| Sep 19, 2013
| 11:06 AM
What movies and stars did best in the world of social media this summer?
"Iron Man 3" may have been the season's box office champion, but it looks like the latest installment in the "Fast & Furious" franchise drove off with the biggest Facebook...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Disney's 3-D animated summer movie "Planes" appears to have some lift as a home entertainment title, soaring to the top of Rentrak's DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release.
Featuring the voice of comedian Dane Cook, the "Cars"...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 1:14 PM
It looks like there will be plenty of computer animated movies underneath Christmas trees this year.
The Walt Disney Pictures and Pixar Animation Studios family film "Monsters University" and DreamWorks Animation's "Turbo" took the No. 1 and No. 2...
| 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...
| Jun 17, 2013
| 10:05 AM
When "The Hangover Part III" opened with half as many ticket sales as its predecessor in May, it was clear American moviegoers had tired of the Wolf Pack.
But there was hope yet for Warner Bros. In the two years between the second and third "Hangover,"...
| 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 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...
| 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 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 19, 2013
| 7:57 PM
Perhaps coach Adam Levine of "The Voice" got tired of being "the landlord." At any rate, the Maroon 5 frontman has sold his Hollywood Hills home for $3.55 million in an off-market deal.
The remodeled Midcentury Modern-style home sits on a half-acre...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Legendary Entertainment has struck a financing, distribution and marketing deal with NBCUniversal, parent of Universal Studios, the companies said Wednesday.
Universal will market, co-finance and distribute Legendary films for five years beginning in...