| Sep 30, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Warner Bros. has closed a financing deal with RatPac-Dune Entertainment, a four-year partnership with Dune's Steven Mnuchin, filmmaker Brett Ratner and Australian billionaire James Packer, to fund up to 75 upcoming films.
The total funds are expected...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 1:01 PM
Fantasy and horror filmmaker Guillermo del Toro does big, big, big movies. But he's going very small for his next side project: he's directing the couch gag for an upcoming episode of "The Simpsons."
The couch gag -- the short little bit that constantly...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 7:00 AM
When casting news for the film adaptation of E.L. James' erotic romance novel "Fifty Shades of Grey" broke over the long weekend, reactions were muddled with expressions running from "Finally!" to "Seriously?!"
The announcements came Monday via James'...
| Sep 10, 2013
| 10:30 AM
With more and more foreign films now being allowed into China, and potential revenues that can be earned having risen to 25% (from as little as 13%), one might think that doing business in China is getting easier for Hollywood.
But that's simply not...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:30 PM
When Walt Disney Pictures releases "Iron Man 3" on homevideo Sept. 24, it won't be the first post-theatrical glimpse fans will get of the film after its theatrical run. The movie will be available for high-definition download three weeks earlier on a...
| Jul 17, 2013
Guillermo del Toro is a human dream catcher, a fanboy's fanboy. At 48, the Mexico-born filmmaker is the subject of so much wishful thinking that if he were to actually make all of the upcoming movies that entertainment websites have linked to him, he...
| Sep 2, 2013
| 10:21 AM
"Fifty Shades of Grey" novelist E.L. James was very busy on Twitter on Monday morning. No sooner had she announced that Dakota Johnson ("Ben and Kate") had been cast in the feature film version of her erotic novel as Anastasia Steele she broke some...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:35 PM
For his entire career, Mexican writer/director Guillermo del Toro — currently in theaters with a modest little film named "Pacific Rim" — has moved back and forth between commercial Hollywood productions ("Hellboy", "Blade 2") and more...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 3:20 PM
In high school, Michael B. Jordan was a good kid. He was one of the star players on his basketball team. He made good grades even while juggling a role on "All My Children." He tried to spend his salary wisely, buying a small apartment complex in 2005...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Tokyo -- In what was supposed to be one of its friendliest foreign markets, Japan, "Pacific Rim" ended its opening weekend, August 10-11, with a so-so sixth rank on the B.O. chart.
The Guillermo del Toro robots-versus-monsters epic, inspired by Japanese...
| Aug 12, 2013
With just three weeks until summer moviegoing peters out after Labor Day weekend, observers already are calling summer 2013 the best ever at the domestic box office. But studios racked up plenty of battle scars from several big-budget flops along the way....
| Aug 1, 2013
| 3:22 PM
In Zack Snyder's upcoming Superman/Batman movie, Henry Cavill is reprising his “Man of Steel” role. But who will play the […]...