| Apr 10, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Sony Pictures is close to a deal with bestselling author Michael Lewis to bring his latest book, a Wall Street drama and detective story, to the silver screen.
“Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt,” recounts how a group of misfit stock...
| Apr 12, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Randall Wallace didn't expect a rock-star reception when he went on the road to promote his faith-based drama "Heaven Is for Real" ahead of its Easter-weekend release.
Yet at the First Assembly of God Church in Phoenix, 9,000 congregants greeted the...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:33 AM
There's no sport in America as widely watched as professional football. The highest-rated show in primetime for many weeks during the season is NBC's “Sunday Night Football,” postseason games can notch 50 million viewers and the Super Bowl is,...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 6:49 AM
As a sports nut and movie buff, I've seen nearly every sports-related movie out there.
There's several elements that make a great sports movie.
There's the classic underdog story where a team or player overcomes advesity, whether it be lack of...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 3:45 PM
When the receipts are tallied for "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire," heroine Katniss Everdeen and her famed arrows will likely hit a box-office bull's-eye. The film starring Jennifer Lawrence is forecast by some to sell as much as $180 million in...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 8:00 AM
When the screenwriter Aaron Guzikowski was a child, he once drew some disturbing pictures in art class — so disturbing the teacher called his parents in for a talk.
"I think the school was really worried by what it said about my home life," said a...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 8:30 AM
On the first day of rehearsals for "Saving Mr. Banks," Jason Schwartzman was running 20 minutes late. By the time he got to the tableread with Emma Thompson and the rest of the actors, he was in an apologetic frenzy. It got worse when Thompson, whom he...
| Feb 17, 2014
| 7:25 AM
"Mary Poppins" is a screen classic, but Walt Disney’s dealings with novelist P.L. Travers in getting the movie rights to the story weren’t nearly as genial.
This enjoyable behind-the-scenes story draws fine performances from Tom Hanks as...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
In any film, words are just the starting point. As the project moves along, cinematographers, production and costume designers, visual-effects artists and other below-the-line artisans contribute immeasurably to the storytelling, and to the lasting impact...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
John Lee Hancock was already a Disney veteran when he came onboard "Saving Mr. Banks," having helmed "The Rookie" for the studio a decade ago. But in telling the knotted tale of Walt Disney's struggle to adapt P.L. Travers' "Mary Poppins" books, the...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Here's a greatly abridged list of facts that set Sean Tuohy Jr. apart from your average reserve on a mid-major college basketball team:
Start with the Loyola guard's 23,379 Twitter followers. For a little perspective, the team's star, Dylon Cormier, has...