| Jul 3, 2013
| 12:00 PM
It won't be only Disney executives who are watching the box office returns for "The Lone Ranger" this weekend. Lots of people are wondering whether Johnny Depp and Armie Hammer can ride to the rescue of a genre that was once a staple of American cinema...
| Jul 2, 2013
*1/2 (out of four)
Dear Johnny Depp,
You jam with Keith Richards and have a lifetime “Play whatever quirky character you want” card signed by Tim Burton, but you, in fact, can't do everything. For example, you can't—or at least you...
| 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-...
| 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...
| 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...
| 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%...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Eddie Murphy and Paramount may have found an old friend to help guide the ship on the latest installment in the "Beverly Hills Cop" franchise.
Sources tell Variety that Jerry Bruckheimer is in talks to come back on as a producer of "Beverly Hills Cop 4"...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Not that Disney had any reason to be concerned over its $4 billion purchase of Lucasfilm, but "of all our worries, 'Star Wars' is not one of them," said Walt Disney Co. chief financial officer Jay Rasulo at an investor conference on Thursday.
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Comcast Corp.'s naming of Jeff Shell as head of Universal's movie studio may have taken many by surprise last week, given his lack of experience and profile in Hollywood's notoriously insular film industry.
But when viewed as a reflection of (or window...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 9:48 PM
Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will not renew their first-look deal when it expires in 2014, ending a relationship that resulted in 27 movies and lasted more than 20 years.
Bruckheimer, whose summer tentpole "The Lone Ranger" was a...
| Sep 20, 2013
| 7:26 AM
After the coffee. Before getting ready for Emmy madness!
The Skinny: I'd like to squeeze a movie in this weekend and am debating between "Prisoners" and "Enough Said." Anyone want to go with me? Friday's headlines include producer Jerry Bruckheimer...