| Feb 11, 2013
| 5:41 AM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — "Identity Thief" has turned out to be the real thing at the box office.
The comedy starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy debuted at No. 1 with a $36.6 million opening weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday....
| Feb 23, 2013
| 2:29 PM
The Film Independent Spirit Awards are the penultimate stop before the Oscars -- but with just one day to go before the Academy Awards, 9-year-old Quvenzhane Wallis had reached her red carpet threshold.
As her publicist told her she had a few more...
| Feb 23, 2013
| 3:12 PM
Hollywood makes movies, of course, but just as important — or maybe more so — it makes stars. But as Boston Globe film critic Ty Burr argues in “Gods Like Us: On Movie Stardom and Modern Fame,” the manufacture and maintenance of...
| Feb 7, 2013
| 8:12 AM
“Identity Thief” will make a name for itself this weekend as the comedy is poised to easily pocket the No. 1 spot at the box office.
The film, co-starring Melissa McCarthy and Jason Bateman, is set to debut with a strong $25 million,...
| Jun 6, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Sumner Redstone started his career as an exhibitor, so friends and family who organized his surprise 90th birthday party last week zealously pursued a theatrical theme -- a giant red carpet in front of his home, a theater marquee, tickets, candy and...
| Jan 31, 2013
| 1:46 PM
Foreign invaders turn young Americans into freedom fighters in this less-effective remake of the 1984 adventure, delayed from release long enough by MGM's financial troubles for stars Chris Hemsworth and Josh Hutcherson to have had respective successes...
| Feb 5, 2013
| 12:10 PM
Katie Holmes has been separated from Tom Cruise since the end of June 2012. And it sounds like she's maybe ready to get back in the dating pool. But she's nervous because she's gotten so accustomed to her new, freer lifestyle. "Katie's in a dilemma,...
| Jan 18, 2013
| 2:27 PM
Covering the church beat takes on an entirely new dimension when that church is the Church of Scientology. Since its founding in 1954 by former pulp fiction writer L. Ron Hubbard, the church has aggressively used the courts and public relations...
| Jan 23, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"NICOLE GOES out of her way to walk on the razor's edge as an artist. I think she'd find it unnatural to be anything but exploratory, dangerous and challenging."
That's director Baz Luhrmann, speaking to The Hollywood Reporter about Nicole Kidman, the...
| Mar 21, 2013
| 2:18 PM
Before it became a lucrative if critically drubbed exemplar of '80s cinematic cheese, the Tom Cruise vehicle "Cocktail" first sprang to life as a novel by Heywood Gould, who based the book on his experiences bartending throughout New York in the 1970s....
| Mar 14, 2013
Steve Carell. Steve Buscemi. Jim Carrey. Alan Arkin. James Gandolfini. Olivia Wilde.
Good start, right? But the more you like the performers featured in "The Incredible Burt Wonderstone," the harder it is to sit back, relax and enjoy. The comedy about...
| Jan 25, 2013
"Parker" roars into a dull January and enlivens the movie landscape, and thank the action-movie gods because we needed a little something to wake us from our winter slumber.
Based on a novel in a series by Richard Stark, the alter ego of the late, great...