| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The numbers said "Kick-Ass 2" was going to do just that.
Before its theatrical release, audience tracking surveys estimated the superhero action-comedy could gross as much as $25 million its opening weekend.
Instead, the sequel took in only $13...
| 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 21, 2013
| 12:23 PM
The Wolf Pack is taking a bite out of the home entertainment market.
"The Hangover Part III," the final installment of the trilogy starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:06 AM
What movies and stars did best in the world of social media this summer?
"Iron Man 3" may have been the season's box office champion, but it looks like the latest installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise drove off with the biggest Facebook...
| Oct 6, 2013
Who owns a tattoo? The obvious answer is the wearer, who paid for the ink and is now permanently (more or less) attached to it. Yet recent disputes have called into question the easy idea that if you buy a tattoo, you also own it and can display it as you...
| Aug 4, 2013
| 6:33 PM
They are the three best friends that anyone could have.
Sam Koch, Morgan Cox and Justin Tucker are pretty much inseparable. Whether they are taking on Joe Flacco and Michael Oher in a heated game of cornhole, hitting the Las Vegas strip in the...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
This past weekend, Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi pic "Elysium" opened to $30.5 million. Though it won the weekend, it was an unremarkable number -- and that's what made it so remarkable.
"Elysium" might have been expected to jump up a lot closer to $40...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Murray Gershenz, the record collector turned character actor, has died. The 91-year-old died of a heart attack Wednesday, a source close to Gershenz confirmed.
Better known as “Music Man Murray,” Gershenz spent nearly three-quarters of a...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 9:55 AM
The third, final and least effective round in director Todd Phillips' comedy series also factors in some action-adventure, as Alan's (Zach Galifianakis) decision to go off his meds - with some drastic results - prompts his pals (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms,...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Just after 9 on Monday night, Gov. Jerry Brown's legislative secretary Gareth Elliot picked up the phone and called a Hollywood studio executive.
Elliot wasn't pitching a new movie. He was calling to tell Scott Budnick, an executive producer of "The...
| Apr 26, 2013
| 12:41 PM
Diversity, as San Diego anchorman Ron Burgundy explained nearly a decade ago, was an old wooden ship used during the Civil War. Which, of course, was way off. Ron, played by Will Ferrell in the 2004 comedy “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy,&...