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Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix

Guillermo del Toro Directing ‘Pinocchio’ for Netflix
Fresh off his Oscar win for “The Shape of Water,” Guillermo del Toro is set to make his animated feature film directing debut. Del Toro has received the green light from Netflix to film “Pinocchio,” a stop motion musical version of the classic children’s tale about a puppet who wants to be a real live boy. He will write and produce the film in addition to directing it.

The film will be set in Italy during the 1930s, a particularly fraught historical moment and a time when fascism was on the rise and Benito Mussolini was consolidating control of the country. Production on “Pinocchio” will begin this fall. Del Toro previously set “The Devil’s Backbone” and “Pan’s Labyrinth” against a totalitarian backdrop, although he placed those stories in Franco’s Spain.

“No art form has influenced my life and my work more than animation and no single
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Shea Whigham Shares Character Details on Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ Movie

Shea Whigham Shares Character Details on Joaquin Phoenix ‘Joker’ Movie
Boardwalk Empire” and “Fargo” star Shea Whigham has shared some character details for his role on the upcoming “Joker” movie starring Joaquin Phoenix.

Short of some images from the set and a curious cast that also includes Robert De Niro, Zazie Beetz, Marc Maron, Frances Conroy and Glenn Flesher, there hasn’t been much info leaked from Todd Phillips’s superhero origin story. In an interview with Collider, Whigham, however, revealed that he and Bill Camp are playing two cops in Gotham P.D. in 1981 when “the city was tough.”

“We’re investigating something that’s just happened, at the start of the piece. We’re trying to get to the bottom of it, and it leads to where it leads to,” Whigham said of the role.

That description may not be so clear,
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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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‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That

‘Shameless’ Mid-season Finale: Goodbye To All That
Tonight’s mid-season finale of Showtime’s Shameless was all about goodbyes – and not just until the season picks up again.

Warning: This article contains spoilers on the mid-season finale of Shameless. Proceed at your own risk….

The year was 2010. Barack Obama was finishing his first term as the nation dug out of the worst recession since the 1920s. Apple unveiled the iPad, Bp’s Deepwater Horizon oil pipeline exploded in the Gulf, and Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg was Time’s Man of the Year.

And Cameron Monaghan was cast as an ensemble player on Showtime’s Shameless, playing Ian Gallagher, a gay, bipolar teenage son of a large Chicago family where dysfunction was the rule. He quickly drew raves for his performance.

But all good things must end, and Monaghan announced earlier via Instagram that he would be leaving the series at mid-year, joining the previous announcement by castmate Emmy Rossum,
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NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC

NYPD Blue sequel series gets a pilot order from ABC
It looks like the classic 90s police procedural series NYPD Blue could be set for a return, with Variety reporting that ABC has granted a pilot production commitment to a sequel from original series writers and executive producers Matt Olmstead and Nick Wootton, along with Jesse Bochco, the son of NYPD Blue co-creator Steven Bochco.

The potential series will follow Theo Sipowicz, the son of Andy Sipowicz (Dennis Franz), as he looks to earn his detective shield and work in the 15th squad while investigating the murder of his father.

Created by Bochco and David Milch (Deadwood) and premiering on ABC in 1993, NYPD Blue ran for 261 episodes across twelve seasons and was the network’s longest running primetime drama until it was surpassed by Grey’s Anatomy in 2016. During its critically acclaimed run, it won 20 Emmy Awards and 4 Golden Globe Awards.

In addition to Franz, who was a regular for all 12 seasons,
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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)

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‘Walking Dead’ Recap: Tempers Flare as Alliances Begin to Crumble (Spoilers)
Spoiler Alert: Do not keep reading if you have not seen Episode 3 of Season 9 of “The Walking Dead,” titled “Warning Signs”

The Walking Dead” continued it’s strong forward momentum in Season 9, with this week’s episode continuing to show the deterioration of the fragile alliance that has been forged.

The episode opens with Justin (Zach McGowan)–the Savior who raised the ire of Daryl (Norman Reedus) in the first two episodes of the season–lying dead on the ground near a brick building. Soon, he reanimates as a walker and rises back to his feet.

The next morning, Rick (Andrew Lincoln) walks through Alexandria in the early morning and visits Carl’s grave. He leaves a freshly grown tomato from the community’s gardens near the grave as a sign of the future Carl helped inspire. Back at home, he and Michonne (Danai Gurira) talk about the bridge building project and her charter.
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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide

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‘Venom’ Rules International Box Office Again, ‘A Star Is Born’ Crosses $200 Million Worldwide
“Venom” remains a force to be reckoned with overseas as the Tom Hardy superhero movie topped the foreign box office for the third weekend in a row.

Sony’s “Venom” secured the No. 1 spot abroad with $32 million from 65 markets, taking its international total to $290.7 million. It earned $18.1 million in North America for a worldwide total of $460.2 million.

Meanwhile, Warner Bros.’ “A Star Is Born” continues to do monster business of its own. The acclaimed musical drama starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga generated an impressive $22.8 million from 75 overseas markets, bringing its tally to $74.7 million overseas and $201 million globally. “A Star Is Born” opened in Australia with $4.7 million in 536 venues, as well as Hong Kong with $629,000 in 58 locations. Top holdovers include the United Kingdom ($3.9 million on 846 screens), Italy ($1.5 million on 614 screens), and France ($1.5 million on 353 screens). It debuts next in Japan on Dec. 21.

Though Universal’s “Halloween” topped the domestic box office,
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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc

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BBC Names New ‘Top Gear’ Hosts to Succeed Matt LeBlanc
Comedian Paddy McGuinness and former cricket player Freddie Flintoff will replace Matt LeBlanc as presenters on “Top Gear,” the BBC announced Monday. The duo will join driver Chris Harris on the popular motoring show, while Rory Reid is stepping down from the main presenting lineup.

Season 27 of the series, which airs on BBC Two, will begin production in early 2019, with broadcast expected later in the year.

“This is a thrilling maneuver from the ‘Top Gear team,’ and I’m relishing what this trio will deliver,” said Patrick Holland, Controller of BBC Two. “Both Paddy and Freddie love their cars, but more than that, they’ll bring a new energy and competitive spirit to ‘Top Gear.'”

LeBlanc’s departure from the show was announced in May, paving the way for yet another reboot for “Top Gear” amid tumbling ratings. The “Friends” star and Chris Evans formed the first team that replaced longtime hosts Jeremy Clarkson,
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Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix

Matt Groening’s ‘Disenchantment’ Renewed for Season 2 at Netflix
“Simpsons” creator Matt Groening’s adult animated fantasy series, “Disenchantment,” has been renewed for a second season by Netflix, with the remainder of Season 1 (which premiered in August) streaming in 2019 and 20 episodes from the second installment rolling out in 2020 and 2021.

“We’re excited to continue this epic journey with Netflix,” creator and executive producer Groening said. “Stay tuned for more cranked-up suspense, infuriating plot twists, and beloved characters getting knocked off.”

Per Netflix, in “Disenchantment,” viewers are whisked away to the crumbling medieval kingdom of Dreamland, where they follow the misadventures of hard-drinking young princess Bean (Abbi Jacobson), her feisty elf companion Elfo (Nat Faxon), and her personal demon Luci (Eric Andre). Along the way, the oddball trio encounter ogres, sprites, harpies, imps, trolls, walruses, and lots of human fools.

The voice cast includes Jacobson,
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‘Life and Nothing More’ Review: Sensitive Neorealist Indie Charts a Black Family’s Struggles

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‘Life and Nothing More’ Review: Sensitive Neorealist Indie Charts a Black Family’s Struggles
If, per Thoreau, the mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation, what do the mass of women lead? To watch single mom Regina (Regina Williams), the central figure in Antonio Méndez Esparza’s dramatic feature “Life and Nothing More,” as she struggles to raise a three-year-old daughter and 14-year-old son, the notion of quiet desperation might seem like a luxury. Contemplative brooding doesn’t keep you on your feet at a minimum-wage diner job, or put food on the table, or keep a teenager from worrisome choices with life-altering consequences.

It’s the steady drip of sustaining oneself and one’s loved ones, in a world in which your problems are invisible to nearly everyone else, that undergirds Esparza’s attentive, unvarnished work of modern neorealism, his second such effort in this realm after his 2012 debut about Mexican migrant workers, “Aquí y Allá.”

As with that film, Esparza uses
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Mark Hamill Compares Using the Force to ‘an Addict That Kicked His Habit’

Mark Hamill Compares Using the Force to ‘an Addict That Kicked His Habit’
Mark Hamill gave an interesting take on Twitter regarding Luke Skywalker in “Star Wars: The Last Jedi.”

Hamill shared a panel from “The Last Jedi” comic adaptation of Rian Johnson’s film on Twitter and compared what happened to Luke not unlike what happens to an addict who has relapsed.

“The Force Killed Luke. You have to acknowledge the irony in his fate,” Hamill tweeted. “Almost like an addict that kicked his habit cold turkey, remained clean for decades, only to re-use just once & then, tragically, overdoses.”

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The Force Killed Luke. You have to acknowledge the irony in his fate.

Almost like an addict that kicked his habit cold-turkey, remained clean for decades, only to re-use just once & then, tragically, overdoses.#SadSkywalker #ForceFatality #JediJunkie pic.twitter.com/CmavbUUBJh

— Mark Hamill (@HamillHimself) October 22, 2018

Hamill
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Another NFL Sideline Reporter Got Drilled in the Head With a Football on Live TV (Video)

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Another NFL Sideline Reporter Got Drilled in the Head With a Football on Live TV (Video)
Maybe Melissa Stark should enter the NFL’s new concussion protocol.

The NFL Network sideline reporter was drilled in the head Sunday by an errant football while attempting to offer viewers injury updates. The whole thing was captured on live TV, which we’re sure she is thrilled about.

Watch the video, which was shot before the Los Angeles Chargers vs. Tennessee Titans game over in London, below. Her in-studio colleagues had some fun with the moment by the end of Stark’s check-in. She was game for the joke, officially listing her own status as “Questionable.”

If you care to hear the latest on #TENvsLAC, watch this video. It may or may not include @melissastark getting hit in the head with a ???? pic.twitter.com/VwJuSZjxzY

— Gmfb (@gmfb) October 21, 2018

Also Read: Fox's NFL Reporter Pam Oliver Drilled in Face by Football During Broadcast (Video)

Fortunately, Stark says she is uninjured.
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‘Tonight Show’ Shuffle: Mike Dicenzo Steps Down From Executive Producer Role

One of the three top producers of NBC’s “Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” announced Monday he would step down from his role at the show, giving rise to speculation about whether someone else might be named to help lead the program in days ahead.

Mike Dicenzo, a writer and producer who has worked with host Jimmy Fallon for a decade, said via Twitter that he would leave the program, “one of the toughest decisions I’ve ever made, and one I’ve been grappling with this year. Ultimately, I just felt it was time,” he said. “And thankfully, Jimmy
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‘Tonight Show': Producer Mike Dicenzo to Exit Late-Night Series

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Mike Dicenzo, one of the trio of producers overseeing “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon,” announced his departure from the NBC late-night series on Monday.

“Today is my last day at the ‘Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.’ It is also the exact 10-year anniversary of my first day at Late Night. What a dream decade at my dream job,” said Dicenzo on Twitter, at the beginning of the lengthy thread on Monday.

Today is my last day at the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. It is also the exact 10-year anniversary of my first day at Late Night. What a dream decade at my dream job..

— Mike Dicenzo (@mikedicenzo) October 22, 2018

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Dicenzo was part of a team of three producers who led “Tonight Show,” following the departure of former showrunner Josh Lieb in 2016. Dicenzo ran the show creative with Gerard Bradford,
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Divorce, Ghosts and Macro-Doses: How Elle King Got Her Groove Back

After a bad breakup, some girls would call on their friends for consolation. Some would prefer the company of a total stranger, foraged from the local dive bar; others a pint of ice cream and Netflix. Elle King ordered three pianos to her home in Los Angeles.

“I was so manic,” she says. “One day I was like, ‘Here’s a fun game! How many pianos can I get delivered to the house in one day?’ And I got three fucking pianos.”

It’s a late-summer morning when King walks
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Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Propagate Partner, Name Galt Niederhoffer Head of Production

Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Propagate Partner, Name Galt Niederhoffer Head of Production
Authentic Talent & Literary Management and Propagate Content have entered into a new development and producing partnership and named Galt Niederhoffer head of production.

The two companies will work together to focus on scripted dramas for network, premium cable and streaming, as well as non-scripted television. Propagate is financing the development slate, and writer/producer Niederhoffer will oversee the new division.

“Over the past three years, Propagate has formed development partnerships with leading production and broadcast companies and executives around the world with an eye to developing world-class content,” Ben Silverman, Propagate’s chairman and co-ceo, and Howard T. Owens, Propagate’s co-ceo,
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Review: John Carpenter Steps Out of Michael Myers’ Shadow on a New Soundtrack to ‘Halloween’

Review: John Carpenter Steps Out of Michael Myers’ Shadow on a New Soundtrack to ‘Halloween’
Forty years ago, filmmaker John Carpenter dreamt up the eerie, off-kilter title music for Halloween on the fly, just futzing around with a rhythm his music professor dad had taught him on the bongos. It’s since become one of the most iconic horror-movie themes, up there with those from Psycho, The Exorcist and Jaws. But it was never his goal to be a composer – he was just a young director with a shoestring budget who wanted to get what Jamie Lee Curtis has called an “exploitation slasher movie about killing babysitters” in theaters quickly.
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Johnny Depp to Produce and Star in ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ in Production Partnership with Andrea Iervolino

Johnny Depp to Produce and Star in ‘Waiting for the Barbarians’ in Production Partnership with Andrea Iervolino
Johnny Depp has set his next project, forming a production deal with producer Andrea Iervolino to develop and produce digital content.

Their first project is “Waiting for the Barbarians,” in which Depp will star alongside Mark Rylance and Robert Pattinson. Depp will produce via his Infinitum Nihil banner, and Iervolino through his new blockchain platform TaTaTu.

Ciro Guerra (“Embrace of the Serpent”) directs the film scheduled to begin production later this month in Morocco.

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Alongside TaTaTu, the movie is being produced by Iervolino and Monika Bacardi’s Ambi Media Group, as well as Michael Fitzgerald and Olga Segura.

“Johnny has the ability to conceptualize material in a way that few can, and is unburdened of conventional industry formulas that dictate the projects that get made, traditionally,” Iervolino said in a statement. “As we make strides to embrace disruptiveness,
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Ella Mai Plots 2019 North American Tour

Ella Mai announced a headlining North American tour in support of her recently issued, self-titled debut LP. The trek, preceded by a run of U.K. and European dates in January, kicks off February 12th in Vancouver, British Columbia and concludes March 28th in San Antonio, Texas. Tickets for the R&B singer’s “Debut Tour” go on sale October 26th.

The R&B singer released Ella Mai on October 12th. The Mustard-executive-produced album, which debuted at Number Five on the Billboard 200 Album chart, features guest spots from Chris Brown
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See Julia Roberts Revisit Dark Past in Mysterious New ‘Homecoming’ Trailer

See Julia Roberts Revisit Dark Past in Mysterious New ‘Homecoming’ Trailer
Julia Roberts is a former caseworker forced to revisit her years working with returning soldiers in the mysterious new trailer for Homecoming, the new Amazon drama from the creator of Mr. Robot.

“Homecoming is a safe space for you to process your military experience and think about what comes next,” Roberts’ character says in flashback.

In addition to the tense new preview, Amazon Prime also provided a more detailed synopsis of the series’ plot: “Heidi Bergman (Julia Roberts) is a caseworker at Homecoming, a Geist Group facility helping soldiers transition to civilian life,
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