Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from August 13th to 19th, 2017 - Update #27

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MOVIES - From THR:  "The Conjuring" has launched a cinematic universe (that includes the "Annabelle" films) that works.

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MOVIES - From THR:  Cate Blanchett joins Jack Black in Eli Roth's "The House with a Clock in its Walls," based on the late John Bellairs' novel.

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MOVIES - From Variety:  Lionsgate is developing an all-female production of Oscar Wilde's 1890 novel, "The Picture of Dorian Gray."

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MOVIES - From THR:  Production on "Mission: Impossible 6" will be shut down for 2 to 3 months while Tom Cruise recovers from an on-set injury.

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MOVIES - From Deadline:  Justin Simien of "Dear White People" is working on his next film, "Bad Hair" with his "Dear White People" team.

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OBAMA - From YahooNews:  Former President Barack Obama's #Charlottesville tweet is not the most popular in terms of "likes" in the history of Twitter.

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JAMES BOND - From THR:  On "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert," Daniel Craig confirms that he is returning as James Bond for the film currently known as "Bond 25."

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MOVIES - From YahooMovies:  The manager and friends of Joi "S.J." Harris, the stuntwoman who was killed while executing a stunt for "Deadpool 2," says she died doing what she loved.

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CELEBRITY - From YahooCelebrity:  There is a contest in which the winner and a friend can drink wine with JLaw and even have a picnic with her.

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SPORTS - From YahooSports:  Charlottesville, Virginia native, Chris Long, Defensive End of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles, won't just "stick to sports."

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OBAMA - From YahooNews:  Former President Barack Obama's tweet about this past weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia is the third most popular tweet on Twitter (in terms of "likes") ever.

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TELEVISION - From Variety:  Michael Sheen and David Tennant will star in Amazon's TV adaptation of "Good Omens," the novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett.

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TELEVISION - From TVGuide:  After 15 years of producing TV series for ABC (like "Grey's Anatomy"), Shonda Rhimes is moving to Netflix.

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POLITICS - From Reuters:  Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier has quit President Trump's American Manufacturing Council.  Frazier says that he is leaving over Trump's initial response to the Charlottesville White Nationalist riots, a response many consider lame and weak.  Trump's response to Frazier leaving has been more critical than Trump's response to Nazis, the KKK, and White Nationalists.

From NBCSports:  Under Armor CEO Kevin Plank also leaving Trump's manufacturing council because of the President's reluctance to criticize violent White supremacy.

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MOVIES - From Variety:  A female stunt driver has died following a motorcycle accident on the set of "Deadpool 2."

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 8/11 to 8/13/2017 weekend box office is "Annabelle: Creation" with an estimated take of $35 million.

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MOVIES - From THR:  Tom Cruise apparently injured while performing a stunt for "Mission: Impossible 6."

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MOVIES - From Indiewire:  David Lynch almost directed 1982's Fast Times at Ridgemont High" says the film's screenwriter, Cameron Crowe.  Amy Heckerling did direct the film.

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MOVIES - From Variety:  Paramount wins the bidding war over a biopic about Leonardo da Vinci, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio.

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OBIT:

From THR:  Actor, playwright, and screenwriter, Joe Bologna, has died at the age of 82, Sunday, August 13, 2017.  As an actor, he may be best remembered for his role in 1982's "My Favorite Year."  As a screenwriter, Bologna received an Oscar nomination for 1970's "Love and Other Strangers."

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Crisis in Charlottesville:

From TheVillageVoice:  Scenes from a bloody weekend in Charlottesville.

From RSN:  Trump having hard time condemning his supporter's murderous actions.

From CNN:  Two Virginia state troopers are killed in a helicopter crash near the Charlottesville White Nationalists rally.

From YahooFinance:  Before White Nationalist James Alex Fields, Jr. drove the car that killed Heather Heyer in Charlottesville, he was photographed wearing "Vanguard America" uniform.

From YahooNews:  32-year-old Heather Heyer of Virginia has been identified as the victim the White Nationalist car attack in Charlottesville, Virginia.

From GuardianUK:  Far-right rally descends into violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

From YahooNews:  FBI begins investigation into car attack at White nationalist rally in Charlottesville.

From YahooNews:  Clash in Charlottesville in pictures.

From TheDailyBeast:  James Alex Fields, Jr. drove his car into a crowd in Charlottesville, Virginia, killing 1 and injuring at least 20.

From YahooNews:  Mother of #Charlottesville car attacker speaks.

From LATimes: Opinion - President Trump bears some responsibility for racism on display in Charlottesville.


Elijay Wood to Appear at Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

Elijah Wood Makes Rare Appearance At Salt Lake Comic Con 2017

- Even the smallest person can change the course of the future -

SALT LAKE CITY--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Salt Lake Comic Con (http://saltlakecomiccon.com/) announced today that the world’s most famous hobbit, Elijah Wood, will attend the 5th Annual Salt Lake Comic Con that takes place September 21-23, 2017 at the Salt Palace Convention Center for a panel, photo ops and autograph signing with his Salt Lake Comic Con fans.

Wood is an actor, voice actor, producer and DJ. He’s best known for his starring role as Frodo Baggins in the Lord of the Rings Trilogy. The Lord of the Rings series won a total of 17 Academy Awards and grossed almost $3 billion at the global box office. In addition to Lord of the Rings, Wood appeared in Back to the Future Part II, Deep Impact, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Sin City and Green Street.

Wood is also the voice of Mumble in the award-winning animated musical films Happy Feet and Happy Feet Two, Tim Burton’s 9 and the animated series Tron: Uprising. In 2005 he started his own record label, Simian Records.

“The Lord of the Rings trilogy was an epic series and Elijah’s role as Frodo made him a fan favorite around the world and certainly for our Utah fans,” said Dan Farr, Salt Lake Comic Con Founder and Show Producer. “We’re thrilled that Elijah can join us in September. This is one of our strongest celebrity lineups yet and we know that our fans will be excited to meet the hero responsible for ensuring the destruction of the Sauron, the Dark Lord.”

In addition to Wood, Salt Lake Comic Con will feature one of its strongest lineups yet from fandoms such as The Arrow, Walking Dead, Star Trek, Back to the Future and Guardians of the Galaxy. Individual celebrity attendees include: Val Kilmer, Dick Van Dyke, John Cusack, Jon Bernthal, Christopher Lloyd, Wil Weaton, Michael Rooker, Rob Schneider, Catherine Tate, John Barrowman, Willa Holland, Joan Cusack, Elodie Yung, Sean Gunn, Michael Biehn, Eliza Dushku and Richard Dean Anderson. There are still more guests to announce before the show in September.

“Lord of the Rings is hugely popular with our fans and Elijah has been one of the top guest requests from our fans,” said Bryan Brandenburg, Salt Lake Comic Con Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer. “Elijah Wood hasn’t been available for this kind of appearance for several years so we are so excited that the stars aligned for his very rare appearance at our comic con. Our star studded lineup is incredibly strong and the addition of Elijah and the remaining announcements will seal this year’s event as being truly our best ever.”

Salt Lake Comic Con is September 21-23, 2017 at the Salt Palace Convention Center. For more information or to buy your ticket(s) now visit, http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/. Shipping Deadline ended Monday, August 14, 2017.


ABOUT SALT LAKE COMIC CON:
Salt Lake Comic Con is organized by Dan Farr Productions (DFP), in partnership with ABC4/CW30 of the Nexstar Broadcasting Group, and was co-founded by Dan Farr and Bryan Brandenburg. DFP is an event and marketing group devoted to organizing events, launching and acquiring new shows, and partnering with premium celebrities and brands in the pop culture arena, including Salt Lake Gaming Con and Pop Life Asia. DFP is dedicated to producing spectacular celebrations of popular culture that lead the market in providing exceptional and rewarding experiences for our consumers, fans, celebrity guests, vendors and partners. Find out more at: www.SaltLakeComicCon.com, www.abc4.com/.

Salt Lake Comic Con
http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com

Salt Lake Comic Con Tickets
http://saltlakecomiccon.com/tickets/

Salt Lake Comic Con Guests
http://www.saltlakecomiccon.com/guests/

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VIZ Media Announces New Manga and New Editions at Otakon 2017

VIZ MEDIA ANNOUNCES NEW MANGA SERIES ACQUISITIONS AT OTAKON 2017

New Titles Scheduled To Launch In 2018 Include The Shojo Series TAKANE & HANA, A RWBY Prequel, And More

San Francisco, CA – VIZ Media, LLC (VIZ Media), a premier company in the fields of publishing, animation distribution, and global entertainment licensing, thrilled audiences during its official panel held this past weekend at Otakon 2017 as it detailed a variety of new publishing acquisitions.

The titles set for publication beginning in early 2018 include the shojo series TAKANE & HANA, a hilarious romance about a courtship of opposites; as well as THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE, a shojo romantic comedy featuring a conniving boy who schemes to make a troublesome girl fall in love with him.

Also announced was THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY, a print-only hardcover edition set for release next Spring that will feature an extensive collection of production and concept art and other insights into the acclaimed film by Studio Ghibli.

VIZ Media also revealed plans to publish a volume of RWBY prequel stories based on the mega-popular RWBY animated series from Rooster Teeth. Previously available in the digital magazine WEEKLY SHONEN JUMP, the RWBY manga is written and illustrated by Shirow Miwa, who is widely acclaimed for his series DOGS: BULLETS AND CARNAGE (also published by VIZ Media).

Additional information on each of these titles will be announced in the near future.

TAKANE & HANA
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts February 2018

After her older sister refuses to go to an arranged marriage meeting with Takane Saibara, the heir to a vast business fortune, high schooler Hana Nonomura agrees to be her stand-in to save face for the family. But what happens when Hana meets Takane is the sparking of a bitter rivalry and the stirrings of an even stronger romance!

THE YOUNG MASTER’S REVENGE
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts March 2018

When Leo was a young boy, he had his pride torn to shreds by Tenma, a girl from a wealthy background who was always getting him into trouble. Now, years after his father’s successful clothing business has made him the heir to a fortune, he searches out Tenma to enact a dastardly plan – he’ll get his revenge by making her fall in love with him!

THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY (Hardcover Edition)
Debuts March 2018

Co-founded by the legendary filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki, Studio Ghibli films have enthralled and enchanted audiences across the world. THE ART OF THE SECRET WORLD OF ARRIETTY gives fans the opportunity to follow this landmark film from initial concept to the silver screen, thanks to hundreds of sketches, concept drawings, and animation cels, plus in-depth interviews with the creators.

RWBY
Rated ‘T’ for Teens · Debuts January 2018

An action-packed prequel story to the global hit animation series from Rooster Teeth. When the people of Remnant aren't fighting monsters, they still find conflict among themselves. Now they are at fierce odds. Ruby Rose, Weiss Schnee, Blake Belladonna, and Yang Xiao Long are Team RWBY. Together they are learning the deadly craft of hunting the monstrous species known as the Grimm.

For additional information on titles available from 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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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

DC Comics from Diamond Distributors for August 16, 2017

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Marvel Comics from Diamond Distributors for August 16, 2017

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IDW Publishing from Diamond Distributors for August 16, 2017

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Dark Horse Comics from Diamond Distributors for August 16, 2017

DARK HORSE COMICS
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