| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:48 PM
Brad Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, has signed a production deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment -- an arrangement that precipitates his company's departure from Paramount Pictures at the end of the year.
The pact takes one of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The impending departure of Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment from Paramount Pictures would seem like a blow to the Hollywood studio, which is suffering from a perception problem.
The studio is making fewer films these days, and enjoying smaller market...
| Oct 16, 2013
| 1:38 PM
Making a big studio movie when you're the strong-willed independent sort can run you into a lot of sand traps. Filmmakers in that position think studio execs are a bunch of philistines and marketing-minded meddlers, while the execs thinks a director is...
| Apr 28, 2013
The 2013 Summer Movie Preview is a snapshot of films opening through the end of August. Release dates (for Los Angeles) and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
FOR THE RECORD:
Sneaks list: In the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 5:10 PM
The animated film "Despicable Me 2" has been denied a release in China, a spokesperson for distributor Universal Pictures has confirmed.
The 3-D movie, a sequel to the 2010 hit, has grossed $584 million worldwide. And it has been a huge success...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 8:00 AM
METAIRIE, La. — In the summer of 1992, an aspiring filmmaker named Craig Borten drove from Los Angeles to Dallas to see a man named Ron Woodroof. Borten was just a few years out of Syracuse University and didn't know what kind of movies he wanted to...
| Sep 15, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Behind the Candelabra
HBO, $19.97; Blu-ray, $24.99
One of the best movies Steven Soderbergh has made in years, the HBO telepic "Behind The Candelabra" stars Matt Damon as Scott Thorson, a dog-trainer who in the late '70s became the romantic partner of...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 3:38 PM
The infection caused by "World War Z" has spread from the box office to home entertainment.
The apocalyptic zombie film starring Brad Pitt is the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, and it's also the No. 1 rental.
| Sep 4, 2011
All's Faire in Love
A college football star has to make up for his many absences by working at a Renaissance fair, where he falls for an aspiring actress. With Christina Ricci, Owen Benjamin, Cedric the Entertainer and Matthew Lillard. Written...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 2:33 PM
Over the past few years, James Badge Dale has quietly and effectively become one of the most versatile young actors working today.
He was brilliantly sleazy as Michael Fassbender's womanizing boss in Steve McQueen's 2011 drama "Shame." Last fall, he...
| Jun 26, 2013
| 6:25 PM
For sheer summer escape, it's hard to beat a good zombie flick. Good, bad, always ugly, the undead are a highly amusing genre as a whole. "Zombieland" from 2009, with Jesse Eisenberg and Emma Stone riding shotgun and Woody Harrelson wielding one,...