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  • 'Transformers 4' vs. 'Snowpiercer': What Michael Bay and Bong Joon-ho Have in Common

    Two action movies opened in U.S. theaters this past weekend. One of them -- which you may not have heard of, thanks to the Weinstein Co.'s criminally nonexistent marketing campaign -- is "Snowpiercer," Bong Joon-ho's marvelously imaginative dystopian...
  • 'So You Think You Can Dance' Champ Will Win Role on Broadway

    After nabbing the title of America's Favorite Dancer on "So You Think You Can Dance," the next winner of the FOX reality competish might go out "On the Town." Producers of the fall Broadway revival of "On the Town" will offer the upcoming winner of the...
  • John Goodman, Ken Watanabe to Voice Autobots in 'Transformers: Age of Extinction'

    John Goodman and Ken Watanabe are on board to voice new autobots in Paramount's "Transformers: Age of Extinction." Michael Bay is directing the movie with Mark Wahlberg and Jack Reynor starring. Goodman will play Autobot Hound, Watanabe will play Drift,...
  • Film Review: 'Godzilla'

    Someone should tell Warner Bros. that when they've got a presence as big as Godzilla, they don't need movie stars, because frankly, who remembers the characters in a rampaging-kaiju movie anyway? Still, just to be safe, the studio has stuffed Gareth...
  • 'Godzilla' stars discuss remake, monster escape plan on black carpet

    “Godzilla” may be turning 60 this year but the monster 2014 remake aims to bring the franchise back to life in a way that modern audiences can relate to. At the Los Angeles premiere of the film, held at Dolby Theatre last week, cast...
  • CANNES: Matthew McConaughey Talks 'Sea of Trees' with Gus Van Sant

    Matthew McConaughey and director Gus van Sant stopped by the Croisette on Thursday afternoon to pitch international buyers on their new drama "Sea of Trees," which is scheduled to begin production on July 15. The story follows a suicidal American...
  • Cannes: Van Sant Wants Watts for 'Sea' (EXCLUSIVE)

    Gus Van Sant says he's eyeing Naomi Watts for the female lead in "Sea of Trees," starring Matthew McConaughey. Alex Walton's new shingle Bloom will represent international sales of the film at Cannes. CAA and WME rep domestic distribution rights. Story...
  • For a monster, 'Godzilla' plays it a little too cool

    For a monster, 'Godzilla' plays it a little too cool
    It's the big lizard, stupid. I say that because someone's clearly lost sight of the obvious when the no-name monsters get more screen time in "Godzilla" than the main attraction. Forgotten is the primary reason we show up in such massive numbers —...
  • Hard-hitting interview

    Hard-hitting interview
    From Bryan Cranston to Ken Watanabe to Elizabeth Olsen to Sally Hawkins, there's no shortage of A-list stars in Gareth Edwards' "Godzilla," out Friday. But there's one big name who's shied away from the red carpet, avoiding all interviews and keeping a...
  • 'Godzilla' is poetry in commotion

    'Godzilla' is poetry in commotion
    *** (out of four) I’m not a fan of Mumford and Sons, but I mean this as a compliment: “Godzilla” is a good use of that band’s formula. The movie establishes restraint and adds nice texture throughout, building steadily. Not until...
  • Review: 'Godzilla' ★★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Godzilla' ★★&#9733 1/2
    In one fell swoop, and a pretty swell fell swoop it is, the new "Godzilla" makes up for the 1998 Godzilla movie, the one with Matthew Broderick up against the sea beast klutzing around New York like Jack Lemmon in "The Out-of-Towners." The latest...
  • 'Godzilla' Destroying U.S. Box Office for $90 Million Opening

    "Godzilla" has the goods, showing plenty of firepower on its first day to wind up with an opening weekend in the $90 million range in the U.S. Early estimates for the iconic monster showed the Warner Bros.-Legendary Pictures' title tracking to gross...