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Danny McBride reveals they were originally going to shoot two ‘Halloween’ movies back-to-back

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When David Gordon Green and Danny McBride joined the next chapter in the Halloween saga as part of its creative team, they weren’t just going to pitch a direct sequel to John Carpenter’s 1978 horror classic—they were going to pitch a pair of new films. However, as McBride told Entertainment Weekly in an on-set interview earlier this year, they didn’t want to get too far ahead of themselves.

“We were going to shoot two of them back-to-back,” said McBride, who co-wrote the Halloween script along with Green, who is also directing, as well as Jeff Fradley. “Then we were like, Well, let’s not get ahead of ourselves. This could come out, and everyone could hate us, and we’d never work again. So, let’s not have to sit around for a year while we wait for another movie to come out that we know people aren’t going to like.”

McBride added: “So, we were like, Let’s learn from this, and see what works, and what doesn’t. But we definitely have an idea of where we would go [with] this branch of the story and hopefully we get a chance to do it.”

Halloween, which debuted its first trailer last week, takes place exactly forty years after the events of the original and follows Laurie Strode as she comes to her final confrontation with the masked killer who has haunted her since she narrowly escaped his killing spree on Halloween night four decades ago. However, this time around, she’s prepared for Michael’s return.

The film, which will see scream queen Jamie Lee Curtis return to her iconic role, also stars Judy Greer Andi Matichak, Nick Castle, Will Patton, and Virginia Gardner, and was produced by Carpenter, Jason Blum, and Malek Akkad. Universal will release the film just in time for its titular holiday on October 19.

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The final ‘Antlers’ trailer further reveals Scott Cooper’s Guillermo del Toro-produced horror film

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While Scott Cooper’s last film was a bit of a dud, it appears the Hostiles director is looking to redeem himself with Antlers, a Guillermo del Toro-produced horror flick starring the terrific pairing of Keri Russell and Jesse Plemons.

Based on Nick Antosca’s short story The Quiet Boy, the film centers around a small-town Oregon teacher (Russell) and her brother (Plemons), the local sheriff, as they discover a young student (Jeremy T. Thomas) is harboring a dangerous secret with so-called “frightening consequences.”

Though the latest trailer for Antlers certainly shines a bit more light on the plot than the previous marketing we’ve received, the overall mysterious quality of the film is still very much there and I can’t wait to see what kind of crazy shit unfolds, because you already know some wild stuff is going to go down in this thing if the trailers are any indication.

Graham Greene, Scott Haze, Rory Cochrane, and Amy Madigan also star in Antlers, which is set to hit theaters via Fox Searchlight on April 17.

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The film and television nominations for the 2020 Golden Globe Awards are officially in

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The, uh, rather strange trio of Tim Allen, Dakota Fanning, and Susan Kelechi Watson were on hand this morning to announce the nominations for the 77th Golden Globes, which will be held in Hollywood next month on January 5.

Topping the film nominations is Noah Baumbach’s Marriage Story, which scored six nods, and Martin Scorsese’s The Irishman and Quentin Tarantino’s Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, which picked up five nods each.

On the television side of things, HBO’s Chernobyl, Barry, Succession, and Big Little Lies secured nominations in several different categories, as did Netflix’s The Crown, Unbelievable, and The Kominsky Method.

You can check out the complete list of nominations for the 2020 Golden Globes below.

Best Motion Picture — Drama
1917
The Irishman
Joker
Marriage Story
The Two Popes

Best Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Dolemite Is My Name
Jojo Rabbit
Knives Out
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Rocketman

Best Foreign-Language Motion Picture
The Farewell
Les Misérables
Pain and Glory
Parasite
Portrait of a Lady on Fire

Best Limited Series or TV Movie
Catch-22
Chernobyl
Fosse/Verdon
The Loudest Voice
Unbelievable

Best Television Series — Drama
Big Little Lies
The Crown
Killing Eve
The Morning Show
Succession

Best Comedy Series
Fleabag
Barry
The Kominsky Method
The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The Politician

Best Motion Picture — Animated
Frozen II
How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World
Missing Link
Toy Story 4
The Lion King

Best Director — Motion Picture
Bong Joon-ho, Parasite
Sam Mendes, 1917
Todd Phillips, Joker
Martin Scorsese, The Irishman
Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Performance by an Actor in a Limited Series or Movie
Christopher Abbott, Catch-22
Sacha Baron Cohen, The Spy
Russell Crowe, The Loudest Voice
Jared Harris, Chernobyl
Sam Rockwell, Fosse/Verdon

Best Performance by an Actress in a Limited Series or Movie
Kaitlyn Dever, Unbelievable
Joey King, The Act
Helen Mirren, Catherine the Great
Merritt Wever, Unbelievable
Michelle Williams, Fosse/Verdon

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Series, Limited Series, or TV Movie
Alan Arkin, The Kominsky Method
Kieran Culkin, Succession
Andrew Scott, Fleabag
Stellan Skarsgård, Chernobyl
Henry Winkler, Barry

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Series, Limited Series, or TV Movie
Patricia Arquette, The Act
Helena Bonham Carter, The Crown
Toni Collette, Unbelievable
Meryl Streep, Big Little Lies
Emily Watson, Chernobyl

Best Score for a Motion Picture
Little Women
Joker
Marriage Story
1917
Motherless Brooklyn

Best Original Song
“Beautiful Ghosts,” Cats
“(I’m Gonna) Love Me Again,” Rocketman
“Into the Unknown,” Frozen II
“Spirit,” The Lion King
“Stand Up,” Harriet

Best Performance by an Actor in a Comedy Series
Michael Douglas, The Kominsky Method
Bill Hader, Barry
Ben Platt, The Politician
Paul Rudd, Living With Yourself
Ramy Youssef, Ramy

Best Performance by an Actress in a Comedy Series
Christina Applegate, Dead to Me
Kirsten Dunst, On Becoming a God in Central Florida
Rachel Brosnahan, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
Natasha Lyonne, Russian Doll
Phoebe Waller-Bridge, Fleabag

Best Performance by an Actor in a Drama Series
Brian Cox, Succession
Kit Harington, Game of Thrones
Rami Malek, Mr. Robot
Tobias Menzies, The Crown
Billy Porter, Pose

Best Performance by an Actress in a Drama Series
Jennifer Aniston, The Morning Show
Jodie Comer, Killing Eve
Olivia Colman, The Crown
Nicole Kidman, Big Little Lies
Reese Witherspoon, The Morning Show

Best Performance by a Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Tom Hanks, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Anthony Hopkins, The Two Popes
Al Pacino, The Irishman
Joe Pesci, The Irishman
Brad Pitt, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Screenplay
Marriage Story
Parasite
The Two Popes
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
The Irishman

Best Performance by a Supporting Actress in a Motion Picture
Kathy Bates, Richard Jewell
Annette Bening, The Report
Laura Dern, Marriage Story
Jennifer Lopez, Hustlers
Margot Robbie, Bombshell

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Daniel Craig, Knives Out
Taron Egerton, Rocketman
Roman Griffin Davis, Jojo Rabbit
Eddie Murphy, Dolemite Is My Name
Leonardo DiCaprio, Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture — Drama
Christian Bale, Ford v Ferrari
Antonio Banderas, Pain and Glory
Adam Driver, Marriage Story
Joaquin Phoenix, Joker
Jonathan Pryce, The Two Popes

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Musical or Comedy
Ana de Armas, Knives Out
Cate Blanchett, Where’d You Go, Bernadette
Beanie Feldstein, Booksmart
Emma Thompson, Late Night
Awkwafina, The Farewell

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture — Drama
Cynthia Erivo, Harriet
Scarlett Johansson, Marriage Story
Saoirse Ronan, Little Women
Charlize Theron, Bombshell
Renée Zellweger, Judy

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More than 17 million people have watched Martin Scorsese’s ‘The Irishman’ on Netflix

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In what should come as a surprise to absolutely no one, Martin Scorsese‘s masterful gangster epic The Irishman has been hugely successful drawing viewers to Netflix, where more than 17.1 million people in the US watched it within the first five days of its release.

When The Irishman first debuted on the streaming platform on November 27, the film had an average minute audience — which basically means how long people watched — of 2.6 million and 3.9 million total unique viewers.

And, despite the film’s three-and-a-half-hour runtime, more than 751,000 viewers watched The Irishman in its entirety that same day, while 930,000 tuned in a couple days later on November 29 to watch the film in full.

Those are not official statistics from Netflix itself, but rather Nielsen SVOD Content Ratings, which offers estimates and analysis of US viewership on various streaming and on-demand services.

In the past, Netflix hasn’t been shy about sharing viewership data for films like Bird Box, which the streamer claims more than 45 million people watched in its first week, and Triple Frontier, which is said to have had 52 million viewers within its first month.

That being said, it shouldn’t be long before Netflix offers their own internal viewership numbers for The Irishman and it should certainly be interesting to see whether or not those statistics bear any resemblance to the ones released today by Nielsen.

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