Fosun International Ltd., controlled by Chinese billionaire Guo Guangchang, said it is investing in a filmmaker founded by the former president of Warner Bros Pictures Inc. to tap into growing demand in China.
Walt Disney Co. named former Warner Bros. Entertainment President Alan Horn as chairman of its film operation, replacing Rich Ross, who stepped down in April after the studio’s “John Carter” picture bombed with audiences.
Legendary Entertainment, co-producer of the “Dark Knight” films, is in talks with Hollywood studios that could potentially lead to a break with longtime partner Warner Bros., people with knowledge of the situation said.
Drew Barrymore and Justin Long , an off-and-on couple in real life, play a pair of 30-somethings struggling to sustain a bicoastal relationship in “ Going the Distance .” It’s a listless romantic comedy that’s not worth going any distance to see.
Ben Affleck ’s new film, “ The Town ,” oozes Boston flavor. The sophisticated crime thriller features nasal accents, the Bunker Hill Monument , a shootout at Fenway Park and local lingo such as “Toonies,” which is what natives of traditionally blue-collar Charlestown call newcomers who have gentrified their neighborhood.