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'House With a Clock in Its Walls' leads box office as 'Fahrenheit 11/9' fails to leave an impression

Of the four new wide releases this weekend, only Universal's "The House With a Clock In its Walls" managed to place among the top five at the box office.

Amblin Entertainment's PG-rated fantasy opened in first place in the United States and Canada with $26.8 million, above analysts' predictions of $18 million to $25 million, according to figures from measurement firm ComScore.

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Indie Focus: Trying times in 'The Sisters Brothers,' 'Fahrenheit 11/9' and 'Colette'

Hello! I’m Mark Olsen. Welcome to another edition of your regular field guide to a world of Only Good Movies.

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L.A. movie openings, Sept. 28

Sept. 28

All About Nina

A New York comedian takes a chance on herself and moves to L.A. With Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Common, Chace Crawford, Clea DuVall, Kate del Castillo, Beau Bridges. Written and directed by Eva Vives. (1:37) R.

At First Light

Bright lights and supernatural powers presage a woman's third-level close encounter.

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Veena Sud's 'The Lie' explores the lengths to which desperate parents will go and reflects America today

As she transplanted the German thriller “Wir Monster” to the snowy North American setting of her own chilling adaptation “The Lie,” Veena Sud found herself influenced by aspects of her own life.

Like the otherwise good people and loving parents at the center of “The Lie,” faced with the consequences of their beloved daughter’s rash and irreversible actions, Sud wondered: “What would I do?”

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'This Is Us' creator Dan Fogelman reacts to the dismal 'Life Itself' reviews and says he's not weepy

Warren Beatty was silent. It had been five minutes since “Life Itself” ended, a movie in which his wife, Annette Bening, plays a therapist. The couple had just seen the film for the first time, alongside one of Bening’s costars, Mandy Patinkin. They were all at the home of “This Is Us” creator Dan Fogelman, who’d directed the drama.

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Ex-Hallmark Channel host sues, claiming he was fired for backing colleagues who alleged harassment

Television host Mark Steines is claiming that Hallmark Channel management retaliated against him and ultimately fired him after he supported female colleagues who alleged they were sexually harassed on the job, according to a new lawsuit.

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