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‘Babysitter’ Review: Sexual Mores are Haphazardly Critiqued in a Forced French-Canadian Farce

The clumsy, drunken lunge and uninvited cheek-kiss that precipitates the action in wildly uneven French-Canadian comedy “Babysitter” is oddly appropriate for a film that can also feel like…

Britney Spears’ fiancé Sam Asghari reveals he auditioned for ‘And Just Like That’

He wasn’t so lucky to get a part in the “Sex and the City” reboot.

Halle Berry Praises Zendaya as Next Generation of Hollywood Talent: ‘She’s Brave, Authentic and Wildly Beautiful’

In Variety‘s Up Next, we asked four Oscar winners to pick the one person who represents the future of Hollywood. This year, Halle Berry fulfills a career dream…

Female Stunt Performers From ‘Hawkeye’ to ‘Kung Fu’ Talk Kicking Butt and Trouncing Stereotypes on TV

The increased focus on female butt-kickers on TV has been a positive step for feminism and in trouncing stereotypes. Series as vastly different in tone as AMC’s “The…

Slamdance Announces Film Lineup for 2022 Hybrid Festival

Slamdance has announced the full film lineup lineup for its 2022 edition, with a feature film competition that boasts 23 premieres, including 13 world premieres, six North American…

Data Is Driving Content and Business Decisions in Asian TV, Streaming and Sports

The rise of new OTT platforms in Southeast Asia has made content distribution and story development much more data driven, according to media executives at the Asian Television…

Halle Berry Signs Multi-Picture Netflix Film Deal as ‘Bruised’ Tops Global Charts

Halle Berry is staying in business with Netflix. Following the streaming release of her directorial debut “Bruised,” Berry has signed a multi-title deal with the service to produce…

‘Bruised’ review: Halle Berry is a knockout in a recycled fighter film

Despite the formulaic material, Berry hasn’t lost an ounce of that star quality that won her an Oscar for “Monster’s Ball.”

How MMA fighter Tom DeBlass survived childhood abuse, family addiction

MMA fighter Tom DeBlass opens up about being sexually abused at 7 and weathering his dad’s addiction in his new book

Can Halle Berry Be the First Woman to Direct Herself to an Acting Nomination for ‘Bruised’?

Halle Berry, the sole Black woman to win the best actress Oscar in 93 years, has unveiled her directorial debut film “Bruised” at the AFI Film Festival, showcasing…

‘Bruised’ Review: Halle Berry Pummels Her Way Through a Mountain of Clichés

Halle Berry fought to get “Bruised” made. The movie, a labor of love (if not necessarily of originality) about an ex-MMA fighter who goes from scrubbing toilets to…

UFC ring girls defend themselves against Khabib Nurmagomedov

UFC’s Octagon Girls strike back after being called “the most unnecessary people in martial arts” by retired fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov.