| Oct 30, 2013
| 1:24 PM
DreamWorks is heading back to 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
A year after Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln" became a box office hit and award-season favorite, the filmmaker's DreamWorks Studios has announced plans to make another presidential drama -- and based on...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 11:33 AM
Since taking the Telluride and Toronto film festivals by storm in the early fall, "12 Years a Slave" and "Gravity" have dominated the Oscar conversation. Three months of screenings and cocktail receptions and glad-handing have done little to alter the...
| Dec 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
The new 3-D nature tale "Walking With Dinosaurs" is nothing like its predecessors.
I don't mean the creatures of the Jurassic Period, which came before the Cretaceous Period that is the movie's staging ground.
Not the "Jurassic Park" period either,...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Over the last 15 years, much of Ben Stiller's work — "Zoolander," "Meet the Parents," "There's Something About Mary," "Tropic Thunder" — has turned not only into box-office gold but something bigger, zeitgeist-defining...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 8:45 AM
It's mid-December, and everybody's a winner, what with critics' prizes and best-ofs and award nominations being announced seemingly around the clock. Has any of this changed the best picture race? And how are the documentary and foreign-language...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:30 AM
When a movie has little dialogue and even fewer sound effects, what keeps the audience tethered emotionally to the story? And how can a film seamlessly blend the idea of death and a child's wide-eyed wonderment? Through its music, of course. Here are four...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The Rust Belt town of Braddock just outside of Pittsburgh is the sort of blue-collar enclave where factories once gave residents the promise of lifelong jobs at good union wages — the kind of place where resilience and character were more highly...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 10:18 AM
The Sumner M. Redstone Charitable Foundation has made a $20 million gift to the Motion Picture & Television Fund, the nonprofit group that provides healthcare and social services to active and retired entertainment industry workers.
The donation from...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:01 AM
"A Letter to Momo," "Despicable Me 2," "Ernest & Celestine," "Frozen," "Monsters University," "The Croods" and "The Wind Rises" have earned nominations for best animated film feature for the 41st Annie Awards.
The Annie Awards, which are presented by...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Michael Ovitz, the former Hollywood power player who co-founded talent agency Creative Artists Agency, has sued a Los Angeles gallery, alleging it sold two pieces of art he consigned to it but didn't give him the proceeds, which totaled nearly $1 million....
| Nov 14, 2013
| 4:31 PM
"Alpha House" (Amazon). Yonder comes the first fruit of Amazon Studios' semi-innovative pilot derby, upon which I reported and opined at length last spring — see here, here and here — marking its arrival as a producer of original streaming...