The final “Hunger Games,” Pixar’s look at the Jurassic age and the return of Rocky didn’t pack a big enough punch to break records at the Thanksgiving box office. However, the combined ticket sales of “Mockingjay – Part 2,” “The Good Dinosaur” and “Creed” did outpace last year’s holiday by 12%. Overall domestic receipts clocked… Read more »
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A LAPD bomb squad is investigating a suspicious package near the route of the Hollywood Christmas Parade, which was set to be held on Sunday, police told KTLA. An unspecified package was delivered to the corner of Hollywood Boulevard and Orange Drive Sunday afternoon around 3 p.m., say police. The 84th edition of the annual… Read more »
“Creed” ended up being a pleasant surprise at the Thanksgiving box office, so a sequel to the continuation of the Rocky Balboa franchise isn’t too crazy an idea — and star Michael B. Jordan would be down for it. In an interview with the Associated Press posted Saturday, Jordan said he would be game to… Read more »
At the multiplexes, what’s old is new again. Rocky Balboa is back in the ring, Han Solo is once again steering the Millennium Falcon and Hollywood is riding a wave of nostalgia as it tries to put a fresh spin on some mothballed franchises. Nearly 40 years ago, “Rocky” took America by storm, plunging up… Read more »
Leonardo DiCaprio Says ‘The Revenant’ Was His Most Difficult Film Leonardo DiCaprio says the extreme conditions while filming “The Revenant” meant that “It was the most difficult film, I think, that any of us have ever done.” Elisabeth Hasselbeck To Step Down From ‘Fox & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck is set to step down from her… Read more »
“Carol,” an elegantly wrought romance about two lesbians falling in love at the height of Cold War era conformity, is embracing an unconventional release strategy. The film has received some of the best reviews of the year and is expected to be a major factor in the Oscar race, but instead of trying to push… Read more »
Jagged, ragged and darkly hilarious, “The Naked DJ” consists of one long rant by Singaporean underground musician X’ Ho about his country and late supreme leader Lee Kuan Yew.
Rocky Balboa is so synonymous with Philadelphia that the “City of Brotherly Love” erected a statue to memorialize the steps that the fictional boxer bounds up as part of his iconic training routine. Well, actually the statue, with its portrait of the pugilist flinging his hands triumphantly in the air, was created for a scene… Read more »
Paris-based MK2 has scored a raft of sales on “Argentina,” a live-performance documentary about Argentina’s stunning musical heritage – from traditional styles such as the Zamba of “La Felipe Varela” through to modern dance – directed by critically-acclaimed Carlos Saura, who broke through as a leading light of Spain’s Nuevo Cine Español. Bringing Saura’s hallmark… Read more »
“The Martian” rocketed to $50.1 million in China this weekend, demonstrating that it pays to have the world’s second-largest film market play a key role in a picture’s plot. In the film, China’s space program gives critical aid to NASA that allows the governmental organization to bring a stranded astronaut (Matt Damon) back to earth…. Read more »
“The Kids” is an engaging and convincing drama about the emotional and financial challenges faced by a Taipei teenage couple who become parents while still at school.