| Oct 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Here's a sentence I never wanted to write: Sex is becoming a turn-off. TV and movie sex, that is.
The sheer mention of sex seems to intrude into nearly every TV comedy or drama, at virtually any hour, leading viewers to wonder whether a wilder...
| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
"SPECIAL EFFECTS and 3-D will not dazzle on their own merits forever; novelty wears off in the face of exposure to excellence. Sequels will just have to get better and cost less if they are to survive into the future."
So writes producer Lynda Obst in...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. has closed a financing deal with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, a four-year partnership with Dune's Steven Mnuchin, filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian billionaire James Packer, to fund up to 75 upcoming films.
The total funds are expected...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 4:32 PM
On Demand DVD New Releases Oct. 7-13 After Earth Will Smith and his son Jaden Smith star in director M. Night Shyamalan’s futuristic tale of a father and son stranded on Earth a millennium after humanity left the planet. The son must brave the...
| Feb 26, 2013
| 5:43 PM
"What happened last night?" — a line from the hit 2009 film "The Hangover."
LAS VEGAS — As the characters in the quintessential guys-bonding-in-Vegas movie "The Hangover" discovered, Sin City offers a multitude of grown-up escapes that could...
| May 22, 2013
| 8:31 AM
Slow, sentimental and somewhat sedated, the third "Hangover" movie isn't so much exhausted of outrageous "Oh no, they didn't!" ideas as it is spent of energy. And they knew it too. The only raunchy moment is stuffed into the closing credits, a "we...
| May 19, 2013
| 9:43 AM
"Star Trek Into Darkness" opened atop the U.S. box office, though its debut didn't quite make the jump to warp speed that Paramount Pictures executives expected.
"Into Darkness," the second J.J. Abrams-directed installment in the long-running science-...
| Sep 14, 2012
| 12:53 PM
Some of the biggest blockbuster movies in the last 10 years are based on books. (That means you, Harry Potter and “The Hunger Games”). But the annual television lineup has always included its share of book adaptations as well, dating back to...
| Sep 6, 2012
| 1:07 PM
On what is traditionally the slowest moviegoing weekend of the year, only one film has a shot at crossing the lowly $10-million mark at the box office.
"The Possession," the horror picture that was No. 1 at the multiplex over the "EVFES000025">Labor...