Sunday, December 31, 2017

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from December 24th to 31st, 2017 - Update #27

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 12/29 to 12/31/2017 weekend box office is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with an estimated take of $52.4 million.

From THR:  At the "awards box office," Oscar-hopefuls, "The Darkest Hour" and "The Post" show strength.

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COMICS-FILM - From ComicBook:  Actor David Harbour, the star of the "Hellboy" film franchise reboot," says that the film is "a real monster movie."

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MOVIE - From Variety:  See Jude Law as young Dumbledore and Johnny Deep as Grindelwald in photos from the set of "Fantastic Beasts 2."

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MOVIES - From TheVillageVoice:  Ten Movies to Look Forward to in Early 2018.

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CELEBRITY - From BET:  A photo of Oscar-nominated actress Laura Dern (who recently appeared in "Star Wars: The Last Jedi") and former NBA player Baron Davis kissing is hitting up social media.

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STAR WARS - From HuffPost:  Mark Hamill shares his tribute to Carrie Fisher, a year after her death. #CarrieOnForever

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CELEBRITY - From Deadline:  Britain's Prince Harry interviews President Barack Obama.

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BLM - From TheRoot:  Are White Supremacists Infiltrating Law Enforcement?  Includes KRS-One video, "Sound of Da Police."

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TELEVISION - From ShadowandAct:  Viola Davis has produced and is narrating a docu-series about police officer-involved deaths, "Two Sides," that will premiere on TV One, Monday, January 22, 2018.

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CULTURE - From THR:  Kareem Abdul-Jabbar: How #MeToo Can Help Right America's Wrongs in 2018.

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TELEVISION - From THR:  The 1990s NBC TV series, "Mad About You" (1992 to 1999), is the latest to have a revival in the works.

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MOVIES- From THR:  Is "Die Hard" a Christmas movie?

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POLITICS - From TheSun:  Will President Trump be angry if President Obama and First Lady Michelle are invited to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding and he is snubbed?

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CULTURE - From TheRoot:  It's the first day of Kwanza, so here is an article that explains Kwanza.

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BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 12/22 to 12/24/2017 weekend box office is "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" with an estimated take of $68 million.

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COMICS - From BleedingCool:  Screenwriter Max Landis ("Bright," "American Ultra") has been writing comics for the past few years.  Recently, however, DC Comics removed a story Landis has written from its "DC Holiday Special 2017."  Sexual misconduct allegations against Landis (son of director John Landis), have emerged.

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MOVIES - From YahooEntertaiment:  10 best movies of 2017 you probably never heard of.

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MOVIES - From ComicBook:  "Wonder Woman" director Patty Jenkins helped keep the recasting of Ridley Scott's "All the Money in the World" secret.  After Kevin Spacey was accused of multiple cases of sexual misconduct, Scott wanted to remove him in the role of "J. Paul Getty."  Spacey's scenes were eventually reshot with Christopher Plummer as Getty.

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MOVIES - From TheWrap:  Lionsgate has moved Tyler Perry's "Madea Family Funeral" from August 3, 2018 to an undetermined date in Fall 2018.

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OBITS:

From CNN:  Social justice and anti-police brutality activist, Erica Garner, has died at the age of 27, Saturday, December 30, 2017.  Garner was the eldest daughter of Eric Garner, who was attacked and killed by New York Police officer Daniel Pantaleo, who placed the 43-year-old Garner in a chokehold.

From THR:  Film editor Thomas Stanford has died at the age of 93, Saturday, December 23, 2017.  Stanford won an Oscar for editing "Best Picture" winner, "West Side Story" (1961).

From YahooNews:  Mystery novelist, Sue Grafton, has died at the age of 77, Thursday, December 28, 2017.  Grafton is best known for her "alphabet" mysteries, beginning with "A is for Alibi" and most recently "Y is for Yesterday."

From TheWrap:  The actress Rose Marie has died at the age of 94, Thursday, December 28, 2017.  She was best known for her role on the "The Dick Van Dyke Show," as the quick-witted comedy writer, "Sally Rogers."  She also appeared on "The Doris Day Show" and "Hollywood Squares."

From FOX:  The British actor Alfie Curtis died at the age of 87, Tuesday, December 26, 2017.  Star Wars fans will know him for playing the character "Dr. Evazan" in the original Star Wars, a character who loses his arm after threatening Luke Skywalker.

From THR:  The film editor, Jerry Greenberg, has died at the age of 81, Friday, December 22, 2017.  He won an Oscar for editing the 1971 crime thriller, "The French Connection."  He also earned Oscar nominations for editing "Kramer vs. Kramer" and "Apocalypse Now."

From TheWrapJordan Feldstein, the manager of the band Maroon 5, died at the age of 40, Friday, December 22, 2017.  Feldstein is also the older brother of Oscar-nominated actor, Jonah Hill.

From THRKent Damon, the father of Oscar-winner, Matt Damon, has died at the age of 74, Thursday, December 14, 2017.


Negromancer's "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" Link-O-Rama - Update #98

Posted by Leroy Doureseaux - on Patreon.

From Patreon:  My review of "The Last Jedi."

From YouTube:  "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" first official teaser trailer.

From YouTube:  "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" second official trailer.

From YouTube:  "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" -- "Awake" teaser.

From YouTube:  The Last Jedi - TV Spot #4

From YouTube:  The Last Jedi - "Tempt" TV spot

From WeGotThisCovered:  Here are two sneak previews of "The Last Jedi" trailer that will debut during the halftime show of ESPN's "Monday Night Football," Oct. 9th, 2017.

From YahooMovies:  A "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" behind-the-scenes reel, presents at D23 Expo 2017.

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From Variety:  "The Last Jedi" tops $1 billion in worldwide box office.

From Variety:  "The Last Jedi" approaches $1 billion in worldwide box office.

From ComicBook:  The Last Jedi's "Force Tree" explained.

From YahooHuffPost:  Mark Hamill is not exactly happy with the Luke Skywalker of "The Last Jedi."

From Deadline:  "The Last Jedi's" worldwide box office has now crossed $600 million.

From Movieweb:  Rian Johnson explains why he did not include Obi-Wan Kenobi in "The Last Jedi."

From THR:  Toy shipments for "The Last Jedi" are down from "The Force Awakens."

From TheWrap:  See Kelly Marie Tran's (Rose) audition with John Boyega (Finn).

From TheWrap:  In a commentary, Phil Hornshaw says that the Luke Skywalker in "The Last Jedi" does not feel like Luke Skywalker.

From Inverse:  Mark Hamill had a second secret role in "The Last Jedi,"which will be revealed in the Blu-ray release.

From BoxOfficeMojo:  "The Last Jedi" opens with the second largest weekend box office at $220 million, behind "The Force Awakens" at #1 with $247.9.

From YahooGMA:  SPOILER - Explaining that shock ending, involving Luke Skywalker.

From Variety:  "The Last Jedi" has the second largest Thursday preview night with an estimated haul of $45 million.  Of course, "The Force Awakens" has the record for the biggest Thursday preview night.

From the NYT:  The "Times" reviews "The Last Jedi."

From TheVerge:  The site offers what it claims is a spoiler free review of "The Last Jedi."

From Variety:  There are early reactions to "The Last Jedi," although full reviews are embargoes until Tuesday morning, Dec. 12th.

From YahooEntertainment:  Elaborate premiere for "The Last Jedi" celebrates Carrie Fisher.

From TheVerge:  Some begs, "Please don't let The Last Jedi be another remake of The Empire Strikes Back.

From ScreenRant:  There is a new TV spot for "The Last Jedi" which teases plenty of action.

From Yahoo:  Mark  Hamill reveals Luke Skywalker's relationship to the Dark Side.

From Yahoo:  New "Star Wars" teaser has Luke Skywalker moment fans have been waiting for.

From WeGotThisCovered:  New detailed character bios of key characters in "The Last Jedi."

From io9:  The latest poster for "The Last Jedi" puts General Organa/Princess Leia front and center.

From THR:  The new trailer for "The Last Jedi" will debut during the halftime show of Monday, Oct. 9th's telecast of "Monday Night Football" on ESPN.  The game will feature the Minnesota Vikings vs. the Chicago Bears in Chicago.

From WeGotThisCovered:  The next "Last Jedi" trailer arrives Monday, Oct. 9th.

From WeGotThisCovered:  Tickets for "The Last Jedi" go on sale next week, possibly as early as Monday, Oct. 9th.

From WeGotThisCovered:  "The Last Jedi" officially wraps production.

From THR:  Mark Hamill is begging fans not to read Star Wars #49 of the original Star Wars comics run by Marvel Comics.  It is also entitled "The Last Jedi."  Or is he just teasing...

From ThePlaylist:  Joseph Gordon-Levitt apparently has a cameo in "The Last Jedi."

From YahooMovies:  Rian Johnson explains the title, "The Last Jedi."

From YahooMoviesUK:  The name of Benecio del Toro's "Last Jedi" character is "D.J." What does that mean?

From YahooMoviesUK:  Laura Dern's "Last Jedi" character, Admiral Amilyn Holdo, may be the first openly LGBTQ character in the Star Wars universe.

From YahooNewsSPOILERS!! - A checklist of collectible cards from Topps may have spoiled the plot breakdown of "The Last Jedi."

From YahooNews:  There will be an evil goth version of BB-8, named BB-9E, in "The Last Jedi."

From YahooMovies - A look at the cool new "Last Jedi" toys in a slideshow of 81 images.

From YahooNews:  AT-ATs will operate differently in "The Last Jedi."

From Variety:  John Boyega hints that the rumors are true that Great Britain's Prince William and Prince Harry will have secret cameos in "The Last Jedi."

From YahooMovies:  New "Last Jedi" photos with some already released in this photo suite.

From CinemaBlend:  "The Last Jedi" dominates social media.

From CinemaBlend:  Maz Kanata's role in "The Last Jedi" will be smaller than it was in "The Force Awakens."

From EntertainmentWeekly:  The magazine has exclusive photos from the set of "The Last Jedi."

From BleedingCool:  John Boyega talks about Finn going undercover in "The Last Jedi."

From YahooNews:  John Boyega says "The Last Jedi" sends Princess Leia off in an amazing way.

From ExpressUK:  Supreme Commander Snoke may be revealed to be more fearsome than Emperor Palpatine in "The Last Jedi."

From ScreenRant: A new image brings Rey, Finn, and new character, "Rose," together.

From YahooMovies:  The 2017 San Diego Comic-Con began today.  At the previews last night, a new character for "The Last Jedi" was revealed.  "C'ai Threnalli" is a pilot and is Poe Dameron's wingman.

From ScreenRant:  "Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson compares his film to other Star Wars movies.

From io9:  See Kylo Ren's deadly new ship, the "TIE Silence."

From ScreenRant:  The "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" character posters are beautiful.

From ScreenRant:  Check out the first wave of LEGO sets from "The Last Jedi."

From ScreenRant:   Fans at the Disney fan convention, D23 2017, may see some behind-the-scenes footage from "The Last Jedi."

From SlashFilm:  Adam Driver says "The Last Jedi" creates new rules for franchise.

From TheDailyExpress:  Information on a purported scene between Supreme Commander Snoke and General Hux.

From Gamespot:  See "alien sea-creature" art from "The Last Jedi."

From ScreenRant:  Leaked action figure information may suggest that there will be a showdown between Luke Skywalker and Kylo Ren.

From ScreenRant:  Mark Hamill and John Boyega tease "Last Jedi" spoilers.

From ScreenRant:  "Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson takes to Twitter to answer concerns that his film may be recycling ideas and such from previous Star Wars.

From BleedingCool:  John Boyega shows off Finn's blaster for "The Last Jedi."

From FlickeringMyth:  A peek at LEGO toys for "The Last Jedi" may reveal Supreme Commander Snoke's costume.

From SideshowToys:  A selection of the striking "Last Jedi" images from Vanity Fair magazine's recent story.

From BleedingCool:  Vanity Fair articles reveal the identities of Benecio del Toro and Laura Dern's characters in "The Last Jedi."

From YahooNews:  Perhaps, "The Last Jedi" will end with a huge twist.

From Nerdist:  A "Force Ghost" to appear in "The Last Jedi?"

From ScreenRant:  First look at Kylo Ren's TIE fighter from "The Last Jedi."

From THR:  "Last Jedi" set photos reveal Carrie Fisher as General Leia Organa.

From io9:  There may be details of one of two key scenes featuring General Leia Organa in "The Last Jedi."

From SideshowToys:  "Last Jedi" director, Rian Johnson, is ready for your nitpicky Star Wars questions.

From CinemaBlend:  According to director Rian Johnson, "The Last Jedi" refers to Luke Skywalker.

From YahooMovies:  Meet "Rose" the biggest newcomer in "The Last Jedi."


From ScreenRant:  Rumors about the character Benicio del Toro will play in "The Last Jedi."

From TheHuffingtonPost:  Laura Dern talks a little about being "The Last Jedi."

From YahooMovies:  Disney shareholders were treated to some secret "Last Jedi" footage.  Lucky bitches.

From YahooMovies:  John Boyega said that "The Last Jedi" will carry on the tradition of awkward dialogue in a Star Wars movie.

From ScreenRant:  J.J. Abrams thinks Mark Hamill will win an Oscar for "The Last Jedi."

From the Express:  An official new image has fans questioning if Rey really is a Skywalker.

From CBR:  The Spanish and French versions of the title, "The Last Jedi," apparently affirm a key fan theory, "Jedi" is plural.

From THR:  "Star Wars Force Friday II" is moved to September 1 when products related to "The Last Jedi" will be revealed.

From Polygon:  Still hearing "maybe" on a trailer for "The Last Jedi" at Star Wars Celebration.

From EntertainmentWeekly:  "The Last Jedi" to get a prime spot upcoming "Star Wars Celebration."

From TheHollywoodReporter:  Jimmy Vee will take over as the iconic droid, R2-D2 in the wake of the Kenny Baker, who had played the droid since the original Star Wars film in 1977.

From CinemaBlend:  Benecio del Toro will reportedly appear in "The Last Jedi."  Could he be playing an adult version of "Ezra Bridger," a teen character in the animated series, "Star Wars Rebels."

From YahooStyle:  Here is an intriguing theory about who or what is "The Last Jedi."

From Wired:  The site has a bad feeling about that "Sith-colored" logo.

From CinemaBlend:  What does Mark Hamill think of "The Last Jedi" title?

From CinemaBlend:  What does "The Last Jedi" mean.

From CinemaBlend:  Rian Johnson shares a photo from the working process of "The Last Jedi."

From YahooNews:  Fans happy and confused by the title, "The Last Jedi."

From YahooMovies:  Star Wars Episode VIII now has an official title, "Star Wars: The Last Jedi."

From Wired:  Rumors say that Episode 8 will have its own goofy aliens a la Ewoks and Gungans.

From THR:  Tom Hardy being coy (or a dick) when it comes to rumors that he might be in Episode 8.

From THR:  "Star Wars" brain trust sets a meeting to discuss the future of Princess Leia in Episodes 8 and 9 in the wake of Carrie Fisher's death.


Image Comics Announces "Days of Hate" for January 2018

KOT AND ŽEŽELJ’S DAYS OF HATE ATTACKS WITH SHARP AND RELEVANT GENRE THRILLS

PORTLAND, OR — Bestselling writer Aleš Kot (ZERO, GENERATION GONE) teams up with artist Danijel Žeželj (STARVE) and Eisner-winning colorist Jordie Bellaire (REDLANDS, PRETTY DEADLY) for an all new maxi-series in the gritty American thriller tragedy DAYS OF HATE.

DAYS OF HATE is set in The United States of America in 2022. The loss that ripped two of its main protagonists apart drove one into the arms of the police state and the other towards a guerrilla war against the white supremacy. Now they meet again, on the opposing sides—and all hell has broken loose.

"Days of Hate is all about the characters. It's about them living in a country that is falling apart. It's about love, hate, war, tragedy, and layers of intrigue and double-crossing," said Kot. "It's about the things people do to survive and to live—and about killing Nazis."

DAYS OF HATE #1 (Diamond Code NOV170638) hits stores on Wednesday, January 17th, 2017. The final order cutoff deadline for retailers was Monday, December 18th, 2017.


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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Saturday, December 30, 2017

2017-18 Film Award Season - Update #29

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AFRICAN-AMERICAN FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION - (December 12, 2017)

From THR:   2018 AAFCA Awards announced; "Get Out" named "Best Picture."

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ANNIE AWARDS - 45th Annie Awards - presented by AISFA-Hollywood (Saturday, February 3, 2018)

From AnnieAwards: Nominations for 2018 / 45th Annie Awards.

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BLACK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE - (Monday, December 18, 2017))

From Deadline:  2017 Black Film Critics Circle Awards; "Mudbound" named "Best Film."

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BOSTON ONLINE FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION -

From BOFCA:  Boston Online Film Critics Association - 2017 Awards announced.  "Get Out" named Best Picture.

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BOSTON SOCIETY OF FILM CRITICS - (Monday, December 11, 2017)

From BSFC:  2017 Boston Society of Film Critics Award winners announced.  "Phantom Thread" is "Best Picture."

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BRITISH INDEPENDENT FILM AWARD - 2017 BIFA (Sunday, December 10, 2017)

From BIFA: Winners of the 2017 British Independent Film Awards, including "God's Own Country" as "Best British Independent Film."

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CHICAGO FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION - (December 12, 2017)

From CFC:  2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards announced; "Lady Bird" named Best Picture.

From CFC:  2017 Chicago Film Critics Association Awards nominations announced December 10, 2017.

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CHICAGO INDEPENDENT FILM CRITICS CIRCLE - (Saturday, December 30, 2017))

From AwardsWatch:  2017 / 2nd Annual CIFCC nominations.

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FLORIDA FILM CRITICS CIRCLE - (Saturday, December 23, 2017)

From FFCC:  Nominations for 2017 FFCC Awards.  Winners announced Dec. 23rd.

From AwardsWatch:  2017 FFCC Award winners.  "Dunkirk" is named "Best Picture."

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GOLDEN GLOBES - Presented by the Hollywood Foreign Press Associaiton (January 7, 2018)

From GoldenGlobes:  2018 / 75th Golden Globe Award nominations (Monday, December 11, 2017).

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GOTHAM AWARDS - 2017/ 27th Annual IFP Gotham Awards (Monday, November 27th, 2017)

WINNERS - From IndieWire:  27th Annual IFP Gotham Award winners including "Call Me By Your Name" as "Best Feature"

From IFP:  27th Annual IFP Gotham Awards nominations.

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LOS ANGELES FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION - (Sunday, December 3rd, 2017)

From LAFCA: 2017 winners - "Call Me By Your Name" is the "Best Picture" winner.

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NATIONAL BOARD OF REVIEW - A group of film enthusiasts, filmmakers, professionals and academics (Tuesday, November 28, 2017)

From NBoR: 2017 winners including "The Post" as "Best Film."

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NEW YORK FILM CRITICS CIRCLE - (Thursday, November 30, 2017)

From NYFCC:  2017 Award winners including "Lady Bird" as "Best Picture."

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NEW YORK FILM CRITICS ONLINE - an organization of the top online film critics in New York City (December 10, 2017)

From NYFCO:  The 2017 NYFCO Awards; "Mudbound" and "The Florida Project" tie for the "Best Picture" award.

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NORTH CAROLINA FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION - (Tuesday, January 2, 2017)

From AwardsWatch:  2017 North Carolina Film Critics Association Award nominations.

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ONLINE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY - (Thursday, December 28, 2017)

From AwardsWatch:  2017 OFCS Awards; "Get Out" wins "Best Picture."

From AwardsWatch:  2017 OFCS Award nominations.

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PRODUCERS GUILD OF AMERICA - 29th/2018 Annual Producers Guild Awards (January 20, 2018):

From PGA: Nominations for "The Award for Outstanding Producer of Documentary Motion Pictures"

From PGA:  Date set for 2018 Producers Guild.

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ST. LOUIS FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION - (Sunday, December 17, 2017)

From AwardsWatch:  2017 St. Louis Film Critics Association Awards announced; "The Shape of Water" wins "Best Film."

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SAN DIEGO FILM CRITICS SOCIETY - (Monday, December 11, 2017)

From SDFCS: Winners of the 2017 SDFCS Awards; Jordan Peele's "Get Out" wins "Best Picture."

From AwardsWatch:  Nominees for 2017 SDFCS Awards; winners to be announced Dec. 11th.

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SCREEN ACTORS GUILD - Broadcast on TBS and TNT (January 21, 2018)

From SAG: 2018 / 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Award nominations

From SAG:  Morgan Freeman to receive Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award.

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SEATTLE FILM CRITICS SOCIETY - (Monday, December 18, 2017)

From AwardsWatch:  Nominees for the Seattle Film Critics Society Awards; winners announced Dec. 18th

From AwardsWatch:  2017 Seattle Film Critics Society Awards announced.  "Get Out" wins "Best Picture of the Year.'

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UTAH FILM CRITICS ASSOCIATION (Sunday, December 17, 2017))

From AwardsWatch:  Utah Film Critics Association announces its 2017 Award winners.  "A Ghost Story" is named "Best Picture."

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WOMEN FILM CRITICS CIRCLE - (Thursday, December 21, 2017)

From CriticalWomenBlogspot:  Women Film Critics Circle - winners and nominees.  "Lady Bird" wins two "Best Film" awards.

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BEST PICTURE/FILM/FEATURE winners count:

Call Me By Your Name - 2 wins from Gotham Awards, Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Dunkirk - 1 win Florida Film Critics Circle

The Florida Project - 1 tied win (with Mudbound) from the New York Film Critics Online

Get Out - 5 wins from African-American Film Critics Associaiton; Boston Online Film Critics Association; Online Film Critics Society; San Diego Film Critics Society; Seattle Film Critics Society

A Ghost Story - 1 win from Utah Film Critics Association

God's Own Country - 1 win from British Independent Film Awards

Lady Bird - 3 wins from Chicago Film Critics Association; New York Film Critics Society, Women Film Critics Circle

Mudbound - 1 win from Black Film Critics Circle; 1 tied win (with The Florida Project) from the New York Film Critics Online

Phantom Thread - 1 win from Boston Society of Film Critics

The Post - 1 win from National Board of Review

The Shape of Water - 1 win from St. Louis Film Critics Association


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Friday, December 29, 2017

Image Comics Announces the Return of Sex Criminals in January 2018

BRIMPERS REJOICE—SEX CRIMINALS RETURNS THIS JANUARY

PORTLAND, OR — SEX CRIMINALS, from Matt Fraction (Casanova, ODY-C) and Chip Zdarsky (Kaptara, Marvel Two-in-One), will return for the fifth arc of the ongoing award-winning series—and enter all-new territory—this January.

Up is down and black is white and the sex isn't happening and neither is the crime. What is this book even, you guys?!

After the heartbreaking, albeit totally unsurprising, breakup in Fourgy!, our leads find themselves apart and in the arms of others while the fate of the whole universe hangs in the balance...ish.

Who can tell where they’ll go from here? Maybe it’s these dudes:

“Proud to be back doing what I do best: painstakingly tracing SAVAGE DRAGON pages, putting more clothes on the characters, and repurposing them for our book,” said Zdarsky. “Happy to be back, living up to my back tattoo that says ‘LUV 2 DRAW COMPLEX RELATIONSHIPS AND FLUIDS’”

Fraction added: "Happy new year, happy new SEX CRIMINALS storyline! Happy to be giving Chip more complex relationships and fluids to draw."

SEX CRIMINALS #21 Cover A by Chip Zdarsky (Diamond code: NOV170711) and XXX Cover B by Kris Anka (Diamond code: NOV170712) hits comic shops Wednesday, January 24th, 2018. The final order cutoff deadline for comics retailers was Monday, December 18th, 2017.

Select praise for SEX CRIMINALS:

“Fraction and Zdarsky continue to make SEX CRIMINALS one of the freshest and most original series on sale.” —Comic Book Resources

“What’s so wonderful about this book is how three-dimensional everyone is — even the bad guys have a glimmer of redemption, while seemingly nice couples crash and burn...If you haven’t been reading this masterful book, get on it.”—Newsarama

“SEX CRIMINALS is fated to be remembered as one of the great comics collaborations.” —Multiversity Comics

“Matt Fraction and Chip Zdarsky are clearly pouring every bit of themselves into these pages. As cartoony as Fraction’s scenarios or Chip’s style can be, there’s such genuine truth in every word written and every expression drawn. This is arguably the best book of their careers.” —IGN

“SEX CRIMINALS has always been a special comic. It’s based on a one-note gimmick of a plot...but it has somehow expanded to incorporate a rainbow of sexual interests, personalities, and questions about what it means to be human. It’s explored adult romantic relationships with a subtlety that most modern literary novels can’t touch. The depiction of depression in an early issue felt truer and more honest than most memoir. For those reasons and more, the series continues to be a miracle of the American comics industry.” —The Seattle Review of Books


ABOUT IMAGE COMICS
Image Comics is a comic book and graphic novel publisher founded in 1992 by a collective of bestselling artists. Image has since gone on to become one of the largest comics publishers in the United States. Image currently has five partners: Robert Kirkman, Erik Larsen, Todd McFarlane, Marc Silvestri, and Jim Valentino. It consists of five major houses: Todd McFarlane Productions, Top Cow Productions, Shadowline Comics, Skybound Entertainment, and Image Central. Image publishes comics and graphic novels in nearly every genre, sub-genre, and style imaginable. It offers science fiction, fantasy, romance, horror, crime fiction, historical fiction, humor and more by the finest artists and writers working in the medium today. For more information, visit www.imagecomics.com.

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Review: "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" is Beastly Good

TRASH IN MY EYE No. 24 (of 2017) by Leroy Douresseaux

[This review was originally posted on Patreon.]

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016)
Running time:  133 minutes (2 hours, 13 minutes)
MPAA – PG-13 for some fantasy action violence
DIRECTOR:  David Yates
WRITER:  J.K. Rowling
PRODUCERS:  David Heyman, Steve Kloves, J.K. Rowling, and Lionel Wigram
CINEMATOGRAPHER:  Philippe Rousselot (D.o.P.)
EDITOR:  Mark Day
COMPOSER:  James Newton Howard
Academy Award winner

FANTASY/DRAMA/FAMILY

Starring:  Eddie Redmayne, Katherine Waterston, Colin Farrell, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Samantha Morton, Dan Fogler, Ezra Miller, Faith Wood-Blagrove, Jenn Murray, Carmen Ejogo, Jon Voight, Josh Cowdery, Ronan Rafferty, Ron Perlman, Zoe Kravitz, and Johnny Depp

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is a 2016 fantasy film directed by David Yates.  This film is a continuation of the Harry Potter film series, and it is co-produced and written by J. K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books.  Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (or simply Fantastic Beasts) is inspired by Rowling's 2001 book of the same name.  Set in J. K. Rowling's Wizarding World 70 years before Harry Potter's story, Fantastic Beasts follows the adventures of a British wizard after he arrives in New York City and clashes with its secret community of witches and wizards.

In 1926, British wizard and "magizoologist" Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne) stops in New York City on his way to Arizona.  Scamander also carries with him a magical suitcase full of fantastic beasts, and one of them, a “Niffler,” escapes into the city.  During his quest to recapture the Niffler, Scamander meets a “No-Maj” (does not have magical powers) named Jacob Kowalski (Dan Fogler), after they unwittingly swap suitcases.

This confusion brings Scamander into contact and conflict with Porpentina “Tina” Goldstein (Katherine Waterston), a demoted auror (hunter of dark wizards), who belongs to the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MACUSA).  Scamander also meets Tina's sister, Queenie (Alison Sudol), a flapper who has amazing powers of memory.  Now, the four of them are caught in a conspiracy involving one or more escaped beasts, with one of them being very dangerous.  Scamander has been searching for this creature, and to find it and protect it may cost him his life.

I did not expect much from Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.  It is not that I thought that it was a bad movie, but I guess I was comparing it unfavorably to the Harry Potter films – without having seen it...  However, I find that Fantastic Beasts compares quite favorably to the Potter films; in fact, Fantastic Beasts is a film set in the Wizarding World for us grown-ups.

Fantastic Beasts is an adult urban fantasy which presents a perilous world of magic where secrets must be kept, even unto penalty of death.  War between the world of wizards and witches and the world of the No-Maj slash humans without magical powers seems like a genuine threat in this narrative.  [In the Potter films, humans without magical powers are referred to as “muggles.”]

There is something on the line for the character; they have something to lose, and perhaps, some could lose everything, including their lives.  So the audience buys into this story.  Fantastic Beasts is not some mere, spin-off, sequel/prequel, event movie.  It is all in the writing of of J.K. Rowling's script; she makes the story matters, and once again, director David Yates understands the most important elements of Rowling's writing.  The bonds of family and friendship; the motivations of characters; the conflict central and peripheral; and good versus evil, and Yates and Rowling deliver strongly on these.

Fantastic Beasts also separates itself from the Potter films with a cast of characters that is far more eccentric than the characters Potter delivered (and there were oddballs in that lot).  Oscar-winning actor Eddie Redmayne manages to make a introverted, strange little man into a strong lead and resilient lead character that the audience will follow, even when Redmayne makes it obvious that Scamander does not want anyone following him.

Katherine Waterston makes Tina worthy of her own film.  In her feature film debut, Alison Sudol is pitch perfect as Queenie, and Dan Fogler surprises as Jacob.  In fact, all of the cast is good – from Colin Farrell's perplexing Percival Graves to Ezra Miller's troubled Credence Barebone.  Fantastic Beasts delivers complex and engaging characters.

Yes, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them delivers and proves that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is a universe that can exist beyond Harry.  Fantastic Beasts is a thoroughly enjoyable movie; it is so likable that I cannot really find fault with it.  I don't know if every Potter fan will like this movie, but for some of us, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them is our part of the Wizarding World.

9 of 10
A+


NOTES:
2017 Academy Awards, USA:  1 win: “Best Achievement in Costume Design” (Colleen Atwood); 1 nominations: “Best Achievement in Production Design” (Stuart Craig-production design and Anna Pinnock-set decoration

2017 BAFTA Awards 2017:  1 win: “Best Production Design” (Stuart Craig and Anna Pinnock); 4 nominations: “Outstanding British Film of the Year” (David Yates, J.K. Rowling, David Heyman, Steve Kloves, and Lionel Wigram), “Best Costume Design” (Colleen Atwood), “Best Sound” (Niv Adiri, Glenn Freemantle, Simon Hayes, Andy Nelson, and Ian Tapp), “Best Achievement in Special Visual Effects” (Tim Burke, Pablo Grillo, Christian Manz, and David Watkins)


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General Organa's General Star Wars Link-O-Rama 2017 - Update #111

Posted by Leroy Doureseaux - on Patreon.

SOLO - From BleedingCool:  There is a rumor that Disney is prepared for its young Han Solo movie, "Solo: A Star Wars Story," to bomb.

CARRIE FISHER - From ComicBook:  Billie Lourd shares a touching tribute to her mother, Carrie Fisher, who died a year ago today. #CarrieOnForever

A NEW HOPE - From YahooEntertainment:  There has been a death in the Star Wars family.  Alfie Curtis played the Mos Eisley cantina thug who threatens Luke Skywalker and promptly gets his hand lopped off by Obi-Wan Kenobi.  He died Tuesday, December 26, 2017 at the age of 87.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - From io9:  Here is an article about what fans thought about Episode V.

THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK - From THR:  James Earl Jones did not believe that Darth Vader was Luke Skywalker's father.

RETURN OF THE JEDI - From THR:  See a touching farewell scene between Luke Skywalker and Han Solo that was cut from the film.

WEIRD - From Nerdist:  There are indeed Star Wars sex toys.

FRANCHISE - From BleedingCool:  Lucasfilm's Kathleen Kennedy would like to see Taika Waititi ("Thor: Ragnarok") director a Star Wars film.

COMICS - From Crunchyroll:  Yen Press has the first manga license in years and will publish the "Star Wars: Lost Stars" manga in May 2018.

CELEBRITY - From YahooGMA:  Mark Hamill surprises "Star Wars" fans at a Disneyland ride.

NEW TRILOGY - From THR:  Rian Johnson, the director of "The Last Jedi," create a new Star Wars trilogy set in an until now unexplored corner of the galaxy.  Johnson will write and direct at least the first film.

STREAMING - From THR:  A live-action Star Wars TV will help launch Disney's streaming service in 2019.  Neither the service nor the series have a title yet.

FRANCHISE - From ScreenRant:  Lucasfilm is planning the next decade of Star Wars films.

HAN/LEIA - From RollingStone:  Harrison Ford did finally speak a little on Carrie Fisher's claim of their affair during filming of the first Star Wars film.

THE FORCE AWAKENS - From RollingStone:  Mark Hamill was afraid to come back to Star Wars, but credits Harrison Ford for changing his mind.

OBIT - From THR:  Film costume designer, John Mollo, has died at the age of 86, Wednesday, October 25, 2017.  He won a Academy Award for designing the costumes for "Star Wars."  He shared a second Oscar for his work on "Gandhi."

BOOKS - From WeGotThisCovered:  New "Star Wars" novel, ""The Legends of Luke Skywalker," links Luke with the "Battle of Jakku."

THE FORCE AWAKENS - From BleedingCool:  Acclaimed director David Fincher says he turned down directing "The Force Awakens" because he was afraid of Harrison Ford and Carrie Fisher.

EPISODE IX - From CinemaBlend:  Star Wars 9 may tie into the prequel trilogy.

SOLO - From YahooEntertainment:  Ron Howard announces that the young Han Solo movie will is entitled, "Solo: A Star Wars Story."

EPISODE IX - From ScreenRant:  John Boyega expresses happiness that J.J. Abrams is returning to direct Star Wars 9.

EPISODE IX - From YahooEntertainment:  Domhnall Gleason (General Hux) is glad that J.J. Abrams is back to direct Episode 9.

SOLO - From BleedingCool:  Paul Bettany has wrapped up filming his part in "young Han Solo" movie.

EPISODE IX - From Variety:  The release date for "Star Wars Episode 9" has moved from May 24, 2019 to December 20, 2019.

EPISODE IX - From THR:  J.J. Abrams is the new director of Star Wars 9.  He will co-write the film with Chris Terrio, an Oscar-winning screenwriter for "Argo."

EPISODE IX - From Entertainment.ie:  Lucasfilm boss, Kathleen Kennedy, sack Colin Trevorrow as director of Episode 9 because he was unbearable and difficult.

EPISODE IX - From TheWrap:  "The Last Jedi" director Rian Johnson says that he is not directing "Star Wars Episode 9," in the wake of announced director Colin Treverrow's firing... at least for now.

EPISODE IX - From YahooEntertainment:  Colin Trevorrow supposedly chased off Star Wars 9 because he was "difficult."

SOLO - From ScreenRant:  For the "young Han Solo" film, Han Solo will have a new version of the Millennium Falcon.

EPISODE IX - From Deadline:  Not that Colin Trevorrow is no longer directing IX, could VIII's director, Rian Johnson, become IX's new director.

EPISODE IX - From Deadline:  Colin Trevorrow out as director of Star Wars Episode 9.

SOLO - From Variety:  Ron Howard announce that Paul Bettany has joined the "young Han Solo" movie.  Bettany previously worked with Howard on "A Beautiful Mind (2001)."

HAN SOLO - From Vulture:  Ron Howard shared a photo of Donald Glover with his Lando Calrissian mustache.

HAN SOLO - From TheWrap:  Because he was not available for reshoots, Michael K. Williams' character had to be cut from the "young Han Solo" film.

FILMS - From Variety:  Disney in early development of a stand-alone Obi-Wan Kenobi film, with Stephen Daldry ("Billy Elliot") in early talks to direct.

GEORGE LUCAS - From YahooNews:  George Lucas still offers advice on the new films.

HAN SOLO - From ScreenRant: Ron Howard shares a new set photo from "young Han Solo" movie.

A NEW HOPE - From YahooNews:  George Lucas says that Princess Leia received her Ph.D. at age 19.

HAN SOLO - From CBR:  Ron Howard hints that his brother, actor Clint Howard, will have a part in the "young  Han Solo" movie.

EPISODE IX/9 - From THR:  Star Wars Episode 9 is getting a new writer, Jack Thorne, who will work on the script written by Colin Trevorrow and his writing partner, Derek Connolly.

HAN SOLO - From YahooNews:  Emilia Clarke, whose role in the young Han Solo movie remains a mystery, teases the new Chewbacca.

DARTH VADER - From CinemaBlend:  Spencer Wilding, who currently wears the Darth Vader costume, is apparently currently filming another Star Wars film.

HAN SOLO - From YahooTV:  Warwick Davis will appear in the "young Han Solo" film, according to a tweet from director Ron Howard.

HAN SOLO - From ShadowandAct:  Ron Howard reveals glimpse of Donald Glover at young Lando.

HAN SOLO - From USAToday:  No one from the "young Han Solo" movie was at D23 Expo 2017.  Should we be worried about this film?

HAN SOLO - From Mashable:  Ron Howard teases Lando Calrissian's costumes.

HAN SOLO - From CinemaBlend:  Woody Harrelson thinks the "young Han Solo" movie is in good hands with Ron Howard directing.

HAN SOLO - From TMZ:  A set photo from the "young Han Solo" movie reveals a scene with Woody Harrelson.

From FlickeringMyth:  Will the "young Han Solo" debacle with its original directors teach Disney not to tread on Star Wars sacred ground?

CARRIE FISHER - From YahooMovies:  Carrie Fisher's only child, her daughter Billie Lourd, will inherit her late mother's estate.

ANIMATION - From USAToday:  Rey turns in animated shorts, "Star Wars: "Forces of Destiny."

CULTURE - From YahooMovies:  An R2-D2 droid that was using in several Star Wars movies was sold at auction for $2.76 million.

HAN SOLO - From WeGotThisCovered:  Disney CEO Bob Iger is confident that Han Solo movie will be alright.  Yes, because Ron Howard is directing it.

HAN SOLO - From Mashable:  With every new Han Solo revelation, Phil Lord and Chris Miller look like the problems and got themselves fired.

HAN SOLO - From Gizmodo:  Lucasfilm was so concerned about Alden Ehrenreich's performance as Han Solo that they hired an acting coach for him.

HAN SOLO - From THR:  In an exclusive breaking story, "The Hollywood Reporter" is reporting that Oscar-winning filmmaker, Ron Howard, will take over as director of the "young Han Solo" movie after the original directors, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, were fired.

HAN SOLO - From THR:  Golden boys, Phil Lord and Christopher Miller, have quit as the directors of the "Young Han Solo" movie over creative differences.

From THR:  Why were Lord and Miller fired?  It seems the comedic tone they used in making the film clashed with what Lucasfilm and the "Han Solo" movie screenwriter, Lawrence Kasdan, wanted.

From TheUKIndependent:  Maybe, the firing of Lord and Miller indicates that Disney and Lucasfilm are afraid of the future for Star Wars.

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VIDEO GAMES - From YahooNews:  The upcoming video game, "Star Wars Battlefront 2" will give the "first official on-screen look" at the years between "Return of the Jedi" and "The Force Awakens."

CARRIE FISHER - From USMagazine:  Los Angeles County coroner's office says Fisher dies of combination of factors, including sleep apnea.

COMICS - From BusinessInsider:  Marvel Comics will tell the story of Captain Phasma in a new four-issue comic book series.

EPISODE 9 - From YahooNews:  Director Colin Trevorrow wants Star Wars Episode 9 to be kid-friendly...

RUMOR - From CNET:  Could director Edgar Wright ("Baby Drive," "Shaun of the Dead") be involved with Star Wars.

FRANCHISE - From NME:  The identity of the third stand alone anthology film will be revealed in June.  The first film was "Rogue One" and the second will be a "Young Han Solo" film due May 2018.

CARRIE FISHER:  From SideshowToys:  A look at Carrie Fisher/Princess Leia - then and now - on the 40th anniversary of the theatrical debut of Star Wars (May 25th 1977).

CARRIE FISHER - From Vulture:  Princess Leia would have been center stage in Episode 9.

DISNEY - From MiceChat:  The blog has updates on "Temporary Star Wars Land."

A NEW HOPE - From ComicBook:  To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the original theatrical release of the original Star Wars films, New Zealand Mint will release a commemorative silver coin.

CULTURE - From YahooMovies:  Kid wears Darth Vader costume to school on "Star Wars Celebration Day" (May 4th - as in May the Fourth/Force Be With You) and causes a panic, started by a "concerned parent."

CULTURE - From CNNHealth:  There is a hospital tech in Tennessee whose real name is "Darth Vader."

STAR WARS REBELS - From ScreenRant:  The Disney XD animated series, "Star Wars Rebels" is heading into its fourth and final season.  It may also tie into the recent live-action, "Rogue One."

CARRIE FISHER:  From THR:  George Lucas and Billie Lourd, daughter of Carrie Fisher, offer tributes to the late actress and Star Wars icon.

From YouTube:  A Tribute to Carrie Fisher video.

From YouTube:  Carrie Fisher tribute at Star Wars Celebration 2017.

From YahooMovies:  A touching photo of Mark Hamill, Harrison Ford, and Billie Lourd (Carrie's daughter) - "It was almost as if we were cuddling our princess again."

From YahooMovies:  Lucasfilm boss says no Carrie in Episode IX.

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A NEW HOPE - From Movieweb:  A big 40th anniversary announcement is coming tomorrow morning, Tues., April 11th, on "Good Morning America."

EPISODE IX - From NYDailyNews:  Carrie Fisher will appear in Star Wars Episode 9 (due for 2019), according to her brother, Todd Fisher.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  "Sing Street" breakout star Ian Kenny joins "Young Han Solo" film.

FRANCHISE - From YahooMovies:   Disney CEO Bob Iger talks (vaguely) about the future of the franchise, including "The Last Jedi" and the "Han Solo" spinoff.

FRANCHISE - From CinemaBlend:  Future Star Wars films will move away from legacy characters and story elements.

A NEW HOPE - From Deadline:  This may be the very first photographic image of Mark Hamill as Luke Skywalker.

COMIC BOOKS - From YahooNews:  Marvel Comics is launching a new "Darth Vader" comic book series, which will be set immediately after the events depicted in "Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith."

HAN SOLO - From Variety:  Michael K. Williams in final talks to join "Young Han Solo" film.

ORIGINAL TRILOGY - From SlashFilm:  The original cuts of the original Star Wars films may get a re-release or release for the 40th anniversary of the original theatrical release of Stars Wars, which is this year.

THEME PARKS - From FlickeringMyth:  Disney announces "Star Wars Land."

THE FORCE AWAKENS - From YahooNews:  Fans freak out over database saying that there is a connection between Kylo Ren and Rey.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  Thandie Newton in talks to join the "Young Han Solo" spinoff movie.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  Pheobe Waller-Bridge, hot off the Amazon series, "Fleabag," is being considered for a role in the Han Solo spinoff movie (which would be set before the event depicted in "Star Wars: A New Hope."  Reportedly, the role would be CGI-driven.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From THR:  Billy Dee Williams, the original Lando Calrissian, had lunch with Donald Glover, who will play the character in the "Young Han Solo" movie.

A NEW HOPE - From Forbes:  20 years ago, "Star Wars: Special Edition" arrived.

OBIT - From Variety: Sound engineer Richard Portman has died at the age of 82, Saturday, February 28, 2017.  He won an Oscar for his work on "The Deer Hunter."  He mixed the sound on "Star Wars."

EPISODES 8 AND 9- From CinemaBlend:  Should Lucasfilm reconsider its decision about a CGI Leia for Episode 9.

RETURN OF THE JEDI - From YahooMovies:  Mark Hamill reunited with the lightsaber prop he used in "Return of the Jedi."

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Deadline:  Donald Glover wants to live up to the expectations of playing Lando.

THE FORCE AWAKENS - From YahooNews:  Chewbacca yanks off an arm in deleted scene.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From StarWars:  It's official.  Woody Harrelson has signed on for the "Young Han Solo" movie due late 2018.

HAN SOLO SPINOFF - From Variety:  Oscar-nominated actor, Woody Harrelson, is being considered to play the mentor of the title character in the "Young Han Solo" movie.  Alden Ehrenreich has been cast as young Han Solo.

FRANCHISE - From Wired:  You won't live to see the final Star Wars movie.

ROGUE ONE - From Deadline:  "Rogue One" at $775 million in worldwide box office.

ROGUE ONE - From Deadline:  "Rogue One" is now the second highest grossing film at the domestic box office of 2016, behind "Finding Dory."


CARRIE FISHER:

From THR:  Carrie Fisher and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, were celebrated at a jubilant memorial.

From YahooNews:  Carrie Fisher wanted Harrison Ford to sing at her Oscars' tribute.

From YahooCelebrity:  Dan Akroyd speaks about Carrie Fisher, whom he once considered marrying.

From YahooCelebrity:  Debbie Reynolds was buried with some of her daughter Carrie's ashes.

From YahooCelebrity:  Carrie Fisher's urn is a giant Prozac pill.

From YahooMovies:  There is a fan petition to make Princess Leia a "Disney Princess."

From YahooNews:  Disney could receive a $50 million dollar insurance payoff because of Carrie Fisher's death.

From YahooNews:  Mark Hamill talks about the first time he met Carrie Fisher.

From YahooNews:  Billie Lourd, the only child of actress Carrie Fisher, breaks her silence about the deaths of her mother and her grandmother, Debbie Reynolds.

From BleedingCool:  Carrie Fisher dies at the age of 60, Tuesday morning, December 27, 2016.  Carrie was, of course, best known as Princess/General Organa in the "Star Wars" film franchise.

From THR:  Debbie Reynolds, the mother of Carrie Fisher, has died at the age of 84, Wednesday, December 28, 2016, one day after the death of her daughter.

From YahooNews:  Carrie Fisher's autopsy was completed Friday morning, December 30, 2016 and her body was released to her family.

From ET:  Carrie and her mother, Debbie Reynolds, will be buried together at Forest Lawn Memorial Park after a joint funeral.

From BleedingCool:  "Bright Lights: Starring Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds" is a documentary about the Star Wars daughter and her Hollywood legend mother.  It's release date has been moved up to January 2017 on HBO.

From People:  "I want to be with Carrie" were Debbie Reynold's last words according to her son, Todd Fisher.

From YahooStyle:  Why she really hated the gold metal bikini in "Return of the Jedi."

From YahooNews:  Debbie Reynolds speaks about the death of her daughter, Carrie Fisher - our Princess Leia.

From Variety:  Fisher reportedly finished her work on Star Wars Episode 8 before she died.

From TheWrap:  Posted a little over an hour ago, Debbie Fisher, mother of Carrie Fisher, who suffered a heart attack about a day and a half ago, says that Carrie is in "stable condition."
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Wednesday, December 27, 2017

341 Feature Films Dream of the Oscar for Best Picture of 2017

341 FEATURE FILMS IN CONTENTION FOR 2017 BEST PICTURE OSCAR®

Three hundred forty-one feature films are eligible for the 2017 Academy Awards®, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced Tuesday, December 19, 2017.

To be eligible for 90th Academy Awards consideration, feature films must open in a commercial motion picture theater in Los Angeles County by midnight, December 31, 2017, and begin a minimum run of seven consecutive days.

Under Academy rules, a feature-length motion picture must have a running time of more than 40 minutes and must have been exhibited theatrically on 35mm or 70mm film, or in a qualifying digital format.

Feature films that receive their first public exhibition or distribution in any manner other than as a theatrical motion picture release are not eligible for Academy Awards in any category.  The “Reminder List of Productions Eligible for the 90th Academy Awards” is available at http://www.oscars.org/oscars/rules-eligibility.

Nominations for the 90th Academy Awards will be announced on Tuesday, January 23, 2018.

The 90th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at the Dolby Theatre® at Hollywood & Highland Center® in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 6:30 p.m. ET/3:30 p.m. PT.  The Oscars also will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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