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  • Movie review: 'Maleficent'

    Movie review: 'Maleficent'
    The formula works. It worked with "Wicked" on stage and it worked with "Frozen" on film — tilting the storytelling prism so that a new angle on a well-known fairy tale appears in the light. The strategy depends on humanizing characters formerly...
  • Film Review: 'Maleficent'

    Now almost midway through the year, 2014 seems unlikely to produce many more visually arresting, brilliantly designed, stoned-college-kid-friendly pieces of eye candy than Disney's "Maleficent." As for its revisionist take on the travails of the iconic...
  • 'The Butler,' 'Prisoners' Among Winners at Hair and Makeup Awards

    The Make-Up Artists and Hair Stylists Guild spread the wealth Saturday night as awards-race frontrunners like "American Hustle" and "Dallas Buyers Club" were joined by a couple of dark horses in this season's derby. In the feature film category, "Lee...
  • Make-Up and Hair Awards: Marriage Proposal Upstages Johnny Depp

    While the attention was on Johnny Depp and other honorees for the evening, the 11th Make-Up Artists and Hair Style Guild Awards paused for an onstage marriage proposal between two young men. When host Tom Arnold paused for a "special moment," a video...
  • Oscars: 'Bad Grandpa' Goes Where 'Butler' Can't

    It's true: The Academy likes movies about old people -- just not the ones you might have been expecting. While films like "Lee Daniels' The Butler" were surprisingly shut out of this year's Oscar nominees, the Johnny Knoxville comedy "Jackass Presents:...
  • Universal: 'American Werewolf' house joins Halloween Horror Nights lineup

    Universal: 'American Werewolf' house joins Halloween Horror Nights lineup
    Halloween Horror Nights fans may howl at the latest news: A haunted house at this year's event will be based on the 1981 film "An American Werewolf in London," Universal Orlando announced early this morning. The attraction is being created with the help...
  • John Landis' 'American Werewolf in London' gave horror comedy chops

    John Landis' 'American Werewolf in London' gave horror comedy chops
    By 1980, John Landis had a string of successes under his belt — including "The Kentucky Fried Movie," "Animal House" and "The Blues Brothers" — but the writer-director had long been unable to get his script for "An American Werewolf in London"...
  • Rick Baker Scares Up Halloween Makeup Collection with MAC Cosmetics

    For a legendary monster makeup designer like Rick Baker, it's no surprise that Halloween is his favorite holiday. "Designing Halloween makeup looks for friends and family is one of my favorite things to do," says Baker, who has taken home Oscars for...
  • Variety's Picks: 'Thrones' Bad Lip Reading Video, 'Cassavetes,' Ron Burgundy Ice Cream, More

    Variety selects the videos (below), games, apps, books, music and more (photo gallery, above) you should know about each week: John Cassavetes: Five Films (Criterion) "Shadows" (pictured up top), "Faces," "A Woman Under the Influence," "The Killing of a...
  • Drew Struzan unveils Universal monster portraits for Mondo show

     
    Drew Struzan might be cinema's most famous movie poster artist, but he's not exactly an eager interview subject. “I paint ......
  • No sibling rivalry for Elizabeth Olsen

    No sibling rivalry for Elizabeth Olsen
    Reporting from New York — Elizabeth Olsen recently experienced something that had never happened to her: She was recognized by a stranger. "It was really weird. I was walking in Tribeca and a guy just came up to me and said, 'I just saw the...
  • 'Men in Black 3' a blast from the past, critics say

     
    Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones are back to save the world in "Men in Black 3," now with Josh Brolin. This installment is all about time travel — both in terms of plot and in recapturing the quirky fun of the original 1997 film. For many critics, the...