| Oct 6, 2013
| 3:55 PM
NEW YORK -- Can "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" turn its dreams into reality?
That fraught question about the Ben Stiller fantasy picture saw the first hints of an answer on Saturday at the New York Film Festival, where the pricey Christmas release had...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:48 AM
David Cross has thrown his comedic weight behind a nascent Web channel called FKR.TV, which he is co-developing alongside Frenchkiss Records' founder Syd Butler in conjunction with Orchard Video Network. Launched six months ago, FKR.TV has more than 6,000...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO--To most movie fans, the Toronto International Film Festival that kicks off Thursday is simply a showcase for many of the fall's most anticipated titles.
But to the studios and filmmakers exhibiting these films, it represents something more...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 4:13 PM
Jennifer Aniston hosted a star-studded birthday party for fiance Justin Theroux on Saturday.
The bash was rumored to be their secret wedding — you know, the one she has incessantly insisted, while doing media rounds for "We're the Millers," that...
| Jul 31, 2013
| 1:38 PM
James Thurber's story "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" is very short: 15 paragraphs, barely 2,000 words. You can read it (or reread it) in less than 10 minutes: a small and sad-eyed daydream, much like the action it describes.
And yet, since it first...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 7:15 AM
The Fall Season is here, people. And though premieres will happen up and down what is still anachronistically called a dial, the season remains mainly the domain of the broadcast networks — which seem bent for the moment not on aping cable TV, as...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 12:16 PM
A low-budget horror film will spook box-office rivals this weekend, continuing the genre's 2013 reign of terror at the multiplex.
Driven by the interest of young males, the scary sequel "Insidious: Chapter 2" is set for a strong debut of $35 million,...
| Jul 22, 2013
| 12:32 PM
Viacom Inc.'s Paramount Pictures has named Amy Powell to the position of president of Paramount Television as the company ramps up its efforts to develop programming for smaller screens.
Powell will continue to serve as head of Paramount's digital...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 10:39 AM
Sacha Baron Cohen ("Borat," "The Dictator") is this year's recipient of the Charlie Chaplin Britannia Award for excellence in comedy.
The actor-writer-producer will receive the honor Nov. 9 at the 2013 BAFTA Los Angeles Britannia Awards at the Beverly...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 7:00 AM
With more than 300 movies showing at the Toronto International Film Festival, there is bound to be some overlap. Jesse Eisenberg acts in two films world premiering at the Canadian event, while Mia Wasikowska performs in three screening there. But the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 4:45 AM
Media giant Viacom Inc. is reviving the Paramount Television studio, a storied production company that once made such television jewels as "Star Trek," "Cheers," "Frasier" and "Family Ties."
Paramount's return to television production after seven...