| Dec 26, 2013
| 12:58 PM
Ron Howard's penchant for varying his subjects as a director - with great skill - continues with this engrossing drama, the true story of the 1970s rivalry between Formula 1 drivers James Hunt (played by Chris Hemsworth) and Niki Lauda (Daniel Bruhl)....
| Nov 21, 2013
| 8:06 AM
"Lee Daniels' The Butler" isn't true. It's only "inspired" by a true story. Screenwriter Danny Strong realized his limitations in constructing a script based on an article about former White House butler Eugene Allen, but rather than ditch the story...
| 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
| 8:30 AM
At this stage in his gracefully ascending career, Daniel Brühl has emerged as that rare yet sometimes undervalued cinematic bird, the problem solver. He's clearly made a name among directors as a can-do performer; it's hardly coincidence that he can...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 2:30 PM
PARIS -- Our standards for heroism really have tanked, and a new Hollywood movie has driven that point home -- at 180 mph.
Ron Howard's breathtaking new movie, "Rush," is the story of the famous 1976 season of Formula One legends Niki Lauda and James...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde drove into the Variety Studio on Saturday to discuss their Formula One pic "Rush," which premieres Sunday night at the Toronto Film Festival.
"I likened it to Magic Johnson and Larry Bird," Wilde said of Ron Howard's...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 12:30 PM
There are stars and then there are stars. The post-premiere party for Ron Howard's "Rush" at the Thompson Hotel featured star Chris Hemsworth and the other impossibly good-looking lead actors, all the filmmakers, and heavyweights from the studios and...
| Sep 16, 2013
| 2:16 PM
"What's the deal with all these movies," one academy member asked me over the weekend. "All of a sudden, there are just so many of them, and they're all supposed to be really, really good."
You could almost forgive his astonishment, awakening as he...
| Sep 19, 2013
| 7:30 AM
TORONTO — It was 37 years ago, but Niki Lauda recalls his brush with death as if it happened this morning.
The Austrian Formula One driver had been in a ferocious nip-and-tuck battle for most of the season with his British rival James Hunt when...
| 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 26, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Peter Morgan wouldn’t be the first screenwriter you’d think of to tell the story of the 1976 Formula One rivalry between the uptight clinician Niki Lauda and the seat-of-his pants swashbuckler James Hunt.
Known for upscale real-life stories...