• Sun, 29 Mar 2015 19:13:26 +0000
    The first full trailer for HBO’s upcoming miniseries “The Casual Vacancy,” based on Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling’s book of the same name, has hit the Web — and Potter fans shouldn’t expect anything to be like Hogwarts. The book and three-part miniseries follows a small town after a community leader dies without an obvious... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:48:35 +0000
    “Cinderella” danced its way past $300 million at the global box office after opening in a number of key foreign markets. The Disney live-action remake of the animated classic topped overseas charts, earning $38.7 million after debuting in Spain, the United Kingdom, Brazil, France and Australia. The rags-to-riches story of a woman who captures a... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:39:08 +0000
    Miroslav Ondricek, a Czech cinematographer who worked frequently with director Milos Forman and was nominated twice for Academy Awards, has died, according to several reports. He was 80. Ondricek’s son David, who is also a filmmaker, announced the death to Czech television, though no cause was given. Ondricek worked on more than 40 films in... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 18:28:48 +0000
    Heading into the weekend, “Home” looked like yet another box office disappointment for DreamWorks Animation. The studio has suffered through a grueling period of film flops like “Mr. Peabody and Sherman,” “Penguins of Madagascar” and “Turbo.” “Home,” with a projected opening of $30 million to $35 million, seemed unlikely to break the cold streak. For... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:50:24 +0000
    Love Disney remakes and Dwayne Johnson action pics? Then Johnson’s new project is probably for you. “Saturday Night Live” took aim at Disney live-action remakes, like the recent “Cinderella” and “Maleficent,” with Johnson starring in an action-packed “Bambi” sketch this weekend. The guest host donned a deer suit to play a new gun-slinging, cigar-smoking version... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 17:13:56 +0000
    “It Follows” is on pace to be the top-grossing film in Radius-TWC’s history after the low-budget horror film pulled in $4 million in its first weekend of wide release. That was a strong enough showing to crack the weekend top five, despite heavy competition from the likes of “Get Hard,” “Home” and “Insurgent.” Credit critics... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 16:47:19 +0000
    Stage and screen director Gene Saks, who helmed many Neil Simon plays on Broadway and won Tonys for the Cy Coleman-Michael Stewart musical “I Love My Wife” plus Simon’s “Brighton Beach Memoirs” and “Biloxi Blues,” died Saturday, according to the New York Times. He was 93. His wife, Keren, told the New York Times that... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 15:00:33 +0000
    Designed to play as a moving adaptation of Alice Hoffman’s bestseller, “The Dovekeepers” is more of a wounded duck. Similar in tone to Lifetime’s “The Red Tent” by entering into such a story from a female perspective, the entire first half of this two-part miniseries essentially feels like an extended preamble to night two, which... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:39:54 +0000
    Jeffrey Katzenberg must be breathing a huge sigh of relief after the embattled DreamWorks Animation chief scored a much needed box office win with the release of “Home.” The family film was the weekend’s top ticket seller, pulling in a sterling $54 million, easily eclipsing projections that had it bowing to between $30 million and... Read more »
  • Sun, 29 Mar 2015 14:08:49 +0000
    Regulatory and finance body had been without full time head for nine months.
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