| Apr 6, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Animation giant Pixar uses technology only as a means to an end; its films are rooted in human concerns, not computer wizardry.
The same can be said of the new book "Creativity, Inc.," Ed Catmull's endearingly thoughtful explanation of how the studio he...
| May 28, 2014
| 7:34 AM
The magic continues at the global box office for Disney's "Frozen," which surpassed the studio's "Iron Man 3" this weekend to become the fifth-highest grossing film of all time, with $1.219 billion worldwide.
Boosted by its $400 million-plus Stateside...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 4:31 AM
No other film released 25 years ago, and few made since, captured the crosscurrents of a single neighborhood on a sweltering summer day in late 20th-century America the way Spike Lee's "Do the Right Thing" did.
Lee's brash masterwork still plays like...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 12:30 PM
June 30 marks the year's midpoint -- i.e., the halfway mark of Oscar eligibility. And so far, 2014 is in better shape than last year. The fests have offered some hot contenders that will open later in the year, as usual. But the difference this year is...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 4, 2014
| 12:30 PM
I've been doing some binge reading lately -- books about creativity and business success -- but have come away feeling somewhat skeptical about their messages.
Ed Catmull's new book, titled "Creativity, Inc.," explains how, as the czar of Pixar, he...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Vienna might be synonymous with Mozart and Strauss, but Sandra Tomek, founder and director of Hollywood in Vienna, perceives equally strong ties to such movie maestros as Max Steiner and Erich Wolfgang Korngold, who established themselves in the...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Dan Scanlon, 37, joined Pixar in 2001, working as a story artist on "Cars" and "Toy Story 3," and he co-directed the 2006 short film "Mater and the Ghost Light." He made his feature directorial debut this year with "Monsters University," which...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Pixar Animation has removed the director of its 2014 film, "The Good Dinosaur," and not named a replacement, marking the fourth time in eight movies that the Emeryville studio has made a director change midstream.
With the film's release date fast...
| Sep 18, 2013
| 10:55 AM
The Walt Disney Co. is pushing back "The Good Dinosaur," the Pixar movie that had been set for release in 2014, making next year the animation studio's first without a feature film since 2005.
"The Good Dinosaur," which was to have hit theaters May 30,...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 10:32 AM
Mid-flight thriller "Non-Stop," the latest action movie to star Liam Neeson, flew just higher than "Son of God" to top the box office over the Oscar weekend.
"Non-Stop" grossed a studio-estimated $30 million in ticket sales in the United States and...