• Shia LaBeouf & Megan Fox: Grilled

    On “Transformers 2” — the movie and the game — getting blown sky high and what Steven Spielberg would rather do than shoot skeet.

    Shia LaBeouf & Megan Fox: Grilled
  • TheWrap Picks the Oscar Contenders

    It’s never too early to figure out who’ll be battling for the big award.

    TheWrap Picks the Oscar Contenders
  • ‘Transformers’ Bow a Big One Overseas

    Michael Bay film opens in just Japan and the U.K. and still grosses $20 million.

    ‘Transformers’ Bow a Big One Overseas
  • Comin’ at Ya — Indies Riding 3D Wave, Too

    Screen count the big hurdle for smaller 3D films.

    Comin’ at Ya — Indies Riding 3D Wave, Too
  • ‘Stoning of Soraya M.’ Leads L.A. Debate on Iran Turmoil

    The screening of an Iranian film at the Los Angeles Film Festival on Saturday became the occasion to debate the turmoil happening a half a world away, while serving as a timely reminder of the struggle for women’s rights under Islamic regimes in the Middle East. Based on a true story, "The Stoning of Soraya…

  • Investing in Women: Why Hollywood Won’t Do It

    A young female producer says gender bias here lives on.

  • 10 Things I Learned This Week

    1. The funniest quote of the week has to go to Michael Bay. “After the three and a half years I’ve spent making these movies, I feel like I’ve had enough of the ‘Transformer’s’ world,” the filmmaker told WENN. “I need to do something totally divergent, something without any explosions.” Indicating he wanted to do…

  • ‘Paper Man’ Kicks Off the L.A. Film Fest

    "Paper Man" kicked off Film Independent’s Los Angeles Film Festival Thursday evening, premiering to a packed audience of sales agents, indie actors and industry execs at Mann’s Village Theater. "Nobody knows what the times are for independent film, but it’s still alive and well, and any film that treats the audience responsibly has a shot,"…

  • Oy, Woody … Enough With the Dirty Old Men!

    Whenever we play that pick-up game of softball, we swing and miss exactly the same way we did before. And we’re just as appalled at our play as we were last time.   We order the same pepperoni that gives us heart burn. We make the same mistakes in love. And our friends know to…

  • Johnny Cash — and His Impersonator — Meet ‘Branson’

    When the documentary “Branson,” which comes to the Los Angeles Film Festival this weekend, catches an ornery Johnny Cash impersonator named Jackson Cash playing for free lunch at a food court in a Branson, Missouri, mall, it was flashback time for me. I’ve never been in the food court, but I was in that mall…

  • ‘Proposal’ Puts Bullock On Top With $34M

    ‘The Hangover’ keeps chugging along, dropping just 18 percent.

    ‘Proposal’ Puts Bullock On Top With $34M
  • Anchor Bay Acquires Dramedy ‘City Island’

    Andy Garcia stars alongside Emily Mortimer, Alan Arkin.

  • Trailer for New Disaster Film ‘2012’ (Video)

    Sony offers a first view of the next film from Roland Emmerich, director of “Independence Day.”

  • Is it a Summer Lull? Or a Balmy Recession?

    June. Summer. L.A. School’s out. Suddenly you can drive down Wilshire Boulevard at 5 p.m. and move more than 25 feet at a time. No one’s tearing to soccer practice, or late to a basketball game, or trying to make a guild screening or poach a client or close a contract. Most of that stuff’s…

  • Cinemark, Texas Instruments Make Digital Cinema Deal

    Follows recent Regal and AMC decisions to go with Sony.