November 1, 2012 |
Lionsgate is sticking with "Catching Fire" director Frances Lawrence for "Mockingjay Part 1" and "Mockingjay Part 2," choosing consistency over directorial variety for its flagship "Hunger Games" franchise. Lawrence, who is currently shooting the second movie in the Jennifer Lawrence series, will finish out with the third and fourth films, Lionsgate confirmed in a news release Thursday. The news was first reported by the movie website Collider. In making that choice, Lionsgate is opting to give the series a consistent look and feel with Lawrence -- best known for directing the Will Smith zombie pic "I Am Legend" -- instead of switching up directors in the manner of the "Harry Potter" and "Twilight" franchises.
June 17, 2007 |
The Life After: Critics and audiences approved of "Bridge to Terabithia," a heartwarming family film based on Katharine Paterson's 1977 Newbery Award-winning novel. The film, which arrives Tuesday on DVD, was one of the early box-office hits of the year, earning $81 million stateside, with $40.1 million more internationally. Josh Hutcherson and AnnaSophia Robb play two fifth-graders from widely diverse backgrounds who become best friends.
April 4, 2007 |
Movies like "Benji" and "Lassie" with their uber-pooches have set a high standard for the heroic dog genre, so the makers of "Firehouse Dog" have taken a slightly different tack: Let the human actors take center stage. It's an odd concept by doggie family film standards, but if anybody is suited to try new tricks with an old genre, it's director Todd Holland, one of the guiding hands behind the hit TV series "Malcolm in the Middle."
April 26, 2012 |
This post has been corrected. Please see note at bottom for details. Though the White House Correspondents Dinner has for 98 years been a congregation of political media and the president, it's also found many a way to cram in celebrities from Hollywood, reality television and beyond. This year is no exception: invitees include Kim Kardashian and Lindsay Lohan for the Saturday fete, hosted by Jimmy Kimmel. Kanye West's love interest will attend as a guest of Fox, as will Lohan.
November 19, 2012 |
Click here to download TV listings for the week Nov. 18 - 24 in PDF format This week's TV Movies CBS This Morning David Baldacci; James and Alexa Hirschfeld. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Marlo Thomas; Willie Nelson; Kesha performs; Trace Adkins; Tanya Holland; Keyshia Cole. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC Good Morning America Nicki Minaj; Rico Rodriguez; Paula Abdul; Carla Hall. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Rachael Ray Dr. Phil; Zooey Deschanel. (N) 8 a.m. KCAL Live With Kelly and Michael Amy Poehler; Rico Rodriguez.
August 14, 2013 |
New Hampshire-based Team Timberland decamped to West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont on Tuesday night to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the label's iconic yellow boot -- and highlight the apparel program it's relaunching for fall. The boots were out in full force too -- the seeming footwear of choice for the little black dress crowd, who sported them unlaced and tongues flapping as they circulated through the crowd of magazine editors, photographers, Hollywood stylists and other assorted tastemakers. But before we could sit down to dinner, there was one burning question we needed answered: How did the boots end up that particular shade of yellow?
March 24, 2013 |
The self-described "messfest” of Nickelodeon's annual Kids' Choice Awards happened in Los Angeles on Saturday. Hosted by Josh Duhamel at the Galen Center at USC, the awards were decided by 387 million votes cast from 22 countries around the world. The prize may be a bright orange trophy in the shape of a blimp, but the show's real signature is the green slime regularly dumped on participants. After a musical number with singers Christina Aguilera and Pitbull, Aguilera triggered a dousing of Pitbull and their backup dancers.
March 21, 2012 |
When you're talking about "The Hunger Games," it all comes down to Katniss. Like other strong-minded women who have driven book sales into the stratosphere - think Lisbeth Salander of the "Dragon Tattoo" triology and even Bella Swan of the "Twilight" series - ace archer Katniss Everdeen is an indomitable heroine whom nothing fazes or flusters for long. Making a successful "Hunger Games" movie out of Suzanne Collins' novel required casting the best possible performer as Katniss, and in Jennifer Lawrence director Gary Ross and company have hit the bull's-eye, so to speak.
March 6, 2014 |
Proving that maybe the tastes of MTV are not so different from those of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, three Oscar-nominated films -- "12 Years a Slave," "American Hustle" and "The Wolf of Wall Street" -- are among the movie of the year nominees for the 2014 MTV Movie Awards. The male and female performance categories also echo the academy's choices as Sandra Bullock ("Gravity"), Amy Adams ("American Hustle"), Bradley Cooper ("American Hustle"), Leonardo DiCaprio ("The Wolf of Wall Stre et ")