| Mar 11, 2014
| 10:05 AM
When it comes to '70s and '80s remakes, I’m of the common Gen-X mind-set that there are some modern iconic characters who should never be inhabited by new actors (Marty McFly, say, or Vito Corleone). On the other hand, there are some movies and...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 9:20 AM
Q: I really enjoy ABC's "Castle" and wonder if you could provide more information about the young lady that plays Rick Castle's daughter, Alexis. I think she's a very good actress and wonder why I haven't seen her before.
A: Twenty-year-old Texas...
| Mar 6, 2014
| 10:51 AM
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the...
| Feb 14, 2014
| 12:51 PM
Ben Affleck's CIA thriller "Argo" topped the digital movie purchases and rentals charts in 2013, outselling "World War Z" and "Star Trek: Into Darkness."
According to research company Rentrak Corp., the 2013 Academy Award-winning film from Warner Bros.,...
| Jan 21, 2014
| 4:38 PM
The box-office underachiever "Runner Runner" ranked high in the home video market in its first week in release, but it didn't sell enough copies to take out "Despicable Me 2," which has now topped Rentrak's sales chart five weeks in a row.
| Jan 6, 2014
| 4:10 PM
The minions have continued their winning streak. For the third week in a row, Universal Pictures' animated sequel "Despicable Me 2" was the best-selling DVD and Blu-ray title, according to Rentrak, while "Fast & Furious 6," also from Universal, was...
| Jan 14, 2014
| 10:25 AM
Sequels "Despicable Me 2" and "Fast & Furious 6" were again the two bestselling DVD and Blu-ray titles for the week that ended Jan. 4, according to Rentrak.
That marks the fourth straight week the animated comedy and the high-octane thriller have...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The World's End
Universal, $29.98; Blu-ray, $34.98
Available on VOD beginning Nov. 19
After giving zombie flicks and cop movies a British accent with the send-ups/homages "Shaun of the Dead" and "Hot Fuzz," director Edgar Wright and his co-...
| Nov 22, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Golden Globes ballots will be mailed Nov. 27 with film entries broken down as usual between dramas and comedies.
The organization is more confident than I am. For several films in this year's race, it's hard to see where to draw the line. I was deeply...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:07 PM
Disney's 3-D animated summer movie "Planes" appears to have some lift as a home entertainment title, soaring to the top of Rentrak's DVD and Blu-ray sales chart in its first week in release.
Featuring the voice of comedian Dane Cook, the "Cars"...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:55 AM
NEW YORK — Most media moguls spend their time building empires.
Time Warner Inc. Chairman and Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes has spent the last several years dismantling one.
Gone is AOL, the online platform that acquired Time Warner in 2000 in a...
| Sep 17, 2013
| 3:21 PM
Lily Collins, star of "The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones" has been dubbed the most dangerous cyber celebrity of 2013.
The actress was bestowed this year's (dis)honor by Internet security firm McAfee because searching for pictures and downloads of...