| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 12:59 PM
"Looper" writer-director Rian Johnson will write and direct "Star Wars: Episode VIII" and pen a treatment for Episode IX, a spokesperson for Johnson confirmed to The Times.
Johnson, who broke out as a director at the Sundance Film Festival in 2005...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 7:30 PM
If you were seeking a director to take the reins of the "Star Wars" franchise, you might not think Rian Johnson would be quite the droid you were looking for. Just ask Johnson himself. "I don't think I'm on those sorts of lists," he told an interviewer in...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 10:48 AM
Moviegoers are used to seeing Tom Cruise save the day — usually on the first try. But in the new sci-fi action film "Edge of Tomorrow," directed by Doug Liman and co-starring Emily Blunt, Cruise needs more than a few attempts to foil an alien...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 5:17 PM
When Bill Murray had to endlessly relive the same 24 hours in "Groundhog Day," it was to save his soul. When Tom Cruise does more or less the same thing in "Edge of Tomorrow," it's to save the world. In ways both general and specific, it's essentially...
| May 24, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Emily Blunt has been quite busy — she'll be tearing up the big screen this year — but apparently she still had time to go house shopping. She and husband John Krasinski have spent $2.575 million for a home in Hollywood Hills West.
| May 23, 2014
| 6:04 PM
Zhang Yimou tilts his head in reflection when asked if his new movie, "Coming Home," a period drama with an amnesiac hook, is a return to more political roots. The film, after all, tells of a couple torn apart by the Cultural Revolution, and it seems to...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 8:00 AM
In April, when DreamWorks Animation Chief Executive Jeffrey Katzenberg rebutted accusations of political motivations behind the company's decision to co-produce with the China Film Group an animated feature, "Tibet Code," he was telling the truth. But...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
HONG KONG - DMG Entertainment, the Chinese production company behind "Iron Man 3" and "Looper," is to shoot a shoot a new Chinese-language drama show in Seattle, Washington.
The currently untitled show will be developed and produced by DMG and Washington...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Pierce Gagnon, the tyke thesp who earned raves for his work in Rian Johnson's 2012 feature film "Looper," will play the son of Halle Berry's character in upcoming CBS drama "Extant."
Commenting on Gagnon's work in "Looper," in which he played the son...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Bert Marcus, 31
Producer, Bert Marcus Prods.
Most documentaries bored USC grad and former Clear Channel worker Marcus, so he decided to make interesting ones like "Teenage Paparazzo" (acquired by HBO at Sundance 2010), "How to Make Money Selling Drugs"...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 10:37 AM
The upcoming Johnny Depp sci-fi movie "Transcendence" will debut in China on April 18, the same day it's released in the U.S., Chinese company DMG Entertainment said on Monday.
China is also getting an exclusive 3-D version of "Transcendence," the...