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  • Bill Condon to Direct Live-Action 'Beauty and the Beast' Film for Disney (EXCLUSIVE)

    With the recent release of "Maleficent," which grossed more than $170 million worldwide in its opening weekend, Disney is working fast on its next live-action fairy-tale adaptation. Bill Condon is set to direct a live-action version of "Beauty and the...
  • Vital clues to the 'True Detective' phenomenon

    True Detective: The Complete First Season HBO, $59.99; Blu-ray, $79.98 It's indicative of the respect HBO commands as a cultural force that the channel's original series attracted big-time movie actors Matthew McConaughey and Woody Harrelson to play a...
  • Off Broadway Review: 'Macbeth' Starring Kenneth Branagh

    There's something magnificently depraved about the vision of "Macbeth" evoked by Kenneth Branagh and Rob Ashford for the immense (55,000 sq. ft.) playing field of the Drill Hall of the Park Avenue Armory. Shakespeare's Scottish tragedy may be a cautionary...
  • TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway

    TV Picks: Pirates, a painter, prisoners and people of Broadway
    "Crossbones" (NBC, Fridays), "Friday Night Spotlight: Pirate Pictures" (TCM, Fridays in June). Pirates! Their parrots, their peg legs, their eye patches; their planks for walking, their X'ed spot-markings; their swashbuckling ways and way of talking;...
  • Don't quote me on that — unless I said it

     Don't quote me on that — unless I said it
    "You learn to be your best self by sometimes being your worst self." Who said that first? As far as I know, I did, and I said it for the first time Tuesday, the day I decided to run a little experiment in misattribution in the quote-happy land of...
  • 'Best Little Whorehouse in Texas' Heads Back to Broadway

    The 1978 musical "The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas" will get its first Broadway revival next year in a new staging directed and choreographed by Rob Ashford (pictured above). Few details have been set for the upcoming production, other than a timeline...
  • ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past’: Simon Kinberg shares franchise secrets

     
    For about four hours in the summer of 2012, Simon Kinberg came perilously close to revealing the secrets of the […]...
  • Disney short 'Frozen Fever' coming in spring 2015, with new song

    A new cold front is approaching in the form of "Frozen Fever," a Disney animated short that will reunite the characters and creators of the blockbuster musical film "Frozen." Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck and set for release in spring 2015,...
  • British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90

    British director, 'Jurassic Park' actor Richard Attenborough dead at 90
    LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Richard Attenborough, who was honored for his helming and production of the 1982 Oscar best picture "Gandhi" but was best known to American audiences for his role in Steven Spielberg's "Jurassic Park" and its first sequel as...
  • Going to Tuscany this fall? There's an app for that

    Going to Tuscany this fall? There's an app for that
    Are you heading to Tuscany this fall? Curse you! But just to show I’m not bitter, here’s a tip that is going to make your trip a whole lot better. Judy Witts Francini, a well-known cooking teacher who has lived in Florence, Italy, for 30...
  • With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'

    With Tom Clancy death, an odd spot for 'Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit'
    The death of a major creative figure is always a strange moment in Hollywood. It’s a time when, as with the passing of Tom Clancy on Tuesday, the legacy of that creator is remembered and lauded, as it should be. But it’s also a time when  more...