| Oct 2, 2014
| 2:30 PM
After months of negotiating, Marvel has ended talks with Joaquin Phoenix to star in "Doctor Strange."
The reasons for the end of talks are unknown, but sources had told Variety from the start that the long contract Marvel demands could end up being an...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 8:30 PM
"Inherent Vice," writer-director Paul Thomas Anderson's adaptation of Thomas Pynchon's darkly comic 2009 crime novel, has been selected as the centerpiece gala at the 52nd annual New York Film Festival, Variety has learned.
The Oct. 4 bow will mark the...
| Aug 23, 2014
| 9:00 AM
You may not remember it, but there is actually a light moment in Kathryn Bigelow's political thriller "Zero Dark Thirty." It comes as a Navy SEAL team heads for the Pakistani compound where Osama bin Laden is thought to be hiding.
Everything is on the...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 10:53 AM
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This week's TV Movies
David Suchet discusses his 25-year tenure...
| Jul 29, 2014
| 7:15 PM
Though it wasn’t Chris Pratt’s first big-time exposure—he did nine episodes of “The O.C.,” apparently—the first thing I remember seeing him in was “Bride Wars,” the miserable 2009 comedy that led to...
| Jul 25, 2014
Marvel might have found its Stephen Strange. Oscar-nominated actor Joaquin Phoenix is in negotiations to star in the upcoming Marvel […]...
| Sep 11, 2014
| 4:30 PM
Hollywood is notoriously phobic of technology -- many A-list actors and directors routinely admitted how infrequently they check their email- but this year's Toronto Film Festival suggests that Facebook, Twitter and other forms of social media are...
| Mar 10, 2014
| 11:56 AM
When "Ring of Fire," the jukebox musical celebrating the songs of the late, great Johnny Cash, opened on Broadway in 2006, it felt very much in the shadow of "Walk the Line." That movie, starring Joaquin Phoenix, had been released the previous fall and...
| Mar 2, 2014
| 8:32 PM
In the movie equivalent of hitting a home run on a first at-bat, Spike Jonze won the Academy Award for original screenplay on Sunday for “Her,” the first feature film script he wrote on his own.
Jonze’s sci-fi romantic dramedy...
| Dec 12, 2013
| 9:00 AM
Loneliness, hubris, depression and other fixtures of human frailty get amplified by technology in several of this year's most forward-thinking films. In "Her," "We Steal Secrets: The Story of WikiLeaks" and "Gravity," direct person-to-person contact comes...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....