| Apr 26, 2013
| 9:30 AM
Not long after Paul Feig created the beloved cult TV series "Freaks and Geeks" in 1999, studios began barraging him with coming-of-age sex comedy scripts, even though "Freaks," with its sweet, sympathetic portrait of the perils of adolescence, was...
| May 3, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in.
Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
| Oct 5, 2013
| 9:08 AM
If you're a film fan, by now you've either seen "Gravity," made plans to see "Gravity" or gotten annoyed at your significant other for choosing another movie because they're "a little scared" by the prospect of sitting through the tension of "Gravity."...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 9:10 AM
"Gravity" took flight at light speed this weekend, soaring past industry expectations as it rocketed to No. 1 at the box office.
Alfonso Cuarón's 3-D space drama launched with a robust $55.6 million, according to an estimate from distributor Warner...
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Magnolia, $26.98; Blu-ray, $29.98
Available on VOD beginning Oct. 15
The Tom Hanks hijacking-at-sea thriller "Captain Phillips" is sure to be one of the year's most talked-about films, but cinephiles also should check out director Tobias...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Oren Aviv, chief marketing officer for 20th Century Fox, has been let go from the studio.
[Updated, 10:20 a.m. PDT Oct. 17: Confirming Aviv's departure, the studio announced that he would be replaced by Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, who have been...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Zac Efron, who seems to be in every other movie these days, still found time to pick up a home in Hollywood Hills recently for $3.995 million.
The former teen idol, who owns another house nearby in Hollywood Hills West, bought a two-story Zen-inspired...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Sony Corp.'s movie unit -- for months the focus of scrutiny from activist hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb -- posted an operating loss of $181 million for the company's fiscal second quarter, a major contributor to its overall poor performance.
| Jun 6, 2013
| 1:19 PM
About midway through the documentary "Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay" (opening Friday at the Music Box Theatre), Jay emerges backstage after a performance and is greeted by a roomful of people. As he acknowledges his well-...
| Jul 1, 2013
| 7:04 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out how to make a short week shorter.
The Skinny: Sunday nights aren't the same without "Mad Men" or "Veep" but I am enjoying Netflix's new show "Orange Is the Black," which debuts for regular folks later this month....
| Jul 1, 2013
| 8:13 AM
The female-comedy renaissance epitomized by "Bridesmaids" added a new notch to its holster this weekend with the success of "The Heat."
Featuring slapstick physical comedy and a plot involving a mysterious Keyser Soze-like drug dealer (I'll admit I...