Saturday, November 7, 2015

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from November 1st to 7th, 2015 - Update #18

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From NPR:  Harry Potter's Emma Watson inspires Malala Yousafzai to call herself a "feminist."

From CinemaBlend:  Police groups threatening Quentin Tarantino.

From CinemaBlend:  Alicia Vikander may replace Rooney Mara as Lisbeth Salander in "The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo" sequel.

From  Meanwhile, the original Lisbeth Salander, Noomi Rapace, will take the lead in the Amy Winehouse biopic.

From EOnline:  An all-female "Ocean's Eleven," with Sandra Bullock...

From Indiewire:  Plans are afoot for a new "Star Trek" television series, but only the first episode would be shown on CBS; the rest would be shown on CBS's streaming service.

From THR:  Jamie Foxx tells Quentin Tarantino to keep telling the truth in regards to Tarantino's comments about police brutality.

From THR:  The award season kicks off with the Hollywood Film Awards.

From BoxOfficeMojo:  "The Martian" is the #1 movie at the 10/30 to 11/01/2015 weekend box office with an estimated take of $11.4 million.

From Deadline:  James Bond "Spectre" setting some opening day and week records.

From Deadline:  Spielberg teases "Indiana Jones 5."

From TheWrap:  After working together on "Fruitvale Station" and on the upcoming boxing drama, "Creed," director Ryan Coogler and actor Michael B. Jordan will re-team for the education scandal movie, "Wrong Answer."

From Variety:  Brad Pitt's "World War Z" sequel, scheduled for 2017, gets a new screenwriter.

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From Indiewire:  Nicole Kidman has apparently joined the cast of the "Wonder Woman" movie.

From YahooNews:  Marvel's Netflix plans may change.


From Variety:  First trailer for Spike Lee's "Chi-raq," from Amazon.


From Truthout:  "Robin Hood Tax" movement.


From Variety:  The screenwriter, Melissa Mathison, has died (Wednesday, November 4, 2015).  She earned an Oscar nomination for her original screenplay for "E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial."  She was also married to Harrison Ford for a time and had two children with Ford.  Mathison was 65.

From Deadline:  The Oscar-winning screenwriter, Colin Welland ("Chariots of Fire") has died at the age of 81 (Monday, November 2, 2015).

From Variety:  The actor Fred Thompson has died at the age of 73, Sunday, November 1, 2015.  He appeared in "Law & Order" from 2002 to 2007.  He was also a U.S. Senator from Tennessee, a Watergate attorney, and a presidential candidate in 2008.

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