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13 Nights of Halloween: See the Full Lineup For Freeform's Annual Marathon!

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It's the most exciting time of the year: Freeform's 13 Nights of Halloween schedule is in full swing! The lineup includes spooky favorites like The Nightmare Before Christmas, The Addams Family, and Edward Scissorhands. There's even a 24-hour Hocus Pocus marathon! Keep reading, and don't forget to set your DVRs. RelatedThe Iconic Halloween Movie You Should Watch Tonight Based on Your Zodiac Sign Thursday, Oct. 19 12 p.m. - The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2 2:35 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 4:40 p.m. - The Addams Family 6:45 p.m. - Addams Family Values 8:50 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 12 a.m. - ParaNorman Friday, Oct. 20 12 p.m. - The Haunted Mansion 2:10 p.m. - The Addams Family 4:15 p.m. - Addams Family Values 6:20 p.m. - Hocus Pocus 8:30 p.m. - Sleepy Hollow 12 a.m. - The Sorcerer's Apprentice Saturday, Oct. 21 7 a.m.
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Horror Highlights: Maniac Cop 2 Collection from Cavitycolors, Aliens Ate My Homework, What The Waters Left Behind, The Tormenting

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Cavitycolors pays tribute to Maniac Cop 2 with a new shirts and pins collection, and in today's Horror Highlights, we also have details on Aliens Ate My Homework, What the Waters Left Behind, and The Tormenting.

Maniac Cop 2 Shirts and Pins Collection: From Cavitycolors: "Hey Fiends!

This Thursday, we're bringing you our officially licensed Maniac Cop 2 collection!

Written by Larry Cohen (The Stuff) and directed by William Lustig (Maniac), Part 2 of the series is my personal favorite entry in the series. A 90's cult classic in the truest sense, it's just so satisfying to see a much more monstrous Matt Cordell wreak havoc on the streets of New York City. We couldn't be more excited to work with top notch artists on this release, including Devon Whitehead, Jason Edmiston, Shane Murphy, and Matt Skiff. All art is officially licensed, and approved by William Lustig himself for what might
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Mamma Mia 2 Begins Shooting, Lily James Joins Cast

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It's happening again! Universal Pictures announced today that principal photography has begun on Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie grossed more than $600 million around the world, you are invited to return to the magical Greek island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of Abba. With the film's original cast returning and new additions including Lily James (Cinderella, Baby Driver), the musical comedy will open on July 20, 2018.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again is produced by Judy Craymer and Gary Goetzman, producers of the original film. Craymer is also the creator and producer of the worldwide smash-hit stage musical.

Ol Parker, writer of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, writes and directs the sequel from a story by Catherine Johnson, Richard Curtis and Parker. Benny Andersson and Bj&#246rn Ulvaeus return to provide music and lyrics and serve as executive producers.
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"The Walking Dead" - Enter Christian Serratos

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Take a look @ revealing fashion images of actress Christian Serratos, currently promoted to series regular 'Rosita Espinosa' in AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series:

Serratos played 'Suzie Crabgrass' in the "Nickelodeon" series "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004).

Serratos' role as 'Angela Weber' in "Twilight" won her the 'Young Supporting Actress' award in the 'Best Performance in a Feature Film' category at the 30th 'Young Artist Awards'.

Serratos reprised the role in the "Twilight" sequels "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse".

In 2011, she appeared in 'The Black Keys' video for their song "Howlin' for You".

She played the recurring character of 'Rosita Espinosa' in the fourth season of AMC's series "The Walking Dead"...

...making her first appearance at the end of the 10th episode, "Inmates".

She continued the role in the series' fifth and sixth season, being promoted to a series regular.

In the March 2015 issue of "Playboy" magazine,
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More Hunger Games and Twilight Movies Planned at Lionsgate

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More Hunger Games and Twilight Movies Planned at Lionsgate
It's been just two years since the Hunger Games franchise came to an end, but even before The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 hit theaters, Lionsgate CEO Jon Feltenheimer teased that the studio is "actively developing" prequel and sequel ideas to continue the franchise. We haven't heard anything concrete on this front since then, but during an earnings conference call, Jon Feltenheimer again teased that the studio not only wants more Hunger Games movies, but more Twilight movies as well. However, he also seemed to indicate that these projects would not move forward unless the franchise creators are involved. Here's what he had to say during the investor's call below.

"There are a lot more stories to be told, and we're ready to tell them when our creators are ready to tell those stories."

Shortly after The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2 hit theaters, rumors of Hunger Games prequels started to surface,
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‘Scarface’: Why the Studio Should Give Up On This Troubled Remake

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‘Scarface’: Why the Studio Should Give Up On This Troubled Remake
With the recent news that David Ayer has dropped out of the latest attempt to remake “Scarface,” IndieWire’s editors traded emails on whether or not this troubled project is worth the effort at all.

Anne Thompson: Over the past decade, the studios have become accustomed to booking release dates before they even have a final script. This creates a rushed urgency to move forward, even when a movie is far from ready. Catherine Hardwicke, after the first “Twilight” had soared to the highest opening ever for a female filmmaker, wasn’t immediately ready to throw herself back into the fray with the second “Twilight.” She wanted more time to nurture the follow-up. So Summit Entertainment left her behind. And the end result a year later, “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” directed by Chris Weitz, was arguably the weakest of the franchise.

Examples abound, but clearly Universal is in a
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Lazio targets international films with co-production fund

Fund earmarks €10m in grants.

Roma Lazio Film Commission head Luciano Sovena and governor of Lazio region Nicola Zingaretti, have announced the first results of the 2016 Lazio Cinema International Call.

Grants of $11.2m (€10m) divided in two calls will be presented to Italian productions equipped with an international coproduction partner.

“The first of the two calls announced last year, now closed, has seen 18 co-productions admitted for evaluation,” Zingaretti said. “That is already a dramatic improvement from the previous year which counted 16 co-productions in total.”

Promotion of the territory is critical to the region. Sovena said any mention of the location earns a bonus grant. “If the movie explicitly tells the audience where the story is set, either with a line of dialogue or a line of text, they can get 5% more in financing.”

TV series such as I Medici and films like upcoming biopic Nico, 1988 were among the winners of the 2015 edition.

Encouraged by the
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Oscar Isaac to Lead ‘Operation Finale,’ ‘Puppet Master’ Franchise Returns, and More

We didn’t see much of him on screens last year, but Oscar Isaac has been quite busy. This year, we’ll see him in the next Star Wars film, along with the George Clooney-directed Suburbicon, as well as alongside Christian Bale in The Promise next month, not to mention next year in Alex Garland’s Annihilation next year. He’s now found his next role, according to Deadline.

The Inside Llewyn Davis star is set to lead the WWII drama Operation Finale, which will be directed by Chris Weitz (About a Boy, The Twilight Saga: New Moon). Described as a drama akin to Argo and Munich, it will follow his character as an Israeli spy named Peter Malkin, who hunts down the Nazi general Adolf Eichmann, as scripted by Matthew Orton. Production is expected to begin this fall in Argentina, so we could see it by next year.
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Oscar Isaac to Hunt Down Nazis in World War II Mossad Drama ‘Operation Finale’

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Oscar Isaac to Hunt Down Nazis in World War II Mossad Drama ‘Operation Finale’
Oscar Isaac is set to hunt down Nazis in Chris Weitz’s upcoming World War II drama “Operation Finale,” which will tell the true story of the capture of Adolf Eichmann.

One of the primary architects of the Holocaust, Eichman helped in planning and executing the mass deportation of Jews in Eastern Europe to the ghettos and concentration camps. He went into hiding after WWII in Argentina, where he was found and brought to justice by Mossad.

Read More: Oscar Isaac to Star in ‘Life Itself,’ a Multigenerational Romance

Isaac will be joining the cast as Peter Malkin, the operative who made headlines for wrestling and capturing Eichmann in May 1960. Chris Weitz, who worked on early drafts of “Star Wars: Rogue One” and directed “About A Boy” and “Twilight Saga: New Moon,” will be behind the camera, and The Hollywood Reporter notes the film has been envisioned in the
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“Beauty and the Beast” Wins U.S. and Global Box Office and Smashes Records

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Turns out Belle’s life is anything but provincial. The Emma Watson-led “Beauty and the Beast” opened huge this past weekend, earning $170 million in North America and $350 million globally. If that wasn’t impressive enough, Disney’s live-action remake of the 1991 animated classic also shattered a bunch of box office records, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Besting last year’s “Finding Dory,” “Beauty and the Beast” is now the PG-rated film with the highest domestic and international opening. It also displaced the final “Harry Potter” film (another Watson project) to become the seventh largest opening of all time. It’s the United States’ highest-earning film since “Captain America: Civil War’s” debut last May. And “Beauty and the Beast” set a new record for Disney, becoming the studio’s best domestic opening since “Alice in Wonderland” in 2010.

The film’s biggest coup is that it set a new high for a “female-fueled film,” as THR phrases it. “‘Beauty’ once again underscores the buying power of women and girls,” the source details. “On Friday, more than 70 percent of ticket buyers were females, although that percentage evened out over the weekend to 60 percent, according to Disney. Either way, no movie fueled at this level by femmes of all ages has ever opened to such big numbers. By way of comparison, ‘The Hunger Games: Catching Fire’ debuted to $158.1 million in November 2014, while ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ took in $142 million in November 2009 for a series-best mark for each.”

Disney distribution chief Dave Hollis told THR, “There were a combination of factors that made this a recipe for success. There was a nostalgia for the original and the Disney brand. Plus, there is an iconic soundtrack with old and new songs. Emma Watson was perfectly cast as Belle.”

Beauty and the Beast” still has markets to mine. As Deadline reports, the film has upcoming debuts in France and Australia this week, and will be opening in Japan April 21.

For now, the Bill Condon-directed film is exceeding box office trackers’ predictions and is generating positive word-of-mouth from audiences. “Beauty and the Beast” earned an A CinemaScore from viewers. “Nearly half the audience were adults and teens, a startling stat for a PG family title,” THR notes. “The remainder were parents and kids.”

IMAX screenings of the film were also a win for “Beauty.” From IMAX alone, it earned $12.5 million in North America and $21 million worldwide, besting last year’s “Jungle Book” ($18 million) for the top PG title, THR summarizes.

We couldn’t be happier about this news. We knew that “Beauty and the Beast” would be big: The aforementioned box office predictions and trailer numbers made that clear a long while ago. But this women-centric film’s huge opening is a boon for women’s stories and feminism at the movies. Because audiences didn’t flock to theaters just for nostalgia’s sake — they flocked to it because Belle is a hero for all of us. As our own Melissa Silverstein put it, “This movie is for boys and girls and men and women. It’s for everyone. That’s the power of women’s stories. They are universal and relatable.”

Beauty and the Beast” Wins U.S. and Global Box Office and Smashes Records was originally published in Women and Hollywood on Medium, where people are continuing the conversation by highlighting and responding to this story.
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Nickelodeon’s ‘Escape From Mr. Lemoncello’s Library’ TV Movie Sets Cast

Nickelodeon has set the cast and started production on new original TV movie Escape from Mr. Lemoncello’s Library. School of Rock‘s Breanna Yde stars along with Casey Simpson (Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn), Russell Roberts (The Twilight Saga: New Moon) and newcomers Aj Rivera and Klarke Pipkin. Production is underway in Vancouver, with a premiere set for 2017. Based on Chris Grabenstein's children's book, the movie is about a group of friends whose overnight stay in their…
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Fox Casts Taylor Lautner in Scream Queens Season 2

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Following the recent announcement that John Stamos will co-star in Scream Queens as a stellar surgeon, it’s now been revealed that Taylor Lautner is joining the Season 2 cast as Dr. Cassidy Cascade:

Press Release: Taylor Lautner (“The Twilight Saga,” “Cuckoo”) has been cast in a series regular role in the upcoming second season of Scream Queens, the comedy-horror series from award-winning executive producers Ryan Murphy, Brad Falchuk and Ian Brennan.

Premiering Tuesday, Sept. 20 (9:00-10:00 Pm Et/Pt), on Fox, Season Two of Scream Queens graduates from the college campus and into an all-new location, as a terrifyingly funny mystery will begin once again. Set in a hospital, where some of the most fascinating and bizarre medical cases are under observation, Lautner is one of the series’ new male leads, playing Dr. Cassidy Cascade, a doctor at the hospital who suffers from a strange medical condition and becomes
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"Civil War" Headed For $180M Opening

Disney Pictures and Marvel Studios' superhero feature "Captain America: Civil War" keeps doing massive business with the movie pulling in $75.3 million on Friday and estimates for its domestic opening weekend now being pegged at $180 million.

That opening day haul is the eighth best opening day in history, sandwiched right in-between "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" ($72.7M) and behind "The Dark Knight Rises" ($75.8M).

Should it reach its $180M weekend estimate, that would make it the best opening weekend of the year and the fifth best of all time - putting it behind only "Star Wars: The Force Awakens" ($248M), "Jurassic World" ($209M), "The Avengers" ($207M) and "Avengers: Age of Ultron" ($191M). If it slides a bit on Sunday, then it might fall behind "Iron Man 3" ($174M).

Along with stellar critical reviews, the film has earned a strong A overall CinemaScore (and A+ in several demographics). The film also
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Box Office: 'Captain America: Civil War' Rockets to $75M Friday for Huge $180M Debut

Box Office: 'Captain America: Civil War' Rockets to $75M Friday for Huge $180M Debut
Disney and Marvel's Captain America: Civil War continues to do mighty business at the box office, earning an estimated $75.3 million Friday on its way to $180 million for its domestic debut -- the fifth best opening weekend ever. The stellar tally from industry estimates gives the superhero film the eighth best opening day in history, just ahead of The Twilight Saga: New Moon ($72.7 million) and behind The Dark Knight Rises ($75.8 million). The film, which centers on a disagreement that forces the Avengers to choose sides between Captain America/Steve Rogers (Chris Evans) and Iron Man/Tony Stark

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Box Office: ‘Batman v Superman’ Dives 68% to $52.4 Million in 2nd Weekend

Box Office: ‘Batman v Superman’ Dives 68% to $52.4 Million in 2nd Weekend
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice” appears to be losing steam as it ends its second weekend in theaters.

Once again, the critically loathed superhero film topped the box office, picking up $52.4 million. However, that represented a steep 68% fall from its $166 million debut. The results suggest that “Batman v Superman” will be a front-loaded blockbuster along the lines of “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2” or “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” all of which earned a disproportionate share of their revenues in their initial weekends and suffered similar drop-offs. Given that the picture features two of the highest-profile comic-book characters in movie history, the results, which on paper are impressive, are nevertheless being heavily scrutinized.

“When you’re squaring off with Christopher Nolan’s ‘Dark Knight’ trilogy, good luck,” said Jeff Bock, box office analyst with Exhibitor Relations. “The bottom line is it wasn’t
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'Batman v Superman' Suffers a Massive Drop Off at the Box Office

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'Batman v Superman' Suffers a Massive Drop Off at the Box Office
Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice does not have the staying power previous blockbusters such as Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Deadpool have experienced in recent months. Heck, it's not even doing as well in its second weekend as the animated Disney hit Zootopia. And this does not bode well for the Dceu.

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice earned just $15.4 million dollars at the domestic box office on its second Friday in release. The movie is currently screening in 4,256 theaters. So far, it has racked up $224.4 million, which would be very impressive for a lesser movie. But this is Warner Bros.' big shot at not only setting up the Justice League but all of the Dceu spinoffs that come with it. In comparison, Batman v Superman earned $81.6 million last Friday, including $27.7 million from Thursday Night previews. Even without the Thursday numbers, we're looking at a drastic 70% drop
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"The Walking Dead" - Enter Christian Serratos

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Take a look @ revealing fashion images of actress Christian Serratos, currently co-starring as 'Rosita Espinosa' in AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series:

Serratos played 'Suzie Crabgrass' in the "Nickelodeon" series "Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide" (2004).

Serratos' role as 'Angela Weber' in "Twilight" won her the 'Young Supporting Actress' award in the 'Best Performance in a Feature Film' category at the 30th 'Young Artist Awards'.

Serratos reprised the role in the "Twilight" sequels "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" and "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse".

In 2011, she appeared in 'The Black Keys' video for their song "Howlin' for You".

She played the recurring character of 'Rosita Espinosa' in the fourth season of AMC's series "The Walking Dead"...

...making her first appearance at the end of the 10th episode, "Inmates".

She continued the role in the series' fifth and sixth season, being promoted to a series regular.

In the March 2015 issue of "Playboy" magazine,
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15 of the 20 most profitable blockbusters are sequels

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The reason Hollywood keeps making sequels? They make the most profit, on the whole...

A new piece of research by Forbes has concluded that if you want to make serious cash from a blockbuseter movie then you need to be in the sequel business.

Taking figures provided by The Numbers, it analysed a list of what it reckoned to be the most profitable films ever – albeit by a fairly crude formula, that we’ll come to in a second – and discovered that 15 of the 20 films concerned were sequels.

The crude formula? It took the estimated cost of production of the film concerned, a figure that in truth is impossible to gleam at the best of times, and took away the worldwide income to the studio. Income, though, isn’t the same as profit. $1 taken at the box office in the Us returns more money to a movie
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Is The Hunt for Adolf Eichmann Chris Weitz’s Next Project?

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Is The Hunt for Adolf Eichmann Chris Weitz’s Next Project?
Chris Weitz has had a varied career. Weitz directed The Twilight Saga: New Moon and The Golden Compass and co-directed About a Boy and American Pie with his brother, Paul Weitz (Being Flynn). Chris Weitz’s career is a little all over the map, but he’s clearly comfortable with drama, as exhibited by About a Boy and his last feature, A Better Life. For his next directorial effort, he might depict the hunt for […]

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Chris Weitz To Direct Thriller About The Hunt For Nazi Adolf Eichmann

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The evolution of Chris Weitz has been interesting to watch. He started off directing broad comedies with his brother Paul Weitz, with fare like "American Pie," "Down To Earth," and "About A Boy." Then he went solo on two blockbusters, "The Golden Compass" and "The Twilight Saga: New Moon," before switching gears again, and making the intimate drama "A Better Life." Now, he's tackling a story which marks another intriguing change of pace for the filmmaker. Read More: 'The Golden Compass' And 'A Better Life' Scribe Chris Weitz Set To Write 'Rogue One: A Star Wars Story' Deadline reports that Weitz will direct a movie about the hunt for famed Nazi Adolph Eichmann. Matthew Orton has penned the script that tells the story of the man who organized the transport of Jews to concentration traps, fled to Argentina after the war, and was the target of a manhunt
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