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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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‘The Good Place’ Reinvents Itself Yet Again, Hiding Its Best Easter Eggs in the End Credits

‘The Good Place’ Reinvents Itself Yet Again, Hiding Its Best Easter Eggs in the End Credits
[Editor’s Note: The following contains spoilers from “The Good Place” Season 2, Episode 4, “Jeremy Bearimy.”]

On Thursday’s episode, “The Good Place” reinvented itself once again and bid farewell to its previous narrative format during a Bon Voyage party for Tahani (Jameela Jamil). When Eleanor (Kristen Bell) and her friends come upon the interdimensional door between Earth and the rest of the immortal universe, the demon Michael (Ted Danson) and his helper Janet (D’Arcy Carden) have to come clean about their experiences in The Bad Place and their rebooted chance at redemption.

Unfortunately, in doing so, they’ve doomed the four humans to being damned because now their actions would be tainted with the knowledge of an afterlife. After each of the mortals spiral out in various ways, Eleanor finally comes to the conclusion that even if she’s fated for The Bad Place, she can at least help others on Earth not meet the same fate.
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Film News Roundup: High School Football Drama ‘Till the Whistle Blows’ in the Works

Film News Roundup: High School Football Drama ‘Till the Whistle Blows’ in the Works
In today’s film news roundup, “Till the Whistle Blows” starts development, “All These Small Moments” is acquired, and End Cue invests in Greencard Pictures.

Development

Winter State Entertainment is producing high school football drama “Till the Whistle Blows” with plans to start shooting next year in Idaho Falls, Id.

The movie follows the story of 1967 high school football coach Vernon Ravsten, who saw his Idaho Falls team go undefeated as he battled cancer during his final season, and is based on the novel “A Promise Kept” written in 2000 by brothers Bruce K. Couch and Robert M. Couch, who both played for Ravsten.

“Till the Whistle Blows” is produced by Patrick Werksma, Mark Smith, and Winter State’s Hamid and Camille Torabpour, with the screenplay adapted by Hamid Torabpour, Werksma, and Smith. Chris Brewster will direct “Till the Whistle Blows.”

Brewster is also directing the zombie action-thriller “Outbreak Z” for Winter State.
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Daily Podcast: Netflix Marvel Shows, Blumhouse, Captain Marvel, Property Brothers, Rambo & Bohemian Rhapsody

Daily Podcast: Netflix Marvel Shows, Blumhouse, Captain Marvel, Property Brothers, Rambo & Bohemian Rhapsody
On the October 18 2018 episode of /Film Daily, /Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta is joined by /Film senior writer Ben Pearson and writer Hoai-Tran Bui to talk about the latest film and tv news, including Netflix Marvel shows, Blumhouse, Captain Marvel, Property Brothers, Rambo, and Bohemian Rhapsody. You can subscribe to /Film Daily on iTunes, […]

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‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Recreated an Iconic ‘Seinfeld’ Scene, and Here Are the Two Versions Together

‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Recreated an Iconic ‘Seinfeld’ Scene, and Here Are the Two Versions Together
Hearing a laugh track on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” is always jarring. Hearing it as part of a carefully crafted recreation of an all-time great sitcom moment makes a little more sense.

As part of this week’s “The Gang Does a Clip Show” shenanigans, the show took the opportunity to recreate a classic scene from the iconic “The Contest” episode of “Seinfeld.” Lauded throughout the two and a half decades since it first aired, “The Contest” famously never explicitly outlines what each of the characters are refraining from doing. Neither do Charlie, Dee, Frank, Mac, or Dennis as they sit around Paddy’s Pub waiting for a phone to update.

Read More: ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ Review: Season 13 Definitively Answers If The Gang Works Without Dennis

But using the same lines and character entrances, “Sunny” mapped each of its characters onto the classic “Seinfeld” foursome: Frank is naturally George,
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Terrence Malick Made a Google Pixel 3 Ad, and It Looks Like the Trailer for One of His Own Movies — Watch

Terrence Malick Made a Google Pixel 3 Ad, and It Looks Like the Trailer for One of His Own Movies — Watch
Anyone who’s seen Terrence Malick’s last few movies knows that the media-shy filmmaker stopped concerning himself with living up to people’s expectations of him long ago, if indeed he ever worried about that in the first place. The “Tree of Life,” “Days of Heaven,” and “Thin Red Line” director appears to have taken time out of his schedule working on “Radegund” — an upcoming World War II drama that, if early reports are to be believed, will be more structured than his recent output — to work on an advertisement for the Google Pixel 3.

The video’s description says it was made “in collaboration with director Terrence Malick and his co-workers,” and it shows — any number of ads made in the last several years bear his influence, but this one looks like it could be a trailer for one of Malick’s own movies. A number of his signature
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‘Death House’ Trailer: Welcome to the Area 51 of Evil, Whatever That Means

‘Death House’ Trailer: Welcome to the Area 51 of Evil, Whatever That Means
Are you ready to journey to the Area 51 of evil? I sure as hell hope so, because here comes Death House! Featuring a cast that will be very familiar to horror aficionados and written by Gunnar Hansen, the man who played Leatherface, Death House is set in a secret prison full of murderous inmates. Watch the Death House […]

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‘Deadpool 2’ Star Zazie Beetz Auditioned to Play X-Men’s Storm, Dodged a Bullet By Not Getting the Part

‘Deadpool 2’ Star Zazie Beetz Auditioned to Play X-Men’s Storm, Dodged a Bullet By Not Getting the Part
Zazie Beetz, who stars in FX’s Atlanta and made a big impact in theaters earlier this year as the lucky superhero Domino in Deadpool 2, attended Ace Comic Con in Chicago this past weekend. During a Q&A session, the actress revealed that before she snagged the role of Domino, she auditioned to play Storm in […]

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Tiffany Haddish’s ‘Limited Partners’ Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)

Tiffany Haddish’s ‘Limited Partners’ Rounds Out Cast (Exclusive)
Ari Graynor, Jacob Latimore, Karan Soni, Jimmy O. Yang, Natasha Rothwell, Jessica St. Clair, and Billy Porter have rounded out the ensemble of the Paramount Players comedy “Limited Partners” starring Tiffany Haddish and Rose Byrne.

Miguel Arteta is directing the pic with Sam Pitman and Adam Cole-Kelly penning the script.

The story centers on two female friends who build a successful company, then find their relationship tested following a buyout offer.

Peter Principato, Itay Reiss, and Joel Zadak are producing through Artists First, the re-named Principato-Young. Haddish is an executive producer and helped develop the script.

The film is scheduled to bow on June 28, 2019.

Graynor was most recently seen in Showtime series “I’m Dying Up Here” and can be seen next in “The Front Runner.” She is repped by UTA and Management 360. Yang is best known for his role on “Silicon Valley” and was also recently seen in “Crazy Rich Asians.
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Judi Dench Joins Star-Studded ‘Cats’ Movie

Judi Dench Joins Star-Studded ‘Cats’ Movie
Judi Dench has joined the cast of Universal Pictures and Working Title’s film adaptation of the Andrew Lloyd Webber musical “Cats.”

Dench was set to play Grizabella in the original West End production in 1981, but she snapped her Achilles Tendon shortly before previews began and had to withdraw from the show. The project is based on “Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats” by T.S. Eliot.

Idris Elba joined “Cats” on Oct. 16, adding to a star-studded cast that already included Ian McKellen, Jennifer Hudson, James Corden, and Taylor Swift. It’s expected that Dench will portray the respected feline Old Deuteronomy in the movie. The character’s name is derived from Deuteronomy, the fifth book of the Old Testament of the Bible.

Dench’s recent credits include “Victoria & Abdul,” The “Best Exotic Marigold Hotel” films, “Philomena,” “Skyfall,” and Kenneth Branagh’s “Murder on the Orient Express.” She will
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‘It Takes Two’: The Property Brothers Are Getting Their Own Scripted Comedy Series at Fox

Fox is about to get a home makeover. The network has started developing a scripted comedy series based on the lives of Hgtv stars Jonathan and Drew Scott, Aka The Property Brothers. That’s right, they’re making a Property Brothers scripted series. Now that’s an open concept. Hgtv’s favorite non-threateningly handsome sons will soon be the stars of […]

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15 Women Horror Directors Jason Blum Can Add to His List

Blumhouse Productions founder Jason Blum stirred up controversy Wednesday when he claimed his studio hasn’t produced a theatrical release by a woman because there weren’t “a lot of female directors period, and even less who are inclined to do horror.” Many people took to Twitter to criticize Blum’s unqualified statement, with one user saying it took just one “quick Google search” to find the plethora of women at the helm of horror films. (Blum did say that he had tried to hire “The Babadook” director Jennifer Kent but she turned him down.)

Later that day, at the premiere for “Halloween,” which he produced, Blum apologized and said “Today was a great day for me because I learned a lot and because there are a lot of women out there that I’m going to meet as a result of today so I’m grateful for it.”

For
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Mark Ruffalo to play twins in 'I Know This Much Is True' for HBO

Six-episode series centres on parallel lives of identical twin brothers in story of betrayal, sacrifice and forgiveness.

HBO has given a green light to I Know This Much Is True, a limited series from writer/director Derek Cianfrance with Mark Ruffalo starring as twin brothers.

Cianfrance and Ruffalo will serve as executive producer on the six-episode series with Ben Browning and Glen Basner for FilmNation Entertainment, Wally Lamb, Gregg Fienberg and Anya Epstein.

The project is adapted from Lamb’s novel of the same name, a family saga following the parallel lives of identical twin brothers in a story of betrayal,
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China Won’t Release ‘Air Strike’ Theatrically After Fan Bingbing Scandal

China Won’t Release ‘Air Strike’ Theatrically After Fan Bingbing Scandal
Normally, we probably wouldn’t have paid much attention to Air Strike, a small World War II thriller starring Bruce Willis. But the film was supposed to receive a theatrical release in China next week, and that has now been scrapped in the wake of the recent Fan Bingbing scandal, which we haven’t really covered yet on […]

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IFC Films acquires Patricia Clarkson noir 'Out Of Blue'

Independent handles international sales.

IFC Films has picked up Us rights to the Patricia Clarkson detective noir Out Of Blue following its recent world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival.

Carol Morley wrote and directed the Martin Amis adaptation about a New Orleans homicide detective who investigates the shooting of leading astrophysicist and black hole expert in a case that shakes her view of the universe and herself.

Rounding out the key cast are Mamie Gummer, Jacki Weaver, James Caan, and Toby Jones. Independent handles international sales. IFC FIlms plans a 2019 theatrical release.

Luc Roeg, Cairo Cannon, and Maggie Monteith produced.
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‘Dirty John’ Trailer Asks: Do You Really Know the One You Love?

The popular podcast comes to life with Bravo’s Dirty John. Based on a true story, the series follows Debra Newell (Connie Britton), who falls into a whirlwind romance with John Meehan (Eric Bana), a man she met online. But is John really who he says he is? Or is he hiding darker secrets? Watch the Dirty John trailer […]

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‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Will Be Written by John Krasinski

‘A Quiet Place’ Sequel Will Be Written by John Krasinski
We all assumed this would happen, and now it’s official: John Krasinski is writing the Quiet Place sequel. The minute a sequel for the hit horror film was announced, it was confirmed that Krasinski would be involved in some capacity. While he may not direct, it’s clear now that he’ll definitely be contributing to the script. […]

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David Nevins named chief creative officer at CBS Corporation

Latest move comes in wake of Les Moonves departure.

Showtime Networks chief David Nevins has been named chief creative officer for parent CBS Corporation, making him the company’s top creative executive.

Nevins has also been promoted from president and CEO to chairman and CEO of Showtime Networks, the CBS division comprising premium pay cable service Showtime and its sibling networks.

The promotion is the latest to be made as CBS Corporation reorganises after the departure of chairman, president and CEO Les Moonves amid allegations of sexual misconduct. Moonves has said the allegations are “untrue.”

In his new role, Los Angeles-based Nevins will oversee programming,
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