Thursday, February 22, 2018

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from February 18th to 28th - Update #16

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TELEVISION - From TVSeriesFinale:  Walter Goggins will star in CBS's reboot of the Oscar-winning film, "L.A. Confidential."

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CELEBRITY - From GQ:  Whatever happened to actor Brendan Fraser (The Mummy franchise)

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MOVIES - From THR:  "Jurassic World 3" has been scheduled for a 2021 release.

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ANIMATION - From Deadline:  Larry Fishburne is producing an animated TV series based on Marvel Comics' "Moon Girl and Devil Dinosaur" comic book, which is apparently popular with young readers.

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MOVIES - From BleedingCool:  Jessica Chastain is in talks to star as "Beverly" in the sequel to the smash hit, "It."

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#PARKLANDSHOOTING - From StandardUK:  George and Amal Clooney donate $500,000 to gun control march after Florida shooting.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 2/16 to 2/18/2018 (President's Day) weekend box office is Disney/Marvel's "Black Panther" with an estimated take of $192 million, the fifth largest box office opening to date.

From BleedingCool:  Black Panther's three-day weekend total is actually $201.8 million instead of $192 million.

From Variety:  "Black Panther's four-day President's Day weekend may hit $235 million.

From THR:  All this fuss over a superhero movie? by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.

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MOVIES - From CBR:  The "Transformers" film franchise may end as an unresolved film series.  Paramount has reportedly cancelled what was to be the sequel to "Transformers: The Last Knight," which apparently had an open ending. [I didn't see that film.]

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AWARDS - From Variety:  A complete list of winners at the 2018 BAFTAs.  "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" wins two best film awards.

From TheGuardian:  Bafta film awards 2018: Three Billboards triumphs as Time's Up dominates

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MOVIES - From EW:  Anne Hathaway joins Dee Rees ("Mudbound") for an adaptation of Joan Didion's 1996 novel, "The Last Thing He Wanted," a political thriller.

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CRIME-POLITICS - From Justice.gov:   Read Robert S. Mueller III's indictment against 13 individuals (Russians and one American).

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MOVIES - From BleedingCool:  Sylvester Stallone reveals the first poster for "Creed II."

OBITS:

From YahooNews:  Famed evangelist and ordained Southern Baptist minister, Billy Graham, has died at the age of 99, Wednesday, February 21, 2018.  Known as "America's Pastor," Graham provided spiritual counsel to every U.S. President from Harry Truman to Barack Obama.  Graham was also a supporter of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and began "racial integration" for his revival and crusades beginning in 1953.  [Of course, he's resting in peace.]

From Deadline:  African filmmaker Idrissa Ouedraogo, has died at the age of 64, Sunday, February 18, 2018.  A native of the West African nation of Burkina Faso, Ouedraogo won the Cannes Jury Prize for his 1990 film, "Tilai."


A "Star Wars" Link-o-Rama 2018 by Negromancer - Update #11

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EPISODE IX - From BleedingCool:  J.J. Abrams says he has a script for "Star Wars: Episode 9," and a start date for production.

THE FORCE AWAKEN - From DenofGeek:  New tidbits about "The Force Awakens," including an earlier different title for the film.

A NEW HOPE - From Oscars.org:   Myth-making: STAR WARS and the Art of Advertising

NEW FILMS - From Movieweb:  Will there be two "Star Wars" per year?

NEW FILMS - From StarWars:  "Game of Thones" creators, David Benioff and D.B. Weiss, write and produce a new series of Star Wars films.  These films will be separate from the episodic Skywalker saga and the recently announced Rian Johnson trilogy.

CHARACTERS - From CinemaBlend:  More "Expanded Universe" characters may soon become canon, as "Grand Admiral Thrawn."

CARRIE FISHER - From USMagazine:  Carrie Fisher posthumously won the Grammy Award for "Best Spoken Word Album" at the 60th Grammy Awards for the audio version of her 2016 memoir, "The Princess Diarist."

OBI-WAN - From YahooEntertainment:  After winning a Golden Globe for his performance in the FX (mini) series, "Fargo," Ewan McGregor was backstage to speak with the press and got grilled about playing Obi-Wan Kenobi.

EPISODE 9 - From YahooEntertainment:  How 'Star Wars: Episode IX' can give Princess Leia the ending she deserves

FRANCHISE - From TheNewYorker:  A Field Guide to the Musical Leitmotifs of “Star Wars”

ORIGINAL TRILOGY - From DenofGeek:  The secrecy of the Star Wars films apparently drove a wedge between Darth Vader actor, David Prowse, and Lucasfilm.

NEW TRILOGY - From TheScotsman:  The new Star Wars trilogy, to be created by Rian Johnson, is set to begin filming Summer 2018 in Scotland... according to this website.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

"The Secret World of Arrietty" Has a Hardcover Art Book

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES THE RELEASE OF THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY

New Hardcover Art Book Edition Features Vivid Illustrations, Concept Sketches, And Interviews From The Beloved Studio Ghibli Film

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, expands its renowned Studio Ghibli library with the release of a new hardcover edition of THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY on March 6th, 2018.

The vividly illustrated art book will be released exclusively in print with an MSRP of $34.99 U.S. / $46.99 CAN. It features story notes, commentary, and artwork from The Secret World of Arrietty. Based on the classic novel by Mary Norton, the 2010 film was directed by Hiromasa Yonebayashi, the youngest director to ever helm a film for Studio Ghibli. The studio’s founder, Hayao Miyazaki, also supervised the production of Arietty as a developing planner. Yonebayashi has gone on to direct When Marnie Was There and Studio Ponoc’s first feature film, Mary and the Witch’s Flower.

“THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY features hundreds of character and production sketches as well as insights from director Hiromasa Yonebayashi and other key creators involved with the film,” says Masumi Washington, Editor. “We invite readers to dive deeper into The Secret World of Arrietty with this beautiful hardcover release.”

VIZ Media’s Studio Ghibli Library is exclusively devoted to the work of iconic Japanese film director Hayao Miyazaki and his famed animation studio. The imprint has collected a substantial catalog of full-color art books, film comics, picture books and other releases celebrating Studio Ghibli films such as Princess Mononoke, The Wind Rises, Howl’s Moving Castle, The Secret World of Arrietty, Ponyo, Spirited Away, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Nausicaä Of The Valley Of The Wind, and Porco Rosso.

For additional information on Studio Ghibli titles published by VIZ Media, please visit viz.com.


About VIZ Media, LLC
Established in 1986, VIZ Media is the premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing. Along with its popular digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP and blockbuster properties like NARUTO, DRAGON BALL, SAILOR MOON, and POKÉMON, VIZ Media offers an extensive library of titles and original content in a wide variety of book and video formats, as well as through official licensed merchandise. Owned by three of Japan's largest publishing and entertainment companies, Shueisha Inc., Shogakukan Inc., and Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, Co., Ltd., VIZ Media is dedicated to bringing the best titles for English-speaking audiences worldwide.

Learn more about VIZ Media and its properties at viz.com.

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About Marvel's Black Panther - Update #34

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From Wikipedia:  Black Panther Wikipedia page.

From YouTube:  "Black Panther" International trailer #4

From YouTube:  'Black Panther' stars on the power of telling a story from a black perspective - "This is the best movie we ever made." - Kevin Feige

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From YahooEntertainment:  Killmonger's look could become a thing.

From Deadline:  ‘Black Panther’ Goes Wild: At $241.96M Superhero Owns 2nd Best 4-Day Opening & Defeats "Last Jedi"

From Deadline:  ‘Black Panther’: Hollywood Cannot Stop Praising The Groundbreaking Marvel Blockbuster

REVIEW - From Truthout: "Black Panther": Rip off the Racial Mask.

From GlobalCitizen:  Kendrick Lamar bought 1000 tickets for impoverished children to see "Black Panther."

From YahooEntertainment:  Michelle Obama praises 'Black Panther,' celebrity Twitter agrees

From Variety:  Wesley Snipes talks about his failed "Black Panther" project from the 1990s.

From EntertainmentWeekly:  Black Panther shreds box office records with $218 million 4-day opening

REVIEW - From EW:  Oprah offers her review of "Black Panther."

From Variety:  Box Office: ‘Black Panther’ to Snare More Than $200 Million Over President’s Day Weekend

From TheNewYorker:  The Passionate Politics of “Black Panther”

From Wired:  Want More Black Panther? Here Are 5 Comics to Read

From THR:  The family of Jack Kirby, the co-creator of Black Panther, says that his late father would have adored the film phenomenon.

REVIEW - From TheNewYorker: The author, Anthony Lane, reviews both "Black Panther" and Nick Park's new film, "Early Man."

REVIEW - From THR:  The Ascent of 'Black Panther' Director Ryan Coogler

From THR:  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on 'Black Panther': All This Fuss Over a Superhero Movie? - Abdul-Jabbar speaks with director Ryan Coogler.

From TheWrap:  "Black Panther" has a record Thursday night opening, $25.2 million.

From YahooMovies:  In the 1990s Wesley Snipes tried in vain to get a "Black Panther" movie made.  Here is five ways it would have been different from the new "Black Panther" film.

From Variety:  "Black Panther" opens with $23.2 million in overseas box office.

From ScreenRant:  15 Superpowers You Didn’t Know Black Panther Had

From CinemaBlend:  Why Black Panther Was A Different Experience For Marvel Veterans Andy Serkis And Martin Freeman

From YahooEntertaiment:   Why 'Black Panther' is Marvel's most political movie yet: Chadwick Boseman and cast explain

From YahooGMA:  "Black Panther" star Chadwick Boseman talks importance of black superhero for younger generations

From YahooEntertainment:  In a video interview, "Black Panther" star, Chadwick Boseman, says the film will inspire kids of all races.

From MetroUK:  British talk show host Jeremy Vine described Black Panther as "overwhelming black" during an interview with two of the film's stars, and people aren’t happy about it

From BleedingCool:  The Politics of Black Panther’s First Appearance and Superhero Comics as a Whole

From BleedingCool5 Days of Black Panther, Day 1: Looking Back at T’Challa’s First Appearance
From BleedingCool5 Days of Black Panther, Day 1: Volume 1 of the Jack Kirby Series
From BleedingCool5 Days of Black Panther, Day 2:   Christopher Priest’s Black Panther #1-12
From BleedingCool5 Days of Black Panther, Day 3: Christopher Priest’s Black Panther Part 2
From BleedingCool 5 Days of Black Panther, Day 4: Black Panther Fights Civil War
From BleedingCool5 Days of Black Panther, Day 4: Black Panther Fends Off the Secret Invasion

From IGN:   Between the Panels: How Black Panther Redeemed Marvel Comics

From CBSBaltimore:  Md. Author Provides Backstory On Highly-Anticipated Film ‘Black Panther’

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

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