Saturday
Sep062014

Curious case of friendship for 'Button' star Pitt, director Fincher

By Robert Hanashiro, USA TODAY
LOS ANGELES — Brad Pitt is about to crush a dog.

"Hey, that's a living creature," David Fincher calls out to Pitt, who is zipping around the director's cavernous Hollywood office on a Segway, a stand-up, motorized scooter. "Try not to kill the living things in here."

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Friday
Sep052014

With 'Dark Knight Rises,' Chris Nolan Closes Book on Batman

Dan MacMedan, USA TODAY
 

Christopher Nolan finds himself living a dual identity.

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Thursday
Sep042014

Hollywood finds religion and profits at theaters

By Hollywood standards at least, the movie business is bracing for a flood of biblical proportions.

Not since The Ten Commandments and Ben-Hur more than a half-century ago has the film industry bankrolled religious-themed pictures as it has this year, with four big-studio Christian films storming the multiplex, along with dozens of art-house titles.

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Thursday
May172012

'Battleship' movie labors to avoid sinking under scrutiny


LOS ANGELES – Credit Stephen Hawking with helping transform Battleship the board game into Battleship the movie.

Or blame him. Opinions fall sharply on this one.

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Thursday
May172012

Johnny Depp, Tim Burton: Men of the 'Shadows'

"Let's get one thing straight," Johnny Depp lip-syncs to a toy before a gaggle of handlers. "I'm not."

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