| May 9, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Paramount Pictures and Regency Enterprises were finishing up "Noah," they looked to an unusual market to release the $130-million biblical epic: China.
Paramount has enjoyed tremendous success in the world's most populous nation, with...
| May 13, 2014
| 6:30 AM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" will have its world premiere in Hong Kong, one of the locations of the film, the fourth in the "Transformers" franchise.
Grammy Award-winning band Imagine Dragons is expected to perform live at the opening in the Chinese...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:40 AM
Roberto Orci will boldly go where he has never gone before: The veteran Hollywood screenwriter and producer is set to make his directorial debut on Paramount's "Star Trek 3," according to a Variety report.
Orci is writing the story for the new film with...
| May 15, 2014
| 9:13 AM
When we last saw Tribune Tower in 2011’s “Transformers: Dark of the Moon,” there was a Decepticon ship crashing into the building’s steeple. Tribune Tower makes another appearance in the upcoming “Transformers: Age of...
| May 15, 2014
| 2:30 PM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" will take China by storm, Viacom president and CEO Philippe Dauman predicted Thursday at the MoffettNathanson Media & Communications Summit.
"It's going to be huge and will probably set a box office record in China," the...
| Apr 4, 2014
| 8:05 AM
For one of the final scenes of the first season of the new HBO comedy series "Silicon Valley," creator Mike Judge and his production designers re-created TechCrunch Disrupt, the intense annual San Francisco conference where computer engineers,...
| Mar 24, 2014
| 7:00 PM
When promoting a big-budget summer film, there are plenty of stops at which movie stars are expected to shill their product. Actors hole up in fancy hotels for press junkets, trade banter with David Letterman and fly overseas to walk red carpets.
| Apr 23, 2014
| 11:58 AM
Barbie is going from the toy store shelf to the silver screen.
The iconic blond-haired, blue-eyed doll will be featured in an coming live-action comedy, Sony Pictures and Mattel announced Wednesday. Production for the movie, which Sony sees as its...
| Apr 28, 2014
| 6:57 PM
Is Chicago having a big year at the movies or what? One of the spring's biggest films ("Divergent") was set here, filmed here and based on a book by a local author. Now two of summer's biggest movies, "Transformers: Age of Extinction" and "Jupiter...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:18 AM
"Thank you. I try. Sometimes you succeed. Sometimes you don't. You never know."
Over lunch downtown, John Turturro is taking a compliment, somewhat bashfully, regarding his hardy film and stage career, and in particular his performance (the first of his...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:43 AM
Jennifer Lawrence has been named FHM's sexiest woman in the world for 2014.
"The Hunger Games" star tops the British men's magazine 20th annual list, unseating last year's champ Mila Kunis and sending her down to the No. 6 spot.
The reasons: JLaw's...
| Apr 11, 2014
| 11:00 AM
In front of me, the movie screen starts at the floor and rises so high it's like seeing "Divergent" on the side of a building. At the moment warrior princess Tris, played by a fierce Shailene Woodley, is about to jump onto a speeding train. I can feel the...