October 24, 2020

Fox AI predicts a movie’s audience based on its trailer

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By Jon Fingas From engadget Get ready for an era where algorithms shape movie previews. Modern movie trailers are already cynical exercises in attention grabbing (such as the social media-friendly burst of imagery at the start of many clips), but they might be even more calculated in the future. Researchers at 20th Century Fox have […]

Walt Disney buys Murdoch’s Fox for $52.4bn

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From BBC Walt Disney has agreed to buy 21st Century Fox’s entertainment assets for a total $52.4bn (£39bn). The deal includes Fox’s 39% stake in satellite broadcaster Sky, and the 20th Century Fox film studio, Disney announced. Fox’s remaining assets, including Fox News and Sports, will form a new company. The deal ends more than […]

Movies now 20 years old

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Movies turning 20 years old in 2017 that will make you feel really, really old By Carrie Wittmer From Business Insider Time flies, as movie anniversaries remind us time and time again. The 1990s are back, from street style to band reunions, but doesn’t it kind of feel like we were just living in them? […]

WSJ: Fox News will cut ties with Bill O’Reilly

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From Newsmax Fox News Channel is poised to end the 21-year tenure of Bill O’Reilly on the news cabler amid a cascade of sexual harassment allegations. O’Reilly’s exit from the network he has been with almost since its inception is expected to be official later this week. The Murdoch clan that controls Fox News had […]

The ‘Avatar’ sequels are delayed for the 4th time

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By Jason Guerrasio From Business Insider Director James Cameron has never been one to rush a project, and the “Avatar” sequels are a perfect example. “Avatar 2” was originally supposed to be released in 2014, five years after the 2009 original, which went on to become the highest-grossing movie of all time. But that didn’t […]

2016 worst movies

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The 25 worst movies of 2016, according to critics By Jason Guerrasio From Business Insider As Hollywood is in the midst of another award season — when studios and publicists are hard at work touting the best movies of the year — deep in the bowels of the review aggregator Metacritic, you can find something […]

The most expensive movies ever made

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By Madeline Berg From Forbes Top notch actor? $10 million. Visual effects team? $25 million Shooting in 3D? $15 million. Creating a film that brings viewers into another world? Not exactly priceless. Over the past 10 years, movies have become more expensive than ever before, with the priciest one, Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s […]

James Murdoch becomes chairman of Sky

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BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS From Mashable James Murdoch will be taking over as chairman of the board for European broadcaster Sky, a move that will renew speculation that his family’s media empire will try to take over the company, in which it already has a stake. The 43-year-old is the second son of tycoon Rupert […]