Sunday, April 5, 2009

Wolverine Gets a Guy Fired

Not really, but sort of. An unfinished, quality work-print of Fox's X-Men Origins: Wolverine, ( hmmm... I wonder which part of that will go up on the marquees ) which hits theaters on May 1st, 2009, was leaked online this past week. We don't know how... we don't WANNA know how, but one Fox freelancer was given the axe, or claw, rather, for downloading, viewing, and reviewing the incomplete film in his entertainment column.

Roger Friedman had to look away from his monitor during this part of the film.

Roger Friedman wrote his column, Fox 411, for for nearly a decade. He was let go after giving a positive review of a stolen, early version of the film made by 20th Century Fox, a separate company, also owned by Rupert Murdoch's NewsCorp. Condemned as promoting film piracy, Fox called the act "reprehensible." In a possible attempt to defend himself in the now-deleted column, Friedman suggested he was downloading films ...

"...because it was so much easier than going out in the rain."

Yea... you're right, Rog ... it 's not about saving money, it's about staying dry.

For verbal extrapolation of this and other topics, tune into the Twunny*-Minute Comic Book Hour this Sunday from 5:40 pm - 6 pm on KRUI 89.7, Iowa City. Or listen online at .


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