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CGI fails to generate box office success

Mar 4, 2013
This weekend, 'Oz the Great and Powerful' opens at the box office. The special effects wonder cost Disney a reported $325 million, most of which was spent on CGI.
Posted In: movies, disney, CGI

How long would it take to see all of the Oscar-nominated films?

Feb 22, 2013
WSJ's Jason Bellini sets out to calculate how long it would take someone to actually see every film nominated for an Oscar this year -- and how much would it cost?
Posted In: Oscars, movies, academy awards

'Die Hard 5': The end of the action movie?

Feb 14, 2013
It might be Oscar season, but there's always a few big blockbuster movies on the block. Today, the latest 'Die Hard' movie is released.
Posted In: movies, hollywood

Theater goes subscription-based to stay alive

Jan 11, 2013
A group of local residents in Oakhurst, Ca., have come up with an innovative subscription-based financial plan to save their theater.
Posted In: california, movies

Oscars vote deadline is extended

Jan 1, 2013
Motion picture academy gives voters more time to navigate new electronic system.
Posted In: Oscars, academy awards, movies

Merry Hollywood returns

Dec 25, 2012
Two big movies open today -- "Les Miserables" and "Django Unchained." Overall, movie attendance is up this year. And that's after two years of ticket declines. So what's got movie industry singing?
Posted In: movie theaters, movies, hollywood

'The Hobbit': Why are there so many ways to see it?

Dec 17, 2012
'Hobbit' producers try to maximize audience with a variety of viewing formats.
Posted In: movies, 3d, The Hobbit

Disney deal gives Netflix a boost over competitors

Dec 5, 2012
The value of Netflix stock soared by around 14 percent Tuesday, after the company announced it had clinched an exclusive deal to show first-run Disney movies.
Posted In: netflix, disney, streaming, movies

First predictions for 'The Hobbit' at the box office

Dec 4, 2012
When 'The Hobbit' comes out next Friday, it'll be the first major outing for a new movie technology. It's the first major studio movie to be shot at 48 frames per second.
Posted In: film, movies

Disney buys Lucasfilm for $4 billion

Oct 31, 2012
The Walt Disney Company has struck a deal to purchase Lucasfilm for $4.05 billion and announced that they will release a new Star Wars movie in 2015.
Posted In: movies, Star Wars, disney

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