| Mar 14, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"The reason this is happening is because I'm pursuing my own agenda about the school and what I think it should teach," said George Lucas, who endowed three new chairs in a dedication at the USC School of Cinematic Arts Thursday. The audience laughed, but...
| Apr 16, 2014
| 6:56 AM
The City of Fort Lauderdale has launched a campaign to incorporate green living habits. The sustainability plan's three-word rhyming moniker, Green Your Routine, was a big influence for our annual Green Issue. You may have noticed the conveniently...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Attendees at next month's Cannes Film Festival will hear plenty of French being spoken -- except, that is, by the characters onscreen. Of the French films recently announced as part of this year's official selection, two (Olivier Dahan's opening-nighter...
| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Producer Jon Landau has worked on many films ("Avatar," "Dick Tracy," "Solaris"), but he says that being on location in Mexico for almost a year shooting "Titanic" was an experience he'll never forget. "You ask what it was like to produce this movie,...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 4:15 PM
The Walt Disney Co. has finally unveiled new details about its proposed "Avatar"-themed land at Disney's Animal Kingdom, two years after striking a deal for the theme-park rights to the blockbuster film franchise.
Disney released its first artistic...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Sometimes it's good to be a fan. That's what D23 Expo members in Japan found out when they were served up a glimpse of what the "Avatar"-inspired land at Disney's Animal Kingdom is going to look like when it opens in 2017.
Walt Disney Parks and Resorts...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 12:52 PM
The land based on the film "Avatar" at Disney's Animal Kingdom will be big and blue, if scenes from this week's groundbreaking are any indication.
Disney World released images and video of Disney executives and Imagineers with blue, bigger-than-life...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 11:01 AM
The holidays are a time when family-friendly films pack in audiences like the Dallas Cowboys pack-in last-minute turnovers. But even in a season when the G and PG films come with a built-in head start, it's hard not to be impressed by what "Frozen" has...
| Dec 15, 2013
| 8:30 PM
James Cameron will make his next three "Avatar" films for 20th Century Fox in New Zealand.
Cameron said he expects the films to be released on the previously announced dates of December, 2016, December, 2017, and December, 2018.
The filmmaker made the...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 9:36 AM
As "Gravity" made waves at the box office this weekend, pundits both professional and amateur struggled to find comparisons. One of the striking attributes of the Alfonso Cuarón film is that it's not really like anything that's come before. But one of the...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 10:48 AM
In 1987, Paul Verhoeven's futuristic crime thriller "RoboCop" made its mark with equal parts over-the-top violence and cynical, prescient satire. Now director Jose Padilha's remake has updated the cybernetic cop's story with references to the hot-button...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 9:01 AM
The 29th Santa Barbara International Film Festival announced Tuesday that Robert Redford will receive the American Riviera Award at a tribute Feb. 7 at the Arlington Theatre.
The festival takes place Jan. 30 through Feb. 9.
Redford, 77, has starred in...