| Mar 3, 2012
| 2:48 PM
Midway through her season, Ballet Theatre of Maryland artistic director Dianna Cuatto presented an ambitious, innovative program offering two seldom-produced one-act ballets.
Striking in originality, "Firebird" displayed Cuatto's choreographic artistry...
| May 6, 2014
| 8:30 AM
While Legendary Entertainment will unleash its version of "Godzilla" this month, the company has officially come on board to back two other monster movies with new studio partner Universal Pictures, "Jurassic World" and "Dracula Untold."
The films are...
| May 11, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Someone should tell Warner Bros. that when they've got a presence as big as Godzilla, they don't need movie stars, because frankly, who remembers the characters in a rampaging-kaiju movie anyway? Still, just to be safe, the studio has stuffed Gareth...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:55 PM
It's the big lizard, stupid.
I say that because someone's clearly lost sight of the obvious when the no-name monsters get more screen time in "Godzilla" than the main attraction. Forgotten is the primary reason we show up in such massive numbers —...
| May 14, 2014
| 8:28 AM
In one fell swoop, and a pretty swell fell swoop it is, the new "Godzilla" makes up for the 1998 Godzilla movie, the one with Matthew Broderick up against the sea beast klutzing around New York like Jack Lemmon in "The Out-of-Towners." The latest...
| May 15, 2014
| 1:13 PM
A 355-foot-tall lizard is poised to crush box-office rivals this weekend as Warner Bros. and Legendary Pictures' "Godzilla" arrives in theaters.
The $160-million film could gross around $70 million in ticket sales in the United States and Canada through...
| May 16, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Godzilla" pulverized the Thursday night box office, racking up a mighty $9.3 million domestically.
The film will now expand to 4,000 domestic locations, where it is expected to cast a big shadow across the multiplexes.
The latenight gross from 3,400...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:05 AM
The release of a new "Godzilla" movie is never the best occasion to illustrate the importance of subtlety. Couple that with a few facts — this latest "Godzilla" is a Warner Bros. production with a budget far north of $100 million, released at the...
| May 19, 2014
| 4:30 PM
"Godzilla" dominated the worldwide box office last weekend, torching pre-release tracking while racking up $93.2 million Stateside and an additional $103.4 million internationally.
The reboot of the venerable monster movie franchise stunned box office...
| May 22, 2014
| 4:47 PM
The Force is strong with Gareth Edwards. The "Godzilla" director has been hired to helm a "Star Wars" spinoff, the first of multiple standalone movies planned in addition to the core saga, Disney and Lucasfilm announced Thursday.
Gary Whitta ("The...
| Feb 28, 2014
In reflecting on the kingdom he created, Walt Disney once said, "It all started with a mouse." For filmmaker Steven Spielberg, it all started with a truck. That is the premise that drives "Steven Spielberg and Duel: The Making of a Film Career" by...