As the sole honoree for Variety's inaugural Power of Comedy event, edgy British comedian Russell Brand is being recognized for using his celebrity for good.
The year provides another bumper crop of animated pics. Two venerable titles return with spectacular results, both in quality and box office. Plus, a few new entries dazzles in terms of technology…
Documentaries have long been viewed as the poor, overly-earnest relatives of big, sexy feature films.
Set and shot in the Ozarks, unfolds like a latter-day Greek epic in the sensitive and capable hands of director Debra Granik.
This third adventure in the beloved Pixar franchise is universally acknowledged as that rarest of projects -- a triumphant synthesis of art and commerce.
In "Trespass," the Joel Schumacher-helmed thriller set for release in 2011, Nicole Kidman and Nicolas Cage play a couple taken hostage in their own home.
The Hollywood Film Festival, which just concluded its 14th year on Sunday, sounds like the ultimate insider's celebration. But HFF founder/prexy Carlos de Abreu has always eschewed the showy studio…
For the second year, Variety conducted an online poll among several hundred location managers, unit production managers, d.p.'s and other pros asking them to name their favorite locations, according…
Two weeks out of college, Kelly Edwards got her first job as a local on-air DJ and immediately fell in love with it.
Jaden Smith was just 8 when he made his film debut in 2006's "The Pursuit of Happyness," playing the son of real-life father Will Smith.