VENICE, Italy (AP) - Movies - they don't make 'em like they used to. Well, Peter Bogdanovich does.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Universal's found-footage thriller "As Above, So Below" has launched with a moderate $470,000 at late shows Thursday night in 1,805 theaters in the U.S.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Sundance Selects has bought U.S. and Latin American rights to Ethan Hawke's documentary "Seymour: An Introduction," just prior to its world premiere at the Telluride Film Festival.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With the film set to hit the festival circuit in the next month, Open Road has released the first trailer for Jon Stewart's directorial debut, "Rosewater."
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - After six years of bringing together the Elmore Leonard novel-turned-indie film, the cast and crew of "Life of Crime" arrived Wednesday night for its West Coast premiere at the ArcLight Hollywood.
LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - A quarter-century after "Batman" ushered in the era of Hollywood mega-tentpoles -- hollow comicbook pictures manufactured to enthrall teens and hustle merch -- a penitent Michael Keaton returns with the comeback of the century, "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," a blisteringly hot-blooded, defiantly anti-formulaic look at a has-been movie star's attempts to resuscitate his career by mounting a vanity project on Broadway that will electrify the industry, captivate arthouse and megaplex crowds alike, send awards pundits into orbit and give fresh wings to Keaton's career.
"Very soon, this whole structure that we all love so much will be gone," prophesies Danny Huston's wide-grinning movie studio head in Ari Folman's "The Congress."
Variety has announced its annual list of 10 Actors to Watch, an honor the publication has been bestowing since 1998.
Who would have thunk that The Trip, a movie in which two semi-famous British comedians drive around the Lake District eating fine food and trading dead-on impersonations of Woody Allen, Michael Caine, and Sean Connery, would beget a sequel?