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Sleepless in...Hollywood and the rise of the franchise

Jun 12, 2013
"Sleepless in Seattle" producer Lynda Obst explains why studios can't stop making sequels.
Posted In: hollywood, film, Entertainment

The only way to protect yourself from 'The Purge'? Money

Jun 7, 2013
A futuristic horror film called "The Purge" opens at the box office this weekend and to survive the horror, you have to have... enough money.
Posted In: movies, film, Crime

Film preview: 'The Internship'

Jun 7, 2013
A new comedy opens at the box office this weekend. It's called "The Internship," and its a hilarious take on starting over in the workforce.
Posted In: film, movies, internship

The money behind 'The Great Gatsby:' From Fitzgerald to the adaptations

May 1, 2013
A look at the finances behind the author of "The Great Gatsby" and its film adaptations.
Posted In: film, The Great Gatsby

A whole different 'Iron Man' for the Chinese market

May 1, 2013
Disney is releasing two distinct versions of "Iron Man 3" this week: The international version and the Chinese version. How is Hollywood tailoring movies for the growing Chinese audience?
Posted In: Entertainment, film, China

No escapism at the movies this weekend

Apr 19, 2013
The latest Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller, "Oblivion," hits theaters this week. Will American audiences be in the mood to see it?
Posted In: movie, film, Entertainment, boston

The economics of PG-13 rated movies

Apr 17, 2013
The MPAA responds to calls for better policing of violence in movies, by increasing the TYPE SIZE on existing explanations. Why? To protect its business at the PG-13 level.
Posted In: MPAA, movie ratings, Entertainment, film

Oscar nominations are not the goal: Participant Media CEO

Feb 21, 2013
Participant Media made its name with thought-provoking films like "An Inconvenient Truth," "Fast Food Nation" and "Waiting for Superman." This weekend, the company is part of the team nominated for an Oscar for "Lincoln." Has the firm changed its vision over the years?
Posted In: Participant Media, Entertainment, film, Oscars

'Side Effects' tells a tale of medicine, big business and murder

Feb 7, 2013
Stephen Soderbergh's new psychopharmalogical thriller digs into the cozy relationship between doctors and drug companies.
Posted In: pharmaceuticals, pills, Entertainment, film

A Hollywood job fades to black: Film projectionist

Feb 4, 2013
As movies go digital, a film projectionist talks about how it feels to be one of the last of his kind.
Posted In: film, movie, Jobs

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