| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:01 PM
It's easy to get burnt out on the endless parade of superheroes marching across the summer cinema screens. The loud pyrotechnics and large-scale destruction make it difficult to care about the central characters. Whether it's Superman, Iron Man, Spider-...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
This past weekend, Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi pic "Elysium" opened to $30.5 million. Though it won the weekend, it was an unremarkable number -- and that's what made it so remarkable.
"Elysium" might have been expected to jump up a lot closer to $40...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Hollywood always loved Elmore Leonard. The prolific novelist-screenwriter, who died Tuesday at age 87, didn't always return the affection.
Over the course of Leonard's six-decade do-si-do with the entertainment industry, his plain-spoken prose...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
"I'm all right, Joey. You go home to your mother and father and grow up to be strong and straight. And Joey ... take care of them, both of them."
The summer after George Stevens Jr. graduated from high school, his father, Oscar-...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 7:36 AM
Hugh Jackman brought his Wolverine claws with him Saturday as he took over the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood for a benefit concert to raise money for the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the charity that provides healthcare services to retired entertainment...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 10:40 AM
Director James Cameron and his Lightstorm Entertainment Inc. appeared to have prevailed earlier this month in a legal case brought by a man who alleged that his ideas were stolen by the filmmaker for use in the 20th Century Fox blockbuster "Avatar." But...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 10:08 AM
Oren Aviv, chief marketing officer for 20th Century Fox, has been let go from the studio.
[Updated, 10:20 a.m. PDT Oct. 17: Confirming Aviv's departure, the studio announced that he would be replaced by Paul Hanneman and Tomas Jegeus, who have been...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 7:20 AM
Every time Hugh Jackman's up there on screen, dining out on the rage stew that is the Wolverine, I think back to his Tony Award-winning performance as entertainer Peter Allen in "The Boy From Oz." It was a terrible musical but a wonderful Broadway turn,...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 12:42 PM
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Known for his healing powers, "The Wolverine" will try to bring big-budget summer movies back to life at the box office this weekend.
The 3-D sequel from 20th Century Fox is expected to start off with...
| Jul 25, 2013
| 1:59 PM
To the list of standard truisms advanced by Hollywood movies — money can't buy happiness, beauty doesn't ensure love — "The Wolverine" is eager to add another certainty: comic book heroes are forever grumbling about their lot in life.
| Jul 26, 2013
| 7:22 AM
After the coffee. Before wishing Mick Jagger a happy birthday.
The Skinny: Mick Jagger is 70 today. Not sure how to feel about that, but I will play "Sticky Fingers" as a salute. Friday's headlines include the box office preview, a big exit at Time...