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Tommy Lee Jones Joins Casey Affleck in “Stoner” Adaptation with Joe Wright Directing.

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Tommy Lee Jones is set to star in Stoner based on the critically acclaimed 1965 novel.

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Anya Taylor-Joy & Olivia Cooke are Stirring Up Trouble in “Thoroughbreds” Trailer (Video)

The first red-band trailer for the dark comedy “Thoroughbreds” has been released, starring Anya Taylor-Joy and Olivia Cooke.

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WB TV Teams With Gulfstream to Land Hot Property ENCYCLOPEDIA DAD in Preemptive Deal (Exclusive)

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Being pitched as a high concept drama in the vein of This is Us, the short story marks the first big Hollywood sale for the writer and first to originate from digital platform Medium.com.

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Paradigm and Gotham Group Hit Town with Oz – Wonderland Spec DOROTHY AND ALICE (Exclusive)

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Now into producers, this hot new spec from the writer of Rose Red promises two powerful female leads and a dark twist on the worlds we thought we knew.

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“Jack and the Beanstalk” Feature “Gigantic” Canceled at Disney

The project was set to be released in 2020 with “Inside Out” co-write Meg LeFauve and Nathan Greno directing.

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Simon Curtis Explores the History of Winnie the Pooh in “Goodbye Christopher Robin”

ChristopherRobinTN The director of My Week with Marilyn and Woman in Gold tells the story of A.A. Milne’s creation of the literary character with Domhnall Gleason, Margot Robbie, and newcomer Will Tilston.

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“Wonderstruck” Review: Todd Haynes is Clearly Out of His Element in Possibly the First Major Misstep of His Career

wonderstrucreviewTNAn adaptation of Brian Selznick’s fantasy tale of New York City and its museum, the movie falls short of any expectations with uncharacteristically bad storytelling choices.

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“Power Rangers” Director Dean Israelite Exploring “Unexplained Phenomenon” with Amblin

DeanIsraeliteTN Reuniting with his “Project Almanac” writers Andrew Deutschman and Jason Pagan for the second major directing attachment for Amblin’s latest supernatural thriller.

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“Star Wars: The Last Jedi”: Watch the New Trailer Now (Video)

star wars last jedi poster small The first full-length trailer for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, directed by Rian Johnson, has been released, teasing what appears to be this trilogy’s version of The Empire Strikes back.

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The Mystique of Cruising: The Characteristics That Make Tom Cruise A Star

tc shades What is it about Tom Cruise that makes you want to go see his movies? Despite struggling domestic box offices, the world has very loudly shouted, we want more Cruise! Except no one has been able to pinpoint exactly what it is we want; we just know we want it.

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Filmmaker Angela Robinson Returns with Her Portrait of Wonder Woman Creator Professor William Marston

AngelaRobinsonTNThe prolific television director, producer (“The L Word”) takes on a passion project in telling the story of “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women,” starring Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall.

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Will Smith, Tom Holland Providing Voices for Animated “Spies in Disguise”

smithhollandTNBased on the 2009 animated short “Pigeon Impossible,” the Fox Animation projection overseen by Blue Sky Studios and Chernin Entertainment will be released by Fox on Jan. 18, 2019.

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7 Sequels Audiences Would Love to See

While Blade Runner 2049 won raves from critics, the film underperformed in its opening weekend. As studios are determined to stick with franchises, here are seven sequels that could succeed in continuing their original stories and wooing audiences.

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The Final Trailer for “Professor Marston & the Wonder Women” Couldn’t Come at a Better Time (Video)

ProfMarstonTNStarring Luke Evans and Rebecca Hall, Angela Robinson’s timely true story is more than a heavy-hitting drama about intolerance, but it also gives Marston’s women proper credit as the inspiration for his beloved creation.

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Frank Grillo is “Wheelman” in the Trailer for Netflix Action-Thriller (Video)

WheelmanTNThe crime thriller from Jeremy Rush features the star of “The Purge: Anarchy” and “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” will premiere on the streaming service on October 20.

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“Blade Runner 2049” Stalls Out Despite Strong Reviews and Ticket Presales

BladeRunnerTNThe Denis Villeneuve-directed sequel, released 35 years after the original movie, only made $31.5 mill. this weekend, far below most expectations. “My Little Pony: The Movie” also opened weakly in fourth place.

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Keira Knightley Signed to Star in Untitled Spy Drama from K Period Media

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The production company behind “Manchester by the Sea” is making the movie based on an original script by Camilla Blackett (“New Girl,” “The Newsroom”). Knightley is also producing.

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Helen Mirren, Luke Evans Reunite (Sort of) for Luc Besson’s Next Action Film “Anna”

mirrenevansTNThe mother-son from “Fate of the Furious” didn’t have any scenes together, but that should change for the new movie from the director of “Lucy,” “La Femme Nikita” and “The Professional.”

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The Final “Justice League” Trailer is Here and It’s the Most Exciting One Yet (Video)

JusticeLeagueTrailer3TNOpening Nov. 17, the new Warners/DC Entertainment movie stars Ben Affleck, Gal Gadot, Ezra Miller, Jason Momoa and Ray Fisher as earth’s mightiest heroes.

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Complex, Tangled Continuity Can Often Be the Undoing of a Potential Franchise Film

batmanvsupermanTNMovies that expect the viewer to have watched previous movies or read previous source material are likely hurting themselves as opposed to fresh new takes on popular characters.

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Is Doug Liman the Most Underrated Filmmaker Working in Hollywood Right Now?

DougLimanTNWith his new film “American Made” and previous one “The Wall,” Liman proves he’s able to do much more than big-budget studio action movies, so why is he rarely the first name mentioned for big-budget tentpole movies?

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Career Therapist: Shouldn’t Rachel Weisz Be More Visible?

RachelWeiszTNThe Oscar-winning actor has been making lower-profile indies the past few years, but shouldn’t she be looking at making something that will remind the general populace what a great actor she is? Or at least movies that might get seen?

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Under the Radar: “Una” Will Shake You Up with Amazing Performances by Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn

UnaUnderRadarTNThe Benedict Andrews-directed adaptation of David Harrower’s play “Blackbird” Is far more than a filmed theatrical piece, as the filmmaker takes advantage of what film can do that theater can’t.

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Weekend Update: “Blade Runner 2049” Disappointing with $12.7 Million Friday Opening

BladeRunnerBox2TNDespite positive tracking and reviews, the sci-fi sequel may not make more than $40 mill. this weekend. Meanwhile, weaker offerings “My Little Pony” and “Mountain Between Us” might be fighting it out for second place.

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Hindsight Might Be 20/20, But In This Case, Foresight Is 2020

Is planning so far in advance for franchise release dates ultimately hurting studio films? Neil Turitz takes a look at the tentpole movies from Universal, Marvel, and DC that are driving Hollywood’s future.

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“Una” Director Benedict Andrews Brings a Tough but Acclaimed Play to the Screen

UnaRay1TNThe intense drama starring Rooney Mara, Ben Mendelsohn and Riz Ahmed is based on David Harrower’s play Blackbird.

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Grey Damon, Okieriete Onaodowan, Danielle Savre & Barrett Doss Cast in “Grey’s Anatomy” Firehouse Spin-Off

greysanatomyspinoffTNThe four actors will be series regulars in the new 10-episode series from Shonda Rhimes’ Shondaland, starring “Grey’s Anatomy’s” Jason George and Jaina Lee Ortiz.

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The Intense Trailer for Joe Lynch’s Action Movie “Mayhem” Starring Steven Yeun (Video)

mayhemTrailerTN“The Walking Dead” star plays Derek Cho, a man fired from his law firm who discovers that the building has been quarantined due to a virus that causes those infected to act out their impulses.

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The “Pacific Rim: Uprising” Trailer Puts the Focus on John Boyega, New Jaegers & Monsters (Video)

PacRimTrailerTNDirected by Steven S. DeKnight (“Daredevil,” “Smallville”), the sequel to Guillermo del Toro’s 2013 sci-fi action movie co-stars Scott Eastwood, Adria Arjona, Tian Jing, Burn Gorman and more.

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Keanu Reeves Sci-Fi Thriller “Replicas” Offers a Fascinating First Trailer (Video)

ReplicasTNPicked up out of Toronto by Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures, the film in which Reeves plays a neuroscientist trying to revive the family he lost in a car crash has yet to set a release date.

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