Prime-Time TV Hasn’t Yet Gotten the Terrorism Issue Right
“For me, the movies are like a machine that generates empathy.” That quote comes from Roger Ebert, whose presence and writing are still deeply missed two years after his passing. Movies, of course...
‘Brooklyn’ Director John Crowley on His Own Irish Journey
John Crowley directs Fox Searchlight’s “Brooklyn,” about a young woman (Saoirse Ronan) going from Ireland to America. He spoke with Variety about his own emigration and early influences, includi...
Adele's '25' Sales Grow to Over 3 Million in U.S.
There is slightly more than one day left in the sales tracking week to be tabulated. How high will '25' go?read more
'Mad Men's' Matthew Weiner Directing 'Orange Is the New Black' Episode
Weiner, a longtime friend of 'OITNB' creator Jenji Kohan, will helm an installment in the upcoming season more
TV Ratings: 'Empire' Falls to Low on Thanksgiving Eve
Few viewers before the holiday weekend mean lower same-day ratings for broadcast's top more
‘Hunger Games’ Heats Up Thanksgiving Box Office
It seemed quite appropriate that “The Hunger Games” was leading the box office on Thanksgiving morning as the aroma of turkey and the fixings began wafting from the nation’s kitchens...
Latest 'Star Wars' Trailer Features New Scenes With Kylo Ren, Han Solo and Chewbacca
"We must face them, fight them."read more
Oscars: Why the Familiar 'Star Wars' Tune Could Hurt 'The Force Awakens'
John Williams may have nabbed three Academy Award noms in years prior for scoring the popular franchise, but excess faithfulness to the original music could threaten awards consideration for 'Episode ...
‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ New Teaser Shows Han Solo Opening Fire
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Mike Medavoy on Producing the Original 'Rocky' and How the Film Industry Has Changed
READ MORE: Life After Ferguson: Why Ryan Coogler and Ava DuVernay Support Blackout, the Black Friday Boycott It's been almost 40 years since "Rocky," which I helped make as the head of prod...
Oscars: Will Pop Music Take Home the Best Song Trophy?
Wiz Khalifa's triple-platinum "See You Again" and an anti-rape song by Lady Gaga might put top 40 radio back on the Dolby more
What Indiewire is Thankful For This Year
Ah, Thanksgiving. It's that time of year to catch up with family, eat turkey until it hurts, and, as is the case here at Indiewire, binge-watch the shows you've been dying to see all year and/or throw...
How Roger Deakins Mastered Shooting in the Dark for 'Sicario'
The Oscar-nominated cinematographer embraced silhouettes and shadows for a tense tunnel more
16 Pixar Movies Ranked From Best to Worst: ‘Toy Story 3’ to ‘Cars 2’
Ranking Pixar movies is like picking your favorite Beatles song or Godiva chocolate flavor. One person prefers “Help!” to “A Day in the Life,” or a dark chocolate truffle to a ...
Casey Kasem’s Kids Slap Widow With Lawsuit Claiming Wrongful Death, Elder Abuse
Casey Kasem’s children and brother are suing his widow, Jean Kasem, for wrongful death and elder abuse. The lawsuit filed Wednesday in Los Angeles Superior Court accuses Jean of inflicting emo...
Paul Walker's Father Sues Porsche Over Fatal Crash
Walker's father filed the lawsuit claiming that the Porsche Carrera GT that his son was riding in lacked safety features that could have saved the actor's more
Dan Fante, Underground Writer and Author of ‘Chump Change,’ Dead at 71
Author Dan Fante, who boozed, scrapped and wrote his way out of the considerable shadow cast by his father and fellow novelist John Fante, died Saturday. He was 71. Fante was born and died in Los An...
13 Black Friday Deals for the Entertainment Junkie
MOVIES THE CRITERION COLLECTION 50% Off (Barnes & Noble) For the serious film buff, there is nothing better than a Criterion Collection DVD or Blu-Ray of modern and classic films, from Charlie Ch...
‘Chi-Raq’ Star Angela Bassett on Chicago Gun Violence: ‘It’s Shameful’ (Video)
Spike Lee‘s controversial film “Chi-Raq” is set to arrive in theaters just as Chicago makes headlines for another horrifying shooting. “Chi-Raq,” a modern day adaptation ...
Disney Suffers Severe Cable Subscriber Losses
The Walt Disney Company has lost 7 million subscribers to its cable networks in the last two years, according to a regulatory filing posted by the company Wednesday. Among the networks posting losses ...