| Dec 20, 2013
| 12:30 PM
MEMO TO: MICHAEL LYNTON AND AMY PASCAL
FROM: PETER BART
Running a major studio has always been a balancing act, but I confess that I'm getting dizzy tracking your words and actions at Sony Pictures.
You inform investors that you will reduce the film...
| Dec 21, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The setting: a gloomy metropolis in the not-too-distant future. Endless rows of identically clad proles sit before a giant screen, watching Big Brother rant about the virtues of group think. "We are one people with one will, one resolve, one cause!" he...
| Dec 28, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
| Jan 3, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Netflix is now offering a DVD-style extra for original drama "House of Cards" on its Internet streaming service: scene-by-scene commentary by the directors of each episode.
With the addition of "HoC" director's commentary, Netflix is hoping to...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 11:44 AM
Sony Pictures Entertainment has named Michael De Luca to be head of production for its Columbia Pictures unit.
De Luca, whose namesake production company has had a production and development deal with Columbia since 2004, will share the role with Hannah...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 7:00 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Bonnie and Clyde" did.
The Skinny: I'm liking "Homeland" again. If I forgot how the show got to where it's got in terms of plots, and just enjoy it for what it is, I roll my eyes a lot less. Anyway, after I...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 10:46 AM
Reteamed with "Pirates of the Caribbean" producer Jerry Bruckheimer and director Gore Verbinski, Johnny Depp stars in this revision of the Western legend ... but the title role of the masked man belongs to Armie Hammer ("The Social Network").
| Oct 3, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Alfonso Cuaron's 3-D sci-fi drama "Gravity" will probably have major pull with moviegoers at the box office this weekend.
The film starring Sandra Bullock as an astronaut stranded in space is expected to launch with a healthy $45 million, according...
| Oct 3, 2013
| 10:51 AM
Fans of TV series like "Strike Back," "Graceland," "Gossip Girl" and "Teen Wolf" can catch their favorite actors on the big screen sometime next year in the indie feature film "Undrafted."
The baseball film stars Philip Winchester of "Strike Back,"...
| 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...
| Sep 25, 2013
| 2:28 PM
NEW YORK — For years, the New York Film Festival was a quaint afterthought on the fall festival circuit, good for locals to catch up on prestige titles but devoid of much Hollywood fizz.
The Lincoln Center event has become an...
| Oct 17, 2013
| 12:57 PM
In its own Hollywood way, "The Fifth Estate" is quite an ambitious film. It wants to create a viable portrait of Julian Assange, the wildly controversial founder of WikiLeaks, dramatize the significant but complex questions his work raises and surround...