COMIC-CON: Live, via satellite, Ridley Scott!

Posted by · 3:06 am · July 22nd, 2011

So Fox’s big reveal Thursday was footage of and chatter about “Prometheus,” Ridley Scott’s (hopefully) triumphant return to the science-fiction genre. Out of the gate, moderator Damon Lindelof asked Scott (who was checking in via satellite from Iceland) why it’s been so long since he saddled back up to “the genre he redefined,” as the […]

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COMIC-CON: Fox brings ‘Apes’ and Andrew Niccol’s new vision of the future

Posted by · 5:43 pm · July 21st, 2011

After all the “Twilight: Breaking Dawn” riff-raff cleared the drain this morning (sorry), I finally made it to Hall H in the afternoon, for 20th Century Fox’s panel. The slate of films previewed included Ridley Scott’s “Prometheus,” Andrew Niccol’s “In Time” and Rupert Wyatt’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes.” I figure I’ll start […]

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Fox to supply SAG with online screeners via iTunes

Posted by · 1:06 pm · January 7th, 2011

Brave new world.  Though we all know it’s heading in this direction.  The trick will be getting the old stuck-in-their-ways types to learn how to work things, as always.  The press release, in part: Fox Filmed Entertainment (FFE) and iTunes are offering nearly 100,000 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) members Fox Searchlight Pictures’ 127 HOURS, BLACK […]

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Annual Fox holiday bash draws filmmakers and talent

Posted by · 9:13 am · December 2nd, 2010

20th Century Fox held its annual holiday party on the roof of the Thompson Hotel in Beverly Hills last night. It afforded a good opportunity to corral press members into a tight space with talent from the studio’s five awards season contenders. Newly tapped Oscar host Anne Hathaway was on hand (with “Love & Other […]

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11/19 OSCARWEB ROUND-UP: Heyman talks ‘Harry,’ Reynolds named sexiest man, Protozoa inks a Fox deal

Posted by · 8:49 am · November 19th, 2010

• How did you know you were in love?  Enter a “How Do You Know” contest to win a San Francisco trip with your story. [Yahoo!] • John Lopez talks “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 1” with producer David Heyman. [Little Gold Men] • Ryan Reynolds is crowned 2010’s sexiest man alive. [People]

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Fox and PBS open Scorsese’s ‘Letter to Elia’

Posted by · 9:56 am · September 8th, 2010

Reviewing “A Letter to Elia,” Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones’s loving documentary tribute to Elia Kazan, out of Venice on Sunday, I wrote that the 60-minute film was “clearly designed for a PBS-style TV airing.” Lo and behold, it was announced yesterday that the film, having been acquired by 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, will […]

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‘Avatar’: the interactive trailer experience

Posted by · 1:37 pm · November 24th, 2009

You really have to hand it to Fox marketing as it pertains to James Cameron’s highly anticipated “Avatar.” Three weeks out from release and it seems like the film is everywhere. Full blown 90 second TV spots all day is one thing, though.  Innovative online marketing is another, and it looks like the studio has […]

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“20th Century Fox has made a preemptive acquisition of a pitch to tell the story of Moses in ‘300’ style.”

Posted by · 7:22 pm · October 11th, 2009

The mind reels…

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Fox tries to explain the ‘Wolverine’ fib

Posted by · 8:47 pm · April 28th, 2009

Okay, so last week when junketeers got their first look at “X-Men Origins: Wolverine,” many (especially the AICN crowd) were quick to dog-pile the studio for having the gall to “lie” when the film leaked earlier this month.  Fox honcho Tom Rothman, at the time, said the completed version of the film contained 10 minutes […]

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The reality of the ‘Wolverine’ leak and box office

Posted by · 12:06 pm · April 16th, 2009

You may have already heard about a certain workprint for Fox’s “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” leaking onto the Internet two weeks ago since the resulting firestorm and fallout has been covered and re-covered by bloggers, journalists and former journalists alike.  So there’s not much left to say on the issue. I do, however, want to go […]

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Fox condemns Friedman’s ‘Wolverine’ review

Posted by · 9:23 pm · April 3rd, 2009

The following statement was issued by the studio: We’ve just been made aware that Roger Friedman, a freelance columnist who writes Fox 411 on Foxnews.com – an entirely separate company from 20th Century Fox — watched on the internet and reviewed a stolen and unfinished version of X-Men Orgins: Wolverine. This behavior is reprehensible and […]

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‘Narnia’ franchise finds new life at Fox

Posted by · 11:23 am · January 30th, 2009

I am actually a big fan of the “Chronicles of Narnia” franchise that Disney and Walden Media have been responsible for over the past few years.  So when the news came a few weeks ago that the brand had effectively been rubbed out because of a dispute between the two companies, I was a little […]

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The reindeer droppings just hit the fan — Fox wins ‘Watchmen’ battle

Posted by · 7:04 pm · December 24th, 2008

It won’t be a Merry Christmas in Burbank this year: In a surprise ruling, a federal judge in Los Angeles said he intended to grant 20th Century Fox’s claim that it owns a copyright interest in the “Watchmen,” a movie shot by Warner Brothers and Legendary Pictures and set for release in March. The decision […]

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Coming May 2009

Posted by · 10:10 am · July 6th, 2008

Man I hope this doesn’t miss the mark:

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OFF THE CARPET: 2008, a year in advance

Posted by · 3:20 pm · February 26th, 2008

Another year, another set of wins…and another look ahead at what’s in store NEXT year. It’s never too late to take a long gander at what we might see dominating the film awards landscape in 365 days, and with that in mind, I’ve been doing my usual mulling over the possibilities for a few weeks […]

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