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My Dad’s a Tech Billionaire and All I Got Were the Rights to the Lousy Terminator Franchise

Megan Ellison (Photo: IMDB)

What’d you get for the holidays? Maybe some nice new video games? Perhaps your parents heard you talking about “personal betterment via technology” and got you a Nike Fuel Band?

Whatever you received, it was certainly not as good as what Oracle founder Larry Ellison gifted his children last year: daughter Megan Ellison used some of his money to win a bidding war for the rights to the Terminator franchise, with agreements from Justin Lin to direct and Arnold Schwarzenegger to star in it. Read More

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Guy Who Made 4chan the Villain of His Slasher Film Shocked by 4chan Backlash

Mr. Gallagher (Photo: IMDB)

Michael Gallagher just wanted to tap into the zeitgeist.

The 23-year-old filmmaker–known for his popular YouTube series, Totally Sketchis about to release his first full-length feature film, a low budge horror flick called SmileyBut what should amount to buzzy excitement leading up to the film’s launch has been eclipsed by personal attacks on Mr. Gallagher made by notorious message board 4chan and hacktivist collective Anonymous.

The reason? Mr. Gallagher painted both 4chan and Anonymous as the villains of Smiley. Obviously, this didn’t sit well with either group. Read More