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Box Office: ‘The House With a Clock in Its Walls’ to Lead Quiet Weekend

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Timing really is everything.

That seems especially true for Universal Pictures’ “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” as a mid-teens launch looks to be enough to top the domestic box office. After “The Meg” and “Crazy Rich Asians” led a roaringly successful August, the rest of September looks muted with just a few wide releases on the horizon.

Universal and Amblin Entertainment’s “The House With a Clock in Its Walls” hopes to earn between $18 million and $20 million when it launches in 3,500 North American locations. Studio insiders are cautiously anticipating the lower part of that range, though some estimates show it could make over $25 million. Based on the 1973 children’s book by John Bellairs, the fantasy film follows 10-year-old Lewis (Owen Vaccaro), who goes to live with his uncle (Jack Black) in an old house that has a mysterious ticking heart. Cate Blanchett plays a witch who lives next door.
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Tiff 2018: ‘Beautiful Boy’ Review: Dir. Felix Van Groeningen (2018)

Beautiful Boy review: Hollywood hot property Timothée Hal Chalamet follows up his Oscar-nominated performance in Call Me By Your Name with perhaps a much superior, though challenging and indeed heart-breaking turn in this touching tale of drug addiction from Belgian director Felix Van Groeningen.

Beautiful Boy review [Tiff]

Drug addiction is a theme that has featured prominently at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival, which is where we caught Van Groeningen’s English-language debut, a heart-wrenching film about a father’s torment as witnessing his son’s downward spiral, succumbing to the effects of crystal meth and heroin in California. While Ben Is Back, another Tiff debuter about addiction and recovery – starring Lucas Hedges, just one of a short list of contemporaries who can match Chalamet’s talent – has similar themes, and was set over a 24 hour period, Beautiful Boy catalogues Nic Sheff’s journey over a number of years
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Deadpool’s Ryan Reynolds Pays Tribute To Burt Reynolds In His Own Special Way

Yesterday, we lost a true Hollywood iconic.

Burt Reynolds, star of Deliverance, Boogie Nights and Smokey and the Bandit, passed away at the age of 82, leaving behind a cinematic legacy that is practically unparalleled. He was the undisputed box office king during the late 1970s, starring in the likes of Starting Over and The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

That signature Burt Reynolds charm allowed him to become a household name, before scoring an Oscar nomination for his performance as porn director Jack Horner in the Paul Thomas Anderson classic, Boogie Nights. Reynolds ultimately lucked out to Robin Williams, who clinched the industry’s biggest accolade for his role in Good Will Hunting.

Nevertheless, he leaves behind a rich and diverse back catalog, and will be sorely missed by all – including Deadpool 2 star Ryan Reynolds, who took to Twitter to pay tribute for the legendary actor in his own special way,
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Mark Wahlberg Honors ‘Boogie Nights’ Co-Star Burt Reynolds With Touching Tribute: ‘Rest in Peace to a Legend’

Mark Wahlberg Honors ‘Boogie Nights’ Co-Star Burt Reynolds With Touching Tribute: ‘Rest in Peace to a Legend’
Hollywood is mourning the loss of Burt Reynolds following the news the legendary film and television actor passed away at age 82. One of the most touching tributes is from Mark Wahlberg, who famously co-starred opposite Reynolds in Paul Thomas Anderson’s porn industry drama “Boogie Nights.” The two actors worked very closely on the film, which was one of Wahlberg’s early breakout roles.

Wahlberg posted a tribute to Reynolds on his social media pages, accompanying a behind-the-scenes photo of the two on the “Boogie Nights” set with the caption: “Rest in peace to a legend and a friend.” Filmmakers Kevin Smith and Edgar Wright also posted tributes to Reynolds on social media.

Reynolds passed away on the morning of September 6 at Jupiter Medical in Florida, according to his manager Erik Kritzer. The actor’s role in “Boogie Nights” earned him his first and only Oscar nomination. He competed in
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Burt Reynolds dies, aged 82 by Amber Wilkinson - 2018-09-06 21:03:52

Burt Reynolds in Deliverance Photo: Warner Bros Seventies screen heartthrob Burt Reynolds has died at the age of 82.

The star - whose career included hits Smokey And The Bandit and its sequel, Deliverance, Boogie Nights and The Longest Yard, died in Florida, from a heart attack, according to Us outlets.

The Georgia-born star worked on Broadway before making his way to the big screen via smaller then bigger roles on TV, including Perry Mason and the Twilight Zone, before featuring in three series of Gun Smoke.

Most of his big-screen hits came in the Seventies, including the controversial Deliverance, as well as Semi-Tough and Hustle. It wasn't until 1998, however, that he would get an Oscar nod, nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role in Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights, losing out to Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting.

Arnold Schwarzenegger led the tributes on Twitter. He wrote: "Burt Reynolds was one of my.
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Barry Levinson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Rain Man,’ ‘Diner,’ ‘The Natural’

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Barry Levinson movies: 12 greatest films, ranked worst to best, include ‘Rain Man,’ ‘Diner,’ ‘The Natural’
Barry Levinson just received his 10th and 11th Emmy nominations for producing and directing the HBO drama “Paterno” which was the true story of how the Penn State football coach handled child abuse allegations against one of his employees. Levinson has picked up Emmy nominations for producing, writing and directing in the past, winning four times in his career.

Levinson began his career as a comedy writer on various variety shows in the 1970s ultimately landing a steady job writing for 72 episodes of “The Carol Burnett Show.” When that show ended he began writing screenplays and had a remarkably successful run co-writing two Mel Brooks movies — “Silent Movie” and “High Anxiety” — as well as two acclaimed dramas “Inside Moves” and “and Justice for All.” He would receive his first Oscar nomination for the screenplay of “And Justice for All.”

That success led Levinson to a feature film directing career. His semi-autobiographical film “Diner,
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Too Many Princess Bride Takes Were Ruined by Rob Reiner's Laughter

Too Many Princess Bride Takes Were Ruined by Rob Reiner's Laughter
The Princess Bride hit theaters in September 1987 and was a modest success at the box office. However, it has become a cult classic over the years, a family movie that keeps getting passed on. The comedic fantasy movie isn't just hilarious to audiences, according to a new interview with director Rob Reiner, who admits that Billy Crystal's ad-libbing on the set was too much for him to take. Reiner also revealed his favorite line from the very quotable film.

Billy Crystal is recognized as one of the best comedians to ever step foot on stage by many, including the late Robin Williams. Crystal and Williams were able to crack each other up with their intense ability to quickly ad-lib, which gave them both practice for their acts. When it came time to film The Princess Bride, Crystal was at the top of his game, which proved to be difficult
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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical Is Official + More NYC Theater News

On Broadway and beyond, a curtain can rise as quickly as it can fall; a star can be swapped as easily as Bernie Telsey can say, “That’s enough.” Theater is the beating heart of New York show business and, if you want to make it here, it’s crucial you’re up to date on incoming projects, latest castings, and other industry news. Don’t worry, Broadway baby, Backstage has your back. Every week, we’re rounding up the can’t-miss stories no thespian should live without, so you can focus on important matters like hitting your high F. Curtain up and light those lights! “Mrs. Doubtfire” is Broadway-bound.The new “Mrs. Doubtfire” musical is officially en route to Broadway and has assembled an A-list creative team to prove it. Directing the adaptation—based on the Robin Williams-starring film—will be four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, while
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Mrs. Doubtfire Is Back And Is Going To Be Singing And Dancing Across The Broadway Stage

Hellooooooo! It looks like Mrs. Doubtfire — the nanny who's really a manny (played by Robin Williams) desperate to be close to his kids after he and his wife break up — is back. Or will be. And he/she/they are headed for the Broadway stage in a musical adaptation of the 1993 film. Somehow, we're not surprised. After all, why should Mean Girls, Aladdin, The Lion King, Pretty Woman, Frozen, and the forthcoming King Kong have all the fun on stage? Directing is Jerry Zacks, whose Broadway credits include A Bronx Tale, Sister Act, and the recent revival of Hello, Dolly! The script for the show will be written by John O'Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, the latter of which will take on music and lyrics with Wayne Kirkpatrick. Fox Stage Productions' McCollum and Bob Cohen issued a statement on the show, commenting, "Mrs. Doubtfire is such a beloved story, both laugh-out loud hilarious and extremely moving.
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The ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical is Ready for Its Close-Up

The ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical is Ready for Its Close-Up
Say “hellooooo” to your new favorite musical. The Great White Way has got its hands on yet another adaptation of a beloved cinema classic, bringing to Broadway a Mrs. Doubtfire musical. The 1993 comedy originally starring Robin Williams as a struggling actor who disguises himself as his children’s nanny is the next movie adaptation to be brought to […]

The post The ‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical is Ready for Its Close-Up appeared first on /Film.
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‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical Sets Jerry Zaks As Director, ‘Something’s Rotten!’ Duo For Book

‘Mrs. Doubtfire’ Broadway Musical Sets Jerry Zaks As Director, ‘Something’s Rotten!’ Duo For Book
Fox Stage Productions and producer Kevin McCollum have announced the creative team for Mrs. Doubtfire, which is headed by director Jerry Zaks, a four-time Tony Award winner.

John O’Farrell and Karey Kirkpatrick, Tony nominees for their work on Something Rotten!, will write the book and Karey and Wayne Kirkpatrick will handle music and lyrics.

Additional creative team members, including the cast, will be announced “at a later date,” a press release said. A production schedule has also not been finalized.

The show has been in the early stages and in recent years some of the principals indicated it could have been on the verge of falling apart. But progress has also been made since then, and Broadway has seen a series of film adaptations reach the boards as backers seek pre-sold properties. A Band’s Visit, based on an Israeli film, won Best Musical at the Tony Awards in June.
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Today in Movie Culture: 'Venom' Meets 'Flubber,' Imagining Oscar Isaac as Batman and More

Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture: Mashup of the Day: Nerdist presents a green symbiote in this mashup trailer mixing up Venom and the Robin Williams Flubber remake: Rumor of the Day: There's talk going around that Oscar Isaac might be in The Batman, so BossLogic shows us what he'd look like as Bruce Wayne and the Dark Knight: #oscarisaac rumour mill as #batman ?? — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) August 27, 2018 Remade Trailer of the Day: re-created the trailer for Aquaman in the style of an old-school video game: Director Commentary of the Day: For IMDb, Idris Elba narrates the new trailer for his...
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Venom Mashup Trailer Turns the Symbiote Into Flubber

Sony's Venom trailer has seen some pretty funny fan edits over the past few months, but the latest mashup with 1997's Flubber is taking things to a whole new level of hilarity. Robin Williams and Tom Hardy merge the symbiote with Flubber, taking the drama and terror out and replacing it with fun. However, it certainly makes Flubber look like a dark and sinister movie in comparison. There's a lot going on in this new mashup and it truly needs to be seen to be fully appreciated.

Separate from each other, Robin Williams and Tom Hardy play characters who discover a brand-new mischievous substance that seems to have a mind of its own, which leads to some pretty funny encounters in this Venom and Flubber remake. Hardy's Eddie Brock getting taken over by Flubber is certainly a lot more tame that the symbiote, though it already looks like the
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Assassin, Agent and Art Thief: Pierce Brosnan’s vast filmography

Cameron Frew looks back over the career of Pierce Brosnan

“So when you’re near me, darling can’t you hear me, S.O.S.” If you were to ask any movie fan in the 90s if they thought they’d hear Pierce Brosnan, aka James Bond utter those iconic Abba words on film, they’d probably laugh in your face. But over 20 years later, the versatile Irishman is famed for more than having a licence to kill. In the past three years he’s ferried Owen Wilson out of a coup-ridden foreign country, went up against none other than Jackie Chan in Netflix’s The Foreigner, and is due returning to the small screen for a second season of oil-driven, acclaimed western The Son. He may never quite escape the Bond facade – but Brosnan is always a worthwhile performer. Saying that, look deeper into his filmography and there is
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20 Behind-The-Scenes Facts About The Making Of Mrs. Doubtfire

Few movies have the same level of zany humor, genuine heart, and profound emotion that the 1993 classic Mrs. Doubtfire does.

Now approaching its 25th anniversary, the film has long been revered as one of Robin Williams' best performances, both for his hilarious turn as the truly one of a kind nanny Euphegenia Doubtfire and for his work as the downtrodden and affable Daniel Hillard.

Mrs. Doubtfire finds Williams' newly divorced father struggling to stay close to his children and doing whatever it takes to ensure that he can see them each and every day - even if it means dressing as an elderly Scottish woman.

The movie offers a showcase of Williams' voice acting and impressions, with countless references and jokes having been added in during production all by Williams himself.

Mrs. Doubtfire also starred well known names in the industry, such as Sally Field and Pierce Brosnan, and
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Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow Share a Striking Resemblance in a #Tbt Photo

Julia Roberts and Gwyneth Paltrow Share a Striking Resemblance in a #Tbt Photo
Julia Roberts shared a stunning #Tbt photo Thursday that caused fans to look twice.

Roberts, 50, shared the photo on Instagram in which she and Gwyneth Paltrow looked like they could pass as sisters.

The actresses bore a striking resemblance to each other as they both wore black sweaters and with their blonde hair pulled back in half-ponytails.

“??Gwyneth?? #Tbt,” Roberts wrote in the caption.

The two appeared in the 1991 classic Hook with Roberts playing Tinkerbell and Paltrow as a young Wendy Darling opposite Robin Williams as Peter Pan.

??Gwyneth?? #Tbt

A post shared by Julia Roberts (@juliaroberts) on Aug 23, 2018 at
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‘Impact Wrestling’ Review (August 23rd 2018)

Welcome to this week’s Impact Wrestling review, right here on Nerdly. I’m Nathan Favel and we have a big main event before the ReDefined event, which is next week. Let’s get to the action!

Match #1: Matt Sydal beat Zachary Wentz

This was a quick spurt of a match that was all about feeding a good wrestler to Sydal, who has built some momentum as a bizarre zen character, as of late. I always worry about wasting a talented fighter like Sydal in short matches like this, but since I never raised the money to buy Tna/Impact, I would suppose that it’s not my problem. I always wonder what decisions I would have made had I actually gotten the funding to make an offer to Dixie Carter. There’s a big chance that I would have been harshly rejected, but had I been able to get the company,
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Zelda Williams Lists Mediterranean Villa Above L.A.’s Bronson Canyon (Exclusive)

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Zelda Williams Lists Mediterranean Villa Above L.A.’s Bronson Canyon (Exclusive)
Entertainment industry scion Zelda Williams, actor daughter of late, great and audaciously zany comedian and actor Robin Williams, listed an extensively restored and updated 1928 Mediterranean villa just above L.A.’s Bronson Canyon for $3.2 million. The 29-year-old avid gamer, who wrote, produced, directed and performed one of the episodes of the upcoming anthology horror series “Dark/Web,” hopes to just about double her money on the picturesque hillside property she picked up in 2011 for $1.876 million. Graced with period details and brimming with modern conveniences, the approximately 3,400-square-foot residence is approached by a long driveway shared with one other neighboring home and the three-story, white stucco and terra-cotta tile roofed residence, with five bedrooms and four bathrooms plus a studio-style attached guesthouse, has vivid turquoise trim work around the windows and a whimsical black and white awning over the front door.

Refinished, narrow gauge original hardwoods flow from an ample foyer into a handsomely proportioned,
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Will Oscar finally say ‘I do’ to Glenn Close in ‘The Wife’?

Will Oscar finally say ‘I do’ to Glenn Close in ‘The Wife’?
There are many sins committed every minute of the day. But when it comes to Oscar oversights, there is one that might be rectified soon. Thanks to just-opened “The Wife”, Glenn Close could finally get a little gold man to call her own after six previous tries. She is currently tied with the late Deborah Kerr and Thelma Ritter as the actress with the most nominations without a win.

Close plays the indulgent wife of a renowned author (Jonathan Pryce), a self-absorbed lothario who wins the Nobel Prize for literature. As they journey to Stockholm for the awards ceremony, their relationship is strained as a long-unspoken secret can no longer be denied. Does Close’s much-raved-about performance in “The Wife,” which grossed a stellar $111,137 at the box office in just four theaters, have the same emotional weight as the sight of her weepily mourning her ex- lover while slumped naked
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If there are Oscars for superhero films, how about these unsung heroes? [Poll]

If there are Oscars for superhero films, how about these unsung heroes? [Poll]
Somehow, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences decided that a huge box-office wasn’t reward enough for blockbusters and created a Best Popular Film category, presumably to draw higher ratings and attract a younger demo to their telecast. Since the members seem to be in the mood to accept change, why stop there? Let’s add four more categories that will honor those behind-the-scenes talents who rarely get their due.

Here are my suggestions.

SEETom O’Neil on Oscars shame: Omg, who wants to win Best Unpopular Picture?

1. Best Motion-Capture Performance

Ever since Andy Serkis assumed the identity of that nasty ring-coveting gremlin known as Gollum in “The Lord of the Rings” trilogy, there’s been a push to recognize those who put dots all over their bodies so digital cameras can capture their movements while never being seen on the screen. Serkis is considered the master of the art,
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