Did Netflix make the right move with Glass Onion?

By any metric, Netflix’s Knives Out sequel, Glass Onion, did fantastic at the box office this past week.

Jacob Cohen • November 30, 2022

Why even QVC has a holiday rom-com

Holiday rom-coms are cheap to make and generate big ad revenue dollars.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 22, 2022

The future of Miss Universe

Transgender activist and business tycoon Anne Jakapong Jakrajutatip bought the Miss Universe Organization for $20m.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • November 2, 2022

Secret Cinema’s wild, immersive screenings

Secret Cinema, known for its immersive film and TV screenings, was acquired for $100m+.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • September 27, 2022

Publishers and Hollywood are a perfect match

Publishers need revenue, and Hollywood needs better stories.

Rob Litterst • September 21, 2022

The Little Mermaid’s whirlwind week

An engineer did what now?

Jacob Cohen • September 16, 2022

Bezos’ $715m gamble on The Lord of the Rings

Why this bet is personal.

Jacob Cohen • September 1, 2022

The next mafia TV show is about… PayPal?

We’ve seen shows about WeWork, Uber, and Theranos. Is the “PayPal Mafia” next?

Jacob Cohen • August 31, 2022

YouTube = future podcast champ?

YouTube’s new podcast homepage is live in the US. Will it become the top podcast platform?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 26, 2022

Will MoviePass’ return help struggling theaters?

MoviePass is coming back. Can its OG founder make it work this time around?

Juliet Bennett Rylah • August 23, 2022

Sylvester Stallone picks the ultimate fight

Can he pry the rights to “Rocky” away from a former Hollywood mogul?

Mark Dent • August 5, 2022

Superyacht sales are booming

The pandemic and skyrocketing wealth are pushing superyacht sales to an all-time high.

Rob Litterst • July 25, 2022

Movies are back with a vengeance

The popcorn is a-poppin’

Jacob Cohen • July 12, 2022

How teens are changing the movies forever

With a meme, teens have made Minions relevant for an unexpected demographic: themselves.

Jacob Cohen • July 6, 2022

The rise of the ‘kidult’

Toy and game businesses are getting a boost from nostalgic adults revisiting their youth.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • July 5, 2022

The bizarre return of a stolen $160m painting

Did two ordinary school teachers steal a famous painting and hang it in their bedroom for 32 years? Maybe.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 9, 2022

A high-tech arcade enters the hospitality biz

Two Bit Circus will open a second gaming park in Dallas and convert two hotels into immersive destinations.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • June 7, 2022

Gaming can be good for you

A recent review of over ten years of gaming studies found that gaming in moderation has some positive side effects.

Mia Sullivan • May 23, 2022

Digits: Coldplay tickets, hump day, and more

Plus: Redbox, 129.2k bitcoins, and $120 diapers.

Rob Litterst • May 16, 2022

Why 2022 could be a massive year for art

The sale of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe kicked off what could be a massive year for art.

Rob Litterst • May 12, 2022

Russia’s war in Ukraine is causing ripples in the world of online chess

A government ban has made it harder for Russian players to play on Chess.com.

Rob Litterst • May 6, 2022

Three months later, what’s up with ‘Wordle’?

Are people still playing “Wordle” or did it pull an “HQ”?

Jacob Cohen • May 5, 2022

Movie product placements are big money

Nike had $94m worth of airtime, just from Space Jam.

Jacob Cohen • April 21, 2022

The craziest art project in internet history

What happens when 10m+ people paint on the same page at the same time?

Jacob Cohen • April 11, 2022

These locations are ready for their close-ups

Location booking platform Giggster crunched some numbers to find the most popular filming locations in the world.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 8, 2022

VR comedy is growing with the metaverse

Oddball metaverse interactions are becoming a source of laughter for many.

Jacob Cohen • April 7, 2022

How fantasy novels blew away Kickstarter’s record

Author Brandon Sanderson doubled Kickstarter’s previous record for most-funded project with a good campaign and a passionate fan base.

Juliet Bennett Rylah • April 6, 2022

Webtoons are taking over the world. Is the US next?

The digital comic format may be South Korea’s next big hit in the US.

Rob Litterst • March 30, 2022

Why the Oscars needed drama this year

To put it bluntly, fewer and fewer people have a reason to watch the Hollywood ordeal.

Jacob Cohen • March 29, 2022

Digits: T. rex money, new cars, Mars, and more

Plus: Music royalties and sky-high art prices.

Jacob Cohen • March 28, 2022

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