| Aug 22, 2013
| 3:51 PM
"The Grandmaster" is like a meal of all desserts, with maybe the tiniest bit of protein thrown in. You'll feel decadent enjoying it, but everything is so tasty, it would be foolish to object.
An exercise in pure cinematic style filled with the most...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 12:18 PM
[Update: DreamWorks Animation has hired Dawn Taubin to be its new marketing chief, sources close to the studio say. A release formally announcing her new job is expected this afternoon.]
Veteran movie marketing executive Dawn Taubin is a leading...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 9:12 PM
Simon Cowell is quietly looking for a buyer for his Beverly Hills trophy house, marketing it outside the Multiple Listing Service.
Cowell, who paid $15.5 million for the gated estate, is asking $20 million, according to local real estate agents.
| Sep 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
The spectacular 22-year partnership of Walt Disney Co. and producer Jerry Bruckheimer will come to an end next year, signaling the Burbank company's changing priorities and how the shifting sands of the movie business are affecting A-list producers.
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Wong Kar Wai is known as an international master of moody romance, making films filled with a yearning melancholy. His "In the Mood for Love" was the only film from this century to make the Top 25 of a recent Sight & Sound poll of the greatest films of...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Russell Crowe is now heading towards production on "The Water Diviner," a war-drama that will mark the Australian-based superstar's feature directing debut.
"If you haven't picked up on what's up I am in pre-pre-production on a film called...
| Aug 28, 2013
| 10:30 AM
With the exception of a few top-tier names, most composers toil away in the shadow of A-list movie stars and directors. The exception comes with six European film music festivals, where they -- and their scores -- shine brightly in the spotlight.
| Apr 30, 2013
In the new sci-fi movie "Oblivion," Earth's most precious resource is Tom Cruise. But running a close second (spoiler alert) is water. Aliens want it. All of it.
This is old hat, science fiction-wise. In "The War of the Worlds," H.G. Wells had...
| Jul 30, 2013
| 12:27 PM
Burdened by funky glasses, a lack of programming and high prices, 3D television just isn't catching on with consumers.
Now, the buzz is shifting to a video technology known as 4K. It provides a sharper picture by doubling the resolution of traditional...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 10:30 AM
TriStar Pictures held a special screening of "Elysium" July 30 at Gotham's Sunshine Theater where Matt Damon reflected on the specifics to bring Neill Blomkamp's dystopian vision of a broken Earth 140 years from now to the screen.
"I was shooting it when...
| Jun 23, 2013
| 4:21 PM
There's a good chance you will cross paths with one of the many projects filming in Chicago this summer — especially if you work or live downtown. After all, there are three major-studio movies and five (possibly six) TV series scheduled to shoot in...