mad max fury road lawsuit

The ongoing Mad Max: Fury Road lawsuit lives, dies, and lives again. The future of the franchise is in jeopardy thanks to a bitter court battle between George Miller‘s production company, Kennedy Miller Mitchell, and Warner Bros.

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Stranger Things lawsuit

Update: Alex Kohner, attorney for the Duffer Brothers, has issued a statement (via Deadline) in response to the lawsuit:

Mr. Kessler’s claim is completely meritless. He had no connection to the creation or development of Stranger Things. The Duffer Brothers have neither seen Mr. Kessler’s short film nor discussed any project with him. This is just an attempt to profit from other people’s creativity and hard work.

Our original article follows below.

A new Stranger Things lawsuit might have Netflix’s lawyers wishing they were in the Upside Down. Filmmaker Charlie Kessler is suing Matt and Ross Duffer, the twin creators of the hit Netflix sci-fi series Stranger Things, for allegedly ripping off his idea for the show. Read more about the Stranger Things lawsuit below. Read More »

Moviepass lawsuit

In-demand movie theater subscription service MoviePass isn’t about to let someone muscle-in on their turf. The similar service Sinemia thought they could get in on that sweet, sweet subscription action, but MoviePass is taking them to court for patent infringement. Who will win this battle of the subscription services? Place your bets.

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walking dead stuntman

Last summer, while filming the AMC zombie series The Walking Dead, 33-year-old John Bernecker fell to his death while performing a stunt. Now Susan Bernecker, the mother of the Walking Dead stuntman, has filed a lawsuit against AMC Networks, saying that they “orchestrated and enforced a pattern of filming and producing The Walking Dead cheaply and, ultimately, unsafely.” Read more about the latest Walking Dead lawsuit below.
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Disney Suing Redbox

The Walt Disney Company hasn’t exactly been making the most level-headed decisions lately, but here’s something I think they have a right to be a little miffed about. The company has filed a lawsuit to halt Redbox from selling digital download codes for Disney movies in its kiosks across the country. Does Redbox stand a chance of winning this? Find out more about Disney suing Redbox below.
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Frank Darabont / The Walking Dead lawsuit

The legal drama playing out behind the scenes of AMC’s The Walking Dead is getting almost as ugly as the bloody battles on the show itself. Back in 2011, original showrunner Frank Darabont was pushed out in the middle of production on the second season. Not long afterward, he sued AMC over the show’s profits. Now we’ve learned exactly how much he is seeking in damages: a jaw-dropping $280 million.  Read More »

netflix movie catalog

If you’ve ever logged into your parents’ HBO Go account, or let your girlfriend use your Netflix login, then you, my friend, may have committed a federal crime. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has ruled that it is illegal to use someone else’s password to access a service without the OK of the system’s owner (that’d be the company who provides the service, not the person paying for the subscription). Meaning, yes, we are all lawbreakers now.  Read More »

DJANGO UNCHAINED

Now that the police unions have abandoned their bizarre, supervillain-esque plot to take down Quentin Tarantino, it’s someone else’s turn to put a metaphorical target on his back. Just his new film The Hateful Eight rolls into theaters, Tarantino is getting sued over his last movie, Django Unchained, by two screenwriters who claim he ripped off their own original screenplay. More about the Django Unchained lawsuit after the jump.  Read More »

Google Patents Social Media Spoiler Software

google spoilers software

There are few things more frustrating than the speed with which the Internet posts spoilers. The second a character dies on TV, there are hundreds of online articles about it, and thousands of tweets. If there’s a surprise in a movie? Good luck holding that for the opening. The second something is seen, avoiding the spoiler is like navigating a mine field. Your Twitter, Facebook, and daily conversations all become potential places to be spoiled.

Now, in their continuing bid for world domination, Google has created a software to protect you from that. It learns what shows, books and movies you watch and then will blur out social media spoilers until you are ready to read them. Find out more about the Google spoiler software below. Read More »

Avengers Age of Ultron Miracles

Marvel played it super cool when a bootleg copy of the first Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer hit online. The official Twitter page joked about HYDRA being responsible for the leak, and hours later the official version was up, days ahead of schedule. They even released a new version the following week on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, which was where the initial version was supposed to premiere. Classy all around.

But, behind the scenes, they’re out for blood. A new report says they’re seeking legal action against the person or persons who first leaked the trailer, which quickly went viral and became the #1 trend on Twitter. Below, read more about the search. Additionally, see how the How It Should Have Ended crew think the trailer should have ended. Read More »