Paramount has started to amp its marketing for its big budget tentpole “World War Z” in the last couple weeks and its most recent element involved its star Brad Pitt making a surprise appearance at a…
Pitting the latest action-hero incarnation of Tom Cruise against an army of alien marauders, director Joseph Kosinski's follow-up to "Tron: Legacy" is a moderately clever dystopian mindbender.
When I started covering the visual effects realm there was a "big four" of vfx companies: Industrial Light & Magic, Digital Domain, Rhythm & Hues Studios and Sony Pictures Imageworks. Two of those…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
I'll be spending next week at the Consumer Electronics Show so I've been inundated for some time with press releases touting the next generation of gadgets.
The attackers fall on us in our sleep. Their fangs pierce our throats. They drain our blood, and what's worse, they make us their thralls. We try to resist but they are too strong.
On St. Patrick's Day I went to the premiere of Relativity's Snow White movie, "Mirror, Mirror," which I enjoyed a lot more than I expected to, given that I'm not now and never have been a 12-year-old…
As anyone who follows Variety's tech coverage knows, one of the consequences of the digital revolution is the blurring of traditional job functions.
Boasting a new cast and a new theatrical gimmick, if little else, "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D" is a cheap-looking, vaguely depressing echo of Robert Rodriguez's well-loved kidpic…
While pint-sized guests noshed on crustless PB&Js, the adult stars of Dimension Films' "Spy Kids: All the Time in the World in 4D" were singing scribe-helmer Robert Rodriguez's praises at the film's…
From the Chinese market to popcorn, here are some execs -- and a helmer -- who made a difference
Too smart/arty for the slasher set, and too violent for high-brows, "Bronson" may have a tough time finding its niche, although it has "cult hit" written all over it.