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The Learning Circuits Blog: Homeschooling and the Creative Class Hm... Until a few years ago, I didn't know much about homeschooling. Then I met my wife. Her brother and sister wereHomeschooling and education

Every once in a while people post interesting stuff on Facebook, instead of just the inane time-sucking games and narcissism that usually goes on there. Speaking of narcissism, here's a pictureFound on Facebook - episode 2

First of all, I have to say how shocked I am that I'm mentioning this before Lee. Somebody must have him locked in a very nasty dungeon. Good luck withIron Man 2 trailer released

Superman is back. Lex Luthor is back, too. It's really good. But is it a triumph? First, a little explanation: This movie is a sequel/restart. Back in the seventies and eighties, Christopher Reeve (whoReview: Superman Returns

The last couple of nights I've been catching up on the new A&E show, "Teach: Tony Danza." "Teach" was filmed in Northeast High School in Philadelphia, not far from whereTeach

Two years ago we caught my then 2-year old daughter slathering herself (and the rug, and the covers, and the bed) with Desitin cream. My resulting distress was recorded inWhat is it with this kid?

Silverado is one of my favorite westerns. It's fun, exciting, has a good story, and features at least seven of my favorite big name actors (Kevin Kline, Scott Glenn, DannyReview: Silverado

GateWorld - SCI FI confirms Atlantis cancellation, TV movie Stargate: Atlantis has been cancelled. The show will run through its 100th episode in January 2009 and end on a cliffhanger, whichStargate to die a slow, painful death

Yep, it's a chick flick. And a period drama. The last movie I watched that combined those elements was Vanity Fair, which just about killed me to watch, so IReview: Sense and Sensibility

...there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God, and saying... Glory to God - Merry Christmas to everyone! (I've sung Handel's Messiah a few times,And suddenly...

No, I haven't read the entire series in the last 12 hours. I have, however, read an excellent article that explains how much of my disappointment in the finale ofReview Addendum: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, pt 2 - book comparison

Oh, great... another cause to spend our research money on. Duke Nukem Disease: Come Get Some! - Tuesday TubeWatch

This is pretty old, but then the subject is even older! It's a fun look at the (mostly) 80s video games. How many video games can you identify? ThereJump through classic video games

A couple years back, I ran across this Star Wars fan film. It's still one of my favorites. The coolest thing about it is that it's a completely original story,Tuesday TubeWatch: Free lightsabers in the real world

Okay, yeah, the day's almost over, but you know how it is... things got away from me. The dog ate my homework. And then he did this: So there you haveBetter late than never (maybe): Tuesday TubeWatch

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