Happy birthday, Nicole!

Happy birthday, Nicole! »

22 Sep, 2016
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Joel Madden and Nicole Richie are just too cute!

On Wednesday, the Simple Life alum turned 35 years old, and her main man

Being tall is overrated!

Being tall is overrated! »

22 Sep, 2016
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Big things come in small packages! Just ask Kim Kardashian!

Although the reality TV star is only 5’3″, she is able to pull

When will the violence end?

When will the violence end? »

22 Sep, 2016
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UPDATE! 11:00 PM EST: According to the city of Charlotte, the individual who was previously reported dead is currently on life support and

Ed Skrein in Talks for James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Ed Skrein in Talks for James Cameron’s ‘Alita: Battle Angel’ »

22 Sep, 2016
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“Deadpool” villain Ed Skrein is in negotiations to join James Cameron’s “Alita: Battle Angel” with Robert Rodriguez directing the ambitious adaptation of the popular manga series.

Actor David Oyelowo Makes Diversity His Mandate in Movie Roles

Actor David Oyelowo Makes Diversity His Mandate in Movie Roles »

22 Sep, 2016
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Over lunch at a posh Beverly Hills osteria, David Oyelowo considers the steak. He’s meant to be bulking up at the moment. Just

San Sebastian: Rey’s Education Tops Films in Progress

San Sebastian: Rey’s Education Tops Films in Progress »

22 Sep, 2016
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SAN SEBASTIAN — In a rare double-whammy, “Rey’s Education,” directed by Argentina’s Santiago Esteves, won both the prizes on offer Wednesday night at

‘Rats’ Review: Morgan Spurlock Doc Gives Rats the Horror Treatment

‘Rats’ Review: Morgan Spurlock Doc Gives Rats the Horror Treatment »

22 Sep, 2016
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If you were among the squeamish who could never quite stomach the premise of Pixar’s “Ratatouille” — in which a Parisian sewer rat becomes

Raindance Film Festival Widens Its Reach

Raindance Film Festival Widens Its Reach »

22 Sep, 2016
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In the digital age, even the most established film festivals are finding the going hard. But as it approaches its first quarter century,

‘Rage’ Review

‘Rage’ Review »

22 Sep, 2016
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Returning to the aftermath-of-a-crime ensemble terrain of his well-received 2010 “Villain,” which was also adapted from a novel by Shuichi Yoshida, Sang-il Lee’s

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Casts Jing Tian

‘Pacific Rim 2’ Casts Jing Tian »

22 Sep, 2016
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Jing Tian has joined the cast of Legendary’s “Pacific Rim 2” starring John Boyega.

Scott Eastwood also toplines with Steven S. DeKnight is directing.

Mark Wahlberg Joins LeBron James Basketball Camp Movie ‘Ballers’

Mark Wahlberg Joins LeBron James Basketball Camp Movie ‘Ballers’ »

22 Sep, 2016
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Mark Wahlberg will star with NBA superstar LeBron James in the basketball fantasy camp comedy “Ballers.”

Wahlberg revealed that he was in discussions for the

Disney, Santiago Segura, FilmSharks, Está Por Venir Team On ’Legends’

Disney, Santiago Segura, FilmSharks, Está Por Venir Team On ’Legends’ »

22 Sep, 2016
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SAN SEBASTIAN — Santiago Segura, a driving force of Spanish comedy, is teaming via Bowfinger Int. Pictures with Argentina’s Está Por Venir on

Europa Distribution Prospects For VOD Gold at San Sebastian

Europa Distribution Prospects For VOD Gold at San Sebastian »

22 Sep, 2016
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SAN SEBASTIAN — Representing independent distributors across Europe, Europa Distribution organized a round table at San Sebastian’s 5th Europe-Latin America Co-Production Forum this week.

Raindance Film Festival: UK-Ibero-American Co-Production Forum

Raindance Film Festival: UK-Ibero-American Co-Production Forum »

22 Sep, 2016
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Over the next two days (Sep 22-23) the Raindance Film Festival will partner with the Guadalajara Film Festival (FIGC) to present its second

Almendras, Jirafa, Arizona, Film & Roll Set ‘A Work of Love’

Almendras, Jirafa, Arizona, Film & Roll Set ‘A Work of Love’ »

21 Sep, 2016
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SAN SEBASTIAN — In a career departure and sign of the growing empowerment of top Latin American filmmakers, Chilean Sundance Grand Jury Prize

Tom Dooley Steps Down as Interim Viacom CEO

Tom Dooley Steps Down as Interim Viacom CEO »

21 Sep, 2016
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Beleaguered media conglomerate Viacom has had to contend with ratings declines, executive defections and months of corporate infighting among its leaders and top

Greece, Iceland, Slovenia Enter Oscar Foreign-Language Race

Greece, Iceland, Slovenia Enter Oscar Foreign-Language Race »

21 Sep, 2016
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Greece, Iceland and Slovenia are the latest countries to add their submissions to the list of contenders for the foreign-language Oscar.

The Greek

Director Manu Riche on Raindance Opener ‘Problemski Hotel’

Director Manu Riche on Raindance Opener ‘Problemski Hotel’ »

21 Sep, 2016
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According to founder Elliot Grove, the Raindance festival’s international submissions have more than doubled in the last year, and it’s a reflection of

Mystery Delay for Release of Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Madame Bovary’

Mystery Delay for Release of Feng Xiaogang’s ‘Madame Bovary’ »

21 Sep, 2016
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“I Am Not Madame Bovary,” the latest drama film from China’s leading director Feng Xiaogang, has unexpectedly lost its Sept. 30 release date.

‘Afterimage’ Review: Andrzej Wajda’s Latest Feature About Polish History

‘Afterimage’ Review: Andrzej Wajda’s Latest Feature About Polish History »

21 Sep, 2016
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While he’s exercising filmmaking muscles mighty spry for a 90-year-old, no one will mistake Andrzej Wajda’s latest feature for an expression of joie

‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Trailer: Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello Star

‘Smurfs: The Lost Village’ Trailer: Demi Lovato, Joe Manganiello Star »

21 Sep, 2016
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Smurfette, Brainy, Clumsy and Hefty Star face off against plants in the Forbidden Forest in the first teaser trailer for Sony Animation’s “Smurfs:

Jimmy Kimmel: After Emmys 2016, the Obvious Choice for Oscar Host

Jimmy Kimmel: After Emmys 2016, the Obvious Choice for Oscar Host »

21 Sep, 2016
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Now that the Emmys are over, is it too early to begin collectively fretting over the Oscars?

Joss Whedon’s Anti-Trump PSA Taps ‘Avengers’ to ‘Save the Day’

Joss Whedon’s Anti-Trump PSA Taps ‘Avengers’ to ‘Save the Day’ »

21 Sep, 2016
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Writer-director Joss Whedon unveiled the first of a series of get-out-the-vote videos on Wednesday that not only implores people to get to the

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Not Expected to Do ‘Force Awakens’ Business

‘Star Wars: Rogue One’ Not Expected to Do ‘Force Awakens’ Business »

21 Sep, 2016
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Disney chief Bob Iger said he just met with LucasFilm head Kathleen Kennedy to map out “Star Wars” movies from 2021 and beyond,

Rooney Mara to Star in Pop Star Drama ‘Vox Lux’

Rooney Mara to Star in Pop Star Drama ‘Vox Lux’ »

21 Sep, 2016
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Rooney Mara is attached to star in Brady Corbet’s pop star drama “Vox Lux.”

The soundtrack will boast all original songs written by

‘Pyromaniac’ Review

‘Pyromaniac’ Review »

21 Sep, 2016
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The fascination of puzzling out a compulsive fire-setter’s motivations keeps “Pyromaniac” absorbing, even if the film itself provides precious few answers in that

Nicolas Cage Starring in Thriller ‘Looking Glass’

Nicolas Cage Starring in Thriller ‘Looking Glass’ »

21 Sep, 2016
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Nicolas Cage will star in the independent thriller “Looking Glass” with production starting this fall, Variety has learned.

Music video and commercials director

Curtis Hanson Dead: ‘L.A. Confidential’ Director Dies at 71

Curtis Hanson Dead: ‘L.A. Confidential’ Director Dies at 71 »

21 Sep, 2016
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Curtis Hanson, director of “L.A Confidential” and winner with Brian Helgeland of an Oscar for adapting James Ellroy’s novel, was found dead in

‘Porto’ Review: Anton Yelchin Lends Poignancy to a Bittersweet Romance

‘Porto’ Review: Anton Yelchin Lends Poignancy to a Bittersweet Romance »

21 Sep, 2016
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The posthumously released projects of recently departed actors can make for discomfiting viewing, not least when the tone of the film is at odds

‘Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves’ Review

‘Those Who Make Revolution Halfway Only Dig Their Own Graves’ Review »

21 Sep, 2016
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With its multiple aspect ratios, on-screen block quotes, and cutaways to news broadcasts and documentary footage — not to mention a musical overture