"Secondhand Lions," the 2003 New Line Cinema pic that inspired the stage musical now getting its world premiere from Seattle's 5th Avenue Theater, got knocked by critics for being schmaltzy and a…
Trotting out more high heels and far-fetched plot twists than an Almodovar film, “Tiny Times” is China's tween girl-power fantasy extraordinaire. Adapting his bestselling serial about four bosom…
As a native, I know how to navigate Los Angeles's Westside with relative ease, depending on the amount of mind-numbing traffic and inevitable freeway closures, of which there are many. But when it…
When it comes to licensing, Disney is the undisputed king of the castle. The Mouse House generated $39.4 billion in retail sales from licensing, dominating the category with 80% marketshare…
The producers of “Flashdance the Musical” have “postponed” their plans to bring the show to Broadway this summer. The new tuner, based on the Adrian Lyne-helmed pic, opened in January in Pittsburgh…
Initially a sweetly entertaining Franco-Jewish family saga set in the drab 1980s, writer-director Carine Tardieu's "The Dandelions" slowly slides from dramedy into full-on drama.
"I very often think that you make the show you believe in, and that you must then trust it," says Mike Lazzo, senior exec veep of Adult Swim, the successful latenight programming block spawned by…
As spirited and irresistible as the college a cappella craze it celebrates, "Pitch Perfect" is a cheeky delight.
Fast-paced, whimsical coming-of-ager "Nono, the ZigZag Kid" is a charming period picaresque that offers old-fashioned entertainment for tweens and adults.
A debonair caper that brings together Korean and Chinese cat burglars for a diamond heist in Macao, "The Thieves" owes much to the sparky gamesmanship and glamour casting of Steven Soderbergh's…