“Toy Story” is back in theaters with Tom Hanks and Tim Allen reprising their roles as Woody and Buzz in the fourth film in the beloved animated franchise.
With so many sequels underperforming this summer at the box office — from “Dark Phoenix” to “Men In Black: International” to “Shaft” — “Toy Story 4” is expected to reverse that trend and make hundreds of millions of dollars. Variety chief film critic Owen Gleiberman believes the new movie is the best sequel of the entire “Toy Story” franchise.
Variety senior correspondent Elizabeth Wagmeister sits down with Gleiberman to discuss what makes the film so good, its chances at an Oscar, plus, will this actually be the final film in the world of “Toy Story?”
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 [...]
Golden Globe contender Saoirse Ronan reunited with her “Lady Bird” director Greta Gerwig and co-star Timothée Chalamet in “Little Women,” a film she uncharacteristically approached Gerwig about at an award show. “I just tapped her on the shoulder and was like, ‘I know you’re doing ‘Little Women’ and I know Jo is going to be […]
The real reason behind Forky’s odd name choice.
Mindy Kaling and Constance Wu both starred in woman-directed films this year; Kaling in Nisha Ganatra’s “Late Night” and Wu in Lorene Scafaria’s “Hustlers.” In their “Variety Studio: Actors on Actors” conversation, the two shared stories about working with female directors and how playing women who are ambitious used to be portrayed as a negative […]