A Fox-Time Warner deal would give Murdoch new heft in China

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By Ronald Grover (Reuters) Rupert Murdoch's plan to buy Time Warner would help the Twenty-First Century Fox chairman make larger inroads in China, a fast-growing market that media moguls are finding hard to crack. Time Warner's board rejected Murdoch's $80 billion offer, but the Fox chairman is … [Read more...]

F. Javier Gutierrez to Helm The Ring 3

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) I loved The Ring and the original Japanese Ringu which, I’ll be honest, I saw after the American remake directed by Gore Verbinski. Both were nice and creepy, and had me looking at my CRT television with apprehension, after watching both films 12 years ago. It … [Read more...]

JJ Abrams Shows Off New Star Wars X-Wing Fighter for Charity

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Previews set piece pitching Force for Change By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With a week to go in J.J. Abrams' Force for Change Charity contest, the director of Star Wars Episode VII decided to give fans a preview of what may be Luke Skywalker's X-Wing fighter. It's a definite upgrade from the … [Read more...]

Five Quadcopter Myths Dispelled

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Drones are used for a lot of things, but there are some things you think you know that just aren't true By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Drones have been around for quite awhile, mostly as toys and hi-tech surveillance tools for governments and militaries. And in the filmmaking industry, radio … [Read more...]

Iron Man Robert Downey Jr. highest-earning actor: Forbes

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NEW YORK (Reuters) Robert Downey Jr., the star of Disney's Marvel superhero film franchises "Iron Man," and "The Avengers," is Hollywood's highest paid actor for the second consecutive year, with estimated earnings of $75 million, according to Forbes.com. The 49-year-old star made most of his … [Read more...]

Italy gives Google 18 months to change data use practices

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MILAN (Reuters) Italy's data protection regulator has given Google 18 months to change the way it treats and stores user data, bringing to an end an investigation that is part of a European drive to reform the internet giant's privacy practices. Regulators in several European nations including … [Read more...]

Ex-Autonomy CFO opposes HP shareholder settlement

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(Reuters) A former chief financial officer of Autonomy Corp is opposing a settlement between Hewlett-Packard Co (HP) executives and directors and the company's shareholders over HP's troubled $11.1 billion (6.5 billion pounds) acquisition of the British software company. In a Monday court filing, … [Read more...]

Marvel Studios Announces New Release Dates

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UPDATED: We've updated the story to reflect Guardians of the Galaxy director James Gunn discussing a Hulk/Guardians crossover. By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) With only days until the San Diego Comic-Con, Marvel Studios and Disney has penciled in five more release dates for its next series of … [Read more...]

BlackBerry names ex-Sybase executive as chief operating officer

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TORONTO (Reuters) BlackBerry Limited named Marty Beard as its chief operating officer on Monday, filling a position that had been vacant since November following a management reshuffle. Beard was most recently chief executive officer of LiveOps Inc, a provider of cloud applications for customer … [Read more...]

Kevin Feige Opens Up About Edgar Wright Leaving Ant-Man

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Ever since Edgar Wright left Ant-Man, there have been whispers and rumors about why he left. Was his and Joe Cornish's script too outlandish? Did Disney go over Marvel's head, and have the screenplay rewritten to have way more product placement? Marvel Studios … [Read more...]

Apes rules North American box office for second straight weekend

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By Lisa Richwine and Chris Michaud (Reuters) Sci-fi sequel "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" beat a new horror flick, an animated family film and an adult comedy to keep its grip on the U.S. and Canadian box office title for a second straight weekend. "Apes" collected $36 million in domestic … [Read more...]

One Hour Photo Director Mark Romanek Attached To Shining Prequel

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By Mark Hodge (doddleNEWS) As with any classic genre film, rumors of potential sequels or remakes have continued to haunt The Shining. Now Variety is reporting that prequel plans are in full swing with Mark Romanek lined up to direct Overlook Hotel. The original Stanley Kubrick film, which … [Read more...]

Actor James Garner of ‘The Rockford Files’ dead at 86

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By Steve Gorman - LOS ANGELES (Reuters) Actor James Garner, best known for his prime-time television roles as the wisecracking frontier gambler on "Maverick" and as an ex-con turned private eye on "The Rockford Files," has died at age 86, Los Angeles police confirmed early on Sunday. Garner, who … [Read more...]

DJI Aggressively Slashes Price on Ronin Gimbal Stabilizer

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Price drops to $2,999 By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) Yikes! DJI is going after the gimbal stabilizer market in a major way, by recently announcing a huge price cut in their brand new Ronin 3-axis Gimbal Stabilizer. It was only a few weeks ago that the Ronin was released for $4499, after a huge … [Read more...]

New Guardians of the Galaxy Posters Feature Villains, Plus Cameo News

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By Danny F. Santos (doddleNEWS) Guardians of the Galaxy is almost upon us, and so far, Marvel has released a few mind blowing trailers, had 150 screens across North America play 17 minutes of the film (which was fantastic), and a series of character posters. The only thing that they haven't … [Read more...]

Aerial Drone Pilot Offers Tips on Commercial Use

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By James DeRuvo (doddleNEWS) With the explosion of aerial drone use for cinematography, the FAA is a bit nervous. With just about anyone being able to pluck down $1,000 to get a remote piloted vehicle and a video camera, thousands are using this brand new hobby to capture some incredible video. … [Read more...]

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