To fully portray the life of Miles Davis, whose artistic career encompassed everything from the height of bebop to the first flowering of hip-hop, and whose personal life saw encounters with drug…
Ian Fraser Kilmister, widely known as Motorhead vocalist and bassist Lemmy, died of cancer Monday in Los Angeles. He was 70. The band confirmed his death on its official Facebook page, saying, “There…
A mostly harmless yet plenty rough assemblage of musical numbers and rote chases that barely add up to a movie.
Without even knowing his job title as Universal Pictures' president of film music and licensing, it would only take once glance at Mike Knobloch's office to make a pretty good guess about the type of…
After a career that saw him sell more than 120 million albums worldwide, Kenny Rogers plans to call it quits after an upcoming farewell tour. Yet the country crooner's first time in Variety came…
Once again demonstrating superb instincts for knowing when to fold 'em, multiplatinum country star Kenny Rogers looks to make a graceful exit from show business over the next year, kick-starting a…
Offering a slightly skewed angle on Mary Shelley's classic tale, Paul McGuigan's "Victor Frankenstein" stitches together a patchwork of ideas — some new and novel, some pilfered and tired.
Thirty years ago, a teenage Queens rapper named LL Cool J joined forces with an enterprising NYU student named Rick Rubin: The result was "Radio," the first full-length album released by the nascent…
The latest edition in a widening mini-genre of competition documentaries about the depths of devotion inspired by subcultures few people even know exist.
With his "Rocky" spinoff, writer-director Ryan Coogler confirms every bit of promise he displayed in his 2013 debut, "Fruitvale Station."
2015 was a year to remember for Universal Pictures, both at the box office and, more unusually, on the pop charts. With "Straight Outta Compton" and "Pitch Perfect 2" dominating cinemas while driving…