| May 7, 2013
| 2:17 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported a massive jump in net income for its fiscal second quarter, lifted by the performance of its media networks, movie studio and theme parks.
The Burbank company posted net income of $1.51 billion for the quarter that ended March...
| May 8, 2013
| 7:07 AM
After the coffee. Before the flight to a rainy New York City.
The Skinny: By the time most of you read this I'll be in the air on my way to the Big Apple for the broadcast upfronts and real pizza. I'm listening to "The Boxer" as I write this just to...
| May 10, 2013
| 8:22 PM
Zach Braff (Northwestern University, class of '97), the third most popular Zach in Hollywood (after Galifianakis and Efron), went back to his old school last week. He'd returned to teach an acting class, a one-time workshop. The day before, he tweeted:...
| May 10, 2013
| 12:16 PM
How did the magical land visited by Dorothy and her friends become what it was? Director Sam Raimi's expectedly highly visual, Disney-produced fantasy proposes an answer, with James Franco as a small-town magician whisked away to a fantastical locale that...
| Jun 24, 2013
| 12:07 PM
Disney’s “Oz the Great and Powerful,” starring James Franco and directed by Sam Raimi, took the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in the movie's first week in release, ahead of Paramount’s “Hansel & Gretel: Witch...
| Feb 14, 2013
| 1:33 PM
Michelle Williams comes from the world of low-budget independent film, so, she said, it took her a while to get her sea legs on the $200-million-plus production of "Oz: The Great and Powerful."
"That was a really hard transition for me to make," the...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 5:40 PM
Since their heart-wrenching appearance at Michael Jackson’s funeral in 2009, the King of Pop’s three children have largely remained out of the media glare.
Now, almost four years later, one of the music icon’s sons has decided to step...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 1:05 PM
It's not exactly the Yellow Brick Road, but a proverbial hop, skip and a jump up the Kennedy Expressway from the wizard of Oz's birthplace lies the origin of a new kind of Oz creation.
More than a century after L. Frank Baum penned "The Wonderful ...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
Francis Ford Coppola's latest venture comes as another late-career trip into indie filmmaking, though more accessible than his previous efforts "Youth Without Youth" and "Tetro." Val Kilmer plays an alcoholic...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 5:00 AM
In Walt Disney Studios' remake of "The Lone Ranger," the masked lawman and his loopy sidekick, Tonto, stop a runaway train, are beaten by bad guys and besieged by scorpions, and blow up a massive bridge with dynamite — all while trying to avenge the...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 12:42 PM
The Warner Bros. fantasy flick "Jack the Giant Slayer" scored the top spot on the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in the movie's first week in release, bumping Disney's "Oz the Great and Powerful" to No. 2. Paramount's "Hansel & Gretel: Witch Hunters" held...