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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a ...

Shea Whigham Shares Character Details on Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ Movie

Shea Whigham Shares Character Details on Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ Movie “Boardwalk Empire” and “Fargo” star Shea Whigham has shared some character details for his role on the upcoming “Joker” movie starring Joaquin Phoenix. Short of some images from the set and a curious ...

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend ...

‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That

‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That Tonight’s mid-season finale of Showtime’s Shameless was all about goodbyes – and not just until the season picks up again. Warning: This article contains spoilers on the mid-season finale of ...

NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC

NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC It looks like the classic 90s police procedural series NYPD Blue could be set for a return, with Variety reporting that ABC has granted a pilot production commitment to a sequel from original series ...

‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)

‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers) Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs” “The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with ...

‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide “Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row. Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with ...

BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc

BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc Comedian Paddy McGuinness and former cricket player Freddie Flintoff will replace Matt LeBlanc as presenters on “Top Gear,” the BBC announced Monday. The duo will join driver Chris Harris on the ...

Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix “Simpsons” creator Matt Groening’s adult animated fantasy series, “Disenchantment,” has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, with the remainder of Season 1 (which premiered in August) ...

West End Hits ‘Funny Girl,’ ‘Red’ Coming to Theaters Thanks to Trafalgar Releasing

Theater fans don’t need to book passage across the pond in order to see West End favorites. On Wednesday, Trafalgar Releasing will begin rolling out its latest slate of hit London shows, all of which ...

The First Commandment of Tom Hanks: ‘Excel at Your Life’s Work’

The First Commandment of Tom Hanks: ‘Excel at Your Life’s Work’ Tom Hanks’ chosen line of work, of course, is acting. Here’s how he started: On a family car trip, young Tom heard a bird, and announced that fact by adopting a Shakespearean delivery and saying, ...

‘Surviving R. Kelly’: Accusers Share Stories in Harrowing Trailer for Docuseries

Multiple women detail harrowing accusations of sexual, mental and physical abuse against one of R&B’s most celebrated singers in the new trailer for Surviving R. Kelly. The six-hour Lifetime ...

Khashoggi Killing Prompts Vue to Delay Saudi Multiplex Plans (Report)

London-based Vue International, the largest movie exhibitor outside of the U.S., has put its plans to open multiplexes in Saudi Arabia on temporary hold in the wake of the global scandal surrounding ...

Review: Khalid Demonstrates His Range on ‘Suncity’

Since breaking out with “Location” in 2016, Khalid has focused on trying to establish himself as a pop powerhouse. This makes sense, as there are more opportunities available in the pop space than in ...

‘Life and Nothing More’ Review: Sensitive Neorealist Indie Charts a Black Family’s Struggles

‘Life and Nothing More’ Review: Sensitive Neorealist Indie Charts a Black Family’s Struggles If, per Thoreau, the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, what do the mass of women lead? To watch single mom Regina (Regina Williams), the central figure in Antonio Méndez Esparza’s dramatic ...

TV Shows to Watch the Week of Oct. 22, 2018: ‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,’ ‘Legacies’

Welcome back to Tune In: our weekly newsletter offering a guide to the best of the week’s TV. Each week, Variety’s TV team combs through the week’s schedule, selecting our picks of what to watch and ...

Dermot Mulroney to Star in Horror Film ‘Trick’

Dermot Mulroney to Star in Horror Film ‘Trick’ Dermot Mulroney will star as a detective in in the independent horror film “Trick,” directed by Patrick Lussier. Ellen S. Wander of Film Bridge International will produce and handle worldwide sales ...

Jeff Lynne’s Elo Route 2019 North American Summer Tour

Jeff Lynne’s Elo Route 2019 North American Summer Tour After Jeff Lynne and his Electric Light Orchestra embarked on their first U.S. tour in 35 years this summer, the Rock Hall-inducted act will return to North America for an encore trek in 2019. The ...

Eric Church’s Producer Shares His Eccentric, Chain-Smoking Creative Process

For more than five years now, Jay Joyce has lived here on the basement level of a church on a residential street in East Nashville that — in the interim between it being a functioning Southern Baptist ...

From a Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan to a 2018 Congressional Run: Mj Hegar Loves ‘Insurmountable Odds’

From a Helicopter Crash in Afghanistan to a 2018 Congressional Run: Mj Hegar Loves ‘Insurmountable Odds’ Mary Jennings “Mj” Hegar has overcome a lot of conflict in her life. The Round Rock, Texas, native faced sexual abuse in the military and domestic abuse at home before becoming an Air Force pilot, ...

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