Comedy 23/6

How ‘The Last Jedi’s’ fierce women characters perfectly reflect the zeitgeist in 2017

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How ‘The Last Jedi’s’ fierce women characters perfectly reflect the zeitgeist in 2017
THE YEAR that began with one Resistance is being capped by another. Eleven months after January’s Women’s March on Washington — in which protesters proclaimed their opposition to President Trump under the rubric “the Resistance” — the new Star Wars film is featuring more top-line women leaders than ever in the franchise’s four-decade history. In a year that […]

How Fox’s ‘The Simpsons’ ‘predicted’ the company’s sale to Disney — two decades ago

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How Fox’s ‘The Simpsons’ ‘predicted’ the company’s sale to Disney — two decades ago
YES, “THE SIMPSONS” even predicted its own future parentage. As part of the historic $54.2 billion Fox-Disney deal announced Thursday, such Fox animated series as “Family Guy” and “Bob’s Burgers” will soon be donning corporate Mouse Ears. But only the granddaddy of these Fox shows, “The Simpsons,” depicted the day that it would be owned […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Here’s what the early reviews are saying

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Here’s what the early reviews are saying
IF THERE were any concerns that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had prematurely handed control of a future Star Wars trilogy over to director Rian Johnson, as announced last month, those worries have just been vanquished. “The Last Jedi” (opening Friday), as directed by Johnson, is being mostly praised in the first wave of reviews that landed […]

What the huge Disney-Fox deal means for geeks, from the ‘X-Men’ to ‘The Avengers’

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What the huge Disney-Fox deal means for geeks, from the ‘X-Men’ to ‘The Avengers’
Q. WHAT’S BLUE and yellow and red all over? A. The cartoon geek’s new view of Disney, now that the Mouse House has brought such titles as “Avatar,” “The Simpsons” and “Deadpool” beneath its roof of colorful characters. The $52.4 billion deal announced Thursday morning, under which Disney gains a massive swath of Fox entertainment and […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Here’s what the early reviews are saying

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Here’s what the early reviews are saying
IF THERE were any concerns that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had prematurely handed control of a future Star Wars trilogy over to director Rian Johnson, as announced last month, those worries have just been vanquished. “The Last Jedi” (opening Friday), as directed by Johnson, is being mostly praised in the first wave of reviews that landed […]

‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Here’s what the early reviews are saying

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‘Star Wars: The Last Jedi’: Here’s what the early reviews are saying
IF THERE were any concerns that Lucasfilm president Kathleen Kennedy had prematurely handed control of a future Star Wars trilogy over to director Rian Johnson, as announced last month, those worries have just been vanquished. “The Last Jedi” (opening Friday), as directed by Johnson, is being mostly praised in the first wave of reviews that landed […]