Adding another plank in its bid to make Xbox a be-all entertainment platform, Microsoft will embed a feature into the console that lets users find titles with topic- and theme-based searches such as…
From the September 10, 2013 issue of Variety
When Pepsi signed on to host the first season of Fox’s “The X-Factor” in 2011, the deal was heralded as landmark: Where network sister “American Idol” had three main sponsors, “X Factor” would have…
Hayao Miyazaki told the media on Friday that he will definitely not direct any more feature films. "I'm really serious this time." But he left the door open for other projects.
Paul Greengrass' kinetic docudrama always impresses without ever connecting emotionally in quite the same way as his previous verite efforts.
This stimulating but overly frenetic docudrama depicts the fast, controversial rise of WikiLeaks and Julian Assange.
Tommy Lee Jones is heading out west again and will write, direct and star in a remake of John Wayne’s 1972 pic “The Cowboys.” Warner Bros. is on board to develop the film with Donald De Line…
Dwayne Johnson is in negotiations to star in a feature film version of the TV show “The Fall Guy” that Hyde Park and WWE Studios will produce and co-finance. Deal is significant since it would mark…
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Thursday that Steve Martin, Angela Lansbury and costume designer Piero Tosi will receive Honorary Awards and Angelina Jolie will receive the…
After creating worlds filled with dragons and demi-gods, “Game of Thrones” and “Thor: The Dark World” helmer Alan Taylor looks ready to enter the world of cyborgs. Sources tell Variety that Taylor is…
Alec Baldwin has played a scheming TV-executive on “30 Rock” and a vicious gangster in the 2003 movie “The Cooler.” And now, his newest role: playing himself as an opinionated talk-show host on…
British actress Sophie Cookson has landed the female lead in Matthew Vaughn’s “The Secret Service” starring Colin Firth and Taron Egerton. Samuel L. Jackson and Michael Caine also star with Fox…
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