| Nov 16, 2014
'MOCKINJAY PART 1' OPENS
1 "The Hunger Games" begins its final chapter Friday. The games are gone for good, but something larger and more terrifying has taken their place: revolution. After the games, Katniss (Jennifer Lawrence) finds herself being...
| Nov 13, 2014
| 7:47 PM
Filmmaker Bennett Miller was attending a DVD signing at Manhattan's Tower Records about eight years ago when a stranger approached him with a manila envelope. The man, who turned out to be producer Tom Heller, handed the director a package filled with...
| Nov 18, 2014
| 10:00 PM
*** (out of four)
Even if Philip Seymour Hoffman hadn’t passed away in February, “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1” would thrive on his delicious supporting turn as Plutarch Heavensbee. (You should know by now that in this...
| Nov 19, 2014
| 6:58 PM
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" will enjoy the biggest opening of the year, but just how big a launch it receives is a matter of dispute.
Lionsgate, the studio behind the $1.6 billion-grossing franchise, is staking out a broad range, projecting...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 11:53 AM
Whenever Mike Nichols worked in the theater, it was inevitably an event, the focal point of the season — the show you simply had to get tickets to or be left in the conversational cold.
When he directed “Waiting for Godot” with Steve...
| Nov 22, 2014
| 11:44 PM
If it worked for “Harry Potter” and “Twilight,” it was inevitable that Hollywood would stretch the final installment of author Suzanne Collin’s wildly successful dystopian “Hunger Games” trilogy into two films....
| Oct 21, 2014
A new teaser for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1″ hints at the growing animosity between the men in […]...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Steve Coogan has signed on to star in the Showtime comedy pilot "Happyish." The half-hour pilot will be filmed in New York this December.
"Happyish" had originally been planned as a starring vehicle for Philip Seymour Hoffman, but was put on hold after...
| Oct 28, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"IN THE end, the awful truth is that Hollywood is us, which means that, though its addictions may be another form of entertainment for jaded Americans, they are really no different from our own.
"Take away Lindsay Lohan's beauty and notoriety, and she'...
| Oct 30, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1" is eyeing an opening of more than $130 million, according to initial tracking.
Those early projections come with a big caveat. Most of the film's pre-release advertising has yet to hit, which should drive...
| Oct 31, 2014
| 1:58 PM
Showy performances, big names and high hopes propel the film releases for November. As we head to the year's end, we need a few heroes at the multiplex. Remember: Opening dates are subject to change.
Release date: Nov. 5