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Jon Voight on Being Hollywood’s Most Outspoken Trump Supporter and Fighting Angelina Jolie Over Israel-Palestine: ‘She’s Been Influenced by Antisemitic People’

23 July 2024 at 15:00
Jon Voight keeps moving. The 85-year-old actor is shadowboxing, his footwork nimble for a man of any age, let alone someone older than even Joe Biden and Voight’s friend Donald Trump. He pauses and arches an eyebrow and becomes a matinee villain. “You think you’re tough. I’ll show you tough.” Today, we’re outside his Beverly […]

Foo Fighters Make Up for Weather-Shortened Set With High-Energy, Jam-Heavy New York Show

20 July 2024 at 23:38
Foo Fighters opened their Friday night encore at Citi Field in Queens with the penultimate track from their most recent album, the 10-minute plus “The Teacher.” The song is a bit of an outlier for the group, with frontman Dave Grohl favoring a Gibson double neck for the proggy journey. While the song is dedicated […]

How Chris Stuckmann Went From YouTube Film Critic to Making His Own Horror Movie — Courting Neon and Mike Flanagan in the Process

20 July 2024 at 17:16
Perhaps it’s due to his love of horror, but Chris Stuckmann has been fearless in the production of his film, “Shelby Oaks.” Days away from its Fantasia Festival world premiere, he admits, with a laugh, that thinking about the crowd reactions has “been on my mind for, probably, five years.” Luckily, he has crafted a […]

Nicolas Cage Scared Maika Monroe by Going ‘Method’ as a Serial Killer for a Week on the ‘Longlegs’ Set

16 July 2024 at 21:12
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains light spoilers about “Longlegs,” now playing in theaters. Nicolas Cage and Maika Monroe are the stars of the serial killer movie “Longlegs,” yet the duo rarely share the screen — except for one key interrogation scene near the end. Director Oz Perkins had a unique strategy to ratchet up the […]

Producers of Rebel Wilson’s Directorial Debut File Defamation Suit as ‘Pitch Perfect’ Star Alleges Embezzlement and Misconduct (EXCLUSIVE)

12 July 2024 at 21:37
Three producers behind Rebel Wilson’s movie “The Deb” have sued her for defamation in California after the “Pitch Perfect” star accused them of embezzling funds and sabotaging her feature directorial debut. Variety has also exclusively obtained a letter of demand sent by Wilson to the producers in June, detailing previous allegations of financial impropriety and […]

Eminem Raps About Alec Baldwin and Halyna Hutchins Shooting on New Song Released During ‘Rust’ Trial

12 July 2024 at 21:26
Eminem’s new album “The Death of Slim Shady (Coup de Grâce)” was released on Friday and is full of lyrics about current events and celebrity culture, including multiple Diddy disses. But one other new song from the artist seems destined to cause controversy. Eminem raps about the tragic “Rust” shooting — in which Alec Baldwin fatally […]

Best Horror of July: ‘Longlegs,’ ‘Oddity,’ and New Projects From Stephen King, Mike Flanagan and More

11 July 2024 at 21:41
Welcome to Horror Explorer, a new curated column showcasing the month’s best movies, series, books and everything else spooky worth checking out. I’m William Earl, the editor of Variety.com and the publication’s resident horror enthusiast. Please drop me a line at wearl@variety.com if there’s something I should check out for next month’s missive. 

Scream Queen Maika Monroe Returns: The ‘Longlegs’ Star on Facing Off With Nicolas Cage and How She Leaves the Darkness on Set

10 July 2024 at 17:00
Maika Monroe is not a fan of the dark arts. Though one of indie horror’s most respected scream queens, she’s not of that genre: She laughs easily and talks animatedly with her hands, often starting sentences with the word “Yes!” “Going Method doesn’t work for me,” she says. “As soon as we’re done with the […]

‘Stream’ Trailer: Gory Slasher From ‘Terrifier’ Team Stars Horror Icons David Howard Thornton, Jeffrey Combs, Danielle Harris and Tony Todd (EXCLUSIVE)

10 July 2024 at 14:00
“Terrifier” fans rejoice: A new film from the series’ twisted creative team is headed to theaters next month. “Stream” reunites the producers, director and star of the “Terrifier” films for a new slasher, releasing on Aug. 21. Written, directed and produced by Michael Leavy, the film follows a family trying to survive after their hotel […]

I (Barely) Survived ‘Horizon’: How Kevin Costner’s Western Epic Fails Even His Most Diehard ‘Yellowstone’ Fans

3 July 2024 at 22:21
It’s been 550 days since a new episode of “Yellowstone” aired, which seems absurd for one of the most popular shows on television. But the behind-the-scenes drama since has been as fraught as the dynamics of the Dutton family, leading to the expulsion of the show’s star, Kevin Costner. His departure has been surrounded by […]

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