| Dec 13, 2013
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She didn’t like her name. Herbert Tobias, the photographer who discovered her, agreed. “Christa Paffgen” was guttural, inelegant, a moniker...
| Dec 14, 2013
| 9:00 AM
NEW YORK — Over the last 15 years, much of Ben Stiller's work — "Zoolander," "Meet the Parents," "There's Something About Mary," "Tropic Thunder" — has turned not only into box-office gold but something bigger, zeitgeist-defining...
| Dec 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
Harvey and Bob Weinstein are getting the reunion they've long sought — and moviegoers could end up getting sequels to such older favorites as "Shakespeare in Love," "Swingers" and "Rounders."
The brothers' film company, Weinstein Co., has struck a...
| Dec 20, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Canadian films and filmmakers are drawing more and more global recognition, and the 25th Palm Springs Intl. Film Festival has programmed a hefty sidebar of films from the Great White North that make a compelling case for a Canadian renaissance.
| Dec 26, 2013
| 2:28 PM
First published as a 1939 short story in the New Yorker, James Thurber's "The Secret Life of Walter Mitty" crawls inside the mind of an unassuming man: Walter Mitty, serious daydreamer.
Well, who isn't? I prefer to think of daydreams as mind movies...
| Jan 1, 2014
Chicago, this may not be the easiest thing to read on New Year's Day. And God knows, you probably don't want to hear this coming from a former Rhode Islander. But today, our day of new beginnings, this time when we pause, reassess and vow to do better...
| Jan 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
An Italian distributor for “12 Years a Slave” recently caused an uproar when a promotional poster for the critically acclaimed film prominently displayed actors Brad Pitt and Michael Fassbender, the latter of whom plays an abusive slave...
| Jan 13, 2014
| 6:52 PM
Fox Broadcasting is going into business with the Lonely Island, the hugely popular comedic rap band featuring Andy Samberg and childhood friends Akiva Schaffer and Jorma Taccone.
Fox announced the development deal Monday at the Television Critics Assn....
| Dec 7, 2013
| 11:02 AM
The lone film opening in wide release on Friday, "Out of the Furnace," failed to generate much heat going into its debut weekend.
Starring Christian Bale as a blue-collar worker in a film directed by Scott Cooper of "Crazy Heart," the film earned $1.8...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Paramount's Will Ferrell comedy "Daddy's Home," New Line's "Mean Moms" and CBS Films' D.B. Cooper tale "Skyjack" are on board to receive allocations from the California Film Tax Credit program.
The trio of projects have been moved from the state film...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 PM
20th Century Fox has moved Josh Trank's "Fantastic Four" reboot back three months from March 6, 2015 to June 19, 2015.
The project has not yet gone into production with the studio still testing for the lead roles. Tim Story directed the first two...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Bigger is definitely better this year at the American Film Market, which winds up its 34th edition Wednesday as prominent projects with major stars racked up the strongest sales.
Among the key titles provoking robust buyer reaction: Lionsgate's crime-...