Dec
14
2017
6

Mouse eats Fox.

It is official:

The Walt Disney Company and Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc. (21st Century Fox) today announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement for Disney to acquire 21st Century Fox, including the Twentieth Century Fox Film and Television studios, along with cable and international TV businesses, for approximately $52.4 billion in stock (subject to adjustment).

[blah blah blah they’re totally doing a streaming service]

Immediately prior to the acquisition, 21st Century Fox will separate the Fox Broadcasting network and stations, Fox News Channel, Fox Business Network, FS1, FS2 and Big Ten Network into a newly listed company that will be spun off to its shareholders.

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Dec
08
2017
4

I TOLD YOU ALL MARVEL/DISNEY NEEDED TO BUY 20TH CENTURY FOX TO GET THE FANTASTIC FOUR.

I told you all back in JANUARY: “I’m starting to think that the only real solution here is to have Marvel and/or Disney invade Fox, conquer it, and annex outright the F4 and X-Men properties.”  And, do you know what happened?  I WAS RIGHT.  It’s looking like a done deal (Via Allahpundit): Marvel/Disney is going to acquire 20th Century Fox as soon as the lawyers finish doing… whatever it is that they do.

And after that, geez, Marvel/Disney gets the one thing that they needed to keep the MCU interesting for the next ten years: new superheroes and villains that aren’t derivative of the original ones. They’re not going to have to scrape the bottom of the barrel; in fact, they already have.  Marvel did the Avengers and the Guardians of the Galaxy and Ant-Freaking-Man because the Fantastic Four and the X-Men had already been sold.  Funny how that worked out, huh?

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May
15
2017
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The ‘The Gifted’ TV trailer.

Definitely part of the X-Men universe: at one point somebody says that they don’t even know if the X-Men or the Brotherhood even exist anymore. …You and me both, friend. You and me both.

But The Gifted  might not be bad!  There’s often a disconnect between a studio’s movies and its television series. Just because Fox can’t consistently catch fire with its Marvel cinematic properties doesn’t mean that the TV shows will automatically suck.  I think. I hope. Let’s be optimistic about it.

Oct
19
2016
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Well, I WAS going to put up the Deadpool Integrated Marketing Campaign video…

…but apparently Fox made ’em take it down.  Despite the fact that it features, you know, Deadpool explaining how the movie managed to score a Clio Award nomination for marketing the damn film in the first place.  Spoiler alert: it wasn’t by ruthlessly own-goaling your own ad team.

I mean, yes, I understand intellectual property.  But Fox grossed three-quarters of a billion dollars on a sixty million dollar flick that only got made because SOMEBODY leaked that original test footage. Maybe give the mad advertising geniuses who hyped that movie a little bit of slack, here?

Jun
13
2013
10

The IRS and Barack Obama: mission, as they say, accomplished.

(H/T: Instapundit) Annnnnnd here we go.  Two meaty bits from a Fox News poll:

irs poll 1

Translation: people don’t particularly believe that the Executive Branch didn’t know about the IRS targeting Tea Party groups all along. (more…)

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