December 31, 2001
It has been nearly two decades since author Philip K. Dick died of a heart attack at 53, but the sci-fi guru whose plots spawned such films as "Blade Runner" and "Total Recall" continues to be a source of inspiration for Hollywood filmmakers. On Friday, Dimension Films will release a new movie based on Dick's writings titled "Impostor."
April 11, 2013 |
The sports biopic "42" will rough up its box office rivals as it steps up to the plate this weekend. The drama about famed baseball player Jackie Robinson is poised to claim No. 1, opening with a solid $20 million, according to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys. (Warner Bros. is predicting a softer launch of around $15 million.) The weekend's other debut, the spoof "Scary Movie 5," will likely take in a respectable $17 million or so. PHOTOS: Scenes from '42' For years, Hollywood has been eager to make a movie about Robinson, the first African American to play Major League Baseball.
July 18, 2004 |
No Hollywood figure is generating more intrigue these days than Harvey Weinstein, who has turned his musings about his future into daily grist for industry gossips and news hounds. In a public spat, the Miramax Films co-founder recently became so fed up with parent Walt Disney Co. that he said he was ready to break free from a partnership that produced such Oscar-winning hits as "Chicago" and "Shakespeare in Love."
August 13, 2004 |
Long-feuding family members Walt Disney Co. and Miramax Films finally look to be on the same page -- at least conceptually. Disney presented in a meeting this week a framework for negotiating a possible deal that was first floated by Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein to launch his own independently financed movie operation. Under this plan, Weinstein's younger brother, Bob, would continue to run Miramax's successful Dimension Films unit for parent Disney.
December 12, 1997 |
As Hollywood insiders and movie critics ponder what epic movies will make the grade at this year's Oscars, executives at Dimension Films and scores of teenagers across America are wetting their lips in anticipation of this weekend's debut of "Scream 2," which has quietly become one of the most talked-about offerings of the season.
November 26, 2009 |
As any husband or wife who has picked the wrong kind of spousal Christmas present knows -- a gym membership, for example, instead of a trip to Maui -- there's a big difference between earnest and enjoyable gifts. The same can be said when selecting a film to see this holiday season: Some moviegoers actually welcome challenging stories, but many more prefer untroubled fun. It's a critical distinction as Hollywood enters the final weeks of the 2009 movie season. Over the next month, audiences will be offered stark choices between disparate filmmaking styles, with perhaps the most telling choice coming this weekend, as "The Road" premieres opposite "Old Dogs."