Oscar Disqualifies Princess & Frog Score

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences has disqualified Disney’s The Princess and the Frog from the Best Original Score Oscar race. A statement released by the group ... Continue Reading →

Columbia Reboots Spider-Man ‘ Without Raimi, Maguire

Columbia Pictures announced it is moving back the planned release of the next Spider-Man film after parting ways with director Sam Raimi over script issues and actor Tobey Maguire. The ... Continue Reading →

Actors in Talks for Zemeckis’ Yellow Submarine Remake

Robert Zemeckis is close to finding his Fab Four. Actors Cary Elwes, Dean Lennox Kelly, Peter Serafinowicz and Adam Campbell are in talks to play the members of The Beatles in Zemeckis’ ... Continue Reading →

Marvel Sues to Rebut Kirbys’ Copyright Claim

Marvel Entertainment filed Friday a lawsuit that seeks to invalidate some 45 copyright termination notices filed in September by the heirs of comic book artist Jack Kirby. Kirby was ... Continue Reading →

Green Lantern Gets Lively; Thor Loses Townsend

Both Green Lantern and Thor are filling out their casts as they head toward production, with Blake Lively joining the cast of the former and Stuart Townsend exiting the latter and being ... Continue Reading →

WGA Noms Include Avatar, Trek

Sci-fi films seem to be making up for years in which the genre has largely been ignored, with Avatar and Star Trek scoring screenplay nominations from the Writers Guild of America. The ... Continue Reading →

Avatar Rules for Fourth Consecutive Weekend

James Cameron’s Avatar continues to dominate the box office, topping the rankings for the fourth straight weekend. The Fox release took in an estimated $48.5 million, making it ... Continue Reading →

Academy Presents 15 Sci-Tech Awards

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences is recognizing developments in 3D, motion capture and ambient occlusion rendering in announcing the awarding of 15 scientific and technical ... Continue Reading →

Daybreakers, Comedies Set to Take on Avatar

A trio of new movies in different genres this week enter the battle for the box office crown against the 800-pound gorilla that is Avatar. Opening this week are the Lionsgate horror ... Continue Reading →

Spider-Man 4 Delayed; Thor Claims Release Date

Marvel is passing its release dates from Peter Parker to Thor and the residents of Asgard. Sony has backed off its planned May 6, 2011, release date for Spider-Man 4. The delay is due ... Continue Reading →