| Aug 21, 2014
| 9:51 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Google Ventures is taking a stake in virtual-reality technology startup Jaunt, which is building a system for 360-degree 3D viewing of movies, TV shows and videogames.
The funding from Google Ventures, the Internet giant's...
| Aug 12, 2014
| 12:08 PM
It wasn't his first film to do so, but the 1989 drama "Dead Poets Society" reminded millions that Robin Williams was an actor as well as a comic maelstrom as well as a star.
The man introduced to those same millions a decade earlier in "Mork & Mindy"...
| Aug 11, 2014
| 7:19 PM
Robin Williams, the Oscar-winning actor and comedian who died Monday at age 63 of an apparent suicide, was a prolific and dynamic screen presence who left his mark on a diverse assortment of films. His performances were often marked by dynamic...
| Jul 22, 2014
Fifteen years ago in San Diego, IDW wasn’t publishing comics and Comic-Con drew about 45,000 people. How times have changed. […]...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 12:30 PM
Mark Romanek is in negotiations to helm Warner Bros.' "Overlook Hotel," a prequel to the Stanley Kubrick classic "The Shining."
Former "Walking Dead" showrunner Glen Mazzara recently turned in his draft for the original story, with Mythology's Brad...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 1:31 PM
Mark Romanek is eyeing an extended stay at the "Overlook Hotel."
Romanek is in negotiations to direct the prequel to the classic horror movie "The Shining" for Warner Bros., the Los Angeles Times has confirmed. Variety first reported the news.
| May 6, 2014
| 6:30 AM
Palmer Luckey, the baby-faced founder of virtual-reality start-up Oculus VR, looked slightly perplexed when asked if he thought his ballyhooed headset, known as the Rift, could change cinema.
"No, not 'if.' We will change it," he said after a pause,...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:30 AM
VR fever is in full swing this spring: Jaunt, which says it's building the first cinematic virtual-reality experience, announced $6.8 million in venture funding from investors including British Sky Broadcasting, Redpoint Ventures, SV Angel, â€ŽDolby...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 8:00 PM
Jay Z led the pack in the race for Grammy Awards earning nine nominations including one for Rap Album and two nominations in the Rap/Sung Collaboration category. Kendrick Lamar, Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Pharrell and Justin Timberlake also scored big...
| Oct 12, 2013
| 11:00 AM
Johnny Cash's life in the 1960s is mostly remembered as a time of glorious achievement — from the landmark prison albums at Folsom and San Quentin to the launch of the ABC-TV series featuring such guests as Bob Dylan and the Doors that led to his...
| Jan 26, 2014
| 8:43 PM
Daft Punk took the top honors at the 56th Grammy Awards on Sunday when they took the awards for record of the year for "Get Lucky," with Pharrell Williams and Nile Rodgers, and album of the year for "Random Access Memories." They also nabbed the awards...
| Feb 2, 2014
| 5:00 AM
When Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos take the field against the Seattle Seahawks in Sunday's Super Bowl, all eyes will be on whether one of the all-time greats can reclaim a title that has eluded him for seven years.
A similar narrative will play out...