Saturday, August 2, 2014

Negromancer News Bits and Bites for July 27 to August 2, 2014 - Update #14


From RadarOnline:  Friends are supposedly warning Charlize Theron against marrying fellow actor, Sean Penn.

From BusinessInsiderWoody Allen won't cast black actors in his movies?  The famed actor responds.

From UPIEmma Stone joins Joaquin Phoenix for Woody Allen's next film, an untitled murder mystery set on a college campus.

From TheVillageVoice:  A review of the James Brown biopic, Get on Up.

From CinemaBlend:  Tarantino's "The Hateful Eight" gets a teaser poster; plus, more info on the film.

From Yahoo:  7 new Avengers photos from the "Age of Ultron."

From DeadlineQuentin Tarantino is moving ahead with his planned Western film, "The Hateful Eight."

From YahooGMAFreddie Prinze, Jr. on working with Kiefer Sutherland.  The former thinks the latter is unprofessional.

From THRLucy, starring Scarlett Johannson, leads the July 25th to 27th, 2014 weekend box office.

COMIC BOOKS - Movies, TV, and Comics:

From BusinessInsiderTom Hiddleston's email to Joss Whedon about Whedon's script for Marvel's The Avengers.

From TheVillageVoice:  A "slight praise" review of Guardians of the Galaxy.

From YahooFinance:  Guardians of the Galaxy's end-credits scene leaked; it apparently features Howard the Duck and The Collector (Benecio del Toro).

From CinemaBlend:  Stereotyping almost derailed "Guardians of the Galaxy."

From CinemaBlend:  Wesley Snipes wants "Blade 4."

LEROY SAYS: Although the original films were produced by New Line Cinema, the rights have reverted to Marvel.  I don't know if Blade is even on Marvel's radar.  I think if they relaunch that they will go with a new actor playing the character.  I want Snipes, of course, but I just have this feeling that Marvel will go in a different direction.

From CinemaBlend:  Purported photos from set of "Batman Vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice."

From Stack:  "Avengers 2's" Quicksilver will be different from X-Men: Days of Future Past's Quicksilver.

From THR:  Here are the details about Marvel Comics' new Star Wars comic books, as the company takes over the license.  Dark Horse Comics previously held the license for about 23 years or so.


Official trailer for new Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb.

Official trailer for new SpongeBob SquarePants movie.

New trailer for Chris Nolan's Interstellar.

New trailer for The Maze Runner.


From Variety:  Make-up maestro, Dick Smith, has died at the age of 92.  He won an Oscar (with Paul LeBlanc) for his work on Best Picture winner, Amadeus (1984).  His other work includes The Godfather, The Exorcist, Scanners, and Death Becomes Her.  If you wonder why Smith only won one Oscar, the Academy Award for Makeup was not created until 1981.  Rick Baker, who has won an Oscar seven of the 11 times he has been nominated, was a protege of Smith's.  Negromancer sends condolences to Smith's family and friends.


From PoliticoNick Hanauer says the pitchforks are coming.  Remember, he had an insane economic plan?


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