Easter Eggs

SPOILER ALERT: This story contains major spoilers for the ending of “Missing,” currently playing in theaters. “Missing,” the latest release from Sony Pictures Entertainment, is told entirely through computer screens and smartphones. Storm Reid is June, a daughter using modern technology to track down her mom, played by Nia Long,…

Horror-comedy has held Indian audiences in thrall since the early 2000s, with more than 100 films in the genre being released. Amar Kaushik’s “Bhediya” (literally “wolf”), Bollywood’s first creature comedy, despite its punishing length, is a terrifically entertaining romp through the jungles of Northeastern India that delivers pro-environment and anti-racism…

(Caution: Mild spoilers for Netflix’s “Wednesday” ahead.) What is a Tim Burton project without Easter eggs? The new series “Wednesday is teeming with them, from callouts to the TV series, the movies, and all things Tim Burton. Production designer Mark Scruton has filled the Netflix show with fun references for those…

From the 1960s sitcom to the Barry Sonnenfeld films to MGM’s animated iterations, “The Addams Family” has been a ripe property for adaptation over the decades. But when preparing for “Wednesday,” Tim Burton’s live-action Netflix series that focuses on the family’s woeful teenage daughter, production designer Mark Scruton turned away…

Variety and TikTok joined forces to host the second-ever Variety x TikTok Culture Catalysts Dinner on Nov. 17. The in-person banquet was held at at KYU NYC in New York, and the evening’s panels focused on the popular short-form video platform being used for marketing efforts by film, television and…

Spoiler alert: This article discusses all plot points from the first 10 episodes of Season 4 of “Manifest.” The first 10 episodes of “Manifest’s” fourth season have now dropped on Netflix, after a labored birth in which the show was rescued by the streamer after NBC canceled it in May…

The backlash began following the premiere of her new video for the song “Anti-Hero,” which includes a scene of the lean pop star scrutinizing herself upon a scale.

Having not released a second of music or video imagery from “Midnights” prior to that album’s release four nights ago, Taylor Swift is making up for lost time. She’s released the second music video for a song from the album just days after the first, with “Bejeweled” hitting the Swift-isphere…

SPOILER ALERT: This story discusses several major plot elements throughout “Black Adam,” now playing in theaters. Dwayne Johnson has long promised that “the hierarchy of power in the DC Universe is about to change” with his movie “Black Adam.” Now that it’s finally released in theaters…will it change anything? The…

It’s “Folklore” no more; Miss Americana-leaner, we hardly knew ye. Solved in one simultaneous worldwide blast: the mystery of what Taylor Swift’s new album might actually sound like — a basic style question whose answer was held NDA-level-close for months, amid a trail of Easter eggs that substituted for anything…

Two years after The CW said goodbye to Sam and Dean Winchester (Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles) on “Supernatural,” the network has said hello to younger versions of their parents, John and Mary, for prequel series “The Winchesters.” Played by Drake Rodger and Meg Donnelly, this version of the “Supernatural”…

SPOILER ALERT: This story references a major reveal that is included in the end-credits scene for “Black Adam.” As often happens, footage from Dwayne Johnson’s “Black Adam” — specifically, the DC superhero movie’s end-credits scene with a very spolier-y reveal — has been leaked onto social media platforms. There’s a…