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‘Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone’ Turns 20: Director Chris Columbus Reflects on Pressures to Adapt Book and Hopes to Direct ‘Cursed Child’

Chris Columbus was so determined to direct Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that he pulled out all the stops to land the coveted project. He was just one of many helmers hoping to bring literature’s best-selling wizard to the screen, so he conjured up a plan to put himself at the top of the […]

‘Harry Potter’ Director Chris Columbus Developing ‘House of Secrets’ Disney+ Series

Director Chris Columbus is returning to the kids fantasy genre with a live-action series based on his House of Secrets books. The Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone director co-authored the House of Secrets middle school fantasy book series with the late Ned Vizzini. Now Columbus is teaming with his 26th Street Pictures partners, Michael Barnathan […]

‘Cusp’: Film Review | Sundance 2021

Three small-town Texas teenage girlfriends spend their summer break hanging out, partying and navigating the transition from adolescence to adulthood in Parker Hill and Isabel Bethencourt's intimate documentary, 'Cusp.'

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Musical Sets Pre-Broadway Premiere

The stage adaptation of the 1993 screen comedy that starred Robin Williams will debut at Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre this fall en route to New York.

How Chris Columbus, ‘Christmas Chronicles’ Director Put a Fresh Spin on the Holiday Family Film

Netflix holiday movie 'Christmas Chronicles' producer Chris Columbus and director Clay Kaytis talk about creating Kurt Russell's "tough guy," Elvis-singing Santa Claus; casting non-Hollywood kids; and those 'Gremlins' echoes.

Kurt Russell Dedicates Netflix’s ‘The Christmas Chronicles’ to His Father and Wildfire Victims

"He was our Santa, and he was the greatest Santa ever," Kurt Russell said of his late father, Bing, at the 'Christmas Chronicles' premiere.

Kurt Russell’s Santa Steals a Car in Latest ‘Christmas Chronicles’ Trailer

In the trailer for 'The Christmas Chronicles,' Santa is determined to save Christmas by any means necessary — even if it means stealing a car.

‘The Christmas Chronicles’ Trailer: Kurt Russell Is Santa in Netflix’s Holiday Film

Netflix has debuted the trailer for its Yuletide family film, 'The Christmas Chronicles,' starring Kurt Russell as Santa Claus. The movie is set to bow Nov. 22 on the streamer.

Chris Columbus’ 1492 Entertainment Sues Investors

The production company is run by a trio of well-known filmmakers.

‘Pixels’: Hear Tracks From the Soundtrack Early (Exclusive)

Find out why composer Henry Jackman and director Chris Columbus went with an orchestral symphonic score instead of using more 8-bit/midi elements for Pixels.

‘Mediterranea’: Cannes Review

This year's alarming death toll of illegal immigrants attempting the crossing from North Africa to Europe adds charged relevance to Jonas Carpignano's first feature.

‘Gremlins’ Director Joe Dante Says He Won’t Be Involved in Remake

Dante believes Hollywood studios are playing it safe: "They remake pictures that people just didn't want to see remade."