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  • 'Catching Fire' Lifts Lionsgate Past $1 Billion at U.S. Box Office for 2013

    Lionsgate has topped $1 billion at the domestic box office this year, thanks to films "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Now You See Me." It's the second year in a row that Lionsgate has hit the milestone. In 2012, the studio became the first...
  • 2014 Oscars Predictions: Weekly Temperature Gauge (Updated)

    Every week until the Oscars on March 2, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories. What's New...
  • Tongue-in-cheek holiday ads shake off the sugarcoating

    The hottest holiday commercials this season have ditched the heartwarming, home-for-the-holidays scenes to strike a dramatically different chord. Advertising executives have instead chosen sly humor over sentiment, as major marketers including...
  • 2013 a good year for films, a hard one for critics doing their 'best'

    Every December, 50-odd members of the Los Angeles Film Critics Assn. meet and vote on a collective "best" of the movie year. Arguments are made, voices occasionally raised, but mostly there's a prevailing tedium to the day as members systematically move...
  • 'Hobbit' sequel tops 'Wolf of Wall Street' on Christmas Day

    Martin Scorsese's "The Wolf of Wall Street" didn't steal quite enough box office riches to beat the "Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug" on Wednesday. "Wolf of Wall Street," the Leonardo DiCaprio-starring dark comedy from Paramount Pictures and Red Granite...
  • Reel Critics: Between two worlds

    Reel Critics: Between two worlds
    A major studio making a movie about one of its own blockbuster hits sounds like a bad idea. The potential for self congratulation is obvious. But "Saving Mr. Banks" is a worthy Disney project that entertains on its own merits. Tom Hanks and Emma...
  • 'The Americans': FX Sets Season Two Premiere for Feb. 26

    The Cold War resumes Feb. 26 on FX with the season two bow of "The Americans." The Keri Russell-Matthew Rhys starrer will return to its Wednesday 10 p.m. berth in the first quarter, when FX will also have new episodes of "Justified" airing on Tuesdays....
  • Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro

    Review: 'The Years of Lyndon Johnson' by Robert A. Caro
    The epic life of Lyndon Baines Johnson can be measured in many ways, but to me, the relevant unit is pages — 3,500 and counting. This year, a half-century after the wily Texan ascended to the White House in the wake of John F. Kennedy's...
  • '12 Years a Slave' Star Backs Out of Italian Premiere Following Poster Controversy

    The Italian premiere of "12 Years a Slave" officially kicked off Italy's 18th annual Capri Hollywood film festival on Friday without talent in tow, following controversy sparked by the pic's teaser posters that placed the focus on Brad Pitt and Michael...
  • It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'

    It's the music that moves 'Inside Llewyn Davis'
    One of the most beguiling folk records of the year has the bonus of ferrying along a Joel and Ethan Coen plot line. The songs within the brothers' new "Inside Llewyn Davis" move from balladry to blues to ancient British folk, adding an extra layer of...
  • Letters: Let's see what happens in 2014

    As we finish off 2013, here are a few things I'd like to see in the sports world for the New Year: •An official announcement from the NFL that Los Angeles will finally have a team again (preferably the Rams, back where they belong). The end of...