An enormously entertaining slice of biographical drama, "The Aviator" flies like one of Howard Hughes' record-setting speed airplanes. While it doesn't dig deeply into the psychology of one of the…
Some of the year's most prominent foreign-lingo films -- "Motorcycle Diaries," "Maria Full of Grace" and "A Very Long Engagement" among them -- won't be eligible for the foreign-language Oscar…
Hollywood may have received a better tool against screener piracy than any secure DVD system. Former Academy member Carmine Caridi, who gave his screeners to admitted pirate Russell Sprague has been…
Distributors and producers must file screen credits with the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences by 5 p.m. Dec. 1 for their feature films to qualify for 2004 Oscar consideration.
Satcaster BSkyB has poached the rights to televise the Oscars from the BBC. The Oscars will return to Sky's pay TV channels in February, following three years on the BBC, with live coverage of the…
Universal is rushing Oscar contender "Ray" to DVD just in time for Oscar balloting Feb. 1. Biopic of singer Ray Charles will hit vidstores just 13½ weeks after it debuted at the box office, where it…
At the post-Variety unspooling sesh for "Phantom of the Opera," Gerard Butler explained how he was in tune with the Phantom during filming.
During the Q&A following the Variety screening of "The Incredibles," helmer-scribe Brad Bird vented about the stigma attached to animated pics.
"The Life Aquatic With Steve Zissou" received a refreshingly casual "VIP screening" Saturday that somehow flew under the stalkarazzi radar: no fans or photographers and the stars relaxed enough to be…
"Finding Neverland" helmer Marc Forster explained the connection between his dreams and "Peter Pan" author J.M. Barrie at the post-Variety screening Q&A Nov. 8 at the ArcLight.