| Oct 8, 2014
| 10:30 AM
In this week's edition of the Variety Movie Commercial Tracker, powered by iSpot.tv, "The Judge" leads in spending with an estimated outlay of $10.4 million for spots that have aired 1,006 times across 42 networks through October 5. This is the third time...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 4:35 PM
When it comes to picking projects, actor Steve Carell and director Gore Verbinski have both shown themselves to be among the more unpredictable characters in Hollywood. In recent years, they've each bounced between genres with either intrepid or haphazard...
| May 13, 2014
| 1:45 PM
The Festival de Cannes, a wise man once said, is not just impossible to describe to someone who hasn't been there, it's nearly impossible to describe to someone who has. And that's especially the case this year.
Opening Wednesday night with the...
| May 19, 2014
| 9:26 AM
Outside the luxurious Carlton Hotel, a pair of genuine Soviet-made tanks with Sylvester Stallone, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Mel Gibson and Harrison Ford inside are idling in the driveway as part of a publicity stunt for the forthcoming "The Expendables 3."...
| May 22, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Award season loves nothing more than a good reinvention story. And there’s no reinvention story better than a comedic actor doing something dramatic or creepy.
In other words, Steve Carell's turn as John du Pont in Bennett Miller's "Foxcatcher" is...
| Apr 18, 2014
| 9:43 AM
The Cannes Film Festival can certainly welcome, and boost, movies that aim to be Academy Awards players — the festival has premiered at least one best picture nominee in four of the last five years, including "Nebraska" in 2013.
But as it made...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 5:08 AM
A number of high-profile 2014 awards hopefuls -- and an eclectic group of Hollywood stars -- will make their way to the Cannes Film Festival this year, joining the annual parade of global auteurs.
Bennett Miller’s fact-based wrestling tale “...
| Apr 17, 2014
| 2:30 PM
The Cannes Film Festival has announced its 2014 lineup, showcasing some 49 features from more than 28 countries, with a combination of high-profile awards hopefuls, Hollywood commercial plays and anticipated directorial debuts.
Here's a look at the...
| Sep 14, 2014
| 11:21 AM
“The Imitation Game” has won the Grolsch People's Choice Award at the Toronto International Film Festival, cementing its status as an Oscar-season front runner.
Morten Tyldum’s WWII-era drama stars Benedict Cumberbatch as eccentric...
| Sep 4, 2014
| 7:00 AM
Jon Stewart was on his way to introduce the fourth sellout screening of his movie "Rosewater" at the Telluride Film Festival when a fan popped out of the concession line to introduce herself.
"I hate to jump in, but I loved your piece on Ferguson,"...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:30 PM
One key advantage of running a film company together is that it's possible to be two places at once. That came in handy on a recent night at the Toronto International Film Festival when Michael Barker and Tom Bernard, the co-presidents of Sony Pictures...