| May 27, 2010
| 4:32 PM
The Hollywood Reporter's Borys Kit has something of a scoop about the casting for Sony's new, rebooted "Spider-Man," saying that the studio and director Marc Webb have narrowed their search for the new Peter Parker to basically five possible candidates......
| Jul 1, 2010
| 9:34 PM
John Horn has big news at our sister blog, 24 Frames: There's a new friendly neighborhood Spider-Man ready to swing forward in the Sony reboot scheduled for 2012... Sony Pictures has found its new Peter Parker: British heartthrob Andrew Garfield.......
| Jul 23, 2010
| 4:33 PM
Here's a longer version of my Calendar cover story from today's Los Angeles Times... It's not easy being a hard-luck hero. Just ask Seth Rogen who, for the better part of four years, has been trying to get "The Green......
| Nov 18, 2010
When they first met, Danny Boyle thought James Franco was stoned. When they next saw each other and Boyle had Franco memorize and read a scene from the "127 Hours" script, Boyle realized that Franco's half-baked demeanor had been a ruse, a combination...
| Dec 26, 2010
Janus, the Roman god for whom the first month of the Gregorian calendar is named, has two heads — one looking forward to the future and another looking back to the past. That might make just him the most appropriate mascot for 2011's emerging trends...
| Sep 10, 2010
When Sony Pictures' plan for a fourth "Spider-Man" movie starring Tobey Maguire fell apart in January, the studio had to come up with a new way to keep the superhero series alive after three movies released from 2002 to 2007 grossed $2.5 billion...
| Jun 25, 2011
La Belle Vie, the mammoth Bel-Air residence built in 1993 for philanthropist Iris Cantor by her husband, Bernard Gerald Cantor, has sold for $40 million, public records show. The sale is one of the highest this year in Los Angeles County.
The mansion had...
| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Apr 12, 2012
| 7:08 PM
The Santa Monica home of screenwriter Alvin Sargent and his late wife, film producer Laura Ziskin, has come on the market at $11.85 million.
Ziskin worked with designer Jane Hallworth in creating the detailed interiors. A back-lit honeycomb onyx...
| May 31, 2011
| 1:57 PM
Update: TV and film actor J.K. Simmons has sold his Hollywood Hills-area contemporary home for $1,585,000, the Multiple Listing Services shows.
The two-story view home, built in 2000, sits on more than half an acre on a gated street. It has five bedrooms...