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Forget the Super Bowl face-off between the Eagles vs. the Chiefs, the hottest weekend matchup is unfolding at the box office as several contenders — “Magic Mike’s Last Dance” and “Titanic” (yes, really) among them — compete for first place. The third “Magic Mike” chapter, this weekend’s only new nationwide…

President Biden jousted with House Republicans and challenged them to work with him on a bipartisan “unity” agenda in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night. The president pitched a handful of small-bore policy initiatives — like combating credit card fees and capping concert ticket surcharges — and…

CBS wants to cut back on late-night talk and play up the games in the wee hours of the morning. CBS is expected to replace its long-running “Late Late Show” after a 28-year run with a reboot of the Comedy Central game show “@midnight,” according to a person familiar with…

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APPOINTMENTS Fifth Season, the TV company previously known as Endeavor Content, has announced a raft of executive appointments that constitute a major expansion of its Europe-Middle East-Africa television distribution team. Jennifer Ebell has been promoted from senior VP of EMEA sales to executive VP of EMEA sales and acquisitions. Under…

Matthew McConaughey was a king of the romantic-comedy genre in the early 2000s, and it turns out it’s all thanks to a fortune teller. The Oscar winner already had one rom-com hit under his belt with 2001’s “The Wedding Planner” when the offer to star opposite Kate Hudson in “How…

Amazon disclosed that its spending across TV, film and music content jumped 28% in 2022 — thanks in large part to pricey deals for the NFL’s “” and fantasy epic series “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power.” The ecommerce company’s total expenses for video and music for…

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 new Marvel-inspired drone show has launched at Disneyland Paris. Titled “Avengers: Power The Night,” the night-time spectacle is set to take place above and on top of The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror at Walt Disney Studios just before closing each night from now through to October. Inspired by…

Courtney Valenti is in talks for a leadership film position at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, now under ownership of Amazon. The development comes after five months of speculation regarding MGM targeting Valenti, a seasoned production executive with decent talent relationships. Valenti exited her role as president of production and development for Warner Bros.…

If you see just one thriller this year in which a climactic car chase is followed by the director-star breaking character to deliver a five-minute sermon straight into the camera — followed by three more minutes of Mike Huckabee leading viewers in prayer to accept Jesus into their hearts, before…

The burning and very current topic of radicalization of Indian youth is the core subject of Harshad Nalawade’s “Follower.” The film has its world premiere at the International Film Festival Rotterdam’s Focus: The Shape of Things to Come? strand that asks if the institutional success of what used to be…