| Oct 30, 2013
| 12:30 PM
"Sesame Street" scored a viral-vid hit this week with its cheeky take on "Homeland," which is just the latest in a string of pop culture parodies that the venerable kidvid franchise has produced in recent years.
In addition to "Homelamb," which drew...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Based on the popular young-adult novel by Orson Scott Card, the new film "Ender's Game" shares at least superficial similarities with the recent sci-fi smash "Gravity" (with its dazzling zero-G effects) and last year's YA blockbuster "The Hunger Games"...
| Nov 3, 2013
| 9:30 AM
This weekend Hollywood was again unable to lure teens to the multiplex in droves, as "Ender's Game" became the latest young adult adaptation to open with modest ticket sales.
The pricey sci-fi flick debuted with a so-so $28 million, according to an...
| Nov 4, 2013
| 7:17 AM
After the coffee. Before resetting the clock in my car.
The Skinny: Finally made it to The Last Bookstore in downtown L.A. Very cool place. Now I know where to go when I have to escape from the newsroom, which is every day. Monday's roundup (or is it...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 10:30 AM
The future of a sequel to Lionsgate's "Ender's Game" remains in limbo, following a solid rather than specactular start for the sci-fi title.
Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltheimer said Friday during a conference call with analysts that the studio will "wait...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
León Krauze grew up in a household of Mexico City intellectuals, where soccer, pop music, literature and politics were vigorously debated and it wasn't unusual to see a Nobel Prize winner seated at the family dinner table.
As a youth he visited...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:25 PM
Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. reported a profit of $505,000 for the fiscal quarter ending Sept. 30 -- a significant decline from the same quarter a year earlier, when the studio made $75.5 million.
Revenue was $498.7 million, down 29% from $707 million...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 1:03 PM
Jennifer Lawrence, you've got some competition. And it's awfully cute and furry.
The "Hunger Games" has been remade with cats(!) in the starring roles. (No surprise, really, given that the heroine of this trilogy is named Katniss Everdeen.)
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" world preemed in London's Leicester Square where the wet, chilly November weather did nothing to dampen the enthusiastic response of the SRO celeb crowd or the hundreds of screaming femme fans who waited for several hours...
| Sep 13, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Royals are all the rage, with Kate, William and baby George splashed across the international media, and the CW network hopes American teens are ready for their own blue-blooded story about kings, queens and dynasties.
But will the genre-loving target...
| Aug 22, 2013
| 7:00 AM
Jennifer Lawrence and Nicholas Hoult have the rumor mill churning with dating stories now that they've been spotted together again.
These "X-Men" stars can't seem to stay exes.
On Tuesday, the Oscar-winning actress and her "X-Men" costar spent some...
| Oct 7, 2013
| 8:30 AM
In 2011, I sat down for a lengthy interview with Justin Timberlake, who told me that he was having the time of his life as a big screen star. Even though he'd experienced a few setbacks ("I bombed all my auditions," he confessed), he was in the middle...