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The Creator of Avengers: Infinity War Villain Thanos Hates Marvel Comics’ Guts

“I’m not an angry person, which you can probably hear from just me talking to you,” Jim Starlin tells me over the phone. Then he sighs. “But Marvel …

Avengers: Infinity War is the second most expensive film ever made

Avengers: Infinity War could be one of the most expensive films ever made, a new report suggests.<p>The superhero film, which ties together plot-lines from 10 years of Marvel blockbusters, has cost an estimated $300 million, the Wall Street Journal reports.<p>That matches the cost of last year's DC film …

What Was Zack Snyder's FULL Knightmare Plan?

Zack Snyder’s vision for the unofficially titled DC Extended Universe (DCEU) was cut short with <b>Justice League</b>. Although the film’s cast and crew …

Disneyflix Is Coming. And Netflix Should Be Scared.

Will Disney destroy the movie theater?<p>No company has been more responsible for shaping the modern entertainment landscape than Walt Disney. In 1937, with <i>Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs</i>, its first feature film, Disney invented the family blockbuster. In 1954, with <i>Disneyland</i>, an anthology series …

Watch: The TED Talk that people at TED were talking about

“I can’t call these things social networks anymore — I call them behavior modification empires.”<p>This year’s TED conference — this past week in Vancouver — kicked off with a series of talks lamenting the state of society, from sexual harassment to school shootings.<p>The talk from the bunch that seemed …

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Every Automotive Emblem, Explained

It’s nice to believe that cars are purely about performance — that what matters is track times and vehicle specs, not superfluous details like the …

Star Trek: Discovery's Version of the Enterprise Had to Be Modified for Legal Reasons

The finale of <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i> gave us a short glimpse at the most legendary ship in the entire Starfleet: the Enterprise, ten years before the …

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This Real-Life Batman Suit With 23 Functioning Gadgets Set A World Record

Holy gadgets, Batman! A cosplay fanatic from Galway, Ireland, has just achieved two childhood dreams in one: set a Guinness World Record and be a …

Casting roundup: Aquaman indoctrinates Randall Park; Luke Cage deputizes Antonique Smith

There's a theme to this latest round of casting news, and it involves two big superhero projects each adding a new face to the mix.<p>First up, is DC's</i> …

Editing RAW Images on an iPad

<b>Q.</b> <i>Can I edit RAW image files from my D.S.L.R. on an iPad Pro? If so, is it possible to save the edited images back to the computer later so I don’t have to take a laptop with me on my trip?</i><p><b>A.</b> If your camera uses a RAW format supported by Apple’s iOS system on the iPad and you have a photo-editing …

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Filmmakers and Producers Call Netflix’s Cannes Split ‘A Complete Shame’ — Exclusive

Directors and producers who have had relationships with both Netflix and Cannes shared their thoughts on the ongoing divide between the …

Apparently, Marvel's Deadpool Comics Can't Use His Movie Suit (For Now)

Deadpool may be a master of breaking the fourth wall, but not even he can get around some muddled rights issues. At least, according to one Marvel …

Fights With Tights: 15 Actors Who Were Super Uncomfortable In Their Superhero Suits

There’s a reason legions of comic book fans come out to the movies to see their beloved heroes on the big screen, as opposed to staying in and …

All of the Latest Filmmaking Tools From NAB 2018

The newest filmmaking tools are on display at NAB 2018 and we've covered them all for you right here:Hit play on our video playlist of coverage …

How to Optimize a Website for Lead Generation

Every business needs a polished website to expand in today’s ultra-competitive market. However, many websites fail to accomplish their primary goal: …

Typefaces Used In Some Of The World’s Most Recognized Logo Designs

Image by Emanuele Abrate and featured with permission<br>It’s inherent for designers to look at a logo and take in more than what’s shown at face value. …

'Black Panther' Box Office Triumph Puts Disney In A Tricky Spot

There aren’t a lot of records left for <i>Black Panther</i> to break at this juncture. It’ll climb further up the inflation-adjusted domestic earners list, with a total over $687 million putting it in 30th place and above the adjusted cumes of <i>The Dark Knight</i> and <i>Thunderball</i>. It will also make its way up the …

Fstoppers Reviews the Ultra-Portable Western Digital My Passport SSD

Western Digital’s 1 TB My Passport SSD is the latest in a line of ultra-compact, portable solid-state drives that have come out over the last few …

Cash in at scale on the esports explosion (VB Live)

<b>Globally, esports events are racking up huge numbers of fanatic fans who pay big bucks for their content — and any game streaming or esports content company can reproduce this success. Join this VB Live event to learn more about effectively engage and monetize a global audience at scale with the</b> …

7 creative ways to use influencer marketing in enterprise AI

The market for AI is so overhyped, virtually anybody looking for a fast buck can repackage an old abacus and sell it as a “machine learning” platform. Misinformed people buy the idea and the mounting frustration makes it extremely difficult for legitimate AI companies to get their message heard …

Spike Lee's BlacKkKlansman sets summer release date

Spike Lee will be back on the big screen this summer.<p>Focus Features announced Monday that <i>BlacKkKlansman</i>, the director’s provocative new film about an …

Samuel L Jackson does not think that Black Panther will change anything for black actors in Hollywood

<b>Samuel L. Jackson doubts the success of box office hit Black Panther will lead to long-term changes in Hollywood for black actors.</b><p>The latest Marvel …

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Box Office: 'Black Panther' Falls Below $1 Million On Its 53rd Day In Theaters

Yesterday, on its 53rd day of release, Walt Disney’s <i>Black Panther</i> dipped below $1 million per day. The film grossed around $642,000 on Monday, bringing its domestic total up to $666.2m. Under normal circumstances, it would have dipped last week, on its 46th day of release, but the Spring Break …

JOE ILLIDGE Becomes VALIANT's Executive Editor

And leaves Lion Forge after help co-found CATALYST PRIME.

Another Take on The Hollywood Reporter Piece on Stan Lee’s Situation #StandByStan

Entertainment website <i>The Hollywood Reporter</i> has posted a round-up of the current plight of comic book legend <b>Stan Lee</b> with some detail that had not …

An Open Letter from Neal Adams Regarding Stan Lee #StandByStan

<i>Legendary comic book creator Neal Adams has written this open letter regarding fellow legendary comic book creator Stan Lee and his current</i> …

Mark Waid Speaks Out About the Treatment of Stan Lee

After an article about the state of <b>Stan Lee</b>, with claims of elder abuse, and follow ups by various sites, it’s very clear that someone needs to step …

Artist creates a mesmerizing animation using Google Earth satellite images

Snooping around on Google Earth can give you a unique perspective of the world around you, but the images are static so clicking is a slow …

Google Earth

Copyrights Will Expire for 28 Silent Films By Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, Buster Keaton, and More

This January, the largest collection of art since 1998 will become public domain.<p>Films by Charlie Chaplin, Cecil B. DeMille, and Buster Keaton are …

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