Friday, July 24, 2015

Negromancer News Bits and Bites for the Week of July 19th to 25th, 2015 - Update #6

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From Variety:  Amy Schumer expresses releases statement via Twitter about the deadly shooting at the Grand 16 in Lafayette, LA in a theater showing "Trainwreck."

From YahooMusic:  Seminal rap group, N.W.A., is reuniting with Eminem as an honorary member in place of the last Eazy-E.

From YahooMovies:  Sigourney Weaver on AvP.

From THR:  The winner of the 7/17 to 7/19/15 weekend box office is "Ant-Man" with an estimated take of $58 million.

From YahooGames:  Director Neill Blomkamp shows off concept art for his "Alien" film.

From Variety:  Miramax is for sale - at $1 billion.

COMICS: Films and Books:

From Indiewire:  Ava DuVernay, she just couldn't do it.

From USAToday:  How Sam Wilson/Falcon ended up in Ant-Man.


From NYT:  The novelist, E.L. Doctorow, died today (Tuesday, July 21, 2015) at the age of 84.  I read three of his books:  The Book of Daniel, Ragtime, and Billy Bathgate, and they were highly influential for me.  R.I.P. Mr. Doctorow.

From THR:  The actor Alex Rocco has died at the age of 79 (Saturday, July 18, 2015 of cancer).  He was best known for playing the Jewish mobster, Moe Greene, in The Godfather.  In 1990, he won an Emmy as best supporting actor in a comedy for the short-lived "The Famous Teddy Z" (starring Jon Cryer).

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