| Sep 22, 2014
| 10:34 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - When it premiered on September 23, 1994, "The Shawshank Redemption" barely registered at the box office. The prison drama opened at No. 9, below the odious sex comedy "Exit to Eden" and just above Robert Redford's "Quiz Show,"...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 5:20 AM
ON THE SHAWSHANK TRAIL Enter the old prison via the impressive stone doorway where Andy Dufresne got his first taste of hell, and look up. The view is both dizzying and foreboding.
And over there, near huge, arched windows worthy of a European cathedral,...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 1:14 PM
After a three-year gap, Bruce Willis and his classiest on-screen posse returned in this follow up to the original “Red” (2010) — not to be mistaken for “Red” (2008), a more serious film starring Brian Cox, who also appears in...
| Oct 31, 2013
| 6:30 AM
LAS VEGAS — From the 34th floor of the Aria Resort & Casino, a colossal hotel complex with more than 4,000 rooms and a 150,000-square-foot gambling floor, Robert De Niro surveyed what remained of the Las Vegas he once knew.
"I don't even recognize...
| Dec 26, 2012
| 8:00 AM
The theme park industry will take a deep breath in 2013 after the launch of several landmark attractions and with more groundbreaking projects on the horizon.
The last few years have seen several theme park additions that have altered the industry...
| Feb 18, 2013
| 9:41 AM
Presidents Day was almost a bad one for "A Good Day to Die Hard."
The fifth installment in the Bruce Willis action franchise narrowly won the holiday weekend at the box office, just stealing No. 1 from "Identity Thief," the Melissa McCarthy comedy...
| Nov 1, 2012
| 1:42 PM
Two weeks before the release of its first studio album in 16 years, Soundgarden announced a brief North American theater tour that will bring the Seattle grunge veterans to L.A.'s Fonda Theatre on Nov. 27. The band is also to play shows in Toronto and New...
| Apr 21, 2013
| 8:01 PM
It might be hard to duplicate the anticipation and publicity that greeted the inaugural season in Everyman Theatre's inviting new home on West Fayette Street, but that hasn't stopped the company from trying.
"I want next season to be even more...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 4:00 AM
The conventional wisdom holds that summer is for teens — hence so many superheroes, fart jokes and massive pieces of machinery — and that adults better wait until fall if they want to visit the multiplex. "Red 2" is set to turn the...
| Jul 18, 2013
| 1:03 PM
With the low-budget horror film "The Conjuring" poised to win this weekend's box office race, Universal Pictures may soon face a frightening reality.
Of the four new films hitting theaters this weekend, the studio's $130-million 3-D action-adventure "R....
| Jul 18, 2013
| 2:25 PM
The new action spy thriller "Red 2" starring Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, Mary-Louise Parker and Helen Mirren opens at a Costco. The only action at the moment is a shopping cart with a bum wheel. A heated discussion about backyard grills and power sprays...