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Weekend Box Office: Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston Face Off Against Justin Bieber Over Valentine's Day Weekend

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

For 13 years, Adam Sandler has been the most consistent opener in the business, bar none. His movies may often be terrible, but Sandler is without question the biggest comedy star of his generation.

Details: The Hottest Golden Globes Parties | Matt Donnelly, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Let's hope the Beverly Hilton Hotel is reinforced in steel come Golden Globes Sunday -- each year the awards telecast brings crushing star power to Be...

Paramount Announces Big Layoffs

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Viacom Inc.'s movie studio, Paramount Pictures, is laying off 53 people worldwide, most of whom are based in Los Angeles, in a mov...

The Master Switch by Tim Wu -- a Masterful Guide to Our Internet World

Art Brodsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Art Brodsky

Wu's eminently readable book is a history of the telephone network, the movie industry and broadcasting, all of them leading up to the history of today's combination of all of them -- the Internet.

Paranormal Activity 2: You Have to See the Original Movie First

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

You can't leave it up to the audience to fill in the blanks if the first movie answered all the questions. Enough of that film should have been pulled into this one to make it make sense.

Paranormal Activity 2 Scores Record $40.6 Million; Hereafter Nets $12 Million; Holdovers Hold Strong -- Weekend Box Office Review

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Costing just $3 million, the Paramount sequel to Paranormal Activity capitalized on the much-buzzed about original, which had a stunningly successful platform release over last September and October.

Why Did Paramount Sell off Distribution Rights for Avengers and Iron Man 3 to Disney for a Mere $115 Million?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

2010-10-20-ironman.jpg How much money trouble is Paramount in these days? Or, just how bad is Thor?

HuffPost Review: Jackass 3D

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

One of my most amusing memories as a member of the New York Film Critics Circle is the 2002 voting meeting, at which we selected our award-winners - a...

2010 Fantastic Fest #1: Remakes -- Did We Let the Right One In?

Farihah Zaman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Farihah Zaman

At Fantastic Fest, the largest genre film festival in the US but better known to its loyal fans as an epic week-long geekout, a collision of anarchic revelry, tongue-in-cheek irony, and sincere talent is the right way to kick things off.

Lawry's the Prime Rib -- Donating, Doing, Delicious!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

As Lawry's The Prime Rib celebrates its 72nd anniversary, it has remained true to its tradition and will only get better, more satisfying and more fulfilling.

Author Of 'Jump The Shark' Episode Defends Infamous Scene

Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Little did the show's writers and producers know as we gathered in a conference room at Paramount Studios that spring day in 1977 that we would be cre...

Netflix To Stream Movies From Paramount, Lionsgate

AP | RYAN NAKASHIMA and MICHAEL LIEDTKE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — Netflix Inc. will pay nearly $1 billion during the next five years for the online streaming rights to movies from Paramount, Lions...

Who is: Deon Taylor?

Fabio Periera | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Fabio Periera

Los Angeles, CA--Deon Taylor walked into the Sofitel on Beverly carrying a backpack. A sign of the success his efforts have produced, the Louis Vuitto...

Nickelodeon Tries To Break Into Movies Again | BROOKS BARNES | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Viacom has long wanted its movie studio, Paramount, to tap into the brand equity and marketing muscle of its children's television empire, Nickelodeon...

Lost Angels at LAFilm Festival, Friday 6/25: Director Thomas Napper Illuminates Skid Row

Linda Milazzo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Linda Milazzo

Thomas Napper fills every frame with the realities of Skid Row. His lens shines the light on a people and a place too many choose to turn away from.

It's Official: Poseur Jesse James Is a Big Dumb Idiot

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Steve Parker

Just ask Snoop, Dr. Dre or even me, for that matter -- you can take the boy outta Long Beach but you can't take Long Beach outta the boy. One of that town's fine sons has proven that adage once again.

Calif. Investigating High School Strippers

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles


Industry Buzz: Which Young Heartthrob Should Star In Captain America? | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Hollywood is abuzz with speculation about who will star as Captain America in Paramount's adaption of the beloved Marvel Comic Book. Nikki Finke's De...

Sundance's First Major Deal Is ... An Education Movie?

Dan Brown | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Dan Brown

Expect to see real American classrooms on the silver screen this fall. This could be a beautiful thing.

HuffPost Review: Paranormal Activity (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Horror films work best when you realize that you cannot trust the filmmakers. But writer/director Oren Peli crafts a low-tech chiller that almost plays too fair with the audience.

Huff Post Review - GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009)

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

The film resembles what adventures you might create if you took your action figure playsets and gave them a $175 million budget to work with. And yes, I mean that as a compliment.

How Bad Is It? Paramount Won't Show Critics 'G.I. Joe'

AP | CHRISTY LEMIRE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — It's the biggest movie of the summer that practically no one has seen. "G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra" opens Friday, but Paramount ...

Michael Bay Attacks Paramount Over 'Tranformers 2' Promotion | Posted Jun 21st 2009 7:30AM by TMZ Staff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Michael Bay sent a scathing email to Paramount Studios before the release of "Transformers 2," complaining in effect that his famous director friends ...

Is Megan Fox the Main Draw for Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen?

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

Has anyone else noticed that pretty much every piece about Transformers 2 is basically about Megan Fox?

Harry Potter 6/Transformers IMAX Overlap - Paramount Called Dibs on IMAX Before the Harry Potter Date Change

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

This will not be the last turf war that is waged over IMAX screens, and the company is already taking steps to theoretically insure that there is plenty of IMAX for every studio's overbudgeted sequel.