‘Pandy’ Launch Seals Canada-China Deal for Arcana and Yisang

Canadian comics firm Arcana Studios has struck a strategic alliance with China’s Yisang Media and its offshoot Los Angeles-Beijing Studios. The relationship kicks off with production of animated feature “Pandy.” The story features pandas and aliens and echoes “Cowboys and Aliens,” which was previously overseen by Arcana CEO Sean Patrick O’Reilly. Start of production on… Read more »

Roger Ailes May Be Done but the Debate Has Just Begun

If the Murdochs were hoping the removal of Roger Ailes from Fox News was going to bring to an end the controversy that has enveloped the organization, they were sorely mistaken. Days after the the CEO’s golden parachute began making its $40 million descent to the curb outside his company’s Manhattan headquarters, yet another revelation… Read more »

The Behind the Scenes Pic of the Day – From the Making of The Incredible Hulk TV Show!

Lou Ferrigno turns into everybody’s favorite mean green smashin’ machine in today’s Behind the Scenes image!

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Ahoy, squirts! Quint here. As Comic-Con weekend wraps up, I got one more superhero themed BTS pic for ya’. Yesterday was TV’s Batman and today is TV’s Hulk.
Below you’ll find Lou Ferrigno getting his green face put on by makeup artist Norman T. Leavitt during the making of the ’70s Incredible Hulk TV show. Ferrigno doesn’t appear all that thrilled by the process, but actors rarely are.
Many thanks to my friends over at the Practical Effects Group for sharing this image!

While Comic-Con is over, tomorrow’s pic will still carry the geek torch by bringing some big trouble to your computer/mobile screens. See ya’ then!
-Eric Vespe”Quint” quint@aintitcool.com Follow Me On Twitter

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China Box Office: Jackie Chan’s ‘Skiptrace’ Leaps to $60 Million Opening

Jackie Chan’s comedy action film “Skiptrace” jumped to a $60 million four day opening in China, where it bounced far ahead of fellow openers and holdovers alike. The film released on Thursday (July 21) and charged off to a $14.7 million opening day. Over the Friday to Sunday period it took a further $44.0 million,… Read more »

Kentucky Moviegoer Arrested For Pulling Gun After Kid Kicked His Seat

Police in Paducah, KY, say they’ll seek charges against an Illinois man who pulled a gun at a Cinemark theater on Saturday when a fight broke out after a child kicked the back of the man’s seat.
According to the Paducah Police Department’s Facebook page, officers were called to the theater at 11:50 AM Saturday after a fight between two adult men ended with a gun drawn. No word on what movie was playing.
Police say a man and his son “were sitting behind another man, and…

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CNN Benches Donna Brazile As She Takes Top DNC Role; Wikileaks Says Email “Implicated” Her In Scandal

CNN has parted ways with political commentator Donna Brazile — at least for now — in the wake of her taking the DNC reins from Debbie Wasserman Smith. “With news of Donna Brazile stepping in as interim chair for the Democratic National Committee,” the network said, “CNN and Brazile have mutually agreed to temporarily suspend her contract as a contributor for the network effective immediately. As a valued voice and commentator, CNN will revisit the contract once Brazile…

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’24: Legacy’ Producers Talk Potential ‘Intersection’ with Jack Bauer

“24: Legacy” is no reboot, the show’s executive producers insist, and while they’re currently focused on telling a new story with Corey Hawkins’ Eric Carter, they’re not ruling out the possibility of revisiting Jack Bauer or other old favorites in the course of the new series. “This is an expansion of the ’24’ universe, not… Read more »

Copernicus on the science of STAR TREK BEYOND

AICN’s resident astrophysicist reviews STAR TREK BEYOND and gives his thoughts on the science in the film.

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Hey everybody, Copernicus here!  Long time readers of the site know I’m an astrophysicist in real life, and sometimes I play one on TV.  I’m also science consultant for books and movies, and I occasionally chime in on the science in movies here on this site.  
Star Trek is one of my favorite things to write about!  I’ve previously written about WRATH OF KHAN, the STAR TREK movie in 2009, gotten into disputes with one of the writers both in person and here in the Talkbacks, and written about INTO DARKNESS.  I’ve even given talks about what alien life might be like using Star Trek as a theme.
From time to time I even make videos about the science in movies, like I did with Science vs. Cinema: THE MARTIAN.  The reason we haven’t made any more of those lately actually has to do with Star Trek!  My producing partner, James Darling, hasn’t had time to work on SvC because he is working to get a biopic made about Gene Roddenberry and the early days of Star Trek!  That project is called THE PILOT, and you can see some of the early work on it here.
So here I’m just writing about the science of STAR TREK BEYOND.  The first part of the article is my review of the film, and the second is the science.  

STAR TREK BEYOND is a good, not great movie.  It never reaches the heights of any great STAR TREK film — STAR TREK II, IV, VI. 

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‘Legend of Tarzan’ Tops Foreign Box Office With $44.7 Million

“The Legend of Tarzan” swung to the top of foreign box office charts over the weekend, propelled by a solid opening in China. The adventure epic led competitors with $44.7 million from 17,500 screens in 61 markets. The big contributor was the Middle Kingdom, where “The Legend of Tarzan” picked up $27.1 million in its… Read more »