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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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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.

Luc Roeg, Cairo Cannon, and Maggie Monteith produced. An exhaustive list of executive
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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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Crunchyroll and Funimation Break Up, While Another Anime Streaming Service Joins Vrv

After two years of anime streaming bliss, Crunchyroll and Funimation are parting ways. The anime streaming service and distributor ended a two-year partnership that allowed Crunchyroll subscribers and non-subscribers alike access to hundreds of subbed and dubbed anime titles under Funimation’s catalogue. Now the Sony-owned Funimation is reportedly looking to expand globally, taking with it hugely […]

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With ‘Making A Murderer’ Part 2, Its Filmmakers Are Ready to Take on Their Critics

It took Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos more than a decade to shoot, produce, and edit “Making A Murderer” before it reached the Netflix audience in late 2015. The sequel took just three years to make — but Ricciardi and Demos said they came back with even more material to edit. The difference? Money.

While shooting Part 1, Ricciardi and Demos were struggling filmmakers slowly piecing together the story of accused murderer Steven Avery while holding down day jobs. But then came Netflix, and the “Making A Murderer” phenomenon that became one of the streaming service’s biggest early success stories.

“With Part 2, Netflix was a partner from the outset, and so the project was fully financed from the start,” Ricciardi said. “That meant we were in production and post-production simultaneously the entire time. We were actually shooting longer this time, which I think most people would be surprised to read. We were shooting for two years,
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Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Netflix Music Drama ‘Idol’

Hailee Steinfeld to Star in Netflix Music Drama ‘Idol’
Hailee Steinfeld is producing and starring in Netflix’s music drama “Idol,” with Matt Reeves in talks to produce through his 6th & Idaho company, sources told Variety.

Netflix had no comment. The streaming service has acquired rights to the Matt King script for “Idol,” centered around a girl who becomes an assistant for a popular singer and then tries to become her.

Should the deal close, the producers would include Reeves, Adam Kassan, and Rafi Crohn of 6th & Idaho through their first-look Netflix feature deal. Steinfeld and her mother Cheri Steinfeld will be producing alongside Federal Films, the motion picture division of Hailee Steinfeld’s recording label Republic Records.

Steinfeld broke out in 2010’s “True Grit,” for which she was nominated for a best supporting actress Oscar. She also starred in “Pitch Perfect 2,” “Pitch Perfect 3,” and “The Edge of Seventeen.” Steinfeld can next be seen in Paramount
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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Roller Coaster’s Revolutionary New Ride System Revealed in Disney Patents

Roller coasters with spinning cars is not a new thing, but those spins have all previously relied on the design of the track or the weight distribution of the cars to initiate the rotations. Now, The Walt Disney Company has filed a new patent for technology that will allow the ride car’s spins to be […]

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Matt Reeves, Hailee Steinfeld Team for Music-Themed Netflix Movie ‘Idol’

Hailee Steinfeld isn't just one of Hollywood's best young actresses, she's also a gifted singer whose songs have struck a chord with teenage listeners, many of whom were already familiar with her voice from the Pitch Perfect sequels. So it makes sense that she's attached to star in and produce the music-themed movie Idol, which will also be produced by hitmaker Matt Reeves. According to Deadline, Netflix is nearing a deal for Idol, having beat out Universal and Paramount for the hot package. The trade stresses that there's no deal yet, but one appears …
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Iconic Superman Villain Lex Luthor is Heading to ‘Supergirl’ in Season 4

Heads up, National City: a criminal mastermind is coming your way. Iconic Superman villain Lex Luthor is going to appear in a recurring capacity in the fourth season of The CW’s Supergirl. The Hollywood Reporter says that a casting search has begun for an actor to fill the shoes of Lex Luthor, one of the most […]

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‘The Night Comes for Us’ Review: The Cast of ‘The Raid’ Crash Netflix with a Numbingly Relentless Action Movie

“You can’t kill what’s already dead,” someone gurgles towards the end of Timo Tjahjanto’s “The Night Comes for Us,” and while that assessment may be true, the recent onslaught of bone-crunching Indonesian action films has made it painfully, relentlessly, nauseatingly clear that you can do pretty much anything to what’s about to die. You can shoot it. You can stab it. You can impale it with a spare cow femur that you find lying on the floor of a butcher shop. And — most important of all — you can mix-and-match those methods (and hundreds more just like them) to your heart’s delight, over and over again, until the props department finally runs out of fake blood.

In a grimy beat-em-up like “The Night Comes for Us,” where fake blood appears to account for something like 80% of the shooting budget, that can take a mighty long time.
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Another Sign That the Moonves Era Is Over: CBS Corp. Names Showtime’s David Nevins as Chief Creative Officer

CBS president and acting CEO Joe Ianniello continues to put his own stamp on the company in this post-Leslie Moonves era, elevating Showtime boss David Nevins to a key position overseeing creative across the company’s TV platforms.

Nevins has been named chief creative officer of CBS Corp., a newly created position that gives him oversight of programming, marketing, and research across CBS Entertainment, CBS Television Studios, Showtime Networks, and programming for CBS All Access. (He’ll also oversee CBS’ 50 percent interest in The CW network.)

According to insiders, Ianniello wants to delegate more authority across the company — a change from his predecessor, who preferred to have dozens of direct reports and was known for his micromanagement style. Ianniello (who’s in the running to take the CEO job permanently) also announced Thursday that another Showtime exec, Christina Spade will become the executive vice president and chief financial officer of CBS Corp.
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‘The Grinch’ Box Office Tracking Indicates the Holiday Film Will See Lots of Green

‘The Grinch’ Box Office Tracking Indicates the Holiday Film Will See Lots of Green
Halloween hasn’t even happened yet, but it looks like audiences are already in the Christmas spirit. Early The Grinch box office tracking indicates the new animated version of the Dr. Seuss classic is headed towards a $50 million-plus opening weekend. It’s official: people really want to hear Benedict Cumberbatch‘s voice coming out of a green monster’s mouth. I assumed that […]

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John Carpenter Nixed An Early Idea For The New ‘Halloween’ To Alter The Original Film’s Ending & Kill Dr. Loomis

In the early stages of development on the new “Halloween” film, there was an idea to not only ignore the 9 other sequels, but to also drastically alter the ending of the original “Halloween,” creating a sort of alternate timeline for this new film to pick up from. And according to a new report from Bloody Disgusting, it all came down to the fate of Dr. Loomis.

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