“Get Out,” the low-budget horror hit that dominated the weekend box office, proves that it pays to be fiscally prudent and creatively risky. The story of a black man who finds hims..
The movie deals with the events leading up to the Nov. 22, 1963, assassination of President John F. Kennedy. Paxton was a producer on the film, along with Tom Hanks, Gary Goetzman,..
Storm chasers from around the globe paid tribute to “Twister” star Bill Paxton on Sunday after news broke that the actor had died following complications f..
In the last 30 years, has any movie form been debased and degraded more than the horror film? Most fans of the genre probably wouldn’t agree, but it always astonishes me the extent..
And the winner is…Apple!? That’s the long-term Oscar prediction from Gene Munster, a Wall Street analyst-turned-venture capitalist famous–or maybe infamous–for his great expectatio..
“Get Out,” a trenchant horror film about race relations, rode critical raves to a smashing box office debut. The low-budget film was the weekend’s top-grossing domestic release, ea..
Bill Paxton Dead at 61 | Variety
Bill Paxton, the versatile actor who appeared in films including “Aliens” and “Titanic” and played a polygamist on HBO’s “Big Love,” has died from complications following heart sur..
Four of the last five Film Independent Spirit Award winners for best feature have gone on to secure the best picture Oscar. But that wasn’t always the status quo. Rather, it’s indi..
“Isabelle who…?” It’s a question I’ve gotten more times than I’d care to count this Oscar season, as audiences discover the fearless star of Paul Verhoeven’s subversive French thri..
After winning a Spirit Award for best international film, “Toni Erdmann” director Maren Ade stepped into the backstage press tent where the media was interested in asking her one q..
Casey Affleck has won the Spirit Award for Best Actor for his role in “Manchester by the Sea.” Isabelle Huppert has won the Spirit Award for Best Actress for her role in Paul Verho..
Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” continued its strong box office opening run on Friday, earning $10.8 million at 2,781 locations. Its weekend total is now estimated at $28.5 million, and i..
Welcome to Remote Controlled, Variety’s podcast series featuring the best and brightest in television, both in front of and behind the camera. This week’s episode features Variety ..
Daniel Kaluuya, the star of Jordan Peele’s “Get Out,” has joined the cast of Steve McQueen’s heist movie “Widows,” opposite Viola Davis, Elizabeth Debicki, Michelle Rodriguez, and ..
Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller “Get Out” is dominating the box office with an opening weekend of as much as $28 million at 2,773 North American locations, early estimates indicated..
Jim Parsons and Claire Danes are attached to star as a married couple in the family drama “A Kid Like Jake,” based on a celebrated Lincoln Center play, Variety has learned. The sto..
PARIS — Oscar nominee Isabelle Huppert won best actress at the 42nd Cesar Awards, the country’s top film prize. Out of 16th Cesar nominations, Huppert had only won once for her per..
Matt Czuchry is returning to broadcast TV. The “Good Wife” and “Gilmore Girls” star has just booked a role on Fox’s medical pilot “The Resident.” Czuchry will play Conrad Hawkins, ..
Comic singer-songwriter Henry Phillips continues to engage as a likable loser in “Punching Henry,” a sharply observed and understatedly amusing follow-up to “Punching the Clown,” t..
The ballots are in, and the Oscars are but days away. Variety critics Peter Debruge, Owen Gleiberman, and Guy Lodge may not be Academy members, but if they were, here’s how they wo..
Perhaps the only thing more spectacular than the costumes at the opening night of the 25th Art of Motion Picture Costume Design exhibition were the attendees, dressed to the nines ..
“From the beginning I said it should be ‘When We Rise,’ the we being the biggest part of it,” says writer/producer/director Dustin Lance Black, of naming the eight-hour, four-..
Jordan Peele’s horror-thriller “Get Out” has opened with an impressive $1.8 million at 2,240 sites in Thursday night preview screenings starting at 7 p.m. Universal-Blumhouse’s thr..
‘Rock Dog’ Film Review | Variety
For a film in which a Tibetan mastiff with big musical dreams stalks a jaded feline rock star while honing his supernatural martial arts powers and dodging kidnapping attempts from..
Martin Scorsese’s upcoming mob movie “The Irishman” looks to be running into trouble as distributor STX is pursuing legal action over Mexican producer Gaston Pavlovich’s pendi..
With less than one month until the Season 24 premiere of “Dancing With the Stars,” ABC is setting the new cast of celebrity contestants. Nancy Kerrigan will compete on the upcoming..
In a year of highs and lows, IMAX China suffered a drop in profits, but booked a record number of orders for new screens. The company, which is controlled by IMAX Corp. but has a s..
The most lasting impression from the premiere of “The Blacklist: Redemption,” NBC’s new spinoff of its successful drama “The Blacklist,” is that Tom Keen sure seems to be attr..
TV spots for “Bitter Harvest” claim that the movie reveals “Russia’s darkest secret.” That’s a catchy pitch for a thoroughly over-baked and blatantly fictionalized 1930s-set costum..
RealD has acquired the remaining assets of MasterImage, the technology company is successfully sued for patent infringement. The 3D manufacturer acquired all of MasterImage’s intel..
The Nightwing character first appeared in a 1963 DC comic book as an alias used by Superman in stories set in Kandor, a Kryptonian city that was preserved in a bottle. Nightwing wa..
Mark Gordon will produce via The Mark Gordon Company along with Entertainment 360 and Lynette Howell Taylor. Published in 2014, the novel is set in a near future world where humani..
At least five of the major studios are pushing plans to get movies into homes earlier, but theater chains and studios are still far apart from agreeing on how it would happen. Warn..
The most relevant question to ask of the TV reboot of “Taken” just might be: Will the valet guys like it? In the cult of Liam Neeson, no film has higher standing than “Taken,” in w..
SELLER: Stephen Dorff LOCATIONS: Malibu and New York City PRICES: $8,450,000 and $2,399,000 YOUR MAMA’S NOTES: Stephen Dorff appears eager to clear out his small but undeniabl..
For the first time, an animated feature has been nominated for a prize at the Costume Designers Guild Awards, to be presented Feb. 21 at the Beverly Hilton. Designer Deborah Cook u..
Welcome to “Playback,” a Variety podcast. On this week’s episode, Jenelle Riley and I welcome back Variety Senior VP Tim Gray for one last round of Oscar predictions before Hollywo..
“Veep” helmer Stephanie Laing will direct from a script by Bess Wohl. The film follows Abbie and Sam, soul mates who were destined to be together until death got in the way. Jonath..
Reeves took over the reins as director after Ben Affleck stepped aside to focus on starring as the Caped Crusader. Reeves will also produce the movie. News brok..
Oscar Wilde Awards honoree Martin Short, known for his zingers and stinging observations, was asked if anyone in the current presidential administration is ripe for satire. “Everyo..
The All Def Movie Awards returned to Los Angeles on Wednesday night to honor films and actors, with the goal of recognizing entertainers who are often overlooked by other ..
Olive Prods., the New York-based production company led by Steve Buscemi, Stanley Tucci and Wren Arthur, has inked a multi-year television first-look deal with global producer-dist..
UMC had 20,000 subs as the end of 2016, after two years in the market. That’s just a fraction of the 430,000-plus subscribers for Acorn TV, RLJ’s British-television streaming-video..
A year after a movie about a pack of intrepid investigative reporters at a Boston newspaper won the Oscar for “Best Picture,” The New York Times will seek a spotlight of..
LONDON – “The joy of creating a film has to be in making something, even in the worst circumstances. It’s about the passion,” Martin Scorsese told a packed audience at a special ev..
Why care what longtime Food Network personality Alton Brown thinks about the nominees in the Oscar’s cinematography category? Because he knows lenses, film stock, and formats as we..
Redford plays Dr. Harper, a scientist whose verification of the afterlife, or a “new plane of existence” changes the way people think about death. In fact, it seems to make people&..
In 2008, at age 16, Demi Lovato became a rising star, landing the lead role in Disney Channel’s hit original movie “Camp Rock” alongside the Jonas Brothers, rapidly becoming a..
“Get Out” is getting some of the best reviews of this or any year. The thriller about a young African-American man’s visit to his white girlfriend’s estate has scored raves for mix..
There are kids movies that nod to the fact that there will be adults in the audience by including winky references that fly over younger heads, or peppering the dialogue with ..
Fox has given an early renewal to buddy cop series “Lethal Weapon,” Variety has learned. The TV adaptation of the Mel Gibson-Danny Glover film, starring Clayne Crawford a..
Dan Gregor, who works as a writer and consulting producer with Bloom on her CW series “Crazy Ex Girlfriend,” will direct the film from a script he co-wrote with Doug Mand, his writ..
The film will world premiere as the fest’s closing night movie on March 18. “Life,” directed by Daniel Espinosa, also stars Rebecca Ferguson, Hiroyuki Sanada, A..
Steven Spielberg cleared the way for the latest iteration of DreamWorks Studios a year ago, shifting distribution from Disney to Universal and announcing new investment from J..
Were you thrilled or disappointed in the films this year? In an effort to sum up the themes of the last 12 months of cinema, we posed three questions to a panel of Variety critics ..
“After an amazing ride, five fantastic years building an awesome company and brand alongside an incredible team of people, the time is right for me to pass the baton and seek new c..
The late night host released a five and a half minute-long trailer on Tuesday night for “Oscar Bait,” a spoof of every trope in the award-winning film handbook. “This winter — see ..
Six Flags Entertainment is to open two more theme parks in China. These are additional to the two it is already building in the Middle Kingdom. The New York Stock Exchange-listed p..
For once, the title does not mislead: With a bit of trimming down from its slightly baggy two hours, Fernando León de Aranoa’s documentary on the rise of left-wing Spanish politic..
BARCELONA– “Buñuel in the Labyrinth of the Turtles,” “Zombillenium,” and “The Big Bad Fox and Other Tales” are among the 55 projects selected for Cartoon Movie, Europe’s leading mo..
Netflix has acquired worldwide rights to Martin Scorsese’s gangster movie “The Irishman,” starring Robert De Niro. Netflix would not comment on the deal but sources close to the pr..
Nick Kroll and John Mulaney are best friends who genuinely love working together; it’s not difficult to imagine them doing this for the next 40 years — particularly since the pair ..
The “CSI” vet is the first cast member to sign onto the pilot, which is loosely based on the 2001 war movie that starred Owen Wilson and Gene Hackman. Helgenber..
The studio has acquired the movie rights to the upcoming novel by Karen Cleveland, who has worked as a CIA analyst. The yet-to-be published book centers on a wife and mother who wo..
The studio began developing “Simon” in October after it picked up movie rights to Becky Albertalli’s 2015 book about a gay teen who has not come out to his classmates. When an emai..
Shane Black is directing from a script by Fred Dekker. John Davis, Joel Silver, and Lawrence Gordon — who produced the original — are returning for the reboot as wel..
PARIS – MyFrenchFilmFestival, the month-long fest created by French promotional organization UniFrance to showcase 10 Gallic features and 10 shorts across online platforms worldwid..
Almost every contemporary movie, from Hollywood superhero blockbusters to the most arduous Romanian art film, is shot in some variation of “widescreen.” So it was a shock to sit do..
Bow and Arrow Entertainment has acquired Richard Wright’s classic novel “Native Son,” which will be adapted into a movie by Pulitzer Prize-winning writer Suzan-Lori Parks and helme..
Erin Eggers, Chase Hudson and Matthew Porter have launched Penchant with plans for two to three feature films annually for multiple platforms, and two to four scripted TV projects ..
During this critical time for the country, decisions about whether to scale back annual Oscar parties, or to toast to this year’s accomplishments in cinema, seem split. United Tale..
It hit Jharrel Jerome like a punch in the gut. In 2016, for the second year running, performers of color had been shut out of the Oscars. The Latino college student was a novice ac..
Movie studios are notorious for taking a creative approach to accounting, and that makes it difficult to calculate just how much money is being made. But it’s possible to get a sen..
In selecting this year’s best picture nominations, the Academy overlooked many of the highest-grossing hits of 2016, such as “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story” and “Finding Dory.” “I w..
MMA fighter Ronda Rousey will appear on an upcoming episode of NBC’s “Blindspot” as a guest star. Rousey will play Devon Penberthy, a female prison inmate who grew up in a working ..
It has been nearly a decade since the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts & Sciences expanded the number of nominations for best picture from five to a possible 10 films, in a move..
What many people know about Maya Angelou stems from her high-profile life as an intellectual, poet, memoirist and activist. For those less familiar with her life, “Maya Angelo..
Being asked to host the Oscars isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. Last December when Jimmy Kimmel was at the airport, coming home from a relaxing family vacation in Hawaii, he took a..
The Academy Award winner will star alongside Holly Hunter in the untitled 10-episode series. The series focuses on a contemporary multi-racial family: a philosophy profes..
Women are finally moving to the center of the frame. From Amy Adams’ steely, alien-decipherer in “Arrival” to Felicity Jones’ rebellious warrior in “Rogue One: A Star Wars Story,” ..
Sold by Wild Bunch and produced by Brazil’s Gullane, the company behind “The Second Mother,” one of Berlin’s biggest arthouse sales hits two years ago, Berlin 2017 Panorama player ..
Lotte, the fifth largest conglomerate in South Korea and the second largest player in Korean cinema, has been warned by China that it will be punished if missile deployment goes ah..
In the first two weeks of Donald Trump’s administration, four late-night talk shows told 195 jokes about the new president, exceeding even the level of humor about him during the c..
Accompanied by her six children, the Oscar-winning actress said her upcoming Netflix drama was a way of saying “Thank you” to the region, where she filmed the 2001 movie “Lara Crof..
Movie titles with a minimum spend of $100,000 for airings detected between 02/13/2017 and 02/19/2017. * Percent of digital activity captured across online video, social media, and ..
Charlie Hunnam swings into action in the latest trailer for the much-delayed “King Arthur: Legend of the Sword,” facing his destiny and, yes, even pulling the sword from the stone ..
Disney’s “Beauty and the Beast” topped social media buzz last week as it generated nearly 130,000 new conversations, according to media-measurement firm comScore and its PreAct ser..
Pleasures of the flesh and pains of the soul potently combine in “Aroused by Gymnopedies,” a softcore --- drama commissioned by Japanese studio Nikkatsu to mark the 45th anniversar..
Two mysterious billionaires, one of the toy variety, the other with a penchant for --- games, triumphed at the box office over a trio of new film releases during a muted President’..
“Sword Art Online the Movie: Ordinal Scale,” an animation based on Reki Kawahara’s so-called light novel series that has sold 19 million copies and spawned TV anime shows, comics a..
The star of “Where Life is Born,” the next and highly-anticipated movie by Mexico’s Carlos Reygadas, will be Carlos Reygadas himself. Move marks a logical departure for one of Lati..
Berlin-based director Karim Aïnouz, a driving force in Brazil’s cinema build, has set a slate of projects to be produced, among others, by director Walter Salles (“The Motorcycle D..
“Nocturnal Animals,” “La La Land,” “Suicide Squad,” “Hail, Caesar!” and “Star Trek Beyond” all earned trophies from the Make-Up and Hair Stylings Guild at the org’s fourth annual a..
John Waters and his fight for the right to be trashy on film was celebrated with gusto on Sunday at the New York edition of the Writers Guild Awards ceremony. Waters got two standi..
Richard Schickel, the longtime film critic for Time magazine who also wrote 37 books, mostly on film, and directed a number of documentaries on film subjects, died on Saturday in L..
Universal’s second weekend of “Fifty Shades” is heading for $24 million at 3,714 sites and its action-fantasy “The Great Wall” was projected to wind up with $21 million at 3,325 lo..
“La La Land” and “Game of Thrones” walked away with top film and television honors at the 53rd Cinema Audio Society Awards Saturday night. “Finding Nemo” won the theatrical animate..
Warner Bros. Animation and DC Entertainment’s animated adventure picked up an additional $7.5 million from 4,088 theaters on its way to a four-day estimate in the $38 million range..