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  • Peter Bart, Michael Fleming Double Take: Film Flops Negate Star Power, Franchise Potential

    The pay is great. You get invited to all the hot parties. Celebrities covet your company (or your Rolodex). Representing A-list movie stars is obviously a great gig -- until you look at the summer box office results. Stars like Will Smith, Johnny Depp,...
  • Digital Domain Gets Yet Another New Owner; CEO Steps Down

    Updated 12:01 a.m. PDT: Digital Domain 3.0, the post-bankruptcy incarnation of the Venice, Calif.-based visual effects company founded by James Cameron, Stan Winston and Scott Ross, has yet another new owner. Sun Innovation, a publicly traded Hong Kong...
  • Hollywood Studios Denied Payments from China

    Sony just got the green light for "Smurfs 2" to play in China, but there's one big problem facing the studio: China hasn't paid Hollywood in months. Sony is up against an issue that has plagued the studios since at least January: The Chinese government...
  • 'Jack Reacher's' Chris McQuarrie to Direct Next 'Mission: Impossible'

    After months of speculation, "Jack Reacher" helmer Chris McQuarrie has officially committed to the next installment of Paramount and Skydance's "Mission: Impossible" franchise. McQuarrie made the announcement on Twitter with the simple message "Mission...
  • 'Pacific Rim' can't beat 'The Heat' in DVD/Blu-ray sales

    Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy are arresting plenty of DVD and Blu-ray buyers. Their buddy cop comedy "The Heat" is the top title on Rentrak's DVD sales chart for its first week in release, thwarting Guillermo Del Toro's science fiction smash-em-up...
  • 'Elysium' review: Heavy metal

    'Elysium' review: Heavy metal
    **1/2 (out of four) At the end of a memorable “Simpsons” episode about ordinary people being overseen by a powerful organization, Cardinals slugger Mark McGwire asks, “Do you want to know the terrifying truth, or do you want to see me...
  • On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 5-11

     
    On Demand DVD New Releases Aug. 5-11: A busy week for big-name stars, including Matthew McConaughey and Reese Witherspoon (Mud), Tom Cruise and Morgan Freeman (Oblivion), Kristen Stewart and Garret Hedlund (On the Road), Bradley Cooper , Ryan Gosling...
  • VOD Spotlight: Building a Bubbleship for “Oblivion”

     
    In 2005, five years before Joseph Kosinski directed his first feature, TRON: Legacy, he wrote a 12-page story titled Oblivion. In his sci-fi adventure set in 2077 — six decades after an alien invasion irradiates Earth — readers follow the...
  • BOX OFFICE: 'Elysium' Opens to $1.6 Million Thursday Night

    While it's hardly a smash hit, Sony's second original sci-fi tentpole of the summer is at least faring better than their first one. "Elysium," starring Matt Damon, earned a modest $1.6 million in Thursday night screenings, beginning at 10 p.m. That's...
  • ASCAP Workshop Hits Emotional High Notes

    Scoring sessions at Fox's Newman Scoring Stage are always harried affairs, full of barely controlled chaos as anxious composers and orchestrators scramble to get every note committed to tape before their allotted time runs out. But for one day every year,...
  • Is 'Elysium' Socialist Agitprop or Smart Sci-Fi Filmmaking?

    (Spoiler alert: This piece reveals details about the ending of "Elysium.") In the days before "Elysium" opened last week, a handful of right-wing news outlets attacked the film for being "sci-fi socialism" (Newsmax) and "just the latest of several...