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“Blade Runner 2049’s” Mackenzie Davis to Star in Amblin’s Ghost Story “The Turning” (Exclusive)

Mackenzie Davis The TurningDavis is one of Hollywood’s hottest up-and-coming stars thanks to Halt and Catch Fire, The Martian and the “San Junipero” episode of Black Mirror.

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“Mudbound” Helmer Dee Rees Will Next Direct Equal Rights Amendment Drama “An Uncivil War”

DeeReesTNFilmNation financing/producing the drama about the 1970 battle to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment that rallied Gloria Steinem, Flo Kennedy and other Women’s movement leaders against the conservative Phyllis Schlafly.

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Anna Paquin Playing De Niro’s Daughter in Scorsese’s “The Irishman”

annapaquinTNThe Oscar-winning actress joins the cast of Scorsese’s crime-drama for Netflix, in which De Niro will play hitman Frank “The Irishman” Sheeran, who might have been responsible for Jimmy Hoffa’s disappearance.

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Christian Bale’s “Hostiles” Picked Up by Byron Allen’s Entertainment Studios

HostilesTNThe latest from Scott Cooper (“Black Mass”) has Bale playing an army captain escorting an Indian chief from New Mexico to Montana. It will get a Dec. Oscar-run and a Jan. 2018 release.

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Daisy Ridley Attached to Star in Christy Hall Spec “Daddio,” About One Epic Cab Ride

daisyridleyTNThe CAA-packaged drama involves a woman being picked up at JFK airport by a cab driver who she gets into a long conversation with about their past and current relationships.

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Director Hany Abu-Assad on His Kate Winslet-Idris Elba Survival Epic “The Mountain Between Us”

MountainBetweenUsTNAlready nominated for two Oscars in the foreign language category, the Dutch-Palestinian filmmaker takes on Charles Martin’s popular novel about two strangers whose charter plane crashes in the Rocky Mountains.

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Alexandra Daddario Will Headline Director William Olsson’s Japan-Set Thriller “I Am Not a Bird”

AlexandraDaddarioNotYourBirdTNThe “True Detective” and “Baywatch” star will join the Swedish filmmaker for the adaptation of Catherine Hanrahan’s novel “Lost Girls and Love Hotels,” which the author adapted herself.

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Jared Leto to Play Hugh Hefner in Biopic From Director Brett Ratner

letohefnerTNThe 45-year-old Oscar winner will portray the millionaire Playboy founder in a film that Ratner has been trying to get off the ground literally for a decade.

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Pablo Schreiber is Damien Chazelle’s Jim Lovell in “First Man”

schreiberlovellTNThe Neil Armstrong biopic starring Ryan Gosling has pulled together an impressive ensemble cast thanks to Chazelle’s street cred after directing two back-to-back Oscar-nominated movies.

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Tom Petty Dead at 66, But Hollywood Will Help Ensure His Music Lives On Forever (Video)

Tom Petty TrioFor decades, Hollywood has turned to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers to provide the perfect song for a number of films and television shows, though no one seems to have been a bigger fan than Cameron Crowe, who used Petty tunes in Jerry Maguire, Elizabethtown and We Bought a Zoo.

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Justin Theroux, Kathy Bates, Sam Waterston Join Felicity Jones in Ruth Bader Ginsburg Movie

On the Basis of Sex TrioRising stars Jack Reynor and Cailee Spaeny are also joining Mimi Leder’s On the Basis of Sex, which co-stars Armie Hammer as the husband of the Supreme Court Justice.

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“Sonic the Hedgehog” Movie In the Works at Paramount With Tim Miller as EP

Sonic the Hedgehog MovieJeff Fowler will make his feature directing debut on the film, having worked alongside Miller at the latter’s Blur Studio. Fowler previously wrote and directed the 2005 Oscar-nominated animated short Gopher Broke, which Miller executive produced.

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Sadly, Tom Cruise is No Longer a Top Draw

With the actor’s latest, American Made, disappointing at the box office, it might be signaling “the requiem for the Movie Star,” according to Neil Turitz, but he offers some hope on how Cruise can come out of this freefall.

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“The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected)” Film Review: Noah Baumbach Hits His Stride With His Funniest Comedy Re-Examining Earlier Themes

MeyerowitzStoriesTNEdward Douglas thinks Baumbach’s 10th film is easily his funniest and strongest dose of dysfunctional family humor.

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Final Update: “Kingsman” Will Indeed Repeat at #1 in Close Three-Way Race

AmericanMadeTNIt looks like a tight race for first place with all three movies estimated to make around $17 mill. for the weekend, but it’s unlikely that Tom Cruise’s “American Made” will be #1.

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“Chaos Walking”: The First Set Photo from Daisy Ridley, Tom Holland’s Sci-Fi Epic

ChaosWalkingSetPhotoTNThe first look at the leading characters from Doug Liman’s next movie, scheduled for release on March 1, 2019, and co-starring Mads MIkkelsen, Kurt Sutter, Nick Jonas and more.

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If Rotten Tomatoes Is Hurting Movies at the Box Office, Is Not Screening for Critics the Answer?

Sony’s “Flatliners” is the latest movie to not have any critics’ screenings in advance. Going by its 0% Rotten Tomatoes score, it probably was a wise move… or was it?

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Under the Radar: “Super Dark Times” Will Eff With Your Head as a More Modern Version of “River’s Edge”

SuperDarkTimesTNCinematographer Kevin Phillips’ feature film directorial debut is a stunner with a number of amazing performances by young talent that makes it worth seeking out.

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Will 2017 Be the Year of the Big Bucks Auteur or Will Big Ideas, Visions Hurt Movies at the Box Office?

Darren Aronofsky’s “mother!” is only one side of the equation as Christopher Nolan and Denis Villeneuve are delivering larger-scale auteur films.

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NYFF: Alex Gibney’s Latest Doc “No Stone Unturned” Involves a Chilling Unsolved Murder in Northern Ireland

NoStoneUnturnedTNThe Oscar-winning filmmaker explores the 1994 Loughinisland massacre which went unsolved for decades, caught up in red tape and bureaucracy.

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This Weekend Might Be Closer to Call Than Expected with a Three-Way Race

threewaytieboxofficeTNWith Tom Cruise’s “American Made” doing well, and other movies dropping more than expected, it will be very close to see what wins the weekend. It definitely won’t be “Flatliners.”

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The Must Stream Movies and Shows Coming to Netflix this October

With summer officially over, it’s time to buckle down and huddle around the Netflix enabled device for warmth this Halloween season.

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“Meet the Movie Press”: Simon Reviews “Blade Runner 2049,” Michelle Williams Joins “Venom,” “Hocus Pocus” Heads to TV (Video)

MTMP Sept 29The guys also discuss Friday’s breaking news that Kristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o are circling the Charlie’s Angels reboot at Sony.

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“Blade Runner 2049” Review: Denis Villeneuve Balances Reverence and Innovation in Worthy Sequel That Adds to Original’s Legacy

Blade Runner 2049 ReviewBlade Runner 2049 is such a good sequel that it makes the case that, between these two films, no other example of the genre has ever made these ideas so vivid, so wrenching, so immediate and raw,” writes Drew McWeeny.

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“Spotlight” Star Brian d’Arcy James Lands on Damien Chazelle’s Moon Movie “First Man”

jamesTNfixThe actor will play Joseph A. Walker, the seventh man in space, in the Neil Armstrong biopic from the Oscar-winning “La La Land” filmmaker, scheduled for Oct 12. 2018.

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O.J. Simpson’s Possible Parole Prompts Hot Comedy Script “Cuba Gooding Jr. Must Die” (Exclusive)

Cuba Gooding Jr Must DieWriter Jimmy Tsai (Ping Pong Playa) imagines a newly-paroled O.J. Simpson as he sets out on an obsessive quest for revenge against actor Cuba Gooding Jr. for exploiting his image on American Crime Story.

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“Men in Black” Spin-Off Set for 2019 with “Iron Man” Writers

miblogoTNTommy Lee Jones and Will Smith won’t be involved, but Matt Holloway and Art Marcum have written a screenplay to prepare it for potential directors and its May 17, 2019 release date.

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Russian Model-Actress Gia Skova Making Directorial Debut With Action Movie “The Serpent”

Gia Skova The SerpentIn addition to directing, producing and starring in the film, Skova also wrote the script, which follows a CIA agent who discovers she’s being manipulated by her own agency, forcing her to escape its watchful eye long enough to head to China in order to unravel a major conspiracy.

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“Last Flag Flying” Review: Erratic Dramedy Features Three Strong Performances But Never Completely Connects

Boyhood filmmaker Richard Linklater directs this quasi-sequel to Hal Ashby’s 1973 film The Last Detail and an “insanely funny” Bryan Cranston steals the show.

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Eva Longoria Joins Ken Marino Comedy “Dog Days”

longoriamarinoTNThe “Desperate Housewives” star would play a wife and mother whose adopted daughter falls in love with a lost dog, and that’s just one of a bunch of dog-related stories in the movie.

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