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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...
Thursday, Feb. 22, 2018
"The Shimmer" is the name given to the mysterious phenomenon that, after a meteor strike, settles along a swampy coastline in Alex Garland's "Annihilation." It's an area enclosed by a fluid, translucent wall bathed in an eerie rainbow glimmer. The Shimmer's steady expansion threatens to swallow...
Thursday, Dec. 21, 2017
There are rituals to an Alexander Payne production. Movie nights on Wednesdays during pre-production at Payne's house, with pizza and soft drinks. Friday-night screenings during post-production with martinis. And, reliably, an endless struggle to secure financing.
"Only one studio guy...
Monday, May. 15, 2017
Brad Grey, an influential Hollywood leader who served as the chairman and CEO of Paramount Pictures for 12 years, has died.
A family spokeswoman said Monday that Grey, who was battling cancer, died Sunday at his home in Los Angeles. He was 59.
Before exiting Paramount in February,...