| Nov 3, 2014
Not to be confused with "Annabelle" (although that could only help commercially), "Jessabelle" serves up a murky and underwhelming cauldron of Southern-fried voodoo-horror claptrap. Scaling down a notch into PG-13 territory after two back-to-back "Saw"...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 6:00 AM
If you think you've had an eventful year, consider the one Ethan Hawke is having. Since 2014 began, Hawke has unveiled the 12-year epic "Boyhood," shot the drone drama "Good Kill," prepared for the release of his sci-fi picture "Predestination" and has...
| Dec 4, 2014
| 5:44 PM
He has solved cases as Sherlock Holmes, been exiled as Julian Assange and saved Britain from the Nazis as Alan Turing, but British actor Benedict Cumberbatch is not done playing the hero as Marvel announced Thursday he will star as Doctor Strange....
| Jul 9, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Filmmaker Scott Derrickson was first introduced some 10 years ago to a New York cop who had undertaken what he calls "the Work" of investigating demonic possession and performing exorcisms. In the time since, Derrickson has been involved as both...
| Aug 21, 2014
| 12:30 PM
While most studios in Hollywood are betting on superheroes to save the box office, Universal Pictures is doubling down on creature features.
This month, the studio acquired rights to Anne Rice's "The Vampire Chronicles" book series. In July, it announced...
| Aug 13, 2014
| 12:30 PM
The California Film Commission recently found that 83% of projects that apply for, and don't receive, its tax credit incentive decide to film outside California.
Among those that stay, only a few are major studio releases. Indeed, much of the shooting in...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:53 AM
Marlon Wayans is having the last laugh, and we're laughing with him.
He oversaw the fluorescence of the lucrative "Scary Movie" franchise with brothers Shawn and Keenen Ivory, but they all three unceremoniously sat out the third-fifth installments. In...
| Feb 28, 2014
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before getting my boat out of the garage.
The Skinny: Am I the only one disappointed (but not surprised) that Jay Leno couldn't go two weeks without popping back up on a late-night TV show? Maybe there is a 12-step program for him....
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:03 PM
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This week's TV Movies
It ain't live, but it does have real...
| Jul 1, 2014
| 4:34 PM
Buckle up for the ride that is "Deliver Us From Evil," a highly intense and effective mash-up of police procedural and horror show. Boosting the story's thrill quotient is its air of authenticity: The film was inspired by actual paranormal cases described...
| Jun 3, 2014
| 5:50 PM
Scott Derrickson is about to get Strange. The genre writer-director is poised to helm Marvel's upcoming "Dr. Strange" movie, according to Variety and Derrickson himself.
"My next movie will be STRANGE," Derrickson tweeted Tuesday, along with a selfie of...