Shortly after the Berlin Wall came down, the citizens of Karl Marx City voted overwhelmingly to rechristen their home Chemnitz, the name it had before becoming part of East Germany nearly four…
Having Michael J. Fox back on NBC Thursday roughly 30 years later has a certain symmetry, but generating sustained interest in his comeback vehicle will require more than just good will.
Film industry pros usually choose between being a "suit" or a "creative," with business execs rarely attempting artistic careers and vice-versa. But as traditionally low indie film budgets become…
Disney’s long-running ayem chatfest “Live!” is looking good with its tandem of Kelly Ripa and Michael Strahan, last month logging its largest audience in a May sweep in four years. The show, now…
Morgan Spurlock has formed a commercial production company dubbed Warpaint through his New York-based production banner Warrior Poets.
Joseph Stein and Stan Daniels' "Enter Laughing" is the 32-year-old musicalization of Stein's 45-year-old comedy adaptation of Carl Reiner's 50-year-old memoir.
It's a minor achievement that Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa's "Based on a Totally True Story" is a relatively painless bit of navel-gazing, saved by director Michael Bush's tidy packaging, a personable cast…
"This Film Is Not Yet Rated" constitutes a ballsy expose of the notoriously secretive methods of the Motion Picture Assn. of America's ratings board; the guerrilla enterprise takes, and provokes…
Army Archerd: Just for Variety
NBC's "A Town Torn Apart" aims for inspiration in troubled times and hits the target in intent, entertainment proficiency and performances. The trouble on the "message" aspect is that it's shooting a…
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