Despite its stacked deck of a cast, "Runner Runner" adds up to little more than a charmless, paint-by-numbers thriller unlikely to escape the forces of "Gravity" in its early October release.
Hollywood's major studios are making fewer movies and focusing more and more on big-ticket tentpole franchises, giving the independent sector the clear-cut opportunity to expand. With the 38th…
"Gravity," which opened the Venice Film Festival to great fanfare — and early Oscar buzz — and will screen at Telluride and Toronto on its way to an Oct. 4 release, is as much of a game-changer, in…
Alfonso Cuaron's white-knuckle space odyssey restores a sense of wonder, terror and possibility to the bigscreen that should inspire awe among critics and audiences worldwide.
On the "Boardwalk Empire" team, helmer Tim Van Patten bats leadoff and cleanup, since he's handed all the opening and final episodes. Exec producer Martin Scorsese threw out the first pitch with the…
Amy Poehler, Mindy Kaling, Bill Hader and Phyllis Smith voice the lead characters in Disney’s upcoming animated “Inside Out,” directed by Pete Docter. Poehler voices the lead character of Joy, while…
The first trailer for George Clooney’s “Monuments Men” offers several light-hearted moments, five months before the World War II drama opens Dec. 18. “So we get to shoot some Nazis?” asks Bob Balaban…
Winter The Dolphin and the rest of 2011’s “Dolphin Tale” cast will return for Alcon Entertainment’s sequel, with shooting starting in October. Harry Connick Jr., Morgan Freeman, Kris Kristofferson…
"Motive" seeks to brighten up the crime procedural formula, unsuccessfully, by shifting the focus from "who"-dunit to "why."
This well-cast but seldom funny satire reps a missed opportunity.
The New York transfer of U.K. musical “Matilda” opened April 11 at Broadway’s Shubert Theater. The following is David Benedict’s review (Daily Variety, Dec. 13, 2010) of the London production, with…