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  • Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard

    Movie moguls do battle over 'The Hobbit's' golden hoard
    “The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug” opens Friday with little doubt it will bring Warner Bros. a hoard of gold, just as the first movie in the series did and as the final installment of the trilogy is bound to do when it is released a year...
  • New Line's Toby Emmerich Rides a Rollercoaster Year

    Struggling through the costly, back-to-back box office debacles of "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone" and "Jack the Giant Killer" this past March, New Line chief exec Toby Emmerich knew not to panic. Having risen up the ranks of the Time Warner-owned...
  • In Theory: Taking a stab at PG-13 violence

    Researchers have discovered that the amount of gun violence in some PG-13 movies is now greater than in R-rated films. PG-13 movies are “the ones that target children, and the violence that is shown contains guns,” according to Brad Bushman,...
  • Has Peter Jackson Mastered the Art of the Trilogy?

    Peter Jackson never expected to be an expert on trilogies, but now, having two under his belt, he believes he has the three-parter thing down cold. "The first movie is generally the setting up and the getting on the road, and getting to know the...
  • On crowded weekend, expect 'Kick-Ass 2' to fight 'Butler' for No. 1

    On crowded weekend, expect 'Kick-Ass 2' to fight 'Butler' for No. 1
    Can the onetime queen of daytime television rule the box office? That will be the question at the multiplex this weekend as "The Butler," which features Oprah Winfrey's first major movie performance in 15 years, faces off against the R-rated action...
  • ‘Lego Marvel Super Heroes’: Gamescom trailer unveils Galactus

     
    A new trailer is out for “Lego Marvel Super Heroes,” offering a first look at the video game's mega-villain — […]...
  • Tom Cruise vehicle 'Oblivion' is the week's best-selling DVD

    Tom Cruise vehicle 'Oblivion' is the week's best-selling DVD
    The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed...
  • Review: 'The World's End' feels like a celebration

    Review: 'The World's End' feels like a celebration
    August has been a particularly rich month for movies that fall between the mindless, overblown summer superhero blockbusters and the polished prestige of the super-serious Oscar brigade to come. Edgar Wright's "The World's End" is the right movie for this...
  • Ben Affleck as Batman: Roles that might inform Dark Knight portrayal

     
    Batman fans aren't exactly applauding the news that Ben Affleck will be the next actor to portray Bruce Wayne on […]...
  • Venice Film Review: 'Why Don't You Play in Hell?'

    An alarmingly catchy toothpaste commercial is the only thing you'll care to remember from "Why Don't You Play in Hell?," a tedious, over-the-top gorefest that finds prolific Japanese auteur Sion Sono veering into sub-Tarantino B-movie-pastiche territory....
  • A drive-in horror show, but for a good cause

    A drive-in horror show, but for a good cause
    The past few years have been tough on drive-in movie theater owners, who have been forced to chuck their 35 mm projectors in favor of newer digital models if they want to continue to feature the latest releases. The switch-over costs money — money...
  • China Kicks Off European Tour at Venice Film Festival

    China is increasingly looking to Europe as a potential partner in the global movie biz. That was the message delivered at the Venice Film Festival by both Beijing Intl. Film Festival topper Zhao Zhiyong, on the Lido for the first time, and Vincent...