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  • Matt Damon and Ben Affleck To Produce Sitcom For CBS
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 11, 2013
    Lionsgate/Everett Collection Matt Damon and Ben Affleck might be Hollywood's most famous best friends. They grew up together, broke into Hollywood together, and even won Oscars together. And now, they will attempt to conquer the small screen together. The pair is set to executive produce a new comedy for CBS titled More Time with Family. Starring comedian Tom Papa, the show will focus on a man who changes his career path and stops spending so much time on the road in order to spend more time with his family, only to find out that it wasn't something that anyone else wanted. The idea was reportedly inspired by both Papa's stand up routine and Damon's personal experiences.  Damon and Papa conceived the idea when the two worked on The Informant and Behind the Candelabra together, and then teamed up with Affleck to produce. Affleck and Damon's joint production company, Pearl Street, is also set to produce The Middle Man for Fox, a Boston-set period crime drama. Affleck is also set to direct the pilot. There's no word yet on whether or not More Time With Family will also take place in Boston, or if its Oscar-winning producers will make a guest appearance. Although, if Affleck is too busy filming Superman Vs. Batman, we're sure Mindy Kaling would be willing to fill his shoes again. Damon can next be seen in The Monuments Men with George Clooney, which will be released on December 18. Affleck can currently be seen threatening Justin Timberlake in Runner Runner, and is filming Gone Girl with David Fincher. 
  • George Clooney and Matt Damon Steal from Nazis in the New 'Monuments Men' Trailer
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 11, 2013
    The best player in the World for movie trailers, Hollywood interviews and movie clips. It is an unspoken rule that every awards season must include at least one film about World War II. After all, it was a period of great devastation that affected the entire world, and has inspired many powerful and moving stories. However, George Clooney seems to be taking a different approach with 2013's entry, The Monuments Men. Directed by, starring, and co-written by Clooney, the film seeks to bring audiences and often-untold story about the war and its cultural impact.  Clooney and Matt Damon lead a team of art historians and museum curators who are racing against time to save priceless works of art that has been stolen by the Nazis. Hitler has promised to destroy everything that has been taken over the course of the war if the Germans lose, and so they must find and retrieve the art before the war's end. Naturally, that also means that they must contend with the Allied generals, who think the whole operation is a bit frivolous in the grand scheme of things. In addition to Clooney and Damon, the all-star The Monuments Men cast includes John Goodman, Bill Murray, Jean Dujardin, and Cate Blanchett, with an accent that appears to halfway between German and French.  Smokehouse Pictures Based on a true story, the trailer promises a WWII film that focuses on a different, but no less important, aspect of the war. It seems as if The Monuments Men will balance out the action of the battle scenes and the suspense of the Monuments Men's race against time with the personal and cultural impact that losing so much priceless art had on the people of Europe. And, just in case things get too heavy, Murray is there to inject a little bit of humor into the affair with some physical comedy.  The Monuments Men opens in theaters on December 18.  Follow @hollywood_com // Follow @julesemm
  • The Best and Worst Parts of Rupert Grint's 'Super Clyde' Pilot
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 10, 2013
    CBS Harry Potter fans were disappointed when CBS announced that they had declined to pick up Super Clyde, which starred Rupert Grint and Stephen Fry. However, they can now get their Weasley fix, becuase, at the request of the show's creator Greg Garcia, the network has made the unaired pilot available to stream online at their website.. The show revolves around Clyde (Grint), a shy, comic book-obsessed fast food worker who inherits a fortune after his great uncle dies, and uses it to become a real-life superhero. Fry plays Randolph, the family's butler, and Clyde's confidante.  If you're debating about whether or not to — in Garcia's own words — "kill 20 minutes at work" and give Super Clyde a shot, we've run down the pilot's highs and lows, to give you a sense of what to expect.  BEST Rupert Grint. If you weren't already a Grint fan, Super Clyde will make you one. Carrying a television show is not an easy task, but as the charming, goofy and lovable Clyde, Grint makes it look easy. Fans of his work will know that he has a wonderful sense of comedic timing, and Super Clyde gives him the perfect opportunity to showcase it. He also manages to play the anxious side of a character in such a way that Clyde feel fully realized from the second he appears onscreen. It's a shame that the show never made it to series, beucase Super Clyde would be a perfect venue for Grint to show that he can be more than just Ron Weasley. Well, that and he's so adorable that we would have loved to see him on our television screens every weeek.  Stephen Fry. As the Alfred to Clyde's Batman, Fry perfectly mixes snark and sentiment to create a wonderfully likeable characters. He gets most of the pilot's best lines — Randolph declares Clyde riding three buses and then outrunning a group of fit neighborhood women as "not even mildly challenging" — and perfectly sells a hand puppet/therapist named Dr. Giggles. Fry and Grint have a wonderful rapport, and it would have been great to see the two of them develop a strong relationship. Randolph's also has some wonderful interations with Duke and Faith, which we're upset we won't get to see more of.  The American Accent. Although it slips a bit here and there, Grint is suprisingly capable of doing a convincing American accent. Having someone who is famous for their accent attempt to take on the bland American one favored by Hollywood is always a gamble (look at Rebel Wilson on Super Fun Night), but there's no doubt that Grint would have been able to carry it throughout the run of the series.  Jolene. Played by Laura Ortiz, Jolene is the sweet Ploppy's Burgers cashier that Clyde has a hopeless crush on. She doesn't get much to do in the pilot, but in their short scene together, Grint and Ortiz prove that Clyde and Jolene could have been a couple to root for. Grint plays "stupidly in love" with a wonderful mix of charm and hilarity, and it was almost impossible not to swoon when he offered up his calculator watch to help her out.  It's Original. CBS reportedly passed on Super Clyde because it was off-brand, opting for Garcia's other show, The Millers, instead. While it makes sense for the network, from a business sense, it's upsetting to see such a fresh and different show not make it to air. Super Clyde manages to be both funny and sweet, and its easy to root for such lovely protagonist with goals to make the world a little happier. With so many cynical comedies on CBS — and on television in general — it would have been nice to break things up with a little bit of positivity. Plus, passing over different, orginal shows only makes it harder for other different, original shows to be picked up.  WORST Clyde's Sister Faith: In the pilot, Clyde's sister exists to serve as the punchline to an endless barrage of fat jokes. Her only character trait seems to be her constant snacking, and each time the gag is repeated, it becomes less and less funny. The character of Faith improves once she uses her portion of the inheritance to get full-body liposuction, but only becuase it finally gives her more to do than to appear in the background with a piece of cake in her hands. There are hints of great comedic potential in some of Justine Lupe's line deliveries, and she plays well off of Tyler Labine, but the writers would have needed to put in a lot of work to save Faith from being, by far, the weakest part of the show.  Clyde's Brother Duke: Much like his sister, Duke is more of a cariacture than an actual character. Although Labine does manage to score a few laughs, there's just not enough substance to keep the character from feeling flat. Since both of Clyde's siblings are so one-dimensional, the audience will quickly tire of whatever antics they are getting up to at home, which places a great deal of stress on the superhero premise to pick up the slack. However, Labine has proven himself to be a hilarious character actor, and so, with a little bit of time, would most likely have been able to make Duke a reliably funny part of the show.  Does the premise have longievity? Super Clyde's take on the idea of a real-world superhero is both funny and heartwarming, but the show could easily fall into a gift-of-the-week trap. There are portential storylines that could arise from Clyde's interactions with Jolene and his family, and his quest to keep his new identity a secret, but it's hard to tell just how many seasons the superhero storyline could be dragged out. And unless Faith and Duke were properly fleshed out, there's no interesting family-based storylines to take the pressure off.  Follow @hollywood_com // Follow @julesemm //  
  • Miley Cyrus Will Perform At the 2013 American Music Awards
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 10, 2013
    MTV/WENN Good news for fans of twerking: Miley Cyrus is set to perform at this year's American Music Awards. The singer was one of the first names to be confirmed for the upcoming telecast, along with the band Imagine Dragons, although more names are set to be announced in the run up to the telecast. Unfortunately, Cyrus didn't wind up with any nominations herself, but that probably won't stop her from being the most talked-about artist at the AMAs.  There's been no word yet as to whether Cyrus will attempt to top her infamous VMAs performance, but personally, we're hoping that she decides to strip everything down (not like that) and showcase her voice over her wacky onstage antics. Everyone will be comparing the two performances anyway, so it would be cool to see her do the opposite of what everyone's expecting and pass up some of the typical Cyrus-concert spectacle and let her music speak for her.  Or, you know, she could ignore all of that and twerk on a giant wrecking ball with an army of Beetlejuice backup dancers while ripping up a photo of Sinead O'Connor and licking a sledgehammer. Whichever direction she chooses, her performance certainly won't be boring. And she'll probably be wearing very little clothing, but that pretty much goes without saying.  The 2013 American Music Awards nominees include Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Taylor Swift, and Justin Timberlake. The show will be broadcast on Novermber 24 on ABC.  Follow @hollywood_com // Follow @julesemm
  • Sofia Vergara's Relationship With Her Son Lands Her a TV Show
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 09, 2013
    www.splashnews.com Not content to simply be the highest-paid actress on television right now, Sofia Vergara will reportedly give producing a try. The Modern Family star is in talks to produce a half-hour comedy for ABC called Raising Mom, which will be based on her experiences as a single mother. Vergara's longtime business partner Luis Balaguer supposedly concieved the idea after watching the actress raise and interact with her son Manolo.  The comedy will follow a young single mother and her 21-year old son, whose co-dependent relationship gets in the way of their love lives and desire for independence. Gail Mancuso, who has previously worked with Vergara on Modern Family, is signed on to direct, while Raising Hope's Christine Zander will write it. Since the show is still in the early development stage, there is no word yet who will take on the "Sofia" and "Manolo" roles. Regardless, Raising Mom is sure to benefit from Vergara's fame and will probably draw a large portion of its audience from Modern Family fans.  Vergara's sitcom will join a recent trend of comedies about young parents and their children "raising" each other. Raising Hope centers around a young parent and his mother and father, who had him when they were teenagers, attempting to raise a baby together, while CBS's Mom focuses on a young mother and her mother, both of whom are recently sober. That's not to mention the influx of new comedies this season which touch on parents moving in with their adult children in middle age — including The Millers, starring Will Arnett and Margo Martindale, and the universally panned Dads. Even The Crazy Ones has Sarah Michelle Gellar attempting to wrangle her father and business partner, played by Robin Williams.  Raising Mom has the difficult task of distinguishing itself not only from the list of co-dependent-parent-and-children comedies, but also from Vergara's other show, Modern Family. Hopefully, it will develop enough interesting elements to make itself stand out, as there really is only so much material that can be mined from a traditional family-centered comedy. The show has the advantage of a recognizable name that will draw in a sizable audience, but it may be difficult for them to hold onto that audience or even gain new viewers if the show relies soley on the Modern Family connection. Although, as long as nobody takes inspiration from Bob Saget's quickly-cancelled 2001 series Raising Dad, everything should be fine.  Follow @hollywood_com // Follow @julesemm //   From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • 'Brooklyn Nine-Nine' Recap: Andre Braugher Steals the Show In 'M.E. Time'
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 09, 2013
    FOX The main question that the fourth episode of Brooklyn Nine-Nine raises is why it took so long to give Andre Braugher a starring role on a comedy series. With an impeccable deadpan delivery and brilliant timing, Braugher easily stole the show, and made Holt the show's funniest character. The running joke of "M.E. Time" is that Holt is impossible to read, which is frustrating to all of the officers in the precinct. When they think he's had a rough weekend, he's ecstactic, and when he appears happy, he turns out to be devastated. It's a testament to Braugher's skill that he manages to not only deliver "I spent the weekend in Barbados with my husband" and "There was a small fire in my house" in the exact same manner, but that he also makes the joke funnier each time it's repeated.  Santiago (Melissa Fumero) is still on a quest to make Holt her mentor, and so she desperately tries to impress him by recruiting Sgt. Jeffords (Terry Crews) to fill in for the sketch artist so she can turn in her reports early. When that fails to do the trick, she gets him to paint a portrait of Holt for him to hang in his office. Santiago and Jeffords are an unexpected pairing, but her quiet desperation perfectly matches his frustrated outbursts, and the two make the best odd couple this side of Holt and Peralta. It would be nice, though, to see Santiago doing something other than simply following around the captain, and hopefully his approval of her hard work and growing number of closed cases will lead to new plotlines for the character. Jeffords, meanwhile, is once again played magnificently by Crews, and if Braugher hadn't had such a strong week, would have definitely been the highlight the second he ordered that Scully bring him his oils.  Peralta (Andy Samberg), meanwhile, is freed from the watchful eye of Holt this week, but is assigned to be the secondary on Boyle's (Joe Lo Truglio) case. The only problem is that he's the worst secondary in the world, and spends most of his time at the crime scene making fat jokes about the extremely overweight victim and walking all over Boyle. As if that weren't enough, he starts sleeping with the medical examiner (Mary Elizabeth Ellis), which essentially causes the investigation to grind to a halt due to the two playing "sexy coroner" instead of performing a crucial autopsy. Ellis and Samberg have wonderful chemistry, and their scenes together are the perfect blend of goofy and uncomfortable — him lying on the bedroom floor while she tries to determine a "cause of death" was a particular highlight — but Peralta's jerky behavior outweighed the charm that the character usually has.  On the other hand, it was wonderful to watch Boyle grow in confidence throughout the episode, and his quick and competent solving of the case was needed to save him from being a complete caricature. It would be nice to see some of that competence from Peralta, whose ego and manic energy is starting to overwhelm the character. Perhaps he just needs a more serious character like Holt to reign him in, but without an immovable object to ground his unstoppable force, Peralta is one of the show's weaker elements.  Overall, "M.E. Time" was the strongest episode thus far, and helps prove that Brooklyn Nine-Nine is well on its way to being a great sitcom. It seems as if Mike Schur and Dan Goor, the show's creators, have learned a lot from the uneven nature of the first season of Parks and Recreation, and once some of the kinks have been worked out, Brooklyn Nine-Nine will hopefully join it as one of the funniest shows around.  Episode Highlights- Holt, to Scully: "Scully, you can just write 'I didn't close any' on a piece of paper." Scully is essentially the Jerry Gergich of the precinct. - In a flashback, Peralta "backseat interrogates" Santiago's witness, getting so worked up he breaks the glass. - Boyle sings and acts out the score from Oliver in the car on the way to the crime scene. - Jeffords, before starting to sketch a suspect: "Let's start with the eyes. Were they desperate? Lonely? Did they betray heartache?" "They were brown." - Holt believes that the only people who hang baroque oil paintings of themselves are North Korean dictators. (He's probably not wrong.)- After the victim's wife describes her late husband as "a real Don Juan," Peralta asks permission to make a fat joke, and then comes out with, "Are you sure you don't mean Don Flan?"  More: 'Brooklyn Nine Nine' Recap: Episode 3, 'The Slump''How I Met Your Mother' Recap: Say Goodbye to The Bro CodeAndy Samberg Is Bringing British Comedy 'Cuckoo' To NBC Follow @hollywood_com //   From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • Peter Dinklage to Star in 'Bad Santa'-Style R-rated Comedy
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 09, 2013
    'Bad Santa'/Screen Gems Peter Dinklage will be taking a break from navigating the politics of Westeros in order to get a little raunchy. The actor is attached to star in a new R-rated comedy that is being developed by Paramount. The film will center around a man who tells people that he is a real leprechaun, and will reportedly balance out its hard-R nature with an emotional center. It is being described as having a similar feel to 2003's Bad Santa, which starred Billy Bob Thornton as filthy department store Santa, and Jason Bateman's directorial debut Bad Words, which centers around foul-mouthed spelling bee contestants... meaning Dinklage's film will plausibly have the word "bad" in the title, and be full of cursing.  Other than the vaguest of descriptions, not much is known about the project, which will be written by Bad Words' Andrew Dodge. However, no matter what they attempt to throw at him, Dinklage's run on Game Of Thrones has to have prepared him for whatever foul language, nudity, violence, or combinations thereof will be thrown his way. Once you start competing for the Iron Throne, almost nothing can shock you. Dinklage will also be able to bring some gravitas to the role, as his performance in The Station Agent proves that he is a very talented dramatic actor.  Dinklage will next appear as Bolivar Trask in X-Men: Days of Future Past, which hits theaters in 2014, as well as A Case of You alongside Evan Rachel Wood and Justin Long, who wrote and produced the film. And of course, he will continue to play Tyrion Lannister on Game of Thrones when the show returns early next year.  More: Watch Justin Long Facebook Stalk Evan Rachel Wood in the 'A Case of You' Trailer'Game of Thrones' Star Peter Dinklage Visits 'Sesame Street'More Proof That Peter Dinklage is Playing Bolivar Trask in 'X-Men'?  Follow @hollywood_com // Follow @julesemm // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)
  • Amy Poehler and Greg Poehler Will Bring 'Sweden' to NBC
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 08, 2013
    FayesVision/WENN Leslie Knope might be passionate about Pawnee, Indiana, but Amy Poehler is apparently a big fan of Sweden. The actress has teamed up with her brother, Greg Poehler, to executive produce a new sitcom, Welcome to Sweden. Originally commissioned by the Swedish channel TV4 as their first English-langauge series, the show was created by and will star Greg, in his acting debut. NBC has acquired the rights to broadcast the show in the US, which means that there is a double dose of Poehler heading to our televisions.  The autobiographical comedy centers around Bruce, an accountant from New York who falls in love with Emma (Josephine Bornebusch), and follows her back to her home country of Sweden. Welcome to Sweden will have a partly Swedish cast, including Lena Olin as Emma's mother, and will film in Sweden, New York and Los Angeles. On the American side of things, Bruce's parents will be played by Illeana Douglas and Patrick Duffy, and the show will feature cameos from Aubrey Plaza, Will Ferrell, Gene Simmons, and, of course, Amy Poehler.  Hearing about these two siblings teaming up can't help but make us think that surely a crossover between Parks and Recreation and Welcome to Sweden is bound to happen at some point. It could work out surprisingly well, too — after all, Leslie is a politician, so maybe she needs to travel to Sweden to accept another award or to take her Model U.N. skills international. And since Bruce is an accountant, it's completely possible that he and Ben were friends in college, or that he worked with Ben and Chris before the move to Pawnee. Perhaps Tom hires him to help manage the finances for Rent-A-Swag now that Ben is busy working for Sweetums. He might even have become friends with Andy while he was running that non-profit in London, and, of course, there's always the possibility that Bruce is one of Donna's ex-boyfriends. Now, all the Poehlers have to do is make one of those suggestions a reality. More: 'Parks and Rec' Recap: The Pawnee-Eagleton Tip Off ClassicHow Tina Fey and Amy Poehler Could Make the Golden Globes FunnierWatch the 'Parks and Rec' Season 5 Gag Reel Follow @hollywood_com //   From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • Help Lindsay Weir Navigate High School in This 'Freaks and Geeks' Video Game
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 07, 2013
    Freaks and Geeks is notable not only for launching the careers of James Franco, Jason Segel, and Linda Cardellini, but also for accurately capturing the painful awkwardness of adolescence. Now, thanks to The Fine Brothers, you can relive those awkward years of your life over and over again through their interactive Freaks and Geeks video game. That's right: someone made a Freaks and Geeks video game. The Internet is a magical place.  The game allows players to guide Lindsay Weir through her newfound friendship with the Freaks through a series of choose-your-own-adventure style questions that each result in a different outcome. Want to see what would have happened if Lindsay changed her mind and went back to Millie? You can make that choice for her and explore the consequences. While only the "Freaks" half of the game is currently available, The Fine Brothers promise that players will be allowed to attempt to navigate life as Sam and the "Geeks" very soon. The show's co-creator and producer Paul Feig has even given the game his seal of approval, and tweeted a link out to his followerss.  In addition to Freaks and Geeks, The Fine Brothers have created interactive games for television shows like Saved By the Bell and Lost, as well as a game that allows players to determine the fates of Twilight characters Bella, Edward and Jacob. Plus, if you're a fan of 8-bit, television-inspired video games, but want more freedom than simply choosing your own adventure, there's always Journey to the Center of Hawkthorne, based on the game played by the characters in the season 3 finale of Community. Because if you can dream it, there's someone online willing to make it a reality.  Bask in your uncomfortable, high school glory and play Freaks and Geeks: The Interactive Game below.    More: See The Entire 'Freaks and Geeks' Cast ReuniteJames Franco Covers 'As I Lay Dying', Faulkner Turns in His GraveJason Segel's Maple Syrup Heist Comedy Sounds Awesome Follow @hollywood_com //   From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)20 Grisliest TV Deaths of 2012-2013 (Vulture)
  • What Does 'Gravity's Record-Breaking Opening Weekend Say About American Audiences?
    By: Julia Emmanuele Oct 07, 2013
    Warner Bros Pictures Gravity has had an incredible weekend. In addition to being fact-checked on Twitter by Neil deGrasse Tyson himself, the film made an estimated $55.6 million domestically, which set a record for both October and autumn releases, as well as making it the biggest opening weekend ever for stars Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. It's also the second biggest opening for director and screenwriter Alfonso Cuarón, behind Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. While the film being a success is not particularly surprising, given the film's star power and overwhelmingly positive reviews, the record-setting debut has caused some critics to remark that Gravity marks a turning point in American cinema. But even if that's too strong of a statement to get behind, the film's success is undeniably a big deal, and so it's not much of a stretch to assume that it could a have a major impact on the film industry. So, what exactly does Gravity's record-breaking opening weekend mean? After all, films have big opening weekends all the time, especially films starring actors like Clooney and Bullock. However, Gravity is an original property with palpable Oscar buzz, which is what gives the achievement such signifigance. Currently, the list of highest-grossing films of all-time is dominated by franchises — all eight Harry Potter films, all three Lord of The Rings, a plethora of superhero movies. However, the summer of 2013 was notable for lacking a definitive "movie of the summer," instead showcasing a series of minor successes or outright bombs. The exceptions, though, were The Heat and We're The Millers, both of which were original films (the former earning its share of critical favor). Studios see franchises and sequels as a safe bet. After all, there's already a built-in audience dying to spend their money on tickets, and it's easy to attract new audience members with all of the publicity. The better these films do at the box office, the more likely studios are to green light them over original or independent films, which are a much bigger risk, financially. But, if the disappointing summer grosses are any indication, maybe Americans are becoming bored with the overwhelming influx of familiar movies and are craving something different.  Perhaps Gravity's being unlike anything audiences have seen or experienced before is actually the film's biggest strength. With the recent influx of reboots and superheroes, audience may be starting to feel some franchise fatigue, and Gravity's originality allows it to stand out from both the action and sci-fi blockbusters that dominated the summer and the emotional awards contenders that come out every winter. That both critics and audiences have been drawn to the film says something not only about the quality of Gravity, but also speaks to the fact that audiences are excited to see a movie that isn't the same thing they've experienced over and over again. Hopefully, seeing movie-goers flock to such an original film will encourage studios to finance more diverse, interesting films, even if only to balance out the huge summer franchises. However, Gravity doesn't just manage to stand out in a sea of similar films; it also has enough varied elements that could appeal to a wide range of movie-goers. Setting aside that fact that everyone loves outer space, Gravity is a thriller that promises enough action and suspense to entice an audience who prefers those kind of films over heavier, awards-baiting material. On the other hand, Gravity also contains intense, emotional performances that have been receiving Oscar buzz, and will help draw in audiences who prefer drama over special effects. And for those who wish for movies to have some sense of familiarity, both Clooney and Bullock are reliable box office draws who are well-liked by audiences, and they provide a sense of comfort to both new audiences and concerned studio heads. Add to all of that the immersive IMAX experience that critics have been raving about, and Gravity was practically designed for success.  It's not the first time that a film with major awards buzz has done incredibly well at the box office — Avatar, the current highest-grossing film of all time, was nominated for nine Academy Awards in 2010 — but early autumn is considered to be the quiet time between blockbuster summers and Oscar season that studios use to release horror films and the animated features that got bumped out of the holiday release schedule. As such, it's those kinds of films that set seasonal records. Gravity's October success only reinforces the idea that audiences are looking for movies that aren't telling the same stories over and over again. If the massive success does change things for American cinema, it will be a rise in interesting, original properties that appeal to the same kind of massive audience that action-packed blockbuster and heavy, dramatic films manage to draw in.  More: 'Gravity' Is A Lacking Story But An Unbelievable Emotional ExperienceUndeniable Proof Sandra Bullock and George Clooney Are Meant to BeEven Sandra Bullock's Son Thinks She Should Date George Clooney Follow @hollywood_com // From Our Partners:A Complete History Of Twerking (1993-2013) (Vh1)15 Stars Share Secrets of their Sex Lives (Celebuzz)