by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
STREAMING - From Variety: "And Just Like That": Samantha's not coming back and that's the way Sarah Jessica Parker and Michael Patrick King want it.
MOVIES - From Variety: Director David Lynch has joined the cast of Steven Spielberg's next film, "The Fabelmans."
TELEVISION - From Deadline: CBS has given a pilot order to a mother-and-son legal drama from Scott Prendergrast and Dr. Phil McGraw (of "The Dr. Phil Show," of course).
TELEVISION - From Deadline: The CW has ordered pilots for a spinoff/prequel of its current hit, "Walker," entitled "Walker: Independence" and a prequel to a former hit, "Supernatural," entitled "The Winchesters." They have also ordered a pilot for a DC Comics universe series, "Gotham Knights."
AMAZON - From Deadline: Amazon Prime is raising the price of an annual Prime membership from $119 to $139.
NETFLIX - From THR: Netflix has releases an official trailer for "2022 Movie Preview," which includes looks at "Knives Out 2," "The Day Shift," and "The School of Good and Evil" to name
MOVIES - From THR: With the success of the recent fifth installment of "Scream," there will be a sixth film that will go into production this summer. The creative team behind the recent film will return.
TELEVISON - From Deadline: Queen Latifah and Jada Pinkett Smith will reunite for an episode of Latifah's CBS series, "The Equalizer." The two have previously co-starred in such films as "Set It Off," and "The Secret Life of Bees," and "Girls Trip."
STAR TREK - From Deadline: According to sources... Paramount+ is expanding its "Star Trek" slate. "Star Trek: Starfleet Academy" is in development at CBS Studios and Alex Kurtzman’s studio-based Secret Hideout for the ViacomCBS streamer.
STREAMING - From Deadline: Paramount+ is developing a reboot of CBS' long-running series, "Criminal Minds" (2005-2020).
DISNEY - From GeekFeed: Disney+ will apparently produced a television series based on author Rick Riordan's "Percy Jackson & the Olympians" books. 20th Century Fox adapted the books into two film, beginning in 2010.
From Deadline: American writer and sports journalist, Robin Herman, has died at the age of 70, Tuesday, February 1, 2022. Herman became one of the first women to gain access to a National Hockey League (NHL) locker room when she and another female reporter gained access following the 1975 NHL All-Star Game in 1975. She was also the first female sportswriter in the history of "The New York Times."
From Deadline: Actor Moses J. Moseley has died at the age of 31. His body was found Wednesday, January 26, 2022, and police are investigating his death as a possible suicide. On AMC's "The Walking Dead," he played one of Michonne's pet "walkers" (the dead). He also appeared in the television series, "Queen of the South" and "Watchmen."
From Deadline: The Los Angeles Film Critics Association has named the Japanese film, "Drive My Car," the "Best Picture" of 2021.
From Deadline: The 2022 / 37th annual Film Independent Spirit Awards have announced their nominations. "Zola" leads with six nominations. The winners will be announced Sun., March 6, 2022.
From THR: The 2022 / 79th Golden Globes Awards nominations have been announced. "Belfast" and "The Power of the Dog" lead with seven nominations each. Winners will be announced Jan. 9th, 2022.
From GoldDerby: The 2022 Critics Choice Awards nominations have been announced. "Belfast" and "West Side Story" leads with 11 nominations each. Winners will be announced Jan. 9th, 2022.
From Deadline: The American Film Institute announced the "2021 AFI Awards" Top 10 list, and the list includes "Dune," "The Tragedy of Macbeth," and "West Side Story."
From THR: Director Aleem Khan's "After Love" tops the 2021 British Independent Film Awards, winning six awards, including "Best Film of 2021."
From Variety: The New York Film Critics Circle has named the Japanese drama, "Drive My Car," as the "Best Film of 2021."
From Deadline: The National Board of Review hands director Paul Thomas Anderson's "Licorice Pizza" it "Best Film" and "Best Director" awards. Will Smith picks up the "Best Actor" award for "King Richard."
From THR: Netflix’s "The Lost Daughter," directed by actress Maggie Gyllenhaal, dominated the 2021 Gotham Awards in New York on Monday night (Nov. 29th). The film won in four of the five categories in which it was nominated, including "Best Feature."