| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — The entertainment world these days is filled with hyphenates: bubble-gum pop queens trying their hands at acting, film auteurs flocking to cable TV. At the Toronto International Film Festival this year, a different trend was on display, as...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In an overhaul of its Focus Features imprint, Universal Pictures is installing FilmDistrict founder Peter Schlessel as the new head of the specialty movie label. James Schamus, Focus' current chief executive, will leave the company.
| Oct 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
It's a brave new indie world.
Last week's startling news that Focus Features was losing its leader, moving out of its New York headquarters and absorbing another indie distributor with a mandate to release movies that have a more global appeal,...
| Dec 19, 2012
Hal Holbrook: In the Dec. 17 Calendar section, the Classic Hollywood column about Hal Holbrook said the actor would be appearing in the coming film "The Promised Land." The title is "Promised Land." The error also appeared in an accompanying photo...
| Dec 30, 2012
| 9:21 AM
"The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" scampered away with the top spot at the multiplex this weekend, beating out a handful of popular Christmas releases to claim No. 1 yet again.
For the third consecutive weekend, Peter Jackson's prequel to "The Lord...
| Jan 6, 2013
| 9:04 AM
"Texas Chainsaw 3D" easily sliced through the competition at the box office this weekend — not that its rivals were particularly threatening.
As the only new film to hit theaters nationwide, the reboot of the 1974 horror flick only had to...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:32 AM
When Matt Damon and John Krasinski set out to bring what Krasinski calls an “exploration of modern-day American identity” to moviegoers, the pair zeroed in on a tableau happening across the land — rural communities mired in economic...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 12:17 PM
What's being promoted as "the most highly sought after Grateful Dead show captured on film" will run simultaneously in HD at theaters around the country on August 1, including nine cinemas in Connecticut, according to a Fathom Events press release....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
California, beware: Film producers are increasingly sizing up rivals in emerging regional production centers outside of Hollywood, from Pittsburgh to Atlanta.
That was the blunt, but all too familiar, message delivered at a panel Sunday at the fifth...
| Jan 8, 2013
| 1:34 PM
Actor Matt Damon may have been a neighbor to "Good Will Hunting" pal Ben Affleck for several months now, but his purchase of an estate in Pacific Palisades for $15 million just appeared on the Multiple Listing Service after the first of the year.
| Jan 11, 2013
| 8:57 AM
"I am a child stuck between two countries," says 15-year-old Fang "Jenni" Lee in the insightful new documentary "Somewhere Between." Adopted at age 5 and raised in Berkeley, Calif., she is one of roughly 80,000 girls who have come to the U.S. since...