The Möbius strip: Star Wars predictably takes over the Internet

Bella Lugosi, king of the monster movies, turns 133 today.

Summarizing the group threatening to boycott The Force Awakens for daring to cast a black man as the lead — The Hollywood Reporter

With the third trailer’s release coinciding with tickets coming available, Fandango spiked to seven times its normal peak traffic last night. The movie sold eight times as many tickets in its first day of pre-sale as previous record holder The Hunger Games — The Hollywood Reporter

An early look at the Best Actor race, which should go to Michael Fassbender in a walk — Variety

Michael Punke, who wrote the book on which Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s upcoming The Revenant is based, isn’t allowed to go on the media tour for the movie because he’s also the Deputy U.S. Trade Representative and permanent ambassador to the World Trade Organization in Geneva and the State Department won’t give him the time off, which is a pretty good excuse — Indiewire

Bradley Cooper’s chef movie Burnt has been moved again, with Weinstein pulling its New York/Los Angeles release this weekend in favor of just doing the scheduled nationwide release Oct. 30 — Indiewire

In addition to shutting Fandango down, The Force Awakens also made a dent on Youtube, with the trailer generating 12 million views within the first 15 hours of its release — Screenrant

Production for Underworld 5 starts today, for some reason — Film School Rejects

Alleged serial rapist Bill Cosby’s Washington D.C. mural was defaced last night, with a vandal deciding that it would be nicer to look at Kim Jong Un instead — The Wrap

Great read on how studios have been branching out to new release strategies in the past months — Variety

Analyzing the marketing of The Force Awakens from the perspective that it doesn’t really need to be marketed at all — Birth Movies Death

And, in the wake of Jennifer Lawrence bringing up unequal pay in Hollywood, particularly around 2013’s American Hustle, Jessica Chastain says she was in a similar situation on The Martian. What’s more, she says that her reported salary was dramatically overexaggerated — Indiewire

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