Tyler Perry's 'Boo 2!' Set to Scare Up a #1 Finish (20 Oct 2017)

This same weekend last year saw Tyler Perry's Boo! A Madea Halloween debut with a chart-topping $28.5 million, besting Tom Cruise and Jack Reacher: Never Go Back on its way to two straight weekends at #1 and nearly $75 million domestically. Boo! ranks as the second highest grossing in Perry's directorial career and this weekend Boo 2! hopes to find similar success, though it isn't the weekend's only new opener. Boo 2! is just one of five new wide releases saturating the marketplace this weekend. Others vying for a spot in the weekend top ten include WB's big budget disaster flick Geostorm, Sony's Only The Brave, Universal's The Snowman and Pure Flix's Same Kind of Different as Me. It's a very crowded marketplace, but other than Boo 2!, it doesn't look like »
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Hollywood’s Most and Least Profitable Stars Revealed (20 Oct 2017)

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JJ Abrams Plans to Take ‘Star Wars’ Franchise ‘Elsewhere’ (20 Oct 2017)

With JJ Abrams back in the director’s chair to close out the sequel trilogy on “Star Wars: Episode IX,” the writer-director plans to take the final installment in the franchise “elsewhere.”
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French Actress Danielle Darrieux Dies at 100 (20 Oct 2017)

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How ‘Only the Brave’ Went From Magazine Pages to the Multiplex (20 Oct 2017)

Twenty stand-up, small town guys. An elite squad of first responders in the Arizona mountains. Everyday heroes whose loved ones suffered the “greatest loss of firefighters since 9/11.” Any studio head would likely break a finger motioning to greenlight that concept if it came through on spec, but that’s not how it was born. The story of Josh Brolin and Miles Teller’s “Only The Brave,” out Friday from Sony Pictures, happened in real life and was adapted from a widely-read 2013 GQ magazine story. Sean Flynn’s “No Exit” was published in the pages of the Conde Nast title in 2013 and. »
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How ‘Scandal’ Just Explained the Reality of Sexism With One Witty Remark (20 Oct 2017)

(Spoiler alert: Please do not read on if  you haven’t watched Thursday’s episode of “Scandal”) Former President Fitzgerald Grant (Tony Goldwyn) isn’t sexist (at least his character doesn’t portray any blatant signs of being so), but even he got a very real reminder of just how unfair life can be for women. Thursday night’s episode of “Scandal” focused mostly on what President Fitzgerald Grant has been up to since he’s been pretty Mia since the start of the season. Basically, he’s trying to live a regular life in Vermont in the house he »
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La Dodgers Defeat the Cubs, Head to the World Series for First Time in 29 Years (20 Oct 2017)

The Chicago Cubs had their year — and 2017 wasn’t it. This time, it was the L.A. Dodgers who broke a drought by winning the National League pennant and heading to the World Series for the first time in 29 years. The Dodgers took down the Cubs 11-1 and won the series 4-1 in what can only be called a domination. And they did at Wrigley Field, to really rub salt into the wound. Enrique Hernandez’s three home runs led the Dodgers to their happy ending and gave them the opportunity to face either the Houston Astros or the New York Yankees in. »
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‘Will & Grace’ Creators Tell Us Why Mike Pence Inspired Jack’s Gay Grandson (20 Oct 2017)

(Spoiler warning: This story contains plot details about Thursday’s “Will & Grace“) Jack met his grandson on this week’s “Will & Grace,” and vice president Mike Pence inadvertently made that happened. Series co-creators Max Mutchnick and David Kohan told TheWrap that their decision to introduce Skip — whose father is Jack’s son Elliot (Michael Angarano) — came about following Trump’s 2016 election win and in light of Pence’s link to so-called “gay-conversion therapy.” Also Read: Sean Hayes Regrets Not Coming Out as Gay During 'Will & Grace' First Run “It must have come from our interest in wanting to do an episode on conversion. »
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‘Torch Song’ Theater Review: Harvey Fierstein Passes It to Michael Urie (20 Oct 2017)

It turned out to be a downright risible night at the Tony Awards. On June 5, 1983, “Torch Song Trilogy” beat out “Plenty” and “‘night, Mother” for best play of that Broadway season. Granted, the David Hare and Marsha Norman plays have not been blessed with stellar revivals to enhance their reputations since then, but at least no one ever felt the need to cut huge chunks from either work or change the title. A revival of Harvey Fierstein’s “Torch Song” opened Thursday at Off Broadway’s Second Stage; it’s 45 minutes shorter than the original, and is performed with only. »
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