Despite a bigger-is-better philosophy, this globe-trotting action-comedy keeps real thrills and laughs at a modest trickle.
There are a few admissions one should not make as a reporter at Variety, and I'm going to tell you the biggest one: "Independence Day" is my favorite movie of all time. I know how this sounds, and it…
The Producers Guild of America’s plan to certify film credits is gaining traction. The Producers’ Mark — a lower-case “p.g.a.” after a certified producer’s name — has been approved for 21 films with…
The Middle East conjures many images -- from oil-rich sheikdoms to the exotic spires of Riyadh to the uprising in Tarhir Square. But perhaps a more uniform image should be that of hoardes of hip…
Painted characters in various states of completion, and from several works of a French painter who probably lived in the 1930s, unite and go in search of their true colors in the enchanting animated…
When people can't discriminate between what's morally ersatz and what's spiritually sound, they make dubious choices, whether it be an investment in overpriced designer sneakers or the…
Shakespeare Theater of New Jersey decks its halls nicely with a warmhearted winner for the holidays.
"Tell me what you don't like about yourself?"
The psyche of a beyond-the-pale sports nerd is probed, dissected, exposed and otherwise held up to the light in "Big Fan."
Somewhere in Los Angeles, police officers are helping old ladies across the street, but such acts of chivalry have no place in "Street Kings," a brutal look at police corruption that allows director…
"Conversations With God" dramatizes author Neale Donald Walsch's journey from homelessness and despair, to God, celebrity and beyond. Belying its nonsectarian message, pic often feels less New Age…