All posts tagged "film"
Big ‘Deadpool’ Debut Annihilates ‘Fifty Shades’ Record, More
LOS ANGELES – The R-rated “Deadpool” has taken the box office by storm, annihilating records with an eye-popping $135 million from its first three days in U.S. theaters, according to comScore estimates Sunday. The Fox film, which...
- Posted February 14, 2016
With Restraint, YouTube Rolls Out Original Programming
LOS ANGELES – Michael “Burnie” Burns hears a discrepancy. Before greeting moviegoers at the debut of his film, the writer-actor is eavesdropping on all the big-budget movie trailers playing ahead of his much smaller crowdfunded concoction, “Lazer...
- Posted February 9, 2016
‘Kung Fu Panda 3’ Leads on Super Bowl Weekend
NEW YORK – “Kung Fu Panda 3” remained atop the box office over Super Bowl weekend, while the Coen brothers’ “Hail, Caesar!” and the Jane Austen-monster mashup “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies” followed distantly behind. DreamWorks Animation’s...
- Posted February 7, 2016
Inarritu Wins top DGA Prize, further Obscuring Awards Season
LOS ANGELES – An unclear cinematic season got a little foggier on Saturday with Alejandro Inarritu’s Directors Guild win for his harrowing frontier epic “The Revenant.” With only weeks to go before the Academy Awards on Feb....
- Posted February 7, 2016
‘Spotlight’ Wins Best Ensemble at Not-so-white Sag Awards
The Screen Actors Guild Awards were not so white. While the Academy Awards remain enveloped in a crisis over the diversity of its nominees, the 22nd annual SAG Awards on Saturday presented a stark antidote to the...
- Posted January 30, 2016
Big-money Shoots may Turn Havana into new Hollywood Location
HAVANA – The producers of Showtime’s dark comedy “House of Lies” had $3 million and a mission: shoot the first episode of scripted American television in Cuba in more than half a century. With less than a...
- Posted January 22, 2016
Heart-Pounding Action? Hollywood Can now Measure That
LOS ANGELES – Ever been told a movie is a heart-pounding thriller that’ll have you on the edge of your seat? Thanks to wearable technology, Hollywood has the tools to prove it. 20th Century Fox says that...
- Posted January 15, 2016
Alan Rickman, Star of Stage and ‘Harry Potter,’ Dies at 69
LONDON – British actor Alan Rickman, a classically trained stage star and sensual screen villain in the “Harry Potter” saga and other films, has died. He was 69. Rickman’s family said Thursday that the actor had died...
- Posted January 14, 2016
China’s Wanda Buys Legendary Entertainment for $3.5 Billion
BEIJING – Wanda Group said Tuesday it is buying Hollywood’s Legendary Entertainment, the maker of films such as “Batman,” for $3.5 billion in the first Chinese acquisition of a major U.S. film company. Wanda, whose chairman, Wang...
- Posted January 12, 2016
‘Martian,’ ‘Revenant’ get Awards Boost with top Globes Wins
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. – The 73rd annual Golden Globes had a few curveballs up its sleeves, and the biggest ones weren’t even from acerbic host Ricky Gervais, who kept the show alive with his biting quips and...
- Posted January 11, 2016