| May 30, 2013
| 4:43 PM
When “Pacific Rim” reaches theaters July 12, it will be the first film from Guillermo del Toro as a director […]...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:02 AM
Ragnar Lothbrok is leading a major “Vikings” raiding party to San Diego. Comic-Con International attendees are in for better treatment […]...
| Jul 9, 2013
| 10:30 AM
Rich Peluso has been upped to senior vice president of Sony's Affirm Films after four years at the faith-based label.
Sony launched Affirm in 2007 with the mission of distributing inspirational and faith-based films, and has since released movies such as...
| Jul 4, 2013
| 2:30 PM
There are a few admissions one should not make as a reporter at Variety, and I'm going to tell you the biggest one: "Independence Day" is my favorite movie of all time.
I know how this sounds, and it's terrible. I sit a few desks away from our film...
| Jul 3, 2013
| 6:43 PM
Director Roland Emmerich is the master of action movies high in calories but low in nutritional value. "Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow" and "2012" are among his previous credits. Great production values and cinematography are utilized only...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Sony and the nation's four largest exhibitors -- Regal, AMC, Cinemark and Carmike -- are showing their patriotism this Fourth of July by offering free admission to "White House Down" for active military personnel and veterans.
The giveaway is available...
| Jul 2, 2013
| 5:00 AM
It was a concern from the minute the arms race to bring out the two movies began: does an American filmgoing audience want to see two films about terrorists taking over the White House?
This past weekend, we learned the answer: not especially.
| Jun 26, 2013
| 4:00 PM
"White House Down" is a hoot and a half, a shameless popcorn entertainment that is preposterous and diverting in just about equal measure.
This story of "the worst day this country ever had" — a roughly 12-hour period when an armed paramilitary...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 12:38 PM
In "White House Down," aspiring Secret Service agent Channing Tatum is tasked with saving the free world -- but he may not fare as well in rescuing the summer box office fortunes of the action movie's distributor, Sony Pictures Entertainment.
| Jul 1, 2013
When you’re tasked with building a working replica of the world’s most closely guarded vehicle for use in a Hollywood blockbuster, don’t expect any help from the Secret Service.
That’s what the guys responsible for the nearly 5-...
| Jun 28, 2013
| 4:03 PM
In this action movie from apocalyptic blockbuster specialist Roland Emmerich ("Independence Day," "The Day After Tomorrow," "2012"), the White House is successfully invaded by terrorists, the president is captured and no one can save the day other than...
| Jun 25, 2013
| 7:24 AM
After the coffee. Before seeing how "Under the Dome" did in the ratings.
The Skinny: I've been watching some pilots lately. I like FX's "The Bridge" and surprisingly enjoyed Fox's "Sleepy Hollow," which normally wouldn't be my cup of tea. Tuesday's...