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  • 'The Heat': Bullock, McCarthy 'like sisters' at N.Y. premiere

    NEW YORK — While promoting a film, most actors wax poetic about how fantastic their costars were to work with on set. Few, however, actually mean it — and even the ones who do rarely form the type of bond that "The Heat" stars Melissa McCarthy...
  • ‘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 […]...
  • Box Office Epic Fail: Why Studios Must End Their Tentpole Obsession

    While the movie industry is on track for a record summer box office, there's blood on the streets of Hollywood. The swing-for-fences strategy adopted by most of the majors can pay off big when it works. But judging from the hundreds of millions in red...
  • 'Elysium' Holds Key to Sony's Summer Box Office

    Neill Blomkamp can't sneak up on audiences this time. In mid-August 2009, his $35 million aliens-as-boatpeople picture, "District 9," flew out of nowhere to score $213 million in global ticket sales. On Aug. 8, the film's writer-director is back with...
  • 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,...
  • '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...
  • 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...