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  • From 'Maleficent' to 'Game of Thrones,' a magical time for adults

    At the moment, "Maleficent" and its evil queen are burning up the big screen, and over on HBO, "Game of Thrones" and its Mother of Dragons are on fire too. Sequels to 2012's "Snow White and the Huntsman" and 2010's "Alice in Wonderland" are due in...
  • From 'Harry Potter' to 'Hunger Games,' How Franchise Fever is Invading Theme Parks

    Lionsgate investors who presumed there was no more value to wring out of "The Hunger Games" beyond its final installment next year got a nice surprise last week. CEO Jon Feltheimer announced a new way to capitalize on the mega-franchise: A touring...
  • Shaggy, Merry and more: Casey Kasem's greatest cartoon voices

    Casey Kasem's voice will forever be linked to "American Top 40," but his cartoon voice acting on TV was nearly as iconic. For four decades, Kasem voiced a character who was already a superstar (Batman's sidekick, Robin) and helped make one of his own,...
  • 'Gravity,' 'The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug' Lead Saturn Awards Noms

    Alfonso Cuaron's "Gravity" and Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" each received eight nominations as the Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films announced the nominations for the 40th Annual Saturn Awards. "The Hunger Games:...
  • Memo to Universal's Donna Langley: Avoid Sympathetic Characters

    MEMO: TO DONNA LANGLEY In keeping with this column's tradition of dispensing advice to people who haven't asked for it, I am offering herewith some ideas for you to ponder as you embark on your expanded responsibilities at Universal. Think of them as a...
  • Legend3D to Open Production Hub in Hollywood

    3D conversion company Legend3D has started construction on a new production hub in Hollywood. Legend3d hopes the L.A. hub, scheduled to open in March, will be a "one-stop shop" for finishing movies. The new facility, at 1017 Cole Avenue, will include a...
  • Visual Effects: All for One, or One for All?

    The five Oscar nominees for 2013 display a consistent level of polish that vfx pros could only dream about just a few years ago. Yet they represent radically different ideas about how to get a big vfx picture done. Some are throwbacks to the era when a...
  • 'The Hobbit's' Joe Letteri is in a world of his own visual effects

     'The Hobbit's' Joe Letteri is in a world of his own visual effects
    Early in his career, senior visual effects supervisor Joe Letteri blew up a planet for 1991's "Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country." The four-time Oscar winner has since made up for that wanton destruction by creating worlds as well, most recently...
  • 'X-Men: Days of Future Past' ups the ante on super-sequels

    As Hollywood studios continue to mine existing properties and milk their blockbuster franchises, moviegoers have grown accustomed to a seemingly endless parade of sequels, prequels and reboots. Now the superhero epic "X-Men: Days of Future Past,"...
  • Metropolitan FilmExport at 25: Hadida Brothers Build France Distributor Into Major Indie Player

    Metropolitan Filmexport, France's independent distribution leader owned by brothers Samuel and Victor Hadida, has not just survived; it has steadfastly thrived for the past 35 years. Thanks to the Hadida brothers' deep-rooted ties to Hollywood's power...
  • Cate Blanchett Infuses 'Blue Jasmine' with Literary Complexity

    The parallels between Tennessee Williams' Blanche DuBois and Woody Allen's title character in "Blue Jasmine" have been well-documented. But the complexity of Cate Blanchett's performance puts Jasmine in a class of literary predecessors that includes Jay...