The first female-led superhero film to be released by Marvel and only the second major comic-book movie to focus on a heroine, “Captain Marvel” is a crucial big-budget project, moving in the right — and necessary — direction for Hollywood. Despite the significant message the movie sends audiences, many critics have taken issue with “Captain Marvel,” calling it “convoluted” and “average.”
Does the pic deliver? Is Brie Larson a convincing superhero? Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister and chief film critic Owen Gleiberman discuss.
Variety’s chief film critic Peter Debruge breaks down the chances of the horror movie sequel becoming a second box office success for the Stephen King franchise. “It’s different from all the other horror movies that are out there. I think you’ve got a lot of really intelligent horror movies being made like what Jordan Peele [...]
Taylor Swift’s first album under her new label, Republic, had massive pre-sale numbers, nearly reaching one million sales before the album even dropped — and all signs are pointing to “Lover” being a huge success. “Lover” is also the first album from Swift to be released after her very public feud with mega music manager [...]
Warning! Do not watch unless you’re ready for “Stranger Things” season three spoilers! After nearly two years, “Stranger Things” is back on Netflix, and fans will have plenty of time to binge it over the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The Hawkins kids are back to fight their biggest threat ever from the Upside Down, [...]
The real reason behind Forky’s odd name choice.
Cult movie legend and horror staple, John Carpenter reflects on his legacy.
Tom Hanks and the team behind “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” dropped by the Variety studio over the weekend to discuss the new Mr. Rogers film, which premiered to rave reviews out of the Toronto Film Festival. Hanks was asked what he thought Mr. Rogers would say to children who are living in the age […]