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Get To Know Your Extinct Ancestors

Posted by on Tuesday, 30 November, 2010

 – A new film is being released in London today, November 30th, but it’s not your standard run-of-the-mill entertainment. Rather, it’s an interactive movie that provides audience members with a chance to participate, and learn about evolution at the same time.

The film is titled ‘Who do you think you really are?’ and is being presented at London’s Natural History Museum in the Attenborough Studio. It is being characterized as an augmented reality spectacle and actually utilizes interactive touchpads given to each audience member.

Presented by David Attenborough, gives the audience a chance to watch virtual dinosaurs wander the floor in front of them, and provides a unique look into our physiological attributes shared with other animals and our common ancestors.

Much of the information in the film is derived directly from the museum’s collections and it’s scientists, so the material is informative and fact based, rather than a sci-fi spectacle for entertainment purposes only.

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Box Office Numbers For Thanksgiving Weekend Just Released

Posted by on Sunday, 28 November, 2010

– The numbers show that many people in the U.S. found time to go to theaters this past Thanksgiving weekend.  According to Box Office Mojo, ‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1’ was the top grossing film for the Thanksgiving weekend. The film topped more than $50.3 million in it’s second weekend of release.

Following closely on ‘Harry’s’ heels was ‘Tangled’ with $49.1 million for it’s opening weekend. ‘Megamind’ was a distant third at $12.9 million in it’s fourth week and the debut of the musical ‘Burlesque’ with Cher and Christina Aguilera brought in $11.8 million to put it in fourth place.

Rounding out the top ten for the holiday weekend were ‘Unstoppable’ with $11.8 million in fifth place, ‘Love and Other Drugs’ in sixth place with $9.9 million, ‘Faster’ in seventh place with $8.7 million, ‘Due Date’ in eighth place with $7.3 million, and ‘The Next Three Days’ in ninth place with $4.8 million. ‘Morning Glory’ was in tenth place with approximately $4 million.

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