| Mar 15, 2014
| 8:30 AM
In a climactic car-chase scene in the new movie "Need for Speed," a race car barrels into the back of a police SUV, sending the truck flying through the air.
To put viewers in the drivers' seats, director Scott Waugh placed cameras inside the SUV so...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 12:29 PM
Longtime writing and producing partners Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci are parting ways in their filmmaking endeavors after nearly a decade together. The pair have worked on some of Hollywood's biggest franchise films including "The Amazing Spider-Man 2,"...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Apr 21, 2014
| 2:14 PM
Emma Stone is Vogue's May 2014 cover girl, and we're pretty relieved that the hype around April's notorious cover stars has died down.
For the second time, the 25-year-old graces the cover of the fashion codex, and this time it's just ahead of her...
| Apr 27, 2014
| 2:11 PM
The 'Spider-Man' sequel doesn't swing into North American theaters until next weekend, but the superhero flick is already sticking with moviegoers overseas.
Since launching in a handful of international markets this month, "The Amazing Spider-Man 2" had...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 3:30 AM
ROME - "X-Men: Days of Future Past" will be distributed in China from May 23, putting it substantially in line with Fox's global rollout of the franchise pic, which starts from May 20.
In line with recent practice for Hollywood films courting the world's...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| May 1, 2014
| 8:05 AM
"The Occasionally Amazing Spider-Man 2" might be a better way to think of the not-always-spectacular but sometimes satisfying Spider-Man sequel as it sprawls, brawls and wall-crawls over New York City.
Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone remain the best...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Spider-Man's new movie may have three major villains, but it has no rivals at the box office as it kicks off the summer season.
"The Amazing Spider-Man 2," the sequel to the 2012 franchise reboot, is expected to gross at least $95 million in ticket...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Think of it as the corset drama unlaced.
Directed by Amma Asante from a screenplay by Misan Sagay, the new film "Belle" features a breakthrough performance for actress Gugu Mbatha-Raw in the title role of Dido Elizabeth Belle. Born the illegitimate...
| May 2, 2014
| 6:59 AM
After the coffee. Before making this heat wave end.
The Skinny: I caught up on "Mad Men" last night. Sunday's episode would have been great if not for that boring Betty and Bobby story. After awhile I just fast-forwarded whenever Betty showed up on...