| Nov 22, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Variety has chosen its 10 Screenwriters to Watch for 2013.
They are: Ned Benson, Lucinda Coxon, Andrew Dodge, Kieran Fitzgerald, Morgan Davis Foehl, Jennifer Lee, Barbara Marshall, Elan Mastai, Michael Mitnick and Jonathan Tropper.
The group will be...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 4:33 PM
And the last movie ever rented in a Blockbuster goes to "This Is the End," a 2013 apocalyptic comedy featuring James Franco, Jonah Hill and Seth Rogan.
Quite fitting, no?
It was 11 p.m. in Hawaii, Saturday night. A man picked up the film "This Is...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 4:30 PM
The comedy "This is the End" was the last movie rented from a Blockbuster store, the retailer said.
The final transaction, as Dish Network shuts down the remaining 300 stores Blockbuster operates, took place at 11 p.m. on Nov. 9 in Hawaii.
| Oct 21, 2013
| 12:23 PM
The Wolf Pack is taking a bite out of the home entertainment market.
"The Hangover Part III," the final installment of the trilogy starring Bradley Cooper, Zach Galifianakis and Ed Helms, was the top-selling DVD and Blu-ray title in its first week in...
| Oct 14, 2013
| 2:51 PM
A new Stone Age children's comedy and a Disney classic have debuted at the top of the DVD and Blu-ray sales chart.
"The Croods," the DreamWorks computer-animated movie about a prehistoric family, was the top-selling title in its first week in release...
| Sep 29, 2013
| 8:00 AM
This Is the End
Sony, $30.99; Blu-ray, $40.99
Available on VOD beginning Tuesday
A generation of comedy stars has been dominating movies for the last decade by playing "themselves," so it was only a matter of time before they went all-in on the...
| Sep 14, 2013
| 7:00 AM
TORONTO — The entertainment world these days is filled with hyphenates: bubble-gum pop queens trying their hands at acting, film auteurs flocking to cable TV. At the Toronto International Film Festival this year, a different trend was on display, as...
| Aug 2, 2013
| 4:42 PM
You may have noticed that "Harry Potter" star Emma Watson has taken un-Hermione Granger-like roles as of late.
That's after the 23-year-old stopped acting altogether for a bit and briefly enrolled at Brown University in 2009, then dropped out before...
| Aug 29, 2013
| 4:20 PM
"Comedy Central Roast of James Franco" (Comedy Central, Monday). James Franco keeps busy in a way that troubles some people; he is perceived as a dilettante, a man whose reach – here, there and everywhere – often exceeds his grasp. "James...
| Aug 3, 2013
| 2:44 AM
The spirit of "Freaks and Geeks" continues to burn brightly.
Seth Rogen and James Franco, co-stars of that beloved series, will be reunited on TV for a special night.
Rogen will be roast master for the "Comedy Central Roast of James Franco." The event...
| Jul 3, 2013
Melissa McCarthy is the hottest name in comedy right now -- even hotter than the boys.
With Fox's "The Heat" scoring an impressive $39 million Stateside debut this weekend, the comedic actress proved she can not only compete in a mostly male-driven...
| Jul 6, 2013
| 7:00 AM
The snow is piling up on the streets of small-town Utah, and James Franco is talking about sex.
He is talking about sex in the way James Franco talks about sex: as a narrative tool, as a humanizing mechanism, as a way to help us understand academic...