• More theaters bail on 'The Interview' in wake of hackers' threat

    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    More theaters are yanking "The Interview" from their holiday schedules in the wake of a threat from hackers urging moviegoers to avoid seeing the film on Christmas Day, according to The Los Angeles Times. New York-based Bow Tie Cinemas said Wednesday it was scrapping plans to screen the Sony comedy at its 55 movie theaters, which have roughly 350 screens. Bow Tie is one of the oldest theater chains in the country with theaters in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Maryland, Virginia and Colorado. 

  • Hollywood respecting the Bible? Not really

    Chris Hicks, Deseret News | Updated: 16 hr ago

    The release of this year’s two expensive biblical epics, “Noah” and “Exodus: Gods and Kings,” gives the appearance that Hollywood has found new respect for the Bible and its believers.

  • 'Five Armies' brings the Hobbit trilogy to a fun but indulgent finish

    Josh Terry, Deseret News | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies” is a two and a half-hour film that feels like one extended battle sequence.

  • Netflix comes to cord havers, will be available on Dish Network's set-top boxes

    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Netflix has struck its first deal with a major U.S. pay-TV company, bringing its content to Dish Network's set-top box, Mashable reports. Starting Wednesday, Dish subscribers that have the newest version of the company's digital video recorder — called Hopper — will be able to stream Netflix content for the standard $7.99 to $8.99 monthly fee.

  • "7th Heaven" Dad: Yes, I Molested Girls

    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Embattled actor Stephen Collinshas released a lengthy statement to PEOPLE in which he admits to inappropriate sexual contact with three female minors. The 67-year-old – who has remained out of the public eye ever since a recording of him confessing to child molestationwas released to TMZ – goes into detail about the incidents that occurred over a 20-year time span. In vivid detail, Collins explains how there were three victims from 1973 to 1994, and how "I have not had an impulse to act out in any such way" in the last 20 years. 

  • J.K. Rowling confirms there was a Jewish character in 'Harry Potter'

    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Harry Potter‘s adventures may be long over, but J.K. Rowling continues to keep giving her fans little gifts of information about her magical world. This time she’s offering a Hanukkah gift of sorts, USA TODAY reports. When a fan asked if there were any Jewish wizards or witches at Hogwarts, Rowling had a pretty clear answer. ". @benjaminroffman Anthony Goldstein, Ravenclaw, Jewish wizard."

  • Raising a ruckus but is it any good? Rotten Tomatoes reviews 'The Interview'

    Updated: 20 hr ago

    Movie Info: In the action-comedy The Interview, Dave Skylark (James Franco) and his producer Aaron Rapoport (Seth Rogen) run the popular celebrity tabloid TV show "Skylark Tonight," says Rotten Tomatoes. When they discover that North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un is a fan of the show, they land an interview with him in an attempt to legitimize themselves as journalists. As Dave and Aaron prepare to travel to Pyongyang, their plans change when the CIA recruits them, perhaps the two least-qualified men imaginable, to assassinate Kim Jong-un. (c) Sony

  • Sony Hack: Carmike Cinemas Drops 'The Interview' 

    Published: Wed, Dec 17, 2014

    Carmike Cinemas will not show the Sony comedy The Interview, a source tells The Hollywood Reporter.  The decision followed new threats from hackers issued Tuesday. During discussions with theater owners during the course of the day, Sony Pictures told exhibitors who had booked The Interview that it planned to move forward with the movie's release, but that they were free to decide not to show the film, and that the studio would support them in whatever decision they made. Carmike's headquarters are in Columbus, Ga. It operates 278 theaters and 2,917 screens in 41 states. The situation throughout the day was very fluid: Neither the National Association of Theatre Owners nor the individual national theaters chains have yet publicly spoken about the situation. But according to some insiders, exhibitors are wary of becoming liable if they show the movie and any violence occurs.

  • 3 family friendly Christmas movies

    Dylan Cannon, KSL | Updated: Wed, Dec 10, 2014

    Christmas season is a season based on the best of the human experience: family bonding, hope, charity and last but not least, laughter. Here are three family friendly Christmas movies that will have you laughing out loud during the holidays.

  • You already know if you’re going to like 'The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies'

    Travis Poppleton, KSL | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    By now, you have a pretty good idea if you're going to like Peter Jackson's final Middle-Earth adventure.

  • Family flicks that teach us hard work

    Sarah Bringhurst, OK.com | Updated: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    It can be a difficult lesson for kids who just want to have fun, because hard work is — well, hard. Luckily, here are four movies that show how hard work pays off.

  • Movie Review: "The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies"

    BY NATHAN POPPE | Updated: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Peter Jackson returns to his cinematic rendition of J.R R. Tolkien’s beloved “Hobbit” prequel for the third and final time with mixed results.

  • Tim Burton Is In For Directing 'Beetlejuice 2' -- And That's Not All

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    Sure, Tim Burton and Michael Keaton have projects like “Big Eyes” and “Birdman” keeping them busy nowadays, but every time we get the chance to sit down with the frequent collaborators, the conversation quickly drifts to “Beetlejuice 2," MTV reports. Keaton told the outlet on February 13 that he was in if Burton was, and on October 17 he mentioned that they were waiting for a script; but now Burton is here to set the record straight — “Beetlejuice 2″ is happening, and some very familiar faces will return.

  • Sony hackers threaten violence against moviegoers who see 'The Interview'

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    The group that hacked Sony Pictures has leaked another batch of data to the public, this time accompanied with an ominous message that overtly threatens violence for the first time, Mashable reports. The message accompanying the leak, posted on the anonymous Pastebin website, foresees a "bitter fate" for those who choose to see Sony's upcoming movie, "The Interview," in cinemas. It also says that "the world will be full of fear" and references 9/11. With the hackers' true identity still in doubt, there's no way of knowing whether their threats are at all serious.

  • 'Frozen' Director Apologizes to Parents for "Let It Go"

    Published: Tue, Dec 16, 2014

    What a difference a year makes — and no one knows this better than Frozen director Jennifer Lee, says the Hollywood Reporter. In the past 12 months, she not only won the best animated feature Oscar but saw her film become the highest-grossing in the genre — $1.27 billion worldwide — of all time. And there are little things that have changed, too. "A year ago, I'd meet people who, when they found out who I was, they'd say, 'Oh, we love the songs! We sing them all the time.' Now they're like, 'Yep, we're still listening to those songs,' " laughs Lee. "I've gone from, 'Thank you,' to, 'Sorry!' "

  • 'Exodus: Gods and Kings' should be seen, eventually

    John Clyde, KSL | Updated: Fri, Dec 12, 2014

    The biblical epic "Exodus: Gods and Kings" is now in theaters, but is it worth your time? Because it's going to take a lot of your time.

  • Sony warns media not to publish hacked e-mails

    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Sony Pictures Entertainment, reeling from hacker attacks, told news organizations Sunday that they may be held liable for damages if they publish the contents of its hacked e-mails and files, USA TODAY reports. The warning, which was sent to publishers in a three-page letter from Sony's lawyer David Boies and published by tech news site Re/code, said leaked e-mails, documents and other files amount to "stolen information" and that Sony "does not consent to your possession, review, copying, dissemination, publication, uploading, downloading, or making any use of the Stolen Information."

  • How Hollywood Killed the Mid-Budget Movie

    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Earlier this year, John Waters — whose last movie, A Dirty Shame, was released a full decade ago — finally got the offer he’d been waiting for all this time, Flavorwire reports. According to his hitchhiking chronicle Carsick, his very first driver was “Harris,” “an art school type” with a sideline in weed dealing who called himself a fan. They talked for a bit about movies before Harris asked the (five) million-dollar question: “How come you aren’t making a movie?” “I explain that I had a development deal to make Fruitcake,” Waters writes, but on the eve of that dark holiday comedy’s production, “the recession happened, the independent film business as I knew it fell apart, and now all the distributors and film financiers want the budgets to be under $2 million, which I can’t do anymore.” His traveling companion told Waters, “I’ll back it,” pledging five million dollars cash. “You pay me back if it ever breaks even.”

  • What's coming to Netflix in 2015?

    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Netflix is going to try and make “fetch” happen again in 2015. The streaming service is bringing back "Mean Girls" just in time for the January 11 Golden Globes hosted by Tina Fey and Amy Poehler, according to USA TODAY. Also coming to Netflix in January: all 236 episodes of "Friends!" Here are five more titles you can stream next year...

  • Sony Hackers Promise to Deliver Large "Christmas Gift"

    Published: Mon, Dec 15, 2014

    Hackers released a seventh cache of files leaked from Sony Pictures Entertainment on Saturday, along with a promise of more to come. Someone claiming to be a member of hacking group Guardians of Peace sent an email to journalists that listed two web addresses where new Sony information could be found.