| Jun 28, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Big spectacle, often of the comic-book variety, has been working at the U.S. multiplex this season. “Man of Steel” was the biggest June opening in history. “Iron Man 3” just hit $400 million in the U.S.
So where does that leave a...
| Jul 1, 2013
When you’re tasked with building a working replica of the world’s most closely guarded vehicle for use in a Hollywood blockbuster, don’t expect any help from the Secret Service.
That’s what the guys responsible for the nearly 5-...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:03 PM
In this action movie from apocalyptic blockbuster specialist Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow," "2012"), the White House is successfully invaded by terrorists, the president is captured and no one can save the day other than...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:24 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Under the Dome" did in the ratings.
The Skinny: I've been watching some pilots lately. I like FX's "The Bridge" and surprisingly enjoyed Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," which normally wouldn't be my cup of tea. Tuesday's...
| Jun 27, 2013
*** (out of four)
In March, it was “Olympus Has Fallen.” Now the security breach is more directly described as “White House Down.” We're very close to a title just spelling out, “Oh Crap, The Oval Office Is On Fire.”...
| Jun 21, 2013
| 9:00 AM
MONTREAL — On a warm fall day in a scruffy suburb of this Canadian city, some familiar sights appear. French-language road signs note estimated distances in kilometers. Beret-wearing soldiers stand guard. A restaurant offers a poutine special.
| Jun 20, 2013
| 12:59 PM
A collection of cute furry creatures will smother the undead this weekend, as "Monsters University" is expected to top zombie tale "World War Z" and several holdovers at the box office, including "Man of Steel."
The new Pixar film, a follow-up to 2001'...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 1:39 PM
Maggie Gyllenhaal will return to the stage next spring as a pregnant wife who tries to pedal off her libido in “The Village Bike," producers announced Tuesday.
MCC Theater’s off-Broadway production will begin performances May 21 and open...
| Jun 10, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Sony has released an extended trailer to tout its biggest summer entry, "White House Down," with a mix of explosions and laugh lines.
The 4-minute trailer contains plenty of action plus several humorous exchanges between Jamie Foxx as President Sawyer...