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Universal Pictures Speaks Out Against Offensive 'Straight Outta Compton' Casting Call

AP | By SANDY COHEN | Posted 07.23.2014 | Black Voices

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures and the filmmakers behind the planned N.W.A. biopic are distancing themselves from an offensive casting announ...

'Fast 7' Will Use Body Doubles, CGI To Dub Missing Paul Walker Scenes

Posted 03.22.2014 | Entertainment

The puzzle of how Universal Pictures will piece together Paul Walker's "Fast 7" missing scenes has apparently been solved. “They have hired four...

Angelina Jolie To Direct 'Unbroken' In Australia

AP | Posted 10.02.2013 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES -- LOS ANGELES (AP) — Universal Pictures has announced that Angelina Jolie is in Sydney, Australia, to direct the survival saga "Unbroke...

How LGBT-Inclusive Are Your Favorite Hollywood Movies And Studios?

The Huffington Post | James Nichols | Posted 08.21.2013 | Gay Voices

GLAAD, an organization that works directly with news media, entertainment media, cultural institutions and social media on lesbian, gay, bisexual and ...

A Sequel Already?

Posted 06.11.2013 | Entertainment

After frightening away the competition at the box office this past weekend, Universal Pictures is wasting no time in announcing that "The Purge" will ...

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

DVDs: Boo! Universal's Scarily Good Blu-ray Boxed Set of Monster Films

Michael Giltz | Posted 10.09.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

When it comes to splatter and gore, you can count me out. But when it comes to classic horror films, movies that create believable even moving characters (however misshapen or evil) then I'm in.

Good News For 'Despicable Me' Fans!

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 08.22.2012 | Entertainment

The Minions are back. A "Despicable Me" spinoff, currently dubbed the "Untitled Minions Project," is in the works, Universal Pictures announced Tu...

You'll Never Guess The Original Title Of 'E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial'

The Huffington Post | Christopher Rosen | Posted 04.30.2012 | Entertainment

Universal Pictures executives may have had a tough last weekend with "The Five-Year Engagement" underperforming at the box office, but Monday was all ...

'Hunger Games' Wins Again

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 04.08.2012 | Entertainment

"Hunger Games" is the top movie in the country again, easily besting "American Reunion" and bringing in $12.9 million on Friday alone, THR reports. ...

Another Beloved Dr. Seuss Book Headed To Theaters

The Huffington Post | Kia Makarechi | Posted 03.16.2012 | Entertainment

Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment are developing Dr. Seuss' 1957 book "The Cat in the Hat" for the screen, Deadline reports. The s...

Movie Studio Asks Fans To Submit Sexy Mom Photos

Posted 03.15.2012 | Entertainment

Universal Pictures tweeted a controversial request to its 178,325 followers, asking them to send photos of themselves or other "hot moms" to Break.com...

"Hop" = No Hope (Unless You're White)

John Shore | Posted 05.15.2012 | Latino Voices
John Shore

The primary, overt, not-even-slightly-subtle message of the deplorable movie Hop, out on DVD March 23, is that the very idea of Hispanics succeeding is a joke.

A Stern Reminder about the Race in Universal Pictures' Hop

Mark Cassello | Posted 04.27.2012 | Entertainment
Mark Cassello

On March 23, 2012, Universal Pictures will release the Easter-themed film, Hop, on Blu-ray and DVD. Although some hail Hop as a family-friendly Easter...

They're Back! New 'American Pie' Sequel In The Works

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Perhaps Jason Biggs will be teaching his son about the joys of baking. Hungry for a hit and with a classic property ready in the works, Universal i...

ShoWest Day 2: 2009 Was Very Big; 2010 Promises To Be The Same

Ellen Sterling | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Ellen Sterling

Bits and pieces of films that were big and those expected to be big paled next to the high point of the day, the first outside-the-studio showing of the Disney-Pixar Toy Story 3.

The Monster Squad: See It Instead of The Wolfman This Weekend, It's One of the Best Kids' Horror Movies

Alex Remington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Alex Remington

The Monster Squad has a ridiculously easy premise for an '80s movie: bring together Dracula, Frankenstein, the Mummy, the Wolfman, and the Creature f...

More "Bourne!"

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Universal Pictures has made an overall deal with the estate of "The Bourne Identity" author Robert Ludlum that gives the studio exclusive rights to th...

Brad Pitt Drops Out Of "State of Play"

Variety | Michael Fleming | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Brad Pitt is out of "State of Play," a development that has put that star-studded Universal Pictures drama in a state of flux, and has put studio and ...

Pirated Copies Of "American Gangster" Being Sold Early

Wall Street Journal | PETER SANDERS, SARAH MCBRIDE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In a prominent movie piracy case, a high-quality version of Universal Pictures' Oscar hopeful "American Gangster" is being illegally downloaded online...