Saturday, January 24, 2015

Negromancer News Bits and Bites: January 18th to 24th, 2015 - Updated #15


From Variety:  Quentin Tarantino begins shooting "The Hateful Eight."

From YahooTV:  Seth Rogen responds exclusively to the outrage about his American Sniper comments.

From TheGuardian:  J.K. Rowling slapped back at Rupert Murdoch's bigotry.

From YahooNews:  Free Mark Wahlberg!

From YahooNewsMichael Moore speaks on American Sniper - He says that he was taught that snipers were cowards, because his uncle was killed in WWII by a sniper.

From YahooNews:  Seth Rogen also has thoughts on American Sniper, referencing Inglourious Basterds.

From TPM:  The Oakland Tribune's front page headline read, "And the Oscar for best Caucasian goes to...

From Variety via YahooMovies:  In its first full week of release, American Sniper wins the January 16th to 18th, 2015 weekend box office with an estimated take of $90.2 million.  This is also the Martin Luther King holiday weekend, so totals will go up.

From YahooMoviesTaya Kyle, the widow of American Sniper SEAL, Chris Kyle, struggled with the idea of someone playing her late husband on screen.

From HuffingtonPost:  Star Trek's troubling 50th anniversary.


From TheVox:  Bryan Singer announces the new actors who will play Storm, (Alexandra Shipp), Jean Grey (Sophie Turner), and Cyclops (Tye Sheridan).


From CinemaBlend:  Disney ditches George Lucas' ideas for Star Wars 7.

From CinemaBlend:  Actress hunt for Star Wars spin-off films.


From CinemaBlend:  George Lucas' at one time predicted the future for Star Wars.

From YahooMovies:  George Lucas has finally seen the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


From ComcastSportsnet:  Now you know what it feels like to be Kobe.

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