| May 22, 2014
| 7:01 PM
When I was in the age group that comic books used to be aimed at — that is, adolescence — DC ruled the comic book universe. If a crystal ball had told me that someday Marvel would become supreme, first I’d have laughed; then I’d...
| May 21, 2014
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
You can call it superhero burnout, but it’s really just idea burnout: “X-Men: Days of Future Past” is a big-budget, highly anticipated comic-book movie that does nothing to set itself apart. The story? The action? Yes,...
| May 23, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" got a jump on Memorial Day weekend, grossing a terrific $8.1 million in late night shows on Thursday, according to studio estimates. It marks the highest late night debut in the series' 14-year history.
The fifth film in 20th...
| May 23, 2014
| 11:06 AM
"X-Men: Days of Future Past" represents the biggest installment yet in the 14-year, seven-film franchise, with a twisty time-traveling plot, a hefty $200-million budget, and a super-sized cast cherry-picked from "X-Men: First Class" and "X-Men: The Last...
| May 2, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Oliver Luckett has perfected the art of excess. Seemingly every inch of the walls in his Los Angeles tech start-up, theAudience, is crowded with murals and framed works by street artists such as Shepard Fairey as well as contemporary artists like Jere...
| May 5, 2014
| 8:30 PM
The controversy surrounding director Bryan Singer's sexual assault lawsuits likely won't hurt "X-Men: Days of Future Past" at the box office.
The seventh "X-Men" pic is on track for a $125 million Stateside opening on Memorial Day weekend. The film...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 5:30 AM
In a wildly unpredictable year for the Tony Awards, especially in the popular category of new musicals, “A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder,” “Beautiful: The Carole King Musical,” “After Midnight,” and “Aladdin&...
| Mar 20, 2014
| 11:52 AM
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Is it really so hard? Australians are always adopting proper speaking inflections to play Americans in movies.
Think Hugh Jackman would have been as convincing a Wolverine if he had used his native Australian...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 12:30 AM
20th Century Fox has announced the release dates for three upcoming Marvel films, including a mystery project set for summer 2018.
While filming on the first "Fantastic Four" has yet to begin, the studio will release "Fantastic Four 2" on July 14, 2017...
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
NEW YORK — With Broadway increasingly relying on stars, glitz and noise — often timed to hit just weeks before the Tony Awards deadline — the nominations for this year's prizes took a different path.
The most-nominated show when the...
| Mar 13, 2014
| 3:13 PM
Rooney Mara looks to be headed to Neverland. The "Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" lead is in negotiations to star as the tribal princess Tiger Lily in Warner Bros.' upcoming Peter Pan origin story "Pan," according to a Variety report.
Directed by Joe...
| Apr 7, 2014
| 6:07 PM
Many of the obituaries and appreciations for Mickey Rooney pay deference to his diverse skills: singing, family comedies, musicals, dramas and even the movement to TV, all while being a serious box-office draw. As my colleague Kenneth Turan wrote, few now...