It took 90 years for the film business to cross the unthinkable threshold of the $100 million budget. It's taken only 10 years to reach the next watershed.
Five years in the making, "The Rising: Ballad of Mangal Pandey" is thesp Aamir Khan's follow-up to his Oscar-nommed "Lagaan." But while the film did boffo biz since its Aug. 15 opening, like India's…
Thanks to "The Wedding Crashers" and "The 40-Year-Old Virgin," Hollywood is once again enamored of R-rated comedies, an endangered species in the past few years.
It's impossible to nail down figures for mega-budgeted pics. Several execs who are regularly given a peek at the actual "buy-in" budgets for tentpoles say that studio execs and publicists invariably…
New Orleans has been a popular lensing location, but like all areas along the Gulf Coast and Caribbean, it can be hard to get insurance coverage for hurricane damage during tropical storm season.
In a sure sign that summer is ending, international box office cooled off with mild results across the board as Michael Bay's "The Island" topped offshore grosses for the third week in a row.
Like its gifted, but emotionally frigid, pianist hero, "Allegro" is filled with technical virtuosity but short on real feeling. Sophomore effort by Danish helmer Christoffer Boe offers a mix of…
History's most famous Lothario and the whole razzmatazz of 18th century Venice enliven romantic costume comedy "Casanova," a handsome chunk of entertainment that's as nimble as its rakish hero…
"Ocean's Eleven" and "Twelve" must have lit a fire under Steven Soderbergh to direct a film that is, in spirit, far from Hollywood. In financially depressed Ohio, the lives of three doll factory…
Norway's Philip Marlowe is investigating the movie biz. Private eye Varg Veum, the central character in a series of bestselling novels by local author Gunnar Staalesen, will feature in six movies…
While Hollywood wondered how best to help Louisiana recover from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina, state authorities put out one message loud and clear: Come on down.