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Brandon Davis, host of the Marvel fan podcast “Phase Zero,” called “Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania” the “weirdest, zaniest” movie to date from the comics studios.

AMC said the pricing plan, dubbed “Sightline,” has already been rolled out in some locations and, by the end of the year, will be in place at all domestic AMC theaters during showings after 4 p.m.

At your next visit to AMC Theatres, getting a prime seat may cost you a little extra. The country’s largest exhibition chain is rolling out Sightline at AMC, a ticket pricing initiative based on seat location within the auditorium. Similar to music concerts, sporting events or Broadway, moviegoers will have…

Note: This article is an expansion of Variety Intelligence Platform’s special report “The New Face of Content Piracy,” available exclusively to VIP+ subscribers. Tom Cruise may have ruled the box office in 2022, but Maverick was no match for the superheroes when it came to illicit film viewing last year.…

What will it take to get older crowds back to movie theaters? It’s a question that’s been worrying the industry since the early days of the pandemic. Apparently, the answer is simple: unite four Hollywood icons in a feel-good film with a runtime that doesn’t test the bladder of audiences.…

The Santa Barbara Intl. Film Festival celebrates movies and the people who make them.  One essential element of SBIFF is its focus on film education. With a carefully curated program, executive director Roger Durling says, “We’re educating your average filmgoer that comes to the festival.” Every event — from panels…

M. Night Shyamalan’s horror film “Knock at the Cabin” collected $14.2 million in its opening weekend, enough to top box office charts and dethrone “Avatar: The Way of Water” after spending seven weeks at No. 1. The creepy thriller, from Universal, just barely beat the weekend’s other new wide release, “80…

SPOILER ALERT: This contains spoilers for “Knock at the Cabin,” now playing in theaters. Dave Bautista is having one of the biggest years of his career. He’s coming off a clever part as Duke Cody in “Glass Onion,” wrapping up his run as hilarious brute Drax the Destroyer in Marvel’s “Guardians…

SPOILER ALERT: This contains major spoilers for “Knock at the Cabin,” now playing in theaters. Director M. Night Shyamalan’s latest tense, apocalyptic thriller, “Knock at the Cabin,” is adapted from author Paul Tremblay’s novel “The Cabin at the End of the World,” but the Universal film majorly diverges from the book…

The theatrical market across the Nordics recovered in 2022 without reaching pre-pandemic levels, driven predominantly by U.S. fare, such as “Top Gun: Maverick,” the biggest hit in Denmark, Finland and Sweden, “Minions: The Rise of Gru” No 1 in Iceland, and “Spider-Man: No Way Home” No 1 in Norway.  As…

As “Avatar: The Way of Water” continues to dominate the worldwide box office (it’s currently the fourth highest-grossing movie of all time with $2.13 billion), the future of James Cameron’s Na’vi franchise is coming into clearer focus. Cameron has already shot “Avatar 3” and parts of “Avatar 4,” and “The…

A strained and ponderous story with stratospheric delusions of grandeur.