June 17, 2013 |
Disney Channel has ordered its "Boy Meets Girl" reboot "Girl Meets World" to series. It's a historic occasion that might only be matched by the Season 3 opener of the original ABC comedy that saw Cory finally confess his love for Topanga. When news first spread last fall that Ben Savage and Danielle Fishel, who played the central couple in the '90s TGIF sitcom, would reprise their roles as Cory and Topanga in a sequel to the popular sitcom for the Disney Channel, the Internet exploded.
June 13, 2013 |
Jeff Daniels is known for a wide range of roles in theater and film, but we wanted to pick his brain about his current stint: his role as cantankerous cable news anchor Will McAvoy in Aaron Sorkin's HBO drama "The Newsroom. " The hyperdramatized series was the subject of heated debate when it made its bow last summer for its ideology and its sometimes shallow portrayal of women. All of which makes it all the more interesting to see how it will fare when its second season launches next month.
June 8, 2013 |
The people behind the "Payday" video game franchise have a lot going on. They're making a movie based on "Payday: The Heist," the 2011 cult hit video game, for 2014. The game's sequel is coming out in August, and they're now working on the third installment. Plus there's a Web series. Video games as source material for films is not new. What's different about these projects is that the video game makers and the filmmakers are working together throughout the process. PHOTOS: Hollywood backlot moments Juggling all those projects means taking multiple angles on the same intellectual property and thinking in ways filmmakers typically haven't, said Greg O'Connor, producer of the upcoming "Payday: The Heist" film.
May 16, 2013 |
The "Star Trek" movie series has lived long at the box office. But is it time for Captain Kirk and Spock to really prosper? "Star Trek Into Darkness," the second J.J. Abrams-directed installment in the science-fiction franchise, debuted in a handful of theaters late Wednesday evening and has since collected $3.3 million, according to an estimate from distributor Paramount Pictures. The movie launched at 8 p.m. in 336 IMAX locations, because 30 minutes of the film was shot on IMAX cameras.
May 16, 2013 |
Harvey Weinstein says he loved the martial arts blockbuster “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon.” So now he's making its sequel - albeit without original director Ang Lee. CHEAT SHEET: Cannes Film Festival 2013 The Weinstein Co. announced Thursday at the Cannes Film Festival that it will commence filming on “Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 2 - The Green Destiny” next March in Asia. The sequel will be directed by Yuen Wo Ping (the celebrated fight choreographer in the first film)
May 12, 2013 |
While the USS Enterprise has yet to conquer foreign galaxies, it is starting to pick up speed overseas. Playing in seven foreign markets this weekend, J.J. Abrams' "Star Trek Into Darkness" collected $31.7 million, according to an estimate from distributor Paramount Pictures. The studio said the sequel performed about 70% better than the original did when it debuted in those same countries four years ago. The movie did well in locations like Germany and Australia but fared best in the United Kingdom, where it grossed $13.3 million.
May 10, 2013 |
The force is returning to Britain. Disney-owned Lucasfilm announced Friday that production of "Star Wars: Episode VII " will take place in the United Kingdom, the latest example of a high-profile Hollywood movie filming outside California. Another big Disney movie, Marvel Studios' current release "Iron Man 3," filmed in North Carolina. Britain provides rebates of up to 25%, making it an attractive destination for such big productions as the "Harry Potter" movies, "Clash of the Titans" and "Captain America: the First Avenger.
May 6, 2013 |
Justin Timberlake's “20/20 Experience” is one of the biggest albums of the year. And soon we'll have its sequel. Earlier this year, the Roots' Questlove spilled the beans that the project was always intended to be broken up into two discs (“10 songs now…..10 songs later = 20 vision,” he teased ), and Timberlake quickly confirmed the rumor. The singer announced Monday that an additional 10-track album would arrive Sept. 30. Timberlake also announced he would kick off a second round of tour dates after his stadium trek with Jay-Z this summer.
April 20, 2013 |
As near-death experiences go, this one was a doozy. Loaded with puffy pink clouds, silver-bodied angels and surreal explosions of color, it lasted nearly seven days, the longest afterlife episode since Lazarus (who, regrettably, didn't write a bestselling book about his time in the tomb). The strange incident also upends scientific arguments that near-death visions are vivid tricks of the brain. Or so says Eben Alexander, a Harvard-trained neurosurgeon with a soothing Southern drawl and a penchant for bow ties.
April 19, 2013 |
Chris Paul was told after practice Friday that his team, the Clippers, is not well-liked by the Memphis Grizzlies. "I wouldn't either if I [was beaten] in a seven-game series last year," Paul said. So now, a year after the Clippers' seven-game victory over Memphis, the Grizzlies have a chance at some revenge as the teams meet in the first round of the Western Conference playoffs for the second consecutive season. Game 1 is Saturday night and Game 2 is Monday night - both at Staples Center.