| Aug 28, 2014
| 6:12 AM
Johns Hopkins University will host a former North Korean detainee, the hiker whose accident was adapted into the movie "127 Hours," and actors from "Breaking Bad" and "The Office," among several other speakers this fall.
The university's annual Milton...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 3:25 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Healthy, even heated competition between film festivals is nothing new. Cannes was founded in the late '30s as the French response to Venice. In recent years, Shanghai has felt the heat from the government-backed Beijing, while...
| Apr 15, 2011
| 1:12 PM
BIRTHDAY GUY: Actor James Franco was born in Palo Alto, Calif., today in 1978. This birthday guy earned an Oscar nomination for his work in the 2010 film "127 Hours." Franco also earned a 2001 Emmy nomination for his portrayal of the title character in...
| Jul 31, 2014
| 4:30 PM
When James Franco directs, he calls Scott Haze. The actor (named one of Variety's 10 Actors to Watch last year) not only stars in Franco's movie adaptation of Cormac McCarthy novel "Child of God," opening Aug. 1. He also plays the lead in Franco's Off...
| Jul 10, 2014
| 1:32 PM
Reese Witherspoon is roughing it on the road less traveled in the first trailer for "Wild," an adaptation of Cheryl Strayed's bestselling 2012 memoir about her 1,1000-mile solo hike along the Pacific Crest Trail.
"Wild," directed by Jean-Marc Vallee,...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 7:18 AM
A little extra bit of Baltimore made its way onto "Dancing with the Stars" last night, thanks to Stevie Wonder.
When the Motown recording legend appeared onstage to play a beautiful, pared-down version of his 1969 hit "My Cherie Amour," he accompanied...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 6:00 AM
From the start, Fox Searchlight was confident that "12 Years a Slave" would win critical acclaim and be an awards contender.
Getting people to see it? The film's distributor feared that would be a different story.
The new movie depicts the evils of...
| Oct 11, 2013
| 10:00 AM
Robert Redford was going down with the ship.
Yes, the character he plays in writer-director J.C. Chandor's "All Is Lost," which arrives in theaters Friday, is a lone traveler on the Indian Ocean whose sailboat is taking on water from a gash in its hull....
| Dec 16, 2010
| 7:30 AM
LOS ANGELES -- The British monarchy drama "The King's Speech" and the boxing tale "The Fighter" led the Screen Actors Guild Awards with four nominations each Thursday, among them honors for Colin Firth, Christian Bale and Helena Bonham Carter.
| Mar 15, 2014
| 11:00 AM
I fear for the future of James Franco's acting career.
And when I say acting, I'm referring to Franco's portrayal of other characters, not the growing number of meta performances the actor is amassing.
It's not that Franco is bad at playing Franco. If...
| Feb 23, 2011
So will it be "The King's Speech" or "The Social Network" that wins the top prize Sunday at the 83rd Academy Awards?
"The Social Network," the acclaimed drama about how Harvard computer nerds created the social networking site Facebook, had been the...