| Aug 14, 2013
| 1:40 PM
Carly Mensch has had plays done at Steppenwolf in Chicago, Ars Nova in New York City and the Humana Festival in Louisville, Ky. She's also written for the TV shows "Weeds" and "Nurse Jackie." Often, when writers are sucked into screenwriting jobs, they...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:30 PM
"The Twilight Zone" is gaining momentum at Warner Bros., which has tapped Aron Eli Coleite to pen the sceenplay for the sci-fi tentpole.
The studio has been in talks with "Oblivion" director Joseph Kosinski to helm "The Twilight Zone," set up at Leonardo...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 12:42 PM
A trio of action films took the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray spots last week as the explosion-packed blockbusters from the spring started to hit retail shelves.
In its first week in release, the White House-set thriller "Olympus Has Fallen" was the No....
| Aug 19, 2013
| 2:34 PM
The science fiction movie "Oblivion," starring Tom Cruise, soared to the top of the DVD and Blu-ray disc sales chart in its first week in release. The dystopian drama, directed by Joseph Kosinski, had a strong box-office showing in April despite mixed...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 11:29 AM
Netflix has struck a deal with Weinstein Co. for the exclusive U.S. pay-television rights to the independent film studio's first-run movies, beginning in 2016.
The arrangement represents a further step in the budding Internet television service's...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 2:03 PM
On Wednesday, Forbes released its annual list of highest-paid actors and, for the first time, Robert Downey Jr. topped the list. The man best known these days for playing Tony Stark had raked in $75 million between June 2012 and June of this year, best...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 11:15 AM
The computer-animated fantasy film "Epic" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in release, passing the action movies that dominated the previous week's rankings.
"Olympus Has Fallen," a White House-set action movie starring...
| Sep 6, 2013
From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age, that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video game variations, here's a modestly scaled summer picture continuing the legend that time...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 1:45 PM
From the dusty annals of a science-fiction franchise belonging to another age — that of "Pitch Black" (2000) and "The Chronicles of Riddick" (2004) and several video-game variations — comes a modestly scaled summer picture continuing a...
| May 30, 2013
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For about a decade, every commercial for an M. Night Shyamalan movie heralded “an exciting new vision.” The director/writer (“The Sixth Sense,” “The Happening”) is noticeably absent from ads for...
| Jun 1, 2013
| 9:00 AM
With a turbo boost from "Fast & Furious 6," Universal Pictures has zoomed past the $1-billion mark for the year at the international box office earlier than ever before.
Universal crossed the mark Friday, its international marketing and distribution arm...
| May 7, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Given all the different platforms that movies are available on, one might think their value as a form of programming for a cable network would be on the decline.
Not so for News Corp.'s FX, which has the rights to many of the top theatrical releases...