| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:05 PM
In the 27 years since "RoboCop" first rocked the movie world, much has happened and apparently the filmmakers behind this year's remake didn't get the memo. A straight-up old-school bot-man morph isn't quite so spectacular with "Transformers,"...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 5:30 AM
The $69-million opening of "The Lego Movie" last weekend has Hollywood film studios scanning the aisles of toy stores for the next hit.
In recent years, several film series based on action figures and other children's products have found major box-...
| Feb 4, 2014
| 5:25 AM
BEIJING -- Two Hong Kong brothers accused of attempting to extort about $12,800 from the crew filming Michael Bay’s “Transformers: Age of Extinction” last year went on trial Tuesday in the Chinese territory.
Mak Chi-shing, 27, and...
| Feb 6, 2014
| 12:00 PM
"The Lego Movie" is a massive collision of subversive humor, hyper-kinetic energy, mind-jangling design, spinning colors and about 15 million Legos, no exaggeration.
It is very tempting to use the movie's pounding pop anthem — "Everything Is...
| Feb 7, 2014
| 6:00 AM
Early in the development of "The Lego Movie," Jill Wilfert, the executive who oversees Lego's licensing efforts in Southern California, had a question for her bosses at company headquarters in Denmark: Can we have a character die?
"It wasn't something...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 8:14 AM
Actor Shia LaBeouf posted the short film he directed and screened at Cannes, "HowardCantour.com," online Monday. The short stars Jim Gaffigan as a unhappy film critic who opts for a harsh critique of one of his heroes for reasons that are more personal...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 8:00 AM
You won't find dashing buccaneers in fancy sashes engaged in witty repartee on Starz's "Black Sails," the new pirate adventure series from executive producer Michael Bay premiering on Jan. 25. You will find plenty of nudity, swearing and blood, however....
| Dec 30, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Some critics are calling 2013 the best movie year in a decade. And although critical darlings don't always produce profits, it will also be the highest-grossing year on record — barely.
After a shaky spring and a summer of high-profile hits and...
| Jan 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Leonardo DiCaprio has sold his beach house compound in Malibu for $17.35 million.
The leading man had leased out the oceanfront Cape Cod-inspired property in the summer of 2012 at $150,000 a month. Then about a year ago he put it up for sale at $23...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 6:55 PM
LAS VEGAS — Local resident Tony Holdip stood admiring the latest technological lust object on display at the world's largest consumer electronics show as a friend joined a crowd of amateur photographers snapping pictures of the immense 110-inch...
| Jan 6, 2014
| 5:33 PM
Michael Bay is known for his big, loud action spectacles, but an appearance at CES 2014 in Las Vegas on Monday afternoon found the "Transformers" director awkwardly, uncomfortably quiet.
While participating in a Samsung news conference to hype the...