CORE STORY: Sully scores 5th-biggest September opening ever

Image: Warner Bros.

Image: Warner Bros.

Chris Luckett

Despite having starred in such masterpieces as Cloud Atlas and Captain Phillips in recent years, it’s been seven years since a live-action Tom Hanks movie opened #1 at the box office.

Sully, the Clint Eastwood-directed biography of Capt. Chelsey “Sully” Sullenberger, played on screen by Hanks, not only reclaimed that throne but also nearly broke September box office records.

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CORE STORY: Joe Manganiello to play Deathstroke in next Batman movie

Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press

Photo: Richard Shotwell/Invision/Associated Press

Chris Luckett

Last week, Ben Affleck caused online freak-outs of comic fan excitement when he revealed footage of famed DC villain Deathstroke in Affleck’s upcoming Batman picture.

The Wall Street Journal has now revealed Joe Manganiello (Magic Mike, Pee-Wee’s Big Holiday) is the face behind the mask and will play the superhuman assassin.

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CORE STORY: Shia LaBeouf calls Steven Spielberg “less a director than a f—ing company”

Photo: Associated Press

Photo: Associated Press

Chris Luckett

Before consciously veering off the mainstream career path he was comfortably cruising along, Shia LaBeouf had a great track record with Steven Spielberg.

Spielberg helped shepherd LaBeouf into his period of greatest public success, on Disturbia, Eagle Eye, Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull, and the first three Transformers movies.

In a new interview with Variety, LaBeouf called out Spielberg as being a root of his disillusionment with Hollywood, not holding back his disdain for the celebrated director.

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CORE STORY: Warner Bros. finally reveals the mystery behind Collateral Beauty

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Photo: Getty Images

Chris Luckett

Ever since Collateral Beauty was announced last year, it’s plot has been kept under tight wraps.

A month ago, star Will Smith told Entertainment Weekly, “It was one of those [times] where you get a screenplay and you are in by page 10.” Beyond that, though, he wouldn’t go into details about the plot, which he said would “be tough to promote.”

This morning, Warner Bros. released the first trailer for Collateral Beauty, finally spilling the beans on the central mystery of the hopeful holiday movie.

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CORE STORY: 2016 Toronto International Film Festival lineup announced

Photo: Lionsgate

Photo: Lionsgate

Chris Luckett

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF), held every September, is generally considered to mark the beginning of Oscar season, with many award hopefuls and buzz-about contenders making their debut.

TIFF’s director and chief executive Piers Hendling, joined by artistic director Cameron Bailey, held a news conference to reveal this year’s crop, featuring cowboys, whistleblowers, and a Ryan Gosling-Emma Stone reunion.

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