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  • Where Are the Kids' Movies This Summer?

    Summer months are synonymous with family moviegoing. This year, however, the tide is out on films aimed at young kids. Last season, the market was flooded with seven all-audience wide releases, including "Despicable Me 2," "Epic" and "Monsters...
  • NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.

    NBC keeps Olympic torch burning, Fox preps fall lineup.
    Before the coffee. After getting through this Comcast hearing. The Skinny: I'm up even earlier than usual Thursday morning to get this column done fast so I can watch the House Judiciary Committee hearing on the Comcast-Time Warner Cable deal (see...
  • Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' ★ 1/2

    Review: 'Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return' &#9733 1/2
    "Legends of Oz: Dorothy's Return" is a harmless but almost charmless adaptation of a book by L. Frank Baum's grandson. It's a derivative hash of grandpa's story, set in the present day, given forgettable new tunes by pop songsmiths such as Bryan Adams...
  • Randy Newman Joins Son Amos at WME

    Randy Newman has joined the ranks of composers at William Morris Endeavor after many years as a client of the Gorfaine-Schwartz Agency, Variety has learned. Newman is a two-time Oscar winner, six-time Grammy winner and three-time Emmy winner, and is...
  • Upfront Scorecard: ABC Pitches Disney Synergy to Tout Turnaround Plans

    ABC kicked off its upfront presentation with an interesting and somewhat unexpected pitch: Remember, we're part of the Walt Disney Co., home to Disney, Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm and ESPN, among other brand titans. Despite ABC Entertainment chief Paul Lee'...
  • 25 hoorays for Disney's Hollywood Studios

    25 hoorays for Disney's Hollywood Studios
    It's silver-anniversary time for Disney's Hollywood Studios. The theme park was born as Disney-MGM Studios on May 1, 1989, back when George Bush (the first one) was president, Americans learned to pronounce Exxon Valdez, and Eastern Air Lines was still...
  • Theater Director Jon Vickers Lures Legends to Indiana University Venue

    When theater director Jon Vickers hopped on the phone with Variety, his single-screen cinema was in the middle of a typically diverse run. The night before, it had screened a brand new restoration of Luchino Visconti's "Sandra." That night, the program...
  • The Donald Sterling case: A glimpse at the dirty laundry

    The Donald Sterling case: A glimpse at the dirty laundry
    It's not uncommon for a business leader's personal and professional lives to intersect, but seldom does that happen as spectacularly as it has with Donald Sterling. The real estate magnate and Clippers owner's relationship with V. Stiviano, a woman...
  • Animated movies sing a happy tune

    Considered deeply uncool at one point, music from animated movies is back — and singing along is now not only OK for kids, it's something adults record themselves doing on their phones and share on YouTube. The boom in popular songs from...
  • Ian Callum's thoughts on Petersen's greatest sports coupes

    Ian Callum's thoughts on Petersen's greatest sports coupes
    Beauty and cars aren’t new to Los Angeles. But for the next six months you’ll be able to see highlights of both at the Petersen Automotive Museum. The organization has on display a new exhibit called the World’s Greatest Sports Coupes....
  • George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation

    George Lucas' shrine to commerce, art — and negotiation
    A long time ago, at a studio far, far away, a young filmmaker coming off his first success opted to leave around a half-million dollars in pay on the negotiating table in exchange for more control over the project he was about to begin. Conventional...
  • Kids can ride in full-size 'Cars' characters in Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along

    Kids can ride in full-size 'Cars' characters in Piston Cup Junior Ride-Along
    Children who are fans of Disney/Pixar's "Cars" will soon have a chance to ride in full-size versions of two of the characters from the 2006 film. Petty Holdings, LLC and Pixar Animation Studios are bringing Aiken Axler and Sage VanDerSpin to life for...