The key to surviving awards season is kind of like what G. Gordon Liddy famously observed about how to endure holding your hand over a candle: "The trick is in not minding." So each year, as I watch…
Every year Variety asks playwrights, authors and songwriters to weigh in on screenplays and scripters in the Oscar race. Their insights are as fascinating as the pictures they write about.
Director Ridley Scott has worked with some of the most famous composers in the history of movies, from Jerry Goldsmith ("Alien") and Vangelis ("Blade Runner") to Hans Zimmer ("Gladiator") and Harry…
REARVIEW: Rejected by critics and audiences, this bold, thrilling noir shows just how little appetite there is for real daring at the multiplex nowadays.
Paramount’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa” opened with $12.6 million yesterday at the domestic box office and is well on its way toward an expected $30 million bow. That estimate is double what the…
The box office is set to come back to earth with a loud thump as Paramount’s “Jackass Presents: Bad Grandpa,” starring Johnny Knoxville, looks to finally unseat “Gravity” with tracking in the $30…
The trailers for Ridley Scott's "The Counselor" make it look like the kind of gonzo crime thriller his brother Tony used to make. Au contraire.
On Oct. 9, the Cinema Society hosted a screening of 20th Century Fox's "The Counselor," a drug cartel thriller with a screenplay by Cormac McCarthy. The event at Manhattan's Crosby Street Hotel was…
The newly-formed COOL Music Interactive to merge with videogame scoring agency Four Bars Intertainment.
French star Marion Cotillard, who won an Oscar for her performance in the Edith Piaf biopic “La Vie en rose,” is set to take the female lead role in Justin Kurzel’s “Macbeth.” She replaces Natalie…
Cameron Diaz provides an ominous tone in the new trailer for Ridley Scott’s “The Counselor,” offering such lines as “the slaughter to come is probably beyond our imagining.” Fox released the new…