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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Wednesday 9.21.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

  BROADCAST FINALS ABC:  The season premieres continued:  THE CONNORS down 0.12 from last season’s premiere to 0.53, THE GOLDBERGS down 0.26 to 0.44, ABBOTT ELEMENTARY down 0.07 to 0.57 from its January series prem...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Monday 9.19.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

  BROADCAST FINALS ABC:  ESPN and ABC aired separate MONDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL games, with the broadcaster’s at 3.81. CBS:  For whatever it means these days, last night marked the start of the broadcast network TV seas...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Saturday 9.17.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

  BROADCAST FINALS:  ABC’s SATURDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL was at 0.58.  The season premiere of CBS’s 48 HOURS was at 0.23.  FOX’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL was at 0.74.  CW’s MASTERS OF ILLUSION ticked down to ...
by Mitch Salem
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “The Wonder” & “What’s Love Got To Do With It?”

  THE WONDER (Netflix – November 16):  In the time of Ireland’s Great Famine, 11-year-old Anna (Kila Lord Cassidy) claims to have survived for 4 months without eating even one bite of food.  Is she a miracle,...
by Mitch Salem
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Toronto Film Festival Review: “The Greatest Beer Run Ever”

  THE GREATEST BEER RUN EVER (Apple – September 30):  Peter Farrelly’s Green Book was one of the clearest beneficiaries of winning Toronto’s People Choice Award, vaulting from being entirely under the aw...
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Women Talking” & “Saint Omer”

  WOMEN TALKING (UA/MGM/Amazon – December 9):  In an insular Mennonite community, the woman have always believed what the men told them, that when they awake to discover evidence of sexual assault and thereafter som...
by Mitch Salem
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Empire of Light” & “Triangle of Sadness”

  EMPIRE OF LIGHT (Searchlight/Disney – December 9):  Sam Mendes takes the first solo screenwriting credit of his long career on Empire of Light, a personal film inspired by his youth and his mother.  The story is ...
by Mitch Salem
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “The Banshees of Inisherin” & “The Son”

  THE BANSHEES OF INISHERIN (Searchlight/Disney – October 21):  After a sojourn in America with 3 Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri and Seven Psychopaths, Martin McDonagh returns to Ireland with the comic tragedy ...
by Mitch Salem
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Behind the US/Worldwide Weekend Box Office – 9.18.2022

  OPENINGS:  THE WOMAN KING (TriStar/Sony) launched at the higher end of expectations with $19M, boosted by strong reviews (94% on Rotten Tomatoes) and enthusiastic audience response as measured by exit polls.  In the cu...
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Glass Onion” & “Pearl”

  GLASS ONION (Netflix – November 4 in theaters, December 23 online):  After Rian Johnson’s Knives Out broke through to become one of the increasingly few non-IP-based mainstream hits in the market ($311.6M wo...
by Mitch Salem
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “The Whale” & “Chevalier”

  THE WHALE (A24 – December 9):  The fall film festivals usher in awards season, and no performance this year screams “Oscar bait” more than Brendan Fraser’s in Darren Aronofsky’s The Whale....
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “The Good Nurse” & “My Policeman”

  THE GOOD NURSE (Netflix – Oct. 26):  An unusually serious thriller about a serial killer.  Tobias Lindholm’s film, from a script by Krysty Wilson-Cairns (who wrote 1917 and  Last Night In Soho) and based o...
by Mitch Salem
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SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Thursday 9.15.2022 Top 150 Cable Originals & Network Finals UPDATED

  BROADCAST FINALS ABC:  The season finale of PRESS YOUR LUCK was steady at 0.43, and the season finale of GENERATION GAP gained 0.02 to 0.32.  An episode of TRUTH & LIES was at 0.21. CBS:  After reruns at 0.29/0.23...
by Mitch Salem
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “The Fabelmans” & “The Eternal Daughter”

  THE FABELMANS (Universal – November 11):  Like all superheroes, Steven Spielberg has an origin story, and he tells it in The Fabelmans, whose world premiere was far and away the signature event of this year’...
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Toronto Film Festival Reviews: “Causeway” & “The Menu”

  CAUSEWAY (Apple – November 4):  After a decade as one of Hollywood’s biggest stars, there was reason to wonder whether the Jennifer Lawrence who first came to prominence with the Sundance movie Winter’...
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