Variety's critics debate the highs and lows of an unusually paranoid and post-apocalyptic summer movie season.
The Lone Ranger Casting
"Milk" director Gus Van Sant has come on board crime drama "The McKennas" as an executive producer.
Johnny Depp and producer Jerry Bruckheimer have spoken out for the first time since mega-budget Western “The Lone Ranger” crumbled at the global box office, blaming U.S. critics for one of the…
2016-2017 Oscar Predictions
Dire predictions swirled around this year's slate of pricey pics. Now, after a number of colossal flops, Hollywood is left to wonder if its swing-for-the-fences paradigm has struck out.
Inside these two overblown tentpoles are smaller, funnier movies struggling to get out.
Opening day grosses for Universal’s “Despicable Me 2” soared with $34.3 million, while Disney’s big-budget “The Lone Ranger” is resembling the high-speed train wreck depicted in the movie, grossing…
No longer simply the sidekick, Tonto gets top billing in Disney's extravagant Lone Ranger reboot, which partners a heavily face-painted Johnny Depp with the blandly handsome Armie Hammer.
Organizers of San Diego's annual Comic-Con Intl. have focused on programming panels that help educate attendees on how to produce comicbooks, toys, videogames, animation or other forms of…
The last time "The Lone Ranger" appeared in theaters some 32 years ago, the hopes of the filmmakers were boosted at a test screening. As the unknown actor playing the title character bucked his horse…
'I think there is still a little bit of mystery about what casting directors do and what part they play in the creative process," says Carrie Audino, casting director for “Mad Men.” "We don't just…
Latenight host Conan O’Brien took aim at Washington, his former boss Jeff Zucker’s CNN and the “Duck Dynasty” cast in his comedic remarks at Saturday’s White House Correspondents’ Dinner…