Breaking News: The Walt Disney Company Acquires Twenty-First Century Fox For $52.4 Billion

Breaking News: The Walt Disney Company Acquires Twenty-First Century Fox For $52.4 Billion

On the day that Star Wars: The Last Jedi comes out. Disney has officially announced its purchase of 21st Century Fox. — The transactions include 21st Century Fox's film and television studios, cable entertainment networks and international TV businesses. Disney touted that popular entertainment properties X-Men, Avatar, The Simpsons, FX Networks and National Geographic.

Exploring Michael Haneke: Cache

Exploring Michael Haneke: Cache

In my writings about 71 Fragments of a Chronology of Chance, I made mention of the notion that Micheal Haneke cares a great deal about his audience, an idea I would like to further explore while thinking about his 2005 film, Cache.

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Industry critics say the force is strong in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

Industry critics say the force is strong in 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi'

We are a mere hours away until the public at-large can feast their eyes on Star Wars Episode VIII! — Press screenings are in the books, the embargo has lifted, and good news awaits series die-hards, casuals, and first-timers anxious to get a peek at first reactions to Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Based on initial critic reviews the outlook appears promising, not only for the eighth installment, but for LucasFilms and Rian Johnson, who are set to develop a new trilogy of films after the release of Star Wars: Episode IX.

'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' Will Air on ABC

'Olaf's Frozen Adventure' Will Air on ABC

After being cut as the opening act for Disney-Pixar's Coco. Olaf's Frozen Adventure will be on ABC as part of ABC's "25 Days of Christmas" lineup. — The 22 minute featurette was always intended to be a holiday special on ABC. Even on previous Frozen specials it was advertised as a holiday special. Before the release of Coco however Disney announced that the film wouldn't open with a creative Pixar short. Instead it would open with the featurette that was suppose to be a holiday special. We still don't know the backstory behind the Coco-Frozen issue. Many speculated that it was an attempt to make Coco more successful at the box office. Which I believed helped get more people to see Coco. Still the film is doing alright at the box office but not terrific.

Paramount sets 'Pet Sematary' release date for April 19, 2019

Paramount sets 'Pet Sematary' release date for April 19, 2019

Paramount's remake of 1989's Pet Sematary will hit theaters on April 19, 2019 - the original slot once held by Universal's Fast and Furious 9. — Paramount's decision to slot Pet Sematary for April is not entirely surprising, since it currently runs unopposed and represents a month that has fared well for previous genre releases carrying a premium brand with 2010's Nightmare on Elm Street ($32 mil) and 2013's Evil Dead ($25 mil).

First official trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

First official trailer for ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’

Mother Nature has big plans for Jurassic’s Isla Nublar — The first trailer for Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom illustrates with force how the once mighty kingdom known as the Isla Nublar can come crashing down at the flick of a volcanic eruption. And as Pratt’s Owen Grady begs the question, “What could go wrong?”, Mother Nature appears to play a prominent role in addressing Grady’s loaded question.

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