| Apr 10, 2014
| 8:58 AM
In the commercial animation realm, there are movies that reach for something, or many things. Others are content merely to baby-sit.
The 2011 hit "Rio" was a baby sitter. And so is "Rio 2," a routine sequel following the perilous adventures of the...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 12:59 PM
Martin Scorsese's sharp exposť “The Wolf of Wall Street” is the white-collar version of “Goodfellas” and “Casino”: it tells the same sort of historical/confessional story, and follows a very similar template. Much...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 10:55 AM
BEIJING -- China’s box office has made its first $1 billion for the year, crossing the mark in the week that ended Sunday with some help from “Robocop.”
Year-to-date box office receipts for the mainland -- the world’s second...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:47 PM
John Travolta may not be able to pronounce Idina Menzel’s name, but he appears to be able to type it.
During the Oscars telecast on Sunday, the actor infamously mangled the “Let It Go” singer’s name, referring to her as “...
| Mar 23, 2014
| 7:18 PM
NEW YORK — Two New York entertainment-world fixtures are teaming, as Madison Square Garden has announced that it has taken a 50% stake in Tribeca Enterprises, the company that runs the Tribeca Film Festival.
The move gives Tribeca a financial...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 7:20 PM
The Oscars on Sunday night were a popular affair with some moving moments -- including speeches from Jared Leto and Lupita Nyong’o -- and some warm humor courtesy of host Ellen DeGeneres. It also had its share of mysteries. Was John Travolta...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 5:11 AM
With the notable exception of those breathless minutes in which U2 and members of the Rutgers Marching Band seemed to be standing way too close to the edge of the top of Rockefeller Center, the debut of "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon" was...
| Mar 27, 2014
| 8:19 AM
No matter how much you love Fort Lauderdale, the city’s appearance on Livability.com’s list of the Top 10 Best Downtowns in the country had to come as a surprise. For all the complaining that goes on around here (not you, them), perhaps it...
| Feb 25, 2014
| 8:31 AM
Seth Meyers, late of "Saturday Night Live," became Monday night the fourth host of NBC's late-late-night "Late Night," after David Letterman, Conan O'Brien and his onetime cast-mate Jimmy Fallon, who has now famously become the star of "The Tonight Show."...
| Mar 4, 2014
| 2:40 PM
Golden Bear winner “Black Coal, Thin Ice,” a Sam Rockwell-Marisa Tomei dramedy† and a documentary about the legacy of Christian Dior will debut at the Tribeca Film Festival when it kicks off next month, organizers announced Tuesday.
| Mar 22, 2014
| 8:00 AM
In the next few months, Liza Minnelli will bring her new musical show, "Simply Liza," to Vienna, London, Paris and Amsterdam, among other places. There's one stage, however, on which this Oscar, Emmy, Grammy, Golden Globe and Tony winner has never set...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 10:50 AM
What might “Need for Speed” have in common with “Pacific Rim,” “Escape Plan” and “Cloud Atlas”? The Dreamworks driving film might end up being one of those (increasingly less) rare Hollywood movies to...