| Jun 1, 2012
| 2:34 PM
Back in the late sixties, when Robert Downey Jr.was a toddler, his filmmaker father could get away with signing his movies “Robert Downey (a prince).” But ever since Junior hit the big time, Downey pere has had to put a “Sr.” after...
| Jun 7, 2012
| 8:02 AM
"John Carter's" journey into Redbox kiosks may be as complicated as a flight to Mars.
Walt Disney Studios has decided to not sell its DVDs to any rental outlets, including Redbox, Netflix and Blockbuster, until 28 days after they go on sale.
| Jun 16, 2012
| 1:12 PM
Back in 1994 — long before his modest commercial success with “28 Days Later...” and his Oscar for “Slumdog Millionaire” — director Danny Boyle made the transition from TV to movies with “Shallow Grave.”...
| Jun 16, 2012
| 2:22 PM
Back in 1999 (31 years after its 1968 debut), a restored version of this animated Beatles film was shown in theaters and issued on DVD, with a stereo remix and the “Hey, Bulldog!” scene (deleted in the original American version) reinstated....
| Jan 20, 2012
| 8:10 PM
It's been more than 55 years since Godzilla stomped and bellowed his way into American consciousness and iconhood in the form of “Godzilla, King of Monsters,” Terry O. Morse's English-language re-editing of Inoshiro Honda's 1954 “Gojiro....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 8:20 AM
Under a new deal between the two companies, Netflix users won't just have to wait 56 days to rent Warner Bros. movies on DVD. They'll have to wait 28 days to add the movies to their queues.
As part of the Warner's continuing effort to boost its DVD,Blu-...
| Jan 27, 2012
| 11:09 AM
As of a week ago, only three Hitchcock films were available on Blu-ray(“The Lady Vanishes,” “North by Northwest” and “Psycho”). But now that number has doubled, thanks to MGM's Blu-ray releases of “Rebecca,”...
| Feb 4, 2012
| 11:00 AM
Another great black-and-white classic gets the Blu-ray treatment, and the visual difference between this and the older DVD release is pretty obvious. (The sound, however, is just adequate; maybe it couldn't be upgraded.)
Billy Wilder's “The...
| Oct 16, 2012
| 12:12 PM
For some of us, classic Warner Bros. cartoons handily trump the Disney animation from that era (roughly 1933 to 1960). Basically, if you want beautiful pictures and emotional involvement, you go Disney; if you want laughs, more laughs, and milk-out-your-...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 7:58 AM
The Walt Disney Co.may join other major Hollywood studios in making customers wait before they can rent its latest movies from discount services like Redbox.
Disney Chief Executive Bob Iger told investors during the company's earnings call Tuesday that...
| Feb 8, 2012
| 11:08 AM
Time Warner Chief Executive Jeff Bewkes touted his company's digital initiatives for television and film while also promising to invest more in content in 2012 as the media conglomerate reported improved results for the final quarter of 2011, slightly...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:24 AM
“Attack the Block” was one of last year's best films and more evidence that we may be living in a new Golden Age of genre films — what might very loosely be referred to as B movies. The story concerns a group of London gang members and...