| Jan 4, 2015
| 2:30 PM
As the film business gears up to honor the best films of the year at the Academy Awards, the worst are getting recognized, too.
The shortlist for the Razzies, which names the worst films of the year, has been obtained by awards site Gold Derby, listing...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 9:00 AM
I don't know about you, but I like to plan. Forget those yearly planners. Those are for amateurs. Mine stretches out to the end of the decade. When my wife asks if I can do something about the ants swarming the kitchen, I open my book, flip through its...
| Dec 30, 2014
| 3:04 PM
The hubbub over hack-attacked Sony's release of "The Interview" was too big, too serious, too far-reaching to qualify for the Alewife Awards. Since 1996 these prizes, named after the stinky fish that used to wash up regularly on Chicago's beaches, have...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 2:35 PM
If "Dying of the Light" becomes veteran writer-director Paul Schrader's last film — the "Taxi Driver" screenwriter recently announced he's devoting his energies to Web series — there will always be an asterisk next to it. That's because this...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 11:55 AM
Peter Fonda suited up and slung his leg over the LiveWire, a prototype electric superbike from Harley-Davidson.
In seconds, he was gone, shouting as he left, "I love it! This is fantastic!"
Making his first pass, he threw a smile and a thumbs-up, then...
| Nov 28, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Ben Affleck has played virtually every style of loser lug on-screen, each lug better than the last.
Even when his character appears to be in charge, like his CIA agent in "Argo," you're not surprised that the Americans he's supposed to be saving in Iran...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 5:15 AM
As mankind's time on Earth comes to an end, astronauts travel through a wormhole in search of a new home for humanity. With Matthew McConaughey, Anne Hathaway, Jessica Chastain and Michael Caine. Written by Jonathan Nolan and...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's the rare Hasbro/Michael Bay production that may actually dissuade audiences from buying the product it's selling, but aside from that rather charming distinction, "Ouija" is fairly routine stuff. A tale of two teenage sisters, their very expendable...
| Nov 4, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Outcast," the Chinese-made Nicolas Cage-starring period action movie, is to get a near simultaneous release in the world's two biggest theatrical markets in early 2015 - some four months after its mainland China outing was thwarted.
The film, directed...
| Nov 5, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Miao Xiaotian, the new president of China Film Co-production Corporation, says that the country's doors are open to co-production films.
"We have received over 80 applications this year. So far 65% have been approved, with most of the others currently...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Jeff Robinov, the former Warner Bros. chief, said his new Studio 8 venture will be "a film-maker driven" company and one whose output complements that of Sony Pictures.
Robinov pulled back a tiny corner of his strategy at a dinner after Wednesday's U.S.-...