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Halloween 2017: 10 Easy Grown-Up Party Ideas for Your Spooky Shindig This October

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While kids may technically get to have all the fun this October, that doesn’t mean us adults have to miss out. One of my favorite things about Halloween are all the parties, which give me several chances throughout the season to try out a few new recipes to bring and share with friends. Below are a few ideas that I’ve tested out and really loved, as well as a bunch more that I’m looking forward to trying in the coming weeks.

Here’s a look at 10 easy recipes that should undoubtedly be a hit at your Halloween parties this month, and be sure to let us know which ones you try out and enjoyed in our comments section below!

Halloween Onion Ranch Cheese Ball

This recipe for a Halloween Onion Ranch Cheese Ball (recipe via Sandy Toes & Popsicles) is almost spot-on for a cheese ball recipe I use year-round,
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Casting Net: Gwyneth Paltrow eyeing foodie pic 'Blood, Bones, & Butter.' Plus: Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline

Casting Net: Gwyneth Paltrow eyeing foodie pic 'Blood, Bones, & Butter.' Plus: Amy Adams, Robin Williams, Kevin Kline
Gwyneth Paltrow is in talks to play chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton in the indie film Blood, Bones & Butter, based on Hamilton’s 2011 memoir chronicling her unconventional path to opening her own restaurant, Prune, in New York City. No writer or director are yet attached. [THR]

Amy Adams has joined director David O. Russell’s untitled true-life drama (previously titled American Bulls—) about a con man (Bradley Cooper) who teams up with the F.B.I. agent who busted him (Jeremy Renner) on one of the biggest sting operations in the nation’s history. Adams will play Maxine “Max” Gardner, the
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Brad Pitt “Moneyball” buzz and a “Goon” sale lead today’s Tiff 2011 news

By Sean O’Connell

Hollywoodnews.com: The Toronto International Film Festival heads into its back-half today, but that doesn’t mean the fest is slowing down. Not by any stretch.

Jennifer Garner’s ensemble comedy “Butter” has its Gala screening tonight (even though the Press & Industry screening was cancelled at the last minute). Jennifer Hudson (“Dreamgirls”) and Terrence Howard bring “Winnie” to Roy Thompson Hall Friday night. And studios continue to snatch up titles that they think will play with wider audiences.

Let’s run down a few recent news items coming out of Tiff as the festival chugs along:

- Debates are being formed in various Oscar-tracking circles about the viability of certain films that have screened at the festival and should jockey for position in the annual awards race. Brad Pitt is generating a significant amount of heat for his affable yet precise performance as Billy Beane in Bennett Miller’s “Moneyball,
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Win It: The Princess Bride Collection from Beauty Undercover

Go ahead, call us Kate-crazy! "Extra" is on a royal mission to uncover Kate Middleton's favorite things -- and give them all to you!

"Extra" is giving away one Princess Bride package to five lucky friends. It includes:

Ring and $200 gift certificate from The Bradford Exchange

Bric's Milano Tote + Holdall Travel Bag

Mon Mode Purse Hook

Eyelash Conditioner, Raven Mascara and New Perfect Primer from RevitaLash

Karin Herzog Oxygen Face Cream

$200 Hudson Jeans Gift Certificate
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Eleven

Prom

Opens: April 29th 2011

Cast: Aimee Teegarden, Thomas McDonell, Danielle Campbell, Yin Chang

Director: Joe Nussbaum

Summary: Portrays the precarious passage from high school to independence as some relationships unravel and others ignite. For Nova Prescott, it’s a battle of wills as she finds herself drawn to the guy who gets in the way of her perfect prom. Others face all the insecurity and anticipation that surrounds one of high school’s most seminal events.

Analysis: Disney's attempt at creating the next "High School Musical" franchise for itself, this teen romantic comedy is a batch of clique cliches - the beauty queen, the rebel with better hair than anyone else in the film, the handsome yet dumb foreign exchange student, the 'so above it' geek who really wants to belong, and at least one or two 'fugly' girls.

It's all very "The Breakfast Club" meets "10 Things I Hate About
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Ten

My Idiot Brother

Opens: 2011

Cast: Paul Rudd, Elizabeth Banks, Zooey Deschanel, Emily Mortimer, Steve Coogan

Director: Jesse Peretz

Summary: Ned is a well-meaning idealist just released from prison for dealing cannabis. In succession, he disrupts the lives and homes of his three sisters: a career-driven journalist about to get her big break; a bisexual hipster whose lies are disrupting her relationship; and a married mother who hasn't noticed that her marriage is falling apart.

Analysis: Scoring a good response over the weekend at the Sundance Film Festival, this broad light comedy with a sweet heart charmed the pants off The Weinstein Company to the tune of around $6 million for distribution rights. That covers most of its sub-$10 million budget, a number that it could potentially outgross by several factors if the good-natured tone hinted at in the reviews were correct. If anything, the few negatives tended to be because this
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Eight

Kaboom

Opens: 2011

Cast: Thomas Dekker, Haley Bennett, Juno Temple, Kelly Lynch, James Duval

Director: Gregg Araki

Summary: Smith's everyday life in the dorm - hanging out with his arty, sarcastic best friend Stella, hooking up with a beautiful free spirit named London, lusting for his gorgeous but dim surfer roommate Thor - all gets turned upside-down after one fateful, terrifying night.

Analysis: A year after "Thelma and Louise" came "The Living End", an independent film which had a similar premise but made the protagonists two gay HIV+ men. It was raw, intense and signalled the arrival of a new talent in the form of filmmaker Gregg Araki. In the subsequent two decades, he's delivered several trippy films involving young, good-looking omnisexual people having lots of graphic sex and dealing with some wacky cobbled together plot shenanigans.

The tone has ranged the light-hearted "Splendor" and "Nowhere" to the darker "Mysterious Skin
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Seven

I Am Number Four

Opens: February 18th 2011

Cast: Alex Pettyfer, Timothy Olyphant, Dianna Agron, Kevin Durand, Teresa Palmer

Director: D.J. Caruso

Summary: Nine infant aliens flee their home planet to hide out on Earth. The species that destroyed their planet however has followed them and sets out to hunt them down. As the infants grow into teenagers with special powers, three of them are killed. A fourth has fallen in love and now has something to stand up and fight for.

Analysis: In premise and look, this sounds like a big budget and more action-oriented reboot of late sci-fi teen drama "Roswell". Though based on a young adult novel series, it was another title in this category that was the impetus for this adaptation - Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series. Any novels with a focus on teen romance and an other worldly touch are presently being bought up right and
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King
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The Notable Films of 2011: Part Five

The Factory

Opens: 2011

Cast: John Cusack, Jennifer Carpenter, Ksenia Solo, Mae Whitman, Sonya Walger

Director: Morgan O'Neill

Summary: An obsessed cop is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, New York. When his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any pretension and professional restraint he might have to get the killer.

Analysis: Shot almost three years ago now, Dark Castle had originally planned to release this thriller back in late 2009. However for reasons unspecified, it has been sitting on a shelf for some time and keeps getting delayed. In cases like these, the most obvious reason is usually the correct one - it stinks (eg. "Case 39"). The company certainly has had its fair share of box-office duds lately including "Whiteout," "Ninja Assassin," "The Losers," "Orphan" and "Splice".

Yet Cusack generally has good taste in projects, his last venture into horror was the surprisingly effective Stephen King
See full article at Dark Horizons »

Weekend Movie News Wrap Up: April 12, 2009

This week:

Miley is smiley over the box office; Gyllenhaal joins Thompson and Fiennes in Nanny McPhee; Terrance Howard may not be in Iron Man 2 - but he will star with Method Man and Gooding Jr in George LucasRed Tails; Jennifer Garner likes Butter and we discover Burt Dickenson: The Most Powerful Magician on Planet Earth.

Box Office

Well if you thought that Fast and Furious’ $70+ million gross was impressive last week then you’ll be amazed that the Hannah Montana The Movie with Miley Cyrus banked $34 million over the weekend. That’s enough to mend Billy Ray’s Achy Breaky Heart.

Fast & Furious sped past the magic $100 million mark with a weekend total of $28 million. Down an okay 59% after its mega opening the Vin Diesel/ Paul Walker pic has now made off with $118 million.

Monster Vs. Aliens brought its total up to $144 million after making another $22 million.
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