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Weekend Update: “Happy Death Day” Wins Friday the 13th by Significant Margin

HappyDeathDayBOTNThe Blumhouse horror flick will beat “Blade Runner 2049” for first place while Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” should place third.

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Women are Uniting and Hollywood Needs to Fall in Line

For the first time, women are exposing the nightmare that is being female in Hollywood and people are finally coming out in droves to support them and keep the conversation going.

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Will Storytellers Evolve with the Changing Tides of Hollywood?

For years, conversations surrounding the use of sexual assault and rape in film and television have been building. Will the recent events surrounding Harvey Weinstein and others finally force storytellers to make a change?

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.12.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptPearl Street Films developing feature about America’s first detectives with Chris Bremner writing. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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Three New Movies Try to Avoid Friday the 13th Jinx and October Blahs

boxofficepreview1013TNBlumhouse’s “Happy Death Day,” Jackie Chan’s “The Foreigner” and Chadwick Boseman as “Marshall” take on “Blade Runner 2049.”

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.10.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptLeah Remini joins Jennifer Lopez for the romantic comedy Second Act with Peter Segal set to direct. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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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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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.09.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJohn Malkovich is teaming up with Sandra Bullock for Netflix’s Bird Box while eyeing a role in Mile 22 with Mark Wahlberg. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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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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“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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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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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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“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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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.05.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptFan-favorite Yo-Yo on Agents of SHIELD, played by Elena Rodriguez, has been promoted to series regular for the upcoming fifth season. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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“Brawl in Cell Block 99” Director S. Craig Zahler on Taking Vince Vaughn to a Different Place as an Actor

BrawlinCellBlockTNThe director of “Bone Tomahawk” and master of the slow build genre flick puts Vaughn into one of the most brutal prison movies imaginable, then uses him again for his third film “Dragged Across Concrete.”

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“Blade Runner 2049” is Shooting for a New October Record But Will Probably Fall Just Short

BladeRunner2049TNRyan Gosling, Harrison Ford are brought together for Denis Villeneuve’s long-awaited sequel that’s receiving rave reviews. “My Little Pony” and “The Mountain Between Us” probably won’t make similar waves.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.04.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptTim Meadows is set to reunite with fellow “Saturday Night Live” alum Will Ferrell on CBS All Access’ first comedy series, “No Activity”. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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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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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (10.02.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptJudy Greer is in talks to join Jamie Lee Curtis in the “Halloween” film from Blumhouse. Greer would play the daughter of Curtis. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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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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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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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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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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Up-and-Comer of the Month: Charlie Tahan on Channeling His Dark Side for “Super Dark Times”

Charlie TahanTahan may be young but he has already worked with acclaimed indie filmmakers such as Woody Allen (Blue Jasmine), Ira Sachs (Love Is Strange) and Todd Solondz (Wiener-Dog), so I think it’s a safe bet you’ll be seeing a lot more of him in the coming years.

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The Tracking Board’s Daily Debrief (09.29.17)

The-Tracking-Boards-Daily-Debrief-city-excerptKristen Stewart and Lupita Nyong’o are being eyed to star in the Charlie’s Angels reboot being directed by Elizabeth Banks. Plus, a round-up of the day’s top entertainment news stories from around the web.

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The Exec Shuffle – The Blotter Recap (09.29.17)

Screen Shot 2015-05-01 at 4.52.36 PMEpix’s CEO and president Mark Greenberg steps down with Monty Sarhan stepping up to run things in the interim. Keep up with what’s happening in the industry with the inside information on who’s getting hired, promoted, and let go.

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Telethons Lose Their Identity as Celebrities Overshadow the Cause

Telethon“Crowdfunding has made a splash with apps like GoFundMe, Kickstarter and Indiegogo, so now that anyone can run their own mini-telethon by sourcing funds from friends and family, what’s the point of even having a telethon,” writes Sabrina Cognata.

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On Yom Kippur, We Look to the Sins and Successes of 2017

Neil Turitz takes a moment to look on the bright side of a tough year to see what the industry got right.

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