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Film Academy Elects First African-American President

Posted 07.30.2013 | Black Voices

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS), the group which awards the Oscars each year, has elected its first African-American president...

Bilbo the Billionaire: A Short History of J.R.R. Tolkien's Greed Wars

Scott Thill | Posted 05.18.2013 | Entertainment
Scott Thill

From An Unexpected Journey's talented filmmakers and canny copyrights to the spiritually exhausted Tolkien estate, everyone's fighting for Tolkien's Middle-earth legendarium as if their economies counted on it.

Director Finds Key to California Solo

Marshall Fine | Posted 11.29.2012 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Lewy had the idea for a Brit living in the U.S., even as he was researching America's immigration bureaucracy. His discussions with immigration lawyers sparked the idea for the film.

Review: A Very Harold And Kumar Christmas 3D

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.07.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

A Very Harold and Kumar Christmas is not as aggressively bad as the first sequel, but mere mediocrity is not something to aspire to.

Weekend Box Office: Puss in Boots Tops Again with Stunning Hold, While Tower Heist and A Very Harold & Kumar Christmas Slightly Underperform

Scott Mendelson | Posted 01.06.2012 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

What we're seeing is a Dreamworks cartoon that had one of the lower opening weekends in recent history but had among the bigger second weekends ever for the studio. That, ladies and gentlemen, is what legs are.

Dumpster Diving: Deleted Scenes That Should Have Stayed in the Final Film

Scott Mendelson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Scott Mendelson

If you had a scene that explained away a massive plot hole, wouldn't you keep it in the final film? Stephen Norrington felt otherwise, leaving this breakthrough Marvel-adaptation Blade with a major storytelling gap.

"Lord Of The Rings" Lawsuit Settled

AP | ANTHONY McCARTNEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES — The heirs of J.R.R. Tolkien and a movie studio that produced the blockbuster "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy have settled a lawsui...

Sean Avery's Vogue Internship Subject Of Upcoming New Line Film

Hollywood Reporter | Borys Kit | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

TORONTO -- Do real men wear Prada? New Line Cinema will presumably answer that question in a film about professional hockey player Sean Avery's exper...

"Hairspray" Sequel Set For 2010

Variety | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Get ready for another shot of "Hairspray." New Line Cinema has made a deal with "Hairspray" creator John Waters to write a treatment for a sequel to ...

Warner Bros Absorbs New Line Cinema

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Time Warner Inc said on Thursday it will consolidate its New Line Cinema film studio under Warner Bros. Entertainment. New Line's Co-Chairmen and Co-...

Tolkien Estate Sues New Line Cinema

AP | ALEX VEIGA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

LOS ANGELES — The estate of "Lord of the Rings" creator J.R.R. Tolkien is suing the film studio that released the trilogy based on his books, cl...

New Line Faces Shutdown

Wall Street Journal | MERISSA MARR, PETER SANDERS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

New Line Cinema, the studio behind the "Lord of the Rings" trilogy, has spent the best part of a decade fiercely protecting its turf within Time Warne...

Peter Jackson Settles With New Line, Will Produce "The Hobbit"

AP | Jake Coyle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Peter Jackson and New Line Cinema have reached agreement to make J.R.R. Tolkien's "The Hobbit," a planned prequel to the blockbuster trilogy "The Lor...

Nicole Kidman's "Golden Compass" Flops Early On

AP | DAVID GERMAIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

"The Golden Compass" proved a mild fantasy at the box office, pulling in $26.1 million, a modest opening weekend compared to such recent December heav...