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‘The Grinch’ to Snag Box Office Crown With $67 Million

‘The Grinch’ to Snag Box Office Crown With $67 Million
His heart may be small, but that doesn’t mean his box office returns will be.

“Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch” is looking to top the weekend box office in its debut with an estimated $67 million from 4,141 North American locations.

Benedict Cumberbatch voices the titular green Whoville denizen in Universal’s new adaptation of Seuss’ 1957 story from Illumination. Scott Mosier and Yarrow Cheney directed the Yuletide pic from a screenplay by Michael LeSieur and Tommy Swerdlow. Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Cameron Seely, and Angela Lansbury also lent their voices to the feature, with Pharrell Williams narrating and music by Danny Elfman.

The film has an early Rotten Tomatoes score of 54% and has landed an A- CinemaScore.

The last “Grinch” adaptation, 2000’s instant classic “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” starring Jim Carrey and directed by Ron Howard, earned $55 million in its opening weekend, giving this year’s animated version a significant box office edge.
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How David Fincher’s ‘Dragon Tattoo’ Marked the End of the Big-Budget Adult Drama

When David Fincher was fielding accolades for his 2010 masterpiece The Social Network, he was already in the midst of filming his follow-up project. On the surface, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo wasn’t a significant departure for Fincher. At the time, he was already well-versed in the arena of making dark dramas with an edge, be it The Game or Zodiac, and he clearly had plenty of experience telling stories about serial killers. The source material of Dragon Tattoo was massively popular, sure, but with that popularity came the opportunity to take hold of an even …
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The House With a Clock in its Walls Disc Releases Dec. 18

  • Comicmix
Universal City, California, October 30, 2018 – Enjoy the delightfully thrilling tale of a mysterious house where things, including the inhabitants, are not what they seem to be. The House With a Clock in its Walls arrives on Digital and via the digital movie app Movies Anywhere on November 27, 2018, as well as on 4K Ultra HD, Blu-rayTM, DVD and On Demand on December 18, 2018. Based on the classic children’s book and praised as “creaky, freaky haunted-mansion fun” (La Times), The House With a Clock in its Walls features over 60 minutes of bonus content including an alternate beginning and ending, stunning featurettes, deleted scenes, a hilarious gag reel, and feature commentary. Enchanting from start to finish, it’s the perfect adventure for families during the holidays.

Full of wonder and adventure, The House With a Clock in its Walls mesmerizes audiences of all ages and keeps the magic alive when stars Jack Black, Cate Blanchett
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Charlize Theron Explains How She Can Go From Playing Imperator Furiosa to Megyn Kelly — IndieWire Honors

Charlize Theron Explains How She Can Go From Playing Imperator Furiosa to Megyn Kelly — IndieWire Honors
On November 1, the 2018 IndieWire Honors ceremony will celebrate eight filmmakers and actors for their achievement in creative independence. We’re showcasing their work with new interviews this week.

While Charlize Theron was finishing up her first week of playing Fox anchor Megyn Kelly on Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Aisles film, Kelly was abruptly fired from NBC. “It was a rough day yesterday,” Theron said in an interview. “I’m trying to close everything off and stay in my safe quarters just trying to do this film. I’m watching a ton of real footage, to get her cadence and adapt my behavior. I’m sticking with my homework.”

Playing complicated, powerful women with vulnerable undersides is nothing new to Theron, who threw out a primal scream as one-armed Imperator Furiosa in George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” that moviegoers will never forget. The statuesque South African movie star
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Charlize Theron Explains How She Can Go From Playing Imperator Furiosa to Megyn Kelly — IndieWire Honors

Charlize Theron Explains How She Can Go From Playing Imperator Furiosa to Megyn Kelly — IndieWire Honors
On November 1, the 2018 IndieWire Honors ceremony will celebrate eight filmmakers and actors for their achievement in creative independence. We’re showcasing their work with new interviews this week.

While Charlize Theron was finishing up her first week of playing Fox anchor Megyn Kelly on Jay Roach’s untitled Roger Aisles film, Kelly was abruptly fired from NBC. “It was a rough day yesterday,” Theron said in an interview. “I’m trying to close everything off and stay in my safe quarters just trying to do this film. I’m watching a ton of real footage, to get her cadence and adapt my behavior. I’m sticking with my homework.”

Playing complicated, powerful women with vulnerable undersides is nothing new to Theron, who threw out a primal scream as one-armed Imperator Furiosa in George Miller’s “Mad Max: Fury Road” that moviegoers will never forget. The statuesque South African movie star
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13 Scary Shows to Stream Now

  • Variety
Scary movie marathons are a staple for Halloween, but in recent years the small screen has exploded with Demogorgons and serial killers, and television has never been scarier. From psychological thrillers to dark comedies, everyone can find their favorite kind of spooky series to gorge on all throughout October. Check our recommended list of 13 horror series available on Netflix, Hulu and Amazon Prime right now, starting with “The Haunting of Hill House,” which comes out Friday on Netflix.

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The Haunting of Hill House” (Season 1)

Many have called Shirley Jackson’s gothic novel the scariest book of fiction, as it drew from characters’ psyches rather than spotlighting cheap scares or the house itself. Starring Carla Gugino and Michiel Huisman, the Netflix adaptation looks to inspire terror in the same way, by plunging into the deepest fears and psychological scars of the now grown-up inhabitants of Hill House.

Stranger Things” (Seasons
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David Fincher and Brad Pitt's World War Z 2 Starts Production Next Summer

Yes, the long-awaited World War Z sequel is still going to happen. David Fincher is officially set to direct the film and Brad Pitt will return to reprise his role.

Regardless of the production problems surrounding the first film, it actually turned out really good! I enjoyed it more than I thought I would and with Fincher directing the sequel I’m even more stoked about World War Z 2! He’s one of my favorite directors and I can’t wait to see what he does with this next chapter of the story!

We’ve now learned that Fincher will start shooting the sequel next summer! Producer Dede Gardner recently confirmed:

“We're starting to shoot in June.”

That’s exciting news for fans of the first film! We don’t know much about the story that the sequel will tell, but a previous report has said that "Fincher was
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Jackie Chan to lend his voice to Once Upon a Zodiac

Toonbox Entertainment and Gama Entertainment announced that Jackie Chan has been tapped to lend his voice to the animated film Once Upon a Zodiac, as well as serving as executive producer.

The official synopsis for the film reads:

In a mystical, wondrous world populated with the animals of the Zodiac, a group of not-yet-friends are brought together by fate. The strength of the Tiger champion and the brains of the Rat genius are nothing compared to the street smarts and courage of a plucky orphaned Dragon. This unlikely trio set out to find missing parents, solve a growing mystery, and help the Grand Council conquer chaos and distrust to usher their world – and ours – into a bright new future.

“We are proud to have Jackie Chan part of this film as an executive producer,” said producer Galen Walker. “We are captivated by Jackie Chan’s talent and the leadership that
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‘The Clovehitch Killer’ Imbues The Serial Killer Storyline With Irony And Family Confrontation [Laff Review]

Ever since their integration into pop culture during the ‘70s, America’s morbid obsession with the deranged inner-demons and manifested violence of serial killers has only grown over the decades. Directors like David Fincher have obsessively carried the torch of this fascination for years and independent entities and filmmakers alike have followed suit. This texture brings us to director Duncan Skiles’ latest project, the seemingly Fincher-inspired “The Clovehitch Killer.” A concept which emerged from Skiles’ brief but intense obsession with serial killers a few years back, “The Clovehitch Killer” is a chilling and conflicting portrait of a mid-America tragedy enhanced by familial dramatics.

Continue reading ‘The Clovehitch Killer’ Imbues The Serial Killer Storyline With Irony And Family Confrontation [Laff Review] at The Playlist.
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HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: 40 Pairs of IMAX Passes to ‘The House with a Clock in Its Walls’

Chicago – In the latest HollywoodChicago.com Hookup: Film, we have 40 pairs of advance-screening IMAX movie passes up for grabs to the new film “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” starring Cate Blanchett and Jack Black!

The House with a Clock in Its Walls,” which opens on Sept. 21, 2018 and is rated “PG,” also stars Owen Vaccaro, Lorenza Izzo, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp and Sunny Suljic from writer Eric Kripke and director Eli Roth based on the novel by John Bellairs.

To win your free passes to “The House with a Clock in Its Walls” courtesy of HollywoodChicago.com, just get interactive with our social media widget below. That’s it! This screening is on Tuesday, Sept. 18, 2018 at 7 p.m. in downtown Chicago. The more social actions you complete, the more points you score and the higher yours odds of winning! Completing these social actions only increases your odds of
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‘American Woman’: Sienna Miller Wastes A Career-Best Performance On An Uninteresting Story [Tiff Review]

Movies about unsolved cases can be a tricky proposition for audiences. After all, the notion that a case may not be wrapped up by a film’s end is a risky commitment for creatives because the mainstream is used to resolution at the end of a movie. This is not a suggestion that Jake Scott’s “American Woman” has no resolution to its mystery, but as the film goes along, and 11 years go by in the case of a missing child, you start to suspect that the motivation at hand by Scott could very well be influenced by David Fincher’s “Zodiac.”

Read More: Toronto International Film Festival: 22 Most Anticipated Movies

Scott, son of Ridley, proved he had potential with 2010’s “Meet The Rileys,” but this latest film takes on heavier themes with rather mixed results, despite the solid acting and the filmmaker’s keen eye for detail.

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Movie Review – American Animals (2018)

American Animals, 2018.

Directed by Bart Layton.

Starring Evan Peters, Barry Keoghan, Blake Jenner, Jared Abramson, Udo Kier, Ann Dowd, Spencer Reinhard, Warren Lipka, Chas Allen, and Eric Borsuk.

Synopsis:

Four young men mistake their lives for a movie and attempt one of the most audacious heists in U.S. history.

Bart Layton follows up his mesmerising 2012 documentary The Imposter with another delirious examination of unreliable narrators and the wild yarns they love to spin. Melding stranger-than-fiction subject matter with terrific performances and sharp below-the-line work, American Animals just might be one of 2018’s most fascinating cult curios in the making.

Layton’s film begins with the title card “This is not based on a true story”, before the “not based on” part quickly disappears. It’s a simple but effective mission statement, begging audiences to make up their own minds on what they’re about to see.

The story is
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Opinion: SE7EN’s John Doe Didn’t Succeed as He Planned

David Fincher’s 1995 psychological horror/thriller Se7en is one of most enduring and terrifying films of its kind, standing alongside the likes of The Silence of the Lambs, Zodiac, Frailty, and The Vanishing, amongst others. The tale of two detectives, one new to the force and one on the way out, searching for a serial killer […]

The post Opinion: SE7EN’s John Doe Didn’t Succeed as He Planned appeared first on Dread Central.
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Amazon Prime schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July 2018

Amazon Prime has confirmed that several of its original series will be debuting new episodes on the streaming service in July, including the first seasons of both the Indian reality competition series “Comicstaan” and the Tour de France travelogue “Eat.Race.Win” and season 4 of the charming children’s series “Tumble Leaf.”

And there will also be new to Amazon Prime seasons of some of your favorites from other networks, including the final episodes of the Emmy-winning FX drama “The Americans,” all 12 seasons of the groundbreaking police drama “NYPD Blue” and all seven seasons of the Kyra Sedgwick crime series “The Closer.”

Likewise, there will be plenty of movies making their first appearances on Amazon Prime including the four films in the “Jaws” franchise and the Oscar-winning “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.”

See Netflix schedule: Here’s what is coming and leaving in July

Available July 1

21 Jump Street (Seasons 1-2)

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Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Legendary Composer David Shire

David Shire's melodies have earned him an Oscar, a Grammy, countless Emmy and Tony nominations, as well a special place in the hearts of audiences spanning as far back as 1960. David drops by Shetler Studios to look back on his career and revisit not only such films as The Conversation, The Taking Of Pelham One Two Three, All The President's Men, Return to Oz, Zodiac, Norma Rae, and Saturday Night Fever, but to explore his collaboration with Richard Maltby Jr that produced such musicals as Starting Here, Starting Now, Baby, Take Flight, Big, Closer Than Ever, Love Match, How Do You Do, I Love You, and The Sap Of Life.
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Here Are the New Titles Amazon Prime Members Can Stream in July

  • The Wrap
Amazon Prime members who like tragic spies, sparkle vampires, being-depressed-about-global-warming or old school television have plenty to look forward to in July, as the streaming service is adding a ton of new movies and TV shows.

On the TV front, three new Prime Originals come this month, including Indian stand up series “Comicstaan” on July 13, “Tumble Leaf” on July 24, and “Eat. Race. Win,” a behind-the-scenes look of the Tour de France landing July 27.

The streaming service is also giving members a visit from the Ghost of TV Past on July 1 when it adds undercover-cops-in-high-school Fox series “21 Jump Street,” the complete run of USA Network’s “Burn Notice,” and all 12 seasons of ’90s cop drama “NYPD Blue,” among others.

And skipping ahead to month’s end, “The Americans” season 6 lands on Prime July 29.

Meanwhile, on July 1 Prime Video is also adding a few classics to its film library, including “American Psycho,
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Luis Gerardo Mendez Joins Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston in 'Murder Mystery' (Exclusive)

Luis Gerardo Mendez Joins Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston in 'Murder Mystery' (Exclusive)
Nabbing his first English-language role, Luis Gerardo Mendez, one of Mexico’s biggest stars, has joined Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in Netflix whodunit Murder Mystery.

Kyle Newacheck, who recently helmed the action comedy Game Over, Man! for Netflix, is directing the feature, which also has Luke Evans in the cast.

The script by Jamie Vanderbilt (Zodiac, White House Down) centers on a NYC cop (Sandler) that finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long-promised European trip when a chance meeting on the flight with a mysterious man (Evans) gets them invited to an intimate family gathering on the super yacht of ...
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Luke Evans Will Join Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston in The Netflix Comedy Murder Mystery

Luke Evans has been cast in the upcoming Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston Netflix comedy Murder Mystery. The movie comes from Kyle Newacheck (Workaholics), who is set to direct the film from a script by James Vanderbilt.

Up until this point, all we knew about the story was that Sandler plays a New York cop who finally takes his wife (Aniston) on a long-promised European trip. Now, thanks to Deadline, we have some new information on the story. While on the flight to Europe, they meet a mysterious man (Evans) who invites them to an intimate family gathering on the super yacht of elderly billionaire Malcolm Quince. "When Quince is murdered, the couple become the prime suspects in a modern-day whodunit."

This will be Adam Sandler’s sixth movie with Netflix and it reteams him with Aniston after they co-starred in the 2011 comedy Just Go With It. I hope that
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‘Mindhunter’: David Fincher Shot a 9-Minute Take 75 Times and Didn’t Let Cameron Britton Talk to Anyone on Set

‘Mindhunter’: David Fincher Shot a 9-Minute Take 75 Times and Didn’t Let Cameron Britton Talk to Anyone on Set
One of the consistent differences between producing television and films is that TV moves fast; when crews are responsible for six to 22 hours of new content every year, directors don’t often have time to shoot take after take until everyone is satisfied with the result.

Well, no one told David Fincher that.

Speaking at an Fyc event for his Netflix original series “Mindhunter” on Friday night, Fincher explained how much time he spent capturing one nine-and-a-half-minute scene for Season 1. Shot with three cameras all running at once, Fincher put his three-person cast and many more crew members through 75 takes before he was ready to call it quits.

Jonathan Groff, who joined Fincher on the panel along with co-star Holt McCallany, Anna Torv, Cameron Britton, and casting director Laray Mayfield, asked his director, “What was the longest scene we had? Seven minutes?”

“No, no,” Fincher said. “The scene with Happy [Anderson] was 11 pages.
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A New Film About The Zodiac Killer Will Be Developed Called The Most Dangerous Animal Of All

There's a new film about the Zodiac Killer being developed called The Most Dangerous Animal of All. It's based on the The New York Times bestselling book of the same name written by Gary L. Stewart, who claims that his dad, Earl Van Best. Jr., was the Zodiac Killer.

The rights to the book were acquired by Ross Dinerstein and Campfire Entertainment. The plan is to make a documentary first and then they will follow that up with a feature film. The title of the book comes from the 1932 movie The Most Dangerous Game which law enforcement for years has said could have inspired the Zodiac killer.

There have been multiple films made about the Zodiac Killer over the years. My favorite is David Fincher's 2007 film Zodiac, which is one of my favorite movies of all time. I've been fascinated with the Zodiac Killer for a long time. The
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