| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2013
| 9:33 AM
Mike Epps considers himself a “crossover” artist of sorts these days.
The star of 2000's “Next Friday” and 2002's “Friday After Next,” who noted he has been popular with black audiences since he began his career as...
| Apr 9, 2013
| 11:10 AM
Mike Tyson is always in the limelight.
He makes a cameo in "Scary Movie 5," the film spoof that opens Friday in theaters. Earlier in the week, he was in the news when he joined senators John McCain and Harry Reid (!!!!) in an effort to posthumously...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 8:55 AM
LAS VEGAS -- At CinemaCon, most studios charm movie theater owners by putting their best-looking stars center stage. On Tuesday, however, Warner Bros. went a different route, opting to promote its summer slate with the help of its most recognizable...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Here, in the place where his comedy franchise "The Hangover" began four years ago, Todd Phillips seems particularly at home.
While the filmmaker wasn't nearly as inebriated as the protagonists of his raunchy film series, he admitted he...
| Apr 19, 2013
| 7:27 AM
A group of influential screenwriters will converge on Chicago this weekend, including Lucy Alibar (whose script for "Beasts of the Southern Wild" was nominated for an Oscar this year) and Bob Gale (who wrote all three "Back to the Future" films).