| Sep 15, 2013
| 3:04 PM
The people have spoken. And they say they want to be scared. Over the weekend, the low-budget supernatural spook film "Insidious: Chapter 2" topped the box office, scaring up $41.1 million.
The film, which was directed by a seemingly unstoppable James...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 11:30 AM
That didn't take long.
A day after "Insidious: Chapter 2" killed it at the box office, the horror film's makers said they are planning to make a third installment in the franchise.
Made for just $5 million, "Insidious: Chapter 2" sold an estimated...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Now that the summer box-office proceeds have been tallied, with the hits ("Iron Man 3") and misses ("R.I.P.D") identified, social media measurement firm Fizziology has weighed in with the season's social media standouts.
Fizziology has generated its...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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Outside of television and action-movie tentpoles, it's rare to see characters age and evolve on-screen the way that Ethan Hawke's Jesse and Julie Delpy's Céline have...
| Oct 18, 2013
| 3:10 PM
Still regarded as one of the finest theaters in Los Angeles, the Cinerama Dome will celebrate its 50th anniversary with an upcoming series of screenings and events. Designed by Welton Becket and Associates and completed in 1963, the structure was the...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 11:51 AM
The low-budget horror film “The Conjuring” conjured sufficient sales in the week before Halloween to capture the top sales position, while the sci-fi thriller “After Earth,” though not a top seller, held onto the top rental spot....
| Jul 12, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Just a few days ago, Guillermo del Toro's "Pacific Rim" looked nearly as troubled as "The Lone Ranger."
What a difference a week makes.
Buoyed by a surge of social media interest, positive word of mouth and favorable reviews, the $190-million monster...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 1:13 PM
James Wan made his name as the director/co-writer of "Saw" (2004), which launched the most prolific horror franchise to emerge in the last 20 years. Even those put off by its naked sensationalism had to acknowledge that Wan (who was only 26) displayed a...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:03 PM
With the low-budget horror film "The Conjuring" poised to win this weekend's box office race, Universal Pictures may soon face a frightening reality.
Of the four new films hitting theaters this weekend, the studio's $130-million 3-D action-adventure "R....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:30 PM
When a really good new horror film comes out, one that's more about creative intelligence than executing the next grisly kill shot, it's something of a miracle in this eviscerating post-"Saw" era. Old-school and supremely confident in its attack, "The...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before sending a check to Detroit.
The Skinny: Although I consider D.C. home, I was actually born and spent my early youth drinking pop (what you folks call soda) in Detroit and am saddened by Motor City's filing for bankruptcy. At...