Saturday, February 15, 2020

Negromancer News Bits and Bites from February 9th to 15th, 2020 - Update #28

by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"

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INDIANA JONES - From Newsarama:  "Indiana Jones 5" may begin filming as early as April 2020, says Harrison Ford.  The film is due for release July 9, 2021.

JAMES BOND - From Variety:  Grammy-winner Billie Eilish released the audio of her theme song for the next James Bond film, "No Time to Die" (due April 10th).  Once again, the song is a collaboration with her Grammy-winning older brother, Finneas.

MOVIES-COMICS - From BleedingCool:  Bong Joon Ho's storyboards for his Oscar-winning film, "Parasite," have been collected a graphic novel.

MOVIES - From THR:  Actors Jake Johnson and Omar Sy, who were supporting actors in 2015's "Jurassic World," will return for the third film in the series, which is due June 2021.  Neither appeared in the second film, "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" (2018).

TELEVISION - From THR:  Fox has ordered a pilot for a TV series in which a teacher and three students attempt to re-enact the classic 1980s film, "The Goonies."

MOVIES - From Variety:  Universal and Blumhouse's "The Hunt" has a new release date, March 13, 2020.  The film was originally slated for September 2019, but it was pulled after controversy about its plot - elites hunting ordinary people.

MOVIES - From IndieWire:  Here is a first look at Wes Anderson's next film (his 10th), The French Dispatch," via 5 images.  It will debut at Cannes in May and hit North America July 24th, 2020.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Laurence Fishburne will jion Liam Neeson for the action-adventure film, "The Ice Road," which Jonathan Hensleigh will write and direct.

MOVIES - From Deadline:  Dee Rees will write and direct a feature film adaptation of George Gershwin musical, "Porgy and Bess" for MGM.

BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficeMojo:  The winner of the 2/7 to 2/9/2020 weekend box office is "Birds of Prey" with an estimated take of 33.25 million dollars.

From Patreon:  Leroy Douresseaux reviews "Birds of Prey."

STREAMING - From Deadline:  Ava DuVernay is directing a documentary about the slain rapper, Nipsey Hussle.  Netflix has won the rights to it after a reportedly fierce bidding war.

TELEVISION - From Deadline:  CBS is considering a "CSI" revival event miniseries in time for the 20th anniversary of its debut on CBS.

OSCARS - From Deadline:  This link will give you a complete list of winners at the 92nd Academy Awards.

From YahooEntertainment:

From YahooEntertainment:  Joaquin Phoenix remembers his late brother, actor River Phoenix, who died in 1993 at the age of 23.

Winners in select categoreies:

Best motion picture of the year:
"Parasite" Kwak Sin Ae and Bong Joon Ho, Producers

Performance by an actress in a leading role:
Renée Zellweger in "Judy"

Performance by an actor in a leading role:
Joaquin Phoenix in "Joker"

Achievement in directing:
"Parasite" Bong Joon Ho

Performance by an actress in a supporting role:
Laura Dern in "Marriage Story"

Performance by an actor in a supporting role:
Brad Pitt in "Once upon a Hollywood"

 Adapted screenplay:
"Jojo Rabbit" Screenplay by Taika Waititi

Original screenplay:
"Parasite" Screenplay by Bong Joon Ho, Han Jin Won; Story by Bong Joon Ho

 Best animated short film:
"Hair Love" Matthew A. Cherry and Karen Rupert Toliver

MOVIES - From CinemaBlend:  Vin Diesel would like Oscar-winner Judi Dench to join the "Fast and Furious" franchise.

CULTURE - From THR:  "Hollywood's Black Problem on the Set" - Apparently, there is a shortage of Hollywood and film industry makeup artists and hair stylists who know how to work with African-American performers' natural hair and skin tones.

MOVIES - From Variety:  Legendary Entertainment is developing another reboot of the 1974 horror film, "The Texas Chainsaw Massacre."  Director Michael Bay's Platinum Dunes remade (or rebooted) the film with "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" in 2003.

OSCARS - From YahooEntertainment:  Superstar songwriter Diane Warren recently received her 11th best song Oscar nomination - for the song, "I'm Standing with You" from the film, "Breakthrough."  She did not win with her previous ten nominations, making her the most nominated woman in Oscar history never to have won.  She says, "I don't ever expect to win" ... but she'd like to.


From Deadline:  The veteran stage and screen actress, Lynn Cohen, has died at the age of 86, Friday, February 14, 2020.  She was best known for playing the role of "Madga" on the HBO TV series, "Sex and the City" (1998-2004) and the 2008 and 2010 film versions of the series.

From THR:  The stage, film, and TV actress, singer, and dancer, Paula Kelly, has died at the age of 76.  The African-American performer's best known film appearances include "Sweet Charity" (1969) and "The Andromeda Strain" (1971).  She received two Primetime Emmy Award nominations, one of them for one of her best known TV roles, "Theresa" in the miniseries, "The Women of Brewster Place" (ABC, 1989).

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