| Jun 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Bob Newton, production coordinator at Creature Effects Inc., likes working with mechanical horses for practical reasons. "You don't have to clean up after them, and you don't have to feed them," he says. The Los Angeles-based company supplied trusty, low-...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 6:50 AM
State regulators have fined a producer of the upcoming Walt Disney Studios movie “The Lone Ranger” more than $60,000, citing numerous safety violations in connection with a crew member who died at a movie ranch in Acton.
A 48-year-old diver...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 2:34 PM
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...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:25 PM
Walt Disney Co. reported a small increase in net income for its fiscal third quarter, lifted by the performance of its media networks and theme parks.
But gains in those areas were blunted by the performance of Disney's movie studio, which posted a 36%...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 4:51 PM
On the same day that the Walt Disney Co. estimated it may lose as much as $190 million on the disastrous "Lone Ranger," a British interview with the filmmakers surfaced in which the creative team blamed the epic failure on ... American critics.
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:54 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing what I can get for my autographs.
The Skinny: I'm up extra early today to listen to a Time Warner earnings call (it was a good quarter). That's Time Warner, not Time Warner Cable, so don't get your hopes up about new...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 9:20 AM
"The Lone Ranger" actor Johnny Depp, who stars in one of the summer's biggest bombs, thinks critics are partly to blame for the film's failure. "2 Guns" actor Mark Wahlberg, who stars in one of the season's modest hits, has his own journalism-centric...