I’m sure this was always the case, but for some reason this year, November feels stacked with industry events designed to showcase the would-be contenders and weed out the pretenders — like pre-season football, except everyone plays. So far Mary J. Blige still seems to have her position in the lineup, but I’ve lost track of when these movies actually come out for us plebs to watch.

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