| Apr 7, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Hollywood studios are turning the screws on Kim Dotcom, founder of the once infamous piracy website Megaupload.
Several major U.S. studios on Monday filed a lawsuit against Kim Dotcom (a.k.a. Kim Schmitz and Kim Tim Jim Vestor) and others associated...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 12:21 PM
"Captain America: The Winter Soldier," the latest superhero flick from Disney's Marvel Studios, took off with a studio-estimated $10.2 million in domestic ticket sales from Thursday night and midnight showings.
"The Winter Soldier," the $170-million 3-D...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Emmylou Harris never fit any mold. From the beginning of her recording career in country music four decades ago up until today, the singer and songwriter has chosen songs without regard to boundaries or convention.
That same open-minded, artistic...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 12:05 AM
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Linda Ronstadt’s commercial breakthrough album, “Heart Like a Wheel,” the Everly Brothers’ career-rejuvenating 1960 hit “Cathy’s Clown” and Creedence...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 5:46 PM
LAS VEGAS -- By Thursday afternoon, exhibitors’ eyes were beginning to glaze over after days of watching movie clips. But Warner Bros., the last studio to put on a presentation for movie theater owners at the annual conference, came prepared to wake...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 7:10 AM
After the coffee. Before the green beer.
The Skinny: Happy St. Patrick's Day! That was quite an earthquake, L.A. folks. Anyone who read my box-office projector column this week saw everything turn out as expected. Just kidding! Some people thought "Need...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 8:54 AM
Neil Young has long groused about the way music he and other artists make ends up sounding in the digital age. Now he is introducing his solution: PonoMusic, a combination online music store and playback system that gives listeners access to audiophile...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:47 PM
MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., posted fourth-quarter net income of $12.2 million, down 70% from a year earlier, when MGM had net income of $40.2 million and benefited from the release of the blockbusters "Skyfall" and "The...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 3:25 PM
A satellite network launched by a group of studios and theater chains last year just got bigger.
The Digital Cinema Distribution Coalition (DCDC) said it has signed a letter of intent to acquire the Deluxe/EchoStar satellite network, adding nearly 1,000...
| 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 21, 2014
| 12:47 PM
Andy Serkis, the actor who breathed life into the computer-generated characters of Gollum in the "Lord of the Rings" movies and Caesar in "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" and the upcoming "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes," will make his directorial debut...