| Jun 28, 2013
| 11:55 AM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences invited 276 new members into the organization on Friday -- 100 more than were included in the 2012 invitees -- including a large number of minorities and women, such as Rosario Dawson, Lucy Liu, Sandra Oh,...
| Mar 29, 2013
| 10:35 AM
With all the pre-release press that has been going out about the new Star Trek game, you'd think I'd have grown immune to it all. Well, this stunt involving the original Captian Kirk (or do you call him Kirk Prime?) William Shatner made me grin from ear...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record — barely.
After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and...
| Jan 5, 2014
It's customary for us ink-stained (and now, of course, pixel-stained) wretches to look back on the year's films and pluck out 10 titles that we ordain collectively as top 10 lists.
This process was fun the first 20 or so times I did it, but there is...
| Jan 8, 2014
| 9:03 AM
"12 Years a Slave" WINNER
OUTSTANDING BRITISH FILM
"Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom"
"Saving Mr. Banks"
"The Selfish Giant"'
OUTSTANDING DEBUT BY...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:22 AM
"Gravity," "Her," "American Hustle" and "12 Years a Slave" were among the nominees Thursday morning for the Art Directors Guild's annual awards for production design.
Nominated in the period film category were Judy Becker for "American Hustle";...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 9:29 AM
NOMINEES FOR EXCELLENCE IN PRODUCTION DESIGN FOR A FEATURE FILM IN 2013:
"American Hustle" -- production designer: Judy Becker
"The Great Gatsby" -- production designer: Catherine Martin
"Inside Llewyn Davis" -- production designer: Jess...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 2:24 PM
Much as retailers cut prices on Dec. 26 to unload overstocked Christmas merchandise, so do film distributors — in the first week or two of January — hustle to dump the overflow of last year's scheduled-then-pulled releases. This is...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 12:00 PM
Despite gains in feature and television production last year, Los Angeles experienced whopping losses in location film activity over the last two decades as Hollywood took its show on the road, according a new report.
While location filming for...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 1:19 PM
"Star Wars: Episode VII" has an official opening date; Dec. 18, 2015.
Lucasfilm announced the news Thursday at starwars.com site. J.J. Abrams will direct the film and write the script with Lawrence Kasdan.
The film is the first of a planned trilogy....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 6:52 AM
Viacom Inc.'s fiscal third-quarter profit soared 20%, boosted by ratings improvement at the company's TV networks and two gigantic films from Paramount Pictures: "Star Trek Into Darkness" and "World War Z" with Brad Pitt.
Viacom became the latest...