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I'm pretty impressed with the CommonCraft videos. They've found a way to make YouTube a marketing and profit center for themselves, and a lot of their work is in theTips from CommonCraft

If you're not a parent or don't want to talk about the logistics of sickness, move along... nothing to see here. You've been warned. So after Thanksgiving dinner was over and weNot for the queasy - where to get sick

Aquaman has been the butt of jokes for as long as I can remember. He was never one of my favorite superheroes, but ever since I saw the character portrayedReview: Aquaman (Mercy Reef)

Easy Meal Prep Association and Meal Assembly Directory I'm looking for ways to live cheaper. I got a tip in the comments of another blog to check out a Meal PreparatoryIs a meal preparation service a good deal?

SCI FI Wire | The News Service of the SCI FI Channel Looks like Heroes will air with a 2-hour, limited commercials pilot on Sept. 25th. Thereafter it will be onHeroes: Launch date

[caption id="attachment_893" align="alignright" width="253" caption="It's funnier when you hear the song."][/caption] Aquaman. Of all the Justice League characters, he is perhaps the most ignored. The most ridiculed. To be fair, he talks toAquaman: Lover, Fighter, or just all wet?

“Justice League of America” Moves Forward - Slice of Scifi I'm sorry. I just can't picture this movie being made well any time in the next 5 years. As I said in“Justice League of America” Moves Forward - Slice of Scifi

In my last post, I mentioned a definition of e-Learning I wrote a few years ago. For the record, this is what I said: How do you define e-learning? What areDefining e-Learning

Okay, that's a bit extreme, but sometimes it felt like Comcast stole my vacation, at least. This is also the story of my absence from this blog over the lastThe year Comcast stole Christmas

I'm trying out a new theme. There are definitely pieces of it I really like, but it's a radical change from what I'm used to. The biggest thing that mightYour opinion: new theme?

Creating Passionate Users Risk aversion can take a good idea and make it useless. And risk aversion is rampant in corporations. That's one of the points in Kathy's post. It's aRisk aversion can hurt you

Murder in the First, based on a true story, tells the tale of Henry Young (Kevin Bacon) and his attorney (Christian Slater) as they expose the brutality of the AlcatrazReview: Murder in the First

I mentioned this a while back, but this guy decided to use the power of the internet to break Star Wars up into 15 second segments and have people submitStar Wars, like you've never seen it before

Vanguard − The "Dilbert" guide to personal finance This list from Scott Adams, the creator of Dilbert, is about 2 years old, but I just saw it for the first time,Personal Finance advice from "Dilbert"

I don't talk much about the technical side of having a blog, but though it might look technical, this is really about the business side of blogging. One of the thingsSo long, BlogGlue

Radioactive Spider Blood – Tuesday TubeWatch

Other heroes may be dark, brooding and intelligent, or invincible super-nice guys, but no one is as fun to watch as Spider-Man. More than most other super-heroes, he seems like a regular (if really intelligent) guy who is trying to juggle two lives without losing his sense of humor. I can relate to him better than any other super-hero I can think of at the moment.

That relatability has a lot to do with the . . . → Read More: Radioactive Spider Blood – Tuesday TubeWatch

Review: Green Lantern: First Flight

Green Lantern – First Flight

With characters that have as huge of an existing storyline as Green Lantern, it’d be easy for a movie like Green Lantern: First Flight to get lost in trying to add in all the cool stuff and cameos that could be covered. That isn’t the case here. This is a lean movie. At 70 minutes, you could actually argue that it’s too lean. But I still liked it.

Everything . . . → Read More: Review: Green Lantern: First Flight

Wolverine movie trailer

I don’t know a whole lot about Wolverine’s origins other than what is in the X-Men movies. For some reason I never read the comics versions. I’m pretty excited to see this. Plus, it’s got Gambit. I know some people don’t like him, but he was one of my favorite X-Men from the TV cartoons.

Not sure how that helicopter thing is going to work out… that looks a bit cheesy in the trailer, . . . → Read More: Wolverine movie trailer

Hitman Monkey

Easily the funniest of these kinds of things I’ve run across…

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There needs to be a Hitman Monkey comic book. A depressed monkey running around whacking people… what’s funnier than that?!

“Hitman Monkey: No Funny Business”

Oh, man… that would have been an awesome background character in a Tick episode. He could have been in the background in every scene quietly taking out the “extras”.

. . . → Read More: Hitman Monkey

Animated Star Wars – gettin’ ready to rock

Slice of Scifi – Science Fiction TV & Movie News, Interviews & more » Animated Star Wars Moving Along

The animated Star Wars series is on track. Some tidbits from Ron Coleman, animation supervisor for Industrial Light & Magic:

Fifteen episodes are currently in various stages of production One episode is fully completed and two more are nearly done How do they look? “They’re looking fabulous, they’re looking great….,” stated Coleman. “Our stuff is incredible . . . → Read More: Animated Star Wars – gettin’ ready to rock

Follow-up review: The Prince of Egypt trailer

On further reflection there is one more thing I want to say about The Prince Of Egypt. The second trailer (included on the DVD) paints the film as a “triumph of the power of the human spirit”. In other words, they’re saying this movie shows how humans can do amazing things when they put their minds to it.

That’s just wrong.

Don’t get me wrong, here… I fully believe that humans can do amazing things . . . → Read More: Follow-up review: The Prince of Egypt trailer

Review: The Prince of Egypt

It’s hard to do better than the Bible for your source material, so this movie had an edge already. In some ways it lived up to (and exceeded) expectations; in others, it left me slightly disappointed, but overall it was an excellent film.

For those who may not know, the story is set in Egypt during the reigns of Seti (the first, I think), and his son Rameses. (If you somehow don’t already know the . . . → Read More: Review: The Prince of Egypt

Review: Ultimate Avengers

I was really hoping this movie would be better than it was. Alas, it wasn’t.

After a promising beginning, dealing with the “death” of Captain America, and setting up some multi-decade intrigue, the movie’s plot devolved into nothing more than, “here’s a character, here’s his/her power, he/she isn’t a team player, now everybody get together and fight something.”

They did attempt a small bit of character development, especially with Captain America and Bruce Banner/Hulk, but . . . → Read More: Review: Ultimate Avengers

Review: Superman: Max Fleisher cartoon shorts

In 1941 and 1942, Superman showed up in some great Max Fleisher cartoons. I just picked up a Volume 1 DVD at the Dollar Store and it was a bargain.

These old cartoons are great. In some ways I thought they were superior to our current cartoons. Certainly the lighting and shading of these classics are more dramatic and cinematic. The characters also look more like real humans than today’s typical animations. They even take . . . → Read More: Review: Superman: Max Fleisher cartoon shorts

Review: Justice League

(Originally posted Jul 31, 2005 on my older blog)

I’ve been watching Justice League and Justice League Unlimited lately. This is good stuff.

Mike got me hooked. I’d caught it while flipping channels from time to time, but never really followed it well, and certainly never knew the episode order. Now I’ve seen all four seasons in order and … wow.

This Justice League is way beyond any previous incarnation. (Actually I suppose I . . . → Read More: Review: Justice League