November 4, 2011 9:06 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - The first of two live-action Snow White movies set for release next year is getting a slightly ironic title: "Mirror Mirror." That's the name Relativity Media has picked for its comedy-action adventure starring Julia Roberts as the Evil Queen, Armie Hammer as the prince and Lily... more »
October 9, 2011 2:27 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado birdwatcher portrayed by Steve Martin in the comedy film "The Big Year" says his fascination with birds may have rubbed off on some of the cast. Martin plays a character modeled on Al Levantin of Snowmass. The movie follows Levantin's character and two rivals... more »
September 26, 2011 8:09 PM
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (AP) - Netflix has signed a deal with DreamWorks to stream its movies and TV specials beginning in 2013. Netflix Inc. said Monday that the multi-year licensing deal will make it the exclusive subscription TV service for first-run films and select television specials from DreamWorks Animation SKG... more »
August 14, 2011 3:18 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Rebellious apes have held off Southern maids for a narrow win at the weekend box office.
Studio estimates Sunday pegged "Rise of the Planet of the Apes" at $27.5 million, good enough for its second-straight No. 1 finish. The movie raised its 10-day total to... more »
June 19, 2011 12:09 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Ryan Reynolds is the latest superhero to rule the weekend box office. Reynolds' "Green Lantern" debuted at No. 1 with $52.7 million, a fair but unremarkable opening stacked up against other comic-book adaptations.
"Green Lantern" brought up the rear among superhero movies to open so... more »
March 26, 2011 1:28 PM
The Food and Drug Administration is considering a rule change that would require movie theaters to disclose the calorie content of food sold at its concession stands. A 2009 study by the Center for Science in the Public Interest concluded that large orders of popcorn sold at the nations largest... more »
March 13, 2011 5:41 PM
NEW YORK (AP) - After invading Los Angeles, aliens have taken the box office, too.
The sci-fi action film "Battle: Los Angeles" topped the weekend box office with a strong debut of $36 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. The film stars Aaron Eckhart as a veteran soldier leading... more »
March 6, 2011 7:52 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Rango" has lassoed the top spot at the box office. Studio estimates released Sunday show the animated Paramount film rode into town with a $38 million debut. It features Johnny Depp as the voice of a Wild West chameleon sheriff.
"Rango" was directed by "Pirates... more »
August 5, 2010 1:10 PM
If the rain stays away long enough you can enjoy a free movie with your family in Colorado Springs tonight. There will be a showing of the "Wizard of Oz" at the shops at Briargate. The show starts at dusk. Be sure to bring a chair or blanket for you... more »
July 19, 2010 10:53 AM
Leonardo DiCaprio and Christopher Nolan's "Inception" is anything but a sleeper as the thriller opened big with $60.4 million and a No. 1 finish at the weekend box office.
The action tale about a team that sneaks into people's dreams is DiCaprio's biggest opening weekend, topping his previous best... more »
July 16, 2010 10:25 AM
Mind-blowing magical mysticism is on the marquis at your local movie theater this weekend.
Jay Baruchel gets a job with really good benefits in "The Sorcerer's Apprentice." This modern-day take on the classic cartoon casts Nicolas Cage as the master magician. He's trying to defend Manhattan from an evil... more »
April 25, 2010 9:22 AM
Aspen Film, sponsor of the Aspen Filmfest, is reshuffling its top management. Executive Director Laura Thielen is moving into the new position of artistic director, and a new executive director will be hired to focus on fundraising and general management. Thielen, who has been executive director for 15 years, says... more »
April 24, 2010 11:08 PM
For the third year the Indie Spirit Film Festival is letting movies goers in Southern Colorado see films they wouldn't see everyday. "Word's getting out about Colorado Springs and the festival so it's pretty exciting" says festival director Chris Loud, "This really gives an opportunity for those filmmakers who have... more »
April 18, 2010 10:11 AM
There are blowups and car chases, belly laughs and romance. Then there's the grown-up stuff that sneaks into movie theaters among all the big studio action thrillers and comedies.
Hollywood calls them counterprogramming, word-of-mouth or specialty films - nice ways of saying no one wants to put up the... more »
April 11, 2010 12:02 PM
The No. 1 spot at the weekend box office is too close to call between Steve Carell and Tina Fey's comedy "Date Night" and the action tale "Clash of the Titans." "Date Night" distributor 20th Century Fox estimates that "Date Night" debuted with $27.1 million. That's just ahead of the... more »
April 5, 2010 9:14 AM
The gods of Mount Olympus are the new rulers of the weekend box office. The ancient Greek action remake "Clash of the Titans" has debuted at No. 1 with $61.4 million. Adding Thursday night preview screenings, the movie has totaled $64.1 million. Opening at No. 2 with $30.2 million was... more »
March 22, 2010 11:19 AM
Alice remains the queen of the box office.
Johnny Depp and Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland" took in $34.5 million to remain the No. 1 movie for a third-straight weekend, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Disney release raised its domestic haul to $265.8 million and its worldwide... more »
March 16, 2010 12:34 PM
Hollywood studios and movie theaters are trying to come to terms in a debate over how quickly films move from the big screen to DVD. The time between theatrical and home video releases gradually shrank as studios cashed in on booming DVD sales starting in the late 1990s. The average... more »
March 9, 2010 10:26 AM
Samsung and Panasonic will start selling 3-D TVs in U.S. stores this week. This inaugurates what all TV makers hope is the era of 3-D viewing in the living room. Samsung Electronics Co. is announcing Tuesday that it is selling two 3-D sets, combined with the required glasses and 3-D... more »
March 6, 2010 10:15 AM
Too predictable. That's the persistent complaint about the Academy Awards. Not this time - at least for Sunday's top Oscar. The best-picture lineup has expanded to 10 films instead of the usual five this year, and the box-office phenomenon "Avatar" is head-to-head with the low-grossing war story "The Hurt Locker."... more »
February 28, 2010 11:52 AM
"Shutter Island" remains the top destination for movie-goers. The psychological thriller from director Martin Scorsese and star Leonardo DiCaprio held the No. 1 spot for a second straight weekend with $22.2 million. "Shutter Island" raised its 10-day total to $75.1 million. Debuting in second-place was Bruce Willis and Tracy Morgan's... more »
February 21, 2010 10:47 AM
The war story "The Hurt Locker" and the recession tale "Up in the Air" have won top honors at the Writers Guild of America Awards. "The Hurt Locker" won Saturday for best original screenplay for writer Mark Boal. "Up in the Air," based on Walter Kirn's novel, earned the adapted-screenplay... more »
February 15, 2010 11:38 AM
The war story "The Hurt Locker," the bachelor bash "The Hangover" and the animated tale "Up" have earned top honors from the American Cinema Editors. The group honored "The Hurt Locker" for best editing on a dramatic feature film, while "The Hangover" won in the comedy or musical category and... more »
February 14, 2010 11:49 AM
The star-studded romance "Valentine's Day" has wooed audiences with a $52.4 million opening weekend. The movie easily grabbed the No. 1 spot on Valentine's weekend. The cast of "Valentine's Day" includes Ashton Kutcher, Jessica Alba, Jennifer Garner, Anne Hathaway, Julia Roberts, Jamie Foxx, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Biel, Shirley MacLaine, Taylor... more »
February 1, 2010 10:34 AM
A blockbuster and a bomb are tied for the lead among Razzie nominees for last year's worst movies. The $400 million smash "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen" and Will Ferrell's box-office dud "Land of the Lost" have seven nominations each, including worst picture. Other worst-picture nominees are Sandra Bullock's romance... more »
January 27, 2010 12:07 PM
Apple Inc. is taking the wraps off its "latest creation," which analysts believe will be a tablet-style computer - somewhat like an iPhone, but larger. Apple CEO and showman Steve Jobs is expected to take the stage at a San Francisco event Wednesday. Although Apple has been silent publicly about... more »
January 18, 2010 12:10 PM
Soon, when you're watching a movie at home, you won't have to reach for your remote to adjust something. You'll be able to reach for your "Wii"-mote.
Netflix, striking a new deal with Nintendo to stream movies live from your Wii. "They can stream movies, as many as they... more »
January 17, 2010 10:16 AM
A loose and cheeky tone is typical for the Golden Globes. Yet Hollywood's first major prize show on the road to the Academy Awards has plenty of heavy drama for the hard times we live in.
Three films with war-on-terror angles scored nominations, led by critical darling "The Hurt... more »
January 16, 2010 12:51 PM
James Cameron's "Avatar" and Quentin Tarantino's "Inglourious Basterds" won the most awards at Friday's Critics' Choice Awards, but the top honor went to Iraq war drama "The Hurt Locker" and its director-producer Kathryn Bigelow.
"Locker" was named best picture and Bigelow best director.
Accepting the best picture prize,... more »
January 5, 2010 8:34 PM
Newly proposed legislation could provide a boost to the Colorado film making industry. On Tuesday morning, Governor Ritter announced legislation that would make the states current film incentive program less restrictive and also create new jobs. Pete Schuermann, an Emmy award winning director says it's time Colorado steps up to... more »
January 3, 2010 11:09 AM
No new films opened this weekend, but there are plenty on the way in 2010.
Iron Man's after more box office gold come mMay. This time, it's Mickey Rourke trying to lay a whipping on Robert Downey Jr.
And fans will find out when "Sex and the City... more »
December 14, 2009 8:11 AM
Hollywood heartthrob Johnny Depp suspects he'll never get used to receiving awards for his acting work.
Depp, best known for his Oscar-nominated role as Captain Jack Sparrow in Disney's "Pirates of the Caribbean" blockbusters, made the comments Sunday night before receiving a career achievement award at the Bahamas International... more »
December 14, 2009 8:06 AM
"The Princess and the Frog" earned a big wet kiss from family audiences as the animated musical leaped to No. 1 with $25 million in its first weekend of nationwide release, according to studio estimates Sunday.
The Disney musical is the studio's first hand-drawn animated tale in five years,... more »
December 6, 2009 11:40 AM
A new theater chain is hoping to set the gold standard for going to the movies in Southern California with luxury seating and plenty of other amenities.
From the moment you enter the door, are greeted by hostesses, purchase tickets from the concierge and are escorted into the lounge,... more »
November 30, 2009 11:29 AM
Vampires and werewolves continued to howl at the box office with a $42.5 million weekend for "The Twilight Saga: New Moon."
Summit Entertainment's "Twilight" sequel remained No. 1 over what proved a record Thanksgiving weekend for Hollywood. But "New Moon" was nearly blind-sided for the top spot by a... more »
November 14, 2009 11:21 AM
Holly Price Alford is over the moon about Disney's first black princess. Her 8-year-old daughter is, too, but not because the princess is black.
"She understands that this is a princess who is African American," said Alford, who is black and lives in Virginia. "But do I think it's... more »
November 13, 2009 2:42 PM
French President Nicolas Sarkozy made American actor and director Clinton Eastwood a commander in the prestigious French Legion of Honor on Friday.
The citation for the highly coveted decoration said Eastwood, 79, was honored for his body of work, his longevity and his ability to delight audiences around the... more »
October 18, 2009 9:46 AM
In an era when most mainstream films seem to have originated as TV shows, old movies or even action figures and board games, it's no surprise that beloved children's books are considered ripe for big-screen adaptations.
Novels, like the Harry Potter series or the works of Roald Dahl (including... more »
October 11, 2009 11:56 AM
Vince Vaughn and Jon Favreau have buddied up again to land their relationship comedy "Couples Retreat" at the top of the weekend box office. The movie pulled in $35.3 million to take over the No. 1 spot from "Zombieland," the horror comedy that slipped to second place with $15 million.... more »
August 30, 2009 11:47 AM
Movie fans have made fear their top destination at the weekend box office. The horror tale "The Final Destination" debuted as the No. 1 movie with $28.3 million. It's the latest installment in the franchise about people stalked by death after a premonition saves them from their destined demise. "Final... more »