| Sep 4, 2013
| 8:30 AM
As Mattel reboots its "Max Steel" franchise with a new line of toys and an animated TV series, the company also has revived plans to produce a live action movie based on the property, with Open Road Films picking up the project to release in theaters late...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 10:30 PM
Independent financing has always meant cobbling together a variety of sources, and in the past five years, financing against music licensing has become another funding source to add to the indie menu.
Cutting Edge Group has invested in 10 films screening...
| Nov 14, 2012
| 9:07 PM
Can you believe “Twilight” star Nikki Reed got married a month ago (to “American Idol” contestant Paul McDonald), totally stealing the thunder from the wedding of Edward (Robert Pattinson) and Bella (Kristen Stewart) in “...
| Jan 22, 2013
| 3:47 PM
Linda Beutel says her daughter, Liz, is not that much different than any other 15-year-old.
Liz is boy crazy and she's into her iPhone and iPad. She'll sometimes say: "Have you seen Taylor Lautner's abs? Wow!"
Liz and her family live in Irvine, not...
| Jan 25, 2013
| 1:52 PM
This is it for fans of the enormously successful movie franchise based on Stephenie Meyer's novels, the finale ... and the theatrical box-office take proves that devotees turned out in force for it.
Now parents - and both vampires now, too - Bella and...
| Apr 3, 2013
| 9:05 AM
A movie can become a franchise easily when its plot basically consists of its stars hanging out and vaguely pretending that a story is being told.
As such, this summer brings “Grown Ups 2,” in which Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock...
| Nov 21, 2012
| 8:08 PM
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2" could also be titled "The Glampires Strike Back," as three teen heartthrobs finally end their endless saga. Forever. One hopes.
The "Twilight" films started a new age of beautifully groomed, soft spoken...
| Nov 12, 2012
| 8:25 PM
It may seem like "Twilight" is coming to a close -- what with thousands of fans descending upon Los Angeles Monday night for the premiere of the final film.
But the journey isn't yet over for the stars of "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," who...
| Nov 15, 2012
** (out of four)
Perhaps on some level people fixate on the Kristen Stewart/Robert Pattinson offscreen drama because nothing in “The Twilight Saga” burns as strongly or clearly as infidelity.
Yes, there’s the totally monumental...
| Nov 16, 2012
Fans at the midnight screenings were raving about the final Twilight movie Friday morning.
The super-fans have always been a lot more forgiving of these movie's shortcomings, and there are plenty of them in "Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2." ...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 4:00 AM
From the moment Bella Swan blinks those blood-red eyes of a newborn vampire, you just know that "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn — Part 2" is going to be vampirrific. Which is not quite the same as terrific, but for the swooning series that made...
| Nov 15, 2012
| 12:25 PM
It will be the end of an era for many young women at the box office this weekend, as the "Twilight" finale hits theaters and could gross more than any movie in the vampire franchise.
"The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 2," the fifth and final...