December 3, 2012 1:24 PM
NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) - Authorities have dismissed charges against a Connecticut attorney arrested in August for bringing handgun to a movie theater showing the Batman film. Sung-Ho Hwang was charged with breach of peace and interfering with police after officers said they found a loaded handgun in his waistband.... more »
October 28, 2012 9:17 PM
It sounds like a big budget box office hit. Some local film makers in Pueblo say they have an idea for a movie that wouldn't be anything you've seen before.
We met with them to find out how they can make such an intricate film in Pueblo on a... more »
March 21, 2012 3:41 PM
The casting company working on the Disney movie "The Lone Ranger" will be in Colorado Springs Monday looking for extras, and the list borders on bizarre.
Sande Alessi Casting will be at the UCCS Campus on Monday between 3 and 6 p.m. They're looking for background extras for this... more »
October 23, 2011 1:35 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "Paranormal Activity 3" didn't just go bump in the night. It made a ton of noise at the box office with a huge, $54 million opening. The third film in Paramount's low-budget horror franchise was No. 1 at the box office, according to Sunday studio estimates.... more »
October 9, 2011 2:27 PM
ASPEN, Colo. (AP) - A Colorado birdwatcher portrayed by Steve Martin in the comedy film "The Big Year" says his fascination with birds may have rubbed off on some of the cast. Martin plays a character modeled on Al Levantin of Snowmass. The movie follows Levantin's character and two rivals... more »
October 8, 2011 5:52 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - Zsa Zsa Gabor has been hospitalized after slipping out of consciousness at her Los Angeles-area home. Gabor's husband, Frederic Prinz von Anhalt, said Saturday that the actress had a high fever and was bleeding from a tube in her stomach. Paramedics rushed Gabor from her Bel... more »
September 8, 2011 12:29 PM
Tonight, at Armstrong Hall at Colorado College a riveting 9/11 film "Rebirth" will be shown for free. The film's editor, Kevin Filippini, will be available following the film for Q&A.
"Rebirth" follows the lives of five people whose futures were forever altered by the horrific events surrounding 9/11.
Event... more »
August 7, 2011 3:23 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) - The family of an Erie pizza delivery driver killed eight years ago won't be among those in line when the comedy "30 Minutes Or Less" opens nationwide Friday.
Brian Wells died when a time bomb collar he was forced to wear exploded after he robbed a... more »
June 30, 2011 12:14 PM
Parents and teens are encouraged to view a movie together in Pueblo about the challenges teens face today. To Save a Life is rated PG-13 and will be shown outdoors at the Pueblo Riverwalk on July 9 at 8:30 p.m.
While there is no admission charge, you should bring... more »
April 17, 2011 1:34 PM
DENVER (AP) - A movie opening in Denver this week documents the different ways that families who lost loved ones at Columbine have coped with their loss.
Five years in the making, the film "13 Families" is the work of Nicole Corbin, Steve LuKanic, and Mark Katchur. Corbin and... more »
December 25, 2010 4:25 PM
JOHNSTOWN, Colo. (AP) - A 1919 Dodge believed to be the one that Jimmy Stewart famously crashed in "It's a Wonderful Life" has been bought by a Colorado couple.
The car was delivered to Keith and Marilyn Smith of Johnstown on Friday. They say they have the original title... more »
November 18, 2010 6:17 PM
The IMAX Theatre on Powers will show the latest Harry Potter movie tonight at midnight and already the line is quite long.
It's called Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Just like today, Breyn Puckett has waited in line to be one of the first to see all the... more »
September 21, 2010 10:53 AM
Authorities say a helicopter used in the filming of the Hugh Jackman movie "Real Steel" snagged a power line in Michigan, causing a brief power outage and closing a roadway.
Huron County Sheriff Kelly J. Hanson said that no injuries were reported after the Sunday evening incident in Huron... more »
August 24, 2010 1:10 PM
Michael Douglas' starring role in a sequel to Wall Street has gotten him an unwanted part in a legal sequel to his 2000 divorce.
Lawyers for the Academy Award-winning actor and for ex-wife Diandra Douglas argued Tuesday in a New York court over her claim that she's entitled to... more »
August 19, 2010 10:02 AM
Bedbugs have attacked a popular movie theater in Times Square as New York battles the persistent pests.
The AMC Empire 25 in Times Square was sprayed overnight and reopened Wednesday.
A guest at the AMC Magic Johnson Harlem 9 theater also reported a bite in late July. Spokesman... more »
July 26, 2010 1:21 PM
Even though Angelina Jolie plays a suspected Russian sleeper agent in her latest movie, in real life she thinks U.S.-Russian relations are going well.
Jolie was in Moscow for the Russian premiere of the movie "Salt" on Sunday, just a few weeks after 10 Russian sleeper agents were expelled... more »
July 1, 2010 12:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) - "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse" has broken another box-office record.
The latest chapter in the vampire adventure took in $68.5 million in its first day, the best ever for a movie opening on a Wednesday. "Eclipse" surpassed the previous Wednesday record of $62 million set last... more »
June 8, 2010 9:09 AM
The post office has a batch of new stamps and some of them are selling like cats and dogs--literally.
May was NewsFirst5 Going to the Dogs Month, when you shared hundreds of photos of your beloved pets. So we know how much you love your kitties, purebreds and mutts.... more »
May 9, 2010 10:23 AM
Lots of things get blown up and torn apart in "Iron Man 2," as you would expect from any self-respecting blockbuster kicking off the summer movie season. The magnitude of destruction far exceeds that of its predecessor - from rows of cars to armies of drones to Tony Stark's cliff-top... more »
May 2, 2010 11:10 AM
A sequel to "The Dark Knight" will swoop into theaters in 2012.
Warner Bros. scheduled July 20, 2012, as the release date for the next installment of the Batman film franchise.
Director Christopher Nolan brought the Caped Crusader back to the big screen in 2005's "Batman Begins" and... more »
April 25, 2010 10:03 AM
Fish that look like rocks - or scarves, or a jeweled brooch, or anything but fish - are among the fascinating underwater creatures that inhabit "Oceans."
This stunningly beautiful documentary is the second in a series from the new Disneynature label, which gave us "Earth" exactly one year ago... more »
April 19, 2010 9:09 AM
It's another close weekend at the box office, with the animated adventure "How to Train Your Dragon" and the superhero comedy "Kick-Ass" dueling for No. 1. According to studio estimates Sunday, "How to Train Your Dragon" took in $20 million, with "Kick-Ass" just behind at $19.75 million. With just $250,000... more »
April 3, 2010 12:48 PM
Apple's much-anticipated iPad has gone on sale. Eager customers have been lining up outside Apple Stores and some Best Buys to be among the first to buy one as sales started at 9 a.m. Saturday in each time zone. Carlos Herrera came to New York from Barcelona, Spain, because it... more »
March 30, 2010 9:54 AM
Attention "Twilight" fans: Stephenie Meyer has a new book coming out. Little, Brown Books for Young Readers will release "The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner" on June 5. The novella is told from the viewpoint of Bree, a newborn vampire featured in "Eclipse." That's one of the books in... more »
March 29, 2010 12:29 PM
Singing was the last thing on Miley Cyrus' mind in "The Last Song."
Other than a brief sing-along to a tune on a car radio, her character doesn't do any crooning, something Cyrus deliberately avoided with her first lead in a live-action film that doesn't feature musical alter-ego Hannah... more »
March 28, 2010 12:06 PM
"How to Train Your Dragon" has breathed a bit of box-office fire with a $43.3 million opening weekend and a No. 1 debut. Yet the DreamWorks Animation adventure came in well behind the studio's last cartoon comedy, "Monsters vs. Aliens," which opened with $59.3 million over the same weekend last... more »
March 28, 2010 9:14 AM
What a refreshing change "How to Train Your Dragon" brings to the cartoon world: The creatures are not all that cute, and they do not speak a word.
DreamWorks Animation has been at the head of the pack for adorable, fast-talking critters with such movies as "Over the Hedge,"... more »
March 21, 2010 10:22 AM
Hollywood has had success turning popular comics into hit movies, but those works are usually based on muscular superheroes. Little Greg Heffley, the middle-school star of "Diary of a Wimpy Kid," is no Superman. But he's a popular enough wimp to be a fixture on The New York Times best-seller... more »
March 13, 2010 10:01 AM
In "Remember Me," Robert Pattinson has temporarily stepped away from "Twilight," apparently in search of his "Five Easy Pieces" or "Rebel Without a Cause."
When Pattinson's character - a wayward, rebellious 21-year-old named Tyler Hawkins - meets who will quickly become his love interest - a fellow NYU student... more »
March 6, 2010 12:01 PM
Director Tim Burton and Johnny Depp discuss their new adaptation of "Alice In Wonderland". Check out the video where Mike Wilber interviews the two asking them questions about the making of the movie. more »
February 22, 2010 12:51 PM
Martin Scorsese and Leonardo DiCaprio's voyage to "Shutter Island" has landed them at No. 1 at the weekend box office. Their creepy crime thriller set at a remote insane asylum opened with $40.2 million. "Shutter Island" is the fourth collaboration for Scorsese and DiCaprio and the best opening yet for... more »
February 14, 2010 10:57 AM
"Valentine's Day" might boast the most shirtless dudes we've seen in a movie since "300." Ironically enough, the often bare-chested "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner isn't one of them.
If this Hallmark card of a film didn't already make it clear, the beefy bodies of "Valentine's Day" does: This is... more »
January 31, 2010 10:53 AM
It's been seven years since his last film, but Mel Gibson is still playing martyr.
One might fairly call Gibson "The Crusader," and not just because of his widely known religious views or because he directed "The Passion of the Christ."
For much of his career, Gibson has... more »
January 24, 2010 10:28 AM
Just weeks after something dubbed a "squeakquel," we have a movie advertised with the tagline: "You can't handle the tooth." One quakes for the marketing that awaits us for "Marmaduke."
Just as Hollywood has been digging through the superhero archives, it has also been marauding the cupboard of mythical... more »
January 24, 2010 10:15 AM
The cast of "Inglourious Basterds" has won the Screen Actors Guild trophy for best film ensemble. Jeff Bridges won best actor Saturday night for his portrayal of a hard-living country music singer in "Crazy Heart," and Sandra Bullock won best actress for "The Blind Side," as the tenacious shepherd to... more »
January 20, 2010 12:45 PM
The fourth installment of Disney's popular "Pirates of the Caribbean" series will be filmed in Hawaii, according an announcement Monday by Gov. Linda Lingle.
Johnny Depp will return to his role as Captain Jack Sparrow in "Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides," which will begin shooting this summer... more »
January 18, 2010 10:22 AM
The science-fiction blockbuster "Avatar" has won best drama at the Golden Globes and picked up the directing honor for James Cameron, raising the "Titanic" filmmaker's prospects for another Academy Awards triumph. Winning the dramatic-acting honors were Sandra Bullock for the football tale "The Blind Side" and Jeff Bridges for the... more »
January 18, 2010 9:50 AM
Many of Richard Heene's friends and supporters seem to have taken off as fast as the balloon the Colorado man claimed his son floated off in. But not Steven C. Barber. The 48-year-old filmmaker says he still believes Heene really thought his son was in the balloon as it spun... more »
January 12, 2010 11:19 AM
Tobey Maguire's web-slinging days are behind him.
The 34-year-old actor and "Spider-Man" director Sam Raimi will not be returning to the superhero franchise next year. Instead, Sony Pictures and Marvel Studios announced Monday that a new "Spider-Man" film based on a script by James Vanderbilt that focuses on Peter... more »
January 11, 2010 9:50 AM
It may seem strange for a film that pits greedy humans against noble natives of a faraway moon, but the sci-fi hit "Avatar" is being criticized by a small but vocal group of people who claim it contains racist themes. They contend the latest blockbuster by writer and director James... more »
January 10, 2010 12:12 PM
"Avatar" remains the top box-office draw for the fourth straight weekend with $48.5 million. The science-fiction epic has rocketed past $400 million to become the No. 1 domestic hit for 2009. James Cameron's tale of humans and aliens in conflict on a distant world climbed to $429 million domestically, putting... more »
January 5, 2010 8:34 PM
Newly proposed legislation could provide a boost to the Colorado film making industry. On Tuesday morning, Governor Ritter announced legislation that would make the states current film incentive program less restrictive and also create new jobs. Pete Schuermann, an Emmy award winning director says it's time Colorado steps up to... more »
January 4, 2010 10:21 AM
James Cameron's science-fiction epic "Avatar" had another stellar weekend with $68.3 million domestically, shooting past $1 billion worldwide, only the fifth movie ever to hit that mark.
No. 1 for the third-straight weekend, 20th Century Fox's "Avatar" raised its domestic total to $352.1 million after just 17 days. The... more »
December 28, 2009 11:47 AM
Hang on to your drink and popcorn, because there's a movie seat that wants to take you for a ride.
It's not often theater seats get an unveiling like this, but at Ultra Star at Hazard Center, the seats are part of the show.
Guy Marcoux of D-Box... more »
December 20, 2009 10:25 AM
James Cameron's space fantasy "Avatar" has launched with a solid $27 million opening day at the box office. Storms in the East likely will hurt the movie's prospects to approach the December opening weekend record of $77.2 million set by Will Smith's "I Am Legend." "Avatar" did almost as much... more »
December 6, 2009 12:21 PM
The football-inspired drama "The Blind Side" has become the underdog hit of the season with a weekend box-office victory over "The Twilight Saga: New Moon." The real-life tale "The Blind Side" took over the No. 1 spot with $20.4 million in its third weekend. The vampire romance "New Moon" finished... more »
December 5, 2009 10:41 AM
In Jim Sheridan's "Brothers," it feels like the film's three young stars are playing house.
Tobey Maguire, Natalie Portman and Jake Gyllenhaal have all previously played memorable teenage characters and each has maintained a youthfulness into their late 20s and 30s.
Here, they star in a suburban, domestic... more »
December 1, 2009 11:49 AM
"Up in the Air" has undergone the rarest of flights: It was delayed for a long time and its course was altered, yet it has arrived right on time.
"Up in the Air" might be the timeliest movie of the year. Hard times and the frightening prospect of unemployment... more »
November 25, 2009 9:17 AM
The tiny King Kong figurine that helped launch the career of one of cinema's biggest monsters has sold for about $200,000 at a London auction.
Auctioneer Christie's says the 22-inch skeleton was the one used in the climactic scene of the 1933 movie in which the giant ape climbs... more »
November 22, 2009 10:32 AM
Vampires and werewolves have vanquished a dark knight. "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" took in $72.7 million in its first day to break the single day domestic box office record previously held by "The Dark Knight," which had a $67.2 million opening day last year.
The Friday haul for... more »
November 22, 2009 9:19 AM
It's post-Katrina New Orleans and there are snakes in the water - none bigger than Terence McDonagh, an exceptionally corrupt detective, who slinks through town snorting coke, smoking heroin, harassing women and brandishing a .44 Magnum stuffed in the front of his pants.
When a security guard finds McDonagh... more »
November 15, 2009 11:57 AM
Movie fans are lining up for the end of the world, with the disaster tale "2012" hauling in $65 million domestically to debut at No. 1. "2012" has added $160 million overseas for a worldwide total of $225 million. The Sony Pictures action saga tells the story of a scramble... more »
November 15, 2009 11:11 AM
NASA is trying to dispel some rumors that have been going around surrounding the new doomsday movie "2012". The plot involves the end of the world based on theories backed by the end of the Mayan calendar.
NASA has devoted a page on its Web site to tell movie... more »
November 7, 2009 11:23 AM
Cameron Diaz and James Marsden have a terrible moral dilemma in Richard Kelly's "The Box": Press a button on a mysterious container, they'll get $1 million, and someone they don't know will die.
What button, on whose box, did Kelly push to get the money to make this awful,... more »
November 2, 2009 9:19 AM
"Michael Jackson's This Is It" is the No. 1 Halloween thriller for movie audiences. "This Is It" led the weekend box office with a domestic debut of $21.3 million and raised its five-day total worldwide to $101 million.
The low-budget horror sensation "Paranormal Activity" slipped from first-place to second... more »
October 31, 2009 9:47 AM
It started as a seven-minute short that took place in a filthy bathroom and featured two men chained by their ankles to pipes, thrust into a sinister predicament by a clever monster known as the Jigsaw Killer. Four more installments later, the "Saw" franchise is a bona fide blockbuster, raking... more »
October 28, 2009 7:30 AM
"Michael Jackson's This Is It" has debuted to enthusiastic applause from fans attending the premiere of the film chronicling the concerts that might have been. "This Is It" played like a concert at Tuesday evening's Los Angeles premiere, the celebrity audience applauding after each number. The film shows Jackson confidently... more »
October 25, 2009 12:28 PM
"Paranormal Activity" has won a weekend battle of fright films over part six of the "Saw" franchise. The upstart chiller "Paranormal Activity" went into nationwide release and took over the No. 1 spot with $22 million. That compares to just $14.8 million for the debut of "Saw VI," a franchise... more »
October 24, 2009 10:56 AM
Given my somewhat idiosyncratic taste in family films, I should probably start this review with a disclaimer - if you thought I was crazy for championing "Meet the Robinsons" and "Mr. Magorium's Wonder Emporium," then I'm probably never going to convince you that "Astro Boy" is a delightfully funny and... more »
October 18, 2009 12:21 PM
Movie fans are eagerly making the journey to "Where the Wild Things Are." The live-action adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved picture book led the box office with a $32.5 million opening weekend. "Where the Wild Things Are" was followed by Jamie Foxx and Gerard Butler's vengeance thriller "Law Abiding Citizen,"... more »
October 17, 2009 11:40 AM
There's so very much to like about Spike Jonze and Dave Eggers' adaptation of Maurice Sendak's beloved book "Where the Wild Things Are" - it fleshes out the original's themes brilliantly, it's lovely to look at and listen to - but it winds up being a well-crafted vehicle that never... more »
October 4, 2009 12:10 PM
The undead are livening up the box office. Woody Harrelson's horror comedy "Zombieland" has opened as the No. 1 movie with $25 million. The family flick "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs" held up well again, slipping from first place to second with $16.7 million. The animated comedy raised its... more »
October 3, 2009 11:24 AM
"Toy Story" has always been a 3-D film, even if moviegoers never saw it that way.
Computer-generated animation made the 1995 Pixar smash 3-D by design, with virtual cameras moving through a digital space, capturing the mass and dimension of each character and setting. At the time, though, theaters... more »
September 28, 2009 11:22 AM
Movie fans are lining up for a second helping of "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs." The animated tale took in $24.6 million to remain No. 1 for a second weekend. It raised its domestic haul to $60 million after 10 days in theaters. "Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs"... more »
September 26, 2009 11:28 AM
"Surrogates" flirts with big ideas about virtual reality, the dangers of technology on the human soul and the government's control over electronic communications but ultimately tosses them all aside for some good old fashioned chase scenes and shoot-outs.
Thankfully, director Jonathan Mostow ("Terminator 3," "Breakdown") makes the proceedings such... more »
September 21, 2009 11:15 AM
The forecast was bright at the box-office for "Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs," which earned $30.1 million to lead this weekend's films.
Sony's 3-D animated family comedy was adapted from the popular 1978 children's book by Judi and Ron Barrett. Despite schools being back in session, the film... more »