Quick Takes 5/18/07

  • Seems some young Hollywood execs are networking and brainstorming using the voice-chat features of Xbox Live. Not sure what to with that.
  • 20th Century Fox will drop Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer early, beginning with midnight screenings on June 15th.
  • Variety and AMC have teamed to create a site devoted to film festivals.
  • A simple card you insert in your DVR could bring premium cable programming to your home without renting a set-top box.
  • Hasbro is hoping for more windfalls from the Lucasfilm empire as it reups its licensing agreements.
  • Richard Schickel at Time is asking why Bug, which he thinks is haunting and well-made, is being dumped into theaters the same weekend as Pirates of the Caribbean.
  • Check out some of the Transformers remote-controlled cars being produced for Radio Shack.