| 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...
| 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 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 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 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...
| Sep 26, 2013
| 6:33 AM
It's big, brash and dramatically it goes in circles. The first two may be enough for most people, especially if they're into Formula One racing, to overlook the third.
With "Rush," director Ron Howard brings a long, earnest career's worth of expertise...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 3:25 PM
If the elegant cars of Formula One racing are thoroughbreds, "Rush," the new film set in that world, is more of a mixed breed. When screenwriter Peter Morgan candidly calls this "a British independent film directed by a Hollywood director," he is...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 3:40 PM
James Gandolfini spent years playing Tony Soprano and other thugs in films like "Killing Them Softly." It's hard to think of him as a big teddy bear of a guy at the center of a sensitive romantic comedy. But that's where he lands as Albert in "Enough...
| Sep 27, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Chris Hemsworth and Elsa Pataky have purchased a Malibu estate from actors Paul Hogan and Linda Kozlowski for $4.8 million.
The remodeled home, built in 1992 and set on an acre, has ocean views, vaulted ceilings and a library. A Victorian exterior...