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‘Violent Night’ Review: David Harbour Stars in Your Basic, Everyday Heist Meets Bloody Action Santa Meets ‘Home Alone’ Christmas Thriller

The now-ancient joke about the kind of pitches that movie executives respond to (“It’s ‘Avengers 2’…meets ‘Glass Onion’!”) is really about what the audience responds to. We’re the…

Gothams Generate Oscars Momentum for Adam Sandler, Michelle Williams and Gina Prince-Bythewood

It’s easy to write off the Gotham Awards as an early bird ceremony that is decided by a jury of five industry people. It’s too small, too niche,…

Was ‘Glass Onion’ a Success? Peeling Back the Layers on Netflix’s Box Office Gambit

Ahead of Thanksgiving, cinema owners, increasingly dismayed by the lack of compelling movies to screen and painfully aware that this fall’s only blockbuster, “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” wouldn’t…

‘Easy Rider’ Reboot in the Works: Rights Holders to Update Dennis Hopper-Peter Fonda Classic (EXCLUSIVE)

A reimagining of the classic 1969 counterculture film “Easy Rider” is in early development, Variety has learned exclusively. A consortium of stakeholders and producers — including Maurice Fadida’s…

‘Top Gun: Maverick’ Returns to Theaters for Limited Re-Release

“Top Gun: Maverick” is flying back into theaters in time for the holidays. Paramount is re-releasing the blockbuster sequel on the big screen, including select premium large formats…

CMG’s Ventana Sur WIP Entry ‘Kayara’ on Hot Sales Streak (EXCLUSIVE)

Ventana Sur Animation! WIP title “Kayara” is on a hot sales streak, striking deals way in advance of its completion.  Three more pre-sales deals have been confirmed by…

Impacto Cine Secures Latin America on Cesc Gay’s Filmax-Sold ‘Stories Not To Be Told” (EXCLUSIVE)

Argentina’s Impacto Cine (“Lady Di”) has swooped on all Latin American sales rights to Cesc Gay’s comedy “Stories Not To Be Told” (“Historias Para No Contar”), propelling it…

Nadine Labaki, Ranbir Kapoor Set For Variety International Vanguard Honors at Red Sea International Film Festival

Lebanese writer-director and actor Nadine Labaki and Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor are set to be honored with Variety International Vanguard Awards at the upcoming second edition of Saudi…

Dwayne Johnson ‘fought for years’ to bring Henry Cavill back as Superman

Dwayne “the Rock” Johnson has revealed that he had to fight the studio about Henry Cavill’s Superman returning to the DC universe.

James McAvoy Says His ‘X-Men’ Movies ‘Didn’t Take Advantage‘ of Xavier and Magneto’s Relationship: ’My Biggest Criticism’

James McAvoy said in a new GQ UK profile that his “X-Men” movies did not take full advantage of the relationship between Charles Xavier and Magneto. The “Atonement”…

Metropolitan Opera, Fathom Events Extend Pact for ‘Live in HD’ Alternate Content Screening Series

Fathom Events and the Metropolitan Opera have renewed the “The Met: Live in HD” screening series, extending a cultural tradition that has delivered scores of performances from the…

Ventana Sur 2022: Surging Attendance, Netflix, Cannes Film Week, Buzz Titles, Rodrigo Sorogoyen, Tamae Garateguy

BUENOS AIRES —  Online in 2020, and sporting a boutique on-site edition in 2021, Ventana Sur, Latin America’s biggest film-TV market, is roaring back, attendance levels, especially from delegates…