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It doesn’t take a Mathlete to know a “Mean Girls” remake adds up for Hollywood

Jan 12, 2024
The latest iteration is a musical movie, and a chance to make money by presenting old material to a new audience.
More "Mean Girls": Bebe Wood, left, Avantika and Reneé Rapp star in the new musical movie.
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Box office mystery: Barbenheimer boomed, while "The Marvels" flopped.

Dec 18, 2023
When going to the movies feels like a special event, fans show up, says author Joanna Robinson.
Moviegoers are looking for an experience beyond sitting quietly in a dark theater, says author Joanna Robinson.
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What the end of the actors strike means for movie theaters

Nov 10, 2023
Studios are scrambling to resume movie production, raising the question of whether the supply of movies to theaters can ramp up quickly enough.
Timothée Chalamet and Zendaya, stars of "Dune: Part Two," at a convention in April. The "Dune" sequel's release was delayed to next year due to the actors strike.
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Will the Hollywood strikes affect Hallmark and Lifetime Christmas movies? 

Sep 21, 2023
Christmas is still on schedule for Hallmark and Lifetime but it might look a little different as more filming moves outside the U.S.
Christmas is still on track for TV networks that have movies dedicated to the holiay.
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Where did all the G-rated blockbusters go?

A look at why PG is the new G for family movies in theaters this year.
Even this year's sequel to the "Trolls" movie didn't pass the G-rated test.
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Will franchise films like "John Wick" get people back in theaters?

Mar 24, 2023
At least three big franchise sequels have come out this month, which could get the public back in the movie-going habit.
March franchise film releases like "John Wick: Chapter 4," starring Keanu Reeves, may help draw people back to theaters.
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For Tubi chief, streaming’s future is serving fragmented audiences

Feb 28, 2023
Since Fox bought the ad-supported streaming service in 2020, growth has been like a "rocket ship," says Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi.
"We have audiences that love Black cinema, some love horror movies, some want to watch anime," says Tubi CEO Farhad Massoudi, seen in 2019. "And I think that's the way of the future."
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Why "eat the rich" storylines are taking over TV and movies

Feb 15, 2023
Society's evolving views of the wealthy have brought dark humor to pop culture.
Jennifer Coolidge, seen here at "The White Lotus" season 2 premiere, became a fan favorite for her performance in the "eat-the-rich" series.
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"Avatar" sequel: rebooting the Hollywood-China romance?

Dec 16, 2022
"The Way of Water" debuted in China and the U.S. on Friday amid tense relations between the countries. A simultaneous theatrical release is a big deal.
A marketing poster for "Avatar: The Way of Water" in Shanghai. The movie was released simultaneously in the U.S. and China despite the chilly relations between the two countries.
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