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Gavin O’Connor Might Be the Perfect Director to Take Over “Suicide Squad 2”

While the announcement a few weeks back may have seemed like an unconventional choice, that might actually make O’Connor the better choice.

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Under the Radar: “The Force” is a Riveting Doc about the Oakland Police Department Dealing with Change

Filmmaker Peter Nicks spent two years tailing the police department as they dealt with scandals and controversy in the face of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.

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Why is Horror So Popular in the “45” Era?

With Warner Bros’ “It” killing at the box office and other 2017 horror hits like Jordan Peele’s “Get Out” and Shyamalan’s “Split,” it seems like more than a coincidence.

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Weekend Update: “Kingsman” Should Win the Weekend With $40 Million or Slightly Less

Warners’ The LEGO Ninjago Movie not doing nearly as well and is likely to end up in third place to It in its third weekend.

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Lady Gaga’s “A Star Is Born”, Margot Robbie’s “I, Tonya” Get New Release Dates

gagatonyaTNWhile the Bradley Cooper-directed remake moves earlier to the summer of ’18, Robbie’s star turn as Tonya Harding will get a ’17 release in NY and LA to qualify for awards.

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Fox Commits to Royal Custody Comedy from Danny Zuker, Trevor Engelson and Dan Farah

Engelson’s ex-wife Meghan Markle is currently dating Prince Harry, and the fictional premise of show involves a divorced man whose ex-wife marries into the British Royal family.

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First Teaser Trailer for Justin Benson, Aaron Moorhead Psychological Thriller “The Endless” (Video)

EndlessTNThe psychological thriller from the makers of “Spring” premiered at Tribeca and will play at Fantastic Fest starting on Sunday.

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Voltage Pictures in Talks to Co-Produce Rod Lurie-Directed “Black Eyed Susans”

Based on Julia Heaberlin’s Ballantine novel, Lurie adapted the psychological thriller with author and wife Kyra Davis with plans to co-produce via his Battleplan Productions.

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Bill Clinton, James Patterson Novel “The President Is Missing” Picked Up for Showtime Series

The book, which won’t be published until June 2018, created an intense bidding war for the property, and the cable network gave it a straight-to-series order.

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Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris on Recreating the “Battle of the Sexes”

The Oscar-nominated filmmakers of Little Miss Sunshine tackle the 1973 tennis match between Billie Jean King (Emma Stone) & Bobby Riggs (Steve Carell).

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“Kingsman: The Golden Circle” and “The LEGO Ninjago Movie” Will Try to Take Down the Blockbuster “It”

The Stephen King adaptation finally has some competition from Matthew Vaughn’s action sequel and the latest LEGO family film, as well as the horror flick Friend Request.

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Jessica Williams, Jim Strouse to Reunite for Showtime Comedy Series

The duo’s feature film The Incredible Jessica James premiered at Sundance in Jan. and was picked up to stream on Netflix.

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Tom Hanks Will Headline “A Man Called Ove” Remake

The Oscar-nominated Swedish film based on Fredrik Backman’s 2014 novel was one of the underrated foreign films released in 2016.

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TORONTO: True Stories Abound at the 42nd Annual Film Fest, But Which Ones are Actually Believable?

battle of the sexesAnalyzing sixteen of the movies at this year’s TIFF said to be “based on true stories” to see which ones are worth seeing, which ones have Oscar chances and most of all, which ones you can believe were really true stories.

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Wes Anderson Animated Film “Isle of Dogs” Gets a First Trailer (Video)

isleofdogsTN Anderson’s first film since his 2014 Oscar-winning The Grand Budapest Hotel is also his first animated film since 2009’s Oscar-nominated The Fantastic Mr. Fox. It will be released on March 31, 2018.

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Toronto: Samuel Goldwyn Picks Up Award-Winning Western “Sweet Country”

sweetcountryexcerptWarwick Thornton’s Western set in the Australian Outback premiered at TIFF as part of the Platform section and won the jury-selected award in that section. It stars Hamilton Morris, Ewen Leslie and Sam Neill.

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“Murder on the Orient Express” Gets a Second Trailer and It’s a Johnny Depp Comedy? (Video)

johnnydepporientexpressTNThe Agatha Christie adaptation directed by and starring Kenneth Branagh as Hercule Poirot and co-starring Michelle Pfeiffer, Penelope Cruz, Daisy Ridley and Judi Dench, it opens on Nov. 10.

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Matthew Vaughn Returns for Second Dose of Spy Action with “Kingsman: The Golden Circle”

KingsmanTN The director of KIck-Ass and X-Men: First Class explains why he decided to do a sequel and move the story to America with the Statesmen and a female villain, played by Julianne Moore.

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Toronto: Netflix Buys Midnight Movie “The Ritual” for $4.75 Million

TheRitualTNWritten by Joe Barton (Humans) and directed by David Bruckner (The Signal, Southbound), the film follows four friends hiking through the Scandinavian wilderness.

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Matt Damon to Play Con Man Doctor John R. Brinkley in “Charlatan,” Which He’ll Also Produce

MattDamonTNThe subject of the 2016 documentary Nuts! and Pope Brock’s 2008 non-fiction book convinced people that he could cure impotence with a rather odd procedure.

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Elisabeth Moss Will Lead the Simon Curtis-Directed Drama “Call Jane”

elisabethMossTNIn the true story, the recent Emmy winner for The Handmaid’s Tale will play a woman who discovers an underground group of women who provide safe abortions pre-Roe v. Wade.

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Morgan Freeman, Tommy Lee Jones Face off in the First “Just Getting Started” Trailer (Video)

JustgettingstartedTNThe Dec. 8 comedy directed by Ron Shelton (Tin Cup) pits the two veteran actors against each other at a Palm Springs retirement home.

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Netflix Lady Gaga Doc “Gaga: Five Foot Two” Gets a Full Trailer (Video)

gagafivefoottwoTNThe doc, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival, will stream globally on the network starting this Friday, Sept. 22.

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Toronto: Jeff and Ed’s Top 10 Movies of the Festival, From “Novitiate” to “Call Me by Your Name”

CMBYNTrue stories such as Battle of the Sexes, Darkest Hour and The Disaster Artist reigned supreme at TIFF, where The Killing of a Sacred Deer also made a strong impression.

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“Dunkirk” Star Aneurin Barnard, Kevin Durand Cast in Weider Brothers Biopic “Bigger”

barnarddurandTN“Middle Men” writer/director George Gallo is tackling the biopic about the “grandfathers of the fitness movement” with “Supergirl’s” Tyler Hoechlin already cast as Joe Weider.

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Orson Welles Alien Invasion Broadcast Film to be Financed by Echo Lake

welleswarwoldsTNCo-producer Sean Sorenson’s spec script We Interrupt this Program will go behind the scenes of the War of the Worlds broadcast that panicked the nation.

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Sony Pictures Worldwide Acquires Dan Simmons Horror Novel “Summer of Night”

simmonssummerTNMexican filmmaker Isaac Ezban (The Similars) will direct the adaption by Ben Poole with Ehren Kruger and Daniel Bobker (The Ring) producing.

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David Gordon Green’s “Stronger” Takes on a Personal True Story with Jake Gyllenhaal

The acclaimed indie filmmaker talks about the inspirational true story of Boston Marathon victim Jeff Bauman, directing Danny McBride’s Vice Principals and remaking Halloween.

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Ansel Elgort, Chloe Grace Moretz Reunite to Solve a Murder in “November Criminals” Trailer (Video)

elgortmoretzTN The thriller co-starring Chloe Grace Moretz is about a pair of college-bound lovers who try to solve the death of their classmate.

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“It” Wins a Second Weekend, Demolishing All Newcomers

itboxofficeTNIts estimated $60 million is a record 2nd weekend for an R-rated movie, but it’s also higher than the Sept. opening record.

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