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Selma Blair Reveals She Has MS in Emotional Instagram Post: 'I'm in the Thick of It'

Selma Blair Reveals She Has MS in Emotional Instagram Post: 'I'm in the Thick of It'
Selma Blair has multiple sclerosis.

The actress, 46, revealed her diagnosis via Instagram on Saturday, writing an emotional post detailing her disabilities.

“I have #multiplesclerosis. I am in an exacerbation,” she wrote. “By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job. A wonderful job. 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. And I laugh and I don’t know exactly what I will do precisely but I will do my best.
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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Hunt Down October Opening Record With $80 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Hunt Down October Opening Record With $80 Million Debut
Halloween” will not only take home the box office crown in its debut weekend, but may also break “Venom’s” recently-set record for best October opening of all time.

Universal’s reboot, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is heading for an estimated $80 million from 3,928 North American locations in its first weekend. It’ll have to outpace “Venom’s” $80.255 million opening three weeks ago to beat the October record.
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‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Review: Matt Murdock’s Return Could Hit Harder, but It Represents a Major Improvement

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‘Daredevil’ Season 3 Review: Matt Murdock’s Return Could Hit Harder, but It Represents a Major Improvement
Matt Murdock seems tired but wired, and that may be the best part of “Marvel’s Daredevil” Season 3, which represents a recovery — of sorts — for the series that initially launched the Netflix/Marvel universe.

It’s strange to remember the intense anticipation around “Daredevil” Season 1. While at that time there were no shortage of shows featuring superheroes on television, including “Marvel’s Agents of Shield” and Greg Berlanti’s ever-expanding empire of CW/DC adaptations, “Daredevil” promised to be the gritty, grown-up version — then-showrunner Steven S. DeKnight said the inspiration was “to lean more towards ‘The Wire’ than ‘Smallville.'”

After more than three years years and five additional new spinoffs of varying quality, though, the feelings inspired by the launch of a new Netflix/Marvel series might lean more towards exhaustion than excitement. After all, this is the fourth new Marvel launch of the year from this universe, coming
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The ‘Halloween’ Mask Designer Reimagined Michael Myers’ Look: What Changed?

The ‘Halloween’ Mask Designer Reimagined Michael Myers’ Look: What Changed?
You don’t know Michael Myers’ face, but you know his mask. It hasn’t changed much since we were first introduced to the slasher in the original “Halloween,” but that doesn’t mean Christopher Nelson didn’t want to put his own spin on it in David Gordon Green’s new take on John Carpenter’s enduring franchise. The makeup artist and hairstylist, who won an Oscar for his work on “Suicide Squad,” had a simple reaction to the news that “The Shape” was returning: “I have to do it.” So how did Michael Myers’ mask change in the new “Halloween”?

In a new interview with Vulture about his work on the film, which opens today, Nelson says he told producer Ryan Turek, “You have to hire me. You have to get me in touch with whoever I have to talk to. I’ll do it for nothing. I just have to do ‘Halloween.
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Liev Schreiber and Alex Wolff set for Human Capital

Deadline is reporting that Liev Schreiber (Ray Donovan) and Alex Wolff (Hereditary) have been cast in a feature film adaptation of Stephen Amidon’s 2005 novel Human Capital, which will be directed by Marc Meyers (My Friend Dahmer) from a script by Oren Moverman (The Messenger).

Human Capital, which was previously adapted into the 2013 Italian-language film Il Capitale Umano, follows “the lives of two families — one middle-class and one privileged — as their lives intertwine across the social divide when two of their children suddenly begin a relationship that leads to a tragic accident.”

Schreiber will portray Drew, the financially flailing patriarch of one of the two families, with Wolff portraying Ian, a character who starts a relationship with Drew’s daughter.

Filming on Human Capital is set to get underway in November, with Maven Pictures, Sight Unseen Pictures and Schreiber’s Illuminated Content producing.

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‘Halloween’ Stalks ‘Venom’ and October Box Office Opening Record

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‘Halloween’ Stalks ‘Venom’ and October Box Office Opening Record
It was just two weeks ago that “Venom” set a new October box office record for the biggest opening weekend with $80 million. Now, Michael Myers might slice that record to pieces as Universal/Blumhouse’s “Halloween” is closing in on a $80 million record.

Early estimates have the sequel to John Carpenter’s classic slasher earning a $79 million opening after making $33.3 million on Friday from 3,928 theaters, including $7.7 million from Thursday previews. Impressively, unlike “Venom,” “Halloween” is reaching that figure without the extra bump of premium formats like IMAX. If Saturday results can beat expectations, it may be able to crack the $80 million mark.

Even if it doesn’t, this will be by far the best opening weekend for a Blumhouse release, topping the $52.5 million for “Paranormal Activity 3.” The film has earned a B+ on CinemaScore to go with its 85 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and is expected to leg out to
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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.

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Actor Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial

Actor Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial
Scott Wilson, an acting veteran of half a century who was a high-profile member “The Walking Dead” cast, was remembered warmly at memorial ceremonies Saturday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

Wilson died at the age of 76 after a battle with leukemia on Oct. 6. The premiere episode of the ninth season of “The Walking Dead” aired the next day and was dedicated to Wilson’s memory.

The Walking Dead” cast members Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies and Greg Nicotero spoke at Saturday’s event along with director Ernest Dickerson. Gurira recalled in her speech that Wilson went out of
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Actor Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial

Actor Scott Wilson of ‘The Walking Dead’ Remembered at Memorial
Scott Wilson, an acting veteran of half a century who was a high-profile member “The Walking Dead” cast, was remembered warmly at memorial ceremonies Saturday at Forest Lawn Hollywood Hills.

Wilson died at the age of 76 after a battle with leukemia on Oct. 6. The premiere episode of the ninth season of “The Walking Dead” aired the next day and was dedicated to Wilson’s memory.

The Walking Dead” cast members Danai Gurira, Norman Reedus, Sarah Wayne Callies and Greg Nicotero spoke at Saturday’s event along with director Ernest Dickerson. Gurira recalled in her speech that Wilson went out of his way to make her feel comfortable on her first day when she joined the cast of “The Walking Dead” in its third season.

“Scott made me feel like part of the family as soon as I met him,” she said. “He also taught me to how to smoke a cigar.
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Rome Mia: New Italian Cinema Standouts Comprise Female-Led Western ‘My Body Will Bury You’ (Exclusive)

Rome Mia: New Italian Cinema Standouts Comprise Female-Led Western ‘My Body Will Bury You’ (Exclusive)
Four female Italian bandits known as “Le Drude” are the protagonists of “My Body Will Bury You” a Sicily-set revenge drama/Western set in 1860 that is among standout titles presented to prospective buyers and sales agents during the Rome Mia market’s What’s Next Italy showcase.

This second feature by Alessandro La Parola, whose bittersweet comedy debut “E se domani” won some prizes and critical accolades, is loosely based on the director’s research about the period when Garibaldi in his effort to unify Italy invaded Sicily, then a lawless territory where gangs of female rebels formed. Footage of the film (pictured) revealed a genre-bender that mixes period costumer, Western, and action tropes. The trigger-happy killer among the four fierce women — who have joined forces to avenge cruelties that they, and others, have been subjected to — is played by Sicilian actress Margareth Made who emerged in Giuseppe Tornatore’s “Baaria.
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Julio Medem’s ‘The Tree of Blood’ Picked up by FilmSharks Intl. (Exclusive)

Julio Medem’s ‘The Tree of Blood’ Picked up by FilmSharks Intl. (Exclusive)
Starring “La casa de papel’s” Ursula Corberó, “The Tree of Blood,” the latest movie from Spain’s Julio Medem, is being brought onto the international market at Rome’s Mia market by FilmSharks Intl., which has acquired world sales rights.

FilmSharks Intl. will continue introducing the film to buyers at the American Film Market, which opens Oct. 31 in Santa Monica.

The deal was negotiated by FilmSharks Intl.’s Guido Rud and Sandra Tapia, Ignasi Estapé and Ibon Cormenzana at the film’s lead producer Arcadia Motion Pictures (Amp).

A romantic thriller which Diamond Films Spain will release in Spain on Nov. 1 on over 200 locations, said FilmSharks’ Guido Rud, “The Tree of Blood” (El Arbol de la Sangre) marks the latest movie from the Cormenzana-founded, and the ninth fiction feature of Medem, a director whose debut, 1991’s “Vacas,” helped bring down the flag on the modern Spanish cinema through
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Captains Picard and Kirk Could Convince Kate Mulgrew to Reprise Her ‘Star Trek’ Role on Film

Captains Picard and Kirk Could Convince Kate Mulgrew to Reprise Her ‘Star Trek’ Role on Film
Patrick Stewart is reprising his role as Captain Jean-Luc Picard in an upcoming CBS All AccessStar Trek” series, which, naturally, raises questions about who else could be pulled back into space from the beloved franchise.

Kate Mulgrew said during the Destination Star Trek Birmingham event on Saturday that she is ready to bring back Captain Kathryn Janeway, whom she portrayed on “Star Trek: Voyager,” should the chance arise — though, it might take fellow captains Stewart as Picard and William Shatner as James T. Kirk to get her back in the Starfleet uniform.

“Shatner, Stewart and myself in some sort of movie – I’d love to do that. So the answer is yes (to putting her space suit back on)”-@TheKateMulgrew (cc: @WilliamShatner @SirPatStew) #Dst #StarTrek

Star Trek (@StarTrek) October 20, 2018

With Picard stepping back onto the bridge, who knows, maybe a reunion could be in the cards.

Janeway served
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Selma Blair Reveals ‘I Have Multiple Sclerosis’

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Selma Blair Reveals ‘I Have Multiple Sclerosis’
Selma Blair has revealed that she was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in August.

The “Cruel Intentions” star wrote in a lengthy Instagram post Saturday that she decided to share the news after a two-day wardrobe fitting for her Netflix show “Another Life,” saying that the show’s costumer, Allisa Swanson, not only designs what her character wears, but also helps her dress.

“She carefully gets my legs in my pants, pulls my tops over my head, buttons my coats and offers her shoulder to steady myself. I have #multiplesclerosis,” Blair wrote.

Although she added that the symptoms of the disease are worsening, it’s not stopping her from living her life.

Also Read: James Gunn Praised By #MeToo Accuser Selma Blair After Marvel Firing

“By the grace of the lord, and will power and the understanding producers at Netflix, I have a job,” she wrote. “A wonderful job. I am disabled.
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‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Stars on the Netflix Show’s Feminist Themes

‘Chilling Adventures of Sabrina’ Stars on the Netflix Show’s Feminist Themes
If she had to sum up her titular character in “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina,” star Kiernan Shipka would describe Sabrina Spellman as a “woke witch.”

The series, which premieres Oct. 26 on Netflix, is a reimagining of the famous teen witch’s story that has overt feminist themes. On the show, Sabrina is a half-witch half-mortal and becomes the first to question the male figures who rule the witches’ world, which leads to her reluctance to sign a pact to renounce the mortal world and embrace her magical side.

“This is totally the Sabrina for 2018, in so many ways. She’s a woke witch,
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Chris Pine Goes Full Monty in Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’ and It’s All People Can Talk About (Video)

Chris Pine Goes Full Monty in Netflix’s ‘Outlaw King’ and It’s All People Can Talk About (Video)
Chris Pine’s newest film, “Outlaw King,” is an epic period adventure that takes viewers on a journey of 14th century Scotland… and Chris Pine’s naked body.

The “Star Trek” actor goes for full-frontal nudity in the new Netflix film and, apparently, that’s all some viewers need to know to give it five stars.

While promoting “Outlaw King” on “The Graham Norton Show,” the late-night host asked Pine about all the attention his private parts got when the film premiered during the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival.

Also Read: 'Outlaw King' Review: Chris Pine Soldiers Bravely Through Crowded Epic

“There’s a scene in the film where I bare the full monty and, yeah, that seemed to get a lot of attention,” Pine said, sitting on the couch between “Bohemian Rhapsody” star Rami Malek and Sally Field, who exclaimed, “Well, yeah!”

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Amazon’s Jennifer Salke Defends Broadcast, Touts Upcoming Projects

Amazon’s Jennifer Salke Defends Broadcast, Touts Upcoming Projects
Despite her recent career choices, Jennifer Salke is still a believer in broadcast.

“I don’t think that it’s on its deathbed,” Salke, head of Amazon Studios, said at a USC summit. “I think it is evolving quickly. But I still believe, knowing the amount of people we were reaching at NBC, that there’s a huge audience that still comes” to broadcast.

Salke noted the competition that broadcast now faces from streaming services and the bevy of other entertainment options targeting the traditional broadcast viewer. “It’s incredibly difficult, but there are really smart writers and producers working
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Greg Berlanti, Shawn Levy Team Up to Produce Film Adaptation of Hit Musical ‘Be More Chill’

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Greg Berlanti, Shawn Levy Team Up to Produce Film Adaptation of Hit Musical ‘Be More Chill’
Greg Berlanti’s shingle Berlanti Productions and Shawn Levy’s 21 Laps Entertainment have been brought on to produce a film version of the Broadway-bound musical “Be More Chill.”

“Be More Chill” asks the question, what if popularity came in a pill? Would you take it, no questions asked? According to the show’s website, in “Be More Chill,” achieving the “perfect life” is now possible thanks to some mysterious new technology — but it comes at a cost that’s not as easy to swallow.

It follows a bullied high school junior Jeremy Heere, who feels like an outcast and tries to improve his social status. With a father who is so depressed he won’t even put on pants, Jeremy is persuaded to take a pill called a Squip that will help make him cool. The pill has a computer chip that embeds itself into the brain and tells kids what to do.
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Jason Isbell, Sheryl Crow Urge Action at Tennessee Voting Rally

A small but enthusiastic group of Middle Tennessee residents showed up to hear some music and use their voices at Party at the Polls, a voting rally organized by Wme and Endeavor Impact. Held at the very un-rock & roll hour of 10 a.m. at Ascend Amphitheater, the event nonetheless featured some big performers, including Jason Isbell and Amanda Shires, Sheryl Crow and Billy Ray Cyrus.

While not explicitly a left-leaning event, Party at the Polls — which concluded with a half-mile walk to a nearby early voting location — did feature artists
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Amy Schumer Won’t Appear in Super Bowl Ads to Support Colin Kaepernick

Amy Schumer Won’t Appear in Super Bowl Ads to Support Colin Kaepernick
Following reports that Rihanna passed on the Super Bowl LIII halftime show in a show of solidarity to Colin Kaepernick, Amy Schumer said Friday that she informed her agent to turn down any commercial jobs connected to the February 2019 game.

In a lengthy Instagram post, Schumer also called on Maroon 5, who will headline the Super Bowl halftime show from Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium, to withdraw from the high-profile gig.

"I think it would be cool if [Maroon 5] backed out of Super Bowl like [Rihanna] did," Schumer wrote, the second time Friday she lobbied for Adam Levine and company to ditch the gig.
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