| Jul 22, 2014
| 2:30 PM
A hit in theaters, "The Purge: Anarchy" will become a "Halloween Horror Nights" scarezone at both Universal Studios Hollywood and Universal Orlando Resort.
Film joins TV shows "The Walking Dead," "From Dusk Till Dawn" and Syfy's "Face Off" as other...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 7:32 AM
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...
| Jun 7, 2013
| 4:48 PM
Much has been made this spring of the triumph of movies that don't contain much star power over the films that do.
This weekend, that will likely happen again as "The Purge," a low-budget ($3 million) futuristic horror pic starring Ethan Hawke and...
| Jun 9, 2013
| 9:32 AM
"The Internship" got bossed around at the box office this weekend, as the film starring Owen Wilson and Vince Vaughn appealed to far fewer moviegoers than the low-budget thriller "The Purge."
Made on a micro-budget of just $3 million, "The Purge"...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 6:20 AM
After the coffee. Before heading into humid downtown D.C. for cable fun.
The Skinny: Made the mistake of standing still in a backyard in suburban D.C. on Sunday afternoon, and the mosquitoes ate me up. Lesson learned. I'll be drenched in Off next time....
| Jun 10, 2013
| 10:12 AM
Back in 2010, shortly after Paramount Pictures’ "Paranormal Activity" became a mega-hit on a micro-budget, executives at the studio decided to launch a label dedicated to making more movies of this kind.
InSurge, as it was known, would produce...
| Jun 14, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Ethan Hawke has a taste for the macabre. More specifically: “Macbeth.”
The actor will star as the king of Scotland in the Shakespeare tragedy at Lincoln Center this winter. Jack O'Brien, whom Hawke worked with on 2006/2007’s "The Coast...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 12:03 PM
The boy band One Direction is headed straight to the top of the box office over Labor Day weekend, thanks to throngs of overzealous teenage girls.
"One Direction: This Is Us," a 3-D concert documentary about the mega-popular British group, is set to...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 6:00 AM
"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....
| Sep 12, 2013
| 7:30 AM
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...