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MGM Studios has long been seen as an acquisition target in Hollywood, but a new investigation by Kim Masters suggests worldwide television chairman Mark Burnett is making any possible…

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In the new movie “Run,” now streaming on Hulu, Sarah Paulson plays Diane, a very dedicated mother who homeschools her daughter Chloe, a senior in high school.

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Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

Mark Burnett was supposed to bring hits to MGM. Instead he’s brought chaos

Mark Burnett is best known for reality TV hits like “Survivor,” “The Voice,” and “The Apprentice,” which gave Donald Trump a national audience.

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Critics review “The Christmas Chronicles 2,” about Santa Claus and a teenager who try to save Christmas from a troublemaker who aims to cancel the holiday forever; “Happiest Season,” a…

‘Christmas Chronicles 2’ dives into holiday mythology in a big way, says critic

Critics review “The Christmas Chronicles 2,” about Santa Claus and a teenager who try to save Christmas from a troublemaker who aims to cancel the holiday forever; “Happiest Season,” a…

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This week Elvis sits down with actor and director Alex Winter, whose new documentary “Zappa” chronicles the life and performance of avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa.

Alex Winter: ‘Zappa’

This week Elvis sits down with actor and director Alex Winter, whose new documentary “Zappa” chronicles the life and performance of avant-garde rocker Frank Zappa.

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“ Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller ” is a new documentary series coming to National Geographic next month. It gives viewers an inside look at how organized criminal rings work.

‘Trafficked’ looks at the underground economy of scammers, con artists and grifters

“ Trafficked with Mariana van Zeller ” is a new documentary series coming to National Geographic next month. It gives viewers an inside look at how organized criminal rings work.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Frank Zappa was the sardonic anti-hero of LA’s music scene in the 1960s. He was a relentless workaholic when rock stars were laid back.

New documentary explores Frank Zappa’s complexity as a father, musician and activist

Frank Zappa was the sardonic anti-hero of LA’s music scene in the 1960s. He was a relentless workaholic when rock stars were laid back.

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The WarnerMedia streaming service HBOMax needs a breakout hit, and coming Christmas Day, it’s hoping to have one.

Hollywood news banter: ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will go to theaters and streaming on the same day

The WarnerMedia streaming service HBOMax needs a breakout hit, and coming Christmas Day, it’s hoping to have one.

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When Jim Gianopulos left Fox in 2017 to take the top job at Paramount, he found a weakened studio that had been through a string of flops.

Paramount CEO Jim Gianopulos has faith that audiences will return to movie theaters

When Jim Gianopulos left Fox in 2017 to take the top job at Paramount, he found a weakened studio that had been through a string of flops.

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Critics review “Sound of Metal,” about a heavy-metal drummer who loses his hearing; “The Last Vermeer,” about a soldier who looks into a famous Dutch artist accused of conspiring with…

‘Sound of Metal’ enlists deaf community to tell story of hearing loss

Critics review “Sound of Metal,” about a heavy-metal drummer who loses his hearing; “The Last Vermeer,” about a soldier who looks into a famous Dutch artist accused of conspiring with…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Throughout the pandemic, movie studios have struggled to decide whether to move big films to streaming services or risk putting them in theaters.

‘Wonder Woman 1984’ will land in theaters and HBOMax on Christmas Day

Throughout the pandemic, movie studios have struggled to decide whether to move big films to streaming services or risk putting them in theaters.

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This week Elvis sits down with Misha Green, showrunner for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Green is also the creator of the series “Underground,” which was broadcast on WGN America.

Misha Green: ‘Lovecraft Country’

This week Elvis sits down with Misha Green, showrunner for HBO’s “Lovecraft Country.” Green is also the creator of the series “Underground,” which was broadcast on WGN America.

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Many of Donald Trump’s followers have begun to turn away from Fox News, which was sympathetic toward the outgoing president since he began peddling his “birther” conspiracy theory —…

Trump turns away from Fox News, Disney does well with shareholders despite loss

Many of Donald Trump’s followers have begun to turn away from Fox News, which was sympathetic toward the outgoing president since he began peddling his “birther” conspiracy theory —…

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Having started 2018 as an unknown Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg quickly built a global following based on her school strikes about governments’ inaction on climate change.

‘I Am Greta’ looks at the young woman behind the revival in climate change activism

Having started 2018 as an unknown Swedish teen, Greta Thunberg quickly built a global following based on her school strikes about governments’ inaction on climate change.

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The old Cole Porter lyric popped into my head as I was watching a new and quite wonderful comedy called "The Climb."

"Friendship, friendship, just a perfect blendship..."

The old Cole Porter lyric popped into my head as I was watching a new and quite wonderful comedy called "The Climb."

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The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

New film rediscovers cultural and spiritual pride in Native American foodways

The film “ Gather ” follows Native Americans on the frontlines of the growing movement to reconnect with spiritual and cultural identities devastated by genocide.

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Critics review “Freaky,” a horror/comedy about a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl; “Ammonite,” a romance drama about a paleontologist who sells common fossils to…

Gender politics make ‘Freaky’ cool and subversive, says critic

Critics review “Freaky,” a horror/comedy about a serial killer who swaps bodies with a teenage girl; “Ammonite,” a romance drama about a paleontologist who sells common fossils to…

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Fox News flourished under a Trump presidency, but trouble in paradise began on Election Night, when the network made an early call for Joe Biden to win Arizona.

As Trump attacks Fox News, more conservative networks get a ratings boost

Fox News flourished under a Trump presidency, but trouble in paradise began on Election Night, when the network made an early call for Joe Biden to win Arizona.

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A new documentary series called “Deaf U” follows a group of college students as they deal with dating, friendship, and finding their way in the world.

‘Deaf U’ shows the realities of college students who are hard of hearing

A new documentary series called “Deaf U” follows a group of college students as they deal with dating, friendship, and finding their way in the world.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with film critic and writer Glenn Kenny, whose new book “Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas” details the making of Martin Scorsese’s iconic…

Glenn Kenny: ‘Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas’

This week on The Treatment, Elvis sits down with film critic and writer Glenn Kenny, whose new book “Made Men: The Story of Goodfellas” details the making of Martin Scorsese’s iconic…

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