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'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening

'Halloween' Slices Up a Monster $77.5 Million Opening
With a staggering, $77.5 million debut, Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween topped the weekend with the second largest October opening weekend of all-time. The horror film headlined a massive weekend overall weekend, that saw the top twelve combine for over $160 million, making this the second largest October weekend ever. As already mentioned, Halloween's $77.5 million three-day debut was the second largest October opening weekend of all-time, coming less than $3 million shy of the record set by Venom earlier this month. That said, Halloween did deliver the largest October opening day of all-time, topping Venom's $32.5 million. The film's opening is also the second largest ever for an R-rated horror, topping the $53.8 million opening for The Nun a month ago and behind It's $123.4 million debut last September. The film, which carries a tiny, $10 million production budget, features Jamie Lee Curtis in her iconic role of Laurie Strode and beyond landing well with critics in advance of release,
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Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) could win overdue Oscar shortly after taking Emmy #3

Regina King (‘If Beale Street Could Talk’) could win overdue Oscar shortly after taking Emmy #3
Best Supporting Actress at the Oscars has opened up in a major way for Regina King, who is earning some of the best reviews of her career for her role in Barry Jenkins‘ new film, “If Beale Street Could Talk.” King has been predicted to earn her first Oscar nomination after the rapturous response to her performance when the film debuted at the Toronto International Film Festival, and now there’s an avenue for her to win. This is all thanks to one of her presumed biggest Supporting Actress competitors now being campaigned in the Best Actress category instead.

SEEWill Emmy winners Claire Foy and Regina King go head-to-head at 2019 Oscars as Best Supporting Actress?

The Favourite” star Olivia Colman has been the subject of the classic, “Is she lead or is she supporting?” debates, for her highly acclaimed performance as Queen Anne. While Colman was being predicted by many
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‘Joy’ by Sudabeh Mortezai Wins Best Film at BFI London Film Festival

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‘Joy’ by Sudabeh Mortezai Wins Best Film at BFI London Film Festival
Sex-trafficking drama “Joy,” from Austrian-Iranian director Sudabeh Mortezai, has won the award for Best Film at the BFI London Film Festival. “Joy” was one of 10 films in the official competition lineup, half of which were directed or co-directed by women, including Mortezai.

The winning picture is a “vital, beautifully made film,” said Lenny Abrahamson, president of the main competition jury. “’Joy’ is a provocative and unique film offering a devastating portrait of human resilience in the most inhuman of environments.”

In its review, Variety said the movie was a “fully inhabited portrayal of Nigerian migrant sex workers,” adding that “it offers a raw, fresh view on the currently ubiquitous topic of European immigration control, sewn through with sharp feminist perspective.”

“Joy’s” London accolade comes after it won the Hearst Film Award for female direction and the 2018 Europa Cinemas Label at Venice.

Lukas Dhont’s “Girl,” about a transgender teen
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'Joy' wins top prize at 2018 BFI London Film Festival

'Joy' wins top prize at 2018 BFI London Film Festival
Sudabeh Mortezai's Joy, a drama about a Nigerian woman trying to make a new life for herself and her daughter in Vienna, was presented with the best film award of the Official Competition at the BFI London Film Festival on Saturday October 20.

Jury chief Lenny Abrahamson said: "[Joy is] a raw, fresh view on sex trafficking with a sharp feminist perspective sewn in throughout… a vital, beautifully made film that my fellow jurors and I urge you to watch."
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Hillary Clinton Chooses Sides in Vin Diesel vs Dwayne Johnson Debate (Video)

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Hillary Clinton Chooses Sides in Vin Diesel vs Dwayne Johnson Debate (Video)
Hillary Clinton has weighed in on the Fast and Furious debate: team Vin Diesel or team Dwayne Johnson?

In a tongue-and-cheek segment on Friday’s "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," staff members were given the opportunity to ask the former Secretary of State and presidential candidate one question. "Late Show" writer "John" asked her opinion on the Fate of the Furious co-stars.

Clinton’s answer was unsurprisingly diplomatic.
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Clip: Sabrina Wants to Postpone Her Dark Baptism

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Clip: Sabrina Wants to Postpone Her Dark Baptism
Chilling Adventures of Sabrina puts a horror-movie spin on Sabrina the Teenage Witch, updating the Archie Comic into the 21st century with darkness (and a touch of humor). A new Chilling Adventures of Sabrina clip gives viewers their best look at the show yet, highlighting Kiernan Shipka‘s performance as the teen witch, along with Lucy Davis and Miranda Otto […]

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Paul Webster Talks Movie Biz Upheaval, Marjane Satrapi’s ‘Radioactive’

In the spring of 1975, long before he became one of the U.K.’s most respected producers, Paul Webster got his first job in the film industry working as a dispatch clerk in the basement of the Gate Cinema in Notting Hill, checking celluloid reels for damage before they could be fed into the projector. For his first job, he had to inspect the reel of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s “Fox and His Friends.”

“I picked it out very gingerly from the can…and the middle just fell out,” he told an audience in Rome during “X Rays on the UK,” a conversation hosted by Mia in cooperation with the BFI, the British Council, and the British Embassy in Rome, and moderated by Wendy Mitchell.

“I then spent my first morning in the film industry trying to put it back together again without breaking the film or damaging it, and
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’: Salem the Cat Walks the Black Carpet at Netflix Series’ Premiere

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When it was announced that Netflix was developing a TV adaptation of the “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” comics, one question naturally emerged: How would Salem the Cat factor into all this? The new show — which isn’t a remake of “Sabrina the Teenage Witch” but rather a new entity based on the same Archie Comics character — takes a darker approach than its predecessor, which is to say that the wisecracking feline who featured prominently in Melissa Joan Hart’s sitcom would likely have a different presence here.

That question remains unanswered for now, but at least we know that the new Salem (last name Saberhagen) can walk the black carpet. The black cat did just that at the show’s world premiere, a remarkable feat given how difficult it is to make a cat do anything it doesn’t want to without running away; this may be the surest sign
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Vincent D’Onofrio on Season 3 of ‘Marvel’s Daredevil’ and the Return of Wilson Fisk

With Season 3 of Marvel’s Daredevil, streaming at Netflix, Matt Murdock (Charlie Cox) is back from the brink of death and not only has to deal with his archenemy Wilson Fisk (Vincent D’Onofrio), aka Kingpin, and his unexpected release from prison, but he’ll also have to contend with the rise of Bullseye (Wilson Bethel), who proves to be a formidable enemy, in his own right. And all of this will force Daredevil to choose between hiding from the world or embracing his destiny as a hero. During this 1-on-1 phone interview with Collider, actor Vincent …
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The Coen Brothers’ Movies Have Been Ranked Using Emoji, and It’s Brilliant

The Coen Brothers’ Movies Have Been Ranked Using Emoji, and It’s Brilliant
Ranking the Coen Brothers’ movies is nothing new, but using emoji to do it is. Actor Paul Rust has done just that on Twitter, and it’s a testament to both the cinematic siblings’ singular body of work and Rust’s emoji-choosing abilities that it’s surprisingly easy to decipher his choices. When #1 is signified by a pregnant woman and a female cop, for instance, it’s clear he’s chosen “Fargo” as his top choice; a bowling ball and pins can only mean that “The Big Lebowski” has come in at #5.

Here are all of his choices:

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17. The Ladykillers

— Paul Rust (@paulrust) October 20, 2018

And here they are decoded (#9 wasn’t so easy to figure out):

Fargo” “The Man Who Wasn’t There” “Barton Fink” “No Country for Old Men” “The Big Lebowski” “Blood Simple” “Raising Arizona” “The Hudsucker Proxy” “Hail, Caesar!” “A Serious Man” “Burn After Reading
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‘Broadway’ Breathes Fresh Life Into Post-Crisis Greece

A band of young street performers and pickpockets in Athens find an unlikely refuge in an abandoned shopping mall. But when their former leader is released from prison, his return threatens the delicate balance of their makeshift family.

In “Broadway,” director Christos Massalas creates a colorful world of cast-offs and hustlers, set on the fringes of a city leveled by the Greek economic crisis. Produced by Neda Film and Bertrand Gore, of France’s Blue Monday Productions, and executive produced by Falliro House Productions, Massalas’ feature debut took part in Mia’s co-production market and pitching forum.

Broadway” is set in a modern-day Athens that, while still bearing the scars of Greece’s decade-long freefall, brims with energy and possibility. “It’s looking at a world that is in transition,” said Massalas. The director said the film uses “the city and its modern monuments” to probe at “the remains of a consumerist society,
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Selma Blair Reveals Multiple Sclerosis Diagnosis: ‘I Want to Play With My Son Again’

In an emotional Instagram post, Selma Blair has revealed that she was recently diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. “I am disabled. I fall sometimes. I drop things. My memory is foggy. And my left side is asking for directions from a broken gps. But we are doing it,” the 46-year-old “Cruel Intentions,” “Hellboy,” and “Legally Blonde” actress wrote.

The post is full of gratitude to costume designer Allisa Swanson, who “not only designs the pieces #harperglass will wear on this new #Netflix show , but she carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself.”

Blair also expressed gratitude to Sarah Michelle Gellar, Freddie Prinze Jr., and Elizabeth Berkley, whose brother is the one who diagnosed her on August 16. The actress now realizes she’s been symptomatic for years and believes she’s actually had Ms for “15 years at least.
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Sequel Bits: ‘Practical Magic’, ‘Annabelle 3’, ‘Men In Black’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’

Sequel Bits: ‘Practical Magic’, ‘Annabelle 3’, ‘Men In Black’, ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3’, ‘Fantastic Beasts’
In this edition of Sequel Bits: Evan Rachel Wood would be down for a Practical Magic sequel, if anyone wants to make that happen. Annabelle 3 adds Katie Sarife in a leading role. Chris Hemsworth announces the Men In Black reboot has wrapped. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 production likely delayed for two years. J.K. Rowling has all of […]

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British-Iranian Helmer Mandi Riggi Shows No ‘Mercy’ in Offbeat Debut

When the matriarch of a British-Iranian family goes missing in London, her loved ones find themselves on an offbeat spiritual journey to track her down, setting their old world traditions on a collision course with their new world surroundings.

Inspired by her own Iranian roots, “Mercy” is the feature debut of British-Iranian director Mandi Riggi. Andrew Eaton (“The Crown”) will executive produce, with a cast that includes F. Murray Abraham, Hiam Abbass, Emun Elliott, Sarah Snook and Yasmin Paige. The film was selected for Mia’s co-production market and pitching forum.

“Mercy” draws on Riggi’s upbringing in the U.K., where she lived until the age of 14, after her parents left Iran in the wake of the 1979 revolution. Though they arrived “with hope in their eyes” and plans for a better life, the director said the bittersweet decision weighed on them long afterward.

“These are immigrants who can never
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Weekend Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Slashes Through $77.5 Million

While Venom still reigns supreme as the top October opener of all time, Halloween's debut weekend is still far more treat than trick. Director David Gordon Green's update on the John Carpenter classic took in $77.5 million, the second best opening for an R-rated horror flick of all time behind 2017's It ($153 million). For the record, this is by far the best opening in the 11-film Halloween franchise, absolutely murdering the $26 million pulled in by Rob Zombie's 2007 remake. Halloween was shot on a classic Blumhouse micro-budget of $10 million, …
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'A Star Is Born' crosses $200m worldwide as 'Venom' rules international

Halloween arrives in its first 23 territories on $14.3m.

Venom stayed atop international box office thanks to an estimated $32.3m haul from 65 markets that boosted the running total to $290.7m, and worldwide to $461.2m. Meanwhile Warner Bros’ A Star Is Born crossed $200m worldwide.

Sony Pictures Releasing International

Sony/Marvel’s film held on to number one in 30 markets led by France on $3m for number one and a $10.8m running total, Russia on $2.6m and number one for $28.1m, the UK on $2.1m for $21.8m, and $2.1m in Brazil for number one and $15.3m.

The comic book adaptation starring Tom Hardy
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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Slashes Franchise Record With $77.5 Million Launch

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Slashes Franchise Record With $77.5 Million Launch
“Halloween” made a killing in North America, earning $77.5 million when the slasher film launched in 3,928 locations.

David Gordon Green’s “Halloween,” a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 classic, obliterated the franchise record opening of $26 million, previously held by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot. “Halloween” also notched the second-best start for an R-rated horror film following “It’s” $123 million launch. It also landed the second-highest debut for an October release, set earlier this month by “Venom” with $80 million.

Universal and Blumhouse’s “Halloween” is the 11th installment in the series, five of which have starred Jamie Lee Curtis as iconic avenging babysitter Laurie Strode, who is now a grandmother in the newest take. Carpenter returned to executive produce and compose the score for the R-rated thriller. The follow-up has garnered some of the best reviews for a series entry yet. While the last few iterations have been panned, “Halloween” holds a 80% average on Rotten Tomatoes.
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Todd Solondz: 'I have weak moral fibre. I wish I were stronger'

His films tackled paedophilia, abortion and deadly dachshunds. In his debut play, the barbed laureate of Us cinema explores the race and class dynamics of childcare. But his own nanny isn’t invited

A wealthy white Manhattan couple, Brooke and Jay, sit opposite their taciturn Barbadian nanny, Brittany. They are trying to sack her but it isn’t easy – in fact, Brooke is so racked with anxiety that she has to bolt from the room at one point to vomit. Brittany looks on, implacable and unimpressed. So begins Emma and Max, an agonisingly funny and abrasive study in race, white guilt and the ownership of suffering.

It marks the stage debut of Todd Solondz, the 59-year-old film-maker who has for more than 20 years been the barbed laureate of Us indie cinema. Most notorious is his 1998 black comedy Happiness, populated by characters including a phone-sex pest, a lovelorn murderer and a paedophile father,
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‘The Woman in White’ on PBS Review: The BBC Turns a Familiar Mystery Into an Enraging Feminist Indictment

The BBC-produced “The Woman in White,” premiering on PBS’ “Masterpiece,” turns the oft-adapted Wilkie Collins novel into a five-hour miniseries and creates the most feminist version to date. Set in Victorian England, the gothic tale examines the twisted circumstances surrounding the arranged marriage between young heiress Laura Fairlie (Olivia Vinall) and the much older Sir Percival Glyde (Dougray Scott). She and her half-sister Marian Halcombe (Jessie Buckley) become embroiled in a grand conspiracy that also involves a mentally ill woman dressed in white. Despite its period setting, the dangerous consequences of gender inequality make this story disturbingly relevant.

The update comes from writer Fiona Seres, who reteams with “Masterpiece” after adapting “The Lady Vanishes” in 2013 from the Ethel Lina White novel that also produced Alfred Hitchcock’s classic 1938 film. Like that project, “The Woman in White” explores the frustrations of a society that doesn’t listen to women or believe in their peril.
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'Silly question!' Mike Leigh interviewed by our readers and famous fans

The acclaimed director talks to Tim Lewis about his new film, Peterloo, and, further down, answers questions about creative freedom, beards, James Bond - and what Rada didn’t teach him

Mike Leigh sits before me, in his Soho office, a man without regrets – certainly with regard to his work, but probably in most aspects of his life, one suspects. If this doesn’t make him unique in the film industry, then he’s certainly in a tiny minority. The 75-year-old British director has made 20-odd films – from his TV work in the 1970s up to his latest release, Peterloo, perhaps his most ambitious and certainly his most expensive project yet – and he has never once had his arm twisted to compromise on his creative vision. He chooses the subject, handpicks the actors and the version we see on the screen is exactly the one that Leigh intended.

“I’m
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