| Aug 2, 2013
| 11:34 AM
Five of the last seven hosts to stand at the Oscar podium were doing it for the first time. Not so for this year’s choice, Ellen DeGeneres, who emceed movie’s biggest night back in 2007. That offers a chance to read some tea leaves for this...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 1:00 PM
TORONTO--When director Denis Villeneuve first approached Jake Gyllenhaal to star as a detective in his new dramatic thriller, "Prisoners," the actor was skeptical. The movie contained plenty of genre elements — heinous crime, creepy suspect —...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 12:12 PM
They're going to have to find a lot of words that rhyme with "inconceivable."
"The Princess Bride" -- the much-beloved 1987 movie directed by Rob Reiner -- will be turned into a major stage production from Disney, the company announced Monday. No...
| Oct 15, 2013
| 1:24 PM
NBC's announcement Tuesday that Tina Fey and Amy Poehler will host the next two Golden Globe telecasts doesn't just promise happy viewers and high ratings, it marks the end of a local rags-to-riches story: the Hollywood Foreign Press Assn., like the...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 10:44 AM
Right now Bob Greenblatt is adding "live TV musicals" to his list of favorite things (right after brown paper packages tied up with string).
"Sound of Music Live!", the first live musical on network television in more than 50 years and a pet project...
| 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...
| Oct 27, 2013
| 8:00 AM
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"Monsters, Inc." always has been one of the most underrated of Pixar's animated features, not getting enough credit for its zippy pace,...
| Dec 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Who says Broadway has to wait until Christmas to start opening presents at the box office? Last week Rialto B.O., as if impatient for the spike that the current holiday week is sure to bring, began edging its way upward, with attendance on the rise and...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 7:50 AM
Cary Elwes is writing a book about the making of the film "The Princess Bride." Elwes, who played the dashing hero Westley, will publish the book in the fall of 2014 with Touchstone. Its title is bound to charm the film's fans: "As You Wish: Tales from...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 9:32 PM
Brand matters and CEO of FX Networks and FX Productions John Landgraf is putting most of his focus on growing the FX brand through the launch of its new network FXX and the introduction of its new video on demand app FXNOW. At the Television Critics...
| Dec 29, 2013
| 8:00 PM
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| Dec 30, 2013
| 4:30 PM
This year after Christmas, the floor wasn't just strewn with torn wrapping paper -- it was littered with the remains of broken Broadway records in a B.O.-busting holiday frame.
"Wicked" ($3,201,333 for nine perfs) became the first show ever to top $3...