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How are the ratings for Marvel’s Inhumans doing after a few weeks? When will Justice League tickets go on sale? What did director David Fincher say that disparaged Marvel Studios and other blockbusters? Which Justice League superhero is getting the social media spotlight this week? What does the granddaughter of Wonder Woman creator Professor Marston think of the new biopic? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

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On the October 16, 2017 episode of /Film Daily, Peter Sciretta is joined by Hoai-Tran Bui and Jacob Hall to talk about the latest news, including the latest on Harvey Weinstein, Mindhunter season 2, The New Mutants, Avatar sequel casting, and is an all-female Marvel superhero movie in our future? At The Water Cooler, we’ll be talking about puppies, becoming new homeowners, movie pass, The Florida Project, David Fincher’s Mindhunters, and playing Stardew Valley.

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Guillermo Del Toro Michael Mann documentary

Today in news that will make the denizens of Film Twitter lose their collective minds, acclaimed filmmaker Guillermo del Toro is apparently making a documentary about acclaimed filmmaker Michael Mann. That’s a whole lot of acclaim to go around. Details are slim at the moment, but just the knowledge that a director like del Toro is making a doc about a director like Mann is pretty darn exciting. Get the info on the Guillermo del Toro Michael Mann documentary below.

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Game of Thrones prequel update

Game of Thrones showrunners David Benioff and Dan Weiss are heading straight into the already-controversial series Confederate after GOT wraps its eighth and final season (which will presumably air sometime in 2019), but that’s not the last we’ll see of George R.R. Martin’s world of ice and fire on the small screen. HBO has multiple prequel shows in development, and the premium channel’s CEO has just given an update on the progress of those potential shows. Sheath your swords, chain your dragons, grab a hearty glass of mead, and check out the latest Game of Thrones prequel update below.
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Mayhem trailer

Remember The Belko Experiment? It came out earlier this year and was a B-movie set in an office building about employees who were forced to kill each other at the behest of a mysterious voice who locked them inside. I found that film to be an ugly and largely pointless exercise in brutality, but if that didn’t scratch your itch for office-set murder movies, perhaps Mayhem, the newest film from director Joe Lynch (Everly), will be more up your alley. It certainly looks like it’s a hell of a lot more fun. Check out a couple of Mayhem trailers below.
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Star Wars Rebels

As the animated Star Wars Rebels prepares to air its final season on Disney XD, showrunner Dave Filoni is promising fans that the show will be more serialized and provide answers to questions posed by fans. Get all the Star Wars Rebels final season details you can handle below.

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lady bird trailer

Love hurts. Whether it’s platonic, romantic, or familial, the relationships that we build are rarely as clean or as kind as we usually see on screen. Part of what makes Greta Gerwig’s Lady Bird so remarkable is her refusal to shy away from that ugliness and how, as a result, the film becomes all the more beautiful.

Lady Bird follows Christine “Lady Bird” McPherson (Saoirse Ronan) as she navigates her last year of high school. Her dissatisfaction with her life in the suburbs (she wants to go to college on the East Coast) is compounded by financial anxieties — her family may not be able to afford tuition to the colleges she really wants to attend, and she pretends they’re in a different income bracket in order to impress her new friends — as well as her romantic hopes and disappointments, and her fractious relationship with her mother (Laurie Metcalf).

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the alienist trailer

After years of playing Nazis and superhero villains, Daniel Brühl has finally landed a role that every young male protagonist can aspire to: the gifted criminal profiler. But this time, it’s in the 19th century!

The Alienist looks like the detective procedural got a gaslamp-lit makeover, with stars Brühl, Luke Evans, and Dakota Fanning teaming up to work as early criminal profilers in 1896, attempting to get into the mind of one of New York City’s first serial killers before they hunt him down.

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Reid Scott venom

The unexpected Venom casting keeps on keeping on with yet another surprise name thrown into the mix: Veep‘s Reid Scott. Scott joins an already impressive and still growing cast centered around Tom Hardy playing one of Spider-Man’s main antagonists.

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Stranger Things Thessalhydra

We’re only a few days away from the release of Stranger Things 2, and an old fan theory has been given new life thanks to last week’s second and final trailer for the new season of the supernatural series. In the show’s first season, the kids’ Dungeons & Dragons game foreshadowed their interactions with creatures like the Demogorgon, and if you recall, season one ends with them reuniting on Christmas Eve and playing D&D one more time in the closing minutes of the eighth episode. Did the events of that game predict what will happen in season 2? Read on to explore the Stranger Things Thessalhydra theory.
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