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Oscar Micheaux: First to put black films on the silver screen

Feb 28, 2014
Micheaux incorporated African Americans from casting to funding to production
Posted In: Oscar Micheaux, inventors, film, black history month

Dial 777-FILM no more: Moviefone shuts down

Feb 24, 2014
The once-innovative film service goes on hiatus -- without an end date
Posted In: Moviefone, film, movies

Box office points to a good year for black filmmakers

Nov 21, 2013
"It's a good year for black films" is something we hear every couple of years. Grantland's Wesley Morris says this time, it's different.
Posted In: film, tyler perry

When a movie flops, marketing takes the blame

Nov 1, 2013
When box-office returns are lower than expected, it's often the marketing department that bare the brunt of the punishment.
Posted In: movies, film, marketing

Matt Damon, 'Elysium' and White Flight

Aug 9, 2013
Don't go see "Elysium" without expecting a cinematic lesson in income inequality, racism and global poverty.
Posted In: film

'Sharknado' -- How the low-budget flick went from Twitter to the big screen

Aug 2, 2013
Once upon a time a little low-budget movie about a tornado and sharks taking over Los Angeles became a hit on Twitter, and grew up to head to a movie theater near you.
Posted In: Sharknado, film, Entertainment

'Lone Ranger' is just one of summer's busts

Jul 23, 2013
After a summer of lackluster box office receipts, could Hollywood begin to find fault in blockbusters?
Posted In: film, summer, Entertainment

Why movie crews are headed to Ohio

Jul 4, 2013
Ohio's film tax credits have drawn movie crews back to Cleveland, but there's debate as to whether the tax breaks truly deliver.
Posted In: movies, film, hollywood, tax credit

The middle class through the Hollywood lens

Jun 28, 2013
Movies and television have sometimes reflected and sometimes shaped our ideas of how the American middle class lives.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment, middle class

'White House Down': Pairing Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx is no accident

Jun 27, 2013
Studios rely more and more on teams of heroes and dynamic duos in action films. Is the lone action man a thing of the past?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, summer, movie

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