| 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...
| 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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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...
| 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 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 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.,...
| 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 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....
| Apr 24, 2014
| 2:21 PM
The third and final movie in Peter Jackson's "The Hobbit" trilogy has an action-oriented new title. The film will henceforth be known as "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies," Jackson announced on his Facebook page Thursday.
The movie was...
| Jul 28, 2014
The first official teaser trailer has arrived for “The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,” the film that will […]...
| Mar 28, 2013
| 11:59 AM
We’re just three months into 2013, and we are bursting with theme-park developments. And this is supposed to be the slow season. Instead of waiting nine months to compile a year-in-review post, I’ve decided to make quarterly reports that...