by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
MOVIES - From VanityFair: The site has a "first look" at Guillermo Del Toro's upcoming film, "Nightmare Alley."
From Variety: The first trailer for Del Toro's "Nightmare Alley" has arrives. The film is due December 17, 2021.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Denis Villeneuve's "Dune" has opened in France.
ANIMATION - From HuffPost: Disney's reboot of its animated hits series "The Proud Family," (2001-05) will feature a number of prominent guest stars, including Lizzo, Lil Nas X, and Gabrielle Union, to name a few. The reboot arrives in 2022.
MOVIES - From Variety: Whitney Houston's iconic, hit film, "The Bodyguard" (1992), is being remade. Lawrence Kasdan, the writer-producer of the original film, is returning to produce.
VIDEO GAMES - From Deadline: Anthony Mackie will star in and executive produce Sony Pictures Television and Playstation Productions' live-action television series adaptation of the video game, "Twisted Metal."
TRAILER - From BoxOfficePro: Walt Disney Studios has released a new poster and a new trailer for Steven Spielberg's "West Side Story."
MOVIES - From Deadline: "Firestarter" reboot lead Ryan Kiera Armstrong and 2013 "Evil Dead" star Shiloh Fernandez have joined Nicolas Cage in the action-western, "The Old Way."
MOVIES - From Deadline: Producer/director Ivan Reitman and stars Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito are prepping a sequel to their 1988 hit film, "Twins." Entitled "Triplets," Tracy Morgan will join the mix as a long lost sibling.
ANIMATION - From Deadline: Laika's ("Paranorman") next animated feature will be "Wildwood," an adaptation of the bestselling novel written by The Decemberists’ Colin Meloy, and illustrated by Carson Ellis. The film will be directed by Laika President and CEO Travis Knight.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Christopher Nolan has chosen Universal Pictures to finance and distribute his next film, which focuses on J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
COVID-19 - From YahooEntertainment: Colorado-based Bob Enyart has become at least the fifth well-known right wing radio talk show host to die from complications of COVID-19 after opposing vaccines and other COVID-related public safety health measures.
NETFLIX/ANIME - From Variety: Actress Hayley Atwell ("Agent Carter") will be the voice of "Lara Croft" in Netflix's "Tomb Raider" anime.
LGBTQ - From Deadline: Actress Raven-Symone said that Disney offered to make her character, "Raven Baxter," from the classic Disney television series, "That's So Raven" (2003-07), a lesbian for the spinoff "Raven's Home," which currently airs on Disney Channel. She says she declined the offer.
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 9/10 to 9/12/2021 weekend box office is Disney/Marvel Studios' "Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings" with an estimated take of $35.8 million dollars.
From BoxOfficePro: Disney has announced that its remaining 2021 theatrical releases will be exclusive to movie theaters for a 30- or 45-day exclusivity window. Most of the remaining films will be exclusive to theaters for 45 days.
From Negromancer: My movie review of Shang-Chi.
EMMY AWARDS - From Deadline: Here is a complete winners' list from the two-day, three-part ceremony for the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
From Deadline: Netflix and its series, "The Queen's Gambit," leads round one (of three) the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards.
MOVIES - From WeGotThisCovered: The release of Oscar-winner Guillermo del Toro's next film, "Nightmare Alley," has been pushed back a little, from Dec. 3rd to Dec. 17th.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Christopher Nolan is shopping his next project around Hollywood. It focuses on J. Robert Oppenheimer's role in the development of the atomic bomb during World War II.
From Variety: Actress, singer, and dancer, Jane Powell, has died at the age of 92, Thursday, September 16, 2021. She made her film debut as a teenage singer in the musical, "Song of the Open Road" (1944). Powell went onto appear in a number of MGM musicals, such as "A Date with Judy" (1948), "Royal Wedding" (1951), "Seven Brides for Seven Brothers" (1954), and "Hit the Deck" (1955). She was one of the last surviving stars of the "Golden Age of Hollywood."
From Deadline: Actor and comedian, Norm Macdonald, has died at the age of 61, Wednesday, September 14, 2021, after a reported decade-long battle with cancer. He was a cast member of "Saturday Night Live" from 1993 to 1998, and was best known for his three seasons as the show's anchor for the "Weekend Update" segment. Macdonald also wrote for "The Dennis Miller Show" and "Roseanne." and he had a number of recurring television roles, including on ABC's former sitcom, "The Middle" and on Cartoon Network's "Mike Tyson Mysteries."