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  • Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season

    Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season
    "R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
  • James Wan recalculates his career GPS and roars ahead

    James Wan recalculates his career GPS and roars ahead
    Although he may not be a household name, director James Wan is suddenly among the hottest filmmakers in town. His $20-million thriller "The Conjuring," released in July, grossed $260 million worldwide, and on Friday his "Insidious: Chapter 2" hits...
  • The year in horror: Low-budget horror hits box-office highs

    The year in horror: Low-budget horror hits box-office highs
    The people have spoken. And they say they want to be scared. Over the weekend, the low-budget supernatural spook film "Insidious: Chapter 2" topped the box office, scaring up $41.1 million. The film, which was directed by a seemingly unstoppable James...
  • New Releases: Guerrilla moviemaking at Disney parks in 'Escape From Tomorrow'

    Escape From Tomorrow Available on VOD beginning Oct. 11 A sensation when it debuted at Sundance this year, writer-director Randy Moore's film stars Roy Abramsohn as a stressed-out family man who endures a harrowing, surreal day at an amusement park,...
  • Fizziology bestows social media buzz awards for summer movies

    Fizziology bestows social media buzz awards for summer movies
    Now that the summer box-office proceeds have been tallied, with the hits ("Iron Man 3") and misses ("R.I.P.D") identified, social media measurement firm Fizziology has weighed in with the season's social media standouts. Fizziology has generated its...
  • 'The Conjuring' to scare off pricey 'R.I.P.D.' on crowded weekend

    With the low-budget horror film "The Conjuring" poised to win this weekend's box office race, Universal Pictures may soon face a frightening reality. Of the four new films hitting theaters this weekend, the studio's $130-million 3-D action-adventure "R....
  • With 'Conjuring' No. 1, 'R.I.P.D.' may be summer's biggest flop

    Will "R.I.P.D." go down as the biggest flop of the summer? It's hard to make the distinction, given the number of big-budget misfires that have landed in theaters this season. But according to distributor Universal Pictures, the $130-million action-...
  • Complete list of Summer Sneaks films

    APRIL 30 The M Word At a struggling Los Angeles TV station, a children's show actress leads her female colleagues as new management arrives from New York on a cost-cutting mission. With Tanna Frederick, Michael Imperioli and Gregory Harrison....
  • TV This Week, March 2 - 8: 'The Trip to Bountiful' on Lifetime

    TV This Week, March 2 - 8: 'The Trip to Bountiful' on Lifetime
    Customized TV Listings are available here: www.latimes.com/tvtimes Click here to download TV listings for the week of March 2-8, 2014 in PDF format This week's TV Movies   -------------------- SUNDAY See famous folks in all their finery in "On...
  • '80s TV series 'Jem and the Holograms' gets big-screen treatment

    '80s TV series 'Jem and the Holograms' gets big-screen treatment
    About five weeks before they began filming "Jem and the Holograms" in Los Angeles, producers of the movie took an unusual step by Hollywood standards. They announced plans to revive the 1980s cult TV series in a video to their fans posted on the...
  • Jason Blum: How to succeed in the microbudget movie business

    Jason Blum: How to succeed in the microbudget movie business
    A couple years ago the agent-turned-producer Gavin Polone ("Zombieland") detailed just how excessive movie star perks can be. Not only are actors paid a salary, he noted in a piece for Vulture, but add-ons often include private jet travel and luxury...