'San Andreas' struggles to hold water in post-3/11 Japan

Sep 9, 2015

'San Andreas' struggles to hold water in post-3/11 Japan

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In the 1970s, Hollywood disaster movies were a lucrative genre. In 1974 “Earthquake” and “The Towering Inferno” were released, and the decade saw the box-office success of multiple “Airport” films. It was an age when the Cold War was in full swing and the ...

'Hercules' no match for 'Lucy' in U.S. weekend box office race

Jul 28, 2014

'Hercules' no match for 'Lucy' in U.S. weekend box office race

“Lucy,” starring Scarlett Johansson as a woman with a super-powered brain, collected $44 million to win at domestic box offices, outmuscling “Hercules,” but both releases helped pump life into a lackluster summer at U.S. and Canadian theaters. “Hercules” starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson in ...

Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

Jul 28, 2014

Sexual harassment at Comic-Con in the spotlight

Amid the costumes and fantasy of this weekend’s Comic-Con convention, a group of young women drew widespread attention to a very real issue — allegations of sexual harassment at the annual comic book convention. Geeks for CONsent, founded by three women from Philadelphia, gathered ...

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. highest-earning actor, Forbes says

Jul 22, 2014

'Iron Man' Robert Downey Jr. highest-earning actor, Forbes says

Robert Downey Jr, the star of Disney’s Marvel superhero film franchises “Iron Man” and “The Avengers,” is Hollywood’s highest-paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com. The 49-year-old star made most of his money from June ...