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  • 'Man of Steel,' 'White House Down' heroes fight terrorism

    Think you can escape the world's troubles by heading to the multiplex this summer? Think again. Terrorist schemes have a starring role in the season's action movies, triggering an assortment of mayhem — collapsing skyscrapers, spaceships...
  • Reel Critics: 'White House' can stay down

    Reel Critics: 'White House' can stay down
    Director Roland Emmerich is the master of action movies high in calories but low in nutritional value. "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" are among his previous credits. Great production values and cinematography are utilized only...
  • After 'Lone Ranger,' Disney may not be willing to take risks

    As Walt Disney Studio's "The Lone Ranger" limps off into the sunset after a bruising box-office encounter with the minions of "Despicable Me 2," it could be years before the studio gambles on a character unfamiliar to young moviegoers. The new take on...
  • ‘White House Down’: Roland Emmerich more Spielberg than Fassbinder

     
    Roland Emmerich's face wore an easy expression of carefree calm as he strolled onto the patio of his Hollywood Hills […]...
  • Summer B-movies are doing an A-list business

    Summer B-movies are doing an A-list business
    Summer moviegoing is usually about the stars, the spectacle and the sizzle. But in a trend that's mystifying Hollywood, this summer's box office is being driven by films with modest ambitions, including relatively inexpensive comedies, lower budget...
  • Activist investor Dan Loeb boosts rhetoric in call for Sony spinoff

    Activist investor Dan Loeb boosts rhetoric in call for Sony spinoff
    Activist investor Daniel Loeb, the chief executive of hedge fund Third Point, has turned up the heat on Sony Corp. in his call for the electronics and media giant to make an initial public stock offering of up to 20% of its entertainment arm. Loeb,...
  • Sony reports $35 million net profit for first quarter

    Sony reports $35 million net profit for first quarter
    Sony Corp. reported net income of $35 million for the fiscal first quarter ending June 30, buoyed by an improvement in its mobile products division and the depreciation of the yen. The Tokyo consumer electronics and media giant lost $312 million in...
  • Deauville Fest a Key Stop for U.S. Fare Set for Euro Distribution

    Basking in the glow of the vibrant U.S. indie biz, the 39th Deauville American Film Festival appears to be the key pre-fall launchpad for European distribs with American titles. Kicking off with Steven Soderbergh's "Behind the Candelabra," this edition...
  • Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season

    Summer box office: Five lessons to take away from a record season
    "R.I.P.D." was D.O.A. and "The Lone Ranger" was unable to lasso moviegoers. Yet at summer's end, Hollywood is riding happily off into the sunset thanks to an unexpected number of $100-million-plus hits that drove the seasonal box office to a record....
  • Tribune makes big deal! 'The Heat' takes 'White House' down.

    Tribune makes big deal! 'The Heat' takes 'White House' down.
    After the coffee. Before figuring out how to make a short week shorter. The Skinny: Sunday nights aren't the same without "Mad Men" or "Veep" but I am enjoying Netflix's new show "Orange Is the Black," which debuts for regular folks later this month....
  • Did 'Olympus Has Fallen' sink Channing Tatum's 'White House Down'?

    It was a concern from the minute the arms race to bring out the two movies began: does an American filmgoing audience want to see two films about terrorists taking over the White House? This past weekend, we learned the answer: not especially. Despite...
  • Review: 'White House Down' is hard to believe, easy to enjoy

    "White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure. This story of "the worst day this country ever had" — a roughly 12-hour period when an armed paramilitary...