| Nov 16, 2013
| 11:12 AM
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- at least for moviegoers, that is.
"The Best Man Holiday" unwrapped a No. 1 debut at the box office Friday night, narrowly edging out "Thor: The Dark World" for top honors heading into the weekend despite...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:41 PM
"Thor: The Dark World" will easily soar to No. 1 at the box office this weekend — but will it thunder past the $100-million milestone?
According to those who have seen pre-release audience surveys, the 3-D superhero sequel is poised to debut...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 12:13 PM
"Thor: The Dark World" will steal "The Best Man Holiday's" thunder at the box office this weekend.
After debuting with a healthy $85.7 million, the 3-D superhero sequel is expected to collect at least an additional $40 million during its second...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 12:14 PM
Come Super Bowl Sunday, this year's crop of movie commercials won't be the only ads with connections to the world of movies. At least five spots from car companies — traditionally big players in Super Bowl advertising — will feature...
| Oct 4, 2013
| 11:01 AM
"What the hell is going on here?" Jack Ryan (Chris Pine) asks in the new trailer for the latest Tom Clancy-inspired movie, "Jack Ryan: Shadow One," which opens Christmas Day.
Judging from the preview, director Kenneth Branagh ("Thor") and...
| Nov 11, 2013
| 7:25 AM
Before the coffee. After remembering Veterans Day.
The Skinny: I ran a 10K Sunday at a pace of just over eight minutes per mile. Not bad for a geezer. I guess for me life's a sprint, not a marathon. I'll be sore for the next few days but it was worth...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 2:30 AM
"MARK MY word, if and when all these preachers get control of the Republican Party, and they're sure to try to do so, it's going to be a terrible damn problem. Frankly, these people frighten me. Politics and governing demand compromise. But these...
| Nov 14, 2013
| 3:57 PM
"Dallas Buyers Club" is a hardscrabble look at a real-life character who helped transform the nation's attitude toward AIDS. Ron Woodroof was a Texas roughneck working the oil fields, riding bulls in the rodeo and partying way too much for his own good....
| Nov 15, 2013
| 7:05 AM
After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing.
The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday'...
| Nov 15, 2013
| 8:30 AM
Variety selects the videos (below), games, apps, books, music and more (photo gallery, above) you should know about each week.
New Horror Trailer -- SNL Highlight
Sneakily presented as a promo for an upcoming scary movie, the dead-on parody, titled "The...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 2:30 PM
London's thriving not-for-profit houses again nudged out commercial competish to dominate the 59th Evening Standard Theater Awards at a glamorous ceremony held at the Savoy Hotel Nov. 17 and hosted by U.K. thesp Damian Lewis ("Homeland")
In the nine...
| Nov 19, 2013
| 5:00 AM
When the highly anticipated "Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." premiered this fall on ABC, its ratings looked solid, if not downright heroic.
Just as important, the network had reason to believe it had finally found a show that young men would watch...