‘Star Wars’: Anthony Daniels Slams Disney’s ‘Kremlin Attitude’ Over ‘Force Awakens’
Anthony Daniels, the actor who has played lovably finicky robot C-3PO in six “Star Wars” films, has no stomach for the saga’s three prequels, over-reliance on special effects or for Disney’s ...
Venice Film Festival’s Alberto Barbera Looks Back on Early Days With Turin
Venice Film Festival director Alberto Barbera has been assembling film events for more than 30 years, during which he’s scoured the planet seeking fresh fare, and seen the global fest circuit become...
Composer A.R. Rahman Focuses on Projects Closer to Home in India
Prolific Indian composer A.R. Rahman has decided to slow down in order to get more done. The composer, who won an Oscar for “Slumdog Millionaire” and was nominated for “127 Hours,” has decided...
Disney Channel Orders Latino Family Sitcom Toplined by ‘Jane the Virgin’ Star (EXCLUSIVE)
Disney Channel has ordered new series “Stuck In the Middle,” starring “Jane the Virgin’s” Jenna Ortega, Variety has learned exclusively. The comedy is slated to debut in...
Incentives Scorecard: Production Tax Credits Rain in Spain
Spain has long lured international productions. Many Westerns have shot in the arid brush of the country’s interior. Popular shows such as “Game of Thrones” have discovered its rustic backdrops,...
Ratings: ‘Rookie Blue,’ ‘Mistresses’ Finales Rise But ‘Big Brother’ Wins the Night
ABC’s “Mistresses” and “Rookie Blue” saw higher numbers in their season finale episodes Thursday, but CBS’ “Big Brother” won the night, according to pre...
How ‘The Open Mind’ Could Change Public TV
When former Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels guests on the public affairs series “The Open Mind” on Sunday, host Alexander Heffner won’t be fixated on asking the well-respected Republican ...
How Two Orthodox Jewish Boys Gained Entry to the Least Orthodox of Industries
Growing up in a small Jewish community in New York, while our friends indulged in schoolwork and normal childhood activity, we spent our time making horror films on our parents DV camera and binging o...
‘Daredevil’ Star Jon Bernthal Offers First Look at the Punisher’s Arsenal (Photo)
Jon Bernthal will play The Punisher in season two of the Marvel/Netflix series “Daredevil,” and offered fans a first look at the character’s extensive arsenal this week. Bernthal tw...
E.J. Bonilla’s ‘The House That Jack Built’ Gets November Release
Singapore-based Vega Baby has acquired North American rights to the New York-set crime film “The House That Jack Built,” Variety has learned exclusively. E.J. Bonilla, Melissa Fumero, Saun...
Watch Angelina Jolie’s Emotional Acting Class Footage From 2000 (Video)
A recently unearthed video shows Angelina Jolie delivering a powerhouse performance during an acting class in 2000. The video shows a 25-year-old Jolie raging at a fellow class member while yelling, ...
‘Game of Thrones’ Casts ‘UnREAL’ Star Freddie Stroma
“Game of Thrones” has cast “UnREAL” star Freddie Stroma for the HBO fantasy drama’s upcoming Season 6. He’ll play Dickon Tarly, brother of Samwell (John Bradley)....
5 Brilliant Films About the Dark Side of Famous Geniuses
[Editor's Note: This post is presented in partnership with Time Warner Cable Movies On Demand in support of Indie Film Month. Today's pick, "Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine,&quo...
‘Game of Thrones’ Casts ‘UnREAL’ Star Freddie Stroma for Season 6
“Game of Thrones” has added Freddie Stroma, star of Lifetime’s “UnREAL,” for season six, Variety has confirmed. Stroma will play Dickon Tarly, brother of Samwell (John Br...
Idris Elba Trains Child Soldiers in Netflix’s ‘Beasts of No Nation’ First Trailer
Idris Elba trains child soldiers in the first full trailer for Netflix’s original movie “Beasts of No Nation.” “I will always protect you because you’re my son and a son ...
Kanye West Defeats Donald Trump in The New Yorker’s Throwback 1948 Cover
The New Yorker isn’t taking Kanye West’s vow to run for president in 2020 lightly, so the magazine produced a cover lampooning the results of the election five years in the future. “...
‘The Transporter Refueled’ Revs Up $365,000 at Thursday Night Box Office
“The Transporter Refueled” fueled up with a modest $365,000 at the Thursday night previews on 2,200 screens. The action thriller is expected to make between $8 and $9 million over the four...
Univision’s Flagship Sports News Program Tops ‘SportsCenter’ This Summer for First Time Ever
Muy bien, “Conacto Deportivo.” The Univision flagship sports news program has topped the midnight “SportsCenter” in August, making it now two months in a row. July marked the f...
Idris Elba Drafts Children for War in New Trailer for ‘Beasts of No Nation’ (Video)
The new trailer for “Beasts of No Nation” evokes sadness and terror as we watch Idris Elba‘s character, Commandant, take in Agu and train him in the ways of war. Agu needs to reasse...
‘Star Wars’ Fans Proudly Geek Out Over New Toys on Force Friday (Photos)
With Force Friday underway, “Star Wars” fans the world over have taken to social media to share the first images of the new toys from Episode VII, “The Force Awakens.” The tre...

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