An overlong and under-conceived reunion between "Blue Valentine" director Derek Cianfrance and star Ryan Gosling.
Though smarter than your average dramedy, Paul Weitz's forced "Admission" faces some major identity issues. Tina Fey plays a discombobulated Princeton admissions officer who must confront the limits…
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…