hollywood's most formidable home run hitter. On Friday, when the studio trots out "Million Dollar Arm," it will see if it can still play small ball. The...
  • Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'

    Comedy director Adam McKay turning to drama with 'The Big Short'
    Marking a shift from comedy to drama, "Anchorman" co-writer Adam McKay will write and direct "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestseller about the financial crisis of the 2000s, Paramount Pictures announced Monday. Paramount is producing...
  • On screen, Philip Seymour Hoffman could be anyone

    On screen, Philip Seymour Hoffman could be anyone
    When an actor as extraordinarily gifted as Philip Seymour Hoffman dies as suddenly, as tragically as he did, the mind goes into a kind of shock. How could a person who could effortlessly be so many people suddenly not be here at all? It doesn't seem...
  • Sony Nearing Movie Deal on Michael Lewis' 'Flash Boys'

    Sony Pictures is nearing a movie rights deal on Michael Lewis' real-life financial drama "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt" with Scott Rudin and Eli Bush producing. "Flash Boys," published March 31 by W.W. Norton, focuses on high-frequency trading in the...
  • NFL acts as team player in 'Draft Day'

    NEW YORK — In its ascent up the mountain of American popular culture, the NFL has studiously protected its brand, turning down many Hollywood offers to collaborate and limiting the extent of the partnerships it has forged. So much for all that....
  • Film Review: 'Draft Day'

    After spending much of his career being likened to "High Noon" star Gary Cooper, Kevin Costner gets a countdown-clock movie to call his very own in "Draft Day." Although director Ivan Reitman's sports dramedy trades the streets of the Wild West for the...
  • Michael Lewis' Wall Street thriller 'Flash Boys' near movie deal

    Michael Lewis' Wall Street thriller 'Flash Boys' near movie deal
    Sony Pictures is close to a deal with bestselling author Michael Lewis to bring his latest book, a Wall Street drama and detective story, to the silver screen. “Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” recounts how a group of misfit stock...
  • REVIEW: 'Draft Day' ★★ 1/2

    REVIEW: 'Draft Day' ★&#9733 1/2
    "Draft Day" feels like a play, and I don't mean a football play. It feels like a play-play at its sporadic best, in the same way J.C. Chandor's 2011 "Margin Call" felt that way. Set mostly in a series of offices across 13 hours in a pressure-cooked day,...
  • Review: Kevin Costner inhabits his own league in 'Draft Day'

    For those who aren't aware that the NFL is America's secular religion, the awe-struck tone of the professional football-themed "Draft Day" starring Kevin Costner can't help but clue you in. Made with the league's complete cooperation, not to mention its...
  • Film Reviews: Opening This Week (April 7-11, 2014)

    Rio 2 (20th Century Fox) A rather misleading title is just one reason to be slightly suspicious of "Rio 2" an eye-popping, ear-tickling animated sequel that labors to fold a cheeky family sitcom, an earnest environmental primer, an exotic jungle tour, a...
  • Super Bowl ads: Watch 'Noah' get flooded, 'Draft Day' wheel and deal

    Viewers tune into the Super Bowl for two things: spectacle and football. Two new TV spots to air during the big game will check those boxes while teasing upcoming movies: Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic "Noah" and Ivan Reitman's inside-the-NFL drama...