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  • Box office: 'How Do You Know' flops; 'Tron' doesn't; and like the bear himself, 'Yogi' is soft [Updated]

     
    On a weekend packed with new releases, some movies came out well positioned to become holiday hits while one was dead on arrival. Walt Disney Studios' big-budget sequel "Tron: Legacy" opened to a solid $43.6 million. The 3-D animation/live-action hybrid.....
  • Film critics on 'Morning Glory': Hollywood has a bad case of Knock Off Fever

     
    When my 12-year-old asked me last week if he could see "Due Date," I told him I'd be happy to take him one night, but only after he'd prepped himself for the experience by watching "Planes, Trains and Automobiles." As......
  • Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director

    Polly Platt dies at 72; Oscar-nominated art director
    Polly Platt, the Oscar-nominated production designer of such films as "The Last Picture Show" and "Terms of Endearment" and producer of "Broadcast News" and "Say Anything," has died. She was 72. Platt died Wednesday of Lou Gehrig's disease at her home in...
  • Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer

    Laura Ziskin dies at 61; 'Spider-Man' producer
    When disagreements between some of Hollywood's most powerful people began to roil plans for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie several years ago, some in the entertainment industry were advising filmmakers to walk away. But Laura Ziskin, the franchise's...
  • MSNBC's Ronan Farrow might just make his mark as anti-Piers Morgan

     MSNBC's Ronan Farrow might just make his mark as anti-Piers Morgan
    Piers Morgan out, Ronan Farrow in. On Sunday, CNN confirmed that "Piers Morgan Live" will be ending next month, proving that a large Twitter following and pedigree of minor non-journalistic celebrity (though a former editor, Morgan, 48, was mostly known...
  • $75,000 a case? He's buying

    $75,000 a case? He's buying
    Dressed in scruffy jeans, a tight, gray T-shirt and cowboy boots, Rudy Kurniawan slid into a front-row seat at a Christie's Beverly Hills auction room. He didn't blend with the cashmere and Cole Haan crowd hoping to pick up a few bottles of rare and old...
  • Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow and pals stay classy at 'Anchorman' reading

    Will Ferrell, Judd Apatow and pals stay classy at 'Anchorman' reading
    By the beard of Zeus! The main cast of the 2004 film “Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy” took to the stage in Santa Monica on Thursday night for a reading of the screenplay as a benefit to the tutoring and literacy organization 826LA....
  • Review: 'The Writers' Room' is a zoo tour of how TV shows get made

    Review: 'The Writers' Room' is a zoo tour of how TV shows get made
    In "The Writers' Room," a highly pleasurable series that begins Monday on Sundance, Jim Rash gathers groups of television writers — they usually travel in packs — to discuss how they make their shows. Time was that the ordinary citizen had...
  • 'Lone Ranger' has plenty of company among modern flops [Poll]

    'Lone Ranger' has plenty of company among modern flops [Poll]
    Why the long face, Mr. Depp? Perhaps because there’s no question “The Lone Ranger” is a catastrophe. Produced for close to $250 million, the Johnny Depp-starring update of the old radio and television serial grossed a measly $29.4...