| 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...
| Jun 30, 2013
| 4:27 PM
What do Jenny on the Block, a freshly minted studio exec and Machete have in common? They are all new invitees to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
The academy announced Friday that it had invited 276 people to join its ranks, including...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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,...
| Apr 15, 2014
| 7:00 AM
There's something delightfully strange and counterintuitive about the way time operates in the opening chapters of Michael Lewis' new book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt."
Lewis describes a new kind of Wall Street gold rush. In the entirely...
| 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 1, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Independent producer Lawrence Grey sold the screenplay for "Section 6" for $1 million after setting off a bidding war between the major studios.
Six months later, in March, he sold the screenplay for "Winter's Knight" the same way, for the same price....
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:31 PM
Marking a shift from comedy to drama, "Anchorman" co-writer Adam McKay will write and direct "The Big Short," an adaptation of Michael Lewis' bestseller about the financial crisis of the 2000s, Paramount Pictures announced Monday.
Paramount is producing...
| 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...