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  • Reel Critics: The verdict? 'The Judge' is worth seeing

    "The Judge" is a classic character study of two complex men forced to return to their family roots. Robert Duvall and Robert Downey Jr. create a memorable look at a father-and-son crisis situation. Duvall plays a small-town Indiana judge known to...
  • 'Kill the Messenger' asks some good questions

    'Kill the Messenger' asks some good questions
    *** (out of four) The real-life-based investigative journalism tale “Kill the Messenger” is no “All the President’s Men,” but it’s got quite a story: In the late ‘90s, San Jose Mercury News reporter Gary Webb...
  • Legendary buys TV production firm Asylum Entertainment

    Legendary buys TV production firm Asylum Entertainment
    Legendary Entertainment is expanding its television production repertoire by acquiring Asylum Entertainment, the firm behind the biographical miniseries "The Kennedys." Legendary, the entertainment company controlled by film producer and financier...
  • Variety's Justin Chang Remembers Philip Seymour Hoffman: A Master of His Screen Craft

    "You're aberrated. You've wandered from the proper path, haven't you? These problems you have … you seem so familiar to me." These words were spoken by Philip Seymour Hoffman in what would turn out to be one of his last screen performances, as the...
  • 'The Lone Ranger' premiere: A long red carpet under a hot sun

     'The Lone Ranger' premiere: A long red carpet under a hot sun
    It was dubbed one of the longest red carpets ever by revelers at Saturday’s world premiere of “The Lone Ranger.” One passerby said it made the Academy Awards carpet feel short. Rolled out at Disney’s California Adventure, it...
  • 'Broken City' review: Too easily fixed

    'Broken City' review: Too easily fixed
    ** (out of four) There’s no need to compare other corruption stories to “Broken City” because the new movie from director Allen Hughes (his first without brother and fellow “Menace II Society” director Albert) nods to all of...
  • The purr of power in 'Broken City' ★★ 1/2

    The purr of power in 'Broken City' ★★ 1/2
    In "Broken City," a Manhattan-set drama likely to appeal to those who enjoyed the more elegantly plotted machinations of "Arbitrage," the scenes between Russell Crowe as a powerful New York City mayor and Jeffrey Wright as the equally powerful police...
  • 'Snitch' review: Real problem, outrageous solution

    'Snitch' review: Real problem, outrageous solution
    * (out of four) If I know ruthless drug dealers (which I don't, but still), I really don't think you can just approach their operation and say you want in. When trust is paramount, a new face, particularly one attached to a body the size of human anvil...
  • 'Snitch,' starring Dwayne Johnson, is capably noirish ★★★

    'Snitch,' starring Dwayne Johnson, is capably noirish ★★★
    Large, in charge and nobody's little Margie: Dwayne Johnson takes on the drug kingpins in "Snitch." Place your bets! "Snitch" comes from a story told in a "Frontline" documentary about the post-Reagan-era injustice of mandatory minimum sentencing for...
  • 'Broken City'

    New York is the city in question, depicted as a dark-spirited metropolis full of double-crossings, in director Albert Hughes' drama. Russell Crowe plays the mayor, who maneuvers an ex-cop (Mark Wahlberg) into investigating the supposedly unfaithful wife...
  • Despite Malick's absence, Affleck, McAdams promote 'To the Wonder'

    At most Hollywood premieres, the star of the movie doesn't have to convince the audience to sit through their film. But that was the case at the unveiling of Terrence Malick's "To the Wonder" Tuesday night, as Ben Affleck implored a theater full of...