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.
Six years after the original “Frozen” hit theaters and made everyone sing along with “Let it Go,” Disney has released the long awaited sequel, “Frozen 2.” Fans will be taken back to the snowy kingdom of Arendelle with Elsa (Idina Menzel), Anna (Kristen Bell), Kristoff (Jonathan Groff) and the lovable snowman Olaf (Josh Gad). Sterling [...]
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 [...]
Director and writer of “Bad Hair,” Justin Simien, was joined by his cast Kelly Rowland, Elle Lorraine, Yaani King Mondschein, James Van Der Beek and Ashley Blaine Featherson for a deeply intimate conversation about black hair and Hollywood expectations. The conversation turned personal after Yaani King Mondschein revealed that she’s actually lost jobs in the […]
Following their world premiere at Sundance, popular 80’s group The Go-Go’s and documentary filmmaker Alison Ellwood were still buzzing with excitement when they visited the Variety Studio in Park City. “We had no expectations” of being accepted, said Charlotte Caffey, “but when we got the news, we were just over the moon. I mean, I’ve […]
The Star Wars spinoff will enable Luna to explore Andor’s exploits before he teamed up with Jyn Erso on a mission to steal the plans to the Death Star. It was a dangerous assignment, dramatized in the 2016 hit “Rogue One,” that came with a high mortality rate for the crew of freedom fighters. “It […]