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  1. In 'Widows,' Crime Gets a New Face; Here's Everything We Know
    Crime thrillers offer audiences the opportunity to live vicariously through the heroes and villians portrayed on screen. Often those characters are brooding and brutal, manly men who have little time for the women in their lives; they are too busy planning spectacular crimes and scheming how they'll spend their ill-gotten gains. Widows flips the book, so to speak, smashing stereotypes and placing a strong group of women at the heart of an intense crime drama. The film has received very positive advance reviews ahead of its wide opening on November 9. Here's everything we know about Widows. What's it about? Set in present-day Chicago, Widows is "a blistering, modern-day thriller set against the backdrop of crime, passion and corruption," according to the...
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  2. Next 3 Major Family Movies: 'A Dog's Way Home,' 'The Kid Who Would Be King,' 'Dumbo'
    A cheerful comedy about a grouchy creature who doesn't like Christmas, Dr. Seuss' The Grinch, opened over the weekend to grand success. Benedict Cumberbatch, who portrays the titular character with gruff yet winsome authority, leads the voice cast in the animated holiday adventure, joined by Rashida Jones, Kenan Thompson, Angela Lansbury and Pharrell Williams. Dr. Seuss' The Grinch is ideal for families. More family films are coming soon to theaters, including Ralph Breaks the Internet and Mary Poppins Returns. What about next year? Here are three selections that should please all members of the family. A Dog's Way Home Kids love animals and they will love the story of Bella. Voiced by Bryce Dallas Howard, she is a loyal, adorable dog who is adapted by a...
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  3. The Week in Movie News: Spielberg Revisiting 'The Color Purple,' First 'Missing Link' Trailer and More
    Need a quick recap of the past week in movie news? Here are the highlights:   BIG NEWS Steven Spielberg is redoing The Color Purple as a musical: Steven Spielberg is revisiting his first serious drama by producing an adaptation of the Broadway musical version of The Color Purple, partnering again with Oprah Winfrey and Quincy Jones. Read everything we know about the remake here.    GREAT NEWS Chris McKay is directing the Jonny Quest movie: The big-screen adaptation of the classic animated series Jonny Quest is finally moving forward with The Lego Batman Movie director Chris McKay. Read everything we know about it here.    SURPRISING NEWS Breaking Bad sequel movie...
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  4. Today in Movie Culture: How 'Fantastic Beasts 2' Connects to 'Harry Potter,' Why the Grinch is Right and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Franchise Recap of the Day: Eddie Redmayne and Jude Law share a look at the ways that Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald connect to the Harry Potter movies:   Musical Parody of the Day: Speaking of the Wizarding World franchise, The Warp Zone has written lyrics to the Harry Potter theme:   Character in Close-Up: In honor of the release of The Grinch, SyFy Wire's Dany Roth defends the title character's hatred of the Whos:   Vintage Image of the Day: Also in honor of the new Grinch, here's Ron Howard directing Jim Carrey on the set of the 2000 live-action version How the Grinch Stole Christmas:   Actor in the...
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  5. Today in Movie Culture: 'Boy Erased' Music Video, Christopher Walken's Craziest Performance and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Music Video of the Day: Singer-songwriter Troye Sivan released a lyric video for his original song "Revelation" from the movie Boy Erased:   Director Commentary of the Day: For Vanity Fair, Fede Alvarez breaks down a fight scene from his new movie The Girl in the Spider's Web:   Charitable Act of the Day: The cast of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald surprised young fans at an Alabama elementary school and brought a check to help the school out:   Movie Science of the Day: Could Gwen Stacy have survived her famous fall, as depicted in Spider-Man comics and The Amazing Spider-Man 2? Kyle Hill explains in the new episode of...
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  6. Live-action 'Jonny Quest' Gets 'Lego Batman Movie' Director; Here's Everything We Know
    In the fall of 1964, the animated series Jonny Quest debuted on television in prime time, to the delight of children (and some adults) everywhere. After 26 episodes, the sci-fi/action-adventure show was canceled, yet it lived on in the memories of everyone who saw it, whether during the original broadcast or in syndication. The show was revived, first in the 1980s and then in the 1990s. Now a planned, live-action version for the big screen is finally moving forward (again). Chris McKay (The Lego Batman Movie), above, has been hired to direct, according to The Wrap. Reportedly, "a major movie star is being eyed" to play Race Bannon, a key character in the original series. Here's everything we know about Jonny Quest. What's the story? Jonny Quest, age 11...
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  7. The Last Horror Blog: 'Overlord,' 'The Walking Dead,' 'The Meg' and More
    Overlord comes from J.J. Abrams’ Bad Robot production imprint, and while it doesn’t look like a straight horror film, it definitely has some horror elements. Here's the trailer and some plot details for the thriller, which opens in theaters everywhere on Friday, November 9: "On the eve of D-Day, a group of American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion’s success. But as they approach their target, they begin to realize there is more going on in this Nazi-occupied village than a simple military operation."   Latest Horror News Andrew Lincoln isn’t done with The Walking Dead – Ratings for Season 9 of The Walking Dead continue to slump, but that isn’t stopping AMC...
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  8. Today in Movie Culture: 'Girl in the Spider's Web' Director Commentary, the Return of Borat and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Director Commentary of the Day: For CineFix, Fede Alvarez talks about how the opening scene of The Girl in the Spider's Web set up the whole movie:   Casting Rendering of the Day: John Cena wants to be the next Captain America on the big screen, so BossLogic shows us what he would look like in the role: Here is @JohnCena As captain America XD pic.twitter.com/VLm42du7S5 — BossLogic (@Bosslogic) November 5, 2018   Role Reprisal of the Day: For Jimmy Kimmel Live, Sacha Baron Cohen brought back his Borat character for an Election Day political prank:   Movie Comparison of the Day: In honor of a new Wizarding World movie coming up, Couch Tomato...
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  9. Aaron Paul Touted to Star in 'Breaking Bad' Movie; Here's Everything We Know
    Five years after Breaking Bad concluded its five-season run on AMC, the show is getting a feature-length sequel. As originally revealed by the Albuquerque Journal, the Breaking Bad movie is set to begin filming in New Mexico (where the show is set and was also filmed) later this month under the alias working title "Greenbrier." Following that initial report, /Film confirmed the movie, but whether this will be a theatrical release or a broadcast or streaming feature is still not clear. Breaking Bad creator Vince Gilligan wrote the movie and will executive produce through his deal with Sony TV. Find out everything else we know about the project below.  What is the timeline of the Breaking Bad movie? According to /Film, the movie takes place immediately after...
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  10. Today in Movie Culture: 'They Live' Trivia, Celebrating Tracking Shots and More
    Here are a bunch of little bites to satisfy your hunger for movie culture:   Movie Trivia of the Day: John Carpenter's They Live turned 30 the other day, so CineFix shares a bunch of obscure trivia about the cult classic:   Truthful Marketing of the Day: Honest Trailers points out that Pixar gave fans more of the same with Incredibles 2:   Screenplay Showcase of the Day: Speaking of Pixar, here's the studio with a look at a sequence from Coco side by side with the text of its screenplay:   VFX Tribute of the Day: Check out an awesome re-creation of the face-melting effect from the climax of Raiders of the Lost Ark:   Vintage Image of the Day: Ethan Hawke, who turns 48 today, with co-star Gwyneth Paltrow and...
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