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  • Twelve directors and the movies that made them

    Twelve directors and the movies that made them
    Directorial acclaim never comes easy. When it hits, though, the results can be significant not only for the helmer but for cinema itself. We take a look back at the films that propelled some of today’s most celebrated directors to prominence....
  • Where Films Shoot, Tourist Dollars Follow

    Can terrorism promote tourism? If the terrorism is on TV, the answer is yes. The revived Fox series "24: Live Another Day" is shooting all 12 of its episodes in London through June, and although the Kiefer Sutherland starrer portrays the British...
  • CinemaCon: Warner Bros. Intros 'Godzilla,' 'Jersey Boys,' Final 'Hobbit' in Mega-Presentation

    Less is rarely more in the major business. Warner Bros. rounded out the CinemaCon studio presentations with a lengthy bang, corralling filmmakers and stars to introduce the studio's 2014 slate for summer and beyond. Highlights included an exclusive...
  • Neil Finn strives for new sensations in 'Dizzy Heights'

     Neil Finn strives for new sensations in 'Dizzy Heights'
    A lyric from the title track from New Zealand rocker Neil Finn's new solo album, "Dizzy Heights," crystallizes much of what the erstwhile member of Crowded House, Split Enz and the Finn Brothers is up to on his latest work. "Help me make up a new sound,...
  • Director Peter Jackson's jet joins search for Malaysia Airlines plane

    Director Peter Jackson's jet joins search for Malaysia Airlines plane
    BEIJING -- Peter Jackson, the director of the “Lord of the Rings” and “The Hobbit” film series, has lent his personal Gulfstream jet to the team searching for missing Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, Radio New Zealand reported....
  • A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'

     A twisted family reunion in 'August: Osage County'
    August: Osage County Starz/Anchor Bay, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 Available on VOD beginning April 8 Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...
  • Universal Makes 'Unprecedented' Investment in Hollywood Theme Park

    After adding a few new attractions over the last several years, including Michael Bay's "Transformers" ride and Peter Jackson's update of King Kong, Universal is making what it calls an "unprecedented" investment in transforming its Hollywood theme park,...
  • Holiday-season movie releases

    WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6 A Case of You A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
  • Disney releases full-length trailer for 'Maleficent'

    Disney releases full-length trailer for 'Maleficent'
    For Disney fans watching the Grammy Awards on Sunday, they got an extra treat as the first full-length trailer for Walt Disney Pictures' "Maleficent" premiered during the telecast. The movie starring Angelina Jolie in the titular role of the evil...
  • Reel China: 'Smaug' smokes box office; Oscar films in short supply

    BEIJING -- Smog seems to have helped Smaug at the Chinese box office this last weekend. "The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," raked in about $33.7 million from Friday to Sunday, consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday, putting it in first place....
  • James Cameron Making Next 3 'Avatar' Movies in New Zealand

    James Cameron will make his next three "Avatar" films for 20th Century Fox in New Zealand. Cameron said he expects the films to be released on the previously announced dates of December, 2016, December, 2017, and December, 2018. The filmmaker made the...