Curtis Hanson first confronted the fragility of film when he was only 19 and working as the editor, writer and photographer for Cinema magazine.
If you saw Cindy Crawford and Ray Charles pitch Pepsi, or Bo Jackson and Michael Jordan selling Nike or the infamous frying egg demonstrating that "This is your brain on drugs," then you've seen the…
Maine may seem like a world away from Hollywood, but the state's senior senator, Republican Olympia Snowe, has been one of the entertainment industry's biggest champions in Congress in recent years.
As president of the largest labor union in the nation, John Sweeney is a big-picture guy, considering the interests of the 13 million members of the 66 affiliated labor orgs that make up the AFL-CIO…
This awards season, with the Oscars moving up to February, Variety unveils its Contenders a full month earlier than last year. But this doesn't mean year-end films are being released any sooner.
Sometimes a film is terrific, but, for whatever reason, all the kudo buzz focuses on just one aspect of the pic. Last year's "Unfaithful," for example, had many virtues, but only got awards heat for…
Given the critical and commercial success of Disney/Pixar's "Finding Nemo," one might assume that the digitally animated fish story is a sure bet for a nomination in the 2004 animated feature race…
Hollywood made 2003 the year of the sequel and when it came to special f/x-driven pics, the mantra was: Out-do the prior pic. Bigger budgets were hurled at thousands of CG sets, characters and…
When Michael Moore's 2002 B.O. titan "Bowling for Columbine" picked up a mention and then the Oscar for documentary in March, it seemed like a sea change was under way for nonfiction filmmakers and…
It's a year when the tiny Palestinian Authority -- whose filmmaking community is one of the world's smallest and possibly most precariously positioned -- has a film in the foreign-language Oscar…
Domestic Film DAILY
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Frozen2Daily: $1.7M Cumulative: $140.5M Disney -30.18%
Out of the Furnace
Out of the Furnace3Daily: $437,117 Cumulative: $6.8M Relativity Media -25.73%