Although the idea isn't new — it's essentially another "Blair Witch Project" knockoff — "American Blackout" seems especially well timed, and perfectly tailored to the semi-hysterical nature of the…
War of the Worlds
While promoting his new film, “12 Years a Slave,” at the Toronto Film Festival, Brad Pitt was asked whether or not a sequel to “World War Z” was in the works. “We’re certainly talking about it, yes,”…
When director J.J. Abrams yells "Action!" on the first new "Star Wars" film in almost a decade, it will be on a location or soundstage far, far from Abrams' home base of Los Angeles.
Offering sneak peaks at the next installments of “X-Men” and “Planet of the Apes,” 20th Century Fox chairman Jim Gianopulos hailed the studio’s upcoming production slate – including the next three…
Twentieth Century Fox and director James Cameron announced today that the “Avatar” sequels have grown in number from two to three. Cameron has hired screenwriters Josh Friedman (“War of the Worlds”)…
This sci-fi-themed quest story about a deadly pub crawl is another highly enjoyable exercise in jaunty pastiche from the brains behind 'Shaun of the Dead' and 'Hot Fuzz.'
Sources tell Variety that four of the five theaters featuring the $50 mega ticket for “World War Z” were sold out, with an average head count for each theater coming in at around 250 people per…
As studios produce more summer tenptoles based on established brands, they're looking to take a larger share of the nearly $50 billion in licensed merchandise sales generated from film and TV…
CRIX ON PIX: Variety reviewers sift through the wreckage of Zack Snyder's Superman reboot and other post-9/11 blockbusters.
Just two days after George Lucas predicted the future would bring $50 blockbuster tickets, Paramount Pictures and Regal Entertainment Group have already made the prediction come true with a “mega…
For all its negative pre-release publicity, this is a surprisingly smart, gripping and imaginative addition to the zombie-movie canon.