| Nov 15, 2013
| 11:06 AM
It's never too late to deliver a career performance. That would seem to be one of the lessons of Alexander Payne's new road drama "Nebraska," about a crotchety old father (Bruce Dern) who drags his adult son (Will Forte) on a Midwestern journey to collect...
| Dec 5, 2013
| 4:49 AM
"Saving Mr. Banks," Disney's movie about the making of "Mary Poppins," won't open in Central Florida until Dec. 20.
But the movie has picked up an important endorsement. Emma Thompson, who plays "Poppins" author P.L. Travers, has been named best actress...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 6:00 AM
NORFOLK, Neb. — One night last year, Rachel Liester was waitressing at a restaurant near this rural town when she received an unusual request. A director was preparing to shoot a movie nearby, and her ticking off of the specials made her...
| Oct 24, 2013
| 10:58 AM
Having made a number of films set in the Midwest before venturing further afield — California, Hawaii, Paris — director Alexander Payne returns to his roots with "Nebraska," a new drama set in (and named after) his home state.
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:00 AM
Will Forte is the kind of person who's going to find something to be anxious about no matter the circumstances.
So when the former "Saturday Night Live" cast member found himself unexpectedly cast in Alexander Payne's new seriocomic road-trip movie,...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 6
A Case of You
A young writer smitten with the barista at his local coffee shop scours her Facebook profile for intel and tries to transform himself into her dream guy. With Justin Long and Evan Rachel Wood. Written by Long....
| Dec 9, 2013
| 6:30 PM
Every Friday through the Oscars on March 2, 2014, Variety's awards editor Tim Gray offers a rundown of the warming trends and cold fronts in our weekly "Temperature Gauge," in addition to his latest projections in each of the major awards categories....
| Nov 5, 2013
| 3:30 PM
"Blurred Lines" is the song of the year -- and it could also be the theme song for this year's supporting races.
Julia Roberts, Barkhad Abdi, Josh Brolin, Daniel Bruhl, Steve Coogan, Will Forte and Jake Gyllenhaal are being proposed in the supporting...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 12:30 PM
Sundance Selects, the sister division of IFC Films, has acquired North American rights to "Run & Jump," and will release the film theatrically and on premium VOD platforms in early 2014.
Global Screen, which is handling international sales, is...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 4:30 PM
Here is a cross-section of awards-related events this weekend. Private parties and receptions are not mentioned, because if they wanted you as a guest, you would have been invited. If you weren't, why would we rub it in?
Nov. 8, Aero Theatre, Santa...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 12:56 PM
Quentin Tarantino will appear as part of the tribute to actor Bruce Dern on Monday at the AFI Fest in Hollywood. Dern appeared in Tarantino's Oscar-winning "Django Unchained."
Dern has been busy this award season in support of his role in Alexander...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 10:30 AM
It's Huskers Week in Hollywood as "Nebraska" was the centerpiece of multiple Q&A sessions, Bruce Dern presented a Hamilton Behind the Camera Award to d.p. Phedon Papamichael, and Alexander Payne met with the media, including Variety, in advance of the...