Star Trek Into Darkness

Tumblr logo is displayed at Nasdaq, in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Tumblr brings hipster twist to year-end lists

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Tumblr is where the Internet’s cool kids hang out. That’s why Yahoo paid $1.1 billion to buy the blogging site in one of this year’s most buzzed-about deals. Now, Tumblr is […]


Will Smith and Jaden Smith (l-r) in scene from movie "After Earth." (Sony Pictures/AP Photo)

Does ‘After Earth’ end reign of Mr. Box Office?

LOS ANGELES (AP) — It used to be that if a summer flick starred Will Smith, it was a guaranteed moneymaker, but the actor’s latest film opened with a thud. “After Earth,” a futuristic action-adventure […]


Actor Vin Diesel (AP Photo)

‘Fast 6′ hangs onto first place at box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — With its supercharged muscle cars, “Fast & Furious 6″ raced to first place at the box office for the second consecutive weekend. Estimates released Sunday show the Universal Pictures release will […]


Actor Vin Diesel (AP Photo)

‘Fast 6′ speeds past ‘Hangover’ to top box office

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The sixth installment in the “Fast & Furious” franchise is No. 1 at the box office. “Fast & Furious 6″ was tops with moviegoers on a record-breaking Memorial Day weekend with […]


Penny and Phil Sound Bite

What You Missed on LA’s Morning News 5/17/13

Here are the news maker interviews you missed (or want to hear again) from this morning’s edition of LA’s Morning News with Penny Griego and Phil Hulett. 5:32 a.m. – NBC Washington reporter, Bob Costantini […]


JJ Abrams

JJ Abrams boldly going from ‘Trek’ to ‘Star Wars’

LONDON (AP) — J.J. Abrams is master of one universe — and he’s about to try conquering another. The director who rebooted “Star Trek” for a new generation, sending the USS Enterprise out again to […]


Johnny Depp as Tonto, and Armie Hammer as John Reid (l-r) in scene from movie "The Lone Ranger." (Photo credit: Disney / Jerry Bruckheimer Inc. / AP)

Studios go direct to fans for social-media boost

  LOS ANGELES (AP) — Sometimes you just can’t wait for Comic-Con — whether you’re a fan or a filmmaker. With the summer movie season now beginning in early May (“Iron Man 3″ opens Friday), […]



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