Posted Aug. 31, 2014, 9:39 am
After regaining the box office top spot last week, Guardians Of The Galaxy remains ahead of the pack, according to preliminary Rentrak estimates for the three-day Labor Day weekend.
Posted Aug. 24, 2014, 8:56 am
"Guardians Of The Galaxy" reclaimed the number one position at the North American box office derby, and also became the biggest movie of the summer as it crossed the $250 million sales line today.
Posted Aug. 23, 2014, 9:16 am
All right, first of all… you have to make pornography somewhere. I’m not saying you have to make pornography; I’m saying if you are going to make pornography, you likely need someplace to make it. Production of “adult video,” which for many years has been headquartered nationally in “the Valley,” appears to be tapering off.
Posted Aug. 17, 2014, 8:54 am
The summer of movie remakes continues, with the new version of "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" taking in a modest $28.4 million this weekend, good enough to capture the number one spot at the North American box offices.
Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 3:10 pm
Award-winning filmmaker James Cameron’s fascination with the sea began as a youngster when he was inspired by “The Undersea World of Jacques Cousteau,” popular television specials that aired in the 1960s and 1970s.
Posted Aug. 13, 2014, 9:40 am
Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti is scheduled to be in Sacramento today to seek support for the expansion of a film tax credit program and funding for city projects.
Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 10:39 am
A remake of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles opened with a comparatively-modest $65 million in ticket sales, but that was enough to be the number one movie in North America this weekend.
Posted Aug. 10, 2014, 8:47 am
The entertainment industry's seemingly never-ending awards season will be in the hands of teenagers tonight with the presentation of the 2014 Teen Choice Awards, honoring feats such as on-screen liplocks and hissy fits.
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Posted Aug. 5, 2014, 9:01 am
With another "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" movie set to hit theaters this week, a Malibu-based tortoise rescue organization urged parents today to refrain from buying live turtles for children impressed by the heroics of the film's fictional "heroes in a half-shell."
Posted Aug. 3, 2014, 8:53 am
Guardians Of The Galaxy was master of its domain this weekend, with an estimated $94 million in North American box offices.
Posted Jul. 27, 2014, 10:53 am
"Lucy'' won the herculean battle of the Hollywood box office this weekend, decisively acing out "Hercules.''
Posted Jul. 18, 2014, 9:10 am
ZJ Boarding House and California Heritage Museum present “Night Sesh” at 8 pm tonight. This event will feature the premiere of Gracias LA’s skate film, “Gracias Skateboarding Volume Uno.”
Posted Jul. 11, 2014, 8:51 am
Cinema on the Street, Downtown Santa Monica’s free film series, kicks off this tonight, July 11 with a screening of the 1989 classic “Field of Dreams” at 8:30 pm.
Posted Jul. 9, 2014, 9:05 am
Three days of screenings, parties, and artist programs that celebrate independent filmmaking will all be part of the 2nd Annual Cinema at the Edge festival in Santa Monica this weekend.
Posted Jul. 6, 2014, 8:58 am
Transformers: Age of Extinction was the most-popular movie this weekend, with its $36.4 million in estimated ticket sales.
Posted Jul. 4, 2014, 6:00 am
Santa Monica is not Hollywood, but the city certainly has connections to the home base of the American film industry. Not only are there sound stages and production companies within Santa Monica, many film and television employees, executives, or professionals also live here.
Posted Jul. 2, 2014, 9:29 am
Long-time Santa Monica resident Alan Swyer’s film “El Boxeo” has been nominated for the prestigious Imagen Award in the category of Best Feature Documentary.
Posted Jul. 1, 2014, 9:38 am
The movie "WHITEY: United States of America v. James J. Bulger" (currently in local release) opens with a media montage of “Whitey” Bulger’s 2011 capture in Santa Monica after 16-years on the run.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:09 am
Jay Z, Beyonce and Drake each have five nominations heading into tonight's presentation of the 2014 BET Awards at the Nokia Theatre at L.A. Live.
Posted Jun. 29, 2014, 9:04 am
The latest Transformers movie outperformed industry expectations and cracked the elite club of movies premiering with $100 million in opening weekend sales in the U.S. and Canada.
Posted Jun. 22, 2014, 9:05 am
Think Like A Man Too opened in the number one position in the box office sales list, with an estimated weekend gross of $30 million.
Posted Jun. 15, 2014, 9:16 am
"22 Jump Street'' proved today that a Rated R-for-raunchy comedy sequel can strike box office gold, as it is bringing in $60 million in opening weekend sales.
Posted Jun. 6, 2014, 9:03 am
Miles Memorial Playhouse presents the 9th Annual Santa Monica Teen Film Festival at 4 pm this Saturday. The event will feature close to 50 short films, submitted from across the nation as well as around the world, with about half made by young filmmakers based in Santa Monica and Los Angeles County.
Posted Jun. 5, 2014, 8:03 am
Paul Haggis is one of Hollywood’s most highly respected writer-producer-directors, having racked up two consecutive Best Film Oscars for “Million Dollar Baby,” directed by Clint Eastwood, and “Crash,” which he wrote and directed, winning an Academy Award for both Best Picture and Best Original Screenplay.
Posted Jun. 2, 2014, 8:29 am
When it comes to inspirational football films, “Rudy” is often the gold standard. Here in Santa Monica, the City’s namesake high school has a “Rudy” of its own, and his name is Matthew Tapia. The 18-year-old-senior is the subject of short documentary.