| Jun 20, 2014
| 9:12 AM
About a month ago I quit Amazon cold turkey, and I feel great.
I have bought nothing from Amazon since May 16. Not a book, not a DVD, not an MP3. After years of purchasing pop culture from the mega e-retailer at an embarrassing pace — even as I...
| Apr 24, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Fickle Fish Films, the production banner operated by "Twilight" author Stephenie Meyer, has optioned the movie rights to Mindy McGinnis' debut novel "Not a Drop to Drink."
The survival story, which was published last year, is set in a world where fresh...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 7:30 AM
What kid (or even a parent or grandparent) wouldn't want to attend gladiator school, learn how to make gelato and craft their own Carnival mask?
All these activities and more are part of an 11-day family adventure, designed for children ages 8 and...
| May 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Ever since the lineup of the Cannes Film Festival was announced last month, gossip sites have been salivating over an unlikely scenario: a red carpet run-in between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart. The "Twilight" co-stars and former off-screen couple...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 1:55 PM
"Insurgent," the sequel to the upcoming dystopian action-adventure movie "Divergent," now has a director: Robert Schwentke will helm the second installment of the film series starring Shailene Woodley and based on the bestselling young-adult book...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 1:13 PM
Teen sci-fi should rule the box office this weekend, with the highly anticipated "Divergent" poised for a strong launch of a new franchise.
"Divergent," from Lionsgate's Summit Entertainment, could generate $55 million or more in ticket sales from...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:13 PM
In Veronica Roth's young adult trilogy of best-selling futuristic hellholes, being a "divergent" means you avoid easy categorization and defy the crushing dictates of your overseers.
The movie version of "Divergent" is no divergent. It goes along to get...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The new movie "Divergent" stars Shailene Woodley as a brave young woman who challenges the rigid social order of her dystopian society, in which people are categorized into factions based on their personality types.
Many film reviewers, however, are...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 8:26 AM
With the boom of Netflix, it makes sense to enjoy a romantic movie with your significant other this Valentine's Day.
But let's be real: You're probably going to watch these movies by yourself on Valentine's Day. While everyone else is out eating at...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
PITTSBURGH — Most movie sets orbit around one key individual. Usually, it's the director or the star. Occasionally, it's a heavyweight producer. Seldom is it the writer of the movie's source material. But John Green is not just any writer.
| Feb 26, 2014
| 1:55 PM
This week the erotic "Fifty Shades of Grey" trilogy reached a huge milestone: It sold more than 100 million copies worldwide. Forty-five million of those books were bought by readers in the U.S.
The 100-million mark puts E.L. James' bestselling series...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 6:30 PM
The inevitable comparisons of "Divergent" to its kin "Twilight" and "The Hunger Games" may not be premature, as the film, bowing March 21, is on track to open in the low-$50 millions.
The film's first tracking report, released Thursday, indicates that...