Peter Kafka

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Comcast Won't Get NBC U in Time for Christmas, or New Year's Either

Comcast won’t be able to wrap its deal with GE for NBC Universal this month, both companies announced today. Instead, they’re shooting for a January close, when they hope to get final approval from Washington. Given that this one stretches back to the fall of 2009, it’s hard to argue that a few weeks of extra legal bills will matter that much.


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Nobody was excited about paying top dollar for a movie about WikiLeaks. A film about the origins of Pets.com would have done better.

— Gitesh Pandya of BoxOfficeGuru.com comments on the dreadful opening weekend box office numbers for “The Fifth Estate.”