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Spider-Man swings into Marvel Universe for latest film


LOS ANGELES Fans were crawling up the walls with excitement as the stars of "Spider-Man: Homecoming" swung into the wider Marvel Cinematic Universe series of films, which have dominated the global box office for years. | Video

Halle Berry, Michelle Rodriguez speak out on diversity and Hollywood

LOS ANGELES Halle Berry, the only black woman to ever win a best actress Oscar, said her 2002 win turned out to be meaningless, and "Fast and Furious" star Michelle Rodriguez warned she may quit the action movie franchise unless filmmakers "show some love for women."

People Jun 28 2017

Mariah Carey's cameo for 'The House' proved no laughing matter

LOS ANGELES Will Ferrell and Amy Poehler take up gambling to pay for their daughter's college education in new comedy "The House," but one person the movie decided not to take a risk on was singer Mariah Carey. | Video

Jun 27 2017

Box Office: 'Transformers: The Last Knight' Opens to Franchise Low $69.1 Million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - It seems the "Transformers" franchise is rusty.

Jun 25 2017

Ron Howard enters 'Star Wars' after Han Solo movie directors depart

LOS ANGELES Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard is stepping into a galaxy far, far away for the upcoming "Star Wars" Han Solo spin-off movie, Lucasfilm announced on Thursday, after the film's production was thrown into upheaval by the surprise departure of its directors. | Video

Jun 22 2017

Stars come out for European premiere of Edgar Wright's 'Baby Driver'

LONDON Big Hollywood names hit the red carpet in London on Wednesday for the European premiere of British director Edgar Wright's new heist movie "Baby Driver". | Video

Jun 22 2017

Cross-cultural romance under political microscope in 'The Big Sick'

LOS ANGELES When Pakistani actor Kumail Nanjiani and his American wife Emily Gordon wrote a film about the surreal circumstances that brought them together, little did they expect that their love story would be put under a political spotlight. | Video

Jun 21 2017

Parenting expert sues Disney, says it stole 'Inside Out' idea

A parenting and child development specialist has sued Walt Disney Co and its Pixar unit, accusing them of stealing from her the concept for their 2015 blockbuster movie, "Inside Out."

Jun 20 2017

Lynyrd Skynyrd sues ex-drummer over movie about 1977 plane crash

NEW YORK Surviving members of Lynyrd Skynyrd have filed a lawsuit against the Southern rock band's former drummer to halt the production of a movie depicting the 1977 plane crash that killed lead singer Ronnie Van Zant.

U.S., Music Jun 19 2017

Box Office: 'Cars 3' Races Past 'Wonder Woman' to No. 1

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - This weekend featured a heated race between four new films that opened in wide release. As of Sunday morning, it appears some have fared better than others.

Jun 18 2017

British author Rowling says Trump has a right to be bigoted

NEW YORK Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling labeled U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump bigoted after receiving the PEN/Allen Foundation Literary Service Award in New York. | Video