| Nov 7, 2013
It's official — “Star Wars: Episode VII” has a release date: J.J. Abrams' new film will open December, 18, 2015. […]...
| Jun 8, 2011
| 10:00 PM
**** (out of four)
The plot's been kept under major wraps, and you’ll be glad I left the cat in the bag. Know this: In summer 1979, 14-year-old Joe (Joel Courtney) and his friends witness a violent train crash that, hint-hint, may have sci-fi...
| Jun 16, 2011
| 7:14 PM
"Super 8" was written and directed by J.J. Abrams ("Lost") and produced by Steven Spielberg.
It's solid entertainment with a retro feel (yikes, 1979 is now retro!), pitting a cluster of adorably geeky kids against something strange and mysterious....
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:31 AM
The first screening of "The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring" came just weeks after the attacks of Sept. 11. The movie had been in the works for years, the first in a trilogy based on novels that had been written decades earlier, of course,...
| Jan 30, 2012
| 2:35 PM
A couple of years ago, Bruce Sheridan, chair of the film program at Columbia College, noticed a curious thing happening. A few of the film majors who interned on the Chicago production of "The Dark Knight" had started making their student films and, as...
| Oct 20, 2011
| 1:11 PM
Two of Hollywood's most inventive talents, producer Steven Spielberg and director J.J. Abrams ("Lost"), put their gifts together to yield this engrossing sci-fi tale highly reminiscent of Spielberg's early work. While making an amateur movie in the late...
| Jun 19, 2012
| 11:37 AM
Walt Disney Studios has begun filming its live-action fairy tale "Maleficent," starring Angelina Jolie, in London.
Disney said Tuesday that production began last week on the movie, billed as the untold story of the villainess from the 1959 Disney classic...
| Jun 9, 2011
Elle Fanning was the talk of the night at the "Super 8" premiere in Westwood. Tom Cruise, Chris Pine, Elle Fanning, JJ Abrams, Steven Spielberg, Bill Hader, Josh Holloway and more made the "Super 8" scene for the screening and after-party....
| Jun 8, 2011
With pre-release surveys indicating that audience interest in "Super 8" is good but not great just days before it opens this weekend, Paramount Pictures is working with Twitter to promote sneak previews of the movie Thursday. The studio is hoping......
| Jun 9, 2011
Tom Cruise takes a moment to be a regular guy at 'Super 8' premiere...