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  • 'Maleficent': London premiere finds Angelina Jolie at a crossroads

    On screen, Angelina Jolie has played a globe-hopping treasure hunter, the mother of a kidnapped son, the wife of a kidnapped husband and a troubled fashion model. Lately, though, she's been known for other roles — as international humanitarian,...
  • Film Review: 'Godzilla'

    Someone should tell Warner Bros. that when they've got a presence as big as Godzilla, they don't need movie stars, because frankly, who remembers the characters in a rampaging-kaiju movie anyway? Still, just to be safe, the studio has stuffed Gareth...
  • Film Review: 'Iceman 3D'

    A remake of the 1989 kung fu fantasy "The Iceman Cometh," in which a Ming dynasty warrior time-travels to contempo Hong Kong, "Iceman 3D" is snowed under by f/x of variable quality, as well as a crucial lack of gut-busting martial arts. Theoretically, the...
  • Review: 'Maleficent' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'Maleficent' ★&#9733 1/2
    The formula works. It worked with "Wicked" on stage and it worked with "Frozen" on film — tilting the storytelling prism so that a new angle on a well-known fairy tale appears in the light. The strategy depends on humanizing characters formerly...
  • 'No Tears for the Dead' sheds blood at story's expense

     'No Tears for the Dead' sheds blood at story's expense
    In "No Tears for the Dead," so much blood is shed — by so many — over one little flash drive that you'd think world dominance was at stake instead of a load of ill-gotten cash. But that's the way this hectic Korean crime drama rolls in the...
  • Wong Kar Wai, 'The Grandmaster' win big at Hong Kong Film Awards

    Wong Kar Wai, 'The Grandmaster' win big at Hong Kong Film Awards
    "The Grandmaster," Wong Kar Wai's period martial-arts movie starring Tony Leung and Zhang Ziyi, was the big winner at the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards on Sunday, taking home 12 prizes including the statuette for best picture. Wong won the prize for...
  • Batman’s milestone year: 75 enduring images of the Dark Knight

     
    Has it really been 75 years since Gotham first saw the Bat? Seventy-five years of vengeance, brooding detective work and […]...
  • ‘Edge of Tomorrow’: Tom Cruise on dying for Doug Liman in sci-fi thriller

     
    Less than 15 minutes into the sci-fi action thriller “Edge of Tomorrow,” Tom Cruise does something unusual. It’s an act […]...
  • Film Review: 'The Boy and the World'

    A simple, universal parable played out in boldly imaginative (though not particularly high-tech) design terms, Brazilian animator Ale Abreu's second feature, "The Boy and the World," is an enchanting visual treat. Though programmed mainly in family-film...
  • E3 2014: ‘Halo: The Master Chief Collection’ due for Xbox One on Nov. 11

     
    A brand new “Halo” video game won't be released until late 2015, but the game's titular hero, Master Chief, won't […]...
  • Juck Somsaman: Why the Asian Pacific Animation Scene Is Booming

    One of the key narratives at the Annecy festival's International Animation Film Market (MIFA) is the burgeoning attendance of participants from Asia. Variety spoke to Juck Somsaman from Thailand's The Monk Studios, whose "Duck Fight: Fist of the Feather"...