| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:08 PM
LAS VEGAS -- The cavalcade of A-list stars continued to descend upon Caesars Palace here Wednesday, as Johnny Depp turned up to wow movie theater owners at CinemaCon, days after Brad Pitt put in a surprise appearance.
Depp's arrival to tout Disney's...
| Apr 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The head of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners may want Hollywood to make fewer R-rated movies, but the exhibitors at CinemaCon this week seem to be eager for more.
During nearly every studio presentation here this week, the movies...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Only hours after a new trailer for "Lone Ranger" debuted online last week, the blogosphere flew into a tizzy questioning whether Johnny Depp's portrayal of Tonto is racist.
In the upcoming western, Depp's Tonto -- the sidekick to a masked Texas ranger...
| 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...
| May 8, 2013
| 10:00 AM
A trio of splashy, late entries to the Los Angeles Film Festival were announced Wednesday: the mega-budget summer movies “Man of Steel” and “Monsters University,” as well as an in-person discussion with indie auteur Spike Jonze...
| May 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
The studio behind the animated fantasies "Bambi," "Dumbo" and '"The Lion King" has a new kind of hero tale on the way — a Marvel Comics one. Walt Disney Animation Studios on Thursday announced plans to release "Big Hero 6," an action-comedy inspired...
| May 19, 2013
| 10:04 PM
You've got one more day to take advantage of Disney Publishing's Mid-May Madness Sale on storybook apps. Through Tuesday, various interactive storybook apps will sell for $4.99 each.
Wreck-It-Ralph Storybook Deluxe. Follow Ralph's quest,...
| May 20, 2013
| 6:11 AM
Big events are on the horizon at Orlando-area theme parks and attractions.
+The grand opening of SeaWorld Orlando's Antarctica -- Empire of the Penguin is set for Friday morning. The area, considered the largest expansion in the theme park's history,...
| May 29, 2013
| 10:08 AM
The international box office for "Epic" is anything but so far.
The animated movie from 20th Century Fox's Blue Sky Productions unit -- which focuses on a transformed teenager who befriends a group of misfits and fights rot-causing creatures -- has...
| May 27, 2013
| 9:29 AM
"Fast & Furious 6" blew past the finish line at the box office this Memorial Day weekend, leaving "The Hangover Part III" to face a sobering reality.
The sixth entry in the action-packed "Fast" franchise took in a robust $120 million from Thursday...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 2:00 PM
In 2010, after the animation studio Illumination Entertainment's first film, "Despicable Me," became a surprise hit, its makers faced a quandary.
"Despicable Me" derived much of its appeal from the character of a curmudgeonly supervillain named...