Nine months of production and a budget of ¥1.2 billion ($11.5 million, generous by Japanese standards) later, Japan's take on a WWII U-boat saga premiered at a lavish publicity event in Tokyo last…
Hollywood liberals still licking their wounds over last fall's election found some solace last week via the arrival of a progressive talk radio station.
Taking the high road for its first NC-17 release, "Inside Deep Throat," Universal has gone about assembling a cadre of cultural intelligentsia -- from Alan Dershowitz to Arianna Huffington -- to…
Broadway recovered from the previous week's snowstorm during Week 35 (Jan. 24-30), but receipts failed to skyrocket after so low a blow to the box office. Twenty-five shows brought in $12,325,216, up…
The Oscar noms paid off for "The Aviator" and "Sideways" last week but did little to jazz "Ray," which is coming up against the kind of cultural dissonance that black-themed pics usually face abroad.
It's been a roller coaster 10 years for both UPN and the WB, but -- at least ratings wise -- they start their second decades in pretty much the same position.
First they got the director, now they're going after the date. Last summer, Warner Bros. engineered a coup when it landed Bryan Singer, fresh off two successful "X-Men" pics at Fox and in…
Road grosses inched up 0.1% to $14,501,968 during Week 35 (Jan. 24-30), despite the loss of "Spamalot" and "All Shook Up," which ended their out-of-town tryouts.
"Success has a thousand fathers, but failure dies an orphan." The observation has been attributed to John F. Kennedy, but it's as much a movie industry as a political cliche. When it comes to a hit…
Proof, if proof were needed, that the U.K. digital terrestrial service, Freeview, has wrought a seachange in the dynamics of British TV came last week -- on Feb. 1, to be precise.
"Thank you, thank you. Now I would like to ask you all a question; who are you wearing?" quipped repeat winner Tony Shaloub. The actor, who took the male actor in a comedy series for the second year…
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