| Sep 30, 2013
| 6:30 AM
Newsman Chris Matthews is a proponent of young folks studying overseas or taking a year off to travel before settling down in their careers.
"I wanted to bop off to Europe, but I had to save money for graduate school," says Matthews, 66. "I remember...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 3:11 PM
Documentaries by their nature are prisoners of their moment in time. If they are fortunate, as the makers of "Red Obsession" are, that moment, even if it's brief, will be able to hold our interest.
"Red Obsession," as it turns out, is a title that...
| Sep 7, 2013
| 8:30 PM
Chris Hemsworth and Olivia Wilde drove into the Variety Studio on Saturday to discuss their Formula One pic "Rush," which premieres Sunday night at the Toronto Film Festival.
"I likened it to Magic Johnson and Larry Bird," Wilde said of Ron Howard's...
| Aug 20, 2013
| 6:33 PM
Elmore Leonard populated his novels with con men, hustlers and killers, with names like Chili, Stick and Ordell. He plunged readers into a sea of urban sleaze, spiking his tales with mordant humor and moral ambivalence.
In stories often set in Detroit...
| 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...
| Jun 13, 2013
| 5:08 PM
Zack Snyder's new take on the most famous of comic book heroes could just as easily be called "Superman Returns...Again," but Warner Bros. presumably was in no hurry to remind us of Bryan Singer's 2006 disappointing "Superman Returns." Compared to the...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 5:00 AM
The 2013 Fall Movie Preview is a broad snapshot of films opening through Nov. 1. Release dates and other details, as compiled by Oliver Gettell, are subject to change.
Two New York City detectives hunt for a serial killer targeting...
| Sep 4, 2013
| 10:30 AM
1998 -- Emmett/Furla founded
October -- Release first film, Nickolas Perry's "Speedway Junky"
April -- 10-pic distribution and financing deal with Avi Lerner's Nu Image/Millennium Films
January -- Joe Carnahan's "Narc" (1) earns $10.5...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 10:30 PM
By choosing to shoot "Lone Survivor" in New Mexico, Emmett/Furla not only got an excellent stand-in for the pic's Afghanistan setting less than two hours by air from Hollywood, it was also able to cash in on the state's 25%-30% refundable tax credit....
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:37 PM
Ronald L. Motley, a crusading plaintiff's lawyer who took on the asbestos industry before targeting tobacco companies in a landmark victory for the anti-smoking movement that brought the biggest civil settlement in U.S. history, died Thursday in...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 8:30 AM
HONG KONG -- Russell Crowe is now heading towards production on "The Water Diviner," a war-drama that will mark the Australian-based superstar's feature directing debut.
"If you haven't picked up on what's up I am in pre-pre-production on a film called...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Fans quickly flocked to the Internet after Ben Affleck was cast as Warner Bros.' new Batman. But the buzz may not be the kind that Warner Bros. and DC Entertainment want right now.
Within the first hour, 96,088 tweets were sent about Affleck as Batman,...