| Feb 11, 2014
| 10:30 AM
The Visual Effects Society has pioneered the idea of recognizing "supporting effects," but the idea of what's "supporting" has evolved.
Rob Legato, vfx supervisor for supporting f/x nominee "The Wolf of Wall Street," says they "support the story rather...
| Jan 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Johnny Depp will receive the first ever distinguished artisan award from the Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild, Local 706. The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild Awards, which return after a 10-year hiatus, will take place on Feb. 15 at...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Director Gore Verbinski has inked a three-year producing and directing deal with New Regency.
Verbinski's production company, Blind Wink, and New Regency have already began developing two projects, one of which is looking to begin production this summer....
| Jan 18, 2014
| 6:35 PM
We open with an email from Rod C. of Winter Park:
"I heard you and Marc Daniels discussing the Magic's 2013-2014 season, which can be characterized as tanking games to get into position to get the No. 1 pick in the next NBA draft. The whole notion of...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:24 PM
With the stranded-in-space adventure “Gravity” and the 1970s-set con artist romp “American Hustle,” Warner Bros. and Sony Pictures Entertainment led all studios in the Oscar nominations on Thursday.
Movies released by Warner...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The critically lambasted Adam Sandler comedy "Grown-Ups 2" dominated the nominations for the 34th Razzie Awards on Wednesday morning, receiving eight, including worst picture, worst actor, worst supporting actor and worst director.
Johnny Depp ("The...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record — barely.
After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and...
| Jan 2, 2014
| 3:32 PM
"Despicable Me 2," Universal Pictures' animated family mega-hit, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title for the second week in a row, holding off new arrivals including "The Lone Ranger," "Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters" and "Elysium."
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:17 AM
UPDATED: When it comes to ratings, "Modern Family" and the People's Choice Awards were the big winners Wednesday.
The People's Choice Awards averaged 10.4 million viewers for CBS, according to updated ratings. ABC's "Modern Family" attracted 9.5 million...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 3:14 PM
When the first-ever Alewife Awards were presented to mark 1996's most dubious cultural happenings and incidents, many Chicagoans were familiar with that stinky fish washing up on Lake Michigan's beaches. Dead alewife sightings have since grown rare, yet...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:25 AM
Walt Disney Co. reported a 12% increase in net income for its fiscal fourth quarter, lifted by the performance of its consumer products, studio, and parks and resorts divisions.
The Burbank company posted net income of $1.394 billion for the quarter...