| May 1, 2013
| 8:47 AM
National Theatre Live — those terrific HD live broadcasts from London’s National Theatre to movie houses around the world, including Connecticut — has a hot lineup, ahead, including Olivier Award winners and nominees. It certainly...
| Sep 1, 2013
| 7:42 PM
David Frost badgered statesmen and made small talk with stars, but one exchange towered over all the others in his 50-year career.
"You've explained how you have got caught up in this thing," he told Richard Nixon in his famous 1977 TV interviews with...
| Jun 18, 2013
| 6:45 AM
Helen Mirren, who has reigned on screen and stage as the queen, can add another jewel to her crown.
National Theatre Live announced Monday that its June 13 live broadcast of "The Audience," which stars Mirren as Queen Elizabeth II, attracted a record...
| 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...
| Jul 10, 2013
| 12:15 PM
Kenneth Branagh is back in Bard territory with a new production of Shakespeare's "Macbeth" that he stars in and co-directed with Rob Ashford at the Manchester International Festival in England. The production marks the first time Branagh has played the...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 10:54 AM
Stars Brad Pitt, Meryl Streep, George Clooney, Sandra Bullock, Keanu Reeves and many more were included as part of the Toronto International Film Festival's first programming announcement Tuesday morning, which included opening and closing night titles,...
| Aug 8, 2013
| 1:42 PM
If one of the main draws for 3-D filmmaking and exhibition has always been its immersive, "you are there" quality, what if someone put viewers smack in the middle of a brutal, bloody boxing match? And has no one thought of this before?
Ang Lee may be...
| Aug 21, 2013
| 10:30 AM
"Rush," the high-octane car racing film about the public rivalry between legendary Formula One drivers Niki Lauda and James Hunt during the 1970s, has all the markings of tinseltown's latest flashy biopic, with Ron Howard at the wheel, Chris Hemsworth...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
It wasn't just that Ron Howard didn't follow Formula One racing.
He was equally unfamiliar with the particulars of NASCAR, Indy car, drag racing, monster trucks — if it had four wheels and wasn't his car, what was there to worry about?