| Nov 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
British actor Idris Elba is having what he describes as a "beautiful moment" in his career. His off-screen life, though, is another story.
This summer, Elba starred in Guillermo del Toro's special-effects action thriller "Pacific Rim," in which he...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:09 AM
One of the weekend's top box-office performers, Disney's "Frozen," was among the nominees for the 2013 Annie Awards, which are presented by the International Animated Film Society.
The following is a complete list of nominees:
| Oct 13, 2013
| 7:00 AM
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The Tom Hanks hijacking-at-sea thriller "Captain Phillips" is sure to be one of the year's most talked-about films, but cinephiles also should check out director Tobias...
| Dec 25, 2013
| 7:00 AM
In "47 Ronin," Keanu Reeves portrays the leader of a band of ronin — masterless samurai in 18th-century Japan who must suffer the indignity of having no one to lead them in battle. Turns out that plot line provides an apt metaphor for the period 3-D...
| Dec 4, 2013
| 6:52 PM
Casting has been announced for the long-awaited “Warcraft” film, with Rob Kazinsky, Ben Foster and Toby Kebbell set to play […]...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
One of the challenges in f/x has long been to match the lighting of the special effect, be it a model, a miniature, or a digital element, to the live-action "plates" for the same scene.
This year several of the finalists for the visual-effects Oscar...
| Dec 18, 2013
| 8:30 AM
MADRID - Sold by Studiocanal, Ben Stassen's adventure comedy "The House of Magic 3D," the latest movie from one of continental Europe's biggest animation players, Stassen's Brussels-based nWave Pictures, has its own special Christmas present: A near day-...
| Dec 21, 2013
Consider this a purge.
A necessary year-end draining of the snippets, moments and bolts of cultural lightning that burned hot in my skull, sometimes left a mark, sometimes faded quickly, but always jolted me awake in 2013 and became, if only for one...
| 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 […]...
| 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 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...
| 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...