by Leroy Douresseaux a.k.a. "I Reads You"
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ENTERTAINMENT AND CULTURE NEWS:
SDCC - From Variety: "John Wick 4" has a new trailer and a release date, March 24, 2023.
MOVIES - From Deadline: Jordan Peele's latest film, "Nope," grosses 6.4 million dollars in Thursday night preview sales. The film opens wide today (Fri., July 22nd).
SDCC - From Deadline: What to expect at San Diego Comic-Con 2022, including a list of panels.
CELEBRITY - From Variety: A look at movie star salaries - from Tom Cruise's one million plus payday for "Top Gun: Maverick" to 20 million to Joaquin Phoenix for "Joker 2."
MOVIES - From Deadline: The sequel to the 2021 "Mortal Kombat" film (a reboot of the 1990s film series) is moving forward. Director Simon McQuiod is returning for the sequel.
MOVIES - From Variety: Paramount Pictures unveils first looks at actors in costumes for "Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves."
SCANDAL - From Variety: The attorney for Oscar-winning director, Roman Polanski, has indicated that he will try to resolve the director's rape case (involving a then 13-year-old girl) that has dogged Polanski for 45 years.
MOVIES - From Variety: The character, "John Wick," was originally supposed to be 75 years old ... then, came Keanu.
MOVIES - From Variety: "Dune: Part Two" has begun filming. Warner Bros. and Legendary have also released a synopsis and full cast list.
AMAZON - From Deadline: Eddie Murphy will star in and Reginald Hudlin will direct the holiday comedy, "Candy Cane Lane."
BREAKING - From Deadline: A crew member for the NBC series, "Law & Order: Organized Crime" was shot and killed early this morning (Tues., 7/19).
MOVIES - From LATimes: Actor Sylvester Stallone tells the producers of his Oscar-winning film, "Rocky," that he wants "what's left of my rights back."
BOX OFFICE - From BoxOfficePro: The winner of the 7/15 to 7/17/2022 weekend box office is Marvel Studios' "Thor: Love and Thunder" with an estimated take of 46 million dollars.
From Here: Negromancer's review of "Thor: Love and Thunder."
MOVIES - From THR: The July 15th, 2022 issue of "The Hollywood Reporter" has a cover profile of Oscar-winning actor, Daniel Kaluuya.
From RSN: "Will Support From LeBron James, Joe Rogan, Kim Kardashian, and Other Celebrities Help Free Brittney Griner From a Russian Prison?" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar via Substack
From ESPN: Detained WNBA star Brittney Griner pleaded guilty on Thursday to bringing hashish oil into Russia, telling a judge that she had done so "inadvertently" while asking the court for mercy.
From CBSSports: The Brittney Griner situation explained.
From RSN: According to The Washington Post Editorial Board: "Brittney Griner is a hostage, plain and simple.
UVALDE, TEXAS MASS SHOOTING:
From YahooAP: An 18-year-old gunman slaughtered 19 children and two teachers on Tues., May 24th, 2022 in Uvalde, Texas. All 21 victims were in the same 4th grade classroom at Robb Elementary.
From TexasTribune: The Texas House of Representatives has released its "Robb Elementary Investigative Committee Report," concerning the massacre of 19 children at two teachers at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas. They found that the "systematic failures" went far beyond the local police.
From RSN: At a school board meeting, parents in Uvalde Texas demanded better school security and also demanded that Uvalde schools police Chief Pete Arredondo be fired.
From TheDailyBeast: Texas's top law enforcement official, Department of Public Safety Director Steve McGraw, has said that the school shooter in Uvalde, Texas could have been taken down in three minutes.
From TheDailyBeast: Police officers responding to last month’s mass shooting at an Uvalde, Texas, elementary school never even tried to open the door to the classroom where young children were trapped with the gunman, according to a new report.
From Jacobin: "The Uvalde Massacre has exposed the lies that once justified police militarization" by Branko Marcetic
From Truthout: We don’t need more evidence that police can’t be trusted.
From Truthout: 44 percent of GOP voters view mass shootings as part of living in “Free Society”
From ABCNews: Arnulfo Reyes, a teacher who survived the school massacre in Uvalde, Texas, calls the local police "cowards" because of slow response to an active shooter at his school, Robb Elementary. All of 11 students in his class were killed.
From DallasNews: Joe Garcia, the husband of Irma Garcia, one of the two teachers killed at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, has died of a heart attack two days after the murder of his wife. They had been married for 24 years and had been high school sweethearts.
From Axios: Texas gubernatorial candidate, Beto O'Rourke, interrupted Texas Gov. Greg Abbott's gaslighting press conference on the Uvalde elementary school mass shooting.
From USAToday: Beto O'Rourke's outburst at Gov. Greg Abbott's Uvalde news conference shows the spine Democrats need.
From BostonGlobe: Steve Kerr, head coach of the NBA's Golden State Warriors, asks "When are we going to do something?"
From NBCNews: A Robb Elementary teacher describes "the longest 35 minutes of my life" and the terror she now feels.
From NBCNews: The Uvalde school district had an extensive safety plan, but 19 children were killed at Robb Elementary anyway. Even security plans that appear to be up to the latest research-based standards may have gaps and fall short of preventing the worst-case scenario, experts said.
From MSN: Angeli Rose Gomez, the mother who was handcuffed outside Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas, was able to get inside the school and rescue her two children.
From YahooNews: Daniel Defense, the maker of the rifles used by the Uvalde massacre killer, has used "incendiary ads" in the past, including one in which a toddler holds one of its rifles.
From TheIntercept: The police aren't obligated to protect anyone NOT in their custody, as the Supreme Court has ruled twice.
From RollingStone: Right wing lies about the Second Amendment and why they tell them are killing America's childrne.
From Vice: The law enforcement personnel in Texas that arrived at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas on Tues., May 24th did the opposite of what their own training documentary videos show.
From Vox: Uvalde police keep changing their story.
From TheDailyBeast: The families in Uvalde, Texas who lost loved one in the Robb Elementary massacre say that the cops there are "Nothing more than cowards" and that they need to pay for doing nothing while a gunman rampaged through the school last Tues, May 24th.
From TheNewYorker: Thoughts and prayers, Uvalde, Texas. This is the America that Republicans and the right wing have being thinking about and praying for all these decades.
From ABC: Sources say that Uvalde police and school district no longer cooperating with Texas probe of shooting of the May 24th massacre of 19 children and two teachers at Robb Elementary in Uvalde, Texas.
From GuardianUK: Canada plans to freeze all handgun ownership.
From RSNWashPost: Is it time to show the true horror of mass shooting - in pictures?
From MSN: Angeli Gomez, the Uvalde mother who rescued her two children from the Robb Elementary shooting massacre, says that a police officer threatened to arrest her if she did not stop telling her story.
From RSNTheAtlantic: The Uvalde police chose dishonor. Where was there courage?
From RSNWashPost: Brenda Bell: I hid from the Texas Tower sniper (Charles Joseph Whitman) in 1966. His successors have found us all.
From RSNTheIntercept: "AR-15s Were Made to Explode Human Bodies. In Uvalde, the Bodies Belonged to Children" by Murtaza Hussain
From RSNNPR: The tragic history of police responding too late to active shooters.
From VICE: There is likely bodycam footage of the school shooting in Uvalde, TX, but the public may never see it.
From ABCNews: A 18-year-old white MAN shot 13 people, killing 10 at a Buffalo, New York Tops Friendly Markets supermarket on Saturday, May 14, 2021.
From RSNAP: The white male suspect in the Buffalo Tops Supermarket shooting, Payton Gendron, was charged with federal hate crimes on Wed., June 15th and could face the death penalty if convicted.
From Truthout: The racist attack in Buffalo at the Tops Friendly supermarket was crafted to terrorize us. We can fight back, and here’s how we fight back.
From WGRZ: Who are the victims of the Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets grocery store shooting. This comes from local station WGRZ Channel 2 and includes video and some victim photos.
From BuffaloNews: One of the 10 Black murder victims of the Buffalo massacre was Katherine "Kat" Massey. She was a leader in her community and civil rights activist and advocate for education.
From NewYorkPost: One of the 10 Black murder victims of the Buffalo massacre was Andre Mackniel. He was at TOPS Supermaket to pick up a birthday cake for his son.
From Truthout: The racist attack in Buffalo, NY at the Tops supermarket was crafted to terrorize us, so here is how we fight back.
From CNN: What is known about the 18-year-old MAN, Payton Gendron.
From NPR: 198 mass shooting this year ... so far.
From Truthout: White supremacist massacre of 10 people in Buffalo, NY shows that the “Alt-Right” ideology leads to murder.
From RollingStone: Buffalo rampage killing is "Straight Up Racially Motivated Hate Crime."
From InformedComment: Rene Binet, the originator the "great replacement" was a French Nazi, and he saw all American as "Negroes," an "impure mestizo 'race'."
From WashPost: Only 22 people saw the live-stream of a white terrorist kill Black shoppers at the Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets supermarket, but millions have seen it since...
From GuardianUK: Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets shooter may have been motivated by "eco-fascism," a focus on overpopulation and environmental degradation.
From RSN: "What Lessons Have We Learned From the Buffalo Shooting?" by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar.
From Truthout: “Innocent” White People Are Also Complicit in the Anti-Black Murders in Buffalo by George Yancy.
From Truthout: "Black Lives Matter" cofounder discovered that Alicia Garza has learned that her name is mentioned in the Buffalo Tops supermarket killer's manifesto.
From GuardianUK: Cornell West says, "Trump isn't out there with a gun, but he's enabled this war against Black people.
From Slate: From the Tulsa Race Massacre to the Buffalo Tops Friendly Markets shootings: the legacy of anti-Black violence.
From Truthout: After mass shootings, Republicans shield white supremacists from scrutiny
From MSN: Angeli Gomez, the Uvalde mom who rescued her children from the school shooting at Robb Elementary, says that local police have threatened to have her arrested if she does not stop telling her story.
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