The wages of sin, guilt, vengeance and redemption weigh heavy on the characters of "Prisoners," a spellbinding, sensationally effective thriller with a complex moral center that marks a grand-slam…
Despite a bigger-is-better philosophy, this globe-trotting action-comedy keeps real thrills and laughs at a modest trickle.
Despite the inevitable franchise fatigue, this solid production still delivers more than enough of what fans expect.
Offering a more straight-faced brand of idiocy than its cheerfully dumb 2009 predecessor, "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" might well have been titled "G.I. Joe: Regurgitation."
Consciously evoking the structure and iconography of MGM's classic "The Wizard of Oz" without attempting to rival its impact, Disney’s "Oz the Great and Powerful" can be enjoyed, up to a point, on…
In this election season, many observers on both sides of the red/blue divide are frustrated that the two sides seem to be living in different realities.
Having pulled the improv equivalent of streaking through a mosque with "Borat's" ambush tactics, Sacha Baron Cohen retreats behind the veil of scripted comedy in "The Dictator."
Joss Whedon's buoyant, witty and robustly entertaining superhero smash-up is escapism of a sophisticated order.
As anyone who follows Variety's tech coverage knows, one of the consequences of the digital revolution is the blurring of traditional job functions.
A cleverly balanced mix of scares and laughs that is funnier and more terrifying than the 1985 original on which it's based.
Times are sour in the visual effects business. Companies are folding, artists are getting stiffed, and workers are split over unionization.