| 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 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 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...
| 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 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
| 3:57 PM
"Dallas Buyers Club" is a hardscrabble look at a real-life character who helped transform the nation's attitude toward AIDS. Ron Woodroof was a Texas roughneck working the oil fields, riding bulls in the rodeo and partying way too much for his own good....
| 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 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Before the coffee. After remembering Veterans Day.
The Skinny: I ran a 10K Sunday at a pace of just over eight minutes per mile. Not bad for a geezer. I guess for me life's a sprint, not a marathon. I'll be sore for the next few days but it was worth...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"MARK MY word, if and when all these preachers get control of the Republican Party, and they're sure to try to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these...