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Ranking the Best Songs from Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star is Born’

If you’ve already seen A Star Is Born (2018), or even just listened to its album on iTunes, you know that it has some of the most spectacularly show-stopping music of any movie in years. I’m not even a country fan and even I walked out of the theater with visions of chicken-fried stardom dancing in my head. Maybe one of the Guardians of the Galaxy movies or Baby Driver (2017) could give it a run for its money, but that’s really about it. The movie is such an embarrassment of riches when it comes to its soundtrack

Ranking the Best Songs from Bradley Cooper’s ‘A Star is Born’
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‘Halloween’ Scaring Up $14M+ Overseas, Slashing Way To $95M Global Weekend

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Exclusive: Universal/Miramax/Blumhouse’s David Gordon Green-directed reboot-sequel Halloween is scaring up an estimated $14.7M bow at the international box office this weekend. This is in line with Uni estimates heading into the launch where Jamie Lee Curtis’ badass strode into 23 markets. Mexico, the UK and Russia are the only majors this frame (next weekend is a bigger push in key hubs). Coupled with domestic, the worldwide bow is expected to hit $95M — these figures may of course shift when we get the full rundown tomorrow and the actuals on Monday.

The movie will be the No. 1 title domestically and worldwide for the frame. Overseas, it should come in at No. 3 behind Venom and A Star Is Born. Starts in Mexico, the UK, Indonesia, Finland, Slovakia, Ecuador, Panama, Honduras and Nicaragua are all No. 1s. The like-for-like opening of $14.7M shoots higher than Split (+11%), The Conjuring (+50%), Lights Out
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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Hunt Down October Opening Record With $80 Million Debut

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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ to Hunt Down October Opening Record With $80 Million Debut
Halloween” will not only take home the box office crown in its debut weekend, but may also break “Venom’s” recently-set record for best October opening of all time.

Universal’s reboot, starring Jamie Lee Curtis, is heading for an estimated $80 million from 3,928 North American locations in its first weekend. It’ll have to outpace “Venom’s” $80.255 million opening three weeks ago to beat the October record.
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‘Halloween’ Stalks ‘Venom’ and October Box Office Opening Record

‘Halloween’ Stalks ‘Venom’ and October Box Office Opening Record
It was just two weeks ago that “Venom” set a new October box office record for the biggest opening weekend with $80 million. Now, Michael Myers might slice that record to pieces as Universal/Blumhouse’s “Halloween” is closing in on a $80 million record.

Early estimates have the sequel to John Carpenter’s classic slasher earning a $79 million opening after making $33.3 million on Friday from 3,928 theaters, including $7.7 million from Thursday previews. Impressively, unlike “Venom,” “Halloween” is reaching that figure without the extra bump of premium formats like IMAX. If Saturday results can beat expectations, it may be able to crack the $80 million mark.

Even if it doesn’t, this will be by far the best opening weekend for a Blumhouse release, topping the $52.5 million for “Paranormal Activity 3.” The film has earned a B+ on CinemaScore to go with its 85 percent Rotten Tomatoes score and is expected to leg out to
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Podtalk: Michael Kutza of 54th Chicago International Film Festival in ‘A Tribute to Colleen Moore’

Chicago – The Founder and CEO of the Chicago International Film Festival (Ciff) is Michael Kutza. In 1964, when he had the idea for the festival, legendary Chicago Sun-Times columnist Irv Kupcinet suggested a person who could help start the festivities. That person was silent film-era movie star Colleen Moore.

One of Michael’s final duties in the day-to-day operations of the festival – he will be retiring at the end of 2018 – is to pay homage to that movie star who set him up with the film celebrities whose presence helped to sell that first Ciff to the Windy City. “A Tribute to Colleen Moore” will take place on Sunday, October 21st, 2018, the last day of the 54th edition of the Festival. Michael will show a retrospect of film clips, screen one of Moore’s few “talkies” (1933’s “The Power and the Glory”) and remember Colleen Moore with one of her grandchildren, Billy Hargrove.
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‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Release Music Video for ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ — Watch

‘A Star Is Born’ Soundtrack: Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Release Music Video for ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ — Watch
If life feels empty now that you’ve finally seen “A Star Is Born” and you no longer know what to look forward to, fret not: Lady Gaga has announced the music video for “I’ll Never Love Again.” The singer-turned-actress tweeted a link to said video, which accompanies one of the film’s many original numbers, earlier today; like the instant-hit “Shallow,” it’s a duet with her co-star and director Bradley Cooper.

The soundtrack has proven enormously successful, which is unsurprising given Lady Gaga’s immense popularity and the warm reception with which the film itself has been met. It’s also notable given Warner Bros. and Interscope’s close-to-the-vest approach to actually making the music available: “Shallow” wasn’t officially released until a week before “A Star Is Born” hit theaters (and months after its appearance in the film’s trailer made it an earworm), and the
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Don’t stop him now: Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) skyrockets in Best Actor Oscar predictions

Earlier this month 20th Century Fox’s “Bohemian Rhapsody,” starring Rami Malek as Queen front man Freddie Mercury, began screening for film critics. As more and more of our Oscar Experts break free to see the biopic, you’ll notice that Malek continues to rise in our Best Actor racetrack odds. Sixteen of our 23 Experts now believe that Malek will earn his first career Oscar nomination, with 3 even predicting he’ll be the champion: Edward Douglas (Weekend Warrior), Keith Simanton (IMDb) and Tariq Khan (Fox TV).

SEEHe will rock you: Rami Malek (‘Bohemian Rhapsody’) breaks out as a leading Oscar rival for Best Actor

After seeing the film two weeks ago, our own Tom O’Neil raved that “Malek delivers, wows, bedazzles and seizes your heart in a performance guaranteed to be a leading Oscar contender for Best Actor. Maybe even the winner.” With momentum on Malek’s side, we
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‘Halloween’ to Make a Killing With Opening Weekend in Mid-$70 Millions

‘Halloween’ to Make a Killing With Opening Weekend in Mid-$70 Millions
Jamie Lee Curtis’ “Halloween” is looking to slice up an opening weekend of as high as $75 million at 3,928 North American locations, early estimates showed Friday.

Universal’s R-rated slasher film is on its way to posting the second-highest October launch of all time, bested only by the $80 million opening of Tom Hardy’s “Venom” on Oct. 5-7. Anticipation is high among moviegoers for “Halloween,” with Curtis returning as Laurie Strode facing off against serial killer Michael Myers. Thursday night previews showed plenty of power with $7.7 million.

Friday’s mid-day estimates for “Halloween” — some of which were above $75 million — came in over the top end of this week’s expectations. Universal had been cautiously forecasting a $50 million bow, while some analysts had projected a $70 million launch. “Halloween” is also opening in 21 international territories this weekend.

“Halloween” will obliterate the franchise record opening of $26 million set by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot. It
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‘A Star Is Born’: The Songwriter Behind ‘Why Did You Do That?’ Weighs In on Lady Gaga’s Polarizing Pop Song

‘A Star Is Born’: The Songwriter Behind ‘Why Did You Do That?’ Weighs In on Lady Gaga’s Polarizing Pop Song
Ask anyone about the most polarizing song on the “A Star Is Born” original soundtrack and you’re bound to hear the same track listed over and over again: “Why Did You Do That?” The divisive song is performed by Lady Gaga’s Ally during her appearance on “Saturday Night Live,” and marks the character’s transition from singer-songwriter to full-blown pop star. The song’s narrative purpose in the film has become a point of contention, while the track’s opening line, “Why’d you come around here with an ass like that?,” has made it something of an instant classic.

“It’s getting a life of its own!” songwriter Diane Warren told The New York Times about the track, which she co-write with Gaga and others. “I have to take guilty credit for that [opening line]. I remember when we were working on it, I said, ‘Can we say that?
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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Release ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ Music Video

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Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper Release ‘I’ll Never Love Again’ Music Video
Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper have released the official music video for “I’ll Never Love Again,” the heartbreaking final track on the “A Star is Born” soundtrack.

Gaga teased the video on her Twitter Friday after it was released exclusively on Apple Music.

Watch the music video for #IllNeverLoveAgain now on @AppleMusic https://t.co/9fKhYBsMCd pic.twitter.com/uCI60XjMUs

— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) October 19, 2018

Gaga, Cooper, Interscope Records and Warner Bros. developed a campaign for the soundtrack that involved being deliberately stingy about giving audiences too much of the music (or its accompanying imagery) too soon. They released the soundtrack album day-and-date with the film, and only issued one audio track, “Shallow,” a week prior to the movie’s release. But now that large swaths of America have seen the film, the stars and producers aren’t being so protective of the songs as spoilers.

“I’ll Never
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'Goosebumps' sequel, 'Halloween' to scare up UK box office

New openers also include ‘Dogman’, ’Fahrenheit 11/9’, Golden Bear winner ‘Touch Me Not’.

As Halloween draws near, the UK box office is set for an influx of spooky tales.

Sony Pictures is hoping Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween will attract those looking for a family-friendly scare. The previous feature adaptation of the book franchise – the Jack Black-starring Goosebumps – opened with £2.7m for Sony in 2016 and closed on £9m.

Black has a smaller role in the sequel and is not fronting the marketing campaigns this time out. Reviews have been middling, so repeating the numbers of its predecessors could be a tough ask.
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American Horror Story's Sarah Paulson and Lady Gaga Reunited, and the Photos Are So Damn Pure

American Horror Story's Sarah Paulson and Lady Gaga Reunited, and the Photos Are So Damn Pure
Lady Gaga was a little too busy to appear in the latest season of American Horror Story, Apocalypse, but that doesn't mean she's lost touch with her former costars.

While attending Elle's 25th Annual Women In Hollywood Celebration in Beverly Hills on Monday, the A Star Is Born star shared some seriously cute moments with Sarah Paulson, who's currently starring on the series in multiple roles, and Angela Bassett, who leads Ryan Murphy's other show, 9-1-1. The trio caught up in front of photographers on the red carpet at the Four Seasons Hotel, where they were also joined by Yara Shahidi, Keira Knightley, Shonda Rhimes, Charlize Theron, and Mia Farrow.

For those of you who aren't diehard Ahs fans, Gaga first popped up in season five of Murphy's horror series, Hotel, in her Golden Globe award winning role of The Countess. She also appears in the sixth season,
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Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Strikes at $7.7 Million in Thursday Night Previews

Box Office: ‘Halloween’ Strikes at $7.7 Million in Thursday Night Previews
Jamie Lee Curtis’ “Halloween” has opened strongly with $7.7 million at 3,200 North American locations in Thursday night preview showings.

Universal’s R-rated slasher film recorded one of the biggest preview nights for a horror movie. Warner Bros.’ “It” took in $13.5 million from 3,500 theaters on Sept 7, 2017.

Anticipation is high among moviegoers for “Halloween,” with Curtis returning as Laurie Strode facing off against serial killer Michael Myers. Universal is forecasting a $50 million bow at 3,928 sites, while some analysts have projected a $70 million launch. “Halloween” is also releasing in 21 international territories this weekend.

Halloween” will smash the franchise record opening of $26 million set by the 2007 Rob Zombie reboot. “Halloween” will also post one of the best starts for an R-rated horror film, a list headed by “It” ($123 million), “Hannibal” ($58 million), and “The Nun” ($53 million). Given its $10 million production budget, the sequel is on track to be hugely profitable.

The new “Halloween” is the 11th installment in the franchise,
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What’s Next for Fox Film CEO Stacey Snider After Disney Closes Deal?

What’s Next for Fox Film CEO Stacey Snider After Disney Closes Deal?
The Walt Disney Co. has officially laid claim to the top-level executives at Fox that the company wants to keep once it finalizes its $71.3 billion acquisition for the majority of the Murdoch family’s entertainment assets — but Fox film chief Stacey Snider won’t be making the move.

That puts Snider, a well-liked and respected executive who has had stints running Universal Pictures, DreamWorks and currently 20th Century Fox, in play at a time when Hollywood is craving experienced leadership.

“Literally I’d be outside the lot right now with a lobster bib on,” Redef CEO Jason Hirschhorn said at this month’s TheWrap-sponsored media and entertainment conference TheGrill.

Also Read: Fox Executives Emma Watts, Nancy Utley and Stephen Gilula to Join Disney Studio After Merger

The problem, however, is that there don’t seem to be a lot of clear landing places at the moment for an executive of her caliber,
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'Roma', 'A Star Is Born' among Camerimage competition line-up

'Roma', 'A Star Is Born' among Camerimage competition line-up
The Poland-set event runs from November 10-17.

Poland’s Camerimage film festival has announced the main competition lineup for the 26th edition (November 10-17).

Among the titles are Alfonso Cuarón’s Roma, which won the Golden Lion at Venice Film Festival last month and is Mexico’s entry for the best foreign language film award at the Oscars.

Selected other titles appearing after a Venice bow include Paul Greengrass’ 22 July, about the 2011 Utøya massacre in Norway; Julian Schnabel’s Vincent van Gogh story At Eternity’s Gate starring Willem Dafoe; the Coen brothers’ anthology western The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs
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‘A Star is Born’ Marks the Stellar Debut of Director Bradley Cooper and A-List Actress Lady Gaga

There’s no question that Hollywood loves remakes. If something makes enough money the first time around, it’s safe bet that it’s going to make even more now that people know what they’re in for. And even though action and horror movies have a reputation for being the most tiresomely recycled, it’s actually A Star Is Born that has proven to be one of Hollywood’s oldest and most frequently retold stories. Maybe that’s because it almost inevitably turns out to be one of the best received movie of any generation it’s remade for. The first A Star Is Born (1937) was

‘A Star is Born’ Marks the Stellar Debut of Director Bradley Cooper and A-List Actress Lady Gaga
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'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace

'Halloween' Looks to Scare Up $70M Opening, Helping October 2018 Maintain a Record Pace
As of yesterday, October is pacing a massive +42.3% ahead of October 2017. In fact, October 2018 is narrowly outpacing October 2014, the largest October on record, and this weekend should help increase that lead. Universal and Blumhouse's Halloween is poised to deliver what will now be the second largest October opening ever behind Venom, which broke the record only a couple weeks ago. The weekend also sees the nationwide expansion of Fox's The Hate U Give, which is expected to deliver in the mid-to-high single digit millions, but could break out a bit higher after a strong showing in limited release. October 2018 is going big when it comes to new releases and after this weekend the month will feature three of the top ten October releases of all-time after Venom's chart-topping, $80.2 million debut and A Star is Born's $42.9 million opening on the same weekend. Added to the list will be this
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You are confident that ‘A Star Is Born’ will be the third film to win a trio of acting Oscars

You are confident that ‘A Star Is Born’ will be the third film to win a trio of acting Oscars
Can “A Star Is Born” really do what only two films have done and win three acting Oscars? Our readers think so: 34 percent is certain that the remake will claim three statuettes just like “A Streetcar Named Desire” (1951) and “Network” did.

A Star Is Born” is only contending in three of the four acting races, so it’ll have to go three-for-three if it wants to accomplish this feat. Bradley Cooper is the strongest in Best Actor, with 39/10 odds to prevail, for his wounded alcoholic country star Jackson Maine. A four-time nominee, Cooper could double his career nomination count with “A Star Is Born” with acting, directing, producing and writing bids. Best Actor is the best place to honor him and the least competitive of the four.

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Lady Gaga recently moved to the No. 1 spot in our
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‘First Reformed,’ ‘The Favourite’ Lead Gotham Awards Nominations for Independent Film

‘First Reformed,’ ‘The Favourite’ Lead Gotham Awards Nominations for Independent Film
Paul Schrader’s “First Reformed,” Yorgos Lanthimos’ “The Favourite,” Barry Jenkins’ “If Beale Street Could Talk,” Joseph Decker’s “Madeline’s Madeline” and Chloe Zhao’s “The Rider” have been nominated for the top award at the Ifp Gotham Awards, the Independent Filmmaker Project announced on Thursday.

In nominations that were evenly distributed among 19 independent movies, “First Reformed” led all films with three nominations – one for the film, one for lead actor Ethan Hawke and one for Schrader’s screenplay about a pastor tortured by the death of his son in Iraq.

The Favourite,” a twisted period piece set in early 18th century England, received nominations for film and screenplay, as well as a special Gotham Awards voted to its three leading actresses: Olivia Colman, Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz.

Also Read: 'First Reformed' Film Review: Paul Schrader and Ethan Hawke Channel Robert Bresson

Other films with multiple nominations included “Beale Street,
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Lady Gaga Confirmed She's Engaged to Christian Carino, and We're Rah-Rah Really Excited

Lady Gaga Confirmed She's Engaged to Christian Carino, and We're Rah-Rah Really Excited
It sounds like Lady Gaga has found a good romance with her beau Christian Carino. On Monday, the "Million Reasons" singer confirmed that she's engaged to Christian at Elle's 25th Annual Women in Hollywood Celebration in La. During her speech, Lady Gaga, who was an honoree at the event, thanked "my fiancé Christian," making it the first time she's called him her fiancé in public.

The two have been linked together romantically since early 2017, and reports about their engagement have been circulating for almost a year. The two have even been seen on numerous occasions showing some Pda, including at their romantic beach day getaways. With the new A Star Is Born movie out, many have become obsessed with Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper's friendship off screen, but make no mistake, Gaga is clearly in a happy, committed relationship with Christian. Now that Gaga has officially confirmed their engagement,
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