| Jan 16, 2014
| 5:50 PM
"Ride Along," the latest go at the action-comedy-buddy-cop genre, has the stone-hard cool of Ice Cube and the manic energy of stand-up comic Kevin Hart.
With a sharper script, "Ride" might have reached the bar set in the 1980s by Eddie Murphy in "48...
| Jan 22, 2014
| 3:20 PM
"The Wolf of Wall Street" may feature three hours of nonstop greed and rapacity, but Jonah Hill, who plays swindler Donnie Azoff in the film, doesn't seem to be in danger of following in his character's footsteps. The actor recently revealed that he...
| May 1, 2014
| 12:30 PM
While hit TV shows sometimes make blockbuster films ("Mission Impossible," "21 Jump Street"), the reverse hasn't held true of late. "Friday Night Lights" may well have ushered in the trend: The much-loved, little-watched drama failed to score with a...
| Apr 25, 2014
| 9:30 AM
"I'm straight outta Compton," Queen Latifah cheerfully exclaims in an introductory scene from the action-comedy "22 Jump Street."
Pointing at Ice Cube — who plays her glowering spouse (a police boss whose primary function seems to be ridiculing...
| Apr 10, 2014
| 5:14 PM
"It's the same case -- do the same thing!"
So barks Ice Cube to Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill in the new expletive-filled red-band trailer for their upcoming buddy-cop comedy "22 Jump Street," which finds the latter two once again starring as goofball...
| Mar 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
MGM Holdings has reported a 97% jump in 2013 earnings and an 11% gain in revenues, thanks to "Skyfall," its two "Hobbit" films, "Vikings" and "Teen Wolf."
The privately held studio announced earnings last year of $122 million, nearly double the $62...
| Mar 12, 2014
| 12:01 PM
The burgeoning "Lego Movie" franchise has a new master builder: Chris McKay, who served as animation co-director on the first film.
McKay has been hired to direct the 2017 sequel, according to a Deadline Hollywood report, taking the reins from "Lego...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 3:20 PM
Coming off the enthusiastic reception of the Bennett Miller-directed drama "Foxcatcher" at the Cannes Film Festival last month, Channing Tatum looks to be working toward his own version of a McConaissance.
Like Matthew McConaughey, who made the leap...
| Jun 26, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences has invited 271 individuals to become members, with the list reflecting the org's determination to bring more diversity to its ranks.
Every year, the list of invitations includes several recent Oscar...
| Jun 28, 2014
| 10:30 AM
"Transformers: Age of Extinction" has obliterated the box office, hauling in a higher-than-expected $41.6 million Stateside on Friday, the biggest opening day of the year.
The robots look to do more damage en route to a whopping $104 million-plus debut...
| Jun 13, 2014
| 7:57 AM
The peculiar sweetness of "21 Jump Street" has taken a hiatus in "22 Jump Street," a brazen sequel that's both slightly disappointing and a reliable, often riotous "laffer" in the old Variety trade-magazine parlance. No question about it, I laffed, more...