Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:18 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" became the highest-grossing film in domestic box office history on Wednesday, surpassing the $760.5 million record set by director James Cameron's epic "Avatar."
Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:17 am
"Furious 7" was selected as favorite movie and favorite action movie, Channing Tatum as favorite movie actor and Sandra Bullock as favorite movie actress at Wednesday night's presentation of the People's Choice Awards at the Microsoft Theater.
Posted Jan. 7, 2016, 9:16 am
Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey will become chairman of the largest privately held, independent film studio under terms of a deal announced tonight.
Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:07 pm
"Mad Max: Fury Road," "Spotlight," "Ex Machina" and "The Big Short" were among the 10 films nominated today for the coveted Producers Guild of America Award for motion pictures, an honor that has traditionally been a precursor to success on Oscar night.
Posted Jan. 5, 2016, 1:06 pm
Justin Timberlake will serve as executive music producer as well as pen original music for DreamWorks Animation's "Trolls," in which he'll also star, the studio announced today.
Posted Jan. 3, 2015, 10:56 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" added another $88.3 million in its third weekend in theaters in the United States and Canada, pushing its total domestic box office take to within reach of the all-time record, according to estimated industry figures released today.
Posted Dec. 27, 2015, 9:56 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" posted the biggest second-weekend box office total ever recorded in North America, raking in more than $153 million in the United States and Canada, according to box office figures released today.
Posted Dec. 24, 2015, 10:46 am
The former director of the Hallmark Channel's "Home & Family" show is suing the program's executive producer, alleging he was fired because of his age.
Posted Dec. 20, 2015, 11:48 am
Hollywood records fell like so many imperial storm troopers this weekend, as "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" blasted through the stratosphere with $517 million in estimated weekend sales worldwide.
Posted Dec. 19, 2015, 11:28 am
"Star Wars: The Force Awakens" took in an estimated $120 million in its first day in theaters across the United States and Canada, according to industry figures released today. That breaks the previous one-day record of $91 million set by 2011's "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows II."
Posted Dec. 18, 2015, 9:24 am
For the culmination of the second annual competition, The Peace in the Streets Global Film Festival honored its winners at the United Nations headquarters in New York City earlier this month, including Santa Monica girl Ruby Maciel who won first place in the under 8 category.
Posted Dec. 17, 2015, 8:46 am
Months of anticipation will finally end for devoted fans tonight when "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" opens, but the excitement will build throughout the day in Hollywood with a daylong marathon of the original films and a wedding for a pair of devotees who have been camping outside the TCL Chinese Theatre.
Posted Dec. 13, 2015, 9:16 am
It was another good weekend for "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay, Part 2", which won the box office battle for the fourth straight week, according to industry estimates released today.
Posted Dec. 11, 2015, 9:41 am
How did New Line Cinema nab Peter Jackson and his vision for the fantastically successful “Lord of the Rings” trilogy?
Posted Dec. 8, 2015, 9:21 am
Santa Monica writer/director Henry Jaglom received the prestigious “Outstanding Achievement in Independent Filmmaking” Award at The Hero’s Gala Awards at The Santa Fe Film Festival on Sunday Dec. 6.
Posted Dec. 6, 2015, 9:44 am
The movie industry had a good weekend, with sales up 26 percent over the same weekend period last year, an analyst said today.
Posted Nov. 29, 2015, 10:17 am
Hollywood had a "solid, but not record-breaking" Thanksgiving weekend, with the latest Hunger Games movie, and a new Disney Pixar flick, in the one-two positions.
Posted Nov. 24, 2015, 11:04 am
"Carol," the Cate Blanchett romance between a pair of women in 1950s New York, earned a leading six nominations today for the 2016 Film Independent Spirit Awards, which honor the best in independent film.
Posted Nov. 23, 2015, 9:14 am
A 12-screen ArcLight cinema complex opened Friday on the third level of Santa Monica Place, complete with a full bar, café, and concessions. Guests 21-years and over can enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails at its lounge and during screenings.
Posted Nov. 20, 2015, 6:00 am
A 12-screen ArcLight cinema complex opens today on the third level of Santa Monica Place, complete with a full bar, café, and concessions. Guests 21-years and over can enjoy wine, beer, and cocktails in the designated 21+ lounge and during screenings.
Posted Nov. 14, 2015, 10:03 am
Actor/writer/director Spike Lee and actress Gena Rowlands will receive honorary awards from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences tonight, while actress/dancer Debbie Reynolds will receive the organization's coveted Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award.
Posted Nov. 6, 2015, 9:41 am
The American Film Market (AFM) opened Wednesday for its 36th edition, which will run through next Wednesday, Nov. 11 with more than 80 new buying companies participating with the largest growth coming from South Korea, China, Germany, and India. Nearly 1,600 buyers are expected from more than 70 countries.
Posted Nov. 5, 2015, 11:04 am
On this episode of Inside Hollywood we chat with actor Daniel Craig and Director Sam Mendes about their upcoming film Spectre.
Posted Oct. 27, 2015, 10:30 am
This episode of Inside Hollywood we speak with actors Vin Diesel and Elijah Wood about their new film The Last Witch Hunter.
Posted Oct. 25, 2015, 9:35 am
"The Martian" starring Matt Damon stuck in space was projected to sell $15.9 million in tickets, topping the weekend box office again.