| Oct 30, 2012
| 12:21 PM
For Season 2 of "American Horror Story" (10 p.m. Wednesdays, FX), co-creators Ryan Murphy and Brad Falchuk flipped the script by changing characters, plotlines and the show's setting from the "Murder House" to the dank and chilling Briarcliff Manor mental...
| Sep 20, 2010
| 10:19 AM
From the Michael Sragow Gets Reel blog:
The dailies and newsweeklies and entertainment shows have already set off their starters' pistols, but let's get serious: in Baltimore, as in most American cities, this year October 1 marks the beginning of the...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
| Feb 3, 2014
| 12:30 AM
LONDON -- U.K. distrib Icon Film Distribution has unveiled its new slate following its re-launch last fall with the backing of New Sparta. Pics include "Kill the Trumpet Player," Don Cheadle's helming debut about jazz musician Miles Davis, and Lynn...
| Dec 10, 2013
| 8:48 PM
Brad Pitt's film company, Plan B Entertainment, has signed a production deal with New Regency and RatPac Entertainment -- an arrangement that precipitates his company's departure from Paramount Pictures at the end of the year.
The pact takes one of...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:00 AM
The impending departure of Brad Pitt's Plan B Entertainment from Paramount Pictures would seem like a blow to the Hollywood studio, which is suffering from a perception problem.
The studio is making fewer films these days, and enjoying smaller market...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 1:40 PM
The 2010 graphic novel adaptation “Kick-Ass” wasn't a big hit, despite (or because of) some controversy over its violence. It wasn't so much that it was brutal (which it was) as that much of the mayhem was gleefully committed by an 11-year-old...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 9:23 AM
"Carrie" was unable to spook the unflappable "Gravity" at the box office this weekend, as the hit 3-D space drama easily claimed No. 1 for the third week in a row.
Heading into the weekend, industry projections indicated the two films would be in a...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 2:19 PM
"Carrie," the horror cult classic based on novelist Stephen King's great girl roar against bullies, body, religion and mom, is back on the big screen with more teen trauma than ever and a new party dress for the prom.
| Aug 15, 2013
"Kick-Ass 2," the sequel to the 2010 adaptation of Scottish comic book author Mark Millar's "Kick-Ass," comes in right on the bubble: It's no better, no worse and essentially no different from the jocular, clodhopping brutality of the first one. Here in...
| Aug 18, 2013
| 9:20 AM
Never underestimate the power of Oprah.
Heading into the weekend, prerelease audience surveys suggested that "The Butler" -- the first movie the media mogul has appeared in in 15 years -- would be in a tight race with "Kick-Ass 2" for No. 1. Instead,...
| Aug 16, 2013
| 7:10 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing if I can get instant replay for my life.
The Skinny: As if you couldn't tell, I'm a little bit old school. That means I'm not exactly thrilled that baseball is now going to fully embrace instant replay. Human error and...