| Oct 19, 2009
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Update: The studio (and contract clause) mentioned in this blog item, DreamWorks Studios, is not affiliated with DreamWorks Animation that makes the ???Shrek??? films. Also, the contract clause for DreamWorks Studios is for writers releasing non-public...
| Mar 11, 2008
IT'S hard to imagine New Line Cinema without Bob Shaye, its prickly paterfamilias. The company is being absorbed into Time Warner's Warner Bros. film division, with Shaye and most of the employees being cast adrift. Long after he'd sold his company in...
| Feb 8, 2009
In Donald Margulies' new play, "Time Stands Still," a top photojournalist recovers from a near-fatal roadside bomb blast as her long-term relationship with a reporter undergoes its own test of survival. Margulies, whose widely admired plays "Sight Unseen"...
| May 8, 2008
COUNTLESS comic-book bad guys have made the fatal mistake of underestimating the Hulk. Have Hollywood and the media made the same costly error?
For weeks, industry gossip and news reports have focused not only on the shaky stance of Friday's “Speed...
| May 21, 2008
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May 22, 2008
In 2004, the E! network counted down the 101 most unforgettable "Saturday Night Live" moments. Chris Farley was the only person to be featured in the top 10 more than once.
No. 9 on the list was the infamous Chippendales sketch in which...
| May 25, 2008
ARE YOU ready for "Zohan" vs. "Guru"?
Next month, Adam Sandler ("You Don't Mess With the Zohan") and Mike Myers ("The Love Guru") will put out new movies -- pieces of funny business that will open with much fanfare and then fade away, before returning on...
| May 24, 2008
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| Jun 2, 2008
Maybe someone at MTV had a psychic moment: "Movie Awards Weekend Heats Up" was the headline on the channel's website right around the time of the early morning blaze Sunday that turned a portion of Universal Studios into something resembling a 1970s...
| Jun 23, 2008
Would you believe . . . $39.2 million?
The old espionage spoof trick worked to push Steve Carell's "Get Smart," the big screen update of the 1960s spy sitcom, to the top of the box office over the weekend.
Although reviews were mixed, the Warner Bros....
| Dec 6, 2009
It was born of University of Chicago nerds at the end of McCarthyism, back when cutting-edge comedy meant jokes about your mother-in-law. It fed on the slow Chicago burn of 1960s counterculture, even though the demons of drugs and alcohol took down more...