A contempo Christmas fairy tale for the CGI generation, Brit director Danny Boyle's "Millions" maintains a bankable charm and innocence even when overdrawn on the special effects side. Sparky but…
Moving away from his native Nebraska for the first time onto what proves to be even more fertile soil in the wine country of California's central coast, Alexander Payne has single-handedly restored…
Just for Variety: While Bill Clinton's doctors have told him no visitors or phone calls while he recupes at home in Chappaqua, he and Hillary spoke to their longtime friends Harry and Linda…
The Hollywood Film Festival will honor Michael Mann with its Hollywood Director of the Year Award on Oct. 18.
Valhalla Motion Pictures chief Gale Anne Hurd has promoted Stephen Tao to the post of senior VP, production/ development, and named Stephen Emery VP of production/development.
Middle-age sexual passion has seldom been as tortuously polite as it is in Nippon drama "Embers." Signifying partial return to the Nikkatsu Corp. softcore genre that helmer Kichitaro Negishi launched…
A seesaw chronology and chaotic approach plagues "Haven," an overly ambitious, multicharacter love story-cum-underworld revenge drama. The presence of Orlando Bloom may attract a teen audience, but…
With the presidential election getting nastier by the day, the American Film Institute is trying to give the Washington aud a healthy dose of political comedy.
IMAX Corp has teamed with Warner Bros. to jointly produce their second original IMAX 3D pic, "Denizens of the Deep." Pic will be shot by director/cinematographer Howard Hall and produced by Toni…
"Beyond the Sea" boasts many of the same qualities as its subject, Bobby Darin -- it's raffish, flashy, energetic, entertaining and not very deep. A long-gestating project for Kevin Spacey, it stands…
Five days into the Toronto Intl. Film Festival, it seems the 29th edition has a one-track mind: This is the year Toronto discovered sex.