China big-budget fantasy epic pulled after box office flop

China big-budget fantasy epic pulled after box office flop

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) – A Chinese blockbuster hopeful backed by Alibaba Pictures Group and with a reported budget of over $ 100 million, was abruptly pulled from cinemas after a lackluster opening weekend at the box office. The move highlights the challenges facing China as it seeks to promote home-grown productions to rival imported Hollywood films. […]

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started

The epic hunt for the place on Earth where life started

Darwin’s warm little pond, the deep ocean and icy shores – all have been suggested as the birthplace of life. Now one location could have it all By Penny Sarchet NEARLY 4 billion years ago, the first life appeared on our planet. It would have looked unlike any life as we know it today, more […]

Pilot, Thinker, Soldier, Spy: The Epic “Timeless” Season Finale Twofer

Pilot, Thinker, Soldier, Spy: The Epic “Timeless” Season Finale Twofer

Well, another season of Timeless has ended with a bang. Some predictable twists, some less so. As always, these writeups contain not just history but major plot spoilers, so read with caution. The last two episodes of the season take us to Civil War-era South Carolina and San Francisco’s Chinatown, circa 1888. As they aired […]