| Jul 15, 2014
| 3:08 PM
Andy Serkis may be the only top-billed star in a summer blockbuster whom you wouldn't recognize if you passed him on the street.
A master of motion capture, Serkis has made his name breathing life into digitally rendered characters such as Gollum,...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:13 PM
As Hollywood studios continue to mine existing properties and milk their blockbuster franchises, moviegoers have grown accustomed to a seemingly endless parade of sequels, prequels and reboots. Now the superhero epic "X-Men: Days of Future Past,"...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 6:22 AM
BEIJING -- Not even two months into 2014, China’s box office has topped $900 million, a blistering pace far ahead of last year, when receipts for the entire first quarter were about $830 million.
The strong results are being powered by a number of...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 3:40 PM
BEIJING -- Smog seems to have helped Smaug at the Chinese box office this last weekend.
"The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug," raked in about $33.7 million from Friday to Sunday, consulting firm Artisan Gateway said Tuesday, putting it in first place....
| Feb 2, 2014
| 12:30 AM
"Frozen" has iced another honor, winning the top prize Saturday, Feb. 1, at the 41st Annie Awards.
The musical toon scooped up five of Disney's 10 Annies, presented by ASIFA-Hollywood, which hosts Hollywood's biggest night for the animation industry....
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness."
According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros.,...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
MGM Holdings has reported a 97% jump in 2013 earnings and an 11% gain in revenues, thanks to "Skyfall," its two "Hobbit" films, "Vikings" and "Teen Wolf."
The privately held studio announced earnings last year of $122 million, nearly double the $62...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:47 PM
MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., posted fourth-quarter net income of $12.2 million, down 70% from a year earlier, when MGM had net income of $40.2 million and benefited from the release of the blockbusters "Skyfall" and "The...
| Apr 1, 2014
| 6:00 AM
A lyric from the title track from New Zealand rocker Neil Finn's new solo album, "Dizzy Heights," crystallizes much of what the erstwhile member of Crowded House, Split Enz and the Finn Brothers is up to on his latest work.
"Help me make up a new sound,...
| Apr 6, 2014
| 7:00 AM
August: Osage County
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Available on VOD beginning April 8
Tracy Letts has now had three of his plays adapted into films. Director William Friedkin made the bizarre "Bug" and "Killer Joe" into something as...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Re-upping on a stable relationship. Disney Spain has inked a multi-year movie volume deal with Atresmedia Television, one of Spain's two biggest broadcast network groups.
Titles in the pact are "The Avengers, "The Lone Ranger," "Thor: The Dark World,"...