| Dec 18, 2013
| 12:30 PM
The dramatic story of how Twitter came to be may be arriving on your small screen soon.
Lionsgate announced today that it has optioned the rights to Nick Bilton's "Hatching Twitter: A True Story of Money, Power, Friendship and Betrayal." Allison Shearmur...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| 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...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:50 PM
For all of those teenage boys dying to see Judi Dench playing an elderly Irish woman: Now you don't have to bring your parents to get into "Philomena."
In a victory against the Motion Picture Assn. of America that could be as much publicity win as...
| Oct 20, 2013
| 8:30 PM
A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases.
12 Years a Slave
Distributor: Fox Searchlight
Had Steve McQueen not already christened his previous picture thus, "Shame" would have been the perfect one-word title to capture the gut-...
| 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...
| Oct 17, 2013
One challenge facing screenwriters and directors today towers above the rest. It is this: How do you make something vital and interesting out of a story of guys, in a sweat, looking at keyboards?
"The Social Network" solved the problem by, among other...
| Apr 2, 2013
| 3:24 PM
A couple of news reports about two Disney films bubbled up from the ocean depths today. And both involved characters named Nemo.
First, an online report at the Washington Post’s website today announced that Ellen DeGeneres will reprise her voice...