Who says the video rental business is slowing down? Online DVD rental shop Netflix saw its shares soar nearly 13% Wednesday to $50.49 when it upgraded its fourth-quarter subscriber forecasts, due to…
Pope John Paul II has seen Mel Gibson's controversial film "The Passion of the Christ," saying, "It is as it was."
Oscar-nominated thesp Javier Bardem ("When Night Falls") has been cast in the Tom Cruise starrer "Collateral," which Michael Mann is directing for DreamWorks.
Dan Israely's comedic glimpse at the inner workings of the eternal gender wars is mildly amusing but does not project enough theatrical veracity to warrant its time on stage, despite the attractive…
Spell Christmas with a J this year. Clive Davis' J Records not only has the top two albums on the nation's music sales charts, but Rod Stewart's "Great American Songbook Vol. 2" nearly doubled its…
In the early and mid-'90s, American Music Club's singer-songwriter-leader Mark Eitzel seemed perpetually at odds with the world, a woozy, irascible presence ready to pick a fight with either his…
If early box office returns are any indication, New Line's latest installment in mega-franchise "The Lord of the Rings" just may grab the ultimate brass ring. Distrib hopes "Return of the King" can…
One of the early champions of test screenings was Irving Thalberg. One film transformed by that method is recalled in this excerpt from "Anita Loos Rediscovered," a biography interwoven with fiction…
Elia Kazan's office behind the cashier's booth at the Victoria Theatre was listed in the Manhattan phone book.
Reading excerpts from Stanley Gold's letter to Michael Eisner ("Delivering a 'Dear Michael' letter, Daily Variety, Dec. 3), a particular phrase caught my eye: "the enormous loss of creative talent…
Director Ridley Scott has set Liam Neeson to star with Orlando Bloom in "Kingdom of Heaven," the epic love story 20th Century Fox is prepping for a January shoot.