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'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace

'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace
As of yesterday, October is pacing a massive +42.3% ahead of October 2017. In fact, October 2018 is narrowly outpacing October 2014, the largest October on record, and this weekend should help increase that lead. Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween is poised to deliver what will now be the second largest October opening ever behind Venom, which broke the record only a couple weeks ago. The weekend also sees the nationwide expansion of Fox's The Hate U Give, which is expected to deliver in the mid-to-high single digit millions, but could break out a bit higher after a strong showing in limited release. October 2018 is going big when it comes to new releases and after this weekend the month will feature three of the top ten October releases of all-time after Venom's chart-topping, $80.2 million debut and A Star is Born's $42.9 million opening on the same weekend. Added to the list will be this
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Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations

Ethan Hawke’s ‘First Reformed’ Leads Gotham Awards Nominations
First Reformed,” a drama about a priest who questions his faith played by Ethan Hawke, scored the most nominations for the 2018 Gotham Awards, the annual ceremony in New York honoring independent film.

The movie, written and directed by Paul Schrader, landed in three categories: best feature, best actor (for Hawke) and best screenplay.

The Favourite,” Fox Searchlight’s comedy set in the 18th century court of Queen Anne, picked up two nominations for best feature and best screenplay. It will also be awarded a special jury prize for its cast of Olivia Colman (considered an Oscars favorite for playing the monarch), Emma Stone, and Rachel Weisz.

The Gotham Awards, presented by the Independent Film Project, are decided by small committees of journalists and film critics. Nevertheless, on the mad dash to the Oscars, the ceremony has become the Iowa caucus of awards season because of its early date. Last year,
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Molly Ringwald, Brian d’Arcy James Drama ‘All These Small Moments’ Acquired by Orion Classics

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Molly Ringwald, Brian d’Arcy James Drama ‘All These Small Moments’ Acquired by Orion Classics
Orion Classics has acquired the North American and Latin American rights to Melissa Miller Costanzo’s drama “All These Small Moments,” the distributor announced Thursday.

The drama stars Molly Ringwald, Brian d’Arcy James, Brendan Meyer, Sam McCarthy, Harley Quinn Smith and Jemima Kirke. “All These Small Moments” is Miller Costanzo’s directorial debut, and she also wrote the screenplay for the film, which premiered at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Orion Classics will release “All These Small Moments” on January 17 and on VOD and Digital HD on January 18.

In the film, a teenage boy’s infatuation with a woman he sees on the bus further complicates his teenage years.

“As a stalwart supporter of some of the most memorable films in our collective lexicon, and a champion for thought provoking, character driven films,
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‘Unlovable’ Trailer: Melissa Leo Attempts To Help A Young Woman Deal With Addiction

“You have to save yourself, I can’t do this for you,” Melissa Leo says to Charlene deGuzman in the new trailer for the upcoming film “Unlovable.”Why? Because in the new film, Joy (deGuzman) is a sex addict and has asked Maddie (Leo) to be her sponsor and things aren’t as easy as either of them had hoped.

“Unlovable” follows Joy through her friendships with Maddie and Jim (John Hawkes) who appear to be estranged siblings.

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Watch: Tom Holland Reveals New Spider-Man Suit from Sequel ‘Far From Home’

Tom Holland has dropped yet another McU spoiler, but this time he’s got the approval of the higher ups. The notoriously loose-lipped performer swung by Disney-owned ABC's Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night for a brief bit in which Kimmel regular Guillermo stole Spider-Man’s mask, and Holland showed up to retrieve it. But Holland didn’t appear in plain clothes. Instead, he came in his full, new Spidey suit, which is a bit different from the one we saw in both Captain America: Civil War and Spider-Man: Homecoming. Indeed, with each new Spider-Man
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‘The Clovehitch Killer’ Trailer: Dylan McDermott May Be a Serial Killer Dad

‘The Clovehitch Killer’ Trailer: Dylan McDermott May Be a Serial Killer Dad
Dylan McDermott may be a serial killer. Or he may just be a really creepy dad. The upcoming thriller The Clovehitch Killer follows a teenager (Charlie Plummer) who begins to suspect that his church-going father may actually be a bloodthirsty serial killer responsible for the deaths of at least 10 women. Watch The Clovehitch Killer trailer below. The […]

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Is ‘Green Book’ The Not-So Secret Best Picture Sleeper? [Contender Countdown]

We’ve made it halfway through October and, thankfully, awards season has so far avoided any major scandals. That’s not something you could say at this point in the season over the past two years. Instead, we’re back to the old school Oscar scuttlebutt where a movie is anointed the Best Picture frontrunner, the (social) media get bored and everyone immediately tries to tear it down because, hey, why not?

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‘Outlander’ Season 4 Review: Claire and Jamie Forge a Life on the American Frontier

As if you could have possibly forgotten how Season 3 of Outlander ended (with Sam Heughan’s Highlander Jamie Fraser and Caitriona Balfe’s time-traveling doctor Claire Randall Fraser washed up on Georgia shore), a new twist on the Season 4 theme song heralds the show’s location change. And with that change comes a major overall shift for the series. With twangy, Appalachian roots, the reworked Outlander theme introduces Claire and Jamie to America the Beautiful — and very quickly the not-so-beautiful — as the two and their makeshift family begin to explore what will become the United …
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Nuclear Bomb Movie in Development With ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Producer

Nuclear Bomb Movie in Development With ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Producer
Oscar-nominated “Hacksaw Ridge” producer David Permut has acquired the motion picture rights to Joel Dobson’s nuclear bomb thriller “The Goldsboro Broken Arrow.”

Dobson’s book follows the formerly classified events that took place in 1961 when four pilots ejected out of a B-52 aircraft carrying two thermonuclear bombs at 9,000 feet after the plane was struck multiple times by lightning and lost a wing. One pilot died, three others survived, and the two nuclear bombs fell at a velocity of 700 mph and crashed into Goldsboro, N.C.

The condition of the fail-safe mechanism on the bombs was unknown, and there was no guarantee that they could be deactivated. The destructive power of each bomb was large enough to create a 100% kill zone within a radius of eight miles. Twenty-two-year-old Lt. Jack ReVelle, a bomb disposal expert, was charged with the dangerous mission of deactivating the bombs.

Information about the event was
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Movie Talk: ‘Guardians of the Galaxy 3′ Working Title Is Hot Christmas

On today's episode of Collider Movie Talk, Mark Ellis, John Rocha, and Haleigh Foutch discuss the following: Production Weekly has published the working title for Guardians of the Galaxy 3 and it's Hot Christmas. THR reports that John Krasinski is returning to write a sequel to A Quiet Place. Deadline is reporting that Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret is getting a feature film adaptation from Kelly Fremon Craig and James L. Brooks. New Line Cinema has released the first The Curse of La Llorona trailer. The film comes from producer James Wan
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Votd: How ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Should Have Ended

Votd: How ‘Ant-Man and the Wasp’ Should Have Ended
The ending of Ant-Man and the Wasp was actually one of the most exciting parts of the Marvel Studios sequel. And by the ending, we mean the credits scene that actually tied into the more pressing matters of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. However, the folks at How It Should Have Ended make a good point […]

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Gotham Awards Nominations Won’t Predict the Oscars (And They Shouldn’t) — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast

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Gotham Awards Nominations Won’t Predict the Oscars (And They Shouldn’t) — IndieWire’s Movie Podcast
The Gotham Awards always land at a key moment in Oscar season — they’re the first major nominations of award season, and provide an overview of the year in cinema with many months of campaigning left to go. However, the Gothams often celebrate movies that don’t come anywhere near Oscar season conversation, and this year’s nominees are no exception. While “The Favourite” and “First Reformed” may have Oscar potential in the weeks ahead, movies like “Madeleine’s Madeleine” and “The Rider” don’t have the same momentum — but at the Gothams, they’re nominated for Best Feature.

In this week’s episode of Screen Talk, Eric Kohn and Anne Thompson talk through some of the more intriguing outcomes of this year’s nominees, while acknowledging that Kohn served on the nominating committee for a handful of categories. They also check in on “Roma,” and the way it’s
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The Hate U Give's Amandla Stenberg: ‘Our generation is upending Hollywood’

Stenberg is the star of a new adaptation of the Ya novel phenomenon. The actor, and the film’s director, discuss taking the Black Lives Matter movement to the box office

Any resemblance between The Hate U Give and your average teen movie evaporates about 20 minutes in, when 16-year-old Starr Carter, played by Amandla Stenberg, witnesses a police officer shoot dead her friend Khalil at point-blank range. By this stage, Starr’s father has already given her The Talk, the time-honoured ritual where African-American parents instruct their children how to behave if stopped by the police: be polite, stay calm, put your hands where they can see them. When their car is pulled over, Starr follows the drill. Khalil reaches for a hairbrush. The police officer thinks it’s a gun. That’s all it takes.

The Hate U Give is fictional, but barely. To see the stricken expression on
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Tallinn Black Nights 2018 line-up includes Rajat Kapoor film despite harassment allegations

11 titles added to competition strand.

Estonia’s Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Nov 11- 27) has announced the complete line-up for its competition strand, adding eleven titles to the previously announced eight.

Films having their world premiere at Tallinn include the Greek-French-Latvian co-production Still River by director Angelos Frantzis; Sunburn, a Portuguese production by director Vicente Alves do Ó, which was presented at the Locarno Iff’s First Look showcase this summer; and Indian-born filmmaker Partho Sen-Gupta’s third film Slam. His last films Let The Wind Blow and Sunrise have screened at the Berlinale, the Busan Iff, Tribeca and London.
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Nora-Jane Noone, Nika McGuigan to star in 'Wildfire' (exclusive)

Nora-Jane Noone, Nika McGuigan to star in 'Wildfire' (exclusive)
Great Point boards sales on Ireland and Northern Ireland-set project.

Nora-Jane Noone and Nika McGuigan will lead the cast of Wildfire, the debut feature of Irish filmmaker Cathy Brady.

The project is being produced by Tempesta FilmsCarlo Cresto-Dina, Cowboy Films’ Charles Steel and Samson Films’ David Collins.

The film follows two sisters who grew up on the fractious Irish border. When one of them, who has been missing, finally returns home, the intense bond with her sister is reignited. Together they unearth their mother’s past but uncovered secrets and resentments which have been buried deep threaten to overwhelm them.
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First look at Shola Amoo's 'The Last Tree' (exclusive)

Lee Thomas, Myf Hopkins producing UK feature.

Filming has wrapped on The Last Tree, the second feature of writer-director Shola Amoo (A Moving Image).

Screen can unveil a first look at the project, which stars predominately young, black British actors including Sam Adewunmi, Gbemisola Ikumelo and Tai Golding. Denise Black, Nicholas Pinnock round off the principal cast.

The film follows the story of Femi, a British boy of Nigerian heritage who, after a happy childhood in rural Lincolnshire, moves to inner London to live with his mum. Struggling with the unfamiliar culture and values of his new environment, teenage Femi
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'Rescue yourself!': Keira Knightley on why her daughter can't watch Cinderella

Knightley has ‘banned’ the Disney princess film, while Kristen Bell uses Snow White to teach her children about lack of consent

Actors Keira Knightley and Kristen Bell have both commented on their unease about using Disney princesses as role models for their children.

Speaking on the Ellen Show, Knightley said her daughter (who was born in 2015) was “banned” from watching Cinderella, which Disney produced as a cartoon in 1950 and a live-action film in 2015. “[Cinderella] waits around for a rich guy to rescue her. Don’t. Rescue yourself! Obviously.”
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TV Bits: ‘Transparent’, ‘Rick and Morty’, ‘Riverdale’, ‘Happy!’, ‘The Witcher’, and More

In this edition of TV Bits: Netflix’s The Witcher has cast a batch of new actors to join star Henry Cavill Jim Carrey‘s Showtime series Kidding has been picked up for season 2 Transparent is getting a musical episode in season 5 Rick and Morty‘s soundtrack is tearing up the charts Learn about The Jim […]

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The Morning Watch: Guillermo Meets Spider-Man, Retro ‘Halloween’ Trailer & More

The Morning Watch: Guillermo Meets Spider-Man, Retro ‘Halloween’ Trailer & More
The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, Tom Holland pops up on Jimmy Kimmel Live […]

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Peter Dinklage Has Nothing in Common with Hervé Villechaize – The ‘Fantasy Island’ Star Was His Greatest Acting Challenge

Peter Dinklage Has Nothing in Common with Hervé Villechaize – The ‘Fantasy Island’ Star Was His Greatest Acting Challenge
Game of Thrones” aside, Peter Dinklage is not one for epics — in his last two films, he largely starred opposite only one other person. “Obviously, it depends on who you’re working with,” he said. “But if you’re lucky to work with [Jamie Dornan] or Elle Fanning, it’s a joy. That’s all I want to do for the rest of my career, just two people,” he said.

Thus, he’s prioritizing working with a director like Reed Morano on the post-apocalyptic indie film “I Think We’re Alone Now,” or bringing to life the eccentric and fascinating Hervé Villechaize for passion project “My Dinner With Hervé,” the upcoming HBO original film about the days leading up to the death of the “Fantasy Island” star.

Jamie Dornan co-stars in the role of a fictional London journalist who serves as an analog for director Sacha Gervasi (“Anvil: The Story of Anvil
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