Rock stars in movies have always been more of a novelty than anything else. Elvis clearly wanted to be taken seriously as an actor, but his movies served as softball vehicles to sell soundtracks…
The Man Who Fell to Earth
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Ava DuVernay and Paul Feig are among the 276 new members invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.
CRIX ON PIX: Variety reviewers sift through the wreckage of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot and other post-9/11 blockbusters.
It had a lot to live up to, and “Man of Steel” certainly didn’t disappoint. The Warner Bros.-Legendary Pictures superhero reboot scored a whopping $125 million Stateside debut, the biggest-ever…
A humorless tone and relentlessly noisy aesthetics drag down this heavily hyped, brilliantly marketed tentpole attraction.
It’s really hard to pull off a production style that says: “Yoo-hoo, I’m being ironic here!” without patronizing or caricaturing its targets of irony. Todd Haynes executed this risky directorial…
M. Night Shyamalan's latest non-happening will prove a litmus test of Will Smith's continued drawing power.
International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield was already becoming an Internet sensation with his 770,000 Twitter followers and videos of him strumming a guitar and cooking spinach in space…
William "Kip" Gowans, an assistant director with dozens of credits and later a producer of telepics, died of natural causes March 11 outside the village of Mougins in the south of France. He was 80.
Resurfacing from an extended break after his 1996 Sundance entry "The Delta," Gotham-based filmmaker Ira Sachs will start shooting Feb. 25 "Forty Shades of Blue," a drama set in the music world of…