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April 11, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Saying that Marvel Enterprises Inc. is sponging off the success of last year's "X-Men" movie with a thinly disguised copycat, News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox sued to stop production of Marvel's planned "Mutant X" television show. In turn, Marvel filed suit against Fox in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, just 13 minutes after Fox filed its complaint. In its suit, the comic book publisher and toy maker says "Mutant X" is "totally different" from the X-Men.
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November 13, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"Who is that?" It seemed an odd question. Watching "Silver Linings Playbook" at the Toronto International Film Festival in early September, the woman sitting next to me leaned in, whispering her inquiry. I wanted to ask if she ever saw a little movie called "The Hunger Games. " Or the last "X-Men" movie. Or the Oscar-nominated "Winter's Bone. " Instead, I just mumbled, "Jennifer Lawrence , " hoping that would be the end of it. And it was. But I wondered: How does a literate, festival moviegoer not recognize Lawrence?
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Meredith Vieira signed off from "Today" for the final time. ( Today ) After three seasons, Laurence Fishburne has had enough "CSI. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Is Jennifer Love Hewitt really the worst actress of all time? The critics on Rotten Tomatoes seem to think so. ( Los Angeles Times ) Eminem has decided to take on Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in his new single. Why not throw Jennifer Love Hewitt in there too?
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2011
A roundup of entertainment headlines for Wednesday: Meredith Vieira signed off from "Today" for the final time. ( Today ) After three seasons, Laurence Fishburne has had enough "CSI. " ( Los Angeles Times ) Is Jennifer Love Hewitt really the worst actress of all time? The critics on Rotten Tomatoes seem to think so. ( Los Angeles Times ) Eminem has decided to take on Lady Gaga and Justin Bieber in his new single. Why not throw Jennifer Love Hewitt in there too?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 13, 2012 | By Glenn Whipp
"Who is that?" It seemed an odd question. Watching "Silver Linings Playbook" at the Toronto International Film Festival in early September, the woman sitting next to me leaned in, whispering her inquiry. I wanted to ask if she ever saw a little movie called "The Hunger Games. " Or the last "X-Men" movie. Or the Oscar-nominated "Winter's Bone. " Instead, I just mumbled, "Jennifer Lawrence , " hoping that would be the end of it. And it was. But I wondered: How does a literate, festival moviegoer not recognize Lawrence?
BUSINESS
July 18, 2000 | CLAUDIA ELLER
It's one of those classic Hollywood ironies: A movie chief gets fired, and, bam, his next release is a smash hit. Sure, Bill Mechanic had his share of wrong bets during his nearly seven-year tenure as head of 20th Century Fox, including the recent costly animated flop "Titan A.E." But, as with other studio honchos who were fired and left lucrative movie franchises in their wake, Fox has Mechanic to thank for its latest: "X-Men."
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July 2, 2000 | TOM RUSSO, Tom Russo is a contributing writer for Premiere
Bryan Singer is one agitated director. Mock-agitated, anyway. It's February on the Toronto set of "X-Men," and production is racing along on this $75-million, comic-book-inspired tale of mutant superheroes sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them. Singer is taking a quick timeout to tape a video greeting to legendary comics creator Stan Lee, soon to be feted at a splashy Hollywood launch party for his new superhero Web site.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2000 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The great turnaround of summer 2000 continued over the weekend with the most X-cellent debut of 20th Century Fox's "X-Men," starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. The mutant heroes leaped to life with an estimated $57.5 million on 3,025 screens, beating the most optimistic predictions by a mile to become the biggest July opening ever, according to box-office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations. Despite mixed reviews, the lure of the well-known title drew viewers of all ages to the multiplex.
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July 24, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For we longtime comic book fans, there has been no villain quite as cruel or canny as Hollywood. Every few years, movie moguls (they even sound like super villains, don't they?) pluck their next story line from a beloved comic book and promise silver screen magic. What they usually deliver is heartbreak and a lump of box office kryptonite. "The Punisher," "Howard the Duck," "Swamp Thing," "Judge Dredd" . . . the list goes on and on.
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July 14, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
To be a teenager is to feel different, misunderstood, perhaps even a bit of a mutant. It was the gift of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the creators of the Marvel comic decades ago, to realize with "X-Men" that conflicted twentysomething and teenage superheroes would tap into that universal "I don't belong" feeling and raise it to another level.
BUSINESS
April 11, 2001 | From Bloomberg News
Saying that Marvel Enterprises Inc. is sponging off the success of last year's "X-Men" movie with a thinly disguised copycat, News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox sued to stop production of Marvel's planned "Mutant X" television show. In turn, Marvel filed suit against Fox in federal court in Manhattan on Tuesday, just 13 minutes after Fox filed its complaint. In its suit, the comic book publisher and toy maker says "Mutant X" is "totally different" from the X-Men.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 24, 2000 | GEOFF BOUCHER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For we longtime comic book fans, there has been no villain quite as cruel or canny as Hollywood. Every few years, movie moguls (they even sound like super villains, don't they?) pluck their next story line from a beloved comic book and promise silver screen magic. What they usually deliver is heartbreak and a lump of box office kryptonite. "The Punisher," "Howard the Duck," "Swamp Thing," "Judge Dredd" . . . the list goes on and on.
BUSINESS
July 18, 2000 | CLAUDIA ELLER
It's one of those classic Hollywood ironies: A movie chief gets fired, and, bam, his next release is a smash hit. Sure, Bill Mechanic had his share of wrong bets during his nearly seven-year tenure as head of 20th Century Fox, including the recent costly animated flop "Titan A.E." But, as with other studio honchos who were fired and left lucrative movie franchises in their wake, Fox has Mechanic to thank for its latest: "X-Men."
ENTERTAINMENT
July 17, 2000 | RICHARD NATALE, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
The great turnaround of summer 2000 continued over the weekend with the most X-cellent debut of 20th Century Fox's "X-Men," starring Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen. The mutant heroes leaped to life with an estimated $57.5 million on 3,025 screens, beating the most optimistic predictions by a mile to become the biggest July opening ever, according to box-office tracking firm Exhibitor Relations. Despite mixed reviews, the lure of the well-known title drew viewers of all ages to the multiplex.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 14, 2000 | KENNETH TURAN, TIMES FILM CRITIC
To be a teenager is to feel different, misunderstood, perhaps even a bit of a mutant. It was the gift of Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the creators of the Marvel comic decades ago, to realize with "X-Men" that conflicted twentysomething and teenage superheroes would tap into that universal "I don't belong" feeling and raise it to another level.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 2, 2000 | TOM RUSSO, Tom Russo is a contributing writer for Premiere
Bryan Singer is one agitated director. Mock-agitated, anyway. It's February on the Toronto set of "X-Men," and production is racing along on this $75-million, comic-book-inspired tale of mutant superheroes sworn to protect a world that hates and fears them. Singer is taking a quick timeout to tape a video greeting to legendary comics creator Stan Lee, soon to be feted at a splashy Hollywood launch party for his new superhero Web site.
BUSINESS
March 5, 2003 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
News Corp.'s 20th Century Fox and Marvel Enterprises Inc. have settled a lawsuit over Marvel's "Mutant X" television show. Terms of the settlement are confidential, said Ted Russell, a vice president at Fox, which sued Marvel nearly two years ago to stop production of the Tribune Co.'s syndicated television show. Fox claimed the program was a copycat of its popular "X-Men" movie, which was released in 2000 and made more than $163 million.
BUSINESS
May 29, 2006 | E. Scott Reckard, Times Staff Writer
The third installment in 20th Century Fox's "X-Men" franchise had the biggest-ever start for a Memorial Day weekend film, with the movie grossing an estimated $107 million in the U.S. and Canada through Sunday. Although complete results for the holiday weekend are expected to be released today, "X-Men: The Last Stand" is already one of the biggest film openings. According to box-office tracker Exhibitor Relations Co.
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