| Feb 5, 2014
| 11:40 AM
George Clooney and Grant Heslov describe themselves as two of the least cynical people in Hollywood. But when the longtime collaborators looked back at their recent work, they realized the movies had an unshakable gloom: "The Ides of March," "Good Night,...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Boy, there's nothing as thrilling as searchers who arrive at their target and say, "Yep, there it is."
That's all the excitement found in the dull "The Monuments Men," which suggests its interesting true story makes better fodder for...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 8:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Feb 9, 2014
| 9:53 AM
All the pieces connected for "The Lego Movie" at the box office this weekend, as the 3-D animated release far exceeded industry expectations to post the biggest opening of the year.
The family film debuted with a robust $69.1 million, according to an...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 10:30 AM
It's not only the great works of European art that have gone missing in "The Monuments Men"; the spark of writer-director-star George Clooney's filmmaking is absent, too. In adapting writer Robert M. Edsel's account of the men charged with protecting...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Bert Marcus, 31
Producer, Bert Marcus Prods.
Most documentaries bored USC grad and former Clear Channel worker Marcus, so he decided to make interesting ones like "Teenage Paparazzo" (acquired by HBO at Sundance 2010), "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Rush," the high-octane car racing film about the public rivalry between legendary Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1970s, has all the markings of tinseltown's latest flashy biopic, with Ron Howard at the wheel, Chris Hemsworth...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:20 PM
"Gravity," the long-gestating project about an astronaut trapped in space, will kick off the Venice Film Festival.
The Warner Bros. production starring Sandra Bullock will premiere Aug. 28, festival organizers said Wednesday. The movie, which also...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 11:12 AM
NEW YORK — John Gallagher Jr. was at a media screening of his new movie "Short Term 12" a few weeks ago when a man came up to him with a critique of his series TV character, journalist Jim Harper of "The Newsroom."
"You know, you're a terrible...
| Jan 2, 2013
Though he was five years removed from an Oscar nomination, in 2011 Ryan Gosling was everywhere, skyrocketing into A-list territory thanks to "Crazy Stupid Love," "Drive" and "The Ides of March." In 2012 it was Channing Tatum, who scored three hits ("The...
| Jan 4, 2013
| 1:56 PM
Since George Clooney turned his play "Farragut North" into the Oscar-nominated movie "The Ides of March," writer Beau Willimon has become a highly sought after talent by theater companies across the country.
His new stage drama, "The Parisian Woman,"...