| 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....
| Jun 24, 2013
| 11:31 AM
NEW YORK — While promoting a film, most actors wax poetic about how fantastic their costars were to work with on set. Few, however, actually mean it — and even the ones who do rarely form the type of bond that "The Heat" stars Melissa McCarthy...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer?
Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Director Roland Emmerich is the master of action movies high in calories but low in nutritional value. "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" are among his previous credits. Great production values and cinematography are utilized only...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 4:00 AM
As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers.
The new take on...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Roland Emmerich's face wore an easy expression of carefree calm as he strolled onto the patio of his Hollywood Hills […]...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
While the movie industry is on track for a record summer box office, there's blood on the streets of Hollywood.
The swing-for-fences strategy adopted by most of the majors can pay off big when it works. But judging from the hundreds of millions in red...
| Jul 26, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Neill Blomkamp can't sneak up on audiences this time.
In mid-August 2009, his $35 million aliens-as-boatpeople picture, "District 9," flew out of nowhere to score $213 million in global ticket sales. On Aug. 8, the film's writer-director is back with...
| Jul 20, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Summer moviegoing is usually about the stars, the spectacle and the sizzle.
But in a trend that's mystifying Hollywood, this summer's box office is being driven by films with modest ambitions, including relatively inexpensive comedies, lower budget...
| Jul 29, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Activist investor Daniel Loeb, the chief executive of hedge fund Third Point, has turned up the heat on Sony Corp. in his call for the electronics and media giant to make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm.
| Aug 1, 2013
| 12:54 AM
Sony Corp. reported net income of $35 million for the fiscal first quarter ending June 30, buoyed by an improvement in its mobile products division and the depreciation of the yen.
The Tokyo consumer electronics and media giant lost $312 million in...