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2014-06-16 08:25:02

NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced that its Board of Directors has authorized the repurchase of up to $150 million of its common shares. The decision reflects the Company's strong financial position, its positive outlook on its future cash position, and its focus on returning value to shareholders. The share repurchase program has a 3 year expiration date. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO The...

2014-06-16 08:24:52

Leading Laser Light Source Provider Selected as Exclusive Supplier of Lasers for IMAX's Laser Projection Systems NEW YORK, June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) today announced an agreement for Necsel to be the exclusive worldwide provider of specified lasers for IMAX's laser projection systems. IMAX's laser projection technology will enable exhibitors to deliver a wide array of digital content - including documentaries and blockbuster films - and...

2014-06-16 00:20:42

Appointed International Distribution Partner by China Film Promotion International to Distribute Chinese Films Overseas; BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. and SHANGHAI, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media ("Relativity"), a next-generation media company, today announced at the Shanghai International Film Festival that it has been appointed as the strategic international distribution partner for Chinese language films licensed by China Film Promotion International ("CFPI"), a state-owned...

2014-06-15 16:20:14

--Only Rentrak Provides the Global Standard in Box Office Reporting-- LOS ANGELES, June 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak Corporation (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of June 15, 2014 as compiled by the company's Box Office Essentials(TM) and International Box Office Essentials(TM) theatrical measurement services. As the trusted standard for all studio box office...

2014-06-13 23:02:48

Ticket Down cuts ticket prices across the board for Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York City. Add promo/coupon code ALADDIN-2014 for added savings. New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Ticket Down is a reliable source for cheap tickets to Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre in New York. In 1992, Walt Disney Pictures released an animated musical fantasy movie called Aladdin. The movie has a relatively small budget of $28 million and became one of the biggest movies in their...

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...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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