| Jan 18, 2015
| 10:43 AM
Clint Eastwood's "American Sniper" has already surpassed tracking expectations for the holiday weekend, pulling in a projected $90.2 million in the U.S. and Canada from Friday through Sunday.
The war drama is poised to add about $15 million Monday,...
| Jan 16, 2015
| 8:40 AM
"You've got to be taught/ To be afraid/ Of people whose eyes/ Are oddly made/ And people whose skin is a different shade./ You've got to be carefully taught."
— Lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, from "South Pacific"
Long before anyone ever...
| Jan 13, 2015
| 9:12 AM
In French, the phrase "force majeure" literally means "a greater force." The title of Eddie Izzard's latest and grandest comedy tour is thus well chosen. Few people can impersonate an angry turtle like Eddie Izzard.
To lawyers, "force majeure" can...
| Jan 15, 2015
| 8:47 AM
Fresh off several Oscar nominations, Clint Eastwood’s “American Sniper” will likely rise to the top of the box office over the busy Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday weekend.
The war drama, starring Bradley Cooper and Sienna Miller,...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 9:25 AM
Liam Neeson delivered an early box-office punch Thursday night.
The action star's "Taken 3" grossed $1.6 million from pre-weekend evening showings at about 2,500 locations. That's slightly better than the $1.5 million "Taken 2" snatched on its Thursday...
| Jan 9, 2015
| 12:00 PM
"Taken 3" is so unintentionally hilarious I couldn't help but wonder — do movie contracts carry a humiliation bonus clause these days?
The high-octane action thriller once again features Liam Neeson as the former black ops guy with all those...
| Jan 2, 2015
| 7:35 AM
Originally announced for a summer 2014 release, Andy and Lana Wachowski's science fiction epic "Jupiter Ascending" opens Feb. 6, following a few reshoots and several months of postproduction effects work. So it won't be long before moviegoers learn the...
| Jan 12, 2015
| 9:20 AM
Moviegoers were “Taken” again at the box office by Liam Neeson, as his “Taken 3” opened to an estimated $40.4 million in the U.S. and Canada this weekend and pushed the third installment of the “Hobbit” out of first...
| Sep 30, 2014
| 1:01 PM
The hunter has become the hunted in the new trailer for "Taken 3," the next -- and supposedly final -- installment of the hit action franchise starring Liam Neeson as a butt-kicking family man with a "very particular set of skills." (Watch the trailer...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 8:30 AM
While at Mipcom to present his first TV show, "No Second Chance," popular American crime novelist Harlan Coben sat with Variety to discuss the new direction that his career is taking. The writer is back in France for "No Second Chance," almost a decade...
| Oct 23, 2014
| 6:12 PM
As weaponized mayhem of the most disreputably electrifying kind, the sleek and eccentric revenge tale "John Wick" jabs far above its weight class thanks to the panther physicality of 50-year-old headliner Keanu Reeves and a tightly pitched mix of humor...