| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:51 AM
After suffering a couple of box-office disappointments, Tom Cruise posted his first No. 1 film opening in years at the multiplex this weekend.
The 50-year-old's science fiction flick "Oblivion" was the only new movie to hit theaters this weekend and...
| Apr 25, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Big-budget science-fiction movies are often vehicles for selling toys to kids and merchandise to adult fans. But there was a time when these films offered compelling visions of a strange future far beyond conventional thinking. "Forbidden Planet" in 1956,...
| Apr 27, 2013
| 6:15 AM
Moviegoers and movie critics have come away from "Oblivion" raving about the vavoom vehicles in the box-office hit starring Tom Cruise -- especially lead character Jack's futuristic folding motocross bike.
Known on the set as "Jack's moto bike," the...
| Apr 30, 2013
In the new sci-fi movie "Oblivion," Earth's most precious resource is Tom Cruise. But running a close second (spoiler alert) is water. Aliens want it. All of it.
This is old hat, science fiction-wise. In "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells had...
| May 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In early April, while making the promotional rounds for "Oblivion," Morgan Freeman made an appearance on the “Ask Me Anything” section of the popular social news and entertainment website Reddit.
For those unfamiliar with “Ask Me...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Given all the different platforms that movies are available on, one might think their value as a form of programming for a cable network would be on the decline.
Not so for News Corp.'s FX, which has the rights to many of the top theatrical releases...
| May 9, 2013
| 4:00 PM
An indie movie about the making of an indie movie, "He's Way More Famous Than You" is the jittery spawn of "Living in Oblivion" and "Curb Your Enthusiasm." Halley Feiffer, playing a washed-up-before-her-time actress (named Halley Feiffer) who's...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The infection caused by "World War Z" has spread from the box office to home entertainment.
The apocalyptic zombie film starring Brad Pitt is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, and it's also the No. 1 rental.
| Oct 7, 2013
| 1:55 PM
The year's biggest hit movie has landed in the home entertainment market.
"Iron Man 3," the Marvel superhero movie starring Robert Downey Jr. in the titular role, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release.
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A new Stone Age children's comedy and a Disney classic have debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart.
"The Croods," the DreamWorks computer-animated movie about a prehistoric family, was the top-selling title in its first week in release...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 8:01 AM
In a year when A-listers Will Smith, Matt Damon and Tom Cruise tried to rocket to the stars in big-budget science fiction movies, the actor who has achieved the most powerful liftoff is Sandra Bullock. Her film, “Gravity,” has been in...