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…
Russia needs its own John McClane movie the way Uncle Sam needs a bright red babushka, and this subpar sequel feels suspiciously like someone tried to plug McClane into a preexisting, Moscow-set…
Tossing together spare parts from "Rio Bravo," "Jackass," NRA promos and vintage muscle-car commercials, this thin, jokey Arnold Schwarzenegger vehicle elevates a back-of-the-bar-napkin script with a…
As far as many visual effects mavens were concerned, the Disney-Lucasfilm merger sent a great disturbance through the Force
Tuesday's pre-dawn announcement that Digital Domain Media Group had declared Chapter 11 bankruptcy and then sold part of itself to Searchlight Capital Partners for $15 million touched off some…
A while back former Variety topper Peter Bart did a radio interview in which he recalled how different it was to be a studio executive back in the 1970s. "In those days," he said, "you could make a…
Vancouver is quickly becoming the hotspot for VFX and other post-production services, with fresh rumors each day of new major companies setting up satellite shops in British Columbia.
"The Ring" is a stylish Hollywood remake of the Japanese horror sensation that unfortunately has little personality of its own. Insinuating creepiness of this tale of a bizarre videotape that brings…