| Oct 8, 2013
| 5:30 AM
The numbers said "Kick-Ass 2" was going to do just that.
Before its theatrical release, audience tracking surveys estimated the superhero action-comedy could gross as much as $25 million its opening weekend.
Instead, the sequel took in only $13...
| Oct 9, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Now that the summer box-office proceeds have been tallied, with the hits ("Iron Man 3") and misses ("R.I.P.D") identified, social media measurement firm Fizziology has weighed in with the season's social media standouts.
Fizziology has generated its...
| Oct 6, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Escape From Tomorrow
Available on VOD beginning Oct. 11
A sensation when it debuted at Sundance this year, writer-director Randy Moore's film stars Roy Abramsohn as a stressed-out family man who endures a harrowing, surreal day at an amusement park,...
| Oct 6, 2013
Who owns a tattoo? The obvious answer is the wearer, who paid for the ink and is now permanently (more or less) attached to it. Yet recent disputes have called into question the easy idea that if you buy a tattoo, you also own it and can display it as you...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 9:51 AM
Just after 9 on Monday night, Gov. Jerry Brown's legislative secretary Gareth Elliot picked up the phone and called a Hollywood studio executive.
Elliot wasn't pitching a new movie. He was calling to tell Scott Budnick, an executive producer of "The...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:32 PM
In “R.I.P.D.,” Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges portray deceased lawmen who keep the peace from beyond the grave -- the odd-couple partners protect the living from malevolent spirits who refuse to go quietly into the afterlife.
| Jul 12, 2013
| 11:35 AM
Santa Clarita's film business reached a record level in the last fiscal year, fueled by such television shows as "Justified" and "Franklin and Bash."
The suburban northern Los Angeles County city generated 1,069 film days in the year ended June 30,...
| Jul 19, 2013
| 11:58 AM
“The Hangover Part III” might have been a flop, but that doesn’t mean its premise won’t be recycled in other movies again.
As we find out in the just-released trailer for "Last Vegas," the twist this time is to age...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 3:40 PM
Murray Gershenz, the record collector turned character actor, has died. The 91-year-old died of a heart attack Wednesday, a source close to Gershenz confirmed.
Better known as “Music Man Murray,” Gershenz spent nearly three-quarters of a...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 3:30 PM
Cars and Southern California go together like, well, the Beach Boys and surfing, or Hollywood and movies, or Hef and the Playboy Mansion. You really can’t have one without the other.
Which is why the fact that the Petersen Automotive Museum is...
| Aug 12, 2013
| 10:29 AM
This past weekend, Neill Blomkamp's sci-fi pic "Elysium" opened to $30.5 million. Though it won the weekend, it was an unremarkable number -- and that's what made it so remarkable.
"Elysium" might have been expected to jump up a lot closer to $40...