Sunday, May. 29, 2022

Forget breaking the sound barrier: Tom Cruise just flew past a major career milestone.

The 59-year-old superstar just got his first $100 million opening weekend with "Top Gun: Maverick." In its first three days in North American theaters, the long-in-the-works sequel earned an estimated $...

Monday, May. 23, 2022

In 1983, producer Jerry Bruckheimer was flipping through the May issue of California magazine when he was struck by a story. "Top Guns" read the headline, with a large photograph from inside the cockpit of an F-14 fighter jet. The story opened: "At Mach 2 and 40,000 feet over California, it's...

Sunday, May. 30, 2021

Moviegoing increasingly looks like it didn't die during the pandemic. It just went into hibernation. 

John Krasinski's thriller sequel "A Quiet Place Part II" opened over the Memorial Day weekend to a pandemic-best $48.4 million, according to studio estimates Sunday. Including the Monday...

Wednesday, Aug. 12, 2020

Sumner Redstone, who built a media empire from his family's drive-in movie chain, has died. He was 97. 

ViacomCBS Inc., which he led for decades, remembered Redstone for his "unparalleled passion to win, his endless intellectual curiosity, and his complete dedication to the company."...

Monday, Oct. 28, 2019

Robert Evans, the protean, fast-living Hollywood producer and former Paramount Pictures production chief who backed such seminal 1970s films as "Chinatown," ''The Godfather" and "Harold and Maude," has died. He was 89.

Evans publicist, Monique Moss, confirmed that Evans died on Saturday....

Thursday, Apr. 4, 2019

Paramount Pictures didn't make CinemaCon wait for "Rocketman."

The Elton John musical starring Taron Egerton is one of the summer's most anticipated releases and the studio kicked things off on an upbeat note Thursday morning with some footage and a Las Vegas-worthy performance of "I'm...

Monday, Dec. 17, 2018

The "Transformers" movie universe has lately been leaky and rusted out. It's become shorthand for bad blockbuster moviemaking — male-driven, mindless spectaculars with sophomoric humor. How can it be saved? Just hand the keys over to some talented women.

"Bumblebee," the sixth film in the...

Monday, Oct. 29, 2018

John Krasinski is still pinching himself over the critical and financial success of his experimental thriller "A Quiet Place," but the Cinderella year is not over yet. With awards season heating up, "A Quiet Place," has found its own spot in the conversation. Krasinski who co-wrote, directed and...

Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018

Paramount Pictures is ready for its comeback story.

On Wednesday at the CinemaCon convention in Las Vegas, studio chairman and CEO Jim Gianopulos announced a sequel to the breakthrough thriller "A Quiet Place," two new Star Trek movies and trotted out its biggest star, Tom Cruise, to...

Monday, Apr. 2, 2018

Let's start with a popcorn warning. If you're bringing your usual tub of multiplex popcorn into "A Quiet Place," just be aware that you'll be hearing every single crunch.

That's because much of John Krasinski's ingeniously creepy new film, in which he stars alongside his real-life better...

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