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2014-10-06 08:25:41

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE:IMAX; TSX:IMX), Sony Pictures Entertainment and QED International today announced that Fury, the World War II action drama from director David Ayer (End of Watch) that stars Brad Pitt, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX(®) format and released into IMAX(® )theatres in select international territories starting Oct. 16. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO Fury, which...

redbox
2014-10-06 04:38:05

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online Redbox Instant, a streaming video service launched in March 2013 and jointly operated by the DVD rental kiosk firm’s parent company Outerwall Inc. and Verizon Communications will be permanently shut down on Tuesday, the two companies announced in a statement Saturday. According to the announcement, Redbox Instant will cease operations at 11:59 p.m. Pacific time on October 7, and that information on applicable refunds would be...

2014-10-05 16:20:49

-Only Rentrak Provides the Official Global Movie Results- LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Rentrak (NASDAQ: RENT), the leader in precisely measuring movies and TV everywhere, today announced the official worldwide weekend box office estimates for the weekend of Oct. 5, 2014, as compiled by the company's theatrical measurement services. As the trusted official standard for real-time worldwide box office reporting, Rentrak provides the only theater-level reporting in the...

2014-10-03 16:23:34

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- OC3 Entertainment, the leader in audio-based facial animation technology, announces the much anticipated launch of FaceFX® 2015, a suite of tools for creating highly realistic lip-synchronization and facial animation data for immersive character-driven 3D games and simulations. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20141003/150165 Facial animation has always presented a difficult challenge for game developers. Animating a 3D...

2014-10-02 12:26:39

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Relativity Media ("Relativity") today announced that the company's CEO and Chairman, Ryan Kavanaugh, and its Board of Directors have elected Steven Mnuchin as Co-Chairman of the Relativity board. Relativity also announced a realignment of its capital ownership structure. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141002/149965 Mnuchin, Kavanaugh, and a small group of investors (through Dune Capital Partners IV LLC) have agreed to...

2014-10-02 08:26:03

SANTA MONICA, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Lionsgate's (NYSE: LGF) Summit Entertainment label today announced the stylized assassin film John Wick, starring Keanu Reeves, will be digitally re-mastered into the immersive IMAX® format and released in domestic IMAX® theatres starting Oct. 24. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20111107/MM01969LOGO Directed by Chad Stahelski and David Leitch, both of whom worked with Reeves as stunt...

2014-10-02 08:24:59

Toys"R"Us Stores Nationwide Offer an All-New Assortment of Toys Based on Kid-Favorite Nickelodeon TV Series, an Interactive 'Turtles in Training' Sweepstakes and More WAYNE, N.J., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Toys"R"Us(®) has announced that it will offer a wide range of toys and accessories, including exclusive action figures and playsets, vehicles, role play items and more, based on the highly anticipated third season of the Nickelodeon television series, Teenage Mutant Ninja...

2014-10-02 08:24:54

SHERMAN OAKS, Calif., Oct. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The newly published handbook created by the prestigious Visual Effects Society (VES) and described as the "definitive industry Bible for VFX" was co-edited by Susan Zwerman, an award-winning visual effects (VFX) producer who helped start Exceptional Minds in 2011 as one of the first schools to train young men and women on the spectrum for opportunities in the visual effects and other digital arts fields. Photo -...

2014-10-01 23:07:53

Award Ceremony Is Among SMPTE Initiatives Supporting and Recognizing Student Education and Participation in Motion-Imaging Field Los Angeles and New York (PRWEB) October 01, 2014 The Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers® (SMPTE®), the worldwide leader in motion-imaging standards and education for the communications, media, entertainment, and technology industries, today announced that the Society’s 2014 Louis F. Wolf Jr. Memorial Scholarship will be presented...

2014-10-01 16:24:46

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IMAX Corporation (NYSE: IMAX; TSX: IMX) and Fox Star Studios, a joint company between 20th Century Fox and STAR, today announced that the action thriller Bang Bang! will be digitally re-mastered in the immersive IMAX format and released in IMAX(®) theatres across India and select global locations starting Oct. 2. The film, which Fox Star Studios will distribute and market worldwide, marks the second Indian local-language production to be...


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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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