Fox News columnist pirates unreleased movie and reviews it.

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  1. Meemo
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    Lets look at the stupidity here:
    1 - Reviewing a movie that the reviewer couldn't come across legally.
    2 - Him admitting that he pirated a movie being distributed by his employer.
    3 - Fox lets him get away with them saying that they "mutually agreed to part ways immediately", instead of just saying that they fired him. Even though the excuse is probably just BS to save him some dignity.
     
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    I demand an apology from Roger Friedman.
     
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    as a side note, the movie is actually quite good, even with little or no special effects. My wife and I will be paying full box office price to see the finished article in the theatre once it is released in May. My favorite part was an on-screen annotation saying "claws extend" with arrows drawn to sabretooth's fingernails in one scene. Fistbumps all around.
     
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    lol i would fire that editor as well for letting those comments go in the review, if he is letting stuff like that get past him who knows what would be next
     
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    Assuming there was an editor, instead of him just hitting submit and it going up.
     
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    For those who are interested here is a forum post that appears to of quoted the review before it was taken down.

     
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    Certainly, he should have had second thoughts about posting a review of an illegal copy. But after reading that it seems more to me that he was trying to highlight how easy it is to download pirated movies regardless of all the security and software prevention that has been put in place. He talks about all the other movies and TV shows that he found on there. But I suppose its easier for FOX to just fire him than admit they have some serious security problems. Oh well, FOX has never been home to very smart people (Firefly, Futurama etc etc etc)
     
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    I think it would be fun to see an unfinished movie, just to see how it looks in process with the crude special effects and all marked up. But I wouldn't want to see it before I see the finished product.
     
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    In other words encouraging people to pirate the movies instead of paying to watch them. Not a good thing to do when his employer profits from them, even if he hadn't of pirated one of theirs. And everything he said about downloading them was already public knowledge.

    [/quote]He talks about all the other movies and TV shows that he found on there. But I suppose its easier for FOX to just fire him than admit they have some serious security problems. Oh well, FOX has never been home to very smart people (Firefly, Futurama etc etc etc)[/QUOTE]

    FBI enlisted after incomplete version of Wolverine film leaked. Fox had already admitted that this security leak was a problem.

    He was fired for being an idiot.
     
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    Watching pre-effects movies is kinda neat. I remember watching one of Star Wars Episode One looong ago, man we had a good laugh. We spent hours discussing what could have been chasing them in the underwater scene, lol. I doubt this kind of thing (unedited, unfinished leaked copies) detracts any detectable amount from ticket sales on these kinds of movies. If anything they probably help increase sales.

    The whole industry should QQ less and spend more time in their stretch limo's with hot-tubs and hookers and cuban cigars and dom perignon. Someday the government will nationalize all their asses too, just like they are doing on wall street. Lucas, Spielberg and the 20 people at Fox that split 50 zillion dollars can just keep on crying.
     

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