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2014-06-13 23:02:26

The Science Museum of Virginia hosts the Summer Science Family Fun event to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Monsters on Saturday, June 21, from 9:30 am - 5 pm. Richmond, VA (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Join us at Summer Science Family Fun to celebrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Monsters on Saturday, June 21! Spot the legendary Bigfoot® #1– yes, the original Monster Truck – and grab a photo with this ferocious beast. What other monsters will be lurking around the...

2014-06-13 16:22:50

Award-winning Singer, Songwriter, Musician, Actress and Artist NEW YORK, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Grey announced that its Eighth Annual Legends of Music Seminar will feature Courtney Love, an iconic figure in music and pop culture. The seminar will take place at the 61st Cannes Lions International Festival of Creativity on Wednesday, June 18, 2014 at 1pm Cannes time in the Grand Audi Theatre at the Palais des Festivals. Courtney Love will be interviewed by Tor Myhren,...

2014-06-12 12:30:12

LOS ANGELES, June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX), Paramount Pictures, a division of Viacom, Inc. (NASDAQ: VIAB), and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures today announced that Brett Ratner's action epic, Hercules, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®) 3D format and released by Paramount Pictures and MGM in IMAX(®) theatres worldwide starting July 25. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO "Hercules deserves a platform...

2014-06-12 12:30:00

Writers of "Bridesmaids" to Script, Star and Produce CULVER CITY, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Tom Rothman's TriStar Productions has closed a preemptive deal for Kristen Wiig and Annie Mumolo's new comedy. Based on their original idea, the film is also intended as a directing debut for Wiig. Story details and title are being kept under wrap, but Wiig and Mumolo will write and star as best friends who find themselves in over their heads and out of their depths, which...

2014-06-12 08:24:49

Collaborates with Globosat and Elemental to Deliver Live 4K Satellite Broadcast to Sports Fans Across South America IRVINE, Calif., June 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights: -- Globosat live broadcast brings World Cup games in 4k resolution to Globosat's SPORTV channel -- Collaboration with Pay-TV operators in Brazil enables Ultra HD delivery to even wider audience -- Broadcom decoding delivers vivid live-action viewing with 60 frames-per-second...

2014-06-11 16:24:55

RALEIGH, N.C., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Critical Press announces three new titles to join its list in 2015. In April the Press will publish Shots in the Dark, the collected film criticism of novelist Jonathan Baumbach. Baumbach wrote for The Partisan Review (and other publications) in the Golden Age of film criticism of the 1970s. In addition to pieces touching on topics such as the New Hollywood and Pauline Kael, the book will include an autobiographical essay about...

2014-06-11 12:26:57

Contributing to the Downtown resurgence, historical site will bring the soul back to Las Vegas NEW YORK, June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- GCA Leisure, LLC announced today its plans to reintroduce the Moulin Rouge to Las Vegas, Nevada and restore the famed resort and casino to its glory, updated for the 21(st) century. As part of that process, the Moulin Rouge is open today for one day of gaming in support of its gaming license as required by Nevada law. When it opened in 1955, the...

2014-06-11 08:24:31

All New Episodes of the Emmy Award-Winning Series To Debut Worldwide On Netflix in 2016 NEW YORK and BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., June 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Scholastic Media announced today they will launch a new original TV series based on the groundbreaking and iconic TV show The Magic School Bus. The all-new CG animated series from Scholastic Media - The Magic School Bus 360 degrees - will be a dynamic reimagining of the show that revolutionized kids'...

2014-06-10 23:10:19

An unprecedented cache of experts share their wisdom at New Media Film Festival. 112 New Media Films/content from 25 countries. Los Angeles CA (PRWEB) June 10, 2014 Oscar Winner David Stump will be on the Who, What, Why & How Panel Wednesday, June 11th, 2014, at 11 AM for the 5th Annual New Media FilmFestival. David Stump A.S.C. has worked on numerous motion pictures as Director of Photography, Visual Effects Director of Photography, Visual Effects Supervisor, and as Stereographer....

2014-06-10 12:27:02

Dragon Riders Take Flight on the Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii(TM), Wii U(TM), 3DS(TM) and PlayStation® 3 SANTA ANA, Calif., June 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Little Orbit, a worldwide video game publisher, unveils the ultimate dragon racing experience with the release of How to Train Your Dragon 2 video games based on Friday's highly anticipated 3-D animated film from DreamWorks Animation. Developed by Torus Games, the game is now available on the Xbox 360®, Nintendo Wii(TM), Wii...


Latest Film Reference Libraries

Kraken
2013-09-16 08:51:29

The Kraken is a legendary sea monster that lives in the waters off Norway and Greenland. The legend itself may have originated from sightings of giant squid that can grow 40 - 50 feet in length. It was classified as a cephalopod and given the scientific name Microcosmus marinus by Carolus Linnaeus in 1735. In 1746 he called it Singulare monstrum meaning a unique monster. In 1752-1753 bishop of Bergen, Erik Pontoppidan, described the Kraken as sometimes being mistaken for an island and...

Issie
2013-09-06 09:50:14

Issie is a lake monster claimed to inhabit Lake Ikeda, on Kyushu Island in Japan. The name Issie was formed as an analogy to “Nessie”, the Loch Ness Monster. The legend comes from a myth that Issie was a white mare and had a foal. They lived on the shores of Lake Ikeda. When her foal was kidnapped by a samurai, she searched desperately to find it. In despair she jumped into the lake and was transformed into the lake monster. When she surfaces, the legend says she is searching for her...

Giant Anaconda
2013-08-12 13:07:11

The anaconda is a large snake found in South America and the green anaconda is considered to be one of the largest snakes in the world. The word anaconda may have derived from the Tamil word anaikondran, meaning elephant killer, or anaikkonda, meaning having killed an elephant. The word anaconda was first used in a 1768 description of a large snake found in Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and became a myth, the anaconda of Ceylon. An average size for the anaconda is about 20 feet and weighing 330...

Beast of Gevaudan
2013-08-04 06:59:16

The beast of Gevaudan is a man-eating wolf-like animal that resided in the Margeride Mountains of Gevaudan from 1764 to 1767. It was described as having remarkable teeth and long tail. Its fur was tinted white and emitted an unbearable odor. It was said that its victims were killed by the beast ripping at the throat. An estimated 210 attacks were documented; all were men that resulted in 113 deaths and 49 injuries with 98 of the victims partly eaten. Many of the attacks happened while...

800px-Subadult_Spinosaurus
2012-03-22 22:37:37

Spinosaurus, meaning “Spine lizard,” is a genus of theropod dinosaur from the lower Albian to lower Cenomanian stages of the Mid Cretaceous Period (112 to 97 million years ago). It lived in what is now North Africa. The type species is S. aegyptiacus. A potential second species, S. maroccanus, was discovered in Morocco. It was the first known dinosaur fossil from Egyptian remains discovered in 1912 and described by German paleontologist Ernst Stromer in 1915. The original remains were...

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Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.