| Feb 4, 2014
| 4:30 AM
Philip Seymour Hoffman’s New York apartment contained approximately 50 bags of heroin at the time of his death on Sunday, according to multiple media reports.
Investigators also found used syringes and prescription drugs in the home of the 46-year-...
| Mar 1, 2014
| 9:30 AM
Tom Capizzi is going to Hollywood Sunday night for the 86th Academy Awards, but not in a limo or a tux.
Instead, he will be protesting near the Dolby Theatre, hoisting a green sign saying "Chase Talent Not Subsidies."
Capizzi will be among hundreds of...
| Mar 22, 2014
| 12:17 PM
"Divergent," the teenage sci-fi drama starring Shailene Woodley, left the box-office competition in the dust Friday, selling an estimated $22.8 million in ticket sales on 3,936 screens for a healthy per screen average of $5,793.
While "Divergent" was...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 3:05 PM
The new Shailene Woodley film "The Fault in Our Stars" unveiled its first trailer Wednesday, and it promises to be a tearjerker of a romance.
Adapted from the bestselling young-adult novel by John Green, the movie stars Woodley as Hazel Grace...
| Feb 28, 2014
Oscar-nominated or not, a screenplay remains a halfway thing until it goes before the cameras. Similarly, a movie is only a movie until the post-screening discussion, whether that discussion takes place in your head, alone, or with strangers in a room. At...
| Jan 31, 2014
In general, I try to take an ecumenical approach to books and reading in this space. Sure, I have my own prejudices, but I take care not to impose them on others.
For example, I've tried three separate times to read "The Da Vinci Code" and can't...
| Mar 7, 2014
| 12:00 PM
In Syfy's reality competition "Opposite Worlds," Twitter put unprecedented power in the hands of viewers, supplying them with the ability to reward popular contestants with a luxurious spa day while punishing others with a less savory task: cleaning human...
| Mar 19, 2014
| 12:20 PM
As the popularity of "The Hunger Games" franchise and the anticipation of the release of "Divergent" can attest, dystopic young-adult stories are all the rage these days, on screen and on the page. Now the first trailer has been released for a big-...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 10:16 AM
The teen sci-fi film "Divergent," starring Shailene Woodley, opened with a strong $4.9 million from Thursday night showings, according to Lionsgate.
The movie, which the studio hopes will launch its next successful young-adult franchise following...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 6:30 PM
Does digital data offer indicators that can be used to monitor marketing effectiveness and predict box office success even before awareness turns into intent? We analyzed this weekend's new movies across Facebook, YouTube, Twitter and Google (the...
| Mar 21, 2014
| 7:08 PM
As the latest film franchise based on a bestselling young-adult book series, "Divergent" arrives in theaters Friday to the delight of die-hard fans.
But for those unfamiliar with the dystopian thriller's background and mythology, all this talk of...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 12:45 PM
In Hollywood, movie studios aren't just beholden to box-office analysts' expectations -- they also face the scrutiny of Wall Street and its interpretation of whether a given picture met those observers' predictions.
Shares of Lionsgate were up more than...