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Fox Showrunners are Speaking Out Against Fox News in the Midst of the Family Separation Crisis

Judd Apatow, Seth MacFarlane, and Steve Levitan criticize the network's dishonest reporting.

In the midst of the Trump administration's family separation horror show, showrunners and producers who work for Fox are speaking out against the network's news channel. In a series of tweets, Judd Apatow called on people in power to speak out against their parent company and Rupert Murdoch for engineering a network of propaganda and dishonest reporting.

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Disney Raises Bid for Fox Properties, but Do We Really Need a Unified Marvel Universe?

In the war for Fox's chunk of the Marvel Comic World, Comcast made a surprise bid against Disney's offer of $65 billion. Not one to be screwed out of a possible monopoly, Disney responded today by raising their bid to $71.3 billion for the Fox assets according to The New York Times.

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Vanessa’s Storyline in Deadpool 2 Was a Huge Misstep in an Otherwise Fun Film

In the first Deadpool movie, Vanessa was a character I really enjoyed, so I was disappointed how the sequel decided to treat her.

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A Farewell to the Under-Appreciated Last Man on Earth

The Last Man on Earth is a show so profoundly weird that it almost defies description. Even its title was no longer accurate after the pilot. The show eventually stopped being about a guy trying to get laid in the apocalypse, and instead became a strange, sad, fart-joke-laden meditation on the nature of isolation and loss.

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Streaming Services Already Offering to Save the Currently Canceled Brooklyn Nine-Nine

Yesterday, we heard the sad news that the hit Fox show Brooklyn Nine-Nine had been canceled, with Season Five being its final season. Fans immediately jumped on the hope that a streaming service would step in to save the show and give it new life. Well, it seems that this isn't just a fan pipe dream. Several companies have already made their desire to pick up the show known.

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The X-Files Creator’s Reddit AMA Proves He’s Still Not Hearing Female Fans

In advance of The X-Files’ eleventh season, which premieres Wednesday, January 3 at 8pm on Fox, series creator and showrunner Chris Carter did an AMA (Ask Me Anything) on Reddit. This AMA was announced last week, and my first thought was that it was going to be a bit of a blood bath, which is only appropriate for the man who created the infuriatingly convoluted mythology that the show is known for, as well as oversaw over 200 episodes of horror and gore. I was not wrong.

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Why People Want a Dark-Skinned Storm

Along with Misty Knight, who appeared in comics the same year (1975), Storm (Ororo Munroe) is one of the first female black comic book superheroes. While the character has a messy history sometimes, as the result of mostly being written by white men throughout a majority of her existence, she is still, along with Black Panther, one of the most important black characters. Which is why her live-action counterparts have been some of the most hotly debated casting choices.

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“There’s a Lot of Sacrifice and a Lot of Suffering”: First Look at Sophie Turner as The Phoenix

While rumors have been swirling saying that Fox and Disney will be working on a deal, that doesn't stop the X-Men franchise from moving forward with its next film X-Men: Dark Phoenix. Entertainment Weekly released this firey cover and some exclusive first looks at the latest attempt to adapt the classic Chris Claremont story.

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Things We Saw Today: Please Stand By Trailer Will Make Your Trekkie Heart Feel All the Feels

Please Stand By tells the story of a young woman with autism (played by Dakota Fanning), who's super-into Star Trek and, according to Birth.Movies.Death, "leaves her caretaker in order to go cross country and deliver her own personal Star Trek screenplay to Hollywood." My seeing this movie is totally logical.

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The First Deadpool 2 Teaser Arrives the Way Only Deadpool Can

A picture-perfect Thanksgiving.

Deadpool 2 is just around the corner, and we've finally got the first teaser trailer, delivered as only Deadpool can. Or Bob Ross. Bob Ross could probably do something similar, albeit maybe with slightly less innuendo. Yeah, Bob Ross. I know. Watch the trailer. (The actual movie bits come in around the 1:30 mark, but why skip out on all the greatness?)

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The Latino Hero You Created Just Had to Have a Drug Cartel Past? You’re Killing Me, The Gifted.

I've been really excited for The Gifted, which premieres next week. I'm not even a huge X-Men fan, and yet every trailer has intrigued me. I'm digging the family approach, the fact that it's about parents protecting their children with newly-discovered mutant abilities from a world hostile against mutants. Yet there's one element (created specifically for the show, so there's no source material to blame) that dulls the luster of my excitement.

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New Clip for X-Men TV Spin-Off The Gifted Showcases Mutant Powers and Adolescent Angst

The Gifted will follow a family on the run after the children are found to be mutants, and a new clip shows the kids experimenting with their newfound abilities.

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Reviews for Seth MacFarlane’s The Orville Are In, and They Are…Not Good

Reviews for Seth MacFarlane's The Orville found the series' mix of earnest science fiction storylines and MacFarlane's characteristically glib humor to be...perplexing.

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You Wanted Batman? FINE. Gotham is Giving You Batman, Okay?!

I have a hate-love relationship with Gotham, in that I hated it after the pilot, but as it has leaned into what makes it, pardon the pun, bat-shit, it's become a much more enjoyable show. However, there's one complaint about it that has dogged it since the very beginning. How do you have a Batman show without Batman? Well, they're doing Batman now. You happy?

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Things We Saw Today: Guillermo del Toro’s Tequila Is Something Right Out of a del Toro Movie

“Tequila courses through the veins of my native land, Jalisco. It represents a communion between spirit and earth, steeped in time and tradition, and a source of pride that roots us and defines us both," the director writes.

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The Gifted Trailer Imagines A World Where the X-Men No Longer Exist

"Not the ones with resources, but the ones in the shadows"

The official Comic-Con trailer for The Gifted imagines what life would be like for young mutants in a world where the X-men and the Brotherhood no longer exist.

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Amy Acker Cast as a Mother of Mutants In Upcoming Marvel Pilot for FOX

We know that FX's Legion is quickly becoming a comic fan favorite, but we've also been keeping tabs on the other mutant-related TV show headed our way. FOX is currently working on a Marvel pilot. Because only one show about mutants is not enough.

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Fox Orders a Pilot For Another X-Men TV Show and It Sounds Kinda Cool

FX's Legion might not be the only X-Men show heading toward television.

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Harley Quinn Will Be Making Her Way to Fox’s Gotham This Season (But Will She and Ivy Be a Thing?!)

You can't keep a good girl (or a bad girl with a mallet) down. With her popularity skyrocketing thanks to her appearance in Suicide Squad and her popular solo comics title, Harley Quinn is finally coming to Fox's Gotham!

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Director Tim Miller Parts Ways With Ryan Reynolds Over Deadpool 2

Not all parting of the ways are unpleasant; Miller's split from the project was reportedly amicable. While Miller hadn't officially inked a deal, he had been working on the script and the expectation had been that he would return to direct the 2018 film.

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