| Dec 1, 2013
| 10:40 AM
The holiday box office exploded this weekend as both "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" and "Frozen" topped records held by "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" for the biggest three-day and five-day Thanksgiving weekend grosses.
Generating a studio-...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 12:20 AM
A Hollywood remake of "Oldboy" sounds daunting, improbable and guaranteed to fail. Originally made in 2003 by South Korean filmmaker Park Chan-wook, the movie, which was inspired by a popular manga, delved into thematic territory American movies rarely...
| Nov 21, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The saga of Katniss Everdeen will bring the masses into its arena this weekend as "The Hunger Games: Catching Fire" arrives in theaters, easily unseating "Thor: The Dark World" for the top box-office spot.
Lionsgate's "Hunger Games" sequel, which will...
| Nov 20, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Behold, it's "Thor 2"! Well, sort of: Chris Hemsworth is expecting his second child.
The "Thor: The Dark World" star — older brother to "Hunger Games" star Liam Hemsworth — and wife Elsa Pataky have another baby on the way, Us Weekly...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 3:53 PM
Chloe Bennet can't wait to take a break from saving the world to celebrate Thanksgiving with her family in Chicago.
Bennet has been solving crimes as ace computer hacker Skye in "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." since filming began on the ABC series this...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the highly anticipated "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiered this fall on ABC, its ratings looked solid, if not downright heroic.
Just as important, the network had reason to believe it had finally found a show that young men would watch...
| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:12 AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- at least for moviegoers, that is.
"The Best Man Holiday" unwrapped a No. 1 debut at the box office Friday night, narrowly edging out "Thor: The Dark World" for top honors heading into the weekend despite...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
London's thriving not-for-profit houses again nudged out commercial competish to dominate the 59th Evening Standard Theater Awards at a glamorous ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel Nov. 17 and hosted by U.K. thesp Damian Lewis ("Homeland")
In the nine...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:13 PM
"Thor: The Dark World" will steal "The Best Man Holiday's" thunder at the box office this weekend.
After debuting with a healthy $85.7 million, the 3-D superhero sequel is expected to collect at least an additional $40 million during its second...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing.
The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday'...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Variety selects the videos (below), games, apps, books, music and more (photo gallery, above) you should know about each week.
New Horror Trailer -- SNL Highlight
Sneakily presented as a promo for an upcoming scary movie, the dead-on parody, titled "The...