| Jul 7, 2011
A little more than a year ago, the makers of "Zookeeper" took the Kevin James comedy to the AMC Ontario Mills 30 multiplex for a test screening. The talking-animals film had been scheduled to be released in October 2010, but the Sony Pictures brass were...
| Jul 7, 2011
| 7:44 PM
Few movie stars ever make it to the top of Hollywood's A-List. But Tom Hanks is one of them. He is now involved in writing, directing and starring in a personal film of his own choice. He plays the lead character in "Larry Crowne," a kinder, gentler story...
| Jul 17, 2011
| 9:57 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The boy wizard has vanquished the dark knight and a band of pirates with a record-setting magic act at both the domestic and international box office.
Warner Bros. estimates that "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2"...
| Mar 4, 2011
A marvelous mash-up of Old West and newfangled, "Rango" rewrites the animation playbook with its eye-popping critters and varmints, and its hero's tale (tail?) of a chameleon desperate for a SAG card and a town desperate for a sheriff. What fun.
| 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...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 7:31 AM
What history dictates, Hollywood redirects.
Following 9/11 and the invasion of Iraq (President George W. Bush's own landmark case of redirection), skeptical and shaken moviegoers were offered a spate of films responding to our new wars on the...
| Sep 6, 2011
| 3:15 PM
The fake 7-Eleven gas station will soon be cleared out to make way for an Oktoberfest celebration, and the Smallville's Best Pizza sign will eventually be taken off of Uncle Lar's Pizza restaurant, but the city of Plano, which last month hosted 14 days of...
| Sep 14, 2011
| 12:37 PM
"Once upon a time, there were three little girls ... "
The "little girls" part may not sit as well now, but the new "Charlie's Angels" quickly prove themselves quite capable in fighting crime. The expectedly glamorous, Miami-set ABC update of the female-...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 6:50 AM
Michael Bay has said he was done with the “Transformers” franchise in past interviews, but Vulture is reporting the 46-year-old director has had a change of heart.
According to the website, Bay is in final negotiations to direct a fourth...
| Oct 10, 2011
| 12:48 PM
Seriously, why is this movie about boxing robots called "Real Steel" and not "Rock'Em Sock'Em Robots"?
It's a brand name that people recognize, it might bring in some business from the nostalgia crowd, and the audience would be waiting breathlessly in...
| Jul 20, 2011
| 3:31 PM
Peek-A-Boo At Pioneer Court
The controversy surrounding the new 26-foot Marilyn Monroe statue in downtown Chicago's Pioneer Court is swirling through the streets of Chicago and the backrooms of City Hall...and it has more than just Marilyn's over-sized...
| Jul 29, 2011
| 5:30 AM
Recruits on the new Transformers ride opening at Universal Studios Hollywood in spring 2012 will join the heroic Autobots in an intergalactic battle against the villainous Decepticons.
The five-minute Transformers motion simulator dark ride with high-...