David O. Russell's latest film, "American Hustle," is very loosely based on the Abscam sting operation of the late '70s/early '80s that resulted in the conviction of several congressmen and a New…
Up until 2005, Charles Roven was a fairly successful Hollywood producer with "Three Kings," "12 Monkeys," "City of Angels," "Cadillac Man" and a pair of "Scooby-Doo" movies. ¶ Then "Batman Begins"…
Members of the Academy's documentary branch may see their 149 films as proof that reality bites. Never fear. Variety will help you sort through this.
In an effort to make the documentary feature category more democratic, the Academy's nonfiction branch changed its qualifying rules last year. A review in the New York Times or Los Angeles Times for…
True stories have always attracted the attention of Hollywood, but perhaps no year in recent memory has seen so many prominent actors playing real people.
John Goodman is the "best movie husband" Melissa Leo ever had.
In sum, Goodman is the contemporary equivalent of the great character actors of the 1930s and '40s who never stopped working and could always be counted on to bring their own brand of zing to any…
Patton Oswalt is many things to many people. To most, he's known as the funniest comic working today, whose routines will never allow you to look at "Star Wars" or KFC's Famous Bowls in the same way…
By her own admission, Jennifer Hudson is having a "fantastic and surreal year."
Director Ridley Scott has worked with some of the most famous composers in the history of movies, from Jerry Goldsmith ("Alien") and Vangelis ("Blade Runner") to Hans Zimmer ("Gladiator") and Harry…
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