It appears that Sony has gotten so comfortable making movies from stories derived from comic books that it now has allegedly moved onto bigger things: Adapting novels. And while Sony had the rights to put Spider-Man on the big screen, the media company had no right ripping off this Berkeley man's no ... More >>
Just your average hackerIt's hard to sympathize with any of the people involved in the security breaches of Sony's computer systems -- and that includes the victims, or some of them anyway. First, of course, are the hackers themselves. This might be totally illogical, given the damage they've don ... More >>
Meet the new boss, Joe LacobBillionaire Oracle CEO Larry Ellison's quest to buy his favorite basketball team has been stuffed. The long-awaited sale of the Golden State Warriors was announced today, for a record $450 million -- but the winning bidder was Joseph Lacob, a part-owner of the Boston C ... More >>
Sony PicturesFlipping for Julia: Streep as the French food maven at the Cordon Bleu in Paris.I was thrilled when I arrived at the Century last Friday, opening day of Julia & Julia, to see a long line outside the theater. San Francisco foodies, represent! Except when I found out they were wait ... More >>
Resourceful indie filmmakers are finding new ways of getting their movies into theaters. But will anybody come?
Frozen River may lay it on a bit thick, but Melissa Leo nails the role of a struggling single mom.
Freedomland turns a rich, complex book into a poor, simple movie
Memoirs of a Geisha views Japan through Western eyes
Why the best films of 2004 look like indies but aren't
Josh Kornbluth leaves us helpless with laughter and pleasantly lost
Could it be that this year's crop of summer movies actually requires a brain cell or two?
This season's cinema demands attention
How two Bay Area animators hope to revolutionize Saturday-morning TV
Out of financial and creative bankruptcy, Marvel Comics is mighty once more
Capitalizing on last year's success at Sundance, two S.F. filmmakers take on a new project with Doonesburycreator Garry Trudeau.
S.F. International Film Festival; Quills Web site censorship
With Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, Ang Lee reinvents the martial arts movie for the art house crowd
As Groove introduces itself to an E-anxious mass audience, the real thrill is in its home-grown music
As the movie industry contemplates a new age of computer-generated features, Berkeley's Phil Tippett fights to keep the art of special effects honest, messy, and true