Two popular Universal Studios backlot shooting locations -- New York Street and the "Back to the Future" courthouse square -- went up in smoke Sunday during a ferocious predawn blaze that also…
Film executives are back home after Cannes, getting back to business as usual. Except things are not "as usual." The May 14-25 festival and market crystallized what many have suspected for a long…
Ay, carumba! Cannes loves auteurs and risk-takers, but the big lesson from this year's fest is clear: It's not the place to do test screenings.
Cannes obviously has a jones for "Indiana." The Sunday night premiere of "Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull" met with a 3½-minute standing ovation -- nowhere near a festival record…
On Sunday, Indiana Jones faces a challenge more terrifying and dangerous than anything he's encountered onscreen: the Cannes crowd.
For the past few years, the studios' niche divisions have dominated the Academy Awards. What would it take to see more studio-centric pics as Oscar contenders?
The usual Oscar buzz was in the air at the Kodak Theater Sunday night, but there was also an undercurrent of serene relief. Maybe because you don't appreciate something until it's taken away. Or…
Hollywood studio execs have script coverage, so they don't have to read the entire screenplay, and they have clipping services so they don't have to read the entire newspaper. So why not a highlights…
Academy prexy Sid Ganis has again reached out to the Writers Guild of America about Oscar's fate but still hasn't received an answer. "We're running out of time," he told Daily Variety.
The 2007 Oscar race seemed to mirror the presidential primaries: too many candidates, no clear frontrunners, a prolonged campaign season and each new tabulation offering conflicting info on voter…
What do Bart Simpson, John Travolta and Iraq-themed movies have in common? All were no-shows in the Oscars noms. In a wide-open year, there were lots of possibilities and few certainties.