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.
The Spectacular Now
The Napa Valley Film Festival has announced for its third edition a slate of films that are already gathering awards buzz, with opening night film “August: Osage County,” as well as “Saving Mr…
Women often complain that there aren't enough good movie roles for actresses, and they're right.
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A critical digest of the week's latest U.S. theatrical releases. Where applicable, links to longer reviews have been provided. 2 Guns Distributor: Universal Denzel Washington and Mark Wahlberg make…
Sundance standout “The Spectacular Now” brought the present moment to Los Angeles July 30, when the cast and crew saddled up to the one-screen Vista Theater in Los Feliz for an intimate screening…
A relaxed but spirited atmosphere enveloped the seventh Variety Power of Youth event, held Saturday on the Universal Studios backlot.
Warner Bros. has changed the name of the Tom Cruise sci-fi thriller “All You Need Is Kill” to “Edge of Tomorrow.” Studio also revealed plans to promote the film at Comic-Con this week. Doug Liman…
Summer is blockbuster time, but it's also the season when Sundance titles often debut while the specialty biz hopes for another "Midnight in Paris" or "Little Miss Sunshine"-sized counterprogramming…
Looks like fans will have to wait a little longer to see Shailene Woodley play Mary Jane Watson, as the actress has been cut from “The Amazing Spider-Man 2.” Woodley confirmed the news in an EW…
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Non-Stop1Daily:$1.6M Cumulative:$36.7M Universal Pictures -3.70%
Son of God
Son of God2Daily:$1.4M Cumulative:$31.5M Fox 8.58%
The LEGO Movie
The LEGO Movie3Daily:$1.0M Cumulative:$214.0M Warner Brothers 6.54%