| May 3, 2013
| 7:49 AM
Summer is the season for blockbusters at the box office, and this year Hollywood is going all in.
Midway through a year of declining attendance and ticket sales, the major studios are betting heavily on big-budget spectacles that can fatten the bottom...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 10:27 AM
LAS VEGAS -- Here, in the place where his comedy franchise "The Hangover" began four years ago, Todd Phillips seems particularly at home.
While the filmmaker wasn't nearly as inebriated as the protagonists of his raunchy film series, he admitted he...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 3:08 PM
LAS VEGAS -- The cavalcade of A-list stars continued to descend upon Caesars Palace here Wednesday, as Johnny Depp turned up to wow movie theater owners at CinemaCon, days after Brad Pitt put in a surprise appearance.
Depp's arrival to tout Disney's...
| Apr 18, 2013
LAS VEGAS -- The head of the National Assn. of Theatre Owners may want Hollywood to make fewer R-rated movies, but the exhibitors at CinemaCon this week seem to be eager for more.
During nearly every studio presentation here this week, the movies...
| Apr 22, 2013
| 6:00 AM
Only hours after a new trailer for "Lone Ranger" debuted online last week, the blogosphere flew into a tizzy questioning whether Johnny Depp's portrayal of Tonto is racist.
In the upcoming western, Depp's Tonto -- the sidekick to a masked Texas ranger...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 4:30 PM
France's Annecy animated film festival will open June 10 with a special open-air screening of Disney's "Monsters University."
The feature toons set for competition are "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" from the U.S., France's "My Mommy is in America...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 11:41 AM
Julia Sweeney jokes first and thinks about it later. Luckily, her daughter and husband share her sense of humor (mostly). Best known for her stint on "Saturday Night Live" -- she was under the androgynous Pat's fat suit -- Sweeney has become a...