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  • Film Review: 'And So It Goes'

    Somewhere, Billy Joel is cringing. While the title of Rob Reiner's "And So It Goes" seems intended as take-it-on-the-chin affirmation of life's inevitable detours and potholes, the movie itself feels like a surrender -- to the kind of geriatric burlesque that increasingly seems to be the only game in town for A-list stars of Social Security age. Rivaling headliner Michael Douglas' recent altacocker ensembler "Last Vegas" in its quantity of arthritic slapstick and tearjerking platitudes, this independently financed reunion project for the actor and his "American President" director is being positioned by upstart distrib Clarius as an alternative to the summer's comicbook blockbusters. But "And So It Goes" will need a Viagara-sized box office miracle to come anywhere near the niche success of the recent "Parental Guidance" ($77 million) and "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" ($46 million), to say nothing of Reiner's own "The Bucket List" ($93 million).
  • Hollywood Walk of Fame 2015 Honorees Revealed

    Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy are among the 30 honorees selected to receive a star on Hollywood's the Walk of Fame in 2015, the Walk of Fame Selection Committee announced Thursday morning. Jennifer Garner, Peter Jackson, Eugenio Derbez, Daniel...

    20 Billion-Dollar Composer: For Hans Zimmer, 'The Real Risk Is Playing It Safe'

    Composer Hans Zimmer -- the first creative to raise Variety's Billion-Dollar milestone 20-fold since the series was introduced in 1993 -- likes to take chances. Who else would have: ยป Recorded a London brass section, electronically processed their...

    'Blended' continues a love-hate relationship with Adam Sandler

    There are movies you love, movies you hate, movies you love to love, movies you love to hate and some sliding scale in between of awfulness, indifference and awesome. And then there are the movies of Adam Sandler, which seem to exist on their very own...

    Entertainment Education: America's Film School Programs

    American Film Institute, Los Angeles Graduate students in AFI's production-based program make 4-10 films in two years under the guidance of master filmmakers led by artistic director James L. Brooks. AFI alumni number 4,500, with an impressive 81% of them...