| Apr 24, 2011
| 4:33 PM
The season of big summer tentpoles will kick off next weekend, when Universal Pictures' sequel "Fast Five" will drive into domestic theaters. But overseas, that film and another big-budget studio movie, "Thor," have already begun to roll out and are......
| Feb 3, 2011
You'd think this much would have been enough to make 2011 a banner year for Natalie Portman: So far this year, she's won a Screen Actors Guild Award and a Golden Globe, earned an Oscar nomination and watched as her art-house film "Black Swan" has taken in...
| Mar 16, 2011
China has become such an important market for U.S. entertainment companies that one studio has taken the extraordinary step of digitally altering a film to excise bad guys from the Communist nation lest the leadership in Beijing be offended.
| May 17, 2011
| 12:25 PM
Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman talked to us about starring in the new super hero flick Thor.
The epic adventure "Thor" spans the Marvel Universe from present day Earth to the realm of Asgard. At the center of the story is The Mighty Thor,...
| May 22, 2011
| 2:11 PM
LOS ANGELES -- "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides" dug up $90.1 million in box office treasure in its first weekend in North America, at the low end of forecasts but still the biggest debut of any film this year, according to studio estimates on...
| Apr 27, 2011
| 1:42 PM
Thor: God of Thunder X360, PS3, Wii, DS/$34.99-$59.99/May 3
April showers have brought May superpowers, as Hollywood is set to deliver the first of many action-packed comic-book movies due out this summer. The Earth-saving, tight-suit-wearing lineup...
| May 4, 2011
| 10:00 PM
** (out of four)
Forget being grounded; when a god insults his parents, he’s banished from his twinkly space kingdom. That renders rebellious hothead Thor (Chris Hemsworth) powerless among the mortals on Earth, who are well-represented by an...
| Jun 4, 2011
Talk show host Ellen DeGeneres has listed her Beverly Hills estate for sale.
The asking price is "available upon request" on the Westside Estate Agency website, but local real estate industry sources place it at $49 million.
| Jun 20, 2011
| 7:56 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It seems like such a quaint notion: Folks would go to the movie theater, buy their tickets at the box office, then sit down, shut up and pay attention for two hours to what was on the screen.
Now, the piercing glow of cell phones...
| Jun 20, 2011
| 2:36 PM
"Green Lantern" struck me as a particularly useless blockbuster. It's ugly, it's uncreative and it's opening in a season with no shortage of better comic book movies.
I want everyone to have a fun time at the movies, so try salvaging the...
| May 12, 2011
| 10:14 PM
Kenneth Branagh comes from a Shakespearean background in acting. He is now the unlikely director of "Thor," a big-budget superhero movie. To his credit, he successfully blends his classical training with the more mundane demands of a comic book action...
| Aug 24, 2011
| 7:00 AM
China bought $91.9-billion worth of U.S. goods last year, including boatloads of medical devices, precious metals and electrical equipment. But when it comes to America's most celebrated cultural export — Hollywood movies — crossing China's...