Walt Disney will incur a $200m writedown on John Carter, the action film based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novel which has failed at the box office despite a $300m production budget and an extensive global marketing campaign.
The Producers Guild of America has announced its 10 nominees for Best Picture of the Year, and along with expected contenders like "The Artist," "War Horse," "The Descendants," "The Help," and "Hugo" were two minor surprises: "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" and "The Ides of March."
I thought by now I was immune to the charms of aquatic, flightless birds who dance or sing. I had not reckoned with the skills of director/co-writer George Miller, whose "Happy Feet Two" displays a new friskiness.
Hollywood powerhouse DreamWorks Animation pours eight-figure sums each year into software R&D and is now "as much a technology company as we are an animation company," according to CEO Jeffrey Katzenberg.
The box office had to contend with the World Series, a very early snowstorm in the Northeast, and Halloween festivities across the country this weekend, but audiences still managed to make it to the movies!
In January 2010, a hardcore "Transformers" fan going by "gaastra" on a message board for Shout! Factory (a DVD and CD company "for the discerning pop culture geek") asked the simple question, "What would it take to get the Takara shows a release in America?"
He's made more money at the movies this year than Adam Sandler, Seth Rogen, invading aliens and yes, even Justin Bieber. His name is Rango, a strange-looking lizard with the voice of Johnny Depp, and he's the current king of the box office.
A film about a stuttering British monarch, a movie about the founder of Facebook, a sci-fi thriller and a John Wayne classic remake topped the list of movies honored with Oscar nominations announced Tuesday.
Walking through the downtown hotels hosting Dragon*Con, it's remarkable how many costumes on display are influenced by Japanese animation. Dynamic hairdos, gravity-defying clothes and exotic weapons are the hallmarks of the dedicated anime fans who proudly dress up as their favorite characters.
Tinker Bell soars across my laptop screen in three dimensions, does a full somersault, emits a shower of sparkles, and then zooms straight toward me at unnerving speed. This online promo for Disney's theme parks reached me courtesy of DG Fastchannel (No. 16), a company that delivers digital advertising for a living.
"Toy Story 3" has been receiving nothing but praise. It's topped the box office for two weeks in a row and has pulled in $226 million so far. Not to mention that critics are lauding it as the saving grace in a horribly blah summer movie season. But Ms. magazine is not too happy about the movie's success. Natalie Wilson, who wrote the piece, admits that the kid's movie is "fresh" and "clever," but she also claims that it contains a few too many misogynistic and homophobic jokes for comfort.
It's Memorial Day weekend, which can only mean one thing: time to sit inside an air-conditioned movie theater. To get ready for summer-blockbuster season, here's a roundup of the most buzzed-about movies being released through July: