| Mar 6, 2014
| 8:35 PM
Probably more than any other instrument in an orchestra, the tuba has the sound of authority — big, brassy, deep and imposing.
For the young, struggling John Van Houten, that sound inspired the discipline he needed. The tuba instructor, who...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 2:30 PM
French filmmaker Jean-Pierre Jeunet pulled no punches at the 2014 3D Creative Summit in London March 12 as he criticized Hollywood's approach to 3D and bemoaned poor-quality exhibition.
"I think Hollywood is killing 3D," Jeunet told the assembled...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
In the past few years, thanks primarily to the extraordinary string of creative and commercial successes rolling out of the Pixar Studios, animated films and writing honors haven't been mutually exclusive terms. Disney's "Beauty and the Beast" garnered...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 12:29 PM
Die-hard film fans will not want to miss Hungarian director György Pálfi's meticulous compilation film, "Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen." Over the course of three years, Pálfi and his team edited together clips from 450 different movies into a more-or-...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 5:09 AM
As a Disney movie shooting in Central Florida, "Tomorrowland" would be expected to use Disney World as a backdrop.
Here's the happy news for Disney fans: The George Clooney sci-fi movie will feature the Carousel of Progress attraction in the Magic...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 11:26 AM
Disney World is pulling the plug on two of its live-entertainment options at Disney's Hollywood Studios theme park next month. The last day for the Pixar Pals Countdown to Fun parade and the Disney Channel Rocks street show will be April 6, a Disney World...
| Jan 1, 2012
Just before noon on a clear fall day, the Newman stage on the 20th Century Fox lot is alive with bright lights, hovering microphones and a full 105-piece orchestra. It's one of the final scoring sessions for "Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol,"...
| Mar 16, 2012
| 9:09 AM
The espionage franchise got a major re-energizing - which also didn't hurt star Tom Cruise's career - with this hugely successful fourth movie spinoff of the classic TV series, the first live-action feature directed by animation veteran Brad Bird ("The...
| Apr 5, 2012
Art is in the eye of the beholder, and since the Disney Fantasy can hold 8,000 passenger eyes, it's no wonder the halls are decked with frame after frame of Disney artwork.
The new Disney Cruise Line ship that set sail on its maiden voyage on March 31...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 8:36 PM
The "Mission Impossible" films magnify their spectacular stunts and special effects with each new episode. The latest frenzied installment is no exception. If gut-wrenching exploits and maximum vertigo are your cup of tea, you're in for a real treat...
| Jun 21, 2012
| 4:51 PM
EMERYVILLE, Calif. — It takes a fearless sort of man to wear a skirt to the office — even when the office is a den of art school grads, the boss is an avuncular guy with a Hawaiian shirt fetish and the skirt is a stylish plaid number...