Variety’s annual salary report revealed the biggest moneymakers in Hollywood for film and television. Did Brad Pitt, Kevin Costner, Tom Cruise or others join the $100 million dollar club?

Jordan Peele’s horror film “Nope” opens in theaters this weekend, and is expected to bring in an impressive box office haul. However, it may be his most polarizing work yet, despite getting comparisons to John Carpenter and Alfred Hitchcock.

San Diego Comic-Con has returned after two years and is underway, with the fandom buzzing about “The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power” and “Dungeons & Dragons.” Also, what should we expect from the next iteration of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, DC Comics and other superhero movies? Will we see the first looks at “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” and “Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3”?

In tragic news, a crew member of NBC’s “Law & Order” was shot and killed in New York during the early hours this week. What does this mean for the future of productions shooting in the Big Apple? Will there be more hesitation?

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