Wednesday, May 23, 2018

"Solo: A Star Wars Story" Link-o-Rama by Negromancer - Update #42

Posted by Leroy Doureseaux - on Patreon.

From YouTube:  The official trailer for "Solo:A Star Wars Story."

From YouTube:  The first official teaser from "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

From YahooEntertainment:  The "Solo" Super Bowl LII TV spot

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From YahooEntertainment:  How Donald Glover's son plays with his 'Star Wars' action figure will make you laugh

REVIEW - From NYTimes: ‘Solo: A Star Wars Story’ Answers Questions You May Not Have Asked

From YahooEntertainment:  Yahoo has "Entertainment Tonight's" full video interview with director "Solo" director Ron Howard.

REVIEW - From LATimes: "Solo: A Star Wars Story" never gets off the ground, but don't blame Alden Ehrenreich

REVIEW - From Vulture: "Solo: A Star Wars Story Hits All Its Marks — Except for the Most Important One"

From TMZ:  Original Han chats up new Han Solo and director Ron Hward.

From YahooEntertainment:  After it's premiere, strong buzz for "Solo."

From Vulture:  Donald Glover Talks About When He Told His Dad He Was Lando

From YahooHuffPost:  Mark Hamill may have let slip that C-3PO will appear in "Solo."

From EW:  Ron Howards says George Lucas changed a scene in "Solo."

From YahooEntertainment:  Donald Glover, Lando Calrissian in "Solo," gives fans a tour of his Millennium Falcon in this video clip.

From Variety:  "Solo" tracking for a $170 Memorial Day weekend opening.

From YahooSports:  Ron Howard participates in Day 3 of the 2018 NFL Draft.

From MovieWeb:  Alden Ehrenreich, Han Solo in "Solo," has a three-movie deal to appear as Solo.

From BleedingCool:   A new set of "Solo" character posters have arrived - 9 in all.

From YahooEntertainment:  Director Ron Howard offers proof that his brother, Clint Howard, is in "Solo."

From WeGotThisCovered:  Ron Howard says that test audiences love "Solo."

From CinemaBlend:  A Rogue One Character Has Been Spotted In The Latest Solo Trailer

From Variety:  "Solo" will premiere in May at the Cannes Film Festival.

From YahooVulture: An unnamed actor talks to Vulture about the trouble production of "Solo," including the problems the film's original directors, Phil Lord and Chris Miller, had.

From CinemaBlend:  The fired directors of "Solo," Phil Lord and Chris Miller, will be credited as "executive producers.'

From WeGotThisCovered:  Has the villain of "Solo: A Star Wars Story" been revealed?

From BleedingCool:  See the new international poster for "Solo: A Star Wars Story"

From StarWars:  "Solo: A Star Wars Story" Books and Comics Revealed

From EW:  Here's how a galaxy of new books will connect to Solo: A Star Wars Story

From WeGotThisCovered:  A "Solo" news blowout.

From SlashFilm:  Actor and director Jon Favreau will provide the voice for an "important alien" in "Solo."

From Vulture:  Why do some Star Wars fans want "Solo" to flop.

From TheWrap:  George Lucas stopped by the "Solo" set and ended up directing a scene.

From WeGotThisCovered:  Ron Howard speaks about why he took the gig directing the troubled production now known as "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

From WeGotThisCovered:  The "Solo" may make some kind of appearance during the Super Bowl...

From Collider:  The first "Solo" trailer will debut next week during ABC's morning news show, "Good Morning America."

From BleedingCool:  We may get a "Solo" trailer during this Sunday's Super Bowl LII (52).

From THR:  "Solo" seems to be the most under wraps Star Wars movie yet.

From StarWars:  The official synopsis for "Solo" has been posted at the Star Wars webstie.

From WeGotThisCovered:  The first teaser trailer for "Solo" is rumored to arrive Friday, Jan. 12th, 2018 during ABC's "Good Morning America."

From WeGotThisCovered:  "Solo" Lego toy sets revealed.

From EW:  Entertainment Weekly has all the photos director Ron Howard posted from the set of "Solo."

From DigitalSpy:  Christian Bale says he was in talks to appear in "Solo" as a mentor character to Han Solo back when Phil Lord and Chris Miller were still the film's directors.

From io9:  John Williams will compose the theme for "Solo."  Williams has composed the musical score for all eight mainline "Star Wars" films.  John Powell will write the rest the score for "Solo."

From BleedingCool:  There is a rumor that Disney is prepared for its young Han Solo movie, "Solo: A Star Wars Story," to bomb.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from May 20th to 26th, 2018 - Update #13

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MOVIES - From THR:  Liam Neeson joins Chris Hemsworth and Tessa Thompson in the "Men in Black" spinoff.

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CELEBRITY - From TheRinger:  The Baffling Return of Mike Myers.

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COMICS-FILM - From YahooEntertainment:  What was the cost of Brad Pitt's split-second cameo in "Deadpool 2."

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MOVIES - From BleedingCool:  Anjelica Huston is among the actors joining "John Wick: Chapter 3."

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CELEBRITY - From YahooEntertainment: Legendary martial arts actor, Jet Li, is reportedly having serious health issues.

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STREAMING - From ShadowandAct:  Ava DuVernay will executive produce a TV series about Amazon queens, entitled "The Last Amazon."

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OBAMAS - From ShadowandAct:  Netflix has officially announced a huge production deal with President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 5/18 to 5/20/2018 weekend box office is "Deadpool 2" with an estimated take of $125 million.

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ECO - From Earther:  Lawns Are an Ecological Disaster

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STREAMING - From Nerdist:  Amazon's "Lord of the Rings" TV series will follow a young Aragorn.  Adult Aragorn was played by Viggo Mortensen in Peter Jackson's "Lord of the Rings" film series.

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CANNES - From Deadline:  "Shoplifters," a film by Japanese director, Hirokazu Kore-Eda, has won the Palme d'Or, the top prize at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival.  Spike Lee's "BlacKkKlansman" won the "Grand Prize."

OBITS:

From TheNewYorker:  American author Philip Roth has died at the age of 85, Tuesday, May 22, 2018.  He won the "Pulitzer Prize for Fiction" in 1998 for his novel, "American Pastoral."  Several of his works were adapted into film, including the novel, "The Human Stain."

From THR:  Movie poster artist-designer, Bill Gold, has died at the age of 97, Sunday, May 20, 2018.  Considered to have revolutionized the movie poster, Gold produced posters for film such as "Casablanca," "The Exorcist," and "A Clockwork Orange."  Gold produced dozens of posters for Clint Eastwood films, including "Dirty Harry" (1971), "Unforgiven" (1992), and "J. Edgar" (2011).

From ESPN:  Noted college football player, Billy Cannon, has died at the age of 80, Sunday, May 20, 2018.  Cannon played collegiate football for Louisiana State University, where he won a national title in 1958 and the Heisman Trophy in 1959.

From BRAdvocate:  A image gallery look-back at Billy Cannon.


"The Fall of the American Empire" Goes to Sony Pictures Classics

SONY PICTURES CLASSICS ACQUIRES DENYS ARCAND'S THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE

NEW YORK – Sony Pictures Classics announced today that they have acquired all rights in the US, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand to Academy Award® winner Denys Arcand's THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE. The film, a follow up to his critically acclaimed and Oscar-nominated THE DECLINE OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE, is written and directed by Arcand and produced by Academy Award® winner Denise Robert.

Thirty years after THE DECLINE, THE FALL OF THE AMERICAN EMPIRE explores the predominance of capitalism in a society where all other values seem to have crumbled. Pierre-Paul Daoust, 36, an intellectual with a PhD in philosophy is forced to work as a deliveryman to afford a decent living. One day, while delivering a parcel, he gets caught in a hold up gone terribly wrong: two dead and millions in money bags laying on the ground. Pierre-Paul is confronted with a dilemma: leave empty handed, or take the money and run?

Alexandre Landry (GABRIELLE) stars as Pierre-Paul Daoust with newcomer Maripier Morin, Louis Morissette (THE MIRAGE), Maxim Roy (LOOK AGAIN), Pierre Curzi (THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS), Vincent Leclerc (THE REVENANT), Patrick Émmanuel Abellard, Florence Longpré (THREESOME), Eddy King and Rémy Girard (THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS).

The film reunites Arcand with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard after previously working together on Sony Pictures Classics' LOVE AND HUMAN REMAINS and Orion Classics' JESUS OF MONTREAL. Arcand was awarded the Oscar® for Best Foreign Language Film for THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS.

"I am truly excited to come back to Sony Pictures Classics and to be reunited with Michael Barker and Tom Bernard. They are the best in the business, and they know perfectly well what kind of audiences are going to be touched by this film. I made this film in a spirit of absolute freedom and they certainly are the best people to take care of it," said Denys Arcand.

Said Sony Pictures Classics, "Denys Arcand is back with a satirical spirit as biting and as perceptive and as entertaining as he has ever been! It's great to be back with him and bring his new robust work to the American audience."

The deal was negotiated by Anick Poirier from Seville International, an eOne company, and Denise Robert from Cinemaginaire.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES CLASSICS
Michael Barker and Tom Bernard serve as co-presidents of Sony Pictures Classics—an autonomous division of Sony Pictures Entertainment they founded with Marcie Bloom in January 1992, which distributes, produces, and acquires independent films from around the world. Barker and Bernard have released prestigious films that have won 39 Academy Awards® (35 of those at Sony Pictures Classics) and have garnered 169 Academy Award® nominations (143 at Sony Pictures Classics) including Best Picture nominations for CALL ME BY YOUR NAME, WHIPLASH, AMOUR, MIDNIGHT IN PARIS, AN EDUCATION, CAPOTE, HOWARDS END, AND CROUCHING TIGER, HIDDEN DRAGON.

ABOUT SONY PICTURES ENTERTAINMENT
Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is a subsidiary of Sony Entertainment Inc., which is a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Sony Corporation. SPE's global operations encompass motion picture production, acquisition, and distribution; television production, acquisition, and distribution; television networks; digital content creation and distribution; operation of studio facilities; and development of new entertainment products, services and technologies. SPE's Motion Picture Group production organizations include Columbia Pictures, Screen Gems, TriStar Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Stage 6 Films, AFFIRM Films, and Sony Pictures Classics. For additional information, visit http://www.sonypictures.com/corp/divisions.html.

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