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New season, new Doctor, new show runner, new companions... lots of change this year. How'd it turn out? (as with the reviews of previous years, I'm going to try toReview: Doctor Who 2010

Well, what do you know? The first trailer for X-Men 3 actually looks good! I was really worried with all the rumors I'd been hearing. Now I'm looking forward toX-3 trailer up

The coolest thing about The Illusionist is that every trick he does is something that can be performed practically. The movie does use a little CGI because of production constraintsReview: The Illusionist

Over Memorial Day weekend, my wife and I foisted my 2 kids on my parents and ran for the hills, totally taking advantage of my parents' generosity to spend 6Double Review: Narnian royalty return to take down Indiana Jones

(Yeah, I know I'm months behind 90% of the free world in seeing this one...) Okay, obviously from the trailers the special effects on this movie were going to be top-notch.Review: Transformers

From Elliott Masie's Learning TRENDS newsletter comes news of a new tool to help doctors and nurses. Projected Vein Locations: This weekend I saw a fascinating new "performance support" system -VeinViewer

Tonight the girls and I were playing games like Simon Says, Follow the Leader, and Climb All Over Dad Until His Arms Fall Off. We had almost moved into HideWeeping Angels game

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

Here's something to keep in mind... If you're ever cooking a frozen dinner in the oven, don't reach in and pull it out without oven mitts on. The plastic container getsHot Tip!

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?

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Living in a house with 3 females has apparently done me in. I think I need to turn in my man card. Either that, or I have to stop watching moviesWhen did I become a girl?

Here are a few Science Fiction/Fantasy tidbits I picked up on the smoke-signal network recently. Like a ship wandering through the seas of Hollywood, it looked like Narnia sequel The VoyageSci-fi news roundup

U.S.S. Mariner » Bugs Bunny, greatest banned player ever This just blew me away. First of all, if you've never seen the referenced cartoon, you're missing one of the greatestFirst base: Bugs Bunny; Second Base: Bugs Bunny...

Back in 2004 we were awaiting the birth of our first daughter. I was also beginning to teach myself how to write music around then. And I did a lot"This Child" isn't who you think

Return to MidMo and other short subjects

My second guest shot on the Midnight Movie Club was posted this week, reviewing the film “Return To Me” (with a stellar cast led by David Duchovny and Minnie Driver – in the movie, not the podcast). If the stats are accurate, many of you missed this film when it came out in 2000 (though the odds are apparently better if you were in an airplane around then). That’s a shame because it’s a great . . . → Read More: Return to MidMo and other short subjects

More recent sci-fi updates

Well, my last sci-fi news post was a bit late, but all this news is at least recent-ish.

First off, two bits of Battlestar Galactica related stories:

The Sci-Fi channel has apparently officially given the green light to BSG spin-off “Caprica” with a 2010 kickoff.

The series, which will focus on the the Earthlike planet of Caprica as two rival families deal with, among other topical issues, the broader implications of their society’s emerging . . . → Read More: More recent sci-fi updates

TV updates: 24 and Smallville (w/spoilers)

The networks released their schedules for next year this week. No surprise: Smallville and 24 are both reappearing in the schedules. However, there has been surprising news/rumors about both shows…

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Jack is back, and as an appeasement from the long wait since last season, we get a 2-hour movie on November 23rd:

24 is also scheduled to return full time in January of 2009. (A spoiler is below.) However, to reward fans who have . . . → Read More: TV updates: 24 and Smallville (w/spoilers)

Smallville, Dr. Who, and Torchwood facts and rumors

Smallville will be back for an eighth season next year! But without Lex, and without Lana. Michael Rosenbaum and Kristen Kreuk are calling it quits after this year. Apparently they’re both open for guest spots next year, but that’s it. I’m okay with Lana leaving. I think they’ve milked that character for all it’s worth at this point. Dropping Lex, however, is a potential death knell for viewership. The interplay between Lex and Clark, and . . . → Read More: Smallville, Dr. Who, and Torchwood facts and rumors

Review: Cheaper by the Dozen 2

I enjoyed the original Cheaper by the Dozen. [tag]Steve Martin[/tag] is one of my favorite comedic actors, and [tag]Bonnie Hunt[/tag] combines sweet and funny better than almost anyone. Adding [tag]Eugene Levy[/tag], another hilarious actor (given the right role), to the mix should have upped the ante and made it funnier, but it really didn’t.

Dozen 2 was sweet, funny at times, and a nice family movie. It was also rather bland, predictable, and formulaic. There . . . → Read More: Review: Cheaper by the Dozen 2