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The Flash Movie Races Towards 2021 Start Date, Ezra Miller Still Attached

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The Flash Movie Races Towards 2021 Start Date, Ezra Miller Still Attached
I'm pretty sure most of you guys know good and well by this point in time that It and It: Chapter Two director Andy Muschietti has been tapped by the powers that be behind the scenes at Warner Bros. and DC to take the helm of their long in development standalone The Flash movie starring Ezra Miller. Even though the planned Flash film has had more stops and starts than Tim Burton's Beetlejuice 2 today we're hearing that the film will more than likely begin filming in 2021.

A full year or more, you ask? Yep. But this is evidently because Ezra Miller needs to finish filming that new Wizarding World of Harry Potter flick Fantastic Beasts 3 before he can fully commit to Muschietti's The Flash. This is a bummer if you ask me. After all, I don't know about you, but I would much rather see Miller make time
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Review: Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is a Pitch-Perfect Murder Mystery

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It’s no secret that murder mysteries are one of my very favorite subgenres of storytelling—whether it’s on the written page or on the big screen—so it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Rian Johnson’s Knives Out is amongst my very favorite films of 2019. A perfectly blended tale of intrigue, murder, familial strife as well as biting social commentary on the haves and the have-nots, Knives Out is easily one of the most entertaining theatrical experiences I’ve had this year, one that will have you playing along as it unravels all of its narrative’s secrets to boot.

With a pitch-perfect cast, a wickedly fun sense of humor, and a story that continuously surprises from start to finish, I can’t help but think that Agatha Christie herself would cackle with delight at all of Knives Out’s amusing reveals and intricately conceived plotting.
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5 Reasons ‘Doctor Sleep’ Snoozed at the Box Office

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5 Reasons ‘Doctor Sleep’ Snoozed at the Box Office
For a second straight weekend, a movie from a major studio has disappointed at the box office. But while the struggles of “Terminator: Dark Fate” were somewhat of a surprise, the sluggish numbers for “Doctor Sleep” are a shock.

Made on a $50 million budget, “Doctor Sleep” was tracking to earn a solid $25 million to $30 million in its opening weekend. But that ended up being way off the mark: It only made $14 million from 3,855 screens.

The disappointment came despite plenty of positive signs for the film. It had a 75% critics score and 90% audience score on Rotten Tomatoes and ringing endorsements from Stephen King, who called it one of his favorite film adaptations of his books, and stars like LeBron James.

Also Read: How 'Doctor Sleep' Star Ewan McGregor Overcame His Worries About Following 'The Shining'

“I’m really baffled by this one,” said comScore analyst Paul Dergarabedian.
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Stephen King Stands Up for ‘Doctor Sleep’ Amid Box Office Flop, Possible $30 Million Loss

Stephen King Stands Up for ‘Doctor Sleep’ Amid Box Office Flop, Possible $30 Million Loss
One week after “Motherless Brooklyn” disappointed the box office, Warner Bros. has yet another flop in the form of “Doctor Sleep.” The Mike Flanagan-directed horror film based on Stephen King’s “The Shining” sequel was tracking for a debut in the $25 million range, but its opening weekend came in well below that mark with a dismal $14 million total. While “Doctor Sleep’s” $50 million production is a saving grace, Deadline reports the film is expected to lose between $20 million and $30 million for Warner Bros.

Doctor Sleep” now joins “The Goldfinch,” “Gemini Man,” and “Terminator: Dark Fate” as one of the fall’s big studio tentpole flops, but that’s not how King wants it to be remembered.

Amidst headlines over the weekend bringing attention to “Doctor Sleep” bombing at the box office, King took to social media to share a defense of the film. Author Matt Serafini‏ encouraged “Doctor Sleep
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It Chapter Two Weird Trailer Is a Head-Spinning Halloween Nightmare

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It Chapter Two Weird Trailer Is a Head-Spinning Halloween Nightmare
The Weird Trailer for It Chapter Two has arrived and it's a creepy one. Aldo Jones is back doing what he does best in his latest video. One would think that it's pretty hard to make the It sequel even creepier than it is, but Jones has pulled off that feat and threw in just about everything into this powerhouse of a viral video. We even get some pretty deep cut memes, including the infamous Bully Maguire, which should have Tobey Maguire fans pretty happy.

The It Chapter Two Weird Trailer is actually the first teaser clip from the movie that was released. Jessica Chastain as Beverly Marsh is visiting her childhood home and has an interesting talk with the elderly tenant. The scene starts off pretty normal until we see Joaquin Phoenix's Arthur Fleck from Joker doing his happy and sad face in the window. From there, things
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‘Midway’ Surprise Attacks ‘Doctor Sleep’ At The B.O. With $19M+ Opening

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‘Midway’ Surprise Attacks ‘Doctor Sleep’ At The B.O. With $19M+ Opening
Wow, this wasn’t expected Roland Emmerich’s Midway is overperforming apt to beat Warner Bros. Doctor Sleep, $19.2M to $17.2M. Good for Midway, really bad for Doctor Sleep which cost in the $50Ms. $7M today for Midway, and $6.6M for Doctor Sleep. How bad were Doctor Sleep previews last night? So bad they included cash from the Oct. 30 screening. Pity, because I think it’s a great movie. Others disagree saying it’s slow at 2 1/2 hours with few scares. Talk about tracking being off on Doctor Sleep, but we heard whispers he could slow down after its lackluster foreign opening last weekend. This is a disappointment for the Stephen King canon which the whole ton was hog wild about seeking a revival on post It, the feature adaptation of the author’s tomes having a streak in the 70s,
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‘Doctor Sleep’ Shines With $1.5 Million at Thursday Box Office

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‘Doctor Sleep’ Shines With $1.5 Million at Thursday Box Office
Doctor Sleep,” the horror sequel to “The Shining” from Warner Bros. starring Ewan McGregor, made $1.5 million at the box office in Thursday night previews.

It’s another busy weekend at the box office, with four movies opening in wide release. Warner Bros. “Doctor Sleep” is projected to be the top opener however when it opens against Paramount’s family film “Playing With Fire,” Lionsgate’s World War II epic “Midway” and Universal’s holiday themed rom-com “Last Christmas.”

Doctor Sleep” is projected to earn $35 million, but there’s a chance with the increased enthusiasm for adaptations of Stephen King’s stories, namely “It Chapter Two” from earlier this year, that the film could over perform. For a comparison, Paramount released the adaptation of King’s “Pet Sematary” this April. It made $2.3 million on Thursday night before opening to $24.5 million on a $21 million budget.

Also Read: 'Doctor Sleep' Film
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Interview: Javier Botet Discusses Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark, It Chapter Two, and His Desire to Reprise His Role as the Crooked Man

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From Niña Medeiros in the Rec movies to the Crooked Man in The Conjuring 2 and KeyFace from Insidious: The Last Key, Javier Botet is a master at bringing cinematic nightmares to life through his creature performances. His recent role as the Big Toe Corpse in Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (based on the books by writer Alvin Schwartz and artist Stephen Gammell) is another iconic creepy performance, and with the film now on Blu-ray, DVD, and 4K Ultra HD from Lionsgate, Daily Dead had the great pleasure of catching up with Botet to discuss bringing the Big Toe Corpse to undead life, reteaming with Guillermo del Toro (who produced and co-wrote Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark), working with fellow creature performance actor "Twisty" Troy James on It Chapter Two, and he also shared his hopes to reprise his role as the Crooked Man in a Conjuring spinoff film.
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Variety Marketing Visionary Award Winner Blair Rich Sees Digital Success With Diverse Approach to Warner’s Slate

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Warner Bros. exec Blair Rich would be a worthy recipient of the Variety Marketing Visionary Award Presented by Spotify based on “Joker” alone. Rich and her team crafted a spare, haunting campaign that helped turn the intellectually challenging, darkly comic drama into not just a worldwide smash, but the highest-grossing R-rated film of all time and the most profitable comic-book movie ever.

“Every movie is a stark contrast to ‘Joker’ because ‘Joker’ is such an audaciously original film,” says Rich, who will receive the award at the Variety & Spotify Visionaries Breakfast: Digital Marketers on Nov. 6 at the Sunset Tower Hotel. “Both ‘Joker’ and ‘A Star is Born’ were R-rated, and we took them both to festivals, but I would say the commonalities end there. The beauty and strength of Warner Bros. and how [Warner Bros. Pictures chairman] Toby [Emmerich] runs his production teams is that we have a really diverse slate.
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Jessica Chastain To Play Tormented Artist In ‘Losing Clementine’; Sierra/Affinity Boards – Afm

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Jessica Chastain To Play Tormented Artist In ‘Losing Clementine’; Sierra/Affinity Boards – Afm
Another hot American Film Market package being unveiled today: Jessica Chastain will play a troubled artist in comedy-drama Losing Clementine. Argentine filmmaker Lucía Puenzo has been enlisted to helm the feature, which Sierra/Affinity will be shopping at the Santa Monica market this week.

As we revealed last year, Sentient Entertainment’s Renee Tab picked up feature rights to Ashley Ream’s debut novel of the same name and brought Better Call Saul writer and producer Ann Cherkis onboard to adapt the screenplay.

Pic follows world-renowned and sharp-tongued artist Clementine Pritchard (Chastain) who has decided she’s done. After flushing away her meds, she gives herself 31 days to tie up loose ends. While checking off her bucket list she uncovers secrets about her family and the tragedy that befell her mother and sister.

Sentient president Tab, who recently exec produced the Jennifer Garner thriller Peppermint, developed, packaged, raised finance and
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Knives Out Final Trailer Arrives as Tickets Go on Sale

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Knives Out Final Trailer Arrives as Tickets Go on Sale
A final trailer for Knives Out has arrived, which also heralds the arrival of pre-sale tickets for the much-hyped whodunit. This is the latest from Rian Johnson and serves as his directorial follow-up to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. For his latest adventure in filmmaking, Johnson decided to scale things back a bit and bring us a more classic murder mystery, but one that boasts an absolutely stacked A-list cast that has helped to bring a great deal of attention to the project leading up to its release.

Rian Johnson took to Twitter to present the trailer in a roundabout way. He initially stated that he had prepped the final trailer for Knived Out, but that it had mysteriously vanished. A couple of cast members, such as Ana de Armas and Jamie Lee Curtis, responded, playing along with the little stunt. Johnson had this to say about it.

"Alright my dear friend Twitter,
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Box-Office Weekend: Joker Reclaims the Top Spot

After a week hiatus from the box-office weekend top spot, Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, reclaimed its perch atop the top ten, bringing in $18.9 million. This gives the film an impressive four-week total of $277.6 million.

In a very close second-place finish was last week’s top film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which made $18.5 million. The film now boasts a two-week tally of $65.4 million, despite dropping from the top spot over the weekend. Climbing up one spot this weekend was the animated film The Addams Family, which added $11.7 million over the weekend to give the film a three-week total of $72.8 million.

Dropping from third to fourth place this weekend was the sequel Zombieland: Double Tap, which finished just behind Maleficent with a weekend total of $11.6 million and a two-week cumulative finish of $47.0 million. Fifth place was owned solidly by newcomer to the top ten, Countdown, which took in $9.0 million in its first week of release.
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Box-Office Weekend: Joker Reclaims the Top Spot

After a week hiatus from the box-office weekend top spot, Joker, starring Joaquin Phoenix, reclaimed its perch atop the top ten, bringing in $18.9 million. This gives the film an impressive four-week total of $277.6 million.

In a very close second-place finish was last week’s top film, Maleficent: Mistress of Evil, which made $18.5 million. The film now boasts a two-week tally of $65.4 million, despite dropping from the top spot over the weekend. Climbing up one spot this weekend was the animated film The Addams Family, which added $11.7 million over the weekend to give the film a three-week total of $72.8 million.

Dropping from third to fourth place this weekend was the sequel Zombieland: Double Tap, which finished just behind Maleficent with a weekend total of $11.6 million and a two-week cumulative finish of $47.0 million. Fifth place was owned solidly by newcomer to the top ten, Countdown, which took in $9.0 million in its first week of release.
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Want to Scar Trick-or-Treaters For Life? Here's How to Dress Up as Pennywise the Clown

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Want to Scar Trick-or-Treaters For Life? Here's How to Dress Up as Pennywise the Clown
The It reboot was 2017's biggest horror movie, and It Chapter Two has given us a fresh batch of nightmares. All of this is to say that you're going to see plenty of terrifying Pennywise the clowns running around on Halloween this year. While the thought of opening your door to trick-or-treaters dressed as the horrifying evil entity from Stephen King's beloved story might make you want to run and hide, we have a proposition for you: if you can't beat the clowns, why not join the clowns?

Of all the recent buzzy pop culture Halloween costumes out there, Pennywise is actually one of the easiest to pull off. Sure, his white and silver clown suit might seem elaborate at first glance, but the trick to freaking everyone out with your costume is all in the makeup. If you can properly paint your face to match Pennywise's and get
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Movie Ticket Prices Fall 4% In Q3; Admissions Clock 316M, 18-44 Demo Shows Up The Most At Cinemas

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The National Association of Theatre Owners reported Thursday that the average ticket price for the third quarter of 2019, from July-September, was $8.93. That’s off 4% from the second-quarter average of $9.26, but up 1.1% from Q3 2018’s $8.83.

Year to date, the average ticket price is $9.08, roughly even percent-wise with the $9.11 final average from last year. Nato calculates the average ticket price from tickets sold in big cities, small towns, for children, senior citizens, matinees, full adult admissions, 3D and large format. The average varies with the mix of films in the marketplace.

Films such as The Lion King, Once Upon a Time In Hollywood, Hobbs & Shaw, Spider-Man: Far From Home, It Chapter Two, Downton Abbey and Hustlers together drove Q3 domestic box office to $2.8 billion, up 3.5% from the same period a year ago which totaled $2.7B. Admissions in the most recent third quarter totaled 316 million, +2% from Q3 2018 but off 9% from 348M in Q
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Can Maleficent 2 or Zombieland: Double Tap Take Down Joker at the Box Office?

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Joker has laughed its way to the top of the box office for the past couple of weeks, with a second frame haul of $55.8 million putting it well above the competition last weekend. But there are a pair of big releases coming down the pipeline this weekend in the form of Disney's Maleficent: Mistress of Evil and Sony's Zombieland: Double Tap. Both sequels are expected to have solid debuts, but will both prevail over the Clown Prince of Crime?

Disney will once again find one of its 2019 releases at the top of the box office this weekend, as Maleficent: Mistress of Evil will soar above the competition with a take in the $45 million range. Angelina Jolie returns, as does Elle Fanning, in the sequel to 2014's box office smash, which brought in $758.5 million globally and helped prompt the string of more recent Disney live-action remakes we've been treated to.
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Nicole Kidman to Team With Alexander and Bill Skarsgard in Robert Eggers’ ‘The Northman’

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Nicole Kidman to Team With Alexander and Bill Skarsgard in Robert Eggers’ ‘The Northman’
Nicole Kidman, Alexander Skarsgård, Bill Skarsgård, Anya-Taylor Joy and Willem Dafoe are all in talks to star in the next film from “The Lighthouse” and “The Witch” director Robert Eggers called “The Northman,” according to THR.

The feature film is set in the time of the Vikings and is a drama currently set up at New Regency. All five actors are in various stages of discussions to star.

Lars Knudsen, who produced Eggers’s “The Witch,” is producing, as is Alexander Skarsgård.

Also Read: 'The Lighthouse' Left Robert Pattinson Wanting to Go Clubbing (Exclusive Video)

“The Northman” is set during the 10th century in Iceland and tells the story of a Nordic prince seeking revenge for the death of his father. Eggers co-wrote the screenplay along with the Icelandic poet and novelist Sjón. If the deal proceeds, Alexander Skarsgård would play the Nordic prince, and Kidman would play his mother.
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‘Doctor Sleep’ to Run Longer Than ‘The Shining,’ Promising Another 2019 Horror Epic

‘Doctor Sleep’ to Run Longer Than ‘The Shining,’ Promising Another 2019 Horror Epic
Horror maestro Mike Flanagan has issued a warning to moviegoers anticipating his upcoming Stephen King adaptation “Doctor Sleep”: “Yeah, you may want to go with the Small soda.” Flanagan’s advice comes on the heels of AMC Theaters confirming “Doctor Sleep” will have a runtime of 152 minutes. The runtime not only makes “Doctor Sleep” the second Stephen King film to run over 150 minutes in 2019 (September’s “It Chapter Two” clocked in at nearly three hours with its 169 minute runtime), but it also makes “Sleep” longer than Stanley Kubrick’s “The Shining” (146 minutes).

Doctor Sleep” is based on King’s 2013 “Shining” sequel novel of the same name. Ewan McGregor stars in the film as an adult version of Danny Torrance, now an alcoholic night nurse struggling to recover from the trauma of his childhood (as depicted in “The Shining”). Danny finds new purpose when he meets a young girl with similar shining powers.
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‘Joker’s Smile Widens To $351M Overseas, $544M Global; ‘Gemini Man’ Expands For $60M WW – International Box Office

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Update,writethru: After arriving with a massive jolt last weekend, Warner Bros/Village Roadshow/Bron Studios’ Joker maintained a serious grip on audiences this frame. The sophomore session’s international box office is estimated at $123.7M in 79 markets. That reps a 29% drop from opening, and brings the offshore tally to $351.2M after only 12 days in release. Globally, the Todd Phillips-directed origins story danced past the half-billion mark with $543.9M through Sunday.

In Europe, the Joaquin Phoenix-starrer has already surpassed the lifetime cumes of Logan, Justice League and Wonder Woman. In Asia, Arthur Fleck has flown by Logan, The Dark Knight and It Chapter Two. And, in Latin America, the run is currently on par with Batman V Superman, and over Justice League (+15%), Wonder Woman (+62%) and Venom (+68%) while also more than double The Dark Knight.

New openers included France which was a $10.3M start from 630 screens and with a 71% share of the Top 5 films.
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‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Revival Team on Living Up to the Series’ Legacy

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‘Are You Afraid of the Dark’ Revival Team on Living Up to the Series’ Legacy
The 2019 revival of “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” centers around the Carnival of Doom, a place that star Jeremy Ray Taylor (“It Chapter Two”) describes as “beautiful on the outside, but…in the middle of it, there are definitely dark secrets.

Variety caught up with the young star during a carnival-themed celebration at Row Dtla and while the outside of the event was serene, the inside was dark and eerie. The entrance was lit just enough for the revival’s cast — Miya Cech, Lyliana Wray, Sam Ashe Arnold and Taylor — to pose for photos in front of the “Are You Afraid of the Dark?” poster before heading deeper into the party where demented clowns roamed, inviting guests to follow them through the dark. Once inside, guests enjoyed popcorn and chili dogs and there was even a candy buffet holding all the ingredients to make personalized, chocolate-covered apples.

But the
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