| Apr 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When filmmaker Darren Aronofsky started scouting locations for his biblical flood epic, "Noah," he had two potentially competing needs.
The landscapes on which he would shoot exteriors needed at first to look like an uninhabitable wasteland, and,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:00 PM
When promoting a big-budget summer film, there are plenty of stops at which movie stars are expected to shill their product. Actors hole up in fancy hotels for press junkets, trade banter with David Letterman and fly overseas to walk red carpets.
| Mar 14, 2014
| 10:18 AM
"Kill the kid!"
Dermot Mulroney, in character as ex-CIA analyst Thomas Gibson, is barking orders to a group of people, some standing, some hunched over computers, in a small green- and yellow-tiled kitchen set on a soundstage in the West Side's...
| Jun 2, 2014
| 10:31 AM
The “Transformers: Age of Extinction” promotional tour will make a stop at the Friendly Confines this week.
Nicola Peltz (“The Last Airbender”) and Jack Reynor (“Delivery Man”) – who star in the robots-in-...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Roberto Orci will boldly go where he has never gone before: The veteran Hollywood screenwriter and producer is set to make his directorial debut on Paramount's "Star Trek 3," according to a Variety report.
Orci is writing the story for the new film with...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:13 AM
When we last saw Tribune Tower in 2011’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” there was a Decepticon ship crashing into the building’s steeple. Tribune Tower makes another appearance in the upcoming “Transformers: Age of...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" will take China by storm, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted Thursday at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.
"It's going to be huge and will probably set a box office record in China," the...
| May 22, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Michael Bay has sold his Bel Air mansion, designed by the late architect Jack Warner, for $11.45 million. The "Transformers" director bought the home in 1999 for $5.16 million. The contemporary estate is nearly 8,000 sq. ft., with four bedrooms and six...
| May 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises were finishing up "Noah," they looked to an unusual market to release the $130-million biblical epic: China.
Paramount has enjoyed tremendous success in the world's most populous nation, with...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" will have its world premiere in Hong Kong, one of the locations of the film, the fourth in the "Transformers" franchise.
Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons is expected to perform live at the opening in the Chinese...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:35 PM
Michael Bay, the director and producer behind the $3.7-billion "Transformers" franchise, inked a new three-year deal with Paramount Pictures, the longtime home of his Platinum Dunes production company.
Bay's pact with the studio has been expanded to...