| Feb 6, 2014
| 4:58 PM
Sony Corp., a struggling electronics maker trying to regain its once stalwart status, is undertaking a major restructuring that includes the sale of its PC division, a spinoff of its TV business and layoffs of thousands of employees.
The Japanese tech...
| Feb 12, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Denis Villeneuve's unsettling psychological crime thriller "Prisoners" provides a contrast between the disturbing subject matter (child abduction, suicide, torture) and Roger Deakins' restrained camerawork, reminiscent of the Brit d.p.'s cooly matter-of-...
| Feb 18, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Nick Frost, the tubby sidekick to frequent onscreen partner Simon Pegg, sashays solo into the spotlight in the salsa-inflected British romantic comedy "Cuban Fury." Big Talk, the production company behind all those Pegg-Frost pairings, hopes to advance...
| Mar 3, 2014
| 6:00 PM
SAN FRANCISCO — Samsung Electronics Co. struck social media gold when Oscars host Ellen DeGeneres used one of its smartphones to take what has now become the world's most famous selfie.
DeGeneres never mentioned Samsung, a major Academy Awards...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Revenues generated by the U.K. home entertainment biz rose 4% to Â£5.3 billion ($8.79 billion) last year, which reps the first increase in five years.
Internet-derived revenue -- including home delivery of physical product and revenue from...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 12:30 PM
In an era when studios are increasingly relying on franchises to boost their bottom lines, it's no small feat to be the gatekeeper of the longest-running film series in Hollywood history.
For nearly two decades, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson,...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 6:15 PM
For much of last year, Amy Pascal was under fire.
The co-chair of Sony Pictures Entertainment presided over two of last year's big-budget bombs, "After Earth" and "White House Down." Her studio reported losses of $181 million for the summer months....
| Oct 25, 2013
| 12:20 PM
In director Ridley Scott’s colorful crime thriller “The Counselor,” which reaches theaters Friday, Javier Bardem is back doing what he does best.
That is, stealing nearly every scene he's in with an outré hairdo.
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:55 PM
MGM Holdings Inc., the parent of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc., on Thursday reported third-quarter net income of $16.6 million, buoyed by the strong performance of "Skyfall" and “The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey" on home entertainment platforms.
| Dec 18, 2013
| 1:07 PM
Few year-end culture lists can inspire more morning-after regret than the ones that provide snapshots of things we've done on the Internet. Remember the day, for instance, your coworkers caught you watching local firehouses doing the "Harlem Shake"? The...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Call it a revival of a revival of a classic musical. Sam Mendes and Rob Marshall will team up again to bring back their popular 1998 Roundabout Theatre Company production of "Cabaret" for an opening next year set for April 24 at Studio 54 in New York....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 2:30 PM
James Bond and the Hobbits have boosted second quarter revenues by nearly three times over the 2012 quarter for MGM Holdings to $339 million, compared with $128.4 million.
The privately-held studio reported second-quarter earnings of $36 million, down...