| Sep 4, 2014
| 5:00 AM
The Toronto International Film Festival is Hollywood's annual showcase for its most prestigious movies, the ones that might go on to reap Oscars.
For many of the big-name actors attending, though, there's a somewhat different agenda: reinvention....
| Sep 1, 2014
| 11:32 AM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - The summer box office sputtered to a close, down 15% from last year's record breaker. Domestically, it was the worst showing for Hollywood in nearly a decade.
To be sure, there were massive hits such as "Guardians of the...
| Aug 28, 2014
| 12:16 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In an interview with the Toronto Sun, Robert Downey Jr., the star of Marvel's "Iron Man" series as well as "The Avengers," said he thought that this summer's "Guardians of the Galaxy" is the best Marvel film to date.
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:47 AM
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Femmes fatales and brutish men form a complex web in "Sin City: A Dame to Kill For," as old and new faces from Frank Miller's noir graphic novels are brought to life in film.
"A Dame to Kill For," out in U.S. theaters on Friday,...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 2:01 PM
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Brian Lowry, Variety's resident TV critic and a superhero aficionado hosted a one-hour chat on Reddit on August 18. Here are the best questions (and answers) from the conversation, which included everything from Emmy...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
As credits rolled on "Guardians of the Galaxy," a thought came to mind: Everybody at Marvel slapping high-fives should be forced to watch the movie with someone who is unfamiliar with the comics, then quiz them regarding what happened -- or who exactly...
| Aug 8, 2014
| 11:19 AM
Indio Falconer Downey's legal situation just got stamped with a big red "F": The son of Robert Downey Jr. has been charged with felony cocaine possession.
The younger Downey also faces a misdemeanor charge of possession of drug paraphernalia -- a...
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:13 PM
Indio Falconer Downey, the son of actor Robert Downey Jr., has been charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested in West Hollywood during a traffic stop.
He also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a smoking device in connection...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 2:36 PM
Sandra Bullock's star turn in "Gravity" has propelled the actress to the top of Forbes' 2014 list of the highest-earning film actresses, with her estimated $51-million annual take well ahead of what Angelina Jolie raked in to top the same ranking last...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 8:37 AM
Robert Downey Jr. can be one sassy lady -- at least, on a poster.
The Hollywood superstar is the Internet's newest favorite meme thanks to an 18-year-old in Pennsylvania who pasted the "Iron Man" actor's face onto classic pinup girl art.
The result is...
| Jul 30, 2014
| 8:30 AM
Like the '70s cassette mix tape so dear to its hero, "Guardians of the Galaxy" scavenges all sorts of "greatest hits" precedents, from "Iron Man" on down, to come up with its own summertime fling. It's looser, scruffier and more overtly comic than the...
| Jun 30, 2014
| 3:02 PM
Indio Falconer Downey was arrested Sunday afternoon on suspicion of cocaine and drug-paraphernalia possession, and Monday found his famous father Robert Downey Jr. thanking law enforcement for taking action.
"We're grateful to the Sheriff's department...